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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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Christine Gantz, A.I.M.
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Life Together
You will find many opportunities for involvement in our community of faith.

 

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: jweyster@gmail.com. Click here to read more about Pastor Eyster in the December issue of our newsletter.

EKLC Annual Meeting
January 25
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.

Lent
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 Andrew!

Growing Up Into ChristGrowing 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). Click here for more.


EKLC's Log Cabin Church
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, 1845.
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!

Valentine Breakfast
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.

Family Focus
February 1: Annual Meeting at Ripley Bakery.


This Week:
Sunday, January 25, 2015: Annual Meeting
  9:00 am Worship
Annual Meeting 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 &
               Sandbakkelser!
10:15 am Sunday School

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.

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.

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.

Congregational 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
10:30am. Click 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
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


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.