Category Archives: YOUTH

AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM/REFORMATION SUNDAY

 

WEAR RED!

Since 1973, Reformation Sunday has been designated the Sunday when Gethsemane youth are invited to Affirm their Baptism in the Rite of Confirmation. Reformation Sunday is celebrated by the Lutheran/Reformation community as the Sunday to focus “on the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ-the good news– that makes us free!” The Reformation community prays for the Holy Spirit to continue uniting the church catholic in proclamation and witness for all the world to hear of the grace of God. In the blessed sacrament of “Holy Baptism, the people of God are made one body;” giving thanks for Dr. Martin Luther and all the reformers past and present. Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola  Scripture, Solo Christo, Soli Deo Gloria. The Gethsemane Sanctuary Choir, directed by Michael Harrison assisted by pianist Patience Jones are preparing special music for the Reformation celebration. Bellissimo, directed by JoAnn Gerbig, join with invited instrumentalists, Gethsemane organist Margaret Manz, and vocalists Dar Joy Krenek, Lee Schnelle add their musical gifts to the Reformation celebration in honor of the 2018 confirmands and in gratitude to God for the Good News of the Lutheran Reformation of 1517.  Gethsemane youth, having completed two years of study/participation in Gethsemane Lutheran confirmation ministry will affirm their baptism Sunday, October 28: Ryan Scott Bohls-January 4, 2004; Katherine Elaine Errett-January 30, 2005; Luke Davis Lundquist-January 18, 2004; Brendan Beckham Raymond-June 20, 2004. Confirmation mentors John Foster, Belinda Malin, Rodger Anderson and Gordon Feller present confirmands.  Family members present a candle, symbolic of confirmands baptismal candle.  Continuing a Gethsemane tradition of  four plus decades, the confirmands introduce family members during the 9:30 a.m. SCS Hour.  These baptized Christians claim their family faith heritage by affirming their gratitude for the nurturing they have received on their faith journey since baptism. Congratulations parents, grandparents, and extended family for encouraging the Gethsemane Lutheran 2018 Confirmation Class to live their baptismal birthright.

“To God Be The Glory!”

 

Fall Midweek Connections

MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
2018 FALL SEASON
WEDNESDAYS, SEPT. 19-NOV. 14
11:00 a.m. Faith Conversations with Pastors Gronberg & Schnelle
12 Noon  Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
5:30–6:30 Supper ($5 per person) (MPR)
6:15–7:10 Faith Conversations with Pastor Gronberg, Confirmation class with Pastor Susie, and Children/Youth activities (PreK-12th grade)
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:45 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

Meals for each Wednesday are as follows:

Meals prepared by Kelly Hardage beginning Sep 26.

Let Linda Dunahoo know if you can bring a dessert or help with clean-up: LoneStarPGM@austin.rr.com or call 512-926-6504.

Wednesday, Sept. 19th   Meal prepared by the Spanish Immersion Travelers      COSTA RICA NIGHT!

Roasted Chicken with Rice

Tossed Salad

Black Beans

Tortillas

Wednesday, Sept. 26th  SWEDISH NIGHT!

Swedish Meatballs

Honeymoon Salad

Boiled Red Potatoes with Parsley

Beets

Rye Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd   GERMAN NIGHT!

Bratwurst and Hot Dogs

German Potato Salad

Red Cabbage

Sauerkraut

Pumpernickel Rye

Wednesday, Oct. 10th   ITALIAN NIGHT!

Lasagna with Meat

Vegetarian Lasagna

Tossed Salad

Green Beans

Garlic Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 17th  BAKED POTATO BAR!

Baked Potatoes with All the Fixins:

Chili, Bacon Bits, Chives, Butter, Sour Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad

Corn Bread

Wednesday, Oct. 24th  MEXICAN NIGHT!

Taco Soup

Honeymoon Salad

Veggie Crudite

Cheese Quesadillas

Corn Chips

[No Midweek Connections on Halloween]

Wednesday, Nov. 7th  OLD SCHOOL LUTHERAN NIGHT!

Tuna Casserole

Gelatin Salads

Peas

Dinner Rolls and Butter

Wednesday, Nov. 14th  CASUAL COOKING NIGHT!

Sloppy Joes

Raw Veggie Tray

Baked Beans

Potato Chips

Easter Season Wed. Midweek Connections

EASTER SEASON WED. MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
April 4-May 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. Adult Confirmation Bible Study with Pastor Gronberg and/or Pastor Susie
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 Conversation with Pastor Gronberg, confirmation, conversational Spanish and
Youth activities for PreK-12th grade
7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands
7:45–8:40 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)

CONFIRMATION BANQUET MAY 9