Farewell, Pastor Dave
Farewell Party during Coffee Hour for Pastor Dave will be Sunday, March 9th.
Wednesday Lenten Meals & Worship
Meal at 6:00 pm; Worship at 6:45 pm
March 12: Potluck Bring a dish to share if you can
March 19: Peace Circle will serve the meal
March 26: Worship Committee will serve the meal
April 2: Steadfast Circle will serve the meal
April 9: Potluck: Bring a dish to share if you can
I Am Thankful To God For...
What are you thankful for? “Thanksgiving” should be a year-round thing. We
are constantly blessed by God with many things and we should regularly say
“thank you” to God who provides for all of our needs. Write down what you
are thankful for and send it to Pr. Dave at the church address (454 E Church
Rd., Cambridge, WI 52523) or email him at
firstname.lastname@example.org and this
will be published in the newsletter each month. Let’s share with each other
the many blessings that God has bestowed and is bestowing on us here at East
Koshkonong Lutheran Church!
Interim Rev. Michael Rehak
We are happy to announce Rev. Michael Rehak as our
interim pastor for the next 6 months. We welcome him and look forward to
working with him as he shares the word of God with us. Church Council
Nancy Raabe, to EKLC!
Nancy Raabe is delighted to be serving here at EKLC and continues to see
God’s hand at work in all things. She lives in Milton with her husband,
Bill, chair of the accounting department at UW-Whitewater. Nancy is an
active composer with several published volumes of hymn interpretations for
piano, in addition to choral anthems for adults and children. She has also
written many hymns with original texts, three volumes of “One-Minute
Devotions for the Church Musician,” and a critical biography of composer
Synod Leadership Education And Development Day:
In the most generous accounting of this generation, millennial are said to
number about 80 million, which makes them the largest generation in American
history. However, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
and their 2010 report, approximately one-third of those who are unaffiliated
with a community of faith are under age 30. We have much to learn from this
generation. Join with keynoter, Rozