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JANUARY 5, 2005          “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1 AUSTIN, TEXAS


EPIPHANY SEASON EXPRESSES INCLUSIVE LIGHT
 JANUARY 9—EPIPHANY 1                             JANUARY 16—EPIPHANY 2                                   JANUARY 23 — EPIPHANY 3
   THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD                        MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EMPHASIS                        WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                          SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12;               ELCA GLOBAL MISSION APPEAL
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29;                1 Corinthians 1:1-9; St. John 1:29-42                 SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 5-13;
                                                  PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God, you showed                 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; St Matthew 4:12-23
 Acts 10:34-43; St. Matthew 3:13-17
                                                   your glory and led many to faith by the               PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Father in heaven, at            works of your Son. As he brought gladness              sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom
 the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan          and healing to his people, grant us these              and to teach with authority. Anoint us
 you proclaimed him your beloved Son and           same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in        with the power of your Spirit, that we, too,
 anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Make           him, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                       may bring good news to the afflicted, bind
 all who are baptized into Christ faithful in                                                             up the brokenhearted, and proclaim
 their calling to be your children and                    DISASTER RELIEF                                 liberty to the captive; through your Son,
 inheritors with him of everlasting life;              Gethsemane members respond to the                  Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
                                                  hurt and pain of others. Congregants have
 through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,                                                                     The Week of Prayer for Christian
                                                  called the Gethsemane office asking for
 who lives and reigns with you and the Holy       information regarding the response of the              Unity begins Jan. 18, The Conversion of St.
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen           Evangelical Lutheran Church in America                 Peter and concludes Jan. 25, the Conversion
                                                  to the Tsunamis disaster in South Asia.                of St. Paul. The 2005 theme: “All things
        BAPTISMAL LIFE                                                                                   are yours..you belong to Christ ..and
     The twelve days of the Christmas             International Disaster Response funds will
                                                  be directed by the ELCA World Hunger                   Christ, the unique foundation, belongs to
festival concluded January 6, Epiphany            and Disaster Appeals to Action by Churches             God” (1 Cor. 3:1-23). Gethsemane
Day, and the Christmas community is               (ACT). Quickly ACT and the National                    congregation gives special emphasis to this
invited by the liturgical church year to          Council of Churches in Sri Lanka have                  annual tradition Sunday, January 23.
become people manifesting the “light of                                                                       Global Mission outreach of the ELCA
                                                  commenced relief efforts. 100% of all                  partners with other faith communities in
God”. The Wise Men, as told by St.                donations given by Gethsemane members
Matthew and the community, came to                                                                       bringing the Gospel to the peoples of the
                                                  and designated for “South Asia Tsunami                 world. Gethsemane members have the
worship the “Word Made Flesh” bringing            Relief” will be directed to this disaster.             opportunity on the fourth Sunday of every
gifts reflecting the life to be lived by the      Please use the envelopes provided. Lutheran            month to give an offering for global mission.
Christ child. January 9, the Baptism of our       World Relief has launched a campaign to
Lord, incorporates the community of the           raise $5-10 million dollars to help rebuild               GETHSEMANE YOUTH
baptized into the story of salvation for all      the lives and livelihoods of families in Sri                Thanks Gethsemane youth for singing
humanity.      Canticle 14, sung by the           Lanka and India. Gethsemane member                     the carols of the Christmas faith. Youth were
                                                  Mahira Chandrasoma will speak in the                   hosted by Larry, Cindy, Ben and Elisabeth
Epiphany community, proclaims: “Listen!
                                                  Encounter Class about Sri Lanka.                       Pounds in a delightful party followed by a
You nations of the world; listen to the                                                                  visit to 37th Street. Youth and parents
Word of the Lord. Announce it from coast             GETHSEMANE WOMEN                                    delivered gifts from the Giving/Angel tree.
to coast; declare it to distant islands...The          The Gethsemane Women of the ELCA                  Thanks for sharing these gifts symbolic of the
Lord has saved his people.” Participate in        2005 officers will be installed Sunday Jan.            generosity of Gethsemane congregation. Senior
the annual liturgical experience                  16. Mary Martha Unit meets Tuesday,                    High youth Brandy Ann Brown, Christa
“Affirming Life Together in Baptism.”             Jan. 11 9:30 a.m., Music Room and Miriam               Marie McConaughy, Kelly Marie Mueller,
Jennifer Hoeflein and Brian Harrell               Unit, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Steffans Parlor.                all seniors at Westwood High, and members
bring their infant daughter Kaleigh Lynne              Gethsemane women begin an eight                   of the 2001 Gethsemane Confirmation Class,
to the baptismal font receiving the promise       week Bible study on Monday, Jan. 17, 6:30              beautifully continued the Santa Lucia tradition.
                                                  p.m., Music Room. Bring your Bible and                 These young women represent Gethsemane
of eternal grace, love and life within the        join us as we explore the faith and spirituality       youth living their baptismal light witnessing
Epiphany community.                               of the “Women in Scripture.” For more                  to God’s love in the Christmas story.
          MISSION TRIP                            information contact Pastor Susie Schnelle.                   Keisuke Adams, Cedar Park High,
     Gethsemane Lutheran members travel                                                                  received top award for UIL music performance.
                                                         MLK JR. EMPHASIS                                Keisuke has participated for years in the
January 7-9 to the people of God at Eagle              In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King           Gethsemane hand bell ministry. His goal is to
Pass & Piedras Negras sharing the                 Jr., a citywide peace planning event will be           attend UT/Austin and be in the Longhorn
inclusive Epiphany vision of Good News.           held Saturday, Jan. 15, Central Christian.             Band. Gethsemane Lutheran joins with Dad &
Bringing gifts of food, shoes, clothing,          Persons interested in discussing the war in            Mom-James & Noriko in congratulating
working together, leading a children’s            Iraq are invited to speak with Pastor                  Keisuke on his high achievement.
Vacation Bible School, Spanish worship            Gronberg regarding schedule and topics to                    Gethsemane senior high youth, along
with Pastor Hector Vasquez and the                be discussed.                                          with over 500 youth from congregations of
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America                 Gethsemane members join people of                 the Southwestern Texas Synod, ELCA,
                                                  faith in commemorating Sunday, Jan. 16,                participated in the a holiday gathering held at
congregation highlights this annual
                                                  the faithful life of The Reverend Doctor               the Austin Omni Southpark Hotel. Pastor
Epiphany Season mission. For information          Martin Luther King, Jr. Gethsemane youth               Susan Schnelle, Lee Schnelle, Lane
contact Pastor Kent Bohls, Dr. Cal or             visited historic Ebenezer Baptist Church,              Holmstrom and Dar Krenek represented
Diane Streeter.                                   Dr. King’s tomb, the King Center and the               Gethsemane as adult sponsors. Youth
             GLADOFFF                             National Park Service Visitor Center during            attending were: Brandy Brown, Trevor
                                                  1994 and 2003 trip to the National ELCA                Brown, Sean Collier, Miles Cross, Josh
     Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dining
                                                  Youth Gatherings in Atlanta, GA. Dr. King              Goodlow, Tiffany Goodlow, Joel Gronberg,
Out For Food Fun and Fellowship                   spoke a message of respect and tolerance               Rachel Feller, Will Jurgens, Alicia Kouts,
January 11, 7 p.m. Margarita’s                    rooted faith.                                          Lizzie Kronbergs, Sarah Kronbergs,
Restaurant, 14735 Bratton Lane, hosted by              January 17, Pastor Karl Gronberg                  Becky Rippy, Amanda Schnelle, Angela
George & Norma Wendlandt. There’s                 invites Gethsemane members to contact him              Schnelle, Brian Streeter, Jonathan
always room at the table!                         regarding the annual MLK walk,                         Stapleton. Gethsemane is blessed with an
                                                  commemoration events and peace activities.             active, witnessing youth ministry.
     WOUNDED HEALER
     The prayers of Gethsemane                             MEN IN MISSION                                       THE YACHT CLUB
congregation are requested for those                   Gethsemane men Thursday, Jan. 20, 9                    The YACHT Club (Young Adults
participating in the January training “On         a.m. for coffee, fellowship, discussion led by         Celebrating Him Together) ages 18-30+
Becoming a Wounded Healer” facilitated            the Rev. Doctor Robert Hoeferkamp and                  goes bowling! Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Showplace
                                                  Jack Westerman featuring Gethsemane                    Lanes. Cost $11.50 a person 2 hrs. bowling
by Gethsemane member David Doerfler               Stained Glass Windows. The tour visits the             (includes shoe rental) College students:
beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.              Bass Concert Hall/Lyndon Baines Johnson                join us for fun before heading back to hit
Participants will experience how our              Library, with their 1960’s Exhibit. The                the books. Families welcome! RSVP343-
wounds become openings and occasions              group will enjoy lunch returning by 1:30 p.m.          8353 or deniseschulz@sbcglobal.net.
for healing, new vision and new life. Look             Mondays, 11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible                        The Yacht Club is a “work in progress.”
for details for another opportunity to            conversations with Pastor Bohls begins                 Bible Study begins Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m. led
participate in March, 2005. Questions, call       January 10, El Rancho Grande. Evening                  by Pastor Schnelle. Contact deniseschulz@
David 263-7442.                                   Men’s Group January 27, 7 p.m.                         sbcglobal.net or Darla.Elam@tabc.state.tx.us.
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                                                 ELCA
                                                    Response

TSUNAMIS RELIEF OFFERING—JAN. 9
GWELCA OFFICER INSTALLATION—JAN. 16
CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK—JAN. 23

         SPCA MINISTRY                             by the Rippy family; in celebration of            Becky Rippy, Dar Krenek, Lee, Alice,
     Pastor Gronberg and Gethsemane                Margaret Daniel on her 90th birthday by           Amanda, Angela Schnelle featured in Dec.
staff member Dar Krenek continued the              family and Gethsemane friends; in loving          on Austin Faith Dialogue; Thomas Maxwell,
congregations ministry to and with neighbors       memory of Sylvia Ann Johnson on our               Maria, Camila Isabell children of Gethsemane
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to           wedding anniversary and her birthday by           members Cody & Kathryn “Katie”
Animals with a blessing for the animals            Larry, Dennis, Tom and family.                    Edwards Bonnet on recent baptism; Bruce
during a Wednesday Advent liturgy followed                                                           & Wesley Johnson on the birth of son Keith
by blessings for the animals living in the          GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                           Christian, brother to Emma and Helen; Jim
kennels provided by SPCA. Cheryl Black,            CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of            & LoAnn Burch Abney 50th Wedding
executive director of SPCA, has asked for a        Emma Parker Rogers and Marjorie                   anniversary celebrated with family and friends
2005 blessing to be held at Gethsemane             Gustafson Flink. May those who mourn              …THANKS FROM: Gloria Cooper for birthday
inviting staff, volunteers, interested persons     be comforted by the God of the Christmas/         greetings and flowers; Rico Gonzales, Webb
and Gethsemane members to bring their              Epiphany proclamation…KNOWN TO BE                 Middle School, for Gethsemane support to
animals. Pastor Gronberg, Dar and the              HOSPITALIZED: Jimmy Warren, Seton                 this Title 1 school; Thom Prentice, Keith
SPCA will coordinate the date. Thanks              Medical Center, Gethan Rodgers, Jr.               Fitzgerald and families for Gethsemane
Gethsemane for supporting this outreach            North Austin Medical Center—remember              ministry and support; Margaret Daniel,
opportunity to persons committed to the
welfare of God’s creation.                         these friends in prayer…THANKS TO: Alvina         Rebecca Matheny & Michael for 90th
                                                   Sassman, Sharon Gronberg, Debbie                  birthday celebration; Jimmy Warren and
  DECEMBER ALTAR GUILD                             Rodgers-Pitts, Umid Azimov, Kendall               family for ministry; Erik Gronberg, fourth
     Thanks to those having served: Debra          Campbell, George Creager, Martin                  year student, Luther Theological Seminary, for
Rodgers-Pitts, Lloydine Vinyard co-                Gonzales, Joel Gronberg, Rhia Gronberg,           “prayers and generous support” given by
chairpersons, Sylvia Driskell, Kay                 Ann Christianson Tharp, David Tigue,              Gethsemane congregation to seminary students.
Goodlow, Sharon Gronberg, Janet &                  Ron Tigue for continuing the Gethsemane           Erik was preacher of the day for Christmas;
Jeran Hooten, Kay & Tom Rodgers,                   tradition of beautiful decorations for the        Mission Agua Viva, El Cenizo Laredo for
Jerry Vinyard, Rebecca Vinyard.                    Gethsemane Chancel, Nave, Narthex, and            Angel Tree gift cards for 25 of the children in
     December Altar and Chancel flowers            Garden; Alice Warren, Inez Rice, Chuck &
were given to the Glory of the Triune God:                                                           that community; Damon Tally on being
                                                   Jennifer Ransom Rice, Timothy & Lorrie            mentioned in the Austin paper as assistant
in honor of Madison Danielle Lewis on her                                                            band director, Unv. of Michigan Marching
1st birthday by Jeffery, Michele, Matthew          Huston for continuing Christmas apples
and Jacob; in honor of Madison Danielle            tradition for the Christmas Eve and Christmas     Band—Damon was seen on TV by Gethsemane
Lewis on her 1st birthday by John & Jan            Day worshippers; Dr. Ingrid Edlund-Berry          members during Rose Bowl game…
McKnight; in loving memory of the Dec. 12,         coordinating and leading traditional Julotta      GREETINGS FROM: Susan Haydon, former
1868, founders of Gethsemane Lutheran              worship; Sheryl Evans, JoAnn Gerbig,              Gethsemane member/first director of GLCM—
by the Frances Margareta Wetter and Carl           Margaret Manz for Christmas music; Kevin          Susan visited Pastor Gronberg during the
Leonard Wetter Estate; to the Glory of the         Kubiak maintaining Gethsemane heating/A.C.        Christmas holidays; Lucy Speaker Grant,
Triune God by Thom Prentice and Keith              units; Martin Gonzales. John Kingsbury,           daughter of the late Rev. Doctor Lewis
Fitzgerald; in loving memory of LaRue              Ron Tigue plumbing repairs; Amanda                Speaker and wife Mary, expressing love and
Olson on the anniversary of his birthday by        Austin, Kolby Evans, Suzanne Walker,              support for Gethsemane ministries; former
Donna; in celebration of the December              Laura Mueller, Sarah Mueller for                  Gethsemane staff member Pastor David
baptism of Janine Dworin by Dan &                  participation in January 2-Christmas 2 liturgy    Kiel & Pastor Renee, sons Joseph, Justin
Diana; in honor of Becky’s 17th birthday           …CONGRATULATIONS TO: Gethsemane singers;          and Kristopher.

          GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, January 8                                SATURDAY, January 15                              FRIDAY, January 21
          Mission Trip, Eagle Pass                  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             4:00 p.m. Birthday Celebration (MPR)              8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
11:00 a.m. Birthday Event (Multi-Purpose Rm)                                                         SATURDAY, January 22
SUNDAY, Jan. 9 - The Baptism of Our Lord           SUNDAY, January 16—Epiphany 2                      9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
       ELCA World Hunger Appeal                    GWELCA Sunday-Installation of Officers            SUNDAY, January 23 - Epiphany 3
         Mission Trip—Eagle Pass                    8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                ELCA Global Mission Sunday
  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy                 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
  8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages       8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy
  9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages      10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy                 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         MONDAY, Jan. 17—Martin Luther King Jr. Day        10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy
  4:00 p.m. Sons of Norway (Multi-Purpose Rm)                                                        MONDAY, January 24
MONDAY, January 10                                         Children’s Ministry Closed                Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)      10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel             7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry
 11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study                      11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)   11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)
6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball            5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Parlor)           6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)
TUESDAY, January 11                                 6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball          7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet           6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)         TUESDAY, January 25
  9:30 p.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha Unit                TUESDAY, January 18                               Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
  7:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                                                                9:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel (Narthex)
  7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Margarita’s Restaurant)      7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)     1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
WEDNESDAY, January 12                              10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apts Chapel               7:00 p.m. Men’s Group (Music Room)
12 Noon & 7:15 p.m. Eucharist (Sanctuary)          1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet          7:00 p.m. Czech Group (Multi-Purpose Rm)
  6:00 p.m. Midweek Connections                     7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)            WEDNESDAY, January 26 (See Jan. 12)
THURSDAY, January 13                                7:30 p.m. OCD (Music Room)                       Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
  6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                 WEDNESDAY, January 19 (See Jan. 12)               THURSDAY, January 27
FRIDAY, January 14                                                                                    6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)
  9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                  THURSDAY, January 20                               6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
  7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (MPR)                 9:00 a.m. Men in Mission conversation/tour       FRIDAY, January 28 (See January 21)
  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                 SATURDAY, January 29 (See Jan. 22)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
JANUARY 26, 2005         “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 AUSTIN, TEXAS


SEASON OF LIGHT CONCLUDES: PASSION JOURNEY BEGINS
JANUARY 30—EPIPHANY 4                                          FEBRUARY 6                                 FEBRUARY 13—LENT 1
SCRIPTURE: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15;                 TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD                            ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL
 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; St. Matthew 5:1-12        SCRIPTURE: Exodus 24:12-18;                            SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 26:1-11;
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, you know                 Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21;                              Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13;
 that we cannot withstand the dangers              St. Matthew 17:1-9                                     St. Luke 4:1-13
 which surround us. Strengthen us in body         PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, on                    PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God, you led
 and spirit so that, with your help, we may        the mountain you showed your glory in                  your ancient people through the
 be able to overcome the weakness that our         the transfiguration of your Son. Give us               wilderness and brought them to the
 sin has brought upon us; through Jesus            the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our            promised land. Guide now the people of
 Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen                   world and to behold the king in all his                your Church, that, following our Savior,
                                                   glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our              we may walk through the wilderness of
     Gethsemane members, Chris &                   Lord, who lives and reigns with you and                this world toward the glory of the world to
Shannon Nau Errett continue their family           the Holy Spirit, one God, now and                      come; through your Son, Jesus Christ our
faith tradition bringing their infant              forever. Amen                                          Lord, who lives and reigns with you and
daughter Katherine Elaine to receive the               Transfiguration Sunday, February 6,                the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
eternal promise of grace through the              concludes Festival Christmas-Epiphany                   forever. Amen
sacrament of Holy Baptism. Previously             Seasons. Transfiguration Sunday celebrates
Chris & Shannon brought son William               Jesus, the glorious light of God but at the                 WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
“Will” Charles for his baptismal birthright       same time the church calendar anticipates               10:30 a.m. Lenten Study
promise. Shannon was baptized at                  the suffering and “passion of Christ”.                   12 noon Lenten Eucharist (sanctuary)
Gethsemane May 12, 1974. May the                  The baptized faithful, follow Jesus from                12:30 p.m. Sack Lunch Fellowship
Triune God bless this Christian family as         the beauty of Christmas, Epiphany and                    6:00 p.m. Soup, Sandwich, conversations
they grow in loving commitment to their           Transfiguration to Ash Wednesday, the                              (narthex)
family, friends and community.                    season of Lent–a time of personal and                    6:45 p.m. “Personal Testimony to the
                                                  corporate discipline. The faithful join in                         Cross” (narthex)
 AAIM ANNUAL MEETING                              worship moving liturgically from festival                7:00 p.m. “Holden Evening Prayer”
     Highland Park Baptist hosts Sunday,          songs of the light to Ash Wednesday and                            eucharist, meditative candlelight
January 30, 3 p.m. representatives from           the centrality of the cross.                                       worship
faith communities attending the Austin                                                                        TSUNAMI RESPONSE
Area Interreligious Ministries annual                 GETHSEMANE YOUTH
                                                       Gethsemane Youth will be at the doors                 Gethsemane members and friends,
meeting.      Dr. Betty Sue Flowers,                                                                     during January, gave over $4,000 to the
University of Texas-Austin will be the            following worship on February 6 inviting
                                                  gifts of dollars or change to support the              ELCA International Disaster Response
keynote speaker “Democracy and                    Gethsemane Food Pantry. Youth groups,                  and Lutheran World Relief matching
Presence”. Music provided by singer-              around the United States in 2004, received             fund program to be directed to South Asia
songwriter Denise Kotria.        A special        over $4 million dollars for local ministries.          tsunami relief. February 13 is another
offering for Church World Service                 Junior High lunch together and putt putt               opportunity to respond to the needs of
ministry to South Asia tsunami victims will       Sunday, February 6.           Senior High              others. Please use the envelope provided.
be received.                                      participate in Super Sunday, February 6,
     Gethsemane Lutheran is a charter             Shepherd of the Hills; leave Gethsemane 5                GETHSEMANE WOMEN
member of AAIM. Members of the Sikh,              p.m. return 8 p.m. Confirmation classes                    GWELCA Mary/Martha Unit Shrove
Unitarian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu,               Wednesdays 6:15 p.m.                                   Tuesday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. Music
Islamic, Baha’I, Christian, Ethical Society,           Gethsemane confirmands prepare for                Room. Adele & Michael Jenkins from
Scientology, Sufi and other religious             Camp June 12-17. Senior High Colorado                  Cornwall, England, special guests.
groups participate in this inter-faith            white water rafting July 11-17.                            Monday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
organization “connecting with one another                                                                for women. “Women in the Bible” led by
through dialogue and service to people in
                                                    CONGREGATION MEETING                                 Pastor Susan Schnelle.
                                                       Gethsemane Lutheran congregation                      GWELCA Miriam Unit hosts annual
need throughout the Greater Austin area”.         annual meeting February 6 following                    Sweetheart Dinner February 13, 6 p.m.
Speak with Pastor Gronberg regarding              noon pasta meal served by Men-in-Mission.              Gethsemane youth will child sit and serve
participation with AAIM.             Thanks       Confirmed members invited to participate               dinner for tips to help defray summer
Gethsemane members for faithfully                 in this time of reflection on 2004 ministry            expenses. Pasta meal prepared by Juanita
supporting ecumenical inter-faith                 and commitment to ministry in 2005.                    $10 per couple with great entertainment
cooperation and understanding.                                                                           planned. Bring favorite dessert to share.
                                                                PANCAKES                                 Sign up by February 6 GWELCA Bulletin
SUNDAY LEARNING HOUR                                   Viola Hall offers pancakes 12 noon                Board. “Marriage vow renewal liturgy”
   Adult Bible Class hears from Pastor            Shrove Tuesday, February 8. Men-in-                    with Holy Communion 5 p.m.
Bohls and Gethsemane members having               Mission host annual pancake meal with                      Equipping Women Event February
traveled to Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras         Taylor sausage 5:30 to 7 p.m., Gethsemane              26, Trinity Lutheran, Stonewall-registration
for annual January weekend vision mission         Multi-Purpose Room. GLADOFFF enjoys                    forms GWELCA Bulletin Board.
experience.      Thirty-three Gethsemane          Shrove Tuesday congregation pancake
members brought 2,100 pounds of food as           tradition.                                               NEW MINISTRY BEGINS
well as clothing, shoes and school supplies,                                                                   A pastoral concern for a number of
                                                            TLU ATHLETICS                                years has been challenges facing persons
a room was enclosed for Sunday School                  Pastor Karl Gronberg and a group of
classes, a mini VBS was held for children,                                                               released from correction facilities. For the
                                                  Gethsemane men travel February 9 to
a meal was served to over 160 and the             Houston, Texas Union Station Minute                    past two years, Pastor Gronberg has met
group worshiped together in Spanish.              Maid Park, home of the Major League                    with representatives of Alliance For Better
     Encounter Class meets with Pastor            Houston Astros, to support Texas Lutheran              Living. This organization has the goal of
Gronberg and Issam Bakir discussing               University athletics. The event features               “promoting empowerment of communities
Iraq and the Middle East.                         former Gethsemane member and TLU                       and persons at-risk by providing direct
     Yacht Club meets with Pastor                 graduate, CBS-TV sportscaster Verne                    services and access to resources leading
Schnelle in the Education Building                Lundquist, son of the late Reverend M.L.               to self-sufficiency and self-responsibility.”
Conference Room with an eight week                Lundquist and wife, Arda, Gethsemane                   Lifetools, a program of ABL helps people
study “See Through the Scriptures.”               pastoral family 1952-1966. Verne will be               to live more spiritual, harmonious and
Sunday Church School classes for all ages.        joined on the program by Lance Berkman                 balanced lives through core relational
                                                  of the Astros. Last year, Roger Clemens                therapy. Persons enrolled in this program
       EPIPHANY PARTY                             was featured guest. The event raised                   meet at Gethsemane Tuesday evenings for
    Pastor Kent & Joan Bohls host                 $100,000 for the TLU athletic department.              meal and conversation. Ginny Ballard,
annual “Wine, Cheese and Dessert” open            The evening is billed as “Front Row with               director ABL, and Gethsemane member
house, 4-7 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 1803         Lance Berkman and Verne Lundquist”.                    David Doerfler express thanks to the
Bay Hill Drive, 327-0248. Bring your              Gethsemane men are an active and vital                 Gethsemane for financial support and
favorites to share.                               part of the congregational ministry!                   use of the Music Room.
     GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                      Non-Profit Org.
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     CONGREGATIONAL MEETING—FEB. 6TH
     SHROVE TUESDAY—FEBRUARY 8TH
     IMPOSITION OF ASHES—FEBRUARY 9TH

       JANUARY ALTAR GUILD                                   ANNUAL RETREAT                              led by Dar Krenek will offer special music
          Thanks to those having served: Debra             The annual Gethsemane Retreat                 during Anniversary Celebration Meal;
     Rodgers-Pitts, Lloydine Vinyard co-                                                                 Carol Nelson, Sanctuary Choir director,
     chairpersons, Sylvia Driskell, Kay                February 26-27 at Camp Chrysalis near
                                                                                                         UIL 2004 Excellence Award for leadership
     Goodlow, Sharon Gronberg, Janet &                 Kerrville. Information brochures available.       McCallum High; Matt & Brenda Baylor
     Jeran Hooten, Kay & Tom Rodgers,                  Register by February 20 for fellowship,           Lorenz birth of daughter, Riley Allison.
     Jerry Vinyard, Rebecca Vinyard.                   fun, hiking, talent show, crafts,                 Grandparents Jim & Sandra rejoice over
         December Altar and Chancel flowers            communion, campfire, worship in                   the gift of life…THANKS FROM: James &
     were given to the Glory of the Triune God:        beautiful Texas hill country.
     in honor of Madison Danielle Lewis on                                                               Joanna Reinhart White for ministry
     her 1st birthday by Jeffery, Michele,                                                               preparing and celebrating wedding at
     Matthew and Jacob; in in honor of                 GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                            Gethsemane; Oliver Nelson & family for
     Madison Danielle Lewis on her 1st                 CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of            90th birthday celebration; Viola Hall,
     birthday by John & Jan McKnight; in               Glenn Griffith and John Freeman                   Gethan Rodgers, Jr, Alfred Kilian, Bill
     loving memory of the December 12, 1868,           Grondin—May those who mourn be                    Ashabranner for ministry during
     founders of Gethsemane Lutheran by the            comforte…KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED:                hospitalization; Wednesday Volleyball
     Frances Margareta Wetter and Carl                 Jimmy Warren, St. Davids Rehab; Bill              group; Donna Olson and Vasa for monthly
     Leonard Wetter Estate; to the Glory of            Ashabranner, Seton Medical Center—                meeting space; North Central Caregivers
     the Triune God by Thom Prentice and               remember these friend in prayer…THANKS            for 2004 gift; Lutheran Seminary Program
     Keith Fitzgerald; in loving memory of             TO: Verline & Stanley Berkman and                 of the Southwest gifts given in honor of
     LaRue Olson on the anniversary of his             Pastor Susan Schnelle for cleaning altar          Margaret Daniel’s 90th birthday; Megan
     birthday by Donna; in celebration of the          guild/kitchen area; Don Brewington,               Jones and Kyndal Howard Girl Scouts
     December baptism of Janine Dworin by              chaplain Huston-Tillotson College for
     Dan & Diana; in honor of Becky’s 17th                                                               cookie sales-77 boxes purchased Sunday
                                                       participating in Week of Prayer for               past; Andrew Bucknall, City Council
     birthday by the Rippy family; in celebration
     of Margaret Daniel on her 90th birthday           Christian Unity Sunday liturgy and                place one candidate, Huston-Tillotson senior
     by family and Gethsemane friends.                 Encounter Class; MLK Jr. walk for justice         student for welcome given Sunday past;
         Altar/chancel flowers may be given in         participants…C ONGRATULATIONS TO :                Dan Griffith & family for congregational
     memory or honor of loved ones. Sign up in         Prince of Peace Lutheran 50th Anniversary         ministry during time of loss; Laura
     narthex. $35-altar; $25-chancel.                  celebration February 6- “Sing By Grace”           Riddell for flowers and ministry.

                GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
     SATURDAY, January 29                              SATURDAY, February 5                              SATURDAY, February 12
      8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)               9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                             8:30 a.m. Annual Concordia Luth-A-Run
      9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             1:00 p.m. Baby Shower (Parlor)                    8:30 a.m. Palestinian Rights Forum (APTS)
     SUNDAY, January 30—Epiphany 4                     SUNDAY, February 6                                 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild
      8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)              The Transfiguration of Our Lord               SUNDAY, February 13—Lent 1
      8:15 a.m. Baptism/Worship Liturgy                 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                ELCA Global Mission Sunday
      9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages       8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
     10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
      2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Communion                                                                    8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy
                                                       10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
      3:00 p.m. AAIM (Highland Park)                    12 Noon Annual Meeting (MPR)
      4:00 p.m. Epiphany Open House (Bohls)                                                              10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy
                                                       MONDAY, February 7                                 5:00 p.m. Sons of Norway (Music Room)
     MONDAY, January 31
                                                       7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)      5:00 p.m. Renewal of Marriage Vows
     7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
     11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)   11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)    6:00 p.m. Sweetheart Event (MPR)
      6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball          6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball        MONDAY, Feb. 14—Valentine’s Day
      6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)          6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)         7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
     TUESDAY, February 1                               TUESDAY, February 8—Shrove Tuesday                11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)
     1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet         1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
                                                                                                          6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball
      1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Rm)              6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
                                                                                                         TUESDAY, February 15
      6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                                                                9:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel (Narthex)
      6:30 p.m. MOPAR (Parlor)                         FEBRUARY 9—ASH WEDNESDAY
     WEDNESDAY, February 2                              6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Imposition of Ashes; altar      1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
             Presentation of Our Lord                   10:00 a.m.       Imposition of Ashes,             6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
     11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch (Narthex)                                    Heatherwilde, Pflugerville      WEDNESDAY, February 16
     12 Noon & 7:15 p.m. Eucharist (Sanctuary)          11:30 - 12       Imposition of Ashes; altar      Wednesdays in Lent schedule—front page
      5:30 p.m. Midweek Connections                     12 noon          Holy Communion                  THURSDAY, February 17
      6:00 p.m. Disabled American Vets (Parlor)         5:3O - 7:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes; altar       7:30 a.m. Texas Prayer Breakfast
      7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)            7:00 p.m.        Holy Communion                   6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
m)                                                                                                       FRIDAY, February 18
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      7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                  THURSDAY, February 10
     THURSDAY, February 3                               6:00 p.m. AAIM Unity Gala (Caswell)                Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor
      6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                  6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                  9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
      7:30 p.m. United Ostomy (Music Room)             FRIDAY, February 11                                8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
y)   FRIDAY, February 4                                 9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                  SATURDAY, February 19
 )    9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
m)                                                      1:00 p.m. Palestinian Rights Forum (APTS)         9:00 a.m. Altar Guild
      8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          6:00 p.m. LSSS Make A Difference
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
FEBRUARY 16, 2005         “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3 AUSTIN, TEXAS


