Join a Group
Small groups provide opportunities for people to connect with others, to grow in faith and to share mutual interests and support. Small groups are places where people get together to read and study God’s word, talk about how it applies to their lives, and pray for each other.
Women Getting Together
- The Dorcas Circle - Women's Bible Study
meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room of Gethsemane Lutheran (Sept 16 - first session). We will share and discuss the monthly study in the Lutheran Woman Today magazine. All interested women are invited to come and participate. If you have questions, contact Audrey Magnuson or Carol Law.
The People of God: Unity in the Midst of Diversity—You don't have to look very far to find disagreements among people, even people of faith. The disagreements can be intense and drive us apart. At the least, there is not much conversation between folks who feel differently from each other on any subject.
The prophet Amos asks the question: "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (KJV) It is an important question for our time. It merits investigation, using biblical texts (central to our Lutheran understanding of faith), and intentional ways of communicating together about some important issues in our faith community.
This subject will be the topic of the Lutheran Church Women's Bible Study for the next nine months and should be most fascinating and interesting.
- Quilting Group
Can you sew? Currently our women's group makes hundreds of quilts yearly to support overseas missions. The Quilters meet every Thursday, except the third one of the month, at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Hall.
Men Getting Together
- Our men are currently meeting for breakfast on Tuesdays at 8 am at Cleary’s Restaurant at Menlo Park ( located at 12429 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland) for fellowship.
- Need a Brain Booster? Come to the Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept 15. Our program will be "What's New in Neuroscience: A Brain Booster Shot" featuring Roger Amundson, who presented an outstanding Brain Wellness series for Gethsemane seniors recently. A special note: The program will start at 11 a.m. with our potluck lunch to follow at noon. Be sure to put this on your calendar and invite a friend for an entertaining and informative kickoff to our season of monthly Senior Luncheons.
- Why not consider serving on the council and/or one of our committees and assist with the decisions about important matters in our congregation. Keep in mind some of these roles do require that you get elected to these leadership positions.
- Come help us with special events at our church throughout the year. For example, play a part in the Christmas or Easter play, help serve special dinners, or assist with one of our women's or men's events.
- Choir, NVC Musicians, worship band, Swing band
Groups Sharing Our Building
- Iglesia de Dios Comunidad de Esperanza (Community Church of God of Hope)
servicios: Jueves 7:00 pm Estudio biblico.
Domingos: 5:00PM Servicio general.
Pastor: Jesus Escudero
- The East County Community Orchestra was established by founder and first conductor Harold Webber in 1978 to provide a venue for high school graduates and other interested parties to have a place to play. Members of the orchestra are amateur and professional musicians from Portland and Vancouver who volunteer their time and effort. The orchestra, at this time, includes some 62 musicians ranging in age from 50 to 90+ years. The orchestra plays some four to six concerts per season including formal Winter and Spring Concerts at the David Douglas High School Performing Arts Center. The current director, Jack Mahoney was Centennial High School's former instrumental music director. For more information call 503-256-1835.