Category Archives: Lent

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*OR…..Mail in your offering using your personalized and self-addressed white envelopes or a regular envelope.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

LENTEN MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS

Lenten theme this year:  “A Season of Personal/Corporate Transformation”–Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  (Wednesdays, March 4th-April 1st). 11:00 am Lenten Conversations with Pastor Gronberg; 12 Noon Lenten Eucharist (Sanctuary); 5:30 pm Soup & Sandwiches (MPR); 6:00 pm Conversations with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation class with Pastor Susie, and Children/Youth activities (PreK-12th grade); 7:00 pm Lenten Eucharist (Sanctuary); 7:30 pm Mentors & Confirmands; 7:45 pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR) 

ASH WEDNESDAY

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 26th 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 29 – March 1 is the 38th annual retreat at Camp Chrysalis (near Kerrville, Texas) for the Family of Gethsemane. Please consider being part of the fun!

The theme: “Leap into Lent” —1 Peter 5:6-8. Registration brochures 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 2020 Family of Gethsemane Retreat Brochure and return to Dar, Belinda or Pastor Susie by February 16th.

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 14th with the Christian faithful receiving ashes and meditating at the Gethsemane altar 7-8am, 11:30am to noon and 5:30-7pm. Time of Reflection, Meditation, Preparation for Lenten journey – 12 noon and 7p.m.

Holy Week Worship

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY, APRIL 9
BLESSING OF THE QUILTS
8:15 a.m.       Eucharist, presentation of crosses
9:00 a.m. Youth Dinner Theatre Rehearsal (MR)
9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
9:30 a.m. Seder Meal for confirmands & families
10:30 a.m. Eucharist, presentation of crosses
12 noon First Communion instruction
 
MONDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 10-13
12 noon & 7 p.m. Reading of Passion Narrative, Holy Communion
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 13
7:00 p.m. Eucharist, foot washing, First Communion
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Eucharist, First Communion, Foot Washing
 
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14
10:00 a.m. Eucharist / Stripping of Altar
11:00 a.m. Procession of the Cross
12 noon – 12 midnight Prayer Vigil
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service of Darkness
 
EASTER VIGIL, HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Lenten Midweek Connections

LENTEN WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS

March 8 – April 5, 2017

11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study (Parlor)
12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30 p.m. Lenten Soup (MPR)
6:15 p.m. Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation with Pastor Susie, conversational Spanish and Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30 p.m. Mentors & Confirmands
7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

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.

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent commences Ash Wednesday, February 10, 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.