April 26: Welcome Pastor Brenda,
Cally and Haven!
Pastor Brenda, Steve, Cally and Haven! Join us Sunday, April 26, 2015 at
9:00am Worship as we joyfully welcome Pastor Brenda Lovick as Pastor of East
Koshkonong Lutheran Church! As Pastor Brenda will be here on April 26th for
her first Sunday with us, please help make her feel welcome by filling the
church and show her we are anxious and excited to begin this new chapter at
East Koshkonong. She plans on having a children's sermon, so let's have
lots of kids ready to meet her also.
TUSEN TAKK til alle sammen! (Norwegian = 1,000 thanks to YOU ALL!) for your
thoughtful and generous sharing of my last Sunday as Interim Pastor @EKLC
last Sunday (4/19)! KNOW that I have been wearing the PRAYER SHAWL given to
me by Women of East with Carolyn Lien the presenter as I have been praying
this week. What a super surprise when the choir sang, “It Only Takes A
Spark” for me! Yes, please remember the message of that song! “That’s how it
is with God’s love…PASS IT ON! PASS IT ON! PASS IT ON!” I thank God for
calling me to be Interim Pastor among YOU @EKLC and thank YOU ALL for your
responsiveness and involvement. I PRAY that God will continue to guide &
use,, encourage & help, strengthen & bless YOU ALL – the PEOPLE of GOD who
are the BODY of CHRIST @EKLC! Pastor John
Installation: May 10
Pastor Brenda’s Installation East Koshkonong Lutheran Church proudly
announces the installation service for Pastor Brenda Lovick will be Sunday,
May 10th at our 9:00 worship service. All members and visitors are
encouraged to come and attend. Refreshments will be served following the
service. Presiding over the installation will be Bishop Mary Froiland.
Spring Clean Up
Spring Clean Up of the church property will be on Saturday, May 9th
beginning at 9 a.m. Rain date is Saturday, May 16th. Please bring your
rakes, cutting shears, work gloves, wheelbarrow, etc. and dress
appropriately for the weather. Come even if you can only help for 1 hour.
The more people we have helping, the faster we will finish the yard! Thank
Check Out the Cart in Friendship Hall!
People gathered at EKLC this week to do some spring
cleaning in the kitchen. There is a cart of items in Friendship Hall of
items that are no longer needed in the kitchen or containers/lids left
behind. Please take a look and see if there is anything you wish to take
home. All items not picked up will be taken to St. Vincent Paul.
Coffee Hosts Needed!
Would you like to host a coffee hour? The 2015 Coffee hour signup sheet is
in the Friendship Hall, please sign up as you are able. Thank you!
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.
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.
Cambridge Area Resource Team
Cambridge Area Resource Team (CART) will strive to provide confidential
assistance that brings together resources to our neighbors
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,
We’re Singing Praises!
Come to Choir - We’d Love to have you!
East Koshkonong has been blessed with decades of wonderful music ministry. We would love to have you
join our choir! We rehearse at 8 a.m. and sing in worship at 9 a.m. the 2nd
& 4th Sundays each month.
This Week at EKLC:
9:00 am Worship “EKLC Abides in His Spirit”
Welcome Pastor Brenda Lovick!
10:15 am Coffee hour hosted by Joy Circle
10:15 am Sunday School
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
8:30 am Staff Meeting
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:00 pm Confirmation
6:00 pm Financial Committee Meeting,
All are Welcome to Attend
Sunday, May 3, 2015
9:00 am Worship, Youth Sunday
10:15 am Congregation Brunch hosted by Youth
& Worship Helpers
In case of severe weather, contact
the church office at 423-3017; or check this web site.
Church Council Minutes:
You are invited:
Financial Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:00
In the council room.
7th & 8th Grade: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
9th Grade: Sundays 10:15 a.m.
Click here for details.
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
Visiting Our Members
Sunday School Children
In February, the Sunday school children made a list of things that made them
smile to pack in bags full of joy for our home bound members. The contents
included a mug, hot cocoa mix, coffee, donuts, squish balls, Chocolate bars,
plastic necklace, caramel candies, banana and a note and pictured colored by
our students. These bags were then hand delivered to the dozen members from
Edgerton, Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Watertown and Whitewater. The bags
worked and brought a lot of joy to many different lives last month.
"Like" EKLC On Facebook!
We are grateful to Barb Klemp for her consistent conscientious work to
create and develop an active Facebook Page for EKLC! See p. 7 of the March
“Sunday & Beyond” newsletter for details and the picture of EKLC packed into
the area of the Log Church dedicated on January 31, 1845 and celebrated on
February 8, 2015 – 170 years later! There is a whole album of pictures
which Barb took during the 170th celebration on the EKLC Facebook page.
There are now 107 “likes” for our EKLC Facebook page. Our goal is 150 likes!
Will you "like" the EKLC Facebook page?! Just go to this URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Koshkonong-Lutheran-Church/123195031185663.
and click on “LIKE” just under the ALTAR picture. After you have surfed
through the EKLC Facebook page, we invite You Rate it. You are encouraged
to add your comment about the Facebook page and/or the Church at East
Koshkonong Lutheran Church. If you have questions, talk with Barb or Pastor
John. Here we go...
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
Gallery: Sundays on the Prairie
See photos from
Sundays on the Prairie. Click here.
New banners have been added to the collection, given by Peace Circle in
Glee Ellickson. These banners will be in the narthex, and be used throughout
Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter. They will remind us of Glee and the many
gifts she had and shared with the church.
Gloria Fruit has volunteered to be the keeper of our EKLC library. Everyone
is encouraged to visit the library and discover the variety of books which
include devotionals, history, children, youth, fiction, and biographies. We
have an inventory of 549 books at this time. Please thank Gloria for her
ministry at East Koshkonong. Thank you Bonnie Ehrke for your years of
ministry in the Library.