Dorcas Guild is our Martin Luther Chapel’s local chapter of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), the national women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).  We named our group after Dorcas in the Bible.  (In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.  Acts 9:36)

Our goals are three-fold:

1)   Promote Christian fellowship by more closely uniting the women of the congregation;

2)   Be of service to the congregation in whatever manner possible; and

3)   Support global missions.

     Any woman who is interested in these goals is invited to join the Dorcas Guild.

     At Martin Luther Chapel, our group sponsors rummage sale fund raisers.  We also sew quilts which we either give to needy people or sell to support mission work. 

    Much of the money that we raise is used to support mission work and meet needs here at our congregation.  We send members on short term mission trips to Latin America to help with programs for children.  We have spearheaded initiatives at our church to improve the property.  Our group gives aid to needy families.  We also give financial support to worthy projects at the church such as the Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes.

   Dorcas Guild members sew quilts and other items to give to needy people or sell to support mission projects.

   Dorcas Guild has spearheaded  church-wide fund raisers for capital improvement projects at the church, such as the repair and sealing of the church parking lot in 2019.
   Our annual rummage sale is fun and raises money for our mission projects.

In the past decade, the Dorcas Guild has sent four different teams to Latin America for short term mission trips.  For our latest trip, two Dorcas Guild members planned and executed a week-long, Christian music camp for children in Lima, Peru.