SeniorFest 2016

"Thriving in a Changing World"
Saturday, February 6, 2016
8:30am to 3:00p
St. Martin Lutheran Church
606 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701
$25 per person, includes lunch

Save the date!  Senior adults from Lutheran churches in the Greater Austin area have been gathering for over 15 years for a day of fellowship, learning, and good food. Host churches alternate between Missouri Synod churches and ELCA churches in the Austin area.  It’s a great way to reconnect to longtime friends and exercise the brain cells. All are invited – any age or denomination, so invite friends.

Keynote Speaker is Chaplain Don Muchow speaking on this year’s theme “Thriving in a Changing World”.

Workshops include:

  • - Bible study by Dr. Joel Heckt, “How Faith Founders Thrived in Changing Times”
  • - “Emergency Preparedness, NOAA”
  • - “Just a Little Bit More – Changing Attitudes in a Changing World” by Rev. Tim Anderson
  • -“Keeping Memories Alive” by Kathy Edgar
  • - panel discussion by members of the Lutheran campus ministries at UT, “How Can I Share My Faith With Grandkids?”
To register: Contact David Austin at

Registrations forms available to all Lutheran churches in the Austin area. To download the event poster for this event, click here.

2016 CPE Spring Internship program

January 11 – July 7, 2016

This is a part-time, 26-week program designed for parish clergy and qualified laypersons. This internship is designed to provide significant learning experiences to enhance pastoral care skills and knowledge for parish ministry or other settings. This comprehensive clinical setting consists of Baylor St. Luke’s, a large premier adult hospital specializing in cardiology and pulmonology medicine, plus Texas Children’s Hospital, a nationally-renowned pediatric hospital.

Basic program requirements include:

  • Thursdays (8:00am – 3:00pm) – Seminar day
  • On-Call Duty – Two (2) 12-hour responsibilities per month; 12 On-call duties during the program
  • “Routine” Ministry – 6 hours per week; ministry can be conducted at our CHI suburban hospitals in metropolitan area or in the Medical Center
  • Orientation Week (January 11 – 14, 8:00am-5:00pm) – Required of all new Interns.
  • Tuition -- $350.00
  • Applications Due – December 15

For more information click here.

Pews for Mission

Giddings PewsImmanuel, Giddings is replacing their pews and would love to contribute the current pews to any mission or even estalbished congregation. There are approximately 40 pews available and they are in relatively good condition. If you are interested contact Ray Walther at (281) 772-1088 or