Boards of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School
The Board of Elders for Gethsemane Lutheran Church assists the Pastors in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the congregation.
The Board of Christian Education-Day School provides learning opportunities for pre-school through 8th grade, sets up adequate objectives for every age level, selects curriculum that shall be Christian, comprehensive, balanced and functional and fosters spiritual growth in the live of the individual Christian.
The Board of Trustees administers all property of the congregation. They inspect the building and grounds for necessary repairs and/or improvements. They do the repairs or authorize necessary and emergency repairs and purchase of supplies.
The Youth Committee Assists in the Christian education of our young people. They coordinate and supervise the activities of the Youth Groups.
The Board of Parish Education provides learning opportunities for all members of Gethsemane, such as Sunday Education Hour, Vacation Bible School and Bible studies.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School Organizations
The Dorcas Guild is an affiliate of the National Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. The Dorcas Guild meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September through May at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. Following devotions, a program and announcements made by the Pastor a business meeting is conducted. The Dorcas Guild has an annual Holiday Festival Bazaar in November and holds suppers during Lent and Advent. They assist the Pastor with dinners for funerals and any other required luncheon services. They maintain a prayer chain for members of Gethsemane and they encourage support of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Missionaries.
The Altar Guild takes care of the altar and chancel area. They take care of the candles, linens and paraments for communion, baptism, and altar use giving special attention to appropriate colors for the season.
Parent Teacher Partnership is a supporting group to the Board of Education and school through work with the parents, faculty and students within a Christian atmosphere. PTP provides programs though which students, parents and faculty can raise funds to purchase supplies and equipment as needed by the school and church. PTP also provides occasional educational/entertaining programs and assemblies for the student body.