 LENT THEME: “MARKED WITH                                                              THE          CROSS...FOREVER”
   FEBRUARY 20—LENT 2                               FEBRUARY 27—LENT 3                                          MARCH 6—LENT 4
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121;             ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                             SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23;
 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; St. John 3:1-17              SCRIPTURE: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95;                     Ephesians 5:8-14; St. John 9:1-41
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Eternal God, it is your          Romans 5:1-11; St. John 4:5-42                        PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of all mercy, by
 glory always to have mercy. Bring back all        PRAYER OF THE DAY: Eternal Lord, your                   your power to heal and to forgive,
 who have erred and strayed from your               kingdom has broken into our troubled world             graciously cleanse us from all sin and
 ways; lead them again to embrace in faith          through the life, death, and resurrection              make us strong; through your Son, Jesus
 the truth of your Word and to hold it fast;        of your Son. Help us to hear your Word                 Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
 through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,           and obey it, so that we become instruments             you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
 who lives and reigns with you and the Holy         of your redeeming love; through your                   and forever. Amen
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen             Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
                                                    reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one                         CROP WALK
SYNOD OFFERING SUNDAY                               God, now and forever. Amen                                 Gethsemane members and friends will
     The Southwestern Texas Synod,                                                                        participate in the annual Crop Walk
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,                  WEDNESDAYS IN LENT                               Saturday, March 5 or Sunday, March 6
has requested the 179 congregations in the          10:30 a.m. Lenten Study                               Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park.
synod to receive in February an offering for         12 noon Lenten Eucharist (sanctuary)                 Gethsemane member Tammie Danielson,
debt reduction for the Lutheran Ministry            12:30 p.m. Sack Lunch Fellowship                      coordinates Gethsemane participation,
Center located in Sequin, Texas on the               6:00 p.m. Soup, Sandwich, conversations              encouraging members and friends to sign-
campus of Texas Lutheran University. Since                     (narthex)                                  up in the narthex to walk or sponsor. 75%
January 2002, the synod has been located             6:45 p.m. “Personal Testimony to the                 of pledges goes to international hunger
on the TLU campus. In 2004 two synod                           Cross” (narthex)
                                                                                                          work. The following agencies receive the
council meetings, 6 commission meetings,             7:00 p.m. “Lenten Evening Prayer”
                                                               Eucharist, meditative candlelight          remaining 25%: Capital Area Food Bank of
35 committee meetings, 7 S.A.M. training
                                                               worship from “Renewing Worship”            Texas; Church Food Pantry; Meals on
sessions, 3 overnight retreats and at least
                                                               and “Holden Evening Prayer”                Wheels and More; Faith Food Pantry;
15 other uses along with offices for staff
made this space a well used area for synod                                                                Trinity Center; Micah 6; Sustainable Food
ministries. In 2004, $37,852 was given to             GETHSEMANE WOMEN                                    Center. Help Austin and the World remove
reduce the debt on the facility. Gethsemane             Gethsemane women are invited to                   the evil of hunger one step at a time.
members gave over $200. The goal is to retire      participate in two opportunities: Equipping
                                                   Women Event, Feb. 26, Trinity Lutheran,                   GETHSEMANE YOUTH
the $423,919 debt by 2007 thus saving the                                                                      Gethsemane Junior High youth
synod significant interest payments. Envelopes     Stonewall-where Gethsemane Pastor Kent
                                                   Bohls served. There will Bible Study,                  enjoyed lunch and “putt-putt” golf Sunday
will be included in the worship bulletins.         devotions, information on the WELCA                    past with Walt Horton and Pastor
   LENTEN BIBLE STUDY                              Triennial Convention this summer in San                Gronberg. Senior High youth served
     “Challenging Illusions-Seeking a Just         Antonio, and workshops. Pick up registration           during the Sweetheart Dinner and raised
Peace” is the theme for 2005 Lenten Bible          forms GWELCA Bulletin Board; Austin                    over $280 for summer activities.
Study in the Encounter Class and Wednesdays        Area Conference event hosted by St.                    Gethsemane Confirmation camp
10:30 a.m. in the Steffans Parlor. The books       Martin’s-Austin Saturday, March 5. Theme:              registration forms and deposit due Sunday,
are gifts to participants from the Carl &          “Act Boldly” with Gethsemane Pastor                    February 20th. Camp date, June 12-17.
                                                   Susan M. Schnelle leading the Bible                    Senior High Colorado white water rafting
Marie Jo Anderson Foundation                       Study. Participants are invited to bring a
encouraging persons of all ages to grow in                                                                July 11-17. Sunday, March 6th is the
                                                   canned food gift for the St. Martin’s Food
their faith walk. The Encounter Class              Pantry. The offering will be given to the              annual Crop Walk sign up in the Narthex.
commenced the study Lent 1 as well as              New Life Treatment Center and WELCA                    Senior High meets at 5:00 p.m. for Super
discussing the play “Death of a Salesman” by       Churchwide. Registration forms are on the              Sunday concert at St. Martin’s featuring
the late Arthur Miller and his literary            GWELCA Bulletin Board. Gethsemane                      “Captive Free”. $3 includes meal and
theme of “human responsibility to other            women are encouraged to pick up the 2005               concert. Return 8:00 p.m.
human beings”.                                     yearbook available on the table in the
     Yacht club meets for Bible Study with         narthex. Gethsemane women enjoy a                        CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Pastor Schnelle in the GLCM conference             Friday morning walk around Town Lake.                      Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s
room Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. Lent is a           Persons interested may contact Pastor                  Ministry has been busy during February.
time for all the baptized to grow in their         Schnelle or Renita Feller.                             Valentines Parties were fun for the children
discipleship by participating the learning                                                                and staff. Feb. 16 & 17 Spring photos.
                                                       STRIDE & RIDE WALK                                 Vision and Hearing screenings, as
hour and extra opportunities for spiritual              Gethsemane members Lester & Lois
growth on Wednesdays and Sundays.                                                                         mandated by Texas law, February 25. April
                                                   Johnson team captains for 2nd Annual
                                                   Stride & Ride Walk, Saturday March 5,                  16 at Avery Ranch annual Golf
LUTHERAN COLLEGE FAIR                                                                                     Tournament fundraiser. Contact Angelica
     Every year Gethsemane youth and               Barton Creek Square Mall Justin Koop,
                                                   their grandson, was diagnosed with                     Lundquist 339-6335 for more information.
Lutheran youth from the Austin-Central             Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in June of
Texas area are invited to learn about college                                                                     MEN IN MISSION
                                                   2004. Justin is the son of their daughter                   Gethsemane Men in Mission live
education and “Value based Communities of          and son-in-law Kristi & Chad Koop. The
Learning” as expressed by Lutheran colleges        walk benefits the Muscular Dystrophy                   their baptism with service and fellowship.
and universities. The 2005 Lutheran                Association helping people with                        George Hamm and “crew” served the
College Fair will be Sunday, February 27           neuromuscular diseases. Team members                   congregation prior to the annual
4-7 p.m. The 2005 theme is: “Finding the           are needed to walk or for donations, either            congregational meeting and Shrove
Right College Just Got Easier”. Parents of         individual or business sponsorship. Please             Tuesday. A group of men enjoyed the
high school age youth are encouraged to            contact Lester or Lois, 837-0860. Thanks               Texas Lutheran University “Front Row
attend as there will be sessions on planning       for prayers and support.                               With Verne Lundquist and Lance
for college and financial aid information as                                                              Berkman” held at Union Station, Minute
well as representatives from numerous                A+ RATING GOOD NEWS                                  Maid Park, Houston. Pictures from the
Lutheran colleges. In 2004 Sharon                       You may have read in the national                 dinner in the narthex. Two special guests
                                                   media or heard Pastor Gronberg report at               were Melanie Heinrich, granddaughter to
Gronberg represented Augsburg College              the Congregational meeting this good
and John & Anne Walker represented                 news: Lutheran World Relief is rated                   the late Phil & Marion Nelson, and
Texas Lutheran University.         Speak to        tops by the American Institute of                      Danny Savitz. Phil Nelson, Sr. was one
Pastor Gronberg for more information.              Philanthropy for distribution of monies                of the founders of Gethsemane Men in
                                                   given for tsunami relief. LWR has the                  Mission. Gethsemane men enjoyed a
      ANNUAL RETREAT                                                                                      February tour of the newly remodeled and
     The annual Gethsemane Retreat Feb.            lowest amount spent in raising money of
                                                   10 agencies rated. The rating service said             expanded George Washington Carver
26-27 at Camp Chrysalis near Kerrville.                                                                   Museum and Culture Center. The
                                                   “Great track record; promises to give 100%
Information brochures available. Register          of tsunami relief to victims.” Gethsemane              Gethsemane “running men” invite others
by February 20 for fellowship, fun, hiking,        and members of the Lutheran community                  to join them on Saturday mornings for a
talent show, crafts, communion, campfire,          are grateful for this ministry of integrity            run around Town Lake. Contact Weldon
worship in beautiful Texas hill country.           and compassion.                                        Jones 219-1329 for more information.
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                        Non-Profit Org.
200 WEST ANDERSON LANE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752-1197 (512) 836-8560
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WEDNESDAY LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES
CONGREGATION RETREAT FEB. 26-27
CROP WALK SIGNUP

  JANUARY ALTAR GUILD                               GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                            birth of Jaycen Craig-grandparents Craig
     Thanks to those having served: Inez            CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of            & Barb praise God for the gift of life; Harlie
                                                    Art Anderson and Betty Walden—May                 Baitz chosen for Junior Honor Society
Rice, All members co-chairpersons: Verline                                                            Redeemer School; Jimmy Riley winning
Berkman, Jeanette Buehring, Dan &                   those who mourn be comforted by the Lenten
                                                    message of Christ crucified…KNOWN TO              first place San Antonio Live Stock Show…
Bobbie Griffith, Glenda Holmstrom,                  BE HOSPITALIZED: Jim Abney, Seton-                THANKS FROM: Chris & Shannon Nau
Denise Lackey, Alice Mueller, Jennifer              Central; Elmer Lundgren, St. David’s—             Errett for baptismal celebration of daughter
Rice, Anne Roefer, Adelle Rolls, Ken &              remember these friends in prayer…THANKS           Katherine Elaine; Jimmy Warren, Ardy
Linda Schulz, Anthony & Sharon Venza.               TO: Margaret Manz for ministry of music.          Davitt, Evelyn Kylberg Johnson, Pauline
    January Altar and Chancel flowers               Margaret will bless Grace congregation with       Lundgren Kroll Schilling, Oliver Nelson,
were given to the Glory of the Triune God:          her music gifts; Scott McNulty, Ralph             Dottie Johnson Sigerist for ministry during
in honor of my children Tiffany and Josh            Webb and other musicians from the                 recent hospitalization; Inez Rice & January
                                                    American Guild of Organists-Austin chapter        Altar Guild for staff and congregational
and my mother by Kay Goodlow; in honor                                                                support during their month of ministry;
of Jonathan Stapleton on his 15th                   will be assisting Sheryl Evans and
                                                    Gethsemane congregation with instrumental         Keith, Sharon & Amesly Davis for use of
birthday by Wayne & Jamie Swening; in               music ministry; GWELCA Miriam Unit                the MPR; Kevin & Jackie Kubiak for
loving memory of Sally by the Art                   for hosting annual Sweetheart event-over 60       pastoral and congregational support of their
Anderson family; in loving memory of Ed             persons enjoyed the meal, fellowship and          niece Brandee during recent successful
by Viola Hall; in loving memory of                  creative entertainment coordinated by Dar         surgery-“blessed to be members of Gethsemane
Marjorie Gustafson Flink by Ed and                  Krenek, Lane & Glenda Holmstrom;                  congregation”; the Dunahoo/Brock family
loved ones; in celebration of our 10th              Reverend Ted Burkland, retired ELCA               for use of the Steffans Parlor for baby shower;
wedding anniversary by Wayne & Jamie                pastor and father to Gethsemane member            Men In Mission for congregational response
                                                    Phil Burkland, for leading recent Encounter       to the Shrove Tuesday pancake meal–over 130
Swening; in honor of Daniel on his first
                                                    Class discussion on “evolution, creationism,      enjoyed this time of food and fellowship with
birthday by Ingrid Edlund-Berry; in                                                                   the mean raising over $500; Concordia
                                                    intelligent design” theories…
loving memory of husband & father,                                                                    University-Austin for Gethsemane members
                                                    CONGRATULATIONS TO: Greg & Shannon
Douangta and son, brother & husband                 Creager Turner on birth of their son,             Dan Dworin, Steve Howard, Weldon
Bounthanh, by the Saythongkham                      Kamden Gregory. Kamden’s sister, Kaylee           Jones and Pastor Karl Gronberg
family; in gratitude for the inclusive              Grace, and grandparents George & Gina             participation in the annual “Luth R Run”
ministry of Gethsemane Lutheran                     celebrate the gift of life; Alex & Carrie         5k. This is a fun run through the Concordia
welcoming all people to know the grace,             Jensen Richter on birth of son Reece              campus during their Homecoming week-
love and light of God by the                        Jensen. Grandparents Lee & Denise celebrate       end; the family of Betty Walden for
Saythongkham family.                                the gift of life; Joe & Kim Olson Potter          ministry at time of their loss.


           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, February 19                               SUNDAY, February 27—Lent 3                        SUNDAY, March 6—Lent 4
  9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                              8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                ELCA Global Mission Sunday
  9:00 a.m. Men in Mission Assembly (SanAntonio)     8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 6:00 p.m. LSSS “Make A Difference”                  9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
SUNDAY, February 20—Lent 2                                                                             8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy
                                                    10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
  8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy                 MONDAY, February 28                               10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy
  9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages       7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)      2:30 p.m. CROP Walk
10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy                  11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)   MONDAY, March 7
MONDAY, Feb. 21—Presidents’ Day                      6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball        7:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Ministry
          Children’s Ministry Closed                 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)         11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)
10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel                7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)               3:00 p.m. GLCM Staff Development Day
11:45 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (El Rancho Grande)     TUESDAY, March 1                                   6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)
  6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball          1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet          6:15 p.m. Sr High/College Age Basketball
  6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)           2:00 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Rm)             TUESDAY, March 8
TUESDAY, February 22                                 6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)                                                         7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)
                                                     6:30 p.m. MOPAR Club (Steffans Parlor)            9:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel (Narthex)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)              WEDNESDAY, March 2                                 9:30 a.m. Mary/Martha Unit (Music Rm)
  7:00 p.m. Czech Group (Multi-Purpose Rm)          Wednesdays in Lent schedule—front page            1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
WEDNESDAY, February 23                               7:00 p.m. Disabled Am. Veterans (Parlor)          6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
Wednesdays in Lent schedule—front page               7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)            7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (China Star)
  7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)             7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                  WEDNESDAY, March 9
  7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                   THURSDAY, March 3                                 Wednesdays in Lent schedule—front page
THURSDAY, February 24                                6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                  7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)
  9:00 a.m. Men-in-Mission Tour (Music Rm)           7:30 p.m. Ostomy Assn. (Music Room)               7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
  6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)            FRIDAY, March 4                                   THURSDAY, March 10
  6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                   9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
FRIDAY, February 25                                                                                    6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
8:30a.m.-5p.m. GLCM Vision/Hearing Screening (SP)    8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)         FRIDAY, March 11
  9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                   SATURDAY, March 5                                  9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (MPR)
SATURDAY, February 26                               10:00 a.m. CROP Walk                               8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
  9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                             11:00 a.m. Wedding Rehearsal                      SATURDAY, March 12
  5:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy                          6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy                         9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
MARCH 09, 2005            “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 4 AUSTIN, TEXAS


LENTEN CROSS PROCLAIMS VICTORIOUS RISEN CHRIST
     MARCH 13—LENT 5                               MARCH 20—PALM SUNDAY                                   MARCH 27—EASTER DAY
SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130;             SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16;              SCRIPTURE: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2,
 Romans 8:6-11; St. John 11:1-45                    Philippians 2:5-11; St. Matthew 26:14—27:66            14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; St. John 20:1-18
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, our               PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you                   PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of life, you gave
 redeemer, in our weakness we have failed           sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to              your only Son to suffer death on the cross
 to be your messengers of forgiveness and           take our flesh upon himself and to suffer               for our redemption, and by his glorious
                                                    death on the cross. Grant that we may                   resurrection you delivered us from the
 hope in the world. Renew us by your Holy                                                                   power of death. Make us die every day to
 Spirit, that we may follow your commands           share in Jesus’ obedience to your will and
                                                    in the glorious victory of the resurrection;            sin, so that we may live with him forever
 and proclaim your reign of love; through                                                                   in the joy of the resurrection; through
 your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who               through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
                                                    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy              Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
 lives and reigns with you and the Holy                                                                     reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
                                                    Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                                                                     God, now and forever. Amen
                                                     PASSION/PALM SUNDAY
 BIRTHDAY/ANNUAL MTG                                    Palm/Passion Sunday, March 20
     Family members and friends will gather                                                                  EASTER FESTIVAL
                                                   worship participants receive the traditional
with Gethsemane member Alice Lundberg              palm cross made in Africa reminding the                   Easter Sunday, March 27
Warren Sunday, March 13 to celebrate               Holy Week faithful of the first Palm Sunday             7:30 a.m. Easter Son-Rise worship
her 98th birthday. Alice is the senior member      entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Leather                             Narthex/Garden
of Gethsemane Lutheran. Pastor Karl                crosses made by Gethsemane members,                     7:30 a.m. Easter breakfast (Multi-Purpose Rm)
Gronberg will express the love and                 coordinated by Gordon & Marilyn                         8:15 a.m. Easter Resurrection Worship/
admiration of the congregation at the              Ketteman will be given as baptized                                 Holy Communion
afternoon celebration in Meridian, Texas the       Christians receive the holy eucharist. Passion/         9:30 a.m. Easter Songfest, Flowering of Cross
community where Alice was born March               Palm Sunday is the entryway into the                    10:15 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism
18, 1907 and baptized in April, 1907. This         holiest time for the community preparing                10:30 a.m. Easter Resurrection Worship
beloved woman of faith has given a witness         for the primary festival of the Christian faith.        12 noon Easter Holy Communion at the Altar
to family members and friends. The                    GETHSEMANE WOMEN                                     THE LORD IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!
members of her family ask Gethsemane                    Gethsemane WELCA Spring Retreat
members to keep Alice in daily prayers as          March 18-19 Rippy Ranch; all women are                 EASTER BAPTISM TRADITION
she continues to live her baptismal covenant.      invited to participate. Louis Ann Rippy                    A Christian tradition for is baptism
Thanks be to God for this woman of faith.          will be available for registration Sunday,             celebrated on Easter/Resurrection Sunday.
     Following the birthday celebration, Pastor    March 13 in the Narthex. March 20, Palm                Gethsemane members Dustin & Jennifer
Gronberg will represent Gethsemane Lutheran        Sunday worship includes blessing quilts                Elaine Purvis Cloud bring their daughter
at the annual meeting of Clifton Lutheran          and kits made by Gethsemane women for                  Elaine Virginia to receive the eternal
Sunset Home Corporation. This ministry             Lutheran World Relief. GWELCA hosts                    promise. Grandmother Ann Cloud and
celebrated 50 years of service to senior           congregational noon meal April 17 offering             aunt Brittney Cloud, former Gethsemane
adults in 2004. Feb. 8, 1954, on the Clifton       designated for Lutheran World Relief;                  members, travel from Paxton, IL to celebrate.
Lutheran College site established by               tickets available now for quilt drawing.               Thanks be to God for the Cloud family.
Norwegian Lutheran, a “home for the aged”
began a commitment to senior adults.                         HOLY WEEK                                    MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                               Midweek Connections begin Wed.,
Reverend Cal Goerdel, 2004 guest speaker               Palm/Passion Sunday, March 20                      March 30 for five weeks. Confirmation,
for the annual Gethsemane Lutheran Senior           8:15 a.m. Eucharist, presentation of crosses          Pastor Schnelle; youth and children’s
Adult Recognition Sunday, expresses thanks          9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages           activities, Dar Krenek; hot supper 5:30 p.m.
to congregations such as Gethsemane for             9:30 a.m. Seder Meal for confirmands & families       Adults: “Couples, Reflecting God’s Love”,
faithfully praying and supporting the ministry      10:30 a.m. Eucharist, presentation of crosses         Lee Schnelle; “Luther’s View of Faith,
of Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home.                    12 noon First Communion instruction                   Vocation & Work,” Pastor Bohls (book,
                                                     5:00 p.m. Senior High to Mueller’s                   $8), “Transcending Life’s Transitions”,
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                  Monday – Thursday, March 21-24                       David Doerfler. Eucharist 7:15 p.m.
      Senior High Spring Break                      12 noon & 7 p.m. Reading of Passion                   Confirmands/ mentors 7:30 p.m..
Extravaganza, March 15-17 from 8:30 to                          Narrative, Holy Communion
noon each day.           Youth will go to                 Maundy Thursday, March 24                               28TH ANNUAL RUN
Heatherwilde to play bingo with the senior          7:00 p.m. Eucharist, foot washing, first                   Gethsemane members and friends are
citizens, put on a carnival for GLCM, and                       communion, council installation           registering and training for the 28th Annual
work with the Colorado River Foundation.                      Good Friday, March 25                       Capitol 10 Run/Walk, Sunday April 3,
Senior High Sunday Night Gathering at               10:00 a.m. Eucharist/ stripping of altar              Easter 2. 8:10 a.m. traditional ecumenical
Kelly Mueller’s home Sunday, March 20,              11:00 a.m. Procession of the Cross                    pre-race scripture readings and prayer time,
5-8 p.m. March 26, 10 a.m. youth prepare            12 noon-12 midnight — Prayer Vigil                    begun by the late Paul G. Lundgren and
for the Easter Breakfast. No confirmation           12 - 3 p.m. “Seven Last Words from the                Pastor Karl A. Gronberg prior to joining
Wednesdays, March 16 & March 23.                                Cross” (First English)                    the expected usual throng of 15,000 for the
                                                    7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service of Darkness                9 a.m. fun run/walk start. Pictures from
      Congratulations Gethsemane youth: Jeana
Pearce, Bowie High, first place wrestling in                                                              2004 liturgy on downstairs bulletin board.
                                                         FIRST COMMUNION                                   GETHSEMANE COUNCIL
Region; Rachel Feller, Westlake High, UIL               3rd graders and above, along with
competition piano: Amanda Schnelle and             parents or grandparents are invited for                     Maundy Thursday, the 2005
Angela Schnelle, Bowie High, UIL                   instruction March 20, noon to 2:30 in the              Gethsemane Congregation Council will be
competition vocal solo and ensemble: Joel          Music Room with Pastors Schnelle and                   installed. Gethsemane is blessed with leaders
Gronberg, LBJ High, UIL competition                Bohls. First Communion may be received                 faithfully serving the baptized community.
baritone; all these musicians received highest     Maundy Thursday.                                       Please remember in prayer: Christian
rating “l”; Ben Pounds, Anderson High,                                                                    Education: Louise Eidbo, Marsha
first place Houston golf tournament. Please
                                                    THANKS FOR $2 MILLION                                 McConaughy; Congregational Life: Darla
                                                        Saturday and Sunday past, Gethsemane              Elam, Denise Schulz; Property: Greg
contact the church office with accomplishments     members and friends participated with                  Johnson, John Kingsbury; Social Ministry:
of youth. Gethsemane Lutheran supports             persons of faith from the Greater Austin               Jennifer Cloud, Babs Chandrasoma;
youth ministry as the young members of             area in the 27th Annual CROP WALK.                     Stewardship & Finance: Lee Crenshaw,
the community live out their baptism.              Every year from the beginning of this Church           Michael Murphy; Worship & Music:
        MEN IN MISSION                             World Service Hunger walk Gethsemane                   Thom Prentice, Ron Tigue.
    Gethsemane men and guests, March 17,           provided sponsors, walkers and runners.
                                                   CROP leaders informed Pastor Gronberg on                 “BIRDIE BROTHERS” GOLF TOURNAMENT
9 a.m. visit Erwin Center and Wendlandt                                                                                  BENEFITING
                                                   Monday of this week that with generous
Brokerage Co. George Wendlandt will tell           gifts from this years event over $2 million                GETHSEMANE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
about family business. Lunch at Nuevo Leon.        has been received during these 27 years.                         SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH
    Evening group Thursday, March 17,                                                                                   AVERY RANCH
                                                   Thanks people of faithful stewardship                             SIGN UP BY CALLING
5:30 p.m., Music Room view and discuss             giving during these 27 years time, talent                  BARB OR WELDON JONES, 219-1329
“The Passion of Christ”. Supper provided.          and money! You have blessed millions!
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RESURRECTION MORNING CELEBRATION MARCH 27

             IN MEMORY                            ways. Christian gratitude is expressed to        Katharine by Randy & Sandi Dodd; in
Arthur Raymond “Art” Anderson, a                  son Kenneth and family: Linda, David             loving memory of Evelyn Kylberg Johnson
baptized Christian and a confirmed member         Quint, Kendall Wayne, Jason Kirk and             by her family; in celebration of our wedding
of Gethsemane Lutheran claimed the eternal        their loved ones. Evelyn has given to her        by Christopher & Katherine Riedel Bode.
promise of his baptism Tuesday, February          family and friends a legacy of faith, hope
1, 2005. The memorial liturgy was Sunday,         and love. The sacred scriptures bring the        GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS
                                                  hope filled vision: “None of us lives to         CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of:
February 20. Art was devoted to his family                                                         Ted Powers; Thereon Phillip Spruill, Jr.,
and raised three daughters with his beloved       self..none of us dies to self. We live to the
wife of 55 years, Mary Ellen, who predeceased     Lord and we die to the Lord, so whether we       James D. Stawser, Verlin Wiesepape, Ivy
him in 2000. Gethsemane members express           love or die, we belong to the Lord” (Romans      Swening Lind, Marvin Weirich—May
thanks to the God of life for Art’s love for      14: 7-8)                                         those who mourn be comforted by the Lenten
nature, his willingness to share his faith in     Blessed be the memory of Evelyn K. Johnson       message of Christ crucified…KNOWN TO
the Christian Education ministry of the                                                            BE HOSPITALIZED: Elmer Lundgren, St.
congregation and his “shalom” greeting to
                                                  FEBRUARY ALTAR GUILD                             David’s—remember this friend in prayer…
                                                       Thanks to those having served: Gwen         THANKS TO: Viola Hall and Beverly Helsel
everyone. The prayers of Gethsemane               Ericson, Sandra Baylor, CoChairs; Claudia
congregation are offered for the members                                                           for Lenten soup meals; Helen Maidment
                                                  Gann, David Ryan Riley, Dee Riley, Ashley        for retreat pictures…CONGRATULATIONS TO:
of his immediate and extended family. The         Sauceda, Dorothy Sauceda, Wilma Wheatley.
sacred scriptures bring the hope filled vision:                                                    Bruce & Wesley Eby Johnson on birth of
                                                       February Altar and Chancel flowers          son Keith Christian-baptism scheduled
“For I am certain that neither death...nor        were given to the Glory of the Triune God: in
anything in all creation will separate us                                                          April 10; Paul & Sarah Shoenfelt Rainer
                                                  loving memory of Sharon Nagy Ramirez by          on birth of daughter Emma Grace; Rick &
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our          the Sally Nagy family; in loving memory of
Lord” ( Romans 8:38 & 39)                         Leonard on the anniversary of our wedding,       Lana Dunahoo Brock on birth of daughter
  Blessed be the memory of Art Anderson           February 7, 1942, by Doris Smith; in loving      Elizabeth Susana, Mother’s Day baptism
                                                  memory of Harlie’s mother Pam on the             planned; Matthew & Brenda Baylor
             IN MEMORY                                                                             Lorenz on baptism of daughter Riley Allison
Evelyn Kylberg Johnson, a baptized                anniversary of her birthday by Joe, Pat and
Christian and a confirmed member of               Harlie Baitz; in loving memory of Art            Sunday past; Christopher Bode &
Gethsemane Lutheran claimed the eternal           Anderson and in celebration of Emma              Katherine Riedel, Daniel Savitz & Melanie
promise of her baptism Sunday, February           Register, our granddaughter, on her 4th          Heinrich married recently; Jeff Gardner
20, 2005. The memorial liturgy was held           birthday by Merrill & Pat Austin; in loving      running the marathon-well done; Christine
at Gethsemane Lutheran Wednesday,                 memory of Wendy Westerman Kouts, our             Berkland, UT-Austin and Dr. Sharon
February 23. Evelyn loved the gift of life.       daughter and mother, by Jack & Judy              Gronberg, Texas State Unv. presentors
She nurtured relationships with family            Westerman, Alicia, Tiffany and Crystal           recent SITE Conference (Society of
members and friends. She loved “her               Kouts; in loving memory of James by Flo          Information Technology and Education)
John”. Together they offered Swedish              Laubach; in loving memory of Art Anderson        Phoenix, Az; Lester & Lois Johnson for
hospitality to everyone entering their lives.     by the Adult Sunday Bible Class; in loving       support of MDA…THANKS FROM: Jim
Gethsemane congregation received the gift         memory of Art Anderson by his                    Abney, Diana Bartko, Paul Kronbergs for
of loving commitment to pastors,                  grandchildren: Andrew, Laura, Ellen and          ministry during hospitalization; Camp
congregants as they encouraged the                Sarah; in celebration of the baptismal           Chrysalis for Gethsemane annual retreat
ministry of the community in numerous             anniversaries of daughters Angela and            tradition—reserve Feb. 25-6, 2006.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, March 12                                THURSDAY, March 17                               HOLY SATURDAY, March 26
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             8:30 a.m. Sr. High Spring Break Service          9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
SUNDAY, March 13—Lent 5                            9:00 a.m. Men in Mission (Music Room)           10:00 a.m. Youth set up for Breakfast (MPR)
     ELCA World Hunger Appeal Sunday               5:30 p.m. Men in Mission (Music Room)           3 & 6 p.m. The Easter Triumph (Burger Ctr)
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)          EASTER SUNDAY, March 27
 8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy                                                                         (SEE FRONT PAGE FOR SCHEDULE)
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages       6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
                                                  FRIDAY, March 18                                  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy
 3:00 p.m. Clifton Lutheran Home Mtg               9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                  2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Communion
 5:00 p.m. Sons of Norway (Music Room)             7:00 p.m. Women’s Spring Retreat                MONDAY, March 28
MONDAY, March 14                                   8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)        7:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Ministry
           Children’s Ministry Closed             SATURDAY, March 19                                7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room
 6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball                     Women’s Spring Retreat              TUESDAY, March 29
 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Rm)          9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                           7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)
TUESDAY, March 15                                 SUNDAY, March 20—1st Day of Holy Week             9:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel (Narthex)
 8:30 a.m. Sr. High Spring Break Service                                                           1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)       (SEE FRONT PAGE FOR HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE)
                                                                                                    6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartment Chapel          8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)          7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet         MON., March 21—2nd Day of Holy Week              WEDNESDAY, March 30
 6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)             7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-Th)       9:00 a.m. Heatherwilde Chapel
 7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)       10:30 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel             12 Noon Eucharist
 7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)            TUES., March 22, Passover—3rd Day of Holy Week    5:30 p.m. MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
 7:30 p.m. OCD (Lower Level Kitchen)              1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet         7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)
WEDNESDAY, March 16                                6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
8:30 a.m. Sr. High Spring Break Service                                                             7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
                                                   7:00 p.m. Czech Group (Multi-Purpose Rm)        THURSDAY, March 31
 12 noon Lenten Eucharist (sanctuary)             WED., March 23—4th Day of Holy Week
12:30 p.m. Sack Lunch Fellowship                                                                   11 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinity Place Open House
 2:30 p.m. Trinity Care Center Birthday Party        9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
  5:30 p.m. Prayer Team (Steffans Parlor)            7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Rm)          FRIDAY, April 1
 6:00 p.m. Soup, Sandwich, conversations          MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 24                         9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
 7:00 p.m. “Lenten Evening Prayer”                GOOD FRIDAY, March 25                             8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)           Children’s Ministry Closed                       SATURDAY, April 2
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                   8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)         9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
MARCH 30, 2005              “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 5 AUSTIN, TEXAS


    EASTER COMMUNITY PROCLAIMS LIFE
      APRIL 3—EASTER 2                                     APRIL 10—EASTER 3                                    APRIL 17—EASTER 4
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16;              SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-             SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; 1
 1 Peter 1:3-9; St. John 20:19-31                     3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; St. Luke 24:13-35           Peter 2:19-25; St. John 10:1-10
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, with                PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, by the                       PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of all power,
 joy we celebrate the festival of our Lord’s          humiliation of your Son you lifted up this             you called from death our Lord Jesus, the
 resurrection. Graciously help us to show             fallen world, rescuing us from the                     great shepherd of the sheep. Send us as
 the power of the resurrection in all that            hopelessness of death. Grant your faithful             shepherds to rescue the lost, to heal the
 we say and do; through your Son, Jesus               people a share in the joys that are eternal;           injured, and to feed one another with
 Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with           through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,               knowledge and understanding; through
 you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now                who lives and reigns with you and the Holy             your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who
                                                      Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                 lives and reigns with you and the Holy
 and forever. Amen
                                                                                                             Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
       28TH ANNUAL RUN                                       EASTER BAPTISM
                                                          Bruce & Wesley Eby Johnson bring                      GWELCA LUNCHEON
     Gethsemane members and friends                                                                              Easter Monday, Gethsemane WELCA
                                                     their infant son, Keith Christian Johnson,
meet 8:10 a.m. Sunday, April 3, Easter 2,            to the baptismal font for the eternal                  sent 24 quilts, 150 school kits, 27 sewing
for the traditional ecumenical pre-race              promise. Rejoicing with their baby brother             kits, 100 health kits, 14 pounds of soap all
scripture readings and prayer time, begun            will be his sisters Emma Jane and Helen                packaged in 27 boxes weighing 601 pounds
by the late Paul G. Lundgren and Pastor              McLain. May God continue to bless this                 to Lutheran World Relief.            Thanks
Karl A. Gronberg, held prior to joining              family with the gifts of grace.                        women for your commitment to this world
the expected usual throng of 15,000 for the                                                                 wide A+ rated ministry.
9 a.m. start of the 28th Annual Capitol 10                  SALVATION ARMY                                       Mary/Martha Unit Tuesday, April 12,
Run/Walk. Pastor Susan Schnelle will                     Representatives from the Salvation                 9:30 a.m., Donna Olson program leader,
participate with Pastor Gronberg in the pre-         Army share in worship joining with                     Gloria Cooper hostess. Miriam Unit
run/walk liturgy.                                    members of Gethsemane Lutheran in                      Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m., Peggy Horton
                                                     recognizing Ron Kingsbury for his years                program leader, Bobbie Griffith hostess.
  LSSS REPRESENTATIVE                                of ministry with this important expression                  GWELCA hosts congregational noon
     Reverend Mel Swoyer, Lutheran                   of the Easter community. Austin, Texas                 meal April 17 offering designated for
Social Services of the South staff member            and around the world, Salvation Army                   Lutheran World Relief; tickets available
joins Pastor Kent Bohls leading 8:15 and             members join people of faith in expressing             for quilt drawing.
10:30 a.m. Gethsemane Easter liturgies.              the dignity and value of every human
Share in the 50 Day Easter celebration:              being. Congratulations to Gethsemane                   MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
“The Lord is risen, he is risen indeed, alleluia!”   member Ron Kingsbury & family for their                     Easter Season Midweek Connections
                                                     service to the people of Austin, Texas.                Wednesday, March 30 for five weeks.
 WEEK OF YOUNG CHILD                                                                                        Confirmation, Pastor Schnelle; youth and
     12th Annual Festival for Parents                     FIFTY DAY FESTIVAL                                children’s activities, Dar Krenek; hot
and Children, Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m.-                 The Easter Season is the primary festival         supper 5:30 p.m. Adults: “Couples,
5 p.m. Palmer Auditorium, prelude event              in the Christian community. For 50 Days                Reflecting God’s Love”, Lee Schnelle;
                                                     the baptized people of God proclaim the                “Luther’s View of Faith, Vocation &
for the annual Gethsemane Lutheran
                                                     Good News of the victory of the Risen Christ           Work,” Pastor Bohls (book, $8),
Children’s Ministry Week of the Young
                                                     over death, sin, evil, hatred and all that             “Transcending Life’s Transitions”, David
Child April 4-8. Special events held every           separates human beings from God and one
day: Monday-PJ Day; Tuesday, Crazy                                                                          Doerfler.       Eucharist 7:15 p.m.
                                                     another. Baptized believers are invited to             Confirmands/ mentors 7:30 p.m.
Clothing Day; Wednesday, Sports Theme                follow a healthy diet of feasting during these
Day; Thursday, Hat Day; Friday, Trike/               50 days. Please refer to the Easter Season                     MEN IN MISSION
Bike Day. All week long the children will            worship bulletin insert for “feast suggestions.”            Twenty Gethsemane men and women
be learning trike safety. Special thanks to               A great joy to witness the Easter                 enjoyed the March Men in Mission tour to
Javier Martinez providing moon walk for              faithful on Resurrection morning! Thanks               the UT Frank Erwin Center and the tour of
Wednesdays activities; Gethsemane                    everyone for making Holy Week and                      the Wendlandt Brokerage Co. Thanks to
member Kelly Thorstad, M.D. will lead                Easter morning a time for spiritual growth             George Wendlandt for his informative
discussion “Let’s Talk About Children-               and celebration: Sharon Kite/ March                    talk on the founding of the company by his
Body, Mind and Spirit. Dr. Thorstad is a             Altar Guild; Gethsemane musicians led                  father and the family history.
respected Austin pediatrician with Lone              by Carol Nelson, JoAnn Gerbig, Sheryl                       Gethsemane men and guests, Thursday,
Star Pediatrics. Thanks to the Carl &                Johnson Evans, Dar Joy Krenek; Joel                    April 21, 9 a.m. Music Room. visit Austin
Marie Jo Anderson Foundation for                     Gronberg, Chris Jurgens, Will Jurgens                  Film Studios. Bus leaves 10 a.m.
commitment to children and GLCM care                 and Ron Schaeffer, brass quartet; Darla                     Evening group Thursday, April 21,
staff with grants for student/ teacher               Elam, Babs Chandrasoma, Ron Tigue,                     7:00 p.m., Music Room, discuss The Da
enrichment opportunities.                            John      Kingsbury Gethsemane                         Vinci Code.
                                                     Congregation Council; Elaine Virginia
      ADULT EDUCATION                                Cloud and family celebrating Easter                    PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS
     Pastor Bohls leads 9:30 a.m. Sunday             morning baptism; donors of over 100                        Gethsemane Congregation Council
series “Opening the Door to Luther and               Easter lilies; Maundy Thursday foot                    members Greg Johnson, John
the Reformation” through May 10. The                 washing participants: Johnny Hoff,                     Kingsbury, Ron Tigue and Pastor Karl
class will learn about Martin Luther and his         Milton Hansen, Stacy Oncken and                        Gronberg have been coordinating the
beloved “Katie”; Reformation art and the             Hadley, Jeanna Pearce, Stacy Oncken,                   exterior painting of the sanctuary,
influence of J.S.Bach music on the                   Babs & Mihira Chandrasoma, Meg and                     education wing and education building.
Reformation tradition and the church.                Colby; first communion participants;                   The contractor had most of the work done
     Pastor Schnelle continues the YACHT             Thomas Greinert, Sydney Denton, Riley                  prior to Easter Sunday with the remainder
Club (18-30+ ) Bible Study in the                    Brown, Alexandra Anderson, Hannah                      to be finished Easter week. Spring is an
                                                     Jurgens, Kaitlyn Dunahoo, Kendall                      excellent time to clean up and spruce up
Education Building Conference Room.
                                                     Evans, Stepahnie Huston, Kathleen                      the Gethsemane property. Thanks property
Valerie Johnson, GLCM and Liz Yocum,
                                                     McKenney; women participating in Good                  committee for leadership.
Foster Grandparent Program, lead Encounter
Class discussion on “The Week of the                 Friday Stripping of Altar.                             YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE
Young Child.”                                           “BIRDIE BROTHERS” GOLF TOURNAMENT                        Reserve Saturday evening, April 30
                                                                     BENEFITING                             for 6 p.m. meal served by Gethsemane
     QUIET GARDEN EVENT                                   GETHSEMANE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY                    youth, prepared by the Men in Mission and
     Pastor Bohls & Joan are hosting a                          SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH                        followed by entertainment by Gethsemane
contemplative quiet event at the 9E Ranch                           AVERY RANCH                             Youth; there will be live and silent auction
                                                                 SIGN UP BY CALLING
Sunday, April 3, 3:30—7:30. See the                       BARB OR WELDON JONES, 219-1329                    items; all funding will assist in summer
flyers in the narthex or Gethsemane office.                                                                 youth ministries. Watch for further details.
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APRIL 16 GLCM GOLF TOURNAMENT
APRIL-JUNE DEVOTIONALS IN NARTHEX

              IN MEMORY                                 March Altar and Chancel flowers were             Doris Stork Wukasch, Justine “Kay”
James “Jim” Edmonson Abney, a baptized              given to the Glory of the Triune God: in             Bohls; Norris “Smokey” Kerr—may all
Christian and confirmed member of                   honor of Mark & Alice Mueller on their               be comforted by the Easter message…
Gethsemane Lutheran claimed the eternal             25th wedding anniversary by their family;            CONGRATULATIONS TO: Ashley Doerfler
promise of his baptism Thursday, March              in celebration of the baptism of our daughter        Katz, UT-Austin School of Social Work
10, 2005. The memorial liturgy was held at          Riley Allison by Matthew & Brenda Baylor             Student of the Year; Jason Katz, 2nd prize
Gethsemane Sunday, March 13. Jim lived              Lorenz; in loving memory of Ivy Swening              winner, Austin Chronicle short story
his baptism expressing love for family and                                                               competition; Walt & Peggy Horton, The
friends. Jim delighted in helping others            Lind by Cheryl Swening, Wayne Swening
                                                    & family; in celebration of the wedding of           Easter Triumph; Paul & Nancy Kronbergs
sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure.                                                          and family on gift to First Lutheran,
Gethsemane Lutheran was blessed with the            Melanie Elizabeth Heinrich and Daniel                Edinburg, Texas of Allen Quantum Organ
leadership Jim offered serving on the 1972          Eric Savitz by Dr. Curtis & Betty Nelson             in loving memory of Nancy’s parents
pastoral call committee and congregation            Heinrich; in loving honor of Alice Warren            Martha & Ervin Jasman; Trinity Place
council. Christian love is extended to his          and in celebration of her 98th birthday by           Apartments 20th anniversary. Pastor
faithful wife of 50 years, Lo Ann Burch             her family; in loving memory of Jim Abney            Gronberg leads monthly chapel with residents;
Abney; brother, David Lewis Abney;                  by his family; in loving memory of                   Patrick & Kelly Noren Galbraith birth of
daughters, Kim Abney Davis and husband,             grandfather, Raymond Anderson, by Allie,             Allison Elizabeth. Ryan & Travis rejoice
Walt; Kristi Abney Larkam and husband,              Paige, Kate and Carly Anderson; in loving            join grandparents George & Roxann praising
Charles; grandchildren, Kristen, Kalle,             memory of Eufemia on the 95th anniversary            the God of life…THANKS FROM: Paul &
Kaitlin, Tiffany, Charles, Alexandra;                                                                    Sarah Shoenfelt Rainier for flowers/ministry
extended family and friends. The sacred             of her birthday, in loving memory of Swen
scriptures bring the Easter promise: “I am the      on the 90th anniversary of his birthday, and,        at time of birth of Emma Grace; Ken &
resurrection and the life” (St. John 11:25)         in honor of Gannon & Sylvia Bartles on               Linda Cardwell and family, family of
  Blessed be the memory of Jim Abney                their 1st wedding anniversary by Dorothy             Thereon P. Spruill, Jr., family of Justine
                                                    Skoglund, Gillis & Janet Bartles; in loving          “Kay” Bohls for ministry; Alice Warren,
   MARCH ALTAR GUILD                                memory of Carl, Hilma, Bessie and Hazel              Alvina Sassman, Joyce Skinner, Gordon
    Thanks to those having served: Sharon           Bergstrom; Eric, Ethel and Doris Anderson            Ketteman, Gloria Cooper, Carroll
Kite, Chairperson; Nina Bjerregaard,                                                                     Holmstrom for ministry during recent
Corrie Davitt, JoAnn Gerbig, John &                 by Carl W. Anderson and family; in loving
                                                    memory of Justine “Kay” Bohls by her family.         hospitalization/illness; Kate & Chris Bode
Clare Kingsbury, Joyce Kingsbury,                                                                        for preparation and celebration of recent
Valerie Murphy, Becky Rippy, Louis                  GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                               wedding; Seminarian Erik Gronberg for
Ann Rippy, Darlene Werchan.                         CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of:              support, encouragement, preparing for graduation.
           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, April 2                                   SATURDAY, April 9                                    SATURDAY, April 16
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                              8 a.m.-Noon GLCM Spring Work Party                     9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 1:00 p.m. Interfaith Care Alliance Picinic (MPR)    9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                                 1:30 p.m. GLCM “Birdie Brothers” (Avery Ranch)
SUNDAY, April 3—Easter 2                             6:00 p.m. Wedding liturgy
Daylight Saving Time Begins—                                                                               4:00 p.m. Community Event (Multi-Purpose Rm)
                                                    SUNDAY, April 10—Easter 3                              6:30 p.m. Wedding liturgy
  move clock forward 1 hour                              ELCA World Hunger Appeal Sunday
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                                                                 SUN., April 17—Easter 4
                                                               Salvation Army Sunday                       8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 8:10 a.m. Capitol 10 Pre-race Liturgy
 8:15 a.m. Easter Holy Communion                     8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
                                                     8:15 a.m. Easter Worship                              8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages                                                               9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
10:30 a.m. Easter Holy Communion                     9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
                                                    10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism                 10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism
 1:30 p.m. Parson House Holy Communion
 3:30 p.m. “Quiet Time” (Bohls’ 9E Ranch)           10:30 a.m. Easter Worship                            10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Liturgy
MONDAY, April 4 Week of the Young Child              5:00 p.m. Sons of Norway (Music Room)                12 Noon GWELCA-LWR Luncheon/Quilt Drawing
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)          MONDAY April 11                                        5-8 p.m. Sr. High Sunday Night Gathering (Hamm Home)
 5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Music Rm)          7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-Th)          MONDAY, April 18
 6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)               6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball           7:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Ministry
 6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball           6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” (Parlor)   10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel
  6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”          TUESDAY April 12                                       6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball
TUESDAY, April 5 Week of the Young Child             7:30 a.m. Scandinavian Tour                           6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” (Parlor)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha Unit (MR)
 1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Room)                                                                  TUESDAY, April 19
 6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)               1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)
 7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)          6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel
WED., April 6 Week of the Young Child                7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Red Lobster)                    1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch (Narthex)                    WEDNESDAY April 13                                     6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
 12 noon Holy Communion (sanctuary)                  12 noon Holy Communion (sanctuary)
                                                                                                           7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unity (Parlor)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supper (Multi-Purpose Room)          5:30-6:30 p.m. Supper (Multi-Purpose Room)
 6:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (Youth Loft)           6:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (Youth Loft)             7:30 p.m. OCD (Lower Level Kitchen)
 6:15 p.m. Adult Classes                             6:15 p.m. Adult Classes                             WED., April 20 (See April 13)
 7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)       7:15 p.m. Holy Communion (sanctuary)                 THURS., April 21
 7:15 p.m. Holy Communion (sanctuary)                7:30 p.m. Confirmation Youth meet with Mentors        9:00 a.m. Men in Mission
 7:30 p.m. Confirmation Youth meet with Mentors      7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                       6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)                7:00 p.m. Men in Mission
 7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)             THURSDAY, April 14                                     FRIDAY, April 22
THURSDAY, April 7 Week of the Young Child                                                                8:30am-4pm GWELCA Event-Trinity Care Center Shop
 7:30 p.m. Ostomy Product Fair/Dinner (MPR)          6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
FRIDAY, April 8 Week of the Young Child             FRIDAY, April 15                                       9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                     9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (narthex)                       8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (MPR)                   6:30 p.m. Wedding Liturgy — KAG                     SAT., April 23
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)              9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
APRIL 20, 2005             “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 6 AUSTIN, TEXAS


BAPTISMS, MUSIC, WEDDINGS CELEBRATE EASTER FAITH
     APRIL 24—EASTER 5                                      MAY 1—EASTER 6                                        MAY 8—EASTER 7
SCRIPTURE: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5,              SCRIPTURE: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-                             MOTHER’S DAY
 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; St. John 14:1-14             18; 1 Peter 3:13-22; St. John 14:15-21                SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10,
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, form the                  PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, from whom                     33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11;
 minds of your faithful people into a single         all good things come: Lead us by the                   St. John 17:1-11
 will. Make us love what you command                 inspiration of your Spirit to think those             PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and eternal
 and desire what you promise, that, amid all         things which are right, and by your                    God, your Son our Savior is with you in
 the changes of this world, our hearts may           goodness help us to do them; through
 be fixed where true joy is found; through                                                                  eternal glory. Give us faith to see that,
                                                     your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who                   true to his promise, he is among us still,
 your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who                lives and reigns with you and the Holy
 lives and reigns with you and the Holy                                                                     and will be with us to the end of time; who
                                                     Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                 lives and reigns with you and the Holy
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
                                                           EASTER BAPTISMS                                  Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
       EASTER BAPTISMS                                    Gethsemane members Lee & Mary
     Brittany Anne Bird Binder, baptized            Clare Carpenter Porter along with their
                                                                                                                  EASTER BAPTISM
confirmed member of Gethsemane Lutheran,                                                                        Gethsemane members Rick & Lana
                                                    daughter Clare Ellen, baptized July 15, 2001,
granddaughter of Gethsemane members                                                                        Dunahoo Brock and son Zachary Nathaniel
                                                    present their twin sons/brothers Colton Lee
Jimmy & Ingrid Burkman Warren and                   and Daniel Gray for the eternal promise of             baptized August 8, 1999, present their infant
daughter to Gethsemane members Don &                grace and mercy. Lee & Mary Clare were                 daughter/sister Elizabeth Susannah to the
Joyce Warren Bird, rejoices Easter 5, April         married at Gethsemane May 15, 1999. May                Easter community on Mother’s Day, to receive
24, as son Caden Eugene and husband                 the God of the Easter alleluia bless this              the promised inheritance of the people of
Mason Eugene are baptized into the eternal          family as they grow in grace.                          God. Rick & Lana were married at Gethsemane
promise of the Holy Trinity: Creator,                                                                      May 11, 1996. May the blessings of the
                                                         Gethsemane Youth will lead the May 1
Redeemer and Sanctifier. Brittany and                                                                      God of life bless this faithful family.
                                                    liturgy serving as ushers, lectors, cantors, and
Mason were married at Gethsemane April 6,
2002. Blessings to the Binder family and            preacher.      All ages of the baptized                MOTHER/DAUGHTER BRUNCH
their loved ones as they live the baptismal         community celebrate the Easter story!                       Gethsemane Women ELCA offer a
covenant experiencing in daily life the grace           GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                   Mother’s Day weekend brunch potluck
and mercy proclaimed by the Easter community.            Gethsemane is blessed by the faithful             Sat., May 7, 10 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room.
                                                    participation of youth in congregational                    GWELCA raised over $700, with
J.S. BACH EMPHASIS SUNDAY                                                                                  Thrivent Matching Funds, for Lutheran
     Members and friends of Gethsemane              ministry. For one night only… “Live from
                                                    the fabulous Gethsemane Lutheran Church                World Relief. Pat Helsley, Jackie Kubiak’s
traveling with Pastor Kent & Joan Bohls
to Germany in May will learn Sunday, April          Multi-Purpose Room”, Dinner Theater                    mother, won the GWELCA quilt!
24, of J.S. Bach. Gethsemane member,                Saturday, April 30. Doors open 5:30 p.m.,              Congratulations and thanks everyone!
Dr. Robert Hoeferkamp will offer insight            dinner by Gethsemane Men in Mission 6 p.m.,
                                                    Talent Showcase begins 7 p.m. There will
                                                                                                                   SENDING FORTH
into the life and witness of Bach. To                                                                           Gethsemane Pilgrims will be sent forth
highlight this learning opportunity, special        be a Silent & Live Auction. Tickets: $8.
                                                    Childcare will be provided in the “Dinner              May 8 during morning worship, on their
music of Bach will be played by guest                                                                      travels to the land of Martin Luther, to visit
organist, Scott McNulty, JoAnn Gerbig’s             Theater Kid Zone” for $5 per child. Kid
                                                    Zone will feature peanut butter sandwiches,            Eisenach, Erfurt, Wartburg Castle, Wittenberg,
piano student, Chantel Pham, Gethsemane                                                                    Eisleben, Bamberg, Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden,
member Brian Streeter. The Sanctuary                snacks, crafts and entertainment. There will
                                                    be live and silent auction items including:            Nurenberg, and Lutheran Camp Siloah.
Choir, directed by Carol Nelson, will sing
at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, the Bach                 dinners at Pastors’ homes, a Joan Bohls                Traveling with Pastor Kent & Joan Bohls:
composition “Alleluia for Christ the Lord           painting, Fair Trade basket of goodies, beautiful      Phil & Christine Berkland, Becky Boyer,
is Risen”. Join the Easter community                quilt by Gethsemane Women ELCA; proceeds               Susie Branch, Janelle Hebbe, Alan &
celebrating the music witness to the Glory          will benefit Gethsemane summer youth                   Cathy Jarl, Carolyn Johnson, Curtis &
of God as expressed by J.S. Bach.                   ministries. Please email Renita Feller, (grfeller      Wanda Johnson, Donna Johnson, Sharon
                                                    @sbcglobal.net), or call 347-0121 to make              Kite, Dar Krenek, Will & Carol Laubach,
            GLCM NEWS                               donation of items for the silent auction. If that      Tutty Maixner, Virginia Marek, Bob &
     8 a.m.-12 noon Saturday, April 23              is not enough, look at this special opportunity!       Nancy Murray, Chuck & Gladys Neece,
Gethsemane members, parents of children             Drawing for a portable DVD Player. Tickets             Terry & Mary Lou Newman, Donna
enrolled in Gethsemane Lutheran Children                                                                   Olson, Tom & Kay Rodgers, Ken & Pat
                                                    now on Sale! 1 Ticket $2, 6 Tickets $10.
Ministry will participate in a Spring clean                                                                Surley, Don & Georganna Swenson,
up day. With the numerous improvements                   Confirmation Banquet, May 4, 7 p.m.
                                                    Congregation invited to fajita dinner by               Walter Toll. Please pray for these travelers.
in recent weeks to the Gethsemane property,
                                                    Juanita Flores.
the teachers/care givers in the Infant Room,                                                               SALVATION ARMY THANKS
Helen Cochran, Vicki Waddell, Linda                 ELCA EXPRESSES THANKS                                        Major Daniel H. New, Salvation Army
Bradshaw donated their time and resources                Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop,                 Area Commander, sent a letter of thanks for
to sand, paint and decorate the Ladies Powder       Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,                the invitation to participate in the 28th
Room with new baskets, carpet and mirror.           sent the following letter to “The People of            anniversary/retirement celebration of
They invite Gethsemane members to visit and         God, Gethsemane Lutheran, Austin, Texas.               Gethsemane member Ron Kingsbury’s
see their work. Thanks Helen, Vicki and Linda       Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we            Salvation Army ministry. He expressed
for your commitment to children’s ministry.         are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake            gratitude for the $1,000 gift given by
     Thanks Weldon & Barb Jones and                 of the world. You, of Gethsemane, know well            Gethsemane for shared ministry and the
Keith & Angelica Lundquist for the                  the significance of these words. In your               hospitality Gethsemane congregation
annual “Birdie Brothers” Golf Fund raiser.          community, you are demonstrating the call of           expressed to members of the Salvation Army
Initial results indicate over $6500-a record        Christ and the love Christ through the
amount donated by golfers and sponsors!                                                                    present for the worship/reception.
                                                    ministries of your congregation. Your house            Gethsemane Congregation Council members
Thanks everyone for supporting GLCM.                of worship is a house where all people can             Denise Schulz and Darla Elam
2005 VIKING FEST WEEK END                           gather to hear the Word and receive the                coordinated the reception; Lee Crenshaw
     Viking Fest is a celebration of the            sacraments. You reach out to your neighbors            presented the financial gift and Jennifer
settlement and contributions of Swedes,             with the Good News of Jesus Christ. You                Cloud presented Ron with a Lutheran Book
Norwegians, Danes, Finns and Icelanders             feed the hungry and visit the sick. You set            of Worship. Thanks council members and all
to the cultural, spiritual, economic, educational   an example to those who know you and see               present. Pictures on narthex bulletin board of
history of Texas and America through the            Christ in you….I understand Gethsemane                 the Kingsbury family including Ron’s mother
sharing of heritage. The event will be held         provided in 2004 $42,960 for ELCA mission              Myrtle from Port Huron, Mich.
at the Waco Convention Center April 22-             support. I want to thank you for your
24. Cost: $6-adults, $3-youth & seniors.            generosity and leadership in the practice of                         YACHT CLUB
Times: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11           giving generously...thanks for your                         Young Adults Celebrating Him
a.m. to 6 p.m. An ecumenical liturgy will           faithfulness.”     The entire letter from              Together ages 18 to 30+ 7 p.m. Friday, May 6,
be held Sunday 9:30 a.m. For more                   Bishop Hanson will be shared by Pastor                 Putt Putt Golf - Burnet Rd. Contact Denise
information see www. vikingfest.com.                Gronberg with the worshipping community.               Schulz, Dana Elam, or Jennifer Cloud.
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                                                       Mother’s Day
                                                         May 8

ELCA GLOBAL MISSION APRIL 24
GETHSEMANE YOUTH DINNER THEATER APRIL 30
ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL MAY 8

             IN MEMORY                               THANKS TO: Thrivent providing matching             Gladys Hanson gives thanks to the God of
     Norris Delbert “Smokey” Kerr, a                 funds for: GWELCA’s Lutheran World                 life; Leisha Johnson, named player of the
baptized Christian and confirmed associate           Relief event, GLCM’s Golf Tournament,              week for North Texas Junior College Athletic
member of Gethsemane claimed the promise             Gethsemane Youth Event; Kelly                      Conference softball, named to Dean’s list;
of his baptism Good Friday, March 25,                Thorstad, M.D., Lunch Bunch                        Donna Olson and Darla Elam to be
2005. Memorial liturgies held at Taylor              presentation “Medications and Children”            commissioned Stephen Ministers LSSS
Brethren Church and Gethsemane Lutheran.             coordinated by GLCM staff; TLU students,           Heatherwilde ministry…THANKS FROM:
     “Smokey” was a fun loving person                Wil Bassett and Alice Schnelle for                 Dustin & Jennifer Cloud baptism of Elaine
enjoying the gift of life. Following the
death of his first wife, Clara Marek, he             participation in the Easter 4 liturgy…             Virginia; Bruce & Wesley Johnson baptism
married in l989 Florence Medack. Together            CONGRATULATIONS TO: Greg & Lori                    of Keith Christian; Randall Eric Baylor
they participated in activities of the senior        Sullivan Althaus on birth of Avery Nicole;         his baptism; Alvina Sassman for flowers
citizens centers. He served the U.S. Army/           sister Ashlynn, grandparents Steve & Martha        and ministry; Lucille Parker for birthday
the Pennsylvania and Texas National                  and extended family rejoice—baptism scheduled      flowers; Viola Hall and Verline Berkman
Guards. He was a participant in the                  Father’s Day, June 19; Dean & Lauri Calk           for birthday flowers; Carroll & Karen
Gethsemane Wednesday noon eucharist.                 Lundquist; Daniel & Jeannell Anderson              Holmstrom ministry during hospitalization;
     Christian ministry is expressed to Flo,         Smith recently married; Kolby Evans                family of Doris Stork Wukasch for ministry;
his devoted and caring wife of 15 years and          graduating from basic training; pictures           Dorothy & David Skoglund for ministry;
members of the extended family. The                  Gethsemane Youth Bulletin Board; Keisuke           Laura Riddell for flowers and ministry
words of the Good Friday liturgy bring the           Adams, Cedar Park High, auditioned UT-             during hospitalization; Don Roefer for
eternal promise: “Today you shall be with            Austin music department, chosen #1 among           flowers celebrating birthday and ministry
me.” (St. Luke 23:43 )                               incoming freshman, to study physics;               during recent hospitalization; Vernon Worrell
 Blessed be the memory of “Smokey Kerr.
                                                     Janna Tipton Weiss, BA-Behavioral                  for ministry during hospitalization; Alford
GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                               Sciences, Concordia University; Carrie             & Evalyn Johnson for flowers and ministry
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of:              Eubank, broke school record in long jump;          during hospitalization; Amanda Lundquist
Ruth Echols, Rosa Lee Doerfler; Jerry                Elisabeth Pounds 10th in age group, Cap 10;        Denton and Sydney for Maundy Thursday
Orf, Bettye Prentice, Alice Lundberg                 Joel Gronberg first among Gethsemane               first communion; Ron & Joyce Kingsbury
Warren—May those who mourn be                        runners; Janna Althaus Dake, MBA,                  for reception honoring Ron’s 28 years with
comforted by the Easter promise…KNOWN                University of Houston-Clear Lake; Brandy           Salvation Army; Parson House and Trinity
TO BE HOSPITALIZED: Elmer Lundgren,                  Brown selected for Ebert Ranch Camp staff          Park Apartments for ministry; Austin
St. David’s MC; Gordon Montgomery,                   recepient of The Gold Award-highest award          Scandinavian Club and Austin Czech
Brackenridge; David Kingsbury, NAMC—                 in Girl Scouts; Greg & Laura Hilbig on             Historical Association for support to ethnic
remember these persons in daily prayers…             birth of Meredith Brook; great-grandmother         groups celebrating their traditions and heritage.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SAT., April 23                                       FRIDAY, April 29                                   SATURDAY, May 7
  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild)                               9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)       7a.m-7p.m. Voting (Music Room)
  6:00 p.m. wedding rehearsal                          4:00 p.m. Dinner Theatre Set-up (MPR)             9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
SUNDAY, April 24—Easter 5                             4-10 p.m. Youth Dinner Theatre rehearsal (MPR)    10:00 a.m. Mother’s Day Brunch (MPR)
         ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                   8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          SUNDAY, May 8—Easter 7-Mother’s Day
  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)            SATURDAY, April 30                                      ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL SUNDAY
  8:15 a.m. Easter Worship                             9:00 a.m. Altar Guild                             8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
  9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages        10:00 a.m. Setup/decorate for Dinner Theater        8:15 a.m. Easter Worship
  9:30 a.m. Youth Dinner Theatre rehearsal (MPR)       6:00 a.m. Dinner Theater/Talent Showcase (MPR)    9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
10:30 a.m. Easter Worship                              6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy                        10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism
  2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Chapel/Stephen’s Ministry   SUNDAY, May 1—Easter 6                             10:30 a.m. Easter Worship
  3:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)               8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           MONDAY, May 9
MONDAY, April 25                                       8:15 a.m. Easter Holy Communion                  7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)             9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages       6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball
  6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”           10:30 a.m. Easter Holy Communion                    6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” (Parlor)
  7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)                MONDAY May 2                                       TUES., May 10 - PILGRIMS DEPART FOR GERMANY
TUESDAY, April 26                                    7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-Th)         9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha (Music Rm)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet              5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (MR)              1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
  6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                 6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)             6:00 p.m. NYOS Dinner (Multi-Purpose Room)
  7:00 p.m. Czech Group (Multi-Purpose Room)           6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball         6:00 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
WEDNESDAY, April 27                                  TUESDAY May 3                                       7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Enchiladas Y Mas)
 8:00 a.m. “Mystery Trip” Scandinavian Club          1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet           7:00 p.m. CWU May Friendship Day (Ausbery UM)
12 noon      Holy Communion (sanctuary)                1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Berkman Home)         WEDNESDAY, May 11 (See April 27)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supper (Multi-Purpose Room)             6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)             11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch (narthex)
  6:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (Youth Loft)            6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (parlor)   THURSDAY, May 12
  6:15 p.m. Adult Classes                            WEDNESDAY May 4 (See April 27)                      6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
  7:15 p.m. Holy Communion (sanctuary)                 7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (parlor)    FRIDAY, May 13
  7:30 p.m. Confirmation Youth meet with Mentors     THURSDAY, May 5                                     9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
  7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                      9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)       11:00 a.m. Foster Parent Program (MPR)
  7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)               6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                  7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)
THURSDAY, April 28                                     7:00 p.m. United Ostomy Association (Music Rm)    8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 8:00 a.m. Mystery Trip ( Scandinavian Club)         FRIDAY, May 6                                      SATURDAY, May 14
6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (parlor)                 9:30 a.m. CWU May Friendship Day (Ausbery UM)     9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
  6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                     8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          6:00 p.m. Graduation Celebration Event (MPR)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
MAY 12, 2005               “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 7 AUSTIN, TEXAS


PENTECOST, HOLY TRINITY, MEMORIAL DAY
           MAY 15                                     MAY 22—HOLY TRINITY                                    MAY 29—PENTECOST 2
      DAY OF PENTECOST                              ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                             SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28;
     THIRD MAJOR FESTIVAL                           SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:1—2:4a; Psalm 8; 2                 Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24; St. Matthew 7:21-29
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37;         Corinthians 13:11-13; St. Matthew 28:16-20            PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God of all
 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; St. John 20:19-23          PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God our                     nations, you have revealed your will to
PRAYER OF THE DAY: God, the Father of our                                                                   your people and promised your help to us
                                                     Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery,
 Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the                                                                    all. Help us to hear and to do what you
                                                     renewing and fulfilling creation by your
 disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit,                                                            command, that the darkness may be over-
 look upon your Church and open our hearts           eternal Spirit, and revealing your glory
                                                                                                            come by the power of your light; through
 to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the        through our Lord, Jesus Christ: Cleanse                your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 fire of your love, and strengthen our lives         us from doubt and fear, and enable us to
 for service in your kingdom; through your           worship you, with your Son and the Holy               The second half of the liturgical church year,
 Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and           Spirit, one God, living and reigning, now             following the Easter Season and the festivals
 reigns with you in the unity of the Holy            and forever. Amen                                     of Pentecost and Holy Trinity, focuses upon
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                                                                    growth in faith and discipleship. Pentecost
                                                    Christians have celebrated the Holy Trinity            2, May 29, invites the community to build
    CELEBRATE BAPTISM                               festival since the ninth century. In the               upon the Solid Foundation.
    The fiftieth day of Easter, the baptized        fourteenth century, the festival was added
community celebrates the promise of the             to the liturgical calendar. Every baptism                MEMORIAL WEEK-END
Holy Spirit—life with God within the                                                                            Gethsemane Lutheran joins with the
                                                    and eucharist are TRINITARIAN
church community and eternal life. In the                                                                  nation on Memorial Week-End recognizing
waters of baptism, the Spirit gives re-birth        celebrations just as every gathering “in the
                                                                                                           those having served in the armed forces.
as brothers and sisters of different races,         name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
                                                                                                           Pictures will be taken and prayers offered
tribes, ethnicities, age, sexuality are united      Spirit” is in unity with the Three in One.             for peace and safe return of those serving in
by the grace of God. In the eucharistic             Listen carefully to the opening greeting,              “harms way”. During times of war, terror
meal, the Spirit nourishes unity in worship         the baptismal formula, the eucharistic                 and pain the baptized community prays for
and witness. Pentecost Sunday, the people           prayer, and the final blessing: the                    peace.
“of the promise” offer thanksgiving to God          community has a “holy presence” in the
for the Spirit sustaining the life of faith         life journey. Indeed, the church is a sign                    FACILITY NAMED
offered from generation to generation.              to the world of unity-in-diversity expressed                Kevin Mark Cardwell was baptized,
     Pentecost Sunday, 2005, Gethsemane                                                                    affirmed his baptism and was married at
                                                    by the Holy Trinity formula.
member Sheri Westerman Erickson and                                                                        Gethsemane Lutheran.       Kevin proudly
husband Steig present their infant daughter                SYNOD ASSEMBLY                                  served his nation until his untimely death
Emma Kuehl for the eternal promise. On                   Over 600 voting members from South-               in 1985. The Austin Army National Guard
the third major festival in the life of the         western Texas Synod congregations,                     Aviation Support Facility will be named in
church catholic, Gethsemane congregation                                                                   his honor May 14. Special greetings will
                                                    ELCA, will assemble on the campus of
continues the tradition of calling the names of
persons baptized through the congregational         Texas Lutheran University May 20 & 21.                 come from the Governor of the State of
ministry since Pentecost, 2004 into the             The theme is “Living in God’s Amazing                  Texas and the Lt. General of the Texas
“one holy catholic and apostolic Church”:           Grace” focusing on the gifts of God and                National Guard. Kevin’s father, Kenneth
Brendan Beckham Raymond (6/20/04);                  the abundance of blessings received through            Cardwell, and mother, Myrna Smith, along
Ashlee Nichole Smith (7/4/04); Hunter               grace. The assembly offering will be given             with family members and friends will be in
Paul Crump (8/15/04); Meg Elise Knighten            to Lutheran Social Services of the South.              attendance. Pastor Karl Gronberg has
(8/22/04); Denver Elyse Malin (10/3/04);                                                                   been invited to bring greetings from
Gregory Scott Ray (10/9/04) Ellis James                        PARTNERSHIP                                 Gethsemane Lutheran and offer the prayer
Talley (10/17/04); Ava Adair Carlson                     T.A. Brown Elementary School, “The                of benediction. Kevin was the grandson of
(10/24/04); Joseph Vincent Palazzo, Jr.             Best School in Town” has played an                     beloved Gethsemane members, the late
(11/20/04); Kayli Jalayne Syx (12/19/04);           important role in the history of Gethsemane            John W. & Evelyn Kylberg Johnson.
Hadley Tate Oncken (12/19/04); Camila               Lutheran. From the early 1960’s, when                  The plaque for this new aviation facility
Izzy Isebell Bonnet (12/22/04); Aja                 Pastor M.L. Lundquist and the                          describes 1st Lt. Cardwell as “a leader, a
Marie Bonnet (12/22/04); Thomas                     congregation gathered at the school for                patriot, a friend”. This new facility is
Maxwell Lauderbaugh (12/22/04); Kaleigh                                                                    located at the Austin-Bergstrom
Lynne Harrell (1/9/05); Katherine Elaine            worship following the move from 16th &
                                                    Congress, to the 1970’s when Pastor Karl               International Airport named for another
Errett (1/30/05); Riley Allison Lorenz
(3/6/05); Elaine Virginia Cloud (3/27/05);          Gronberg became involved as an advisory                Gethsemane member Earle Bergstrom.
Keith Christian Johnson (4/10/05); Randall          board member working with principals                   Memorial Day week-end a special tribute
Eric Baylor (4/17/05); Caden Eugene Binder          and staff offering Gethsemane gifts to                 will be offered in memory of Kevin during
(4/23/05); Mason Eugene Binder (4/23/05);           children and their families at the beginning           worship and the adult education hour.
Colton Lee Porter (5/1/05); Daniel Gray             of the school year and Christmas. May 10,                          GLCM NEWS
Porter (5/1/05); Elizabeth Susannah Brock           Gethsemane was again recognized as a                        Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s
(5/8/05); Emma Kuehl Erickson (5/15/05).            “Partner in Education” with the Austin                 Ministry will be closed Monday May 30,
May the Triune God:Creator, Redeemer,
Spirit bless these twenty three children,           Independent School District. Veronica                  in honor of Memorial Day. Applications
two adults as they live their baptismal faith       Sharp, T. A. Brown principal, a graduate               for summer and fall programs are being
within the church—the body of Christ.               of A. S. Johnston High School where she                accepted. First priority is given to children
                                                    and Kristen Gronberg Etheredge were                    presently enrolled. Second priority is given
  CHRISTIAN EDUCATION                               students, expressed thanks to Gethsemane               to Gethsemane members and siblings on
     The Gethsemane summer SCS theme                for support through the years. Pictures are            the waiting list. Third priority is given to
Outreach to the World includes inter-               on the Social Ministry Bulletin Board.                 those on the waiting list followed by call-
generational opening with singing, learning                                                                ins or walk-ins. Please tell people of the
activities for all ages and adult conversation.     Thanks Gethsemane for supporting
                                                    children in the neighborhood.           The            GLCM quality children’s ministry.
Pentecost Sunday, May 15, annual “birthday
celebration”; 2005 graduates recognized.            “Bobcats” are grateful!                                           LSSS THANKS
May 22, Holy Trinity festival, SCS teachers               WOUNDED HEALER                                       Brandy Bentley, Karalyn Heimlich
recognized; May 29 memorial week-end                                                                       and Family/Adoption Services staff
honor those having served in armed forces                The prayers of Gethsemane congrega-
                                                                                                           members Lutheran Social Services of the
Summer Sunday Church School is for you!             tion are requested for those participating
                                                                                                           South express thanks for assistance in
                                                    “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” facili-
           YACHT CLUB                                                                                      ministry to the family of baby boy Zion
                                                    tated by Gethsemane staff member David                 Neal.     The casket and preparation,
     Picnic Sunday May 15, 3 p.m.,                  Doerfler May 24-28, Tues.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-
Gethsemane Bowl (lower level). Hamburgers                                                                  cemetery site, flowers, music and memorial
                                                    5:30 p.m. Participants will experience how             service were gifted by the Gethsemane
and hot dogs provided, bring a side dish.
                                                    wounds become openings and occasions                   Benevolent Fund, Austin Peel & Son,
Wear your loudest shirt, and win a prize.
First Fridays, May 6, Putt Putt, Burnet             for healing, new vision and new life.                  Brown’s Floral Company. Thanks for
Road, 7 p.m., Hot Rod Night.                        Contact David Doerfler 263-7442.                       being people of “care and compassion.”
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                                                        The Day of
                                                         Pentecost
                                                          May 15



PENTECOST FESTIVAL—WEAR RED
HOLY TRINITY—SCS TEACHERS RECOGNIZED
MEMORIAL WEEKEND—HONOR VETERANS

            IN MEMORY                                April Altar and Chancel flowers were        Petrosky Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic
     Alice Lundberg Warren, a baptized          given to the Glory of the Triune God: in honor   Media, Texas Lutheran University; Keisuke
Christian and confirmed member of               of Madison Janna Kite and celebration of         Furuyama Adams, Cedar Park High;
Gethsemane claimed the promise of her           her 2nd birthday by the Kite family; in          Christa Marie McConaughy, Westwood
baptism Thursday, April 19, 2005. The           celebration of our wedding anniversary by        High; James Leland Riley II, Stony Point
memorial liturgy was held at Gethsemane         Randy & Sandi Dodd; in loving memory             High; Ashley Nicole Sauceda, Lanier High;
April 23.                                       of Ed by Sally Nagy; in celebration of the       Brian James Streeter, Pflugerville High;
     Alice celebrated with family and friends   baptism of Keith Christian Johnson by
her 98th birthday in March. Her parents,                                                         Kyle Jaymes Rice, Hays High; Brandy
had immigrated from Norway and Sweden.          his grandparents: Sandra & Chris Eby and         Ann Brown, Westwood High; Kelly Marie
She was the eldest baptized member of           Georganna & Don Swenson; in honor of             Mueller, Westwood High; Randall Frank
Gethsemane where she faithfully                 Ron Kingsbury for his 28 years of ministry       Greinert, McNeil High; Kimberly Yvonne
participated in worship and Christian           with the Salvation Army; in celebration of       Hart, Center High; Christopher James
community for almost 40 years. She lived        our 6th wedding anniversary by Walt &            Jurgens, Doctor of Philosophy in Anthro-
her baptism faithfully loving her family        Peggy Horton; in celebration of the 11th         pology, UT-Austin; Stephanie Michelle
and the people with whom she shared the         anniversary of Adam’s baptism (4-17-94) by       Hall, Bachelor of Fine Arts. Old Dominion
goodness of life. She was preceded in death     Randy & Debbie Baylor; in celebration of         University; Paige Elise Morgan, Associate
by her husband of 67 years, Tab L. Warren.      the baptism of Caden Eugene and Mason            of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry Arts,
     The members of Gethsemane express          Eugene Binder by mother & wife                   Johnson & Wales University; Erik Karl
their love for Alice and her family; daughter   Brittany, and grandparents Don & Joyce           Joseph Gronberg, Master of Divinity, Luther
Inez, grandson Chuck & wife Jennifer and        Warren Bird; in loving memory of
members of extended family. The words of                                                         Seminary; Gethsemane rejoices with you and
                                                Aurelius Augustinus “A.A.” Gronberg,             yours…THANKS TO: summer youth ministry
scripture speak well of this beautiful          father, grandfather, great-grandfather by
woman of faith: “She looks well to the                                                           fund raiser—$5,000+ given-dedicated work
                                                his family; in loving memory of Alice            by Gethsemane Men in Mission, GWELCA,
ways of her household, her children rise up
and call her blessed” (Proverbs 31:27, 28)      Lundberg Warren by her family.                   Gethsemane Youth…THANKS FROM: Lester
Blessed be the memory of Alice L. Warren.       GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                           & Lois Johnson “For the Love of Justin”—
 GETHSEMANE PILGRIMS                            CONGRATULATIONS TO: Brad & Carla                 $5,250 raised for MDA; Don Swenson,
     Follow the Gethsemane Pilgrims on the      Jensen Waggle on birth of Heidi Nece-            Larry Crenshaw, Nancy Kronbergs for
internet as they travel though Germany at       plans are for Heidi and cousin Reece Jensen      prayers/ministry during hospitalization; Javier
http://gethsemanepilgrims.blogspot.com/         Richter, son of Alex & Carrie Jensen             Martinez for flowers/ blessing of new
     APRIL ALTAR GUILD                          Richter to be baptized June 12; Brent &          business; Alice Lundberg Warren family
    Thanks to those having served: Peggy        Elizabeth Woodward recently married;             for ministry; Scott McNulty, University
Horton, Chairperson; Frank & Pat                Gethsemane graduates: Laura Anne                 Presbyterian organist, for opportunity to
Greinert, Daisy Horton, Walt Horton,            Mueller, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry,       serve Gethsemane for two weeks as organist
Alvina Sassman.                                 Texas Lutheran University; Christopher Lee       —to God be the glory for the gift of music!

          GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, May 14—Vigil of Pentecost               6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)         8:30am-4pm GWELCA Trinity Care Center Shop
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                            6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
 2:00 p.m. Dedication                           FRIDAY, May 20                                    8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 6:00 p.m. Graduation Celebration Event (MPR)         Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly          SATURDAY, May 28
SUNDAY, May 15—Day of Pentecost                 11:00 a.m. GLCM Pre-K Graduation (Sanctuary)      8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)          8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)        9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 8:15 a.m. Pentecost Festival Communion         SATURDAY, May 21—Armed Forces Day                SUNDAY, May 29—Pentecost 2
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages          Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly           8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism              9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                           8:15 a.m. Pentecost Worship
10:30 a.m. Pentecost Festival Communion         SUNDAY, May 22—Holy Trinity                       9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
 2:00 p.m. Bridal Shower (Parlor)                        ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY              10:30 a.m. Pentecost Worship
 3:00 p.m. YACHT Club Picnic                     8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)         MONDAY, May 30—Memorial Day
MONDAY, May 16                                    8:15 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                  GLCM & Church Offices Closed for holiday
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)        9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages     6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball
10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel           10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                 6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” (Parlor)
 6:15 p.m. Sr. High/College Age Basketball      MONDAY May 23
                                                                                                 TUESDAY, May 31—The Visitation
 6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”       7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
TUESDAY, May 17                                   8:30 a.m. NYOS Splash Day (Lower Level)        7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet         6:30 p.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”       1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel        7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)             6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)           TUESDAY May 24                                   WEDNESDAY, June 1 (See May 18)
 7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)            8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”        7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)
 7:30 p.m. OCD (Altar Guild Kitchen)            1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet        THURSDAY, June 2
WEDNESDAY, May 18                                 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)            9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
 12 noon Holy Communion (sanctuary)               7:00 p.m. Czech (Multi-Purpose Room)            6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
 6:15 p.m. Adult Classes                        WEDNESDAY May 25 (See May 18)                     7:00 p.m. United Ostomy Assn. (Music Room)
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (sanctuary)             8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”       FRIDAY, June 3
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                THURSDAY, May 26                                  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 7:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)           8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”       SATURDAY, June 4—Fishing Trip
THURSDAY, May 19                                  6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)     FRIDAY, May 27                                    9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 9:00 a.m. Men in Mission (Music Room)            8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”       10:00 a.m. Family Reunion (Multi-Purpose Rm)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
JUNE 1, 2005               “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 8 AUSTIN, TEXAS


    BAPTISMS CELEBRATE FAMILY LIFE
   JUNE 5—PENTECOST 3                                  JUNE 12—PENTECOST 4                                   JUNE 19—PENTECOST 5
SCRIPTURE: Hosea 5:15—6:6; Psalm 50:7-15;            ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                              SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm 69:8-
 Romans 4:13-25; St. Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26          SCRIPTURE: Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100;                   20; Romans 6:1b-11; St. Matthew 10:24-39
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, the strength               Romans 5:1-8; St. Matthew 9:35—10:23                  PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God our defender,
 of those who hope in you: Be present and           PRAYER OF THE DAY: God, our maker and                  storms rage about us and cause us to be
 hear our prayers; and, because in the              redeemer, you have made us a new company               afraid. Rescue your people from despair,
 weakness of our mortal nature we can do            of priests to bear witness to the Gospel.              deliver your sons and daughters from fear
 nothing good without you, give us the help         Enable us to be faithful to our calling to make        and preserve us all from unbelief; through
 of your grace, so that in keeping your             known your promises to all the world; through          your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 commandments we may please you in will             your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ                                                                                 BAPTISM
 our Lord. Amen
                                                                    BAPTISMS                                    Gregory Scott & Lori Christine
                                                         Alex Steven & Carrie Angela Jensen                Sullivan Althaus bring their daughter
               BAPTISM                              Richter bring their son Reece Jensen with              Avery Nicole on Father’s Day to receive
     Jaycen Craig Potter, infant son of             his cousin, Heide Nece, daughter of Bradley            the eternal promise of Holy Baptism. Greg
Gethsemane members Joseph Michael &                 Edward & Carla Annette Jensen Waggle                   was confirmed at Gethsemane October 28,
Kim Marie Olson Potter, will be received            with big brother Tyler to receive the eternal          1984. Greg & Lori were married at
into the life of the Christian community by         promise of Holy Baptism. Carrie and Carla              Gethsemane March 18, 1995.               Their
the sacrament of Holy Baptism.                      are twin daughters of Gethsemane                       daughter Ashlynn Renee received the
Grandparents Gethsemane members Craig               members Lee & Denece Umberger                          baptismal promise May 12, 2002. The
& Barbara Grutza Olson and Donald &                 Jensen. Carrie and Carla affirmed their                Althaus/Sullivan families are people of the
Nancy Riccobene Potter join with Jaycen,            baptism October 30, 1988. Carrie & Alex
                                                    were married at Gethsemane March 4,                    church. Grandparents, Steve Edwin &
his parents and brother Michael Ray in                                                                     Martha Ann Wilson Althaus and Joseph
giving thanks to the Triune God for the             2000; Carla & Brad were married at
                                                    Gethsemane June 1, 2002. May the Triune                M. & Suzanne Burns Sullivan have raised
promise of creation, salvation and gracious                                                                their children in the faith of the Church.
life in community. Gethsemane members               God bless these families of faith and
                                                    Christian heritage growing in love and grace.          May the Triune God bless these families as
give thanks for these families of faith and                                                                they continue the faith tradition, sharing the
Christian heritage. Kim was baptized at                    TRIATHLON STORY                                 sacraments of grace and love. “Now the Feast”
Gethsemane November 16, 1975, affirmed                   June 12, 26 Gethsemane women will                 eucharist will be celebrated. All are welcome.
her baptism October 29, 1989 and married            participate in the Danskin Triathlon sup-
Joe at Gethsemane June 20, 1998. The                porting breast cancer research in memory of               GETHSEMANE YOUTH
eucharist will be celebrated at both the 8:15       those who died of this disease and in honor                 Gethsemane Senior High Youth
and 10:30 liturgies. All are welcome to             of breast cancer survivors. Best wishes to             Ministry Team have a great summer
participate in the grace of God.                    Gethsemane tri-athletes: Christine Bohls,              planned! June 9, 7 p.m. senior high youth
                                                    Babs Chandrasoma, Jennifer Cloud, Beth                 leave Gethsemane for Austin’s own Sandy’s
   CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS                                Collier, Diana Dworin, Erin, Rachel and                Hamburgers, then head to Congress Avenue
    Gethsemane youth attending a camp               Renita Feller, Sharon Gronberg, Carol                  bridge to see the bats fly. Youth will assist
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in               Gruen, Glenda Holmstrom, Karen Jennings,               with Vacation Bible School June 20-24; trip
America will be awarded, by action of               Marilyn Ketteman, Dar Krenek, Marsha                   to Schlitterbahn June 22; swim party, June
the Gethsemane Congregation Council,                McConaughy, Alice and Kelly Mueller,                   24; June 26, assist Heatherwilde worship.
a scholarship. Call the Gethsemane office           Molly Oehlke, Jeana Pearce, Alice, Angela
with camp dates. Plans are to recognize             and Pastor Susan Schnelle, Kelly Thorstad,              HOLY LAND DISCUSSION
campers on Sundays prior to their                   Ann and Rebecca Walker, Ginger Wallard.                    Gethsemane member, Tammie
camp week.                                                                                                 Danielson and Interfaith Community for
                                                        CONFIRMATION CAMP                                  Palestinian Rights will host, in the
        FISHING DERBY                                    During the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, Sunday,
     Enjoy a day of fishing at the Second                                                                  Gethsemane Music Room Thursday, June 9
                                                    June 12, confirmands and parents will be               7-9 p.m., a presentation based on
Annual Gethsemane Fishing Derby at a                invited to the altar for a blessing as they
catfish pond Bastrop/Rosanky, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                               Tammie’s recent trip to Israel. Information
                                                    leave for Camp Chrysalis. Following the                on the life of the Christian community and
Saturday, June 4. Flyers in the narthex or          liturgy, Pastor Gronberg will drive the
contact Walt Horton (825-7465).                                                                            ministries of the ELCA and Lutheran
                                                    youth to camp. Pastor Schnelle will come               World Federation will be presented.
                                                    following the triathlon. Pray for these 15
AAIM CELEBRATES FAITH                               confirmands as they grow in their baptism
     Pastor Karl Gronberg and supporters                                                                               SUMMER SCS
                                                    faith: Harlie Baitz, Kimberly Corbell,                      2 0 05 S u m me r S C S t he me :
of Austin Area Interreligous Ministries             Sara Eames, Carrie Eubank, Kevin
and GSD&M Tuesday, June 7, celebrating                                                                     “Gethsemane Serves the World”. June 5,
                                                    Eubank, Erin Feller, Jakob Greinert,                   9:30 a.m. “Gethsemane World Tour” for
the common ground at the heart of all faith         Amy Kingsbury, Max Lauderbaugh,
communities. The Amazing Faith of Texas                                                                    all ages; June 12 stewardship of our
                                                    Justin Le, Craig McConaughy, Mikey                     bodies; June 19 celebrate “fathers in our
a book about Texans from all walks of faith.        Orf, Elisabeth Pounds, Samantha                        lives”, complete with dad and children
           YACHT CLUB                               Sommerfeld, Chase Tullos.                              photographs. All summer items collected for
    Young Adults Celebrating Him                                   GLADOFFF                                Lutheran World Relief school kits/ assemble
Together June 3 Dart Bowl 7 p.m. June                    Lester& Lois Johnson host                         kits in August. Summer weeks will offer
19, Meet at Gethsemane 1 p.m., board                Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dine Out for                voices serving Turkey, Costa Rica, and
River City Flyer 2 p.m. and travel through          Food, Fun and Fellowship 7 p.m., June 14               Palestine. Thanks to Marsha McConaughy
Austin returning by 5 p.m. Child $16, Adult         Owens, 6619 North IH35. 836-8560 to                    and Louise Eidbo, Gethsemane
$26. RSVP to Denise Schultz 343-8353.               reserve a place at the table.                          Congregation Council, for coordination.


 2005 VBS “DAVEY & GOLIATH’S CIRCUS SPECTACULAR” June 20-24
      REGISTRATION FORM (Return to Gethsemane Lutheran, 200 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78752)
   VBS for 3 years—entering 6th grade. Contact Church Office, Brenda Brown (219-0007) or Debbie Eubank (259-9749)
   Parent _____________________________________ E-mail address _________________________                    TO ORDER GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN T-SHIRTS,
   Address ___________________________________________________________________________ INCLUDE YOUR CHECK TO GETHSEMANE FOR THE SHIRTS WITH
   Home Phone _______________ Daytime Phone ________________ (very important for emergencies) YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. PLEASE NOTE THE QUANTITY OF
   I will assist: __ Monday __ Tuesday __ Wednesday __ Thursday __ Friday __ All Week                 EACH SIZE ORDERED. THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING VBS.
   I would like to assist in: __ Music __ Playground __ Snacks __ Crafts __ Guide __ Storytelling     CHILD: __ 2-4 __ 6-8 __ 10-12 ($10 EACH)
           __ Saturday Set Up __ Craft Preparation __ Hot dog meal __ Registration __ T-shirt sales   ADULT:__ SMALL __ MEDIUM __ LARGE __XL ($12 EACH)
                  Child’s Name                          Date of Birth. (mo., day, yr.) Entering grade        __ XXL __ XXXL ( $15 EACH)
   _____________________________________ _____________________ _____________ I WANT A TOTAL OF ____ SHIRTS @ $10.
   _____________________________________ _____________________ _____________                                           ____ SHIRTS @ $12.
                                                                                                                       ____ SHIRTS @ $15.
   _____________________________________ _____________________ _____________                                       $ ______ AMOUNT ENCLOSED
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                                Non-Profit Org.
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                  Vacation Bible School
              8:45—11:45 a.m. June 20-24

2ND ANNUAL FISHING DERBY JUNE 4
CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY JUNE 19

      MAY ALTAR GUILD                                and Heather & Danny Wilson; in loving                Danielson, George Hamm, David
     Thanks to: Sue Creech, chairperson,             memory of Carl Edmond Flink by                       Doerfler, Pastor Susan Schnelle, Pastor
Pat & Merrill Austin, Darla Elam, Sally              Gethsemane friends; in honor of our                  Karl Gronberg Gethsemane reps to 2005
Nagy, Donna Olson, Cindy & Larry                     grandmother, Rose Anderson, by Allie,                Synod Assembly Texas Lutheran
Pounds, Elisabeth Pounds, Cheryl                     Paige, Kate and Carly; in honor of Chris             University campus; Art & Maxine
Swening.                                             Jurgens, awarded doctorate May 21, by                Leatherwood, Patricia Woodley,
     May Altar/ Chancel flowers given to             the Fisher and Jurgens Families; in honor            Michael & Val Murphy, Thom Prentice,
the Glory of the Triune God: in loving               of Gethsemane member Erik Karl Joseph                George Hamm, Bill Corbell, Gordon
memory of Mayme Berkman by Cheryl                    Gronberg graduation from Luther                      Cooper, Paul Kronbergs, Craig Olson,
Swening; in celebration of the baptism of            Seminary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in             Jerry Vinyard, Stanely Berkman, Randy
Elizabeth Susannah Brock by Richard,                 America, St. Paul, Minnesota, Master of              Baylor, Tom McFarling, David Allen,
Lana and Zachary; in loving memory of                Divinity degree by siblings: Kristen &               Joe Torn, Merrill & Pat Austin, James
our precious mothers, Anna Murphy and                Mark, David & Stacy, Jiwoh, Rhia, Umid               Gardner, Gordon Ketteman, Kenneth
Opal Hansen by Michael & Valeri                      and Joel; in celebration of Sean’s 15th              Cardwell, Brad Jensen—recognized
Murphy; with loving respect for our                  birthday by Beth & Dennis Collier; in                Memorial         Weekend       liturgy…
“mama” Bouangeun Saythongkham by                     loving memory of Bounthanh by the                    CONGRATULATIONS TO: Gethsemane
her children; in loving memory of Kay                Saythongkham family; in loving memory                Lutheran Children’s Ministry recepient
Bohls and Marjorie Yelderman and in                  of M.L. Lundquist on the anniversary of              of Texas Worksouce Child Care Solutions
honor of Alice Timmerman and in                      his birthday by the Lundquist family; in             Four Star Standing (highest rating) with
celebration of her birthday by Kent & Joan           loving memory of John August Earl                    Texas Rising Star $1800 Grant for
Bohls; in loving memory of Jerry Orf by              Bergstrom and Kevin Mark Cardwell by                 classroom and playground supplies;
Mike & Betsy, Meredith, Becca and Mikey;             Gethsemane friends and loving family.                THANKS FROM: Don Swenson, Barbara
with loving gratitude for Inez Warren                                                                     Schwanke, Carol Nelson on behalf of
Rice on Mother’s Day and in celebration of           GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                               father, Lester, Jeanell Bolton for ministry
her 80th birthday by Chuck & Jennifer; in            CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of               during hospitalization; Jack Westerman
celebration of the baptism of Emma Kuehl             Myrtle Kingsbury and Daisy Smith; may                family for Emma Kuehl Erickson
Erickson by Jack & Judy Westerman                    the God of eternal life bring comfort…               baptism; American Friends Service
and family; in celebration of Joy’s 19th             KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED: Mary                       Committee for Gethsemane support;…
birthday by Paul Waller; in celebration of           Collins, (Seton NW) Marjorie Gillespie,              GREETINGS FROM: Pastor Kent & Joan
Bryant & Elizabeth Kite’s 10th wedding               (Seton MC) remember friends in prayer…               Bohls and “pilgrims” in Germany; Angela
anniversary by Clifford & Sharon Kite                THANKS TO: Thom Prentice, Tammie                     Schnelle Costa Rica mission trip.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, June 4—Fishing Trip                        SATURDAY, June 11                                    SATURDAY, June 18
 8:30 a.m. “On Becoming a Wounded Healer” (Parlor)   7a.m.-7p.m. Voting (Music Room)                      Set up for Vacation Bible School (MPR & Parlor)
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                               9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
10a.m.-4p.m. Family Reunion (Multi-Purpose Rm)                                                            SUNDAY, June 19—Pentecost 5-Father’s Day
SUNDAY, June 5—Pentecost 3                             2:30 p.m. “Prelude to Summer” (Univ. Hills Lib.)
                                                       6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)               8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                                                                   8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast and Celebration” Worship
 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion                              7:00 p.m. Wedding Reception (MPR)                   9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)
 9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)     SUNDAY, June 12—Pentecost 4, Fair Trade-             10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism
10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism                      ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL SUNDAY                 10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast and Celebration” Worship
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion                              8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 2-4 p.m. Graduation Event (MPR)                                                                           1:00 p.m. YACHT Club
MONDAY, June 6                                         8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy                          MONDAY, June 20—Vacation Bible School
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)             9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)    7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
 5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Music Rm)           10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism                 8:45-11:45 a.m. VBS “Circus Spectacular”
 6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)               10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                           10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel
 6:15 p.m. Basketball                                 12 noon Confirmands to camp                         TUESDAY, June 21—Vacation Bible School
TUESDAY, June 7                                      MONDAY June 13                                       8:45-11:45 a.m. VBS “Circus Spectacular”
 1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Room)                                                                   10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)           1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
 5:30 p.m. AAIM “Faith of Texas” (GSD&M)               6:15 p.m. Basketball                                6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                TUESDAY June 14                                       7:30 p.m. OCD (Lower Level Kitchen)
 6:30 p.m. MOPAR (Parlor)                              9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary Martha (Music Rm)            WEDNESDAY, June 22—Vacation Bible School
WEDNESDAY, June 8                                    1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            8:45-11:45 a.m. VBS “Circus Spectacular”
11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch (Narthex)                       6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                    7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Owens)                          7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                                                                     THURSDAY, June 23—Vacation Bible School
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     WEDNESDAY June 15
                                                       12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                 8:45-11:45 a.m. VBS “Circus Spectacular”
THURSDAY, June 9
 7:30 a.m. Mystery Trip (NW Parking lot)               7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Narthex)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (MPR)                            7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                    Overnight Calvary Lutheran Youth/ Park Rapids, MN
 7: 00 p.m. Holy Land Ministry (MR)                                                                       FRIDAY, June 24—Vacation Bible School
                                                     THURSDAY, June 16                                    8:30am-4pm GWELCA-Trinity Care Center Shop
FRIDAY, June 10                                        9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)                                                               8:45-11:45 a.m. VBS “Circus Spectacular”
 7:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal (Sanctuary)             Overnight Calvary Lutheran Youth/ Park Rapids, MN     8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)      FRIDAY, June 17                                      SATURDAY, June 25
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)              8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
JUNE 22, 2005             “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36     VOLUME 11, NUMBER 9 AUSTIN, TEXAS


VBS WELCOMES EVERYONE UNDER “BIG TOP”
                          2005 GETHSEMANE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
      Brenda Brown and Debbie Eubank coordinators of the 2005 Gethsemane Lutheran Vacation Bible School “Davey and Goliath’s
Circus Spectacular” learning experience and their faithful staff: Jennifer Anderson, Ashley Bartko, Joan Bohls, Pastor Kent Bohls,
Christine Bohls, Riley Brown, Jennifer Burton, Brittni Chandrasoma, Jennifer Cloud, Shawn Collier, John Coombs, Miles Cross,
Linda Dunahoo, Sandra Ericson, Carrie Eubank, Kevin Eubank, Sheryl Evans, Erin Feller, Rachel Feller, Renita Feller, Joey
Flinton, Josh Goodlow, Tiffany Goodlow, Jakob Greinert, Joel Gronberg, Pastor Karl Gronberg, Viola Hall, Sharon Hillmer,
Lorrie Houston, Wesley Johnson, Amy Kingsbury, Joyce Kingsbury, Elizabeth Kite, Sharon Kite, Dar Joy Krenek, Jordan
Krenek, Beverly Kuenast, Angelica Lundquist, Herbie Lundquist, Christa McConaughy, Marsha McConaughy, Karan Moore,
Jenna Pierce, Mary Jane Schaeffer, Pastor Susie Schnelle, Angela Schnelle, Jenna Sweatt, Jonathan Swening, Shannon Turner,
Price Vetter, Janna Weiss invite everyone to experience the call of Jesus to live with God. Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.
m. VBS staff and students with Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry staff and students begin the day with singing, Bible story,
followed by crafts under the “Big Top”, kick ball, lots of fun. The themes for each day: Monday, Jesus calls us to follow St. Mark 1:16-
20; Tuesday, Jesus calls us to love, St. Luke 15: 11-32; Wednesday, Jesus calls us to trust, St. Matthew 14:22-33; Thursday, Jesus calls us
to invite, Acts 16:11-15,40; Friday, Jesus calls us to shine, St. Luke 24: 39-49. The week concludes on Friday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. in the
Gethsemane Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome followed by hot dogs, chips and drink under the “Big Top”.
  JUNE 26—PENTECOST 6                                  JULY 3—PENTECOST 7                                   JULY 10—PENTECOST 8
ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                                PATRIOTIC EMPHASIS                               SENIOR ADULT RECOGNITION
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm 89:1-4,          SCRIPTURE: Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm                     SENDING FORTH SR HIGH YOUTH
 15-18; Romans 6:12-23; St. Matthew 10:40-42        145:8-15; Romans 7:15-25a; St. Matthew                ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, you have                  11:16-19, 25-30                                       SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:1-14;
 prepared for those who love you joys              PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of glory and                     Romans 8:1-11; St. Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23
 beyond understanding. Pour into our                love, peace comes from you alone. Send                PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, we
 hearts such love for you that, loving you          us as peacemakers and witnesses to your                thank you for planting in us the seed of
 above all things, we may obtain your               kingdom, and fill our hearts with joy in               your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to
 promises, which exceed all that we can             your promises of salvation; through your               receive it with joy, live according to it, and
 desire; through your Son, Jesus Christ             Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                       grow in faith and hope and love; through
 our Lord. Amen                                                                                            your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
                                                       PATRIOTIC EMPHASIS
     MISSION EMPHASIS                                   Gethsemane member, Dr. David                      SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON
     4th Sunday of every month,                    Maidment, University of Texas/Austin                       With joy, Gethsemane honors members
Gethsemane members have the opportunity            offers his annual 4th of July week-end                 and friends 65 years & older with a catered
to express commitment to the Global                homily. Dr. Maidment, his wife Helen                   noon luncheon Sunday, July 10. Pastor
Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran               Walsh Maidment, M.D., daughters Amy                    Bohls and the pilgrims bring the program
Church in America. A major concern for             and Linda bless Gethsemane and the                     on recent Germany trip. Sign up on Social
people of good will is sharing a message of        Austin community. David and Helen are                  Ministry Bulletin Board.
peace. June 9th, Gethsemane hosted a               natives of New Zealand bringing their
community wide meeting focused on the              international faith perspective to life in the
                                                                                                                     SUMMER SCS
struggle for peace with justice in the Holy                                                                    July 10, Angela Schnelle shares her
                                                   United States of America. Thank to the
Land. A special offering was taken for                                                                    trip with UT Lutheran Campus Ministry to
                                                   Maidment family for lives of faithfulness
Lutheran ministries in the Holy Land and                                                                  Costa Rica.
                                                   to family and community.
numerous ELCA bishops have asked for                                                                      COMMUNITY SUPPORTS MINISTRY
gifts to assist Palestinian Christians. Pastor                     BAPTISM                                     Gethsemane members give generously
Gronberg will request the Gethsemane                    Michael & Liese Turner Frisk bring                the second Sunday of every month to the
Congregation Council to designate fourth           infant son Eli Rhoads to receive the eternal           food pantry/clothes closet. This ministry is
Sunday offerings to this appeal. Prayerfully       baptism promise in the life and ministry of            also supported by individuals and
consider a gift for Global ministry.               the Body of Christ, the church catholic. Mike          organizations in the greater Austin
                                                   and Liese were married by Pastor Gronberg              community. Thanks to Pat and the folks of
           SUMMER SCS                              Oct. 28, 2000. They brought their son
    June 26, celebrate Vacation Bible                                                                     Apple Computer for food contributions to
                                                   Frederick Turner for Holy Baptism March 16,            this faith based ministry. From January 1
School theme in song/crafts under the Big          2003. May the Triune God bless this family
Top! Special guest, life long Gethsemane                                                                  to June 21 of this year, 546 households
                                                   of faith growing in Christian love and grace.          with 1,943 persons have received support
member Private E2 Kolby Evans, 1st
Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort                          SUMMER SCS                                 through the Gethsemane Food Pantry and
Benning, Georgia.                                        July 3, patriotic emphasis. Special guests,      Clothes Closet. Please bring your gifts on
                                                                                                          World Hunger Sunday, July 10.
                                                   life long Gethsemane member Clay Lindgren
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                and Birgit Ellers of Bamberg, Germany.                         HEALTHY CHILD
     Gethsemane confirmands enjoyed a
                                                     GETHSEMANE T-SHIRTS                                       Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s
super week at Camp Chrysalis. Youth are
                                                                                                          Ministry, with support from the Carl &
helping with Vacation Bible School plan to              2005 Gethsemane t-shirts are available            Marie Jo Anderson Foundation, have a
lunch and swim on Wednesday of VBS                 in the narthex: Child sizes 2-4, 6-8, 10-12            Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit emphasis
Week. Following 10:30 a.m. worship                 ($10 each); Adult sizes: small, medium, large,         during 2005 summer. This program uses
Sunday, June 26, lunch and participate in          XL ($12 each); XXL, XXXL ( $15 each).                  resources from the Austin/Travis County
worship with residents of Heatherwilde                                                                    Health and Human Services Department
Assisted Living Center. July 7, 6:30 p.m.             MISSION FUND GIFTED
                                                        The Evangelical Lutheran Church in                serving children under five years and their
Zilker Hillside Summer musical, “Annie                                                                    families; promoting physical activity and
Get Your Gun”. Senior High Youth “sent             America Mission Investment Fund was
                                                   chosen by the Mabel Ekman Foundation                   encouraging healthy eating habits. The
forth” Sunday July 10 for New Mexico &                                                                    program works with child care providers to
Colorado. “Spectacular Gethsemane Youth”           trustees as the recipient of $500,000 of the
                                                   foundations funds. Pastor Gronberg serves              create opportunities for healthy family
living out their baptism in community.                                                                    lifestyle choices.
                                                   as a trustee made the recommendation.
   SPEAKING FOR PEACE                              Proceeds from this investment will benefit                          GLADOFFF
     Temple Beth Israel invites public to          the ministry of Gethsemane Lutheran.                        Gordon & Gloria Cooper host
peace event Sunday, June 26 1-5 p.m. 40            Thanks be to God for faithful members                  Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dine Out for
simultaneous events around the United              remembering Gethsemane and the ELCA                    Food, Fun and Fellowship 7 p.m.,
States encouraging peace process.                  in their estate planning.                              Tuesday, July 12, Tres Amigos (N Hwy
                                                                                                          183 at Anderson Mill). Call 836-8560 to
     “CALLING SINGERS”                                       TRIPS PLANNED                                reserve a place at the table.
    Sanctuary choir invites all interested              Alvina Sassman, SJO-PRO TOURS
singers Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.,             and the Scandinavian Club offer a 4th of               HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Music Room. The choir will participate in          July tour to Corpus Christi. Depart                        Fundraising plans for the 8th Lutheran
a patriotic 4th of July offertory Sunday,          Monday, July 4th from Gethsemane                       Habitat for Humanity Build have begun
July 3. All are welcome!                           returning Tuesday, July 5th 6 p.m.                     with hope for January, 2006 groundbreaking.
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                                   Non-Profit Org.
200 WEST ANDERSON LANE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752-1197 (512) 836-8560                                                                             U.S. POSTAGE
   MINISTERS: EVERY MEMBER OF GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                PAID
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                                                                                                                                             Austin, Texas




                                                           Independence Day
                                                                July 4th


TEXAS SWEDISH PIONEERS—JUNE 26
PATRIOTIC EMPHASIS—JULY 3
WORLD HUNGER APPEAL—JULY 10

              IN MEMORY                                  Cheryl Swening; in celebration of the              Larry Crenshaw, (Specialty Hospital)
      James “Jimmy” A. Warren, Jr., a                    marriage of Shellie Creager & Jose Luis            Marjorie Gillespie, (Seton MC) remember
baptized Christian and confirmed member of               Davila by their families; for all who              friends in prayer…THANKS TO: Gordon,
Gethsemane Lutheran claimed the promise                  struggle with breast cancer, in honor of           Renita, Rachel and Erin Feller for hosting
of his baptism Friday, June 10, 2005. The                Susie’s mom, Kay Freitag and in loving             “triathlon party”—what a celebration;
memorial liturgy was held June 13. Jimmy                 memory of Lee’s mom, Alice L. Schnelle by          Waymon & Margaret Kendall for recent
served his nation in World War II, was                   Pastor Susie & Lee Schnelle and family;            gift for Gethsemane ministries…
manager of a book store in Austin and loved              in memory of those who died of breast cancer       CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jose & Shellie
to play the saxophone. He was a devout                   disease and in honor of breast cancer survivors    Creager Davila on recent marriage at
member of the Gethsemane community                       by the Team Gethsemane Triathletes                 Gethsemane; Erik Gronberg, recipient of
sharing his faith with his wife of 57 years,             participating today in the Danskin Triathlon       John Milton Prize for Old Testament
Ingrid Berkman Warren, his children,                     supporting breast cancer research; in loving       Scholarship, Luther Seminary
grandchildren and great grandchild. The                  memory of Norris “Smokey” Kerr by                  commencement—Erik has been invited by
Christian message of eternal grace is                    Flo; in honor of all fathers on this Father’s      call committee and congegation council of
shared by Gethsemane congregation with                   Day and in celebration of Will’s 15th              Dr. Martin Luther Church, Oconomowoc,
Ingrid, Joyce & Don, James & Vicki,                      birthday June 30 by the Jurgens’ family; in        Wisconson to meet with community for
Jared, Brittany, Mason and Caden.                        celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary        possible call…THANKS FROM: Brittany
      The words of scripture speak well of               by Kent & Joan Bohls; in loving memory             Bird Binder & family for baptism of
the promise given to this man of faith:                  of mother, grandmother, great grandmother          husband Mason and son Caden; Joe &
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me               Myrtle R. Kingsbury and in gratitude to the        Kim Olson Potter for baptism of Jaycen; Steig
all the days of my life and I will dwell in the          Gethsemane Lutheran Congregation Council           & Sheri Westerman Erickson for baptism
house of the Lord for ever.” (Psalm 23:6)                for anniversary reception honoring Ron for         of Emma; Lee & Denece Jensen and children,
Blessed be the memory of James Warren, Jr.               28 years of ministry to the Salvation Army,        Greg & Kim, Alex & Carrie, Brad &
                                                         the Austin Community, nation and world             Carla for baptism of grandchildren and
      JUNE ALTAR GUILD                                   by Ron & Joyce Kingsbury and family.               children: Kaycee, Tayler, Reece, Heidi,
     Thanks to: All members, Co-
chairpersons, Kathi Allen, Stephen &                        GETHSEMANE WELCA                                Tyler; Greg & Lori Sullivan Althaus for
Christine Bohls, Jim & Dorothy Hecht,                        Joan Bohls, Gail Swoyer, Christine             baptism of Avery Nicole; Dan Zieschang,
Buddy Holmstrom, Lisa Holmstrom,                         Bohls will attend the Churchwide Women             Director of Community/Church Relations
Bernice Johnson, Kim Sanchez, Mary                       of the ELCA Triennial Convention in San            Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Jane Schaefer.                                           Antonio July 5-10.                                 for Gethsemane generous gift; Mary Collins,
     June Altar/Chancel flowers given to                     Congratulations to Pastor Susan Schnelle       Vernice Erlanson, Bernice Johnson for
the Glory of the Triune God: in celebration                                                                 ministry during hospitalization; Joyce
                                                         and the women of “Team Gethsemane”
of Leith’s 19th birthday by Beth & Dennis                                                                   Warren Bird and family for ministry at the
                                                         participating in triathlon. Gethsemane—
Collier; in celebration of Jaycen Craig                                                                     time of their loss; Chris Jurgens on behalf
                                                         “where all the women are strong.”                  of Meier family use of MPR for annual
Potter’s baptism and Michael Ray Potter’s
4th birthday on July 1 by Craig & Barbara                GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                             family reunion—they have already booked
Olson; in honor of DJ Allen and in celebration           CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of             for 2006; NYOS Charter School for
of his graduation from the University of                 James A. Warren, Jr. and Rev. Norman C.            Gethsemane support of their educational
North Texas by Mom, Dad and Brad; in                     Hein—may the God of eternal life bring             community…GREETINGS FROM: Jim &
loving memory of Howard Swening by                       comfort…KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED:                  Sandra Baylor traveling in Switzerland.

            GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, June 25                                        FRIDAY, July 1                                     SATURDAY, July 9
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                   8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)           9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
SUNDAY, June 26—Pentecost 6                               8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          SUNDAY, July 10—Pentecost 8
        ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                       SATURDAY, July 2                                        ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL SUNDAY
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                               8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion                                SUNDAY, July 3—Pentecost 7                           8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy
 9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)                 Independence Day Weekend                     9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion                                 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy
 2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Communion Worship                 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                   12 Noon Senior Adult Recognition (MPR)
 2:30 p.m. Pioneers Association (Palm Valley)             9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)   MONDAY, July 11—Senior High Youth Trip
 4:00 p.m. Hospice Celebration of Life (Laguna Gloria)   10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism               7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
 4:00 p.m. Celebration of                                10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                    9:00 a.m. Sr. High Youth depart on trip
MONDAY, June 27                                          MONDAY July 4—Independence Day                       6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)               TUESDAY July 5                                       6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)               7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)         TUESDAY, July 12—Senior High Youth Trip
                                                         1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
TUESDAY, June 28                                          6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)              1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)                6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (Parlor)      6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet                WEDNESDAY July 6                                     7 p.m. GLADOFFF (Tres Amigos 183 & Anderson Mill)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                     12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                WEDNESDAY, July 13—Senior High Youth Trip
 7:00 p.m. Czech Group (Multi-Purpose Room)               7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
WEDNESDAY, June 29                                        7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)       7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)                7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
 12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                      THURSDAY, July 7                                   THURSDAY, July 14—Senior High Youth Trip
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                     6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)           6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)                   6:30 p.m. Youth to Zilker Hillside Theater        FRIDAY, July 15—Senior High Youth Trip
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                         FRIDAY, July 8                                       8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
THURSDAY, June 30                                         9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)        SATURDAY, July 16—Senior High Youth Trip
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)                7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)      9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)               8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            4:00 p.m. Czech Group picnic (Multi-Purpose Rm)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
JULY 13, 2005            “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 10 AUSTIN, TEXAS


“GETHSEMANE SERVES WORLD” SUMMER 2005 THEME
  JULY 17—PENTECOST 9                               JULY 24—PENTECOST 10                                  JULY 31—PENTECOST 11
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17;             CHRISTMAS IN JULY                                  SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm
  Romans 8:12-25; St. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43     ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                              145:8-9, 15-22; Romans 9:1-5; St.
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O Lord, pour out               SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 3:5-12;                              Matthew 14:13-21
upon us the spirit to think and do                 Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39;                    PRAYER OF THE DAY: Gracious
what is right, that we, who                        St. Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52                            Father, your blessed Son
cannot even exist without                         PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God,                               came down from heaven to be
you, may have the strength to                      your ears are open always to                           the true bread which gives
live according to your will;                       the prayers of your servants.                          life to the world. Give us this bread, that
through your Son, Jesus                            Open our hearts and minds to                           he may live in us and we in him, Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen                              you, that we may live in                               Christ our Lord. Amen
      BAPTIZED MISSION                             harmony with your will and                                SUMMER HYMN SING
     The scriptures for the day set forth the      receive the gifts of your Spirit; through                  Gethsemane Lutheran commemorates
reality of life: evil coexists with good. The      your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
                                                                                                         Heinrich Schutz, J. S. Bach and G. F.
baptized, called to new life in the birth,           GLOBAL MISSION EVENT                                Handel with a congregational hymn sing
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, are            The first of two Evangelical                      Sunday, July 31. There will be readings
to speak and act with mercy and justice in a      Lutheran Church in America Global                      from these music masters. Please indicate
world that knows too well the reality of          Mission Events is held this week hosted                to Sheryl Evans, JoAnn Gerbig or members
evil, violence and destruction. The trans-        by North Dakota State University, Fargo,               of the music ministry your favorite hymn.
forming grace of God is for all creation.         North Dakota. The second 2005 event will               Come “make a joyful noise” to the God
    The third Sunday of the month,                be held August 25-28 Baltimore                         worthy of praise and adoration.
Gethsemane members and friends                    Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
participate in the Marty Haugen “Now the          These opportunities are structured as an
                                                                                                                    SUMMER SCS
Feast and Celebration” liturgy led by             adventure, a family reunion of sorts, full of               Gethsemane member Tammie
Gethsemane musicians coordinated by Dar           new faces and challenging ideas a time to              Danielson recently participated with
Krenek. Share in this joyous celebration.         have fun and learn together with other                 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
                                                  mission minded Christians. The ELCA                    clergy and members in a trip to Palestine
           SUMMER SCS                             sponsors and holds these events on a                   and Israel. Tammie will tell of her trip,
     July 17, Gethsemane Women of the                                                                    show pictures and share information she
                                                  college campus or convention center
ELCA lead Summer Sunday Church                                                                           prepared for the June 9 event hosted by
                                                  bringing the faith community together to
School hour on the theme of                                                                              Gethsemane for the Interfaith Community
                                                  renew and reenergize the baptismal
Thankoffering.      Everyone is invited.          invitation to share the Gospel with all                for Palestinian Rights. The 2005 Summer
There will be envelopes in the worship.                                                                  SCS theme: “Gethsemane Serves the
                                                  people. Families are important for a
bulletin for your Thankoffering gift. This        Global Mission Event, so special programs              World” is highlighted by Tammie and her
offering will be sent to ELCA Women               are designed for children and youth.                   commitment to the Palestinian people.
Church Wide. Children will enjoy crafts           Childcare is provided for children through
and Gethsemane Women of the ELCA                                                                               SUMMER READING
                                                  age two.      There is programming for                      Summer is an excellent time to read.
will be talking about the gift of                 children ages three to ten. Youth 11-14,
thankfulness.                                                                                            Two books have recently been given to
                                                  and 15-17, participate in their own unique             Gethsemane and added to the Lundquist
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                               programs. Youth groups are invited to                  Library: The Blessing Seed: A Creation
     Gethsemane Youth ministry: Sean              register and attend. Gethsemane members                Myth for the New Millennium by Caitlin
Collier, Miles Cross, Rachel Feller, Josh         interested in attending the Baltimore                  Matthews, illustrated by Allison Dexter,
Goodlow, Tiffany Goodlow, Joel                    Global Mission Event are invited to talk               given by Mike & Vicki Frisk in honor of
Gronberg, Will Jurgens, Michelle                  with Pastor Gronberg for more information              the baptism of their grandson Eli Roades
Ocarroll, Megan Osbon, Jeana Pearce,              and scholarship assistance.                            Frisk. The donor writes “Because
Becky Rippy, Amanda Schnelle, Angela                          SUMMER SCS                                 Gethsemane has been such an inspiration
Schnelle, Jenna Sweat, along with Pastor              Gethsemane celebrates July 24 the                  to our family with a passion to share the
Susie Schnelle, Dar Joy Krenek and                annual “Christmas In July”. The 9:30 a.m.              infinite goodness of God with all people
George Creager, are traveling to New              Summer SCS Hour will offer crafts and                  this book is given.” The second book,
Mexico and Colorado returning July 16.            Christmas stories. Gethsemane adopted                  Espellkamp on the German Frontier by
They are staying with Lutheran Church of the      this summer tradition from Holden                      William O. Dick and edited by the donor
Risen Lord in Odessa where Pastor Bohls           Village, a Lutheran retreat center located in          and Austin resident Ruth Anne Dick
served in the 1970’s; St Mark’s Lutheran,         the beautiful Cascade mountains of                     Abraham tells the story of post World
Roswell, New Mexico; they will visit              Washington state. The Christmas message                War II Germany and the compassion of
Monahans Sand Dunes, Carlsbad Caverns,            is meaningful throughout the year                      people from around the world to confront
enjoy lunch with Gethsemane members,              reminding all of the promise given by God              the evil of starvation and death in post war
Jack & Loretta Kriens in New Mexico,              to be with humanity in the July heat as                Germany. Thanks to the donors. Check a
whitewater rafting in Colorado and Palo           well as in December with decorated and                 book out from the library. Reading is life!
Duro Canyon.        Their theme for this          lighted trees.    Celebrate the Gift of
community travel as the baptized people of        Christmas in July!
                                                                                                                HUNGER ACTION
God comes from Romans 8: “neither height                                                                      Thanks Gethsemane members and
nor depth nor anything else in all creation                 GRIEF TO HOPE                                friends for supporting the Food Pantry &
shall be able to separate us from the love             Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.,                    Clothes Closet. Through June, 2005 583
of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Thanks          Pastor Bohls and David Doerfler will                   families reflecting 2,052 persons were
to Gethsemane congregation for decades of         meet in the Steffans’ Parlor with those who            served. Summer Sunday Church School
prayer support for Youth Ministry.                have experienced loss and grief, and now               participants are encouraged to bring school
     Another annual summer youth ministry         desire a time of conversation and support.             supplies for Lutheran World Relief kits.
event is water tubing. Sunday, July 24,                  CAMP GETHSEMANE                                        60TH ANNIVERSARY
following worship, Pastor Gronberg and            Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s                              Gethsemane members are invited, 6:30
youth lunch together and “cool off” in the        Ministry offers during these summer                    p.m. August 6 to the Zilker Park Peace
refreshing waters of the San Marcos River.        weeks “Camp Gethsemane” for children                   Grove for the 60th anniversary of the
Sign up on bulletin board. Senior High            ages 4-6. Splash days, music, storytime,               Hiroshima, Japan bombing. Pastor Gronberg
will meet Saturday morning, August 6 for a        sports, crafts, cooking, games and chapel              and Gethsemane Youth in 1992 planted a
work time together.                               make for a growing, nurturing time. Call               tree in this grove. Gethsemane members
     August 10, 7 p.m., dinner and movie          339–6335 for more information.                         with Japanese ancestry have been invited
to welcome the 9th graders to senior high         Remember to pick up your 2005                          to share in the event along with people of
youth group and send forth 2005 graduates.        Gethsemane T-shirt-support GLCM.                       peace from throughout Central Texas.
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                            Christmas in July




GWELCA THANKOFFERING—JULY 17
CHRISTMAS IN JULY—JULY 24
SUMMER HYMN SING—JULY 31

   ARMY JUNIOR CADET CORPS                          Quality of Life Report” compiled by the        Recognition meal and program; Gordon &
       Certificate of Appreciation                  City of Austin. Plans are for Pastor           Gloria Cooper for hosting July
                 Presented to                       Gronberg to host an Austin faith Dialogue      GLADOFFF; Rod Bohls for creating the
     Gethsemane Lutheran Church                     program on this expression of unity.           Gethsemane 2005 VBS t-shirts as a
     in recognition of dedication to youth                                                         fundraiser           for      GLCM…
   development and community involvement                        CHILI MEAL                         CONGRATULATIONS TO: Allison Elizabeth
                 May 7, 2005                             Walt Horton, blue ribbon chili            Galbraith, daughter of Patrick & Kelly
                                                    cooker, invites the congregation to a noon     Noren Galbraith and sister of Ryan and
     AWARD PRESENTED                                chili meal on Sunday, August 7 following       Travis, baptized June 24; Eli Rhoades
     Commandant Rico M. Gonzales                    10:30 worship service with donations           Frisk, son of Michael & Liese, and
presented to Pastor Karl A. Gronberg the            going to Lutheran Camp Chrysalis               brother of Turner, baptized July 3;
following certificate of appreciation for the       improvements.      Plan to share in this       Jennifer Kingsbury and family on the
support given by Gethsemane congregation            congregational summer meal together! We        birth of John Joseph; Alison Smith &
to the youth of the Austin community. The           will be recognizing all those attending camp   Marty Gerwick married July 9…THANKS
presentation was held at the Embassy                during the summer during the SCS hour.         FROM: Frances Bornemann for ministry
Suites Friday June 17. John Kingsbury                                                              to sister Marjorie Hyltin Gillespie and
and members of his family were in                   GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS
                                                    CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of         family; Inez Rice and Larry Crenshaw
attendance. Pastor Gronberg expressed the                                                          for ministry during hospitalization; Sally
gratitude of Gethsemane Lutheran for the            Edna Berry, Minnie Marjorie Hyltin
                                                    Gillespie, Mary Baughman Utz—may the           Nagy, Pat Helsley, Gladys Hanson for
opportunity to partner with the Austin                                                             ministry; Kolby Evans for opportunity to
Independent School District and the Junior          God of eternal life bring comfort…THANKS
                                                    TO: Dr. David Maidment for annual              share with the Gethsemane community;
Cadet ROTC.                                                                                        Pam Vetter and Price for pictures of
                                                    patriotic homily July 3rd; copies of the
     COMING TOGETHER                                homily are available in the narthex;           Gethsemane ministries; Calvary Lutheran
     Austin clergy have been meeting at             Private E2 Kolby Evans, Clay Lindgren          Youth Ministry, Park Rapids, Minnesota
Huston-Tillotson University in discussions          and Birgit Ellers for participation in         for Gethsemane hospitality as they traveled
sponsored by Austin Area Interreligous              summer SCS; Carl & Marie Jo Anderson           to mission in Mexico and returned home to
seeking ways to “Transcend the Divide of            Foundation, Babs Chandrasoma and               Minnesota; Pastor Karl, Sharon & Joel
I-35”. In the most recent meeting, the              Jennifer Cloud of the Gethsemane               Gronberg for prayers and interest in their
Austin City assistant police chief and              Congregation Council for support,              recent trip to Spain…GREETINGS FROM:
acting assistant city manager provided              coordination and leadership of the 30th        Pastor Don Holmstrom, St Peter, MN.;
information on the “African American                Annual Gethsemane Senior Adult                 Pastor Jeff Bethke, Portland, OR.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, July 16—Senior High Youth Trip            SATURDAY, July 23—Commemoration                FRIDAY, July 29—Commemoration Mary,
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                         Birgitta of Sweden, 1373             Martha, Lazarus of Bethany; Olaf, King of
 4:00 p.m. Czech Group picnic (Multi-Purpose Rm)     8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)            Norway, martyr, 1030
 7:00 p.m. AALF Christmas in July (Horton home)      9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                          8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
SUNDAY, July 17—Pentecost 9                         10:00 a.m. Family Reunion (Multi-Purpose Rm)   SATURDAY, July 30
   Commemoration Bartolomé de Las Casas,             5:00 p.m. VASA Picnic (Multi-Purpose Room)     9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
          missionary to the Indies, 1566            SUNDAY, July 24—Pentecost 10                    1:00 p.m. to Houston Astro 6:05 p.m. Ballgame
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                    ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY             SUNDAY, July 31—Pentecost 11-Hymn Sing
 8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion            8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)        8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)     8:15 a.m. Christmas in July Liturgy            8:15 a.m. Hymn Sing Liturgy
           GWELCA Thankoffering Program (MPR)        9:30 a.m. SCS Christmas in July (MPR)          9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)
10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion           10:30 a.m. Christmas in July Liturgy           10:30 a.m. Hymn Sing Liturgy
MONDAY, July 18                                      12 Noon Youth Lunch/San Marcos tubing         MONDAY, August 1
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)           1:00 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)           7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
                                                    MONDAY July 25—Commemoration St.                5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Music Room)
10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel
                                                     James the Elder, Apostle                       6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
                                                    7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)      6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
TUESDAY, July 19                                                                                   TUESDAY, August 2
                                                     8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)
10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel           6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)     1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet           TUESDAY July 26                                 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)            6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (Parlor)
 7:30 p.m. OCD (Altar Guild Kitchen)                1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet      WEDNESDAY, August 3
WEDNESDAY, July 20                                   6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)           12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                 WEDNESDAY July 27                               7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)            7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)
 7:30 p.m. “Grief to Hope” Support Group (Parlor)    12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)             7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal                 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)          THURSDAY, August 4
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
THURSDAY, July 21                                   THURSDAY, July 28—Commemoration H.              7:00 p.m. United Ostomy (Music Room)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)           Schutz, 1672; JS Bach, 1750; GF Handel,       FRIDAY, August 5
FRIDAY, July 22—Commemoration St. Mary               1759; musicians                                9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
 Magdalene                                           8:30 a.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)            8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)          9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)    SATURDAY, August 6
 6:30 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)                 6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)         9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)      6:30 p.m. WWII 60th Anniversary (Zilker Peace Grove)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
AUGUST 3, 2005           “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 11 AUSTIN, TEXAS


  “SUMMER MINISTRIES BLESS COMMUNITY”
AUGUST 7—PENTECOST 12                             AUGUST 14—PENTECOST 13                                 AUGUST 21—PENTECOST 14
SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13;         ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                              “NOW THE FEAST & CELEBRATION”
 Romans 10:5-15; St. Matthew 14:22-33                                                                    SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138;
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and                    SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67;
                                                   Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; St. Matthew 15:10-28            Romans 12:1-8; St. Matthew 16:13-20
 everlasting God, you are always more                                                                    PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of all creation,
 ready to hear than we are to pray, and to        PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and ever-
                                                   living God, you have given great and                   you reach out to call people of all nations
 give more that we either desire or                                                                       to your kingdom. As you gather disciples
 deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of            precious promises to those who believe.
                                                                                                          from near and far, count us also among
 your mercy, forgiving us those things of          Grant us the perfect faith which
                                                                                                          those who boldly confess your Son Jesus
 which our conscience is afraid, and giving        overcomes all doubts, through your Son,
 us those good things for which we are not                                                                Christ as Lord. Amen
                                                   Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 worthy to ask except through the merit of                                                                    MUSIC INVITATION
 your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen             WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                                        Damon Talley, Gethsemane Sanctuary
     60TH ANNIVERSARY                                 Gethsemane supports people around                  Choir director, offers Temple Talks Sunday,
     Gethsemane members are invited, 6:30         the world through purchases of Fair Trade              August 21, at both liturgies inviting
p.m., August 6, to Zilker Park Peace Grove        coffee, tea and chocolate on ELCA World                Gethsemane members to know the thrill
for 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing        Hunger Appeal Sunday. Gethsemane Food                  and joy in offering praise to God through
of Japan. Pastor Gronberg and Gethsemane          Pantry and Gethsemane Clothes Closet is                the beauty of choral music. Damon & Julia
Youth planted a tree in this grove in 1990.       supported by gifts of food and clothing.               Bedrich Talley were married at Gethsemane
Dr. Satoru Konishi, a hibakusha (survivor)        2,356 persons have been served by this                 March 13, 1999. They served on the
witnessed first hand the awful destruction        Gethsemane ministry from January                       Gethsemane music staff prior to Damon
of Hiroshima will speak to those attending.       through July, 2005. Thanks be to God!                  accepting a position at the University of
He is Assistant Secretary General of the                                                                 Michigan. Plans were to return in two
Japanese Confederation of Organizations              BLESSING BACKPACKS                                  years but their Michigan experience was
of Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb Sufferers,                 August 14, during worship, student                extended for four years. During their time
and professor emeritus of German literature                                                              north, Damon earned a master’s degree and
                                                  backpacks will be blessed and all students
at Tokyo Metropolitan University. The                                                                    son Ellis James was born. Ellis was baptized
gathering is open to the public and will end      presented a special gift as they begin the
                                                                                                         October 17, 2004, at Gethsemane. This
in a candlelight procession with the              new school year. All ages are invited!                 summer, the Talley family returned to Austin
traditional release of origami peace cranes                                                              enabling Damon to pursue doctoral studies
on Town Lake. Gethsemane is grateful for                   SENDING FORTH
                                                      Gethsemane members beginning and                   at UT-Austin. Pastor Gronberg has met with
persons with Japanese ancestry sharing                                                                   Damon and other members of the music
their faith within the community.                 returning to college studies will be invited
                                                                                                         staff preparing for the 2005-2006 music
                                                  to the altar and “sent forth” during the               season. Damon will begin directing the
      PRAYERS SUNDAY                              August 14 worship liturgies.         Please
     Gethsemane Lutheran celebrates                                                                      choir Wednesday, September 7. Welcome
                                                  provide the Gethsemane office with new                 Talley Family!
membership within the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America. From congregational            addresses so congregation and student
                                                  remain in contact.                                                SUMMER SCS
birth in 1868, the founders of this historic                                                                  August 21, University of Texas
community acknowledged the importance of
being connected with the larger church. In                    SUMMER SCS                                 Campus Pastor Craig Sommer tells of
                                                       August 14, Pat Priem, Immanuel                    his summer trip to Turkey learning of the
1875, Gethsemane joined the Augustana
Synod; the 1962 merger brought Gethsemane         Lutheran, Pflugerville, tells of recent trip to        “other holy land” and the Muslim culture.
into the Lutheran Church in America; the          Africa visiting areas where Lutheran World              RUN WITH YACHT CLUB
1988 merger, into the ELCA. Affirming that        Relief ministers. Craft activities for the                 August 27, 5 p.m. “Keep Austin
commitment, Gethsemane members gathered           children.                                              Weird” 5k will include Gethsemane
for worship will remember in prayer the more                                                             members. Open to runners, joggers and
than 5,038,006 ELCA members, 10,721                       SCHLITTERBAHN                                  those wanting to have fun; there will be
congregations, and the Churchwide Assembly            Gethsemane Youth Ministry, junior                  “Fun Stops” along the way at Amy’s Ice
in Orlando, Florida. “Marked With the             and senior high, concludes summer trips                Cream, Oslo, Opal Devine’s, Bacon &
Cross of Christ Forever” is the theme for         August 14, with annual visit to New                    Donuts and surprises. Enjoy a free concert,
the assembly. Thanks be to God for the            Braunfels.      Pastor Gronberg and                    Fun Zone for kids and more. Contact
faithful witness of the ELCA.
                                                  Gethsemane youth have enjoyed the water                Jennifer Cloud for more information.
          SUMMER SCS                              park every summer for 3 decades. Sign up                 TWELFTH ORDINATION
    August 7, Summer Sunday Church                on youth ministry bulletin board.
School will highlight Lutheran camping.                                                                       Erik K. J. Gronberg, baptized,
                                                                                                         confirmed through the ministry of Gethsemane
Gethsemane youth, having attended an ELCA              GLCM “GOOD NEWS”                                  Lutheran Austin, Texas, a May, 2005, graduate
summer camp, will be recognized. Senior                Due to the participation of GLCM
High youth tell of summer trip;                                                                          of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota,
                                                  parents; the support of Gethsemane                     has accepted the call of Dr. Martin Luther
confirmands tell of Camp Chrysalis week.          members to fundraisers along with the
During summer 2005 Brandy Brown,                                                                         Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
                                                  Carl & Marie Jo Anderson Foundation                    to be their pastor. Gethsemane hosts Erik’s
Katie Kronbergs, Alice Schnelle, Amanda
Schnelle, and Paul Waller have worked at          commitment to children, there will not be a            ordination August 28, 10:30 a.m., following
Lutheran camps.                                   tuition increase this fall-GOOD NEWS!                  9:30 a.m. reception, sponsored by the 2005
                                                  Everyone benefits from this participation              Gethsemane Congregation Council, in the
           CHILI MEAL                             and support as costs are kept down.                    Multi-Purpose Room. He will be the
     Walt Horton, blue ribbon chili                    GLCM Summer Session concludes                     twelfth Gethsemane member ordained,
cooker, invites the congregation to a noon                                                               Pastor Don Payne Holmstrom being the
                                                  with staff work retreat August 15,
chili meal Sunday, August 7 following                                                                    first June 23, 1985. The Rev. Paul
10:30 worship service with free will              reflecting on past school year and setting
                                                  2005-2006 goals. Classroom carpets will                Stumme-Diers, Greater Milwaukee Synod
offering, matched by Thrivent Financial,                                                                 bishop, will preside. Rev. Willis Erickson,
given for Lutheran Camp Chrysalis                 be cleaned; rooms will be scrubbed;
                                                  exterior door installed between the infant             baptized Erik Father’s Day, June 12, 1977,
renovation/expansion.
                                                  room and playground.                                   will participate in the ordination liturgy.
            GLADOFFF                                   Open House 5-7 p. m., August 16,
                                                                                                         Gethsemane 2002-2003 seminary intern,
    John & Anne Walker host August                                                                       Pastor Scott McAnally plans to attend the
                                                  Parents and children will visit new                    ordination.      An invitation has been
Gladofff August 9, 7 p.m. Waterloo Ice
House-Burnet Rd.                                  classrooms.     GLCM bids farewell to                  extended to Rev. McAnally to preach the
                                                  Megan Bender, University of Mary                       8:15 a.m. liturgy. Thanks be to God for
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                               Hardin Baylor sophomore and Leisha                     young men and women called to serve the
     Wed., August 10, 7 p.m. Gethsemane           Johnson, Hill College sophomore. Thanks
Youth Ministry welcome dinner to new 9th                                                                 baptized community and congregations like
                                                  Megan and Leisha for commitment to                     Gethsemane-Austin, Texas encouraging
graders followed by outdoor movie. Bring
                                                  children during these summer weeks.                    young people to consider this calling.
a blanket and bug spray!!
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PRAYERS FOR ELCA ASSEMBLY—AUGUST 7
CONGREGATION CHILI MEAL—AUGUST 7
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       JULY ALTAR GUILD                                   GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                             THANKS FROM: Don Swenson, Sara K.
     Thanks to: Virginia Marek,                           CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of             Davis, Alice Timmerman, Daisy Horton,
Chairperson, Anna Callahan, Carroll &                     Lydia Schneider, Winnie Bell May, Elsie            Stanley Berkman for flowers and ministry
Karen Holmstrom, Kathy Jurgens, Erin                      Marie Haun, Sterling R. Fulmore, Jr.—              while hospitalized; David Doerfler for
Rosales, Sandra Tipton.                                   may the God of eternal love bring                  Gethsemane support of “Wounded Healer”
     July Altar/Chancel flowers given to the                                                                 ministry; Miles Cross for good times
Glory of the Triune God: in celebration of the            comfort…THANKS TO: Ken & Linda
                                                          Schulz for “extra effort” in organizing the        enjoyed with Gethsemane Youth Ministry
birthday of mother, Pat Helsley, by Jackie
                                                          clothes closet; Scott McNulty, Bruce               during summer visit to Austin—Miles will
& Kevin Kubiak; in loving memory of
mother and grandmother, Edna Berry, by                    Ramming, David Thoresen, Nate                      live in Colorado; Reverend Will & Virgie
John, Ingrid, Dana and Robert; in celebration             Mayfield (Nate’s trumpet playing was               Erickson and Dr. Björn Engquist &
of the 5th birthday of Reese Wilson and                   appreciated by many in the Gethsemane              Elizabeth Kihlberg for welcome received
Mackenzie Kite by Clifford & Sharon Kite;                 community. He has offered to participate in        from Gethsemane members as they begin
in loving memory of mother, grandmother,                  August 28 ordination liturgy), JoAnn               participation in the life and witness of
great-grandmother, Mary Baughman Utz,                     Gerbig, the Sanctuary Choir; Darlene               Gethsemane congregation; Allison &
by the Kite family; in gratitude of the safe                                                                 Marty Gerwick for wedding celebration;
                                                          Krenek, Sheryl Evans for participation in
return to Austin of Umid Azimov from his                                                                     the families of Lydia Schneider, Winnie
homeland of Uzbekistan by Karl, Sharon,                   annual “Christmas in July” and Summer
                                                          Hymn Sing; Christine Bohls, Tammie                 May, Sterling Fulmore Jr. for ministry at
Joel Gronberg and Gethsemane friends; in
honor of Janine and Ben on their July birthdays           Danielsen, Sharon Gronberg, Gaile                  time of loss; Mission America Coalition
by Dan, Diana and Jillian Dworin; in                      Swoyer, Peggy Horton leading July                  for support to ecumenical City Impact
celebration of their 13th wedding anniversary             Summer SCS; Phil Berkland for German               Roundtable…GREETINGS FROM: Earley
by Mark & Kristen Gronberg Etheredge; in                  pilgrims video shown to Sr. Adult Recognition      Magnuson visiting family and friends in
loving memory of Vance by Margaret Daniel.                Luncheon; Donna Olson and Deanie                   Austin—she “remembers Gethsemane in
     Please sign up to give altar/chancel flowers         Martinets for “Last Supper” sculpture;             her daily prayers”; Schnelle family
in memory or honor of loved ones. The                     Walt & Peggy Horton for coordinating               enjoying Germany visit ; David Ellerbeck
sign up book is on the table in the narthex.                                                                 working in Florida and worshipping with
                                                          Gethsemane trip to Houston Astros baseball
Cost are $35-altar; $25-chancel. August is                                                                   ELCA congregation in Deleon…FUTURE
full. Altar availability in October and                   game-they won! Good time enjoyed by
                                                          all…CONGRATULATIONS TO: Keith, Sharon,             EVENTS: Austin Area Interreligous Ministries
December. There are chancel opportunities
                                                          Amesley Davis on the birth of Austin               sponsors “Ministering to people in Crisis
every Sunday. Thanks to Jack & Sandy
Brown of Brown’s Floral Company for their                 William, Grandparents Jim & Sandra                 August 18 & 19. Speak to Pastor Gronberg
beautiful presentation of this ministry for the           Baylor, Aunt Brenda, Uncle Matt, and               for information; Clifton Lutheran Sunset
Gethsemane Lutheran worshipping community.                cousin Riley rejoice over the gift of life…        Home 14th Annual Quilt Auction Oct. 15.

             GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, August 6                                        SATURDAY, August 13                                SATURDAY, August 20
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                     9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                               9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 6:30 p.m. A-Bomb 60th Anniversary (Zilker Peace Grove)   SUNDAY, August 14—Pentecost 13                     10:00 a.m. Ostomy Association (Music Room)
SUNDAY, August 7—Pentecost 12                                     ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                   10:00 a.m. AALF depart GLC to New Braunfels
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                                                                     SUNDAY, August 21—Pentecost 14
                                                                     BLESSING OF BACKPACKS
 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                                                                              8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)                SENDING FORTH COLLEGE STUDENTS                 8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy                          8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)             9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)
 12 Noon Congregation Chili Luncheon (MPR)                 8:15 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
 1:30 p.m. 60th Annv. Peace Event (Pres. Sem.)             9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)   MONDAY, August 22
MONDAY, August 8                                          10:30 a.m. Worship Liturgy                         7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
ELCA Churchwide Assembly (Orlando) thru 8/13              12 noon Youth to Schlitterbahn                       6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)                MONDAY August 15                                     7:00 p.m. Cross Trail Ministry Training (Parlor)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)                7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)         TUESDAY, August 23
TUESDAY, August 9                                                                                             9:00 a.m. Heatherwilde Chapel
                                                          10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet                                                                    1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                      6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)           6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
 7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Waterloo Ice House-Burnet Rd)        TUESDAY August 16                                    7:00 p.m. Czech Historical Association (MPR)
WEDNESDAY, August 10                                      10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel         WEDNESDAY, August 24
 12 noon Holy Communion                                   1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 5:30 p.m. Habitat for Humanity (Music Room)               6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion                                  7:30 p.m. OCD (Altar Guild Kitchen)                 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)
 7:00 p.m. Dinner, movie & welcome of 9th                 WEDNESDAY August 17                                  7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
           graders, sending forth graduates                12 noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                THURSDAY, August 25
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                           7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
THURSDAY, August 11                                                                                            6:00 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)
9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)                 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)                THURSDAY, August 18                                FRIDAY, August 26
FRIDAY, August 12                                          6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)           8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 6:30 p.m. “Wounded Healer” (Parlor)                      FRIDAY, August 19                                  SATURDAY, August 27
 7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)            9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)          9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)                  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            5:00 p.m. “Keep Austin Weird” 5K
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
AUGUST 24, 2005           “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 12 AUSTIN, TEXAS


“MINISTRY/WORK” OF BAPTIZED COMMUNITY CELEBRATED
            AUGUST 28                                          SEPTEMBER 4                                             SEPTEMBER 11
          PENTECOST 15                                         PENTECOST 16                                            PENTECOST 17
ELCA GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY                         SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-              “NOW THE FEAST & CELEBRATION”
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-           40; Romans 13:8-14; St. Matthew 18:15-20              ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL
 8; Romans 12:9-12; St. Matthew 16:21-28           PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, your                  SCRIPTURE: Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:1-
PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, we thank                  son Jesus Christ dignified our labor by
                                                                                                           13; Romans 14:1-12; St. Matthew 18:21-35
 you for your Son who chose the path of             sharing our toil. Be with your people
                                                                                                          PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, you declare
 suffering for the sake of the world.               where they work; make those who carry
                                                                                                           your almighty power chiefly in showing
 Humble us by his example, point us to the          on the industries and commerce of this
 path of obedience, and give us strength to                                                                mercy and pity. Grant us the fullness of
                                                    land responsive to your will, and to all of
 follow his commands; through your Son,                                                                    your grace, that, pursuing what you have
                                                    us, give pride in what we do and a just
 Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                        return for our labor; through Jesus our                promised, we may share your heavenly
                                                    co-laborer in the Kingdom of God. Amen                 glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our
 BAPTISMS CELEBRATED                                                                                       Lord. Amen
     Tiffany Leeann Kouts and Crystal                 LABOR DAY WEEK-END
Lynne Kouts, daughters of the late Wendy                2005 Summer “Circus Spectacular”                            RALLY SUNDAY
Westerman Kouts & Tevis Leuen Kouts,               officially ends with the Labor Day Week-                    Rally Sunday, Sept. 11, celebrates
granddaughters of Gethsemane members               End.      The annual 8:15 a.m. outdoor                 learning in the life of Gethsemane
Jack & Judy Kurilko Westerman will be              eucharist is held on the northwest lawn.               congregation. The 2005-2006 Sunday
welcomed into the life and witness of the          This liturgy is followed with a “continental           Church School staff will be installed. Thanks
church catholic through the Sacrament of           style brunch” in the Multi-Purpose Room                Gethsemane Congregation Council Christian
Holy Baptism. Gethsemane prays for                 coordinated by Viola Hall and Beverly                  Education         members           Marsha
Tiffany, Crystal and their family.                 Helsel. Visit displays describing Monday-              McConaughy and Louise Eidbo for
                                                   Friday work of Gethsemane members,                     leadership preparing an exciting SCS year
       GUEST PREACHER                                                                                     with the theme, “Practicing the faith!”
     Gethsemane Lutheran has history as a          vacation pictures and         information on
                                                   “Religion & Labor Network”. Gethsemane                      Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s
teaching congregation, participating in the                                                               Ministry hosts noon brisket meal prepared
theological education of Evangelical Lutheran      Congregation Council member Michael
                                                   Murphy will express his faith regarding                by Dan Dworin and Men in Mission
Church in America seminary students. 2002-                                                                following the 10:30 worship until 1 p.m.
2003 Gethsemane seminary intern Pastor             work as a gift of God. The community will
                                                   participate in the annual “Affirmation of              Adult Plate $8, Child Plate $4, children 3
Scott McAnally, 2004 graduate of Luther
Seminary, serves on the pastoral staff of          Christian Vocation in the World”. Labor                and under free. Join the fun with Bonzo
Christ the King Lutheran, Great Falls,             Day Week-End is a national holiday fitting             the Clown, moonwalk, vendors, silent
Virginia. Pastor McAnally brought energy,          for people of faith to affirm the calling given        auction. This is an opportunity for GLCM
creativity and commitment to Gethsemane            by God through baptism to serve through                community and congregation to gather for
during his internship year. Pastor McAnally        family life, daily occupation, volunteering,           food, fun and fellowship. Proceeds benefit
preaches August 28, 8:15 a.m. liturgy.             community activities, congregational ministries        Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry.
                                                   and service to the peoples of the world. Give          Tickets available GLCM office.
           ORDINATION                              thanks for Summer 2005 looking forward
      Erik Karl Joseph Gronberg, baptized          to the weeks ahead filled with “the work”
                                                                                                            FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
and confirmed through the ministry of              of worship, study, and community.                          GLADOFFF (Gethsemane Lutheran
Gethsemane Lutheran Austin, Texas; 1995                                                                   Adults Dine Out for Food, Fun and
graduate, Reagan High, Austin; 1999                     EXCEPTIONAL RATING                                Fellowship) 7 p.m. Tuesday, September
graduate, Harvard University, Cambridge,                The Gethsemane Lutheran Food                      13, Springhill Restaurant, Pflugerville,
Massachusetts; 2005 graduate, Luther               Pantry/Clothes Closet recently received                Adelle & Charles Rolls, hosts. Sign up.
Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota; has accepted        the highest rating given by the Capital                    Lunch      Bunch Wednesday,
the call of Dr. Martin Luther Church,              Area Food Bank of Texas: “Exceptional                  September 14, 11:30 a.m. Steffans Parlor.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Evangelical             Award for offering service, respect, help              Pastor Susan Schnelle tells of vacation to
Lutheran Church in America will ordain             and hope to people in need in Central                  Germany. Bring favorite dish.
Erik into the Holy Office of the Word and          Texas” following a visit by a “mystery
Sacraments Sunday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.,                                                                         GETHSEMANE MEN
                                                   shopper”. The ministry was rated on                          Thursday, 9 a.m. September 15
Gethsemane Lutheran, Austin, Texas. The            cleanliness, waiting time, length of visit,
Reverend Paul Stumme-Diers, Greater                                                                       coffee & donuts, travel to Center for
                                                   number of volunteers, information posters,             Research and Water Resources, followed
Milwaukee Synod Bishop, ELCA will
                                                   intake procedures, respect toward clients,             by lunch at Ryan’s on Parmer.
preside. A reception will be held 9:30 a.m. in
the narthex hosted by the 2005 Gethsemane          types of food offered. The response was:
Congregation Council. Erik will be the             “Very nice people; no pressure to join                 MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS
twelfth Gethsemane member ordained.                their church; excellent interaction with                September 14 – November 16
Pastor Don Payne Holmstrom, First                  Hispanic families by bilingual woman;                          Gethsemane members are invited for a
Lutheran, St. Peter, Minnesota, was the            everyone welcome; waiting area equipped                meal, learning, playing, praying and
first Gethsemane member ordained June 23,          with seating, fan, water fountain. Very                communing. Grow in faith, meet new
1985. Former Gethsemane pastor, 1967-              nice”. The award & evaluation are on the               f r i e n d s , s t r e n g t h e n G e t h s e ma n e
1971, Reverend Willis Erickson, baptized           Social Ministry Bulletin Board.                        congregational relationships. Baby sitting:
Erik on Father’s Day, June 12, 1977. Pastor                                                               three and under provided 6-8:30 p.m.
Erickson will participate in the ordination                  GWELCA NEWS                                          Midweek Connections offers a meal
liturgy. Thanks be to God for baptized men             Church Women United September                      catered by Juanita Flores Multi-Purpose
and women called to serve the community            Forum 9:30 a.m., September 2, St. James                Room 5:30-6:30 p.m. $3 per person or
and for encouraging congregations like             Episcopal. See Virginia Marek for more
                                                                                                          $10 per family.               Dar Krenek offers
Gethsemane Lutheran, Austin, Texas.                information or the CWU Newslettter on
                                                                                                          beginning guitar 5-5:30. Additional classes
                                                   the GWELCA Bulletin Board.
        LUNCHEON GIFT                                                                                     6:15 to 7:10.
                                                       Mary/Martha Unit 9:30 a.m.
     Following the ordination liturgy, an                                                                         Children Time, singing, games, story-
                                                   Tuesday, Sep. 13, Music Room, Program
invitation has been extended by Jiwoh                                                                     telling and crafts, children ages 4 thru 6th
                                                   leader: Charlotte McCord; Guest Speaker:
Abdulai and the Gronberg family to a                                                                      grade, led by Dar Joy Krenek and Sr High.
                                                   Charlene Spillman; Hostesses: Wilma
luncheon in the Gethsemane Multi-Purpose                                                                          Confirmation - 7th & 8th graders with
                                                   Wheatley and Gladys Hanson. Miriam
Room. Jiwoh, a Gethsemane member                   Unit 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, Steffans Parlor.             Pastor Susie Schnelle. Pastor Bohls leads
living in London, England employed by                                                                     “No Experience Necessary” Bible Study.
Goldman Sachs, is unable to attend the                   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                 YACHT (18-30+ ) various topics: mission,
ordination. He is a graduate of UT-Austin              Rally Sunday, September 11th Jr. &                 finances, nutrition. Gaile Swoyer leads
and London School of Economics. The                Sr. High youth serve lunch benefiting                  “From Son or Daughter to Caregiver”.
luncheon is his gift to Erik, family and           GLCM. Following the meal, the youth will               Senior high youth discuss current events and
friends celebrating the ordination. The            go for a swim party returning by 4 p.m. Sr.            issues. Eucharist 7:15-7:30; 7:30 confirmands
Gronberg children will serve the luncheon.         High goes to Lutherstock at Camp                       with mentors; Sanctuary Choir 7:30 to 8:30;
Please RSVP 453-3350 or shkgat@yahoo.com.          Chrysalis Sept. 18.                                    open volleyball MPR 7:30 to 9.
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ORDINATION 10:30 A.M.—AUGUST 28TH
LABOR DAY WEEKEND—SEPTEMBER 4TH
RALLY SUNDAY—SEPTEMBER 11TH

            GLCM NEWS                              GETHSEMANE WORSHIP                                Locksmith; JoAnn Gerbig and
                                                     With the leadership of Gethsemane               Gethsemane members for summer special
     Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s
                                                  Congregation Council members, Ron                  music: Damon Talley extending invitation
Ministry new term commenced Tuesday,                                                                 to Gethsemane community for the music
August 16. Parents, children and staff            Tigue and Thom Prentice, support of the
                                                  music staff, pastors and altar guild               ministry…THANKS FROM: Waldine Nelson
enjoyed the Open House. The new glass                                                                Stafford for flowers & 80th birthday party;
                                                  beginning in September, the eucharist will
doors in the Infant Room open to the              be offered every Sunday and Wednesday.             Keith & Sharon Baylor Davis for ministry
playground providing the children and staff       The Marty Haugen “Now the Feast and                at birth of son Austin William; Darlene
with access to the play area and a lovely         Celebration” liturgy 2nd and 4th Sundays;          Werchan, Laura Riddell, Don Pitts for
view. Thanks to Ace Discount Glass for            LBW liturgy 1st & 3rd.                             ministry while hospitalized; Billy Peel and
coordinating with staff on the installation                                                          staff for ministry at time of loss; Jeff &
                                                  GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                             Leslie Woodard for ministry at time of loss;
of the doors. The GLCM Advisory Board             CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The families of             Jim & Sandra Anderson Baylor for use
had their first meeting of the school year        Clyde Kitchens, Barton Woodard, Chuck              of MPR for family reunion; Pastor Karl &
last week in the Steffans Parlor.                 Furlough, Jr., Rubye Kappmeyer—may                 Sharon Gronberg for loving 41st wedding
     GLCM is offering dance and                   the God of eternal love bring comfort…             anniversary greetings…CONGRATULATIONS
gymnastics classes through Dance                  THANKS TO: Gethsemane youth heading                TO: Diana Dworin for article in September
Associates. Preschool movement for ages           for college; Jimmy Riley, Tarleton State;          issue of The Lutheran; Ted & Carolyn
3-pk5; Preschool Gymnastics for ages 3-           Ashley Sauceda, Texas A&M; Kelly                   Robinson Berkland, parents to
pk5. These classes assist the students with       Mueller, Texas A&M; Brandy Brown,                  Gethsemane member Phil Berkland, on
strength and flexibility skills, coordination,    Tarleton State; Christa McConaughy, Texas          celebration of 50th wedding anniversary;
                                                  A&M; Leisha Johnson, Hill College—these            Joseph Toma Soloman Candeh, Jr. Texas
creative movement, tumbling, balance              young Christians read the scriptures on            State University Accounting Degree…
beam, basics in ballet, tap and jazz. Speak       “Sending Forth” Sunday; Jim & Noriko               GREETINGS FROM: Ingrid Edlund–Berry
with Valerie Johnson, Angelica                    Adams, Robert Adams for their help with            & Robert visiting Sweden…FUTURE
Lundquist or Dar Krenek. A music room             Peace Sunday and making the Peace Crane;           EVENTS: Lutheran Fall Festival, Sept. 17,
is being planned for GLCM. More details           Pastor Craig Sommer for sharing on                 Fredericksburg; Scandinavian Club Mystery
later!!                                           Turkey; Kevin Kubiak, air conditioner              Tour, Sept. 21 filled; 22nd additional day
                                                  maintenance; Ron Tigue, John Kingsbury,            added; Tomorrow’s Child Golf Benefit,
COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT                             Joel Gronberg, Juan Gonzales, relamping            Sept. 26, Avery Ranch; Scandinavian Club
    Pastor Gronberg has been contacted by         MPR and sanctuary improvements; Greg               trip to Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois          Johnson, George Creager, Martin                    and “Svensk Hyllningsfest 2005” Oct. 6-
inquiring if Gethsemane would host their          Gonzales for tree trimming & yard                  10; Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home 14th
choir in 2006. Speak with Pastor if interested.   improvements; Gary Harris, Amazing                 Annual Quilt Auction, October 15.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, August 27                               SUNDAY, September 4—Pentecost 16                   10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                   GWELCA BLANKET APPEAL SUNDAY                   noon     GLCM Luncheon (Multi-Purpose Rm)
 5:00 p.m. “Keep Austin Weird” 5K                  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)            1-4 p.m. Youth Swim party
SUNDAY, August 28—Pentecost 15                     8:15 a.m. Eucharist outside (N.W. lawn)           MONDAY, September 12
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           9:30 a.m. SCS Gathering & Breakfast (MPR)         7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
                                                  10:30 a.m. Eucharist (Sanctuary)                     6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)
 8:15 a.m. Eucharist                               2:00 p.m. Nelson/Olson Reunion (MPR)                6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 9:30 a.m. Ordination Reception (narthex)         MONDAY September 5—Labor Day                         7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Music Room)
10:30 a.m. Baptism, ordination, eucharist          GLCM , GLC office holiday                         TUESDAY, September 13
 12 Noon Ordination Luncheon (MPR)                TUESDAY September 6                                  9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha (Music Rm)
 2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde                           7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)         1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
MONDAY, August 29                                 1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)         1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Room)              7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Springhill Rest., Pflugerville)
 5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Music Room)       6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)         6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (Parlor)    WEDNESDAY, September 14
TUESDAY, August 30                                 7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)        11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch (narthex)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet         WEDNESDAY September 7                                12 noon Eucharist (Sanctuary)
                                                   12 noon Eucharist (Sanctuary)                       5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Connection Supper (MPR)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)              7:00 p.m. Eucharist (Sanctuary)                     7:15 p.m. Eucharist (Sanctuary)
 7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)        7:30 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)       7:30 p.m. Confirmation Students/Mentors
WEDNESDAY, August 31                               7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)              7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)
 12 noon Eucharist                                 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                     7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)
 7:00 p.m. Eucharist                              THURSDAY, September 8                              THURSDAY, September 15
 7:30 p.m. Grief to Hope (Parlor)                  9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)          9:00 a.m. Men-in-Mission Tour (Music Room)
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (MPR)                   6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)           5:30 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)
THURSDAY, September 1                             FRIDAY, September 9                                  6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)         7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (MPR)                 FRIDAY, September 16
 7:00 p.m. United Ostomy Assn. (Music Room)        8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
                                                  SATURDAY, September 10                               6:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal
FRIDAY, September 2
                                                   9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                               8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)       SUNDAY, Sept. 11—Pentecost 17—RALLY SUNDAY         SATURDAY, September 17
 9:30 a.m. CWU-Forum (St. James Episcopal)                  ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                   9:00 a.m. CCL Meeting (Parlor)
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)          8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)             9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
SATURDAY, September 3                              8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion          11:00 a.m. “Women’s Rising Project” ( MPR)
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             9:30 a.m. SCS Intergenerational Gathering (MPR)     6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
SEPTEMBER 15, 2005         “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 13 AUSTIN, TEXAS


“PRACTICING     THE FAITH” GETHSEMANE                                                                      EDUCATION THEME
 SEPT. 18—PENTECOST 18 SEPT. 25—PENTECOST 19                                                                 OCT. 2—PENTECOST 20
SCRIPTURE: Jonah 3:10—4:11; Psalm 145:1-              “NOW THE FEAST & CELEBRATION”                        SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-14;
 8; Philippians 1:21-30; St. Matthew 20:1-16          ELCA GLOBAL MISSION EMPHASIS                          Philippians 3:4b-14; St. Matthew 21:33-46
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God, you call                SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm               PRAYER OF THE DAY: Our Lord Jesus, you
 us to work in your vineyard and leave no                                                                   have endured the doubts and foolish
                                                      25:1-8; Philippians 2:1-13; St. Matthew
 one standing idle. Set us to our tasks in                                                                  questions of every generation. Forgive us
 the work of your kingdom, and help us to             21:23-32
                                                     PRAYER OF THE DAY: God of love, you                    for trying to be judge over you, and grant
 order our lives by your wisdom; through
 your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                 know our frailties and failings. Give us              us the confident faith to acknowledge you
                                                      your grace to overcome them; keep us                  as Lord. Amen
      COMMEMORATION                                   from those things that harm us; guide us
     Dag Hammarskjold, baptized and                   in the way of salvation; through your Son,                WORLD COMMUNION/
confirmed by the Swedish Lutheran Church
is remembered September 18. A Swedish
                                                      Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                               LUTHERAN WORLD
diplomat, he served as Secretary General of           LSSS GOLF TOURNAMENT                                     FEDERATION SUNDAY
the United Nations, and at his death in 1961             Lutheran Social Services Tomorrow’s                    World Communion Sunday has for
left behind a journal, Markings. In his              Child Golf Benefit September 26, Avery                decades emphasized celebrating in the
writings, the influence of his faith is revealed.    Ranch. This annual event assists New Life             unity of Christian traditions.          The
He was a man of peace and a man of the                                                                     Lutheran World Federation is
                                                     Children’s Center, Canyon Lake and LSSS
world. Encounter Class discusses, during
                                                     special needs adoption services.                      recognized as an ecumenical expression of
9:30 a.m. Learning Hour, his influence,
writings, faith and spirituality.                                                                          Lutheran unity within Christendom. LWF
                                                                    WORSHIP                                is 138 churches, in 78 countries, around the
  CHRISTIAN EDUCATION                                    With the leadership of Gethsemane                 world representing nearly 66 million
     Gethsemane is grateful for the Education        Congregation Council members, Ron                     Lutherans working for over 50 years in
ministry coordinated by Marsha McConaughy            Tigue and Thom Prentice, support of the               countless global locations with people of
and Louise Eidbo. Installed on Rally Sunday          music staff, pastors and altar guild, the             faith proclaiming the mercy, grace and
were: Jennifer Anderson, Rodger & Tracey             holy eucharist is offered every Sunday and            justice of God. The Evangelical Lutheran
Anderson, Christine Bohls, Pastor Kent               Wednesday. The Marty Haugen “Now the                  Church in America is a member of the LWF.
Bohls, Rick Brock, Babs Chandrasoma,                 Feast and Celebration” liturgy 2nd and 4th
Beth Collier, Tammie Danielsen, Corrie                                                                          The Encounter Class will discuss the
                                                     Sundays; LBW liturgy 1st & 3rd Sundays.               history and importance of Lutheran World
Davitt, Diana Dworin, JoAnn Gerbig,
Pastor Karl & Sharon Gronberg, Viola                    HUNGER ACTION TEAM                                 Federation in the world today.
Hall, George Hamm, Jim Hecht, Dr. Robert                 All interested in being part of the
Hoeferkamp, Glenda Holmstrom, Peggy &                                                                             NEW MINISTRIES
                                                     Gethsemane Hunger Action Team meet for                     JAM ( Jesus and me) is fun, faith and
Walt Horton, Barb Jones, Chris &                     lunch Sunday, September 18. This group
Kathy Jurgens, John & Claire                                                                               fellowship for 4th-6th graders. Plan to
                                                     coordinates the Fair Trade coffee and tea,            attend the 1st JAM event Oct. 2, in the
Kingsbury, Dar Krenek, Kim Krump,
                                                     Advent ELCA Hunger Support, and the                   MPR, following 10:30 a.m. liturgy. For
Beverly Kuenast, Diane and Shannon
McKenney, Robert Rekart, Erin                        outreach of Bread for the World. Contact              information contact Kathy Jurgens 255-
Rosales, Kim Sanchez, Pastor Susie                   Joan Bohls or Anne Walker for info.                   1871 or kathyj@austin.rr.com.
Schnelle, Cheryl Swening, Rev. Mel &                    GETHSEMANE WOMEN                                        There will be events for 1st–3rd
Gaile Swoyer, Patricia Woodley.                          Women’s Monday night Bible Study                  graders (Little Lutherans) coordinated by
     Dr. Elizabeth Harper Neeld, author                                                                    Barb Jones, 219-1329 providing faith
of Tough Transitions, Navigating Through             September 26th 6:30 p.m. Music Room.
                                                     Bring your Bible! For information contact             learning and fun.
Difficult Times will be the guest in the
Adult Class, 9:30 a.m. Following Sundays             Pastor Schnelle.
                                                                                                                GETHSEMANE MEN
the scriptures of the day will be discussed.             Gethsemane Women invited to Annual
                                                                                                               Sept. 26, men’s group 6:30 p.m. will
                                                     Fall Gathering October 1, hosted by
     GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                                                                      discuss “Creating Trusting Relationships”
                                                     Diane Streeter. Program begins 9:30 a.m.
     29 youth along with Pastors Bohls,                                                                    with David Doerfler. Men will also host
                                                     Please bring 1-2 cups of favorite vegetable
Gronberg, Schnelle and Dar Krenek are                                                                      congregation chili cook-off Nov. 13.
                                                     cleaned and chopped for the soup pot.
registered for the 2006 San Antonio ELCA
National Youth Gathering: Cruzando-                  Drinks and dessert will be provided.                        PRAYER MINISTRY
Journey With Jesus. They will serve in the           Streeter home directions on GWELCA                          Gethsemane Prayer Team Ministry
Youth Servant Corp. College age youth                Bulletin Board.                                       invites persons interested to the Steffans
wishing to volunteer may apply at www.elca.org.                                                            Parlor, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. Contact Donna
     Gethsemane Senior High goes to
                                                         GETHSEMANE HOSTS
                                                         The Austin/Central Texas Chapter of               Olson or Pastor Bohls.
Lutherstock Sunday, Sept. 18 at Camp
Chrysalis, following 8:15 worship service            Lutherans Concerned 7 p.m. September                       KATRINA RESPONSE
and returning by 7:30 p.m. $20 includes lunch.       27 Steffans Parlor. Organized in 1974, by                Thanks for generous response to the
     GLCM Work Day Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to noon            baptized Christians of the Lutheran                 New Orleans and Gulf Coast appeal.
gives opportunity for youth needing service          tradition, the grace of God for people of all       Darlene & Kathy Werchan, on Labor
hours. Wear work clothes, bring gloves.              sexual orientations/gender identities is affirmed.  Day, filled their van with supplies given
     Interested in joining the Gethsemane                                                                by Gethsemane members. Financial
                                                                     WEDNESDAYS’
Youth Mime Troupe? Plan to attend the                          MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS                       assistance, matched by Thrivent, is directed
mime workshop with guest leader, Whitney                       THROUGH NOVEMBER 16
Myers Oct. 2 Music Room. Contact                                                                         to the ELCA disaster response. Pastor
Amanda Schnelle 288-7263 or aschnelle                     Study of Galatians, 11 a.m.—noon               Gronberg and Gethsemane members met
@sbc.global.net.                                         Holy Communion, 12 — 12:30 p.m.                 with a Lutheran Social Services staff
    Thanks to the 2005-2006 confirmation                  Beginning Guitar, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.             member. Pastor has visited with a family
                                                          Suppers Served, 5:30 — 6:45 p.m.               referred to Gethsemane by LSSS. The
mentors: Jim Baylor, Joan Bohls,                    (suggested donation $3 per person; $10 per family)
Jennifer & Dustin Cloud, George                         Baby Sitting Available, 6 — 8:30 p.m.            historic, compassionate ministry continues
Creager, Dan Griffith, Glenda                              Children’s Time, 6 — 7:10 p.m.                to serve the hurting of nation and world.
Holmstrom, Peggy & Walt Horton,                     “No Experience Necessary” 6:15 — 7:10 p.m.
Marilyn & Gordon Ketteman, Judy &                   “From Son or Daughter to Caregiver” 6:15 — 7:10 p.m.       WOUNDED HEALER
Gaylord Magnuson, Virginia Marek, Donna                     Confirmation, 6:15 — 7:10 p.m.                    “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”
Olson, Khem Saythongkham, Anne &                     YACHT Club (ages, 18-30+), 6:15 — 7:10 p.m. is offered October 17-21. Learn how
Johnny Walker. Pray for confirmands,                    Holy Communion, 7:15 — 7:30 p.m.                 wounds can become openings and
their families and mentors.                          Mentors & Confirmands, 7:15 —7:45 p.m. occasions for healing, new vision, new life.
     Sing by Grace rehearses Sundays the            Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, 7:40 — 8:30 p.m. Contact David Doerfler, david@
last 20 minutes of junior/senior high classes.           Open Volleyball, 7:30 — 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                         concentricjourneys.com or 263-7442.
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FALL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
TOMORROW’S CHILD GOLF BENEFIT-SEPT. 26
DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE IN NARTHEX

   AUGUST ALTAR GUILD                                Umid, and Joel; in loving memory of                 pastoral and congregation support at time of
     Thanks to: Marsha McConaughy,                   Josephine Bailey by Cheryl Swening; in              baptism celebration; Pastor Erik Gronberg
Chairperson, Phil & Christine Berkland,              celebration of the ordination of Erik Karl          for ordination celebration hosted by
Carl & Joan Candoli, George Hamm.                    Joseph Gronberg by his family; in honor             Gethsemane—Erik was installed Sept. 11
     August Altar/Chancel flowers given to           of the 50th wedding anniversary of Ted &            as pastor of Dr. Martin Luther Church,
the Glory of the Triune God: in loving               Carolyn Robinson Berkland by Phil &                 Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Tom McFarling,
memory of Tab Warren on his birthday                 Christine Berkland; in celebration of the           James Gardner, Mary Thames, Laura
by his family; in loving memory of Alton             baptism of Tiffany Leeann and Crystal               Riddell for flowers and ministry during
Martinets and Edna Krueger by Deanie                 Lynne by Jack & Judy Kurilko Westerman              hospitalization; John & Helen Enders,
Martinets; in honor of Erin’s 22nd birthday          and family; in honor of the 62nd wedding            Dorothy (Mrs. Swen) Skoglund for flowers
by Anna Callahan; in honor of Marvin                 anniversary of Dr. James L. & Janice E.             and ministry celebrating birthdays; Jim &
W. Jewell on his 91st birthday by Mark &             Stoner by their family; in honor D.J. Allen         Janice Stoner flowers celebrating 62nd
Judy Warr; in loving memory of Winfield              on his 23rd birthday by David & Kathi.              wedding anniversary; Apostolic Bridge
Jensen, father and Brian Jensen, son and                  Persons interested in placing flowers on       Builders for Gethsemane support; Oliver
in celebration of their same day birthdays           the altar or in the chancel in memory or honor      Strom and Anna Harris flowers and
by the Jensen family; in celebration of              of loved ones will find the sign up book on         ministry; Gethsemane Lutheran children’s
Sharon’s birthday by Bryant, Elizabeth,              the table in the narthex. Thank you for this        Ministry support of Rally Sunday fund
Mackenzie and Madison Kite; in loving                gift to the worship life of the community.          raiser…CONGRATULATIONS TO: Faith
memory of Charles “Chuck” Furlough                                                                       Lutheran-Austin for 55 years of ministry;
by Billy Peel and the staff of Austin-Peel           GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                              Sharon Gronberg, recipient of University
and Son Funeral Home; in celebration of              THANKS TO: Kevin Kubiak for maintaining             Service Award by the College of Science,
our 10th wedding anniversary and our August          the air conditioning/heating units-a huge saving    Texas State University; Gethsemane
birthdays by Kelly Thorstad & Trevor                 for the parish budget! Viola Hall, Max &            Youth participating in 33rd Annual Marching
Turner; in honor of Wayne on his birthday            Beverly Helsel for hosting the annual Labor         Band Jamboree…GREETINGS FROM: Evelyn
by Jamie, Johnathan and Dustin Swening;              Day Week-end Brunch—pictures from the               Gray, Puyallup, Washington hosted Pastor
in celebration of the 41st wedding anniversary       annual outdoor “end of summer” liturgy              Gronberg on recent visit to Pacific Northwest
of Karl & Sharon Hendrickson Gronberg                and the brunch are in the narthex…THANKS            …FUTURE EVENTS: Clifton Lutheran Sunset
by their family Mark, Kristen, Pete, David           FROM: Ina Faulk for ministry; Jack & Judy           Home 14th Quilt Auction, Oct. 15; 9E Ranch
& Stacy; Jiwoh, Erik & Kendra, Rhia,                 Westerman, Tiffany and Crystal for                  Quiet Garden event, Oct. 23.

           GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, September 17                               SATURDAY, September 24                              SUNDAY, October 2—Pentecost 20
 9:00 a.m. CCL Meeting (Parlor)                        9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                              8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                               10:00 a.m. A-Med Hospice (Music Room)                8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
11:00 a.m. “Women’s Rising Project” ( MPR)           SUNDAY, September 25—Pentecost 19                    9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
11:00 a.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)                 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)           10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
 6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)                 8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion           12 Noon JAM meeting (Multi-Purpose Room)
 7:30 p.m. Wedding Liturgy                             9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages        12 Noon Mime workshop (Music Room)
SUNDAY, September 18—Pentecost 18                    10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism                 4:00 p.m. Westminster Manor worship
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)             10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion           MONDAY, October 3
 8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                  2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Holy Communion             7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages         MONDAY September 26                                  5:30 p.m. Congregation Council (Parlor)
 9:30 a.m. Sr High to Lutherstock (Camp Chrysalis)   7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)           6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                8 am-5 pm Tomorrow’s Child Golf Tournament           7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)
 12 Noon Hunger Action Team (Music Room)               6:30 p.m. Men-in-Mission Evening Group (Parlor)   TUESDAY, October 4
MONDAY, September 19                                   6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)        1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)             7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Narthex)
                                                                                                          6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel                  7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)
                                                                                                          6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (Parlor)
 7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)         TUESDAY September 27
TUESDAY, September 20                                                                                     7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)
                                                     11:30 a.m. N.C. Caregivers Luncheon
10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel           1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet           WEDNESDAY, October 5
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet              6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)              See Midweek Connection Schedule front page
 5-7 p.m. St. Paul Luth. Bratwurst Supper (Taylor)     7:00 p.m. Czech Historical Association (MPR)       9-5 p.m. GLCM Fall Pictures (Parlor)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                WEDNESDAY September 28                               7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)
 7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Rm)          See Midweek Connection Schedule front page          THURSDAY, October 6
 7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)                 5:00 p.m. Prayer Ministry (Parlor)                 7:00 a.m. Bethany College/Svensk Hyllningsfest
 7:30 p.m. OCD (Lower Level Kitchen)                 THURSDAY, September 29                               9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
WEDNESDAY, September 21                                6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)          9-5 p.m. GLCM Fall Pictures (Parlor)
See Midweek Connection Schedule front page           FRIDAY, September 30                                 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 8:00 a.m. Scandinavian Club Mystery Tour              9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)        FRIDAY, October 7
THURSDAY, September 22                                 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           9:30 a.m. CWU October Forum (Prince of Peace)
 8:00 a.m. Scandinavian Club Mystery Tour            SATURDAY, October 1                                  7:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)          8am-Noon GLCM Work Party                             8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)             9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                             SATURDAY, October 8
FRIDAY, September 23                                   3-5 p.m. Birthday Celebration (narthex)            9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)             6:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy                           5:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
OCTOBER 5, 2005           “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 14 AUSTIN, TEXAS


 EVACUEES GIVE THANKS                                                      TO        GETHSEMANE & LSSS
  OCT. 9—PENTECOST 21                                OCT. 16—PENTECOST 22                                  OCT. 23—PENTECOST 23
“NOW THE FEAST & CELEBRATION”                      SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-13;               “NOW THE FEAST & CELEBRATION”
     ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                       1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; St. Matthew 22:15-22             ELCA GLOBAL MISSION EMPHASIS
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23;                PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and                        SCRIPTURE: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1;
 Philippians 4:1-9; St. Matthew 22:1-14             everlasting God, in Christ you have                    1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; St. Matthew 22:34-46
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, source             revealed your glory among the nations.                PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and
 of every blessing, your generous goodness          Preserve the works of your mercy, that                 everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of
 comes to us anew every day. By the work of         your Church throughout the world may                   faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may
 your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your            persevere with steadfast faith in the                  obtain what you promise, make us love
 goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and       confession of your name; through your                  what you command; through your Son,
 serve you in willing obedience; through            Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                       Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen              BIBLES TO 3RD GRADERS                                 SPECIAL MUSIC: Cherub Choir
  EVACUEES WELCOMED                                    Third graders will be presented Bibles                 FOUNDATION GRANTS
     Gethsemane Lutheran has a history of          from Gethsemane congregation during                        Pastor Karl Gronberg and the trustees of
assisting in resettling people from around         worship October 16. This tradition is one              the Mabel Ekman Charitable Foundation
the world. In the 1970’s, people came from         of the Faith Stepping Stones as children               announce the first grants given from this
Southeast Asia; the 1980’s from Central            grow in Baptismal grace.                               fund. The majority of the gift has been
America and most recently in partnership                                                                  invested in the Evangelical Lutheran Church
                                                        CLH QUILT AUCTION                                 in America Mission Investment Fund.
with Lutheran Social Services of the South              Gethsemane Lutheran supports the
a family of eight from New Orleans fleeing                                                                The first dividends from this investment came
                                                   ministry of Clifton Lutheran Sunset                    in September and grants were dispersed.
Hurricane Katrina. John Berkley, LSSS              Home with an annual gift. Pastor Gronberg
Vice President for Senior Services, introduced                                                            Thanks be to God for Gethsemane members
                                                   has represented the congregation at the annual         of vision remembering to offer gifts for ministry
the Bickham family to Pastor Gronberg.             corporation meeting. In 2005, as in previous
Margaret, the family matriarch, had been                                                                  through estate planning. Please speak with
                                                   years, Gethsemane quilters will give a quilt           Pastor if you would be interested in knowing
a resident of Peace Lake, a LSSS ministry          for the 14th Annual Quilt Auction. The
to senior adults. She, and her family,                                                                    options for estate planning ministry.
                                                   2004 auction raised $38,000 for the purchase
Anthony, Phillip, Caroline and son James,          of twenty-five electric beds. In 13 years                      STAFF HONORED
Mary and sons Nathaniel and Kirtez were            over $400,000 has been raised by the quilt                  Radio Station KIXL recently selected
brought to Austin and moved into a hotel.          auction with all the proceeds benefiting               the Gethsemane staff as their “Church Staff
Pastor brought the family to worship Sept.         Sunset residents. Thanks Gethsemane                    of the Week.” The staff was so honored by
18. They told how their experience with            Quilters. Please look for pictures of the              a nomination from a former GLCM summer
the hurricane changed their lives. Glenda          quilt on the GWELCA Bulletin Board.                    2005 employee. Her father is employed at
Holmstrom, Judy Magnuson and Pam                                                                          the radio. When he spoke with Pastor
Vetter offered to serve on a Gethsemane                    “FAST BREAKING”                                Gronberg he indicated his college age
Task Force for Resettlement. They met                   Gethsemane members and friends will               daughter was delighted by her time doing
with Pastor and Mr. Berkley. Gethsemane            join Umid Azimov and Pastor, Sharon &                  ministry at Gethsemane. The staff will be
members immediately offered financial              Joel Gronberg in “breaking the Ramadan                 gifted with a free lunch. Gethsemane
help and household items. The Bickhams             fast” Sunday, October 16, 2005. Last year,             thanks station KIXL for this recognition.
returned to worship on Sept. 25 and a group        Pastor along with Dr. Larry Faulkner,
of Gethsemane members brought gifts to             UT-Austin president and Austin Mayor Will                BIBLE STUDY OFFERED
                                                   Wynn brought greetings to the assembly.                     Jim Hecht invites men and women to
their apartments. Thanks for the generous                                                                 join him, Wednesdays 11 a.m. Steffans Parlor
response. The resettlement process continues       The event is sponsored by The Institute of
                                                                                                          in a Bible study on the book of Galatians.
as the family awaits two more apartments.          International Dialog & Islamic Dialog
The Bickham family expresses gratitude to          Student Assn. A recent Austin Faith Dialogue                 GETHSEMANE MEN
Gethsemane for hospitality and kindness.           television program hosted by Pastor featured               Gethsemane men meet Monday
     Hurricane Rita brought people to              representative of the sponsoring organizations.        evenings, 6:30 with David Doerfler on
Austin. Friday, Sept. 21, 6 a.m. the south                                                                “Building Trusting Relationships”. 9 a.m.,
parking lot was filled with cars, having
                                                         WOUNDED HEALER                                   Thursday, Oct. 20 Gethsemane men meet
                                                        “On Becoming a Wounded Healer”
traveled for 12 hours and more from                                                                       with George Hamm as he reflects on his
                                                   offered by Gethsemane staff member                     Viet Nam experience, followed by a visit to
Houston. Pastor Gronberg invited them into
                                                   David Doerfler October 17-21 8:30 a.m.-                Camp Mabry, lunch at Fuddrucker’s, back
the church. Some slept in the Music Room.
                                                   5 p.m. Learn how wounds can become                     to Gethsemane by 1:30.
Through the ministry of Gethsemane, coffee,
                                                   opening and occasions for healing, new
donuts and lunch were provided. Friday
night 9 young men from Guatemala stayed
                                                   vision, new life. Call 263-7442 or david                     YACHT CLUB NEWS
                                                   @concentric journeys. com                                   18-30+ join us at Dart Bowl for dinner
in the Gethsemane house being remodeled
                                                                                                          and bowling. Highest scorer will receive a
for the “Alliance for Better Living”.                 GETHSEMANE WOMEN                                    prize. Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m.
giving a place to shower and rest. Sunday              Thanks to Dianne Streeter for hosting
morning, the Antonio Chity family, attended        Gethsemane WELCA Saturday past;                                  QUIET GARDEN
8:15 am. liturgy, expressing thanks for            Women’s Monday Night Bible Study                            9E Ranch, Pastor Kent & Joan Bohls,
hospitality. Pastor presented a financial gift     “Joseph and his family in Genesis” led by              invites you to a Quiet Garden event, 3 p.m.
assisting them for their return to Houston.        Pastor Susie Schnelle 6:30 p.m., Music                 October 23, with time for a brief talk by
Thanks Gethsemane for “Making Christ               Room. Bring your Bible!                                Dr. Elizabeth Harper Neeld, meditation
Known” to these brothers and sisters!                  Mary/Martha Unit Oct. 11, 9 a.m.                   and quiet, a light meal and outdoor
                                                   with the program on work of Lutheran Social            worship. Confirm: kentbohls@gmail.com.
     GETHSEMANE YOUTH                              Services and Disaster Relief in Louisiana;
    Senior High youth welcomed by Dar                                                                     NEW CHILDREN MINISTRIES
                                                   hostess Tuttie Maixner. Darla Elam program                  Little Lutherans (1st–3rd graders)
Krenek to her recently purchased home for
                                                   leader for Miriam Unit, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.             “getting to know you” gathering providing
dinner and games Sunday, October 9th.
                                                   October 18, Bobbie Griffith, hostess.                  faith learning and fun 3-5 p.m. Sunday,
Leave Gethsemane 5 p.m. return 8 p.m.
                                                       Gethsemane Women ELCA will                         October 30, home of Weldon, Barb and
    Sing By Grace Jr. & Sr. High
                                                   participate in the Southwestern Texas                  Megan Jones, 12111 Mustang Chase,
rehearses during Sunday Church School
                                                   Synodical Women of the ELCA convention                 RSVP 219-1329.
singing for worship October 16th.
                                                   October 14-16, McAllen, Texas. Thanks                       JAM (Jesus and me) is jelling with
    Upcoming events: Jr. & Sr. High
                                                   Gethsemane Women for your commitment to                fun, faith and fellowship. Join the 4th-6th
Halloween Party October 30th 4-8 p.m.
                                                   ministries of congregation, synod and ELCA.            grade JAM for pizza and putt-putt golf
Costume contest, food, fun, games and the
annual hayride at the Horton home.                            BLOOD DRIVE                                 Sunday, November 6. Meet in the Music
    Jr. & Sr. Mime Ministry underway.                  Donors needed!! Sunday, October 30                 Room at 12 noon. Bring canned food for
The first mime will be Annual Thanksgiving         11a.m.-3p.m. Donation Bus will be parked               the GLC pantry or small items we can send
Eve youth led liturgy November 23.                 in West parking lot. Make sure you eat                 to GLC college students in care packages.
Thanks to Whitney Myers for leading the            before you donate and have photo ID and                Sign up on the sheet in the hallway across
workshop, and to Amanda Schnelle for               SS# available.    Sign up on the Social                from the Steffans Parlor by the JAM
coordinating this ministry.                        Ministry Board.                                        poster. Questions? Call Kathy Jurgens at
                                                                                                          255-1871 or kathyj@austin.rr.com.
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                                 Non-Profit Org.
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HEALTH SCREENING—OCTOBER 12
ANNUAL QUILT AUCTION—OCTOBER 15
BLOOD DRIVE—OCTOBER 30

SEPTEMBER ALTAR GUILD                                  SCS Encounter Class, on the destruction             Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon; Bernice
     Thanks to: Ann Walker–Chairperson;                from hurricanes; Joyce Skinner and the              Johnson for ministry while in hospital,
Sandi Dodd, Ken & Linda Schulz and                     Elsie Foscue Class, Highland Park Baptist           rehab, for flowers, cards and prayers…
                                                       Church for generous gifts to “Evacuee               CONGRATULATIONS TO: Brandon Corbett,
John Walker.
                                                       resettlement”-Baptist and Lutherans doing           infant son of Gethsemane members Ryan
     September Altar/Chancel flowers given                                                                 & Natalie Hauge Albert and brother to
to the Glory of the Triune God: in celebration         ministry together; George Creager for
                                                       volunteering to help the LSSS “Tomorrow’s           Maya and Kirsten on his baptism; Michael
of our 49th wedding anniversary by Jim &               Child Golf Benefit”…THANKS FROM: Monday             & Eunice Vela Newman, Jr., Bridget &
Darlene Werchan; in honor of Ron & Mary                evening Square Dancers for recreation space;        Kevin Lonseth, Thaddeus & Stephanie
Jane Schaeffer on 8th wedding anniversary              Thursday night Men’s Basketball for opportunity     Kelly Trusler married recently; Jeff &
by Addisen and Cassandra; in loving memory             to exercise; Bruce & Angie Nelson, Margaret         Stacey Dunahoo birth of Marley Renee—
of Ralph Ericson and Loraine & Gunnar                  Candeh, George Marsh, Katherine Nau,                grandparents Merlin & Linda Dunahoo
Johnson by Gwen Ericson; in loving memory              Dottie Franz, for flowers and ministry; Ann         and family rejoice with the new parents
of Mickey by Inez, Jennifer and Chuck                  Nelson & family for 81st birthday remembrance;      giving praise to the God of life; Amanda
Rice; in honor of Chris’ birthday by Kathy,            Gladys Hanson & family for use of                   & Angela Schnelle for making the TMEA
Will and Hannah Jurgens; in celebration                Gethsemane facilities celebrating her 85th          District Choir; Pastor Craig Sommer
of Brad’s 47th birthday by Evelyn Jensen;              birthday Saturday past-pictures on GWELCA           installed St. Martin’s Lutheran, Oct. 16…
in loving memory of Thurston E. Johnson,               Bulletin Board; Austin/Central Texas Chapter        GREETINGS FROM: Brad & Karyn Jensen
father of Larry, Dennis and Tommy.                     of Lutherans Concerned for Gethsemane               enjoying “fun” in St. Thomas and Virgin
                                                       hosting their September meeting in the              Islands; Don & Anne Roefer continuing to
GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                                 Steffans Parlor; Johnnie Boone and the              enjoy Minnesota anticipating return to Texas
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: Ron Tigue &                     Westminster Manor Vesper community for              in November before “snow begins to fall”—
family on death of Grandmother; Bill                   Gethsemane leadership of Sunday worship             Don also sent a box of crosses for Pastor to
Sjoblom of Sjo-Pro Tours on death of his               service; Margaret Candeh for ministry during        give; Ingemar & Ingrid Bjerle via Paul &
mother Ruth; family of the Rev. Herminio               recent hospitalization; GLCM for “work              Nancy Kronbergs—Paul & Nancy visited
Diaz—may the God of eternal love bring                 party” participation—many improvements              Gethsemane Swedish friends during September
comfort…KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED:                      to playgrounds and classrooms; Bruce                …FUTURE EVENTS: Augustana College,
Margaret Daniel, Martha Johnson, NAMC—                 Ramming, Dustin & Jennifer Cloud for                Rock Island, Illinois choir spring concert in
Remember these friends in daily prayer…                Gethsemane ministry; Alice Traugott,                2006-speak with Pastor Gronberg; Pastor
THANKS TO: Bickham family from New                     Executive Director, North Central Caregivers        Kent & Joan Bohls will lead travelers to
Orleans and Richard & Pam Bornemann                    for Gethsemane 2005 gift presented by Gloria        Russia for a river cruise, September 18-
Atkins for giving information, to the Adult            Cooper and Edith Rodgers at the Fall                October 1, 2006—Brochures available.

            GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, October 8                                     7:30-7:45 p.m. Mentors & Confirmands                9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                  7:40 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Music Rm)      9:00 a.m. Men-in-Mission conversation/tour/lunch
 5:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy (Sanctuary)                  7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (Multi-Purpose Rm)        5:30 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)
SUNDAY, October 9—Pentecost 21                         THURSDAY, October 13                                 6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)          FRIDAY, October 21
 8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion              FRIDAY, October 14                                  8:30am-5pm “On Becoming a Wounded Healer (Parlor)
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages            9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)          8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion               7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)     SATURDAY, October 22
12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)                  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           9am-4pm Trinity Fall Bazaar (Round Rock)
 5-8 p.m. Sr High dinner/games (Dar’s home)            SATURDAY, October 15                                 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 5:00 p.m. Sons of Norway (Music Room)                  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                              10:30 a.m. Wedding Liturgy
MONDAY, October 10—Columbus Day                        10:00 a.m. RIC Meeting (Parlor)                      5:00 p.m. Wedding Liturgy
7:15a.m.-3p.m. Children’s Ministry-Early Release Day   12:30 p.m. Quilt Auction (Clifton Sunset Home)      SUNDAY, October 23—Pentecost 23
 3:00 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Parlor)                 SUNDAY, October 16—Pentecost 22                      8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)
 5:00 p.m. Hyllningsfest travelers return               8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)             8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)             8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study (Parlor)                   9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages        10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
 7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)           10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)               12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)
TUESDAY, October 11                                    12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)               3:00 p.m. Quiet Garden Event (9e Ranch)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)               7:00 p.m. Interfaith Dinner (Marriott)             6:30 p.m. UN Day (Austin Presb. Theological Sem.)
 9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha Unit (Music Rm)          MONDAY October 17                                   MONDAY, October 24
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet              7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)          7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
                                                                                                            6:30 p.m. Men-in-Mission Evening Group (Parlor)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                  8:30am-5pm “On Becoming a Wounded Healer (Parlor)    6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)
 7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Olive Garden)                     10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel                7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)
WEDNESDAY, October 12                                   6:30 p.m. Men-in-Mission Evening Group (Parlor)     7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Narthex)
See Midweek Connection Schedule front page              6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)         TUESDAY, October 25
11:00 a.m. Study of Galatians (Narthex)                 7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (MPR)                     1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
12:00 p.m. Holy Communion                              TUESDAY October 18                                   6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch                                 8:30am-5pm “On Becoming a Wounded Healer (Parlor)    7:00 p.m. Czech Historical Association (MPR)
5-5:30 pm Beginning Guitar                             10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel          WEDNESDAY, October 26—see October 12
5:30-6:45 p.m. Suppers Served (MPR)                    1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet           THURSDAY, October 27
6-7:10 pm Children’s Time (Multi-Purpose Rm)            6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
6:15-7:10 p.m. “No Experience Necessary”                7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)              FRIDAY, October 28
6:15-7:10 p.m. “From Son or Daughter to Caregiver”     WEDNESDAY October 19—see October 12                  9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
6:15-7:10 p.m. Confirmation (Youth Loft)               8:30am-5pm “On Becoming a Wounded Healer (Parlor)    8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
6:15-7:10 p.m. YACHT Club (GLCM Conf Rm)               THURSDAY, October 20                                SATURDAY, October 29
 7:15 p.m. Holy Communion                              8:30am-5pm “On Becoming a Wounded Healer (Parlor)    9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
OCTOBER 26, 2005               “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 15 AUSTIN, TEXAS

REFORMATION, ALL SAINTS’, STEWARDSHIP
OCTOBER 30 – REFORMATION                           NOVEMBER 6 – ALL SAINTS                               NOVEMBER 13 – PENTECOST 26
     AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM                        SCRIPTURE: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-             ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46;             10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; St. Matthew 5:1-12             SCRIPTURE: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm
 Romans 3:19-28; St. John 8:31-36                  PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God,
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, gracious                                                                 90:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; St.
                                                    whose people are knit together in one holy
 Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon your          Church, the body of Christ our Lord: Grant            Matthew 25:14-30
 faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your       us grace to follow your blessed saints in            PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God, so rule and
 Word, protect and comfort them in all              lives of faith and commitment, and to                 govern our hearts and minds by your Holy
 temptations, defend them against all their                                                               Spirit that, always keeping in mind the end
 enemies, and bestow on the Church your             know the inexpressible joys you have
 saving peace; through your Son, Jesus Christ       prepared for those who love you; through              of all things and the day of judgment, we
 our Lord, one God, now and forever. Amen           your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who                  may be stirred up to holiness of life here
                                                    lives and reigns with you and the Holy                and may live with you forever in the world
  REFORMATION SUNDAY                                Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                to come, through your Son, Jesus Christ
     Baptized youth of Gethsemane Lutheran
affirm their baptism Reformation Sunday,                The names of those having received                our Lord. Amen
October 30, 2005. 2005 confirmands and             the final commendation of the baptized
their baptismal dates: Kimberly Ivonne             since All Saints’ Sunday, 2004 will be                 MINISTRY CELEBRATION
Corbell, Sara Kristin Eames, Erin Nicole           read during 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. festival                     November is Gethsemane Annual
Feller, Justin Van Le, Michelle Siōban O           liturgies. Family members are invited to              Stewardship Emphasis. Men in Mission
Carroll, Michael Garrett Orf, Elisabeth            light a candle in memory and honor of                 provide a “Chili Cook-Off” noon meal
Ann Pounds, Samantha Esther Sommerfeld,                                                                  November 13 for the congregation. Come
Gregory Chase Tullos. As their mentors             their loved one. The faith community is
read their names, family members will present      blessed by saints having lived their baptism          taste great chili (peanut butter & jelly,
a candle to each confirmand, symbolic of           as well as those with whom the Gospel is              too!), listen to wonderful Gethsemane
their baptismal candle. Thanks be to God           lived today. All Saints’ Sunday reminds               musicians, Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa
for families giving witness to their children      the community, that by the grace of God,              and chocolate, ELCA Alternative Gifts,
to the presence of God: Creator, Redeemer          the baptized live and die in God’s grace,             and wonderful gifts from around the world
and Sanctifier in the lives of all believers.      mercy and love: Marjorie Waterman
     The annual Sunday Church School                                                                     to purchase along with ministry exhibits of
                                                   Yelderman (11/21/04), Florence Nelson
Confirmation Reception, formerly held on                                                                 Lutheran Social Services of the South,
                                                   Innmon (12/16/04), Emma Estelle Mitcham
All Saints Sunday, is hosted by Pastor                                                                   Texas Lutheran University, Cross Trail’s
Karl & Sharon Hendrickson Gronberg,                Parker Rogers (12/27/04), Marjorie
                                                   Emogene Gustafson Flink (12/28/04),                   Camping Ministry, Thrivent for Lutherans
with assistance from Viola Hall and                                                                      (Medicare, part D information), Border
Beverly Helsel. Continuing a Gethsemane            John Freeman Grondin (1/10/05), Arthur
tradition of over thirty years, each confirmand    Raymond Anderson (2/1/05), Betty Jean                 Mission-Vision Trip, Men in Mission,
introduces family members. These baptized          Walden (2/13/05), Evelyn Kylberg Cardwell             GWELCA/Lutheran World Relief, Jesus
Christians continue their family faith             Johnson (2/20/05), James Dennis Strawser              & Me, Little Lutherans, Altar Guild,
heritage by affirming their gratitude for          (2/22/05), Thereon Phillip Spurill, Jr. (3/3/05),     YACHT Club, Gethsemane Children's
the nurturing they have received on their          James Edmondson Abney (3/10/05), Justine              Ministry, Gethsemane Food Pantry &
faith journey since their baptism.                 “Kay” Kent Bohls (3/19/05), Norris
Congratulations parents, grandparents, and                                                               Clothes Closet, Bread for the World,
extended family in encouraging the                 “Smokey” Delbert Kerr (3/25/05), Alma                 North Central Austin Caregivers.
Gethsemane Lutheran 2005 Confirmation              Ruth Brewer (4/5/05), Alice Marie Lundberg            Celebrate ministry in community.
Class to live their baptismal birthright. The      Warren (4/19/2005), Barbara Remus (4/21/05),
2005 class gifts the congregation with oil         Michael Glend Haley (5/7/05), Carl                    EVERY MEMBER RESPONSE
candles for Wednesday eucharist.                   Edmond Flink (5/9/05), Daisy Lee Smith                     Lee Crenshaw and Michael Murphy,
      Gethsemane member Alvina Seaholm             (5/27/05), Ellen Dorothy Burklund Johnson             2005 Gethsemane Congregation Council
Sassman will be recognized during the SCS          (6/8/05), James A. Warren, Jr. (6/10/05),
Hour reception as Gethsemane celebrates            Minnie Marjorie Hyltin Gillespie (6/22/05),           Stewardship & Finance, encourage
her faithful living of the baptismal promise       Verlan Wilson Anderson (7/14/05), Lydia               Gethsemane members to prayerfully consider
throughout her 90 years of life. Bill Sjoblom,     May Blackstone Schneider (7/17/05), Winnie            giving commitments of time, talent and
Sjo-Pro Tours, will bring a greeting. Persons                                                            treasure for 2006 Gethsemane ministries.
wishing to express congratulations to Alvina       Bell May (7/24/05), Sterling R. Fulmore, Jr.
may give a gift to either the Gethsemane Altar     (7/30/05), Barton Jeffrey Woodard (8/4/05),           Southwestern Texas Synod ministries and
Guild or Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s            Charles Furlough, Jr. (8/6/05), Rubye                 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Ministry. These ministries have been               Kathleen Harsh Kappmeryer (8/6/05),                        Numerous persons in the Austin
blessed by Alvina and her beloved husband,         Clyde William Kitchens, Sr. (8/6/05), James           community express gratitude for the
the late George Wesley “Wes” Sassman.              Leon Ryden (10/4/05), Don Lu “Donnie”                 witness and hospitality of Gethsemane.
     The Reformation faithful are invited to       Lung (10/5/05), Belinda Ann Washington                The historic presence of Gethsemane has
wear red, matching the paraments, banners          (10/10/05), Betty Ann Withers Anderson
and stoles, for this festival remembering                                                                been made possible and is sustained
                                                   (10/13/05), Clarence Harley Fender (10/16/05),        through faithful members continuing the
with gratitude Dr. Martin Luther and the           “For all the saints who from their labors
16th century reformers.                                                                                  137 year tradition of the serving all people
                                                   rest. All who by faith before the world
          BLOOD DRIVE                              confessed…Alleluia, Alleluia!”                        through the ministries of congregation,
     The Gethsemane Health Initiative                                                                    synod and ELCA with the “Good News” of
commenced two years ago with the support                  SOLES FOR SAINTS                               grace, mercy and love.
of the Carl & Marie Jo Anderson                        November 6, All Saints’ Sunday,
Foundation. October 12, a health screening         shoes for Gethsemane Clothes Closet and                     GETHSEMANE WOMEN
was offered. Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s        Border Ministry: baby, childrens, tennis,                 Mary Martha Unit 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8
Ministry staff participated through funding
by the Anderson Foundation. Sunday 11
                                                   work, womens, mens. Thanks!                           Donna Olson and Nell Rundell hostesses,
                                                                                                         Virginia Marek and Pastor Bohls
a.m.- 3 p.m. blood drive coordinated by                        JESUS AND ME                              program on 2005 Germany trip. Miriam
Jennifer Cloud and Babs Chandrasoma.                    4th-6th graders JAM for pizza and
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central
                                                   putt-putt golf Sunday, Nov. 6.       Bring            Unit 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 Peggy Horton,
Texas Donation Bus will be on the NW                                                                     hostess. Monday night Bible Study 6:30 p.
Parking lot-upper level. PLEASE EAT                canned food for Gethsemane Food Pantry
PRIOR TO DONATING!                                 or small items to be sent to Gethsemane               m. with Pastor Schnelle.
                                                   college students in care packages. Sign up
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                on the bulletin board across from Steffans             BREAD FOR THE WORLD
     Jr. & Sr. High Youth Hallowed Eve             Parlor. Call Kathy Jurgens 255-1871 or                      Bread for the World representatives
Party, 4-8 p.m. October 30 hosted by Walt                                                                meet with Adult Sunday Church School
& Peggy Horton. 7th & 8th graders to               kathyj@austin.rr.com
                                                                                                         classes, 9:30 a.m., November 13 sharing
Camp Chrysalis Nov. 4-6.                                         GLADOFFF                                the “ONE” campaign and letters appeal.
     LITTLE LUTHERANS                                  “Gethsemane Lutheran Adults Dine
    Fun together for Gethsemane families           Out for Food, Fun, and Fellowship” 7 p.                      GETHSEMANE MEN
with first, second and third grade children        m. Nov. 8, Marie Callender’s Restaurant &                  Nov. 17, 9 a.m. Art Ulbrich speaks.
Sunday, October 30th 3 to 5 p.m. hosted            Bakeries, 8503 Research Blvd. Walter &                Trip to Barsana Dham Hindu Temple,
by Barb, Weldon & Megan Jones 1211                 Daisy Horton, hosts. 836-8560 reserves a
Mustang Chase RSVP: 219-1329 or                                                                          lunch at Salt Lick! Sign up on Men In
                                                   place at the table.                                   Mission Bulletin Board.
bajones@mail.utexas.edu.
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                                  Non-Profit Org.
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                          Sunday Morning
                             October 30

 WEAR RED, REFORMATION SUNDAY, OCT. 30
 ALL SAINTS’/LIGHT CANDLES NOV. 6
 NOVEMBER STEWARDSHIP MONTH

  OCTOBER ALTAR GUILD                                 part of the family of Gethsemane by John             in the Encounter Class on hurricane relief…
     Thanks to those who served: Debbie               & Anne Walker; in honor of the 2005                  CONGRATULATIONS TO: Christine Berkland,
 Baylor, Brad & Karyn Jensen–CoChairs;                Gethsemane Lutheran Confirmation class               inducted into two international honor fraternities,
 Mike & Pat Anderson, Jennifer Anderson,              and in celebration of the 90th birthday of           UT-Austin; Blair Wayne Billieu & Desire
 Joyce Kingsbury, Deanie Martinets.                   Alvina Seaholm Sassman by the 2005                   Christine Perkins, Paul Anthony Dionne
     October Altar and Chancel flowers                Confirmation Class families; in gratitude for        & Leith Marie Collier, Andrew Todd
 given to the Glory of the Triune God: in             the confirmation of Stacy Louise Prentice,           Hubnik & Jessica Ann Brien married
 loving memory of their father, Douangta              October 31, 1993 and Stephen Michael                 recently; Shellie Creager Davila pictured in
 by the Saythongkham family; in honor of              Prentice, June 20, 2001 by Thom Prentice             TLU Torch; 10 members of Third Grade
 Dustin’s 11th birthday by Wayne & Jamie              and Keith Fitzgerald; in celebration of the
                                                                                                           SCS class on receiving their Bibles…THANKS
 Swening; in loving memory of Judith                  birthdays of Kristen Gronberg Etheredge
                                                      and Darlene Joy Krenek by the Etheredge              FROM: Dorothea Haugen Borchers, Clifton
 Caskey by the Kite family; in loving                                                                      Lutheran Rainbow Village for ministry;
 memory of Charles Berkman by Cheryl                  and Gronberg families. Sign up to give
                                                      flowers in memory or honor of loved ones.            Jim Baylor, Evelyn Eklund Canby, Margaret
 Swening; in loving memory of Ellen Jewell
 by Mark & Judy Warr; in celebration of               2006 flower chart available in narthex.              Daniel, Martha Johnson, Ron Kingsbury
 our 35th wedding anniversary by Gordon                                                                    for ministry during recent hospitalization;
 & Marilyn Ketteman; in honor of John,                 GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                              Ruby Spangler, Trinity Place Apartments,
 Dana and Robert on their October birthdays           CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: the families of               for ministry; Joy Peterson for ministry in
 by Ingrid Edlund-Berry; in loving memory             Jim Leon Ryden, Don Lu Lung, Belinda                 application process to graduate school; Bob
 of Belinda Ann Washington, New Orleans               Ann Washington, Betty Ann Withers                    & Laverta Stewart, former Gethsemane
 evacuee, by Gethsemane and Austin area               Anderson, Clarence Harley Fender—may                 members, for letter of support written by
 congregations; in loving memory of Betty             the God of eternal promise bring comfort             their long time friend Tom Rodgers and
 Withers Anderson by Judy & family                    and peace…KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED:                  financial gift from the Gethsemane Mabel
 members; in celebration of Paul & Leith              Pat Helsley NAMC; Bob McCord, SMC,                   Ekman Charitable Foundation; Sylvia Lopez
 Collier Dionne’s wedding by their families;          Remember these friends in daily prayer…              and Demetra Tennison, Women Rising
 in honor of Jillian’s 2nd birthday by the            THANKS TO: Richard & Pam Bornemann                   Project, for hospitality-cards and letters posted
 Dworin family; in celebrating 24 years as            Atkins and John Pearce for presentations             in narthex/education wing bulletin boards.

            GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, October 29                                 THURSDAY, November 3                                 FRIDAY, November 11
 9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                 9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)           9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
SUNDAY, Oct. 30 - Reformation Sunday                   6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (Multi-Purpose Rm)        7:00 p.m. Scandinavian Club (Multi-Purpose Rm)
AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM / TIME CHANGE                   7:00 p.m. Ostomy Association (Music Room)            8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)    FRIDAY, November 4                                   SATURDAY, November 12
 8:15 a.m. Reformation Holy Communion                   Youth Gathering 4th-Jr High (Camp Chrysalis)        9:00 a.m. Austin Genealogical Society (MPR)
                                                                                                           9am-1pm Trinity Place Apartments Bazaar
 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages           7p.m.Coptic Church (Multi-Purpose Rm)                9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 9:30 a.m. Confirmand Reception (MPR)                  8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           SUNDAY, November 13—Pentecost 26
 9:30 a.m. 90th Birthday Reception (MPR)             SATURDAY, November 5                                           ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL
10:30 a.m. Affirmation of Baptism                       Youth Gathering 4th-Jr High (Camp Chrysalis)        8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)
11a.m.-3p.m. Blood Drive                               9:00 a.m. Coptic Church (Multi-Purpose Rm)           8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
  4-8 p.m. Youth Gathering (Horton Home)               9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
MONDAY, October 31—Reformation Day                   SUNDAY, November 6—All Saints’ Sunday                10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast” Holy Communion
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)             8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)   12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)
 7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)           8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                 Noon      Congregational Chili Meal (MPR)
TUESDAY, November 1—All Saints’ Day                    9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages        MONDAY, November 14
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)           10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism (Sanctuary)     7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet            10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                  6:30 p.m. Men-in-Mission Evening Group (Parlor)
 1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Room)              12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)                 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)
                                                                                                            7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Narthex)
 6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                2-3:30 pm A-Med Hospice (Narthex)                    TUESDAY, November 15
 6:30 p.m. MOPAR (Parlor)                            MONDAY November 7                                    10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apartments Chapel
WEDNESDAY, November 2                                7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)           1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
11:00 a.m. Study of Galatians (Narthex)                6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Meeting (Ed Bdg Conf Rm)        6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
12:00 p.m. Holy Communion                              6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Music Room)           7:30 p.m. GWELCA Miriam Unit (Parlor)
5-5:30 p.m.Beginning Guitar                            7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (MPR)                       7:30 p.m. OCD (Lower Level Kitchen)
 5:00p.m. Prayer Team (Parlor)                       TUESDAY November 8                                   WEDNESDAY, November 16—see November 2
5:30-6:45 p.m. Suppers Served (MPR)                  7am-7pm Voting-County Election (Music Room)          THURSDAY, November 17
6-7:10 pm Children’s Time (Multi-Purpose Rm)           9:30 a.m. GWELCA Mary/Martha Unit (Narthex)          9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
6:15-7:10 p.m. “No Experience Necessary”             1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet              9:00 a.m. Men-in-Mission coffee/conversation/tour/lunch
6:15-7:10 p.m. “From Son or Daughter to Caregiver”     6:30 p.m. Better Living (Narthex)                    5:30 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)
6:15-7:10 p.m. Confirmation (Youth Loft)               7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Marie Callender’s)               6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
6:15-7:10 p.m. YACHT Club (GLCM Conf Rm)             WEDNESDAY November 9—see November 2                  FRIDAY, November 18
                                                                                                          10am-7pm Int’l Holiday Market (Genesis Presbyterian)
 7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)       12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch (Narthex)                     11:30 a.m. Travis County Awards Luncheon (MPR)
 7:15 p.m. Holy Communion                              1:00 p.m. Texas Conference of Churches               8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 7:30-7:45 p.m. Mentors & Confirmands                THURSDAY, November 10                                SATURDAY, November 19
 7:40 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (Music Rm)       9:30 a.m. Texas Conference of Churches                9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
 7:30 p.m. Open Volleyball (Multi-Purpose Rm)        6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)            9am-4pm Int’l Holiday Market (Genesis Presbyterian)
GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
NOVEMBER 16, 2005              “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36    VOLUME 11, NUMBER 16 AUSTIN, TEXAS

2006 Stewardship Response, Christ the King Festival, Advent
       NOVEMBER 20                                           NOVEMBER 27                                           DECEMBER 4
      CHRIST THE KING                                         ADVENT 1                                              ADVENT 2
SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24;                                                                      SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2,
 Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23;                 ELCA GLOBAL MISSION APPEAL
 St. Matthew 25:31-46                              SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7,                8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; St. Mark 1:1-8
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty and everlasting         16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; St. Mark                 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Stir up our hearts, O
            God, whose will it is to restore        13:24-37                                                            Lord, to prepare the way for
            all things to your beloved Son,        PRAYER OF THE DAY: Stir up your power,                               your only Son. By his coming
            whom you anointed priest                             O Lord, and come. Protect,                             give us strength in our
            forever and king of all                              us by your strength and save                           conflicts and shed light on our
            creation: Grant that all the                         us from the threatening                  path through the darkness of this world;
            people of the earth, now                             dangers of our sins, for you             through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
 divided by the power of sin, may be united                                                               who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
                                                    live and reign with the Father and the Holy
 under the glorious and gentle rule of your
                                                    Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen                Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
 Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and
 reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one                     ADVENT HOPE                                EVERY MEMBER RESPONSE
 God, now and forever. Amen
                                                      The beautiful Advent blue symbolizes                  Lee Crenshaw and Michael Murphy,
       CHRIST THE KING                             the hope the people of God experience,                2005 Gethsemane Congregation Council
  The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is                 waiting with patience for the revealing of            Stewardship & Finance, encourage
celebrated on the concluding Sunday in the         the Promised One. Remembering the                     Gethsemane members to prayerfully
Church Year. Emma Grace Rainer, daughter           faithful of old, calling for “Emmanuel” to            consider giving commitments of time,
of Gethsemane member Sarah Shoenfelt               come: the Advent community lights the                 talent and treasure for 2006 Gethsemane,
& Paul Smith Rainer, granddaughter of              candles; reflects for four weeks on the               Southwestern Texas Synod ministries and
Gethsemane members Henry & Vickie                                                                        the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
                                                   ancient story. Advent is a time to begin
Shoenfelt will be incorporated into the                                                                  America ministries. Please return 2006
church catholic at the 8:15 a.m. liturgy;          anew, living each day in the grace of the
Victoria Jeanne Muller, infant daughter            One who came, who comes and will come                 Gift Share commitment ministry forms.
of Gethsemane members Andrew Joseph                again. The Advent community lights the
                                                   first candle in the Advent wreath
                                                                                                                 JAM HAS HEART
& Megan Sylvester Muller will be marked                                                                    “Jesus and Me” Gethsemane 4th-6th
with the cross and given the eternal promise       November 27-share in this ritual of faith.
                                                                                                         graders meet December 4 for noon lunch
of baptism at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy.                 Gethsemane members Steve & Tracy
                                                                                                         in the Music Room, and Build-A-Bear
Remember these Christian families as they          McKee bring daughter Gracie Ann to the
nurture their children in the divine story.                                                              Workshop at Lakeline Mall. Bring sack
                                                   baptismal font. Gracie is claimed by God,
  Justin Van Le will be the ninth                                                                        lunch or money for the Food Court plus
                                                   along with sister Jaycee Noel, baptized
Gethsemane youth to affirm his baptism in                                                                $25 to make a plush doll with an outfit to
                                                   August 24, 1997 and sister Macey Faith,
2005. Justin and his family will stand                                                                   give to underprivileged children. Sign up
                                                   baptized May 9, 1999; participating in the
before the altar in the presence of the                                                                  on bulletin board across from Steffans
                                                   Advent community waiting for the glory to
community as he affirms his baptismal                                                                    Parlor or contact Kathy Jurgens, 255-
                                                   be revealed. Gethsemane thanks God for
faith. Gethsemane is blessed by the                                                                      1871, kathyj@austin.rr.com
                                                   the McKee family and grandparents Terry
Saythongkham family. May the Triune
God continue to guide this amazing family.         & Mary Lou Newman.                                          LSSS HOLIDAY PARTY
                                                                                                           The first Saturday in December for 20
   GETHSEMANE YOUTH                                           WEDNESDAYS                                 years, Gethsemane has hosted the Lutheran
  Mime group rehearses 3 p.m. Sunday,                 Join the Advent community 7 p.m.                   Social Services of the South Child and
November 20 Jr. & Sr. High youth 4 p.m.            Wednesday evenings for Marty Haugen’s                 Family Services Department Christmas
prepare Thanksgiving Eve service. Dinner           Holden Evening Prayer. Prior to the                   party. Gethsemane member Karalyn
and games follow.                                  evening liturgy Viola Hall and Beverly                Heimlich and other LSSS staff invite
     AAIM THANKSGIVING                             Helsel host a 6 p.m. light meal. Come and             adoptive families to enjoy holiday goodies
  The 21st Annual City-Wide Austin Area            light the candles in the Advent Wreath.               and their connected adoption experience
Interreligous Ministries Thanksgiving                                                                    through this ministry. Gifts are given to
Worship “One World-One Family” Nov.
                                                                 TLU VESPERS
                                                     Texas Lutheran University Christmas                 every child and Santa makes a visit.
20, 3:30 p.m., University Baptist.
                                                   Vespers, a program of sacred music and                       DECEMBER TOURS
     THANKSGIVING EVE                              readings, performed by the 50-voice Texas               The Scandinavian Club and Sjo-Pro
   Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve eucharist           Lutheran University Choir and other musical           Tours offer three holiday trips: Dec. 2, 8 a.
12 noon and 7 p.m. Gethsemane youth                ensembles Friday & Saturday, December 2
lead the annual evening informal                                                                         m. leave Gethsemane for “Lone Star
                                                   & 3, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 4,               Christmas” in Grapevine, Texas returning
Thanksgiving Eve worship. Gethsemane               4 p.m., Jackson Auditorium TLU campus.
members and friends are invited to join                                                                  Saturday 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. leave
                                                   Performances are free, but tickets are                Gethsemane for “Holiday Lights” on Lake
with youth in this time of thanksgiving, and
are invited to bring non-perishable food           required. Contact TLU, 800-372-8024. The              Belton. Dec. 13 leave Gethsemane for “A
items for the Gethsemane Food Pantry.              TLU Choir will perform Sunday, Dec. 11, 5             Natchex Victorian Christmas” returning
    Thanksgiving Eve, Gethsemane members           p.m., St. Martin’s Lutheran, 476-6757.                December 16. Contact Bill @ 467-8645.
Gordon & Stephanie Hall bring their
daughters Hannah Corinne and Abagail
                                                     N.C.C. CHORAL BENEFIT                                           PEACE TREE
Grace to the baptismal font, joining brother         13th Annual North Central Caregivers                   The Fifth Annual Peace Tree holiday
Elijah, baptized December 23, 1998, in the         Choral Benefit Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30-9 p.m.            gathering is Tuesday, Dec. 6, University
thanksgiving community. The Hall family            St. Albert the Great Roman Catholic                   Hills Library. Gethsemane member Laura
for decades have faithfully lived the baptismal    Church, 12041 Bittern Hollow.                         Riddell conceived of an interfaith holiday
life within Gethsemane congregation. Gordon’s      Gethsemane is a charter member of this                celebration with the Christmas tree as the
father, David affirmed his baptism., as did        ecumenical ministry to older adults.                  symbol of peace and unity. Gethsemane
his two aunts Helen and Mary through                                                                     members have participated in the program
Gethsemane confirmation ministry.                          FAIR TRADE FAIR                               and this year will be no exception with Dar
Grandmother Viola and her husband the late           Gethsemane Hunger Action Team host
                                                                                                         Krenek, Lee Schnelle, Bruce Ramming
Ed “Pappy” Hall witnessed to family and            a Fair Trade Fair! Items from around the
                                                                                                         and David Doerfler offering music and
friends the joy of the baptismal promise.          world will be available Sundays for
May God bless this devoted family.                                                                       spoken word. Thanks to Frank Schmitzel,
                                                   purchase along with the Fair Trade coffee,
                                                                                                         librarian, for his hospitality and support.
         YOUNG ADULTS                              tea and cocoa. You may also make a gift
                                                                                                         Representatives of the Christian, Islamic
  Dar Joy Krenek invites young adults              to the ELCA Hunger Appeal and receive
                                                                                                         and Jewish communities will attend and
18-25 to her home following Thanksgiving           gift cards to give to friends and relatives.
                                                                                                         prayers will be offered. Fellowship 6 p.m.
Eve worship for a time of conversation and         Share your faith in a special way with your
                                                                                                         and program 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.
refreshment.                                       Christmas gift choices!
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 2006 PLEDGE COMMITMENTS RECEIVED
 THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP 12 & 7 P.M.
 HOLIDAY MARKET FRI-18TH/SAT-19TH

   SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL                                sponsoring Gethsemane Junior High youth              Anderson Family for ministry at time of
  Gethsemane SCS offers the annual                     at Camp Chrysalis; Glenda Holmstrom                  loss; Kevin & Jackie Kubiak for ministry;
 Advent Christmas program 9:30 a.m.,                   for assisting in computer set up of Gift             Lucille Parker for flowers and ministry;
 December 11, Multi-Purpose Room.                      Share; Cathy Bradley and SYDCOR for                  Kimberly Corbell for confirmation ministry
      ANGEL GIVING TREE                                their support of T.A. Brown families with            and the “beautiful Affirmation of Baptism
   Gethsemane and T.A. Brown                           Thanksgiving gifts…CONGRATULATIONS TO:               worship”; A-Med Community Hospice
 Elementary provide Christmas for                      Carol Nelson and the McCallum High                   for use of Gethsemane facilities for their
 children and families in the neighborhood.            Marching band selected for the State Class           semi-annual Remembrance Ceremony Nov.
 Choose angels from the tree in the narthex            AAAA Finals; Aaron Halverson & Bond                  6; Seth Wispelwey and Lew Hille, Bread
 returning gifts by Dec. 14. Gethsemane                Fiddes married recently; Josh Goodlow and            for the World representatives, for Gethsemane
 youth distribute the gifts Dec. 17.                   McCallum High football team winning district         response to the One Declaration November
  GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS                               for second consecutive year; Ashley Doerfler         13; 34 Gethsemane members signed to
 CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: the family of:                 Katz 2005 Social Work Student of the                 support Bread for the World. Over $500
 Una Welch Phillips, Joel Johnson —may                 Year of the State of Texas presented by the          was given to the ELCA World Hunger
 the Advent promise bring comfort…KNOWN                National Association of Social Workers;              Appeal Sunday past—more information on
 TO BE HOSPITALIZED: Dorothy Skoglund                  Katherine Heinrich & Phil Gallagher on               Social Ministry Bulletin Board; Jennifer
 (Mrs. Swen) SMC; Mary Thames, St.                     birth of Phil Nelson Gallagher…THANKS                Cloud and Babs Chandrasoma for response
 Davids MC—Remember these friends in                   FROM: Alvina Sassman for 90th birthday               to the blood drive; Tammie Danielsen for
 daily prayer…THANKS TO: Gethsemane                    celebration held Reformation Sunday;                 Gethsemane scholarship to San Antonio
 Quilters for quilts auctioned at Clifton              Margaret Daniel for ministry during recent           Peace Conference also attended by Pastor
 Lutheran Sunset Home and Trinity Care                 hospitalization—plans involve Houston move           Karl, Sharon and Joel Gronberg—Dr. Todd
 Center fund raising events-the quilts were            to be near family; Pat Helsley, Bob                  Thames & family hosted Gethsemane members
 beautiful; chili cookers, musicians and               McCord, Ann Tharp, Harry Rodgers for                 in their home; Austin Genealogical Society
 participants in the Fair Trade Fair; over             ministry during and following hospitalization;       for use of Gethsemane MPR; Holy Cross
 $1,400 purchased, $425 given to Habitat               Eileen Hyltin for flowers and birthday               Coptic Orthodox Church of Austin for
 for Humanity, $547 for hunger!; Corrie                remembrance; Hazel Schiwitz for flowers              Gethsemane hospitality to their community
 Davitt, Dar Krenek and Pastor Bohls for               and 90th birthday celebration; Betty Withers         and welcome to their bishop.

            GETHSEMANE CALENDAR
SATURDAY, November 19                                 FRIDAY, November 25                                    2:00 p.m. LSSS Adoptive Families Party (MPR)
  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                            Children’s Ministry Closed                7:30 p.m. TLU Vespers
9am-4pm Int’l Holiday Market (Genesis Presbyterian)     8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           SUNDAY, December 4—Advent 1
10:00 a.m. Men-in-Mission (Music Room)                SATURDAY, November 26                                  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)
SUNDAY, Nov. 20—Christ the King Sunday                  9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)    SUNDAY, November 27—Advent 1                           9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages
  8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism (Sanctuary)     ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                             10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
  8:15 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                  8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54-Cable 12)   12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)
  9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages           8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism (Sanctuary)      4:00 p.m. TLU Vespers
10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism (Sanctuary)        8:15 a.m. “Now the Feast & Celebration” Liturgy      5:00 p.m. Czech Christmas Event (MPR)
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                   9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School for all ages        MONDAY, December 5
  2-4 p.m. 90th Birthday Celebration (MPR)            10:30 a.m. “Now the Feast & Celebration” Liturgy     7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)
  3:00 p.m. Mime group rehearses                      12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)                5:30 p.m. Gethsemane Council (Music Room)
  3:30 p.m. Inter-Faith AAIM Thanksgivig               2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Chapel                         7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Room)
                                                                                                           TUESDAY, December 6
  4:00 p.m. Youth prepare for Thanksgiving Eve        MONDAY November 28
                                                                                                           1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet
MONDAY, November 21                                   7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)             1:30 p.m. GWELCA Quilting (Music Room)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-W)              7:00 p.m. VASA (Multi-Purpose Room)                  6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)
10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel                   7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Narthex)                   6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of Austin (Parlor)
  7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)         TUESDAY November 29                                    6:00 p.m. Peace Tree ( University Hills Library)
TUESDAY, November 22                                  1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet              7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Room)
7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-F)              6:30 p.m. Better Living (Narthex)                  WEDNESDAY, December 7
  9:00 a.m. Heatherwilde Chapel                         7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (Multi-Purpose Room)       12:00 p.m. Holy Communion
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet             WEDNESDAY November 30                                  6:00 p.m. Light meal (Narthex)
  6:30 p.m. Better Living (Music Room)                12:00 p.m. Holy Communion                              7:00 p.m. Holy Communion
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23—Thanksgiving Eve                     6:00 p.m. Light meal (Narthex)                       7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)
  9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)            7:00 p.m. Holy Communion                           THURSDAY, December 8
12:00 p.m. Holy Communion                               7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)               9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)
  6:00 p.m. Youth prepare for service                 THURSDAY, December 1                                   2:30 p.m. SJO-PRO / Scandinavian Club tour
  6:45 p.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism (Sanctuary)       9:00 a.m. GLCM Children’s Chapel (narthex)           6:15 p.m. Basketball (Multi-Purpose Room)
  7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Worship                  6:00 p.m. Ostomy Product Fair & Pot Luck (MPR)       FRIDAY, December 9
  8:15 p.m. Dessert for College-age young adults      FRIDAY, December 2                                     8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Room)
            (Dar’s home, 7207 Creekside)                8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Room)         SATURDAY, December 10
THURSDAY, November 24—Thanksgiving Day                  7:30 p.m. North Central Caregivers Concert           9:30 a.m. Altar Guild
             Children’s Ministry Closed                 7:30 p.m. TLU Vespers                                9:00 a.m. Men decorate outdoor tree
  9:30 a.m. Turkey Trot (Waterloo Park)               SATURDAY, December 3                                   3:00 p.m. Sons of Norway Christmas Event (MPR)
 12 noon Adult Basketball (Multi-Purpose Rm)            9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                                6:30 p.m. Trail of Lights (Zilker Park)
 GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN CHURCH
DECEMBER 7, 2005                 “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane...” St. Matthew 26:36   VOLUME 11, NUMBER 17       AUSTIN, TEXAS


ADVENT PREPARES CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY FOR TWELVE DAY FESTIVAL
    DECEMBER 11-ADVENT III                          WEDNESDAY, December 21                                     TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27
  ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL                           12 Noon Advent Eucharist (Sanctuary)                 ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
 SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11;                      7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer/Communion
                                                     7:30 p.m. Community Volleyball (MPR)                     THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS
  Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians                                                                              Merciful Lord, let the brightness of your light
  5:16-24; St. John 1:6-8, 19-28                    THURSDAY, December 22
                                                     9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (Narthex)                       shine on your Church, so that all of us,
 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you                                                                      instructed by the teachings of John, your
  once called John the Baptist to give witness       6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)
                                                    FRIDAY, December 23                                    apostle and evangelist, may walk in the light
  to the coming of your Son and to prepare                                                                 of your truth and attain eternal life; through
  his way. Grant us, your people, the wisdom         8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
                                                          SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24                            your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
  to see your purpose today and the openness
                                                                                                           and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
  to hear your will, that we may witness to                     CHRISTMAS EVE                              God, now and forever. Amen
  Christ’s coming and so prepare his way;           Almighty God, you
  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives                                                                7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Ministry (T-Th)
                                                      made this holy                                       6:30 p.m. Better Living Group (Music Rm)
  and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,            night shine with
  one God, now and forever. Amen                      the brightness of                                        WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
   8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)            the true Light.                                     THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS
   8:15 a.m. Advent Liturgy                           Grant that here                                         FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
   9:30 a.m. Advent Christmas Program                 on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’         Scripture: Jeremiah 31:15-17; Psalm 124;
 10:30 a.m. Advent Liturgy                            presence and in the last day wake to                 1 Peter 4:12-19; St. Matthew 2:13-18
     Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate,            brightness of his glory, through your only          We remember today, O God, the slaughter of
     ELCA World Hunger Appeal                         Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and            the holy innocents of Bethlehem by order of
     alternative gifts in the Narthex                 reigns with youth and the Holy Spirit, in            King Herod. Receive, we pray, into the arms
   12 Noon Bellissimo Rehearsal (Balcony)             the mystery of the Divine Trinity, one God,          of your mercy all innocent victims, and by your
   5:00 p.m. TLU Vespers (St. Martin’s)               now and forever. Amen                                great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants
 MONDAY, December 12                                 12 Noon Eucharist/Baptism (Sanctuary)                 and establish your rule of justice, love, and
         137TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1ST                    6:45 p.m. Sacrament of Holy Baptism                   peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
       GETHSEMANE WORSHIP LITURGY                    7:00 p.m. Family Candlelight Worship                  lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
 7:15a.m.-6p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)              Children Sing, Carols, Santa Lucia,                 one God, now and forever. Amen
   6:05 p.m. GLCM Staff Christmas Party (Parlor)       Christmas Apples                                    12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
   6:15 p.m. Square Dancing (Multi-Purpose Rm)      11:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve                   1:00 p.m. Sr High Youth Gathering (Kerrville)
 TUESDAY, Dec. 13—Santa Lucia Day                      Candlelight Worship, Santa Lucia,                   7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)
  7:00 a.m. Mississippi Tour (NW lot)                  Christmas Apples                                    7:30 p.m. Volleyball (Multi-Purpose Rm)
 9:30 a.m. Mary/Martha Unit (MR)                    12:35 a.m. “Joy to the World”, ELCA
 1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet             Production, KVUE, 24, ABC                                THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
   6:30 p.m. Better Living Group (MR)                       SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25                                 FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
   7:00 p.m. GLADOFFF (Mann’s 183/Ohlen)                        CHRISTMAS DAY                                      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
   7:00 p.m. Royal Dancers (MPR)                    Almighty God, you have made                                 SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
   8:00 p.m. Service of Light, Redemption &          yourself known in your Son,                          SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 63:3:7-9; Psalm 148;
     Transformation (Sanctuary)                      Jesus, redeemer of the world.                         Hebrews 2:10-18; St. Matthew 2:13-23
 WEDNESDAY, December 14                              We pray that his birth                               PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you
   12 Noon Advent Eucharist (Sanctuary)              as a human child                                      wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully
   6:00 p.m. Soup/bread (Narthex)                    will set us free from                                 restored the dignity of human nature. In your
   7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer/Communion         the old slavery of                                    mercy, let us share the divine life of Jesus
   7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)            our sin; through                                      Christ who came to share our humanity, and
   7:30 p.m. Community Volleyball (MPR)              Jesus Christ our                                      who now lives and reigns with you and the
 THURSDAY, December 15                               Lord, who lives and                                   Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
   5:30 p.m. GLCM Advisory Board (Parlor)            reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one              9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (Narthex)
   6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                  God, now and forever. Amen                            4:00 p.m. Sr. High Youth return
 FRIDAY, December 16                                SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98;                   8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)
 10:30 a.m. GLCM Christmas Program                   Hebrews 1:1-12; St. John 1:1-14
  5:30 p.m. Mississippi tour returns                 8:00 a.m. Christmas Fellowship (Narthex)
                                                                                                                SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
 8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)            8:15 a.m. Swedish Julotta Worship                                NEW YEAR’S EVE
 SATURDAY, December 17                               9:00 a.m. Christmas Fellowship (Narthex)                 SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
   9:30 a.m. Altar Guild                            10:30 a.m. Holy Communion, Carols,                    SCRIPTURE: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13;
   9:30 a.m. Angel Giving Tree distribution                     Christmas Story                            Rev. 21:1-6a; Psalm 8; Matthew 25:31-46
   2:00 p.m. Heatherwilde Christmas Event                  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26                            PRAYER OF THE DAY: Eternal God, you have
     DECEMBER 18 — ADVENT IV                        ST. STEPHEN, DEACON AND MARTYR                         placed humanity in a world of space and
 SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16;                                                                           time, and through the events in our lives you
  Canticle: Luke 1:47-55; Romans
                                                        SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS                            bless us with your love. Grant that in this
                                                    Grant us grace, O Lord, that like Stephen we           new year we may know your presence, see
  16:25-27; St. Luke 1:26-38
                                                     may learn to love even our enemies and see            your love at work, and live in the light of the
 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Stir up your power, O
                                                     forgiveness for those who desire our hurt;            event which gives us joy forever in the
  Lord, and come. Take away the hindrance
                                                     through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
  of our sins and make us ready for the                                                                    coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
                                                     and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
  celebration of your birth, that we may                                                                   Amen
                                                     God, now and forever. Amen
  receive you in joy and serve you always; for          GLCM closed; Gethsemane holiday                             SUNDAY, JANUARY 1
  you live and reign with the Father and the             schedule; leave messages 836-8560.                         THE NAME OF JESUS
  Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen
   8:00 a.m. Austin Faith Dialog (KNVA 54)                                                                FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
   8:15 a.m. Readings, Singing of carols                        GOD JUL!                                      EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
   9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School                            FELIZ NAVIDAD!                               SCRIPTURE: Numbers 6:22-27; Galatians
 10:30 a.m. Readings, Singing of Carols                     MERRY CHRISTMAS                                4:4-7; Psalm 8; Luke 2:15-21
   12 Noon K-6th lunch & caroling                           BLESSED TWELVE DAY                            Eternal Father, you gave
   2:30 p.m. Miriam Unit family caroling                  CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FROM                          your Son the name of
   4:00 p.m. Jr. & Sr. High caroling & party            GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN STAFF                          Jesus to be a sign of our
 MONDAY, December 19                                      KENT BOHLS, DAVID DOERFLER,                      salvation. Plant in every
 7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry (M-F)         KARL GRONBERG, ROBERT HOEFERKAMP,                   heart the love of the
 10:00 a.m. Trinity Care Center Chapel                 SUSAN M. SCHNELLE; GEORGE CREAGER,                  Savior of the world, Jesus Christ our Lord,
   6:30 p.m. VASA Christmas Event (MPR)                SHERYL EVANS, JOANN GERBIG, MARTIN                  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
   7:00 p.m. Square Dancing (Narthex)                   GONZALES, JOHN KINGSBURY, DAMON                    Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
 TUESDAY, December 20                                   TALLEY; VALERIE JOHNSON, DAR JOY                   8:15 a.m. Holy Communion Liturgy
 10:30 a.m. Trinity Place Apts. Chapel                KRENEK, ANGELICA LUNDQUIST ON BEHALF                 9:15 a.m. Intergenerational Sunday School
 1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet                   OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY.                      10:30 a.m. Holy Communion
   6:30 p.m. Better Living Group (Music Rm)                                                                        (CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE)
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1868 ANNIVERSARY—DECEMBER 12
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS PROGRAM–9:30 AM–DEC. 18
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       MONDAY, JANUARY 2                                                                               honor of Julie & Howard Herms on their
                                                      WEDNESDAY EVENING                                18th anniversary by Charles & Adelle
     NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS                          MIDWEEK CONNECTIONS                               Rolls; in celebration of the baptism of
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:                 All ages are invited to share in evenings of   Gracie Ann McKee by Mary Lou &
 13-21; Ephesians 1:3-14; St. John 1: 1-18              learning, play, fellowship, fun and worship    Terry Newman; in celebration of the
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you                         January 11—February 22
                                                    6:00–8:45 Baby sitting available                   shared birthday today of Oliver Nelson and
 have filled us with the new light of the Word                                                         Pastor Karl Gronberg by their families.
                                                    5:30–6:30 Supper ($3 each; $10 family) MPR
 who became flesh and lived among us. Let           6:00–7:10 Children’s activities (MPR)
 the light of our faith shine in all that we do;                                                       GETHSEMANE PEOPLE NEWS
                                                    6:15–7:10 Confirmation, Pastor Schnelle            CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: The family of
 through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,           6:15–7:10 “Gospel of Mark”, Pastor Bohls
 who lives and reigns with you and the Holy         6:15–7:10 “Caring for Loved Ones”, Gaile Swoyer    David Meacham—may those who mourn
                                                    7:15–7:30 Holy Communion (Sanctuary)               be comforted by the God of the Advent
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
                                                    7:30–7:45 Mentors & Confirmands                    proclamation…KNOWN TO BE HOSPITALIZED:
          TUESDAY, JANUARY 3                        7:30–8:30 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (MR)           Lucille Parker, Cornerstone Rehab; Pat
    TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS                          7:30–9:00 Volleyball (MPR)                         Helsley, NAMC; Mary Collins, Dorothy
1:30-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry/Clothes Closet                                                              (Mrs. Swen) Skoglund, Seton MC—remember
 1:30 p.m. Quilting (Music Room)                                                                       these friends in prayer…THANKS TO:
                                                              MISSION TRIP                             Gethsemane Youth for beautiful Thanksgiving
 6:30 p.m. Better Living Group (Music Rm)               Gethsemane members of all ages travel
 6:30 p.m. Mopar Muscle Club of (Parlor)                                                               eve worship; Cain Foundation for generous
                                                   Jan. 6-8 to Eagle Pass & Piedras Negras             gift to Gethsemane benevolent ministries;
       WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4                        sharing the Good News by taking gifts of            Gordon & Marilyn Ketteman for flower
  ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS                        food, shoes, clothing, working together,            carriers used by altar guild in delivering
 12 Noon Holy Communion (Sanctuary)                leading a mini Vacation Bible School,               flowers; Dr. Cal Streeter for telling the
 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion (Sanctuary)              worship in Spanish with Pastor Hector               Adult Class of trip to Tanzania; Dr. Randy
 7:30 p.m. Volleyball (Multi-Purpose Rm)           Vasquez and the Evangelical Lutheran                Yeh for leading the Encounter Class in a
 7:00 p.m. Disabled American Veterans (Parlor)     Church in America congregation. $40 per             discussion of China; Gethsemane Hunger
 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Music Room)            person or $100 per family. Contact Pastor           Action Team for providing Fair Trade Fair…
 7:30 p.m. Community Volleyball (MPR)              Kent Bohls, Dr. Cal or Diane Streeter.              CONGRATULATIONS TO: Heide Harris, Master
        THURSDAY, JANUARY 5                            CHILDREN’S MINISTRY                             of Arts in Counseling, St. Edwards University;
                                                     Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry           Emily Nicol accepted to Texas Lutheran
   TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS                                                                            University…THANKS FROM: T.A. Brown
 9:00 a.m. GLCM Chapel (Narthex)                   has a few Austin Passbooks available for $25.
                                                   Children’s ministry receives $5 for every           Elementary for Thanksgiving & Christmas
 6:15 p.m. Adult Basketball (MPR)                                                                      support; Laura Riddell for Gethsemane
 7:00 p.m. United Ostomy (Music Room)              book sold. Scrip cards available (same as
                                                   gift cards, with a % going to GLCM).                support to 5th Annual Peace Tree lighting;
           FRIDAY, JANUARY 6                       Please support this ministry to children and        Gloria Cooper and North Central
   THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD                        their families by contacting the GLCM office        Caregivers for Gethsemane Sanctuary
                                                   M-F from 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Welcome to                Choir participation in 13th Annual
                                                   Gethsemane member Chris Crenshaw, newest            Christmas Choral Benefit, and generous
                                                   member of the GLCM Advisory Board.                  gift from Carl & Marie Jo Anderson
                                                   Thanks to the Carl & Marie Jo Anderson              Foundation; Austin Ostomy Association
                                                   Foundation and Gethsemane members for               for Gethsemane support—Carol Laubach
                                                   encouragement, prayers and gifts of support.        presented Pastor Gronberg with a gift of
                                                   Everyone is invited to the Advent-Christmas         appreciation; Tutty Maixner and Austin
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12;                                                            Czech Historical Association for Gethsemane
 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Matthew 2:1-12               Chapel/Program, Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                       support; Karalyn Heimlich and Lutheran
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord God, on this day            NOVEMBER ALTAR GUILD                               Social Services of the South for Gethsemane
 you revealed your Son to the nations by the            Thanks to those having served: Gordon &        hosting annual adoptive families Christmas
 leading of a star. Lead us now by faith to        Marilyn Ketteman, Co-Chairs, Stanley &              party; A.J. & Megan Muller baptism of
 know your presence in our lives, and bring        Verline Berkman, Cal & Diane Streeter.              Victoria Jeanne; Sarah & Paul Rainer
 us at last to the full vision of your glory,           November Altar and Chancel flowers             baptism of Emma Grace; Viola Hall, Gordon
 through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,          were given to the Glory of the Triune God:          Hall and family baptism of Stephanie, Hannah
 who lives and reigns with you and the Holy        in loving memory of our mother, Elsie M.            and Abagail; Steve & Tracy McKee baptism
 Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen            Johnson, by Dennis, Larry and Tommy                 of Gracie Ann; National Association for
6:00 p.m. Border Vision-Mission Trip               Johnson; in celebration of family November          the Advancement of Colored People for
8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Music Rm)           birthdays: Kyra, Matthew, Noel by Laura             Gethsemane members participation in 40th
                                                   Riddell; in celebration of Travis Woodliff’s        Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet;
       FAITHFUL GIVING                             19th birthday and in loving memory of               Doris Smith, Dorothy (Mrs. Swen) Skoglund,
    The 2005 Congregation Council expresses        Dorrace Swening by Cheryl; in celebration           Mary Thames, Dorothy (Mrs. Elfin)
thanks for faithful stewardship by Gethsemane      of Katie’s 17th birthday by Sandi & Randy           Skoglund, Eileen Hyltin, Kathy Simecek for
members and friends. With expanded staff           Dodd; in celebration of our wedding anniversary     ministry; Mikey Orf for confirmation ministry
and ministry opportunities, Gethsemane             today by Jack & Loretta Kriens; in loving           and gift; Cross Trails Ministry for Junior
members have expressed their commitment            memory of Gary Swening by Cheryl; in                High Gathering gift supporting purchase of
                                                   celebration of Khem’s birthday by the               nature studies equipment…GREETINGS FROM:
to congregation, synod and ELCA. Please
                                                   Saythongkham family; in celebration of new          Pastor Erik Gronberg invited by Athletic
note, gifts to Gethsemane for 2005 must be         store opening by Khem Saythongkham and              Director/Coach Dennis Ceder, Lanier High,
received by Dec. 31. Gethsemane Lutheran           family; in thankfulness for the 90th birthday       to speak at 2005 LHS Football Banquet…ADVENT/
members and friends lived “Making Christ           of Hazel Nelson Schiwitz by her family; in          CHRISTMAS GREETINGS from Gethsemane
Known” in 2005 through faithful giving.            celebration of our 46th anniversary and in          members and friends are posted in narthex.

				
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