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,
Pastor Michael will be available for Pastoral care through November 30th.
Please contact him directly by phone: home 423-9556 or cell 509-8795.
Please Save the Date: November 22, 2014!
We will be making lefse again this year as a fundraiser.
Please bring your supplies (irons, rolling pins, pastry cloths, turning
sticks and a batch or two of made-up dough) to friendship hall on Saturday,
November 22nd. We will begin at 9:00am and bake until we run out of dough.
Lefse will be sold after church on Sunday, November 23rd.
Cambridge Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm
Oakland-Cambridge Presbyterian Church
There will be a community choir led by Judy Brandt. Look for updates in your
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.
Please submit written & financial reports for the 2015 annual report to the
church office by January 11, 2014.
Advent & Christmas at EKLC
30 9:00am 1st Sunday of Advent Worship
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
21 9:00 am 4th Sunday of Advent Worship
24 3:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
6:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight
25 9:00 am Christmas Day Worship
28 9:00 am First Sunday of Christmas Worship
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”
December 5: Veterans park Arrival of Santa
& Mrs. Clause. Cookies, cider and Christmas ornaments.
February 1: Annual Meeting at Ripley
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.
The Church office
will be closed
Monday-Friday, November 24-28.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Coffee hour hosted by Joy Circle in
honor of Interim Pastor Michael Rehak
10:20 am Sunday School
Monday, November 24, 2014
7:00 pm Dartball at EKLC
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:00 pm Community Thanksgiving Worship at
Sunday, November 30, 2014
9:00 am Worship, First Sunday of Advent
10:00 am Coffee hour
& 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.
New Interim Pastor
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,
here to read more about Pastor Eyster in the December issue of our
Pastoral Care thru
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
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
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.
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
New Altar Table Dedication
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 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,