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Evangelical Lutheran
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God's work. Our hands.

East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, ELCA

Worship:

Sundays at 9:00 a.m.



454 East Church Road
Cambridge, WI 53523
608-423-3017
EKLC@bminet.com

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Life Together
You will find many opportunities for involvement in our community of faith.

 

Closed for Thanksgiving Week
The Church office will be closed Monday, November 24th - Friday, November 28th. Normal office hours (M-Th 8am-2:30) will resume Monday, December 1, 2014.
Pastor Michael will be available for Pastoral care through November 30th. Please contact him directly by phone: home 423-9556 or cell 509-8795.

New Interim Pastor
Pr. John EysterPastor Eyster will assume responsibilities as Interim Pastor on Monday, December 1st. In addition to the Sunday and special Services (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and being in the pastor’s office Mondays, plans are developing for the remainder of his schedule to serve us as part-time Interim Pastor. He will be on call for pastoral emergencies as of Monday, December 1. Click here to read more about Pastor Eyster in the December issue of our newsletter.

Women's Christmas Brunch
December 6 at 9:30 am
Women of East Christmas Brunch will happen on Saturday, December 6, at 9:30 am. Invitations are extended to all women of East. We will eat together, hear again the Christmas story, and sing Christmas carols. Child care will be provided by kid care extraordinaire Jenna, so we hope to welcome women of all ages. We will finish in time for you  to get to Country Christmas in Cambridge for the afternoon.

Christmas Program: December 7
Join us for the EKLC Youth Christmas Program with Greening Service Sunday, December 7 at 9:00am

Stewardship: Your Commitment
If you have not done so already, please turn in your 2015 commitment card, either by dropping it off at the church office, in the offering plate or mailing it back.  Thank you.

Annual Reports
Please submit written & financial reports for the 2015 annual report to the church office by January 11, 2014.

Advent & Christmas at EKLC
November
     30 9:00am 1st Sunday of Advent Worship
December
  
  6 9:30am Women’s Christmas Brunch
     7 9:00am 2nd Sunday of Advent Worship
                    Children’s Program-Greening Service
  14 9:00 am 3rd Sunday of Advent Worship
                    Choir Concert
   21 9:00 am 4th Sunday of Advent Worship
   24 3:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
        6:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
   25 9:00 am Christmas Day Worship
   28 9:00 am First Sunday of Christmas Worship

Ark Pondering….
Why We Go to Church on Sunday
Quote from Mark Allan Powell, Theology Professor:
“This hour is for adoring God, for praising Jesus Christ, for giving thanks to our Lord who is good to us. That is why we are here. That is what we have come to do. If you get blessed, it’s a bonus, a by-product. It’s nice when that happens. We hope it happens a lot—but it’s not why we’re here. This is the Lord’s day, and we have come to worship the Lord”

Family Focus
December 5: Veterans park Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Clause. Cookies, cider and Christmas ornaments.
February 1: Annual Meeting at Ripley Bakery.

We’re Singing Praises!
Come to Choir - We’d Love to have you!
We sing the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month. Practice is at 8:00 a.m. those Sunday’s in the choir room. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Building the Relationships
You Were Born For
Daily Bible Readings for 2014
These are fast times we’re living in. As life moves quicker and quicker, we can become overwhelmed and exhausted. It’s no surprise that when it comes to our relationships, we find ourselves with little or no time to put into them. Here is a different way to read through the Bible in a year. May you be blessed as God speaks to you through the words that are God inspired. Click here to download Bible readings.


Cambridge Food Pantry
Click here for Food Pantry information. Find out how you can volunteer and contribute.

Cambridge Community Cafe: Free Meal
First Thursday of every month, 5:30-6:30 pm, Amundson Center, 200 Spring St., Cambridge Fostering Friendship, Family and Fellowship within our Community. Everyone in the community is welcome.
Thursday, December 4 is the next Cambridge Community Café! The meal will be hosted by the Cambridge School District. They will be serving Breakfast Casseroles, Cheesy Potatoes, Fruit Salad, and Breakfast treats. The Meal will be served at the at the CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, 403 Blue Jay Way. Meal is served from 5:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to come. As in keeping with the holiday spirit, guests at the December Café will be “gifted” a ticket for “free” entry into the Girls Varsity Basketball Game/Parents Night (vs. Lodi) if they wish to stay. A “ticket” found at their place setting can be used for entry into the game!

Good Samaritan Fund
As we enjoy all the blessings that God has granted to us there are still those in our communities who suffer with financial struggles. Click here to learn how you can give or receive help.


This Week:
The Church office will be closed
Monday-Friday, November 24-28.


Sunday, November 30, 2014
First Sunday of Advent
  9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Coffee hour
10:20 am Sunday School

Monday, December 1, 2014
  9:45 am 7:00 pm Staff Meeting

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  6:00 pm Confirmation

Saturday, December 6, 2014
  9:30 am Women of East Christmas Brunch

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Second Sunday of Advent
  9:00 am Worship; Children’s Program
               & Greening Service
10:00 am Coffee hour

Newsletter:
Includes Calendar & Worship Helpers Click here

Cancellation Information
In case of severe weather, contact the church office at 423-3017; or check this web site.

Church Council Minutes: Click here.

Confirmation 2014-15
7th & 8th Grade: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
9th Grade: Sundays 10:15 a.m.
Click here for details.

Pastoral Care thru November 30
Pastor Michael will be on call through Sunday, November 30 completing his ministry as our
Interim Pastor. His last Sunday Service will be this Sunday, November 23. Sunday, November 30 will be led by Carolyn Lien and Sonja Christensen.

Part-Time Pianist or Organist Needed
Pianist-Organist WantedClick image for full job description.
Person must be available 1st and 3rd Sunday, and every other 5th Sunday, of the month for 9am ELCA worship service. Contact East Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 454 East Church Road, Cambridge 53523 www.eastkoshkonong.org for job description and application (608) 423-3017 or send resume eklc@bminet.com.

Prayer Service Every Tuesday
Tuesdays: Coffee at 10 am, Prayer at 10:20 am
Every Tuesday we gather together to pray for our members. Join us before the service for coffee and fellowship.

Prayer Chain
If you would like to receive prayer requests from the EKLC Prayer Chain by email (or phone) please contact the church office, 608-423-3017. Together in Prayer.

New Altar Table Dedication
New AltarThe New Altar Table has arrived and will be dedicated at worship on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This table has been years in the making and we have Orin Kaare to thank for its design.

Library Volunteer Needed
East Koshkonong is in need of a volunteer to catalog books and maintain the church library, involving about 2 hours a month. The library has been given many books and CDs over the last years. There are books for all ages and everyone is welcome to use the church library. Training is available. This could be a task shared by 2 or 3 people. Please call the church office if you have questions and want to volunteer.

Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed
Will you help deliver meals? The dates available to sign up are in busy December 15-26. Will you help? Plan ahead and contact the church office.

Comment Cards
Comment cards are available in the pews inviting your comments – good or bad (e.g. new idea; suggestions; things you like/don’t like; items that need to be fixed, etc.) All comments will be reviewed by the Council.

Photo Gallery: Sundays on the Prairie
See photos from Sundays on the Prairie. Click here.


Cambridge Area Resource Team
Cambridge Area Resource Team (CART) will strive to provide confidential assistance that brings together resources to our neighbors (Individuals/Families/
Elderly/Homeless) in our local community to help meet their basic human needs. CART Provides:  Transportation Assistance, Rent & Housing Assistance, Employment Support, Clothing/Housewares, Utility Assistance & Health Care Referrals. CAMBRIDGE AREA RESOURCE TEAM (CART) 223 Jefferson Street (Hwy 18)Suite 1; Cambridge Contact: Pat Long, Phone: (608)423-1423, Email: cartforhelp@gmail.com