Category Archives: Events

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, March 1st with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Ash Wednesday Eucharist 12 noon and 7p.m.

Family of Gethsemane Retreat

February 25 – 26 is the 35th annual retreat at Camp Chrysalis (near Kerrville, Texas) for the Family of Gethsemane. Please consider being part of the fun!

The theme: “Transformed by Grace on the Mountain” —Matthew 17:1-9. Registration forms/information available in the narthex.

This is a very special opportunity for friends and all members of the congregational family: singles, couples, those with and without children, from the very young to the not so young in years, but all young in spirit.

All are “Called by Grace” to come enjoy a relaxed, informal time, to share thoughts, histories, dreams, conversations, laughter, songs, the bread and wine of communion, the fresh air of the hill country, and good food.

“Led by Faith”, you may climb to the cross on the mountain, read your Bibles, play, eat, visit, and rock on the porch.

“Welcoming All to Share God’s Love”, we will meet new friends and have time to relax and be with those we may not know so well. This is a great event to invite friends to share in the family life of Gethsemane.

Please print the 2017 Family of Gethsemane Retreat Brochure and return to Dar, Belinda or Pastor Susie by February 21st.


Wednesday Midweek Connections


January 18 – February 22, 2017

11:00 a.m. Adult Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg & Pastor Schnelle
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30–6:30 Supper ($5 each; $15 family) (MPR)
6:00–8:45 Baby sitting available
6:15–7:10 Adult Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation with Pastor Schnelle, conversational Spanish and Children/Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:45 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

Theology on Tap

Sunday, December 4, 6:30pm,
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St

Come for a cold drink, fellowship and casual faith conversation. Just look for a table tent with Martin Luther holding a beer mug…that’ll be us!

The conversation is open to anyone regardless of church membership or faith affiliation, so please invite your friends!

We meet the first Sunday of every month, so if you can’t make it this month make plans to attend next month. Cheers!

Advent Wednesdays

November 30th, December 7th & 14th
Advent soup prepared by Viola Hall & Tim Huston
served at 5:30pm

Learning & Fellowship for all ages

Confirmands meet with Pastor Schnelle @6pm

Adults will meet with Pastor Gronberg and special guests sharing their Advent stories.

“Holden Evening Prayer” Eucharist @7pm
Confirmands meet with their mentors after service

Come light the Advent candles in preparation
for the twelve days of Christmas!

Thanksgiving Eve Youth-Led Service

For over forty years, Gethsemane youth have prepared an annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship.

7:00pm Holy Communion

The spirit of Thanksgiving is to give and Gethsemane congregants are invited to bring food items for the Gethsemane Food Pantry and 2017 commitments of Time, Talents, Treasure.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good”

3rd Annual Ministry Fair / Chili Cook-Off

Christ The King Sunday concludes the church year. This is the time for the Gethsemane community to look to the past giving thanks for faithful stewards and look to the future encouraging every person within the Gethsemane Lutheran community to make a pledge commitment for 2017 ministries.

Following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, everyone is invited to the Ministry Fair/Chili Cook Off:

  • over 25 pots of chili to sample;
  • over 25 ministries featured;
  • NEW MUGS THIS YEAR – $5 each;
  • Fair Trade holiday shopping;
  • Live music PLUS
  • the 3rd Annual Viola’s Bake-Off for all ages!

Please come and share in this time celebrating ministries of the congregation and renewing commitment to 2017 ministry. Everyone is needed! Everyone has talents, time and treasure for ministry.

Reserve the date: Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 20