Rev. John Eyster, Interim Pastor
Persons needing to contact our Interim
Pastor, are asked to call Pastor John on his cell
phone: 608-332-5811. Be sure to leave a voice mail IF he is not able to
answer when you call with your name and phone number. He will call back
ASAP. His email is:
here to read more about Pastor Eyster in the December issue of our
EKLC Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of East Koshkonong Lutheran Church will be held on
January 25, 2015 at the conclusion of the 9 am worship service. All voting/
confirmed members are encouraged to attend. At this annual meeting of the
congregation, we will review the budget for 2015, and elect council members.
Nominations for council and synod assembly are welcome, and can be referred
to the nominating committee through a council member or the church office.
Annual reports will be available in the Narthex.
We begin our Lenten observance with the Ash Wednesday service. The service
begins at 6 pm on February 18. We invite you to attend this important
service of repentance and new life in Christ.
All Lenten services will be held at 6 p.m. The Worship Committee has
determined there will be no Lenten suppers held this year.
Welcome Andrew Severson!
Please welcome Andrew Severson as our new pianist! Andrew lives in Edgerton
and is a sophomore at Edgerton High School. He’s been playing the piano
since he was 8 years old, being a piano student for 9 years! He is an avid
clarinetist and is in the Edgerton High School band. Andrew enjoys reading,
art, photography, chemistry, and spending time with family. He will be
playing on the 1st and 3rd Sundays here at East Koshkonong. Welcome to EKLC
Up Into Christ
January 11, 18 & 25
Preparing for our annual meeting on Sunday, 1/25, the Worship Committee
approved Interim Pastor Eyster’s idea of focusing on the theme, “Growing Up
Into Christ” which is based on The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church in
Ephesus, “But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into
him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit
together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is
working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.”
Ephesians 4:15-16, NRSV).
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Celebration! 170th Anniversary
Sunday, February 1 at 9:00 am
Worship with Holy Communion
Celebrate the 170th anniversary of the dedication of the first church
building of EKLC – the “log cabin church” – which was held on January 31,
Celebrate EKLC’s Norwegian heritage! Everyone invited to wear bunad,
Norwegian sweaters, søljer and whatever which is Norwegian. Parts of the
Gudstjeneste/Service will be in Norwegian with English translation. Thanks
to the research done by Bonnie Ehrke identifying the report of founding
pastor J. W. C. Dietrichson about his message at the dedication of the “log
cabin” church on January 31, 1845, Pastor Eyster will use the same text
(Genesis 35:2-3) and title (“How do we prepare ourselves worthily to go up
to bethel (the house of the god) for the message as we celebrate the 170th
anniversary of that event. The liturgy will also include parts from the
ritual of the church of Norway for dedication of a church building as used
on January 31, 1845 as reported by Pastor Dietrichson. Fellowship time with
kaffe-coffee and treats, including krumkaker and sandbakkelser.
Celebrate EKLC’s future in new year 2015 with anticipation of the
ministry of a new pastor as the people of God who are the Body of Christ
continue to grow up into Christ building themselves up into Christ!
February 15th isn't too late to celebrate Valentines Day. Peace Circle will
present a pancake breakfast after service on that day. The simple menu will
be pancakes, Canadian bacon, applesauce and juice. No tickets will be sold,
just come and enjoy. There will be a basket out for offering of whatever
you desire. Everyone's invited. We'll meet in Friendship hall for
breakfast instead of the restaurant on February 15th.
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!
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.
February 1: Annual Meeting at Ripley
Sunday, January 25, 2015: Annual Meeting
9:00 am Worship
Immediately following worship
10:15 am Sunday School
Monday, January 26, 2015
9:45 am Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Dartball @ Trinity
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
6:00 pm Confirmation
Sunday, February 1, 2015
9:00 am Worship, Service of Worship
Celebration of the 170th Anniversary
of the dedication of the 1st church
building of East Koshkonong
10:00 am Fellowship time with Kaffe-Coffee and
Treats Including Krumkaker &
10:15 am Sunday School
& Worship Helpers
In case of severe weather, contact
the church office at 423-3017; or check this web site.
Church Council Minutes:
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
Come and Meet Brenda Lovick
Saturday, February 14, 2015; 1:00-3:00 pm
Reception in Fellowship Hall
Pastor Brenda is the candidate the call committee has chosen to be our next
spiritual leader. She will be at East Koshkonong with her family February 14
for a meet and greet. There will be a congregational vote on Sunday,
February 15th following the service. All of her credentials, experience and
gifts will be shared as well as questions will be welcomed at that meeting.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Immediately Following 9:00 a.m. Worship
The EKLC council is calling a special congregational meeting on Sunday,
February 15, 2015 for the purpose of voting on a part-time call to Brenda
Lovick as Pastor at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. The meeting will be
held immediately following the 9am worship service.
EKLC: Church of the Month at Skallen
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center!
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 February, would you be
willing to help with any of the following:
Assist with our holy Communion service on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and/or Ash Wed.
Feb. 18th at
here for details on page 8 of the February Newsletter.
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.
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.
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,
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.