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Eventide

Sundays + Conversation 6pm + Contemplative Vespers 7pm + Child care provided

EVERYONE is invited for Sunday evening conversation at 6pm and contemplative vespers at 7pm (lasting about 30 minutes).  All senior high youth and their parents are expected to attend, as some of our community conversation will help us get ready for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit. 

Vacation Bible School

Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World!

June 22-26, 2015
8:45 a.m. to 12 Noon

Gethsemane Vacation Bible School invites all children age 3 by June 17, 2015 and including those completing 6th grade. 6th graders may also choose to assist as a volunteer. 7th graders and older are invited to sign up to assist with VBS as volunteers.

VBS daily offering of canned goods or money will support the  mission of the Gethsemane Food Pantry.

See our VBS brochure for more information!

Art Exhibit Concluded

The first annual Abundant Life Art Exhibit hosted in 2015 by Gethsemane Lutheran and organized by the newly formed “Lutheran Visual Arts Council of Central Texas” held their opening reception on Tuesday, April 21st, the birthday of Gabriel Loire.

The exhibit commemorated the life and work of Gabriel Loire concluding on the evening of May 19th. The exhibit displayed art from various local artists including James Janknegt, Jenna BrunsJose Blanco, Clare Andrus and Pehr Smith in addition to celebrating the stunning stained-glass art of Gabriel Loire in the Gethsemane sanctuary.

For information about the Lutheran Visual Arts Council, contact  Pehr Smith, Clare Andrus, Pastor Gronberg or Intern Sharolyn Browning.

Special thanks to the members of the committee and those persons  having assisted with the two receptions. The committee was honored by the participation of George Wendlandt, Ron Tigue, Dean Zellmer for their reflections on implementing the stunning art work in the Gethsemane sanctuary.

Abundant Life Art Exhibit

ABUNDANT LIFE
a Gabriel Loire commemorative
invitational art exhibit
at Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Austin, Texas

The ABUNDANT LIFE Art Exhibit is open every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm beginning April 28th through May 12th.  Drop by and see the beautiful work of James Janknegt, Jenna Bruns, Clare Andrus, Pehr Smith, and the mosaic by Jose Blanco.  Mark your calendar for the closing reception on the evening of May 19th.

Youth Dinner Theatre

Saturday, April 25th.  Lane Holmstrom has created another hysterically funny original play, “Senseless”.

Dinner at 5pm; Show at 6pm

Tickets on sale now!  Adults $10; Children $5 (10 & under)

Funds raised support Gethsemane youth during their summer trip to the national youth gathering in Detroit, Michigan.  Silent & Live Auctions, Door Prizes, Delicious Meal and our Talented Youth onstage! See you there!!

CAP 10K WORSHIP/RUN

April 12th at 7 a.m., Gethsemane congregants are invited to “continue the tradition” by participating in the 38th Annual Cap 10K.

The late Paul Lundgren and Pastor Karl Gronberg, began this liturgy of scripture, prayer, blessing prior to the walk/run over thirty years ago.  People of all faith communities are invited.  The service is held in a parking lot at Riverside & Congress.  Gethsemane members Art LaValle and Pat Smith have participated in all of the CAP 10K runs.

Wear your sneakers/running clothes- “live the tradition

Holy Week Worship

HOLY MONDAY, MARCH 30TH
11:45 a.m.       Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: O God, your Son chose the path which led to pain before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 36:5-11; Isaiah 42:1-9; Hebrews 9:11-15; St. John 12:1-11
 
HOLY TUESDAY, MARCH 31ST
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. Grant that our love may not grow cold in your service, and that we may not fail or deny you in the hour of trial. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 71:1-14; Isaiah 49:1-7; I Corinthians 1:18-31; St. John 12:20-36
 
HOLY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at the hands of humans and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of the cross and find it the way of life and peace, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
7:00 p.m. Eucharist
Scripture Psalm 70; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Hebrews 12:1-3; St. John 13:21-32
 
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND
11:45 a.m. Meditation on the Cross and prayers for peace 12 noon Reading of Passion Story and Holy Communion
PRAYER: Lord God, in a wonderful Sacrament you have left us a memorial of your suffering and death. May this Sacrament of your body and blood so work in us that the way we live will proclaim the redemption you have brought; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Eucharist, First Communion, Foot Washing
Scripture Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Exodus 12:1-14; I Corinthians 11:23-26; St. John 13:1-17, 31b-35
 
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD
10:00 a.m. Eucharist & Stripping of Altar
11:00 a.m. Procession of Cross
12-3:00 p.m. Seven Last Words, First English Lutheran
12 N-12 M Prayer Vigil (Sanctuary/Home)
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, you carried our sins in your own body on the tree so that we might have life. May we and all who remember this day find new life in you now and in the world to come, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen
7:00 p.m. Ancient Service of Tenebrae
Scripture Psalm 22; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Hebrews 10:16-25; St. John 18:1-19:42
 
HOLY SATURDAY, THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, APRIL 4TH
Scripture Genesis 1:1–2:4a; Isaiah 55:1-11; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 114; Romans 6:3-11; St. Luke 24:1-12
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
10:00 a.m. Gethsemane Youth prepare for Easter breakfast

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 18, 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 at 12 noon and 7 pm.

“Strength for the Struggle” is the 2015 Lenten Theme.

Sweetheart Banquet

All are welcomed, friends & neighbors, to Gethsemane’s Sweetheart Banquet!

Fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering trip to Detroit 2015

When:  Saturday, February 14th, 6:30pm

Where:  Multi-Purpose Room

  • $20 per person
  • Advanced tickets only… limited supply
  • Delicious meal
  • Babysitting
  • Entertainment

Bring pocket money for tips and flowers!

Tickets go on sale Sunday, January 18th, 2015 and will be sold every Sunday and at Midweek  Connections on Wednesdays until they are sold out.  Contact Belinda at info@gethsemaneaustin.org to reserve your tickets!