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East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, ELCA


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

454 East Church Road
Cambridge, WI 53523

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Annual Meeting February 5, 2017 Immediately Following Worship
Here are a few things that you’ll want to know regarding the 2017 annual meeting:

--The annual meeting will be on Sunday, February 5th
--The weather reschedule date on February 12th
--If you need to submit a report for the annual report, 
   it is due to Julie in the office NO LATER THAN
   SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH. Any reports received after
   this date WILL NOT appear in the annual report. No
--Finished reports will be available for pick up in the
   Narthex on Sunday, January 22nd. Please take them
   home, review for errors, changes, etc., and then
   bring your questions to the Q&A January 29th
--Questions & Answer session council will be lead by
   council on Sunday, January 29th. Our goal with the
   Q & A session is to get these concerns out and
   hopefully addressed so they don’t become issues at
   the annual meeting. People should come prepared to
   the meeting and have all the information they need.
--All registered, voting members of EKLC are welcome
   at this session, even if you don’t have any
   questions. Just come and listen.

Please contact any member of council if you have any questions regarding the annual meeting, or anything else. We work better when we work together.

Annual Reports Due January 15
Please submit written & financial reports for the 2017 annual report to the church office by January 15th , 2017.

Please Join Us for Sunday School
Every Sunday we have a special children’s sermon during worship, followed by singing & lessons in the education wing. Download a registration form: Click here, or pick one up at church. Spark Lectionary Curriculum will be used this year!!

Adult Bible Study: Mornings
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Beginning with 1 & 2 Corinthians. Sign up in the church narthex. Did you miss a session? You are welcome to attend at anytime. Please join us!

Adult Bible Study: Evenings
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Adult Bible Study
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis begins Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30 pm in the choir room. Contact Dave or Sue Repyak to sign up and receive a study guide.

Help Needed to  Record Worship
Did you know each worship service is recorded and sent to our homebound members and posted on the web site? This is an important ministry, and we need help! Many hands make light work. If you are interested and gifted in using recording technology, please talk to Karen Hayes or Pastor Brenda.

News from the Stewardship Committee
The stewardship lesson for this month is Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the prodigal son.  This lesson is a reminder to us that we can repent our sins and God will forgive us.  We can always return to God. January is a time to reset and renew.  It is a time to look forward and set goals for the upcoming year.  In what ways can you return to God in 2017?  . . . In 2017 return to God each day something that he has given you.  Make his presence felt in all of the world. 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” Click here to read this article; page 8 of the January 2017 Newsletter.

December CONNECT Team Update
God’s mission for our CONNECT Team is to grow our church spiritually and emotionally by connecting God’s love and our work.  Our CONNECT Team is up and running!  The above statement is our mission statement. We have been working together to explore our strengths and find ways to build upon them.  The current CONNECT Team includes Jenna Christensen, Gloria Fruit, Cindy Georgeson, Ryan Terland, and Pastor Brenda Lovick.  We are looking to find 2-3 more people to join us on this journey toward growing our congregation and discovering positive momentum for our entire congregation to do God’s ministry together.  If you would be interested in participating in this process, please talk to one of the people on our team.

Sign Up for Pastor Brenda to Visit You! Would you like Pastor Brenda to visit you at home or at work? Signup on the clipboard in the Narthex. She will contact you to arrange a visit. Thank you!

Cambridge Food Pantry

Click here for Food Pantry information.
Current needs: pancake mix and syrup, cereal, Ramen Noodles, hearty soups, deodorant, shampoo, tooth-paste, paper towel, size 2 & 5 diapers and regular and MAXI tampons .

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) provides confidential assistance bringing together resources for our neighbors (Individuals/Families/Elderly/ Homeless) in our local community to help meet their basic human needs. Click here for more information.

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 is welcome.
February 2: Next Cambridge Community Café! 

This Week at EKLC:
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Committee Reports due for Annual Report
  9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Coffee Hour hosted by Eileen Hoehn
10:15 am Sunday School/Confirmation

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  8:30 am Staff Meeting
  9:00 am Peace Circle meets in Ladies Lounge,
               Host: Jane Furseth
  9:30 am Prayers for our people
11:00 am to 2:00 pm Pastor's Office Hours
  5:30 pm CONNECT Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:00 am Pastor's Meeting at Grace Lutheran
  6:00 pm Confirmation

Thursday, January 19, 2017
8:00am Men’s Breakfast
  9:00 am Pastor Text Study
11:30 am Clergy Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2017
  7:00 pm to Sunday 9:00 am EKL Youth Lock-in

Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:00am Choir Practice
  9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School/Confirmation

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.

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.

Like Us on Facebook!"Like" EKLC on Facebook!
Will you "like" the EKLC Facebook page?! Just Click Here. then click “LIKE” just under the ALTAR picture.

EKLC: Skaalen Church of the month in January 2017
Welcome! Join us at Skaalen for a visit, a cup of coffee, or an activity. Bring your children and your grandchildren. Your presence here brings a sense of the “corporate family.” WELCOME! During the month of January, would you be willing to help with any of the following?  We ask the Church of the Month to provide home-baked treats and a setup/serving crew of 3-4. Assist with serving Ice Cream on Thursday, January 19, at 1:30pm. Assist some of us with our bingo cards on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm, in the Main Dining Room. Assist us with our Sunday morning worship service (transporting to and from the chapel, special music, and ushering) 9:45am –11:15am. Service begins at 10:30am. Please call Wilma Furseth at 205-6274 with your willingness to assist with any of these volunteer opportunities.

The Upper Church Anniversary: 2017
One of the aspects of the Upper Church that is most noted by members of our congregation and visitors alike is the extraordinary cross that boldly supports the church. The eye is immediately drawn upward as you enter the church. It is an unusual feature that is rarely seen and that makes the building particularly notable. Another special feature is the altar. The design of an altar in which the pastor actually enters into the space is patterned after one that is located in Norway. Our church is thought to be one of only two of this type found in the United States. As you attend services that are held at the Upper Church, please take the time to appreciate these unique features.

East Koshkonong Lutheran Church Cemetery Perpetual Care
We are blessed with dedicated cemetery board members as well as a hardworking grounds keeper. However, there is more that is needed to keep our historic cemetery in good condition. The care of our cemetery is a ministry that needs continuous financial assistance. Please consider making a special donation to help in the care of the Church Cemetery property. Donations should be labeled "EKLC Cemetery Perpetual Care". They can be put in with your Sunday Offering or mailed to the church office at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church, Attn: Cemetery, 454 East Church Rd, Cambridge, WI 53523

LWR: Where Donations Went
Dear Friends at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church,
Greetings from Lutheran World Relief! We’re so thankful for your partnership, and for your energy and enthusiasm for this ministry. You may already have spotted in your online Tracker record that your Mission Quilts went to Georgia. Your donations departed our warehouse on July 13, 2016. Personal Care Kits, School Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Mission Quilts will be distributed to an estimated 25,000 people. Read the whole story on page 9 of the November newsletter: click here.

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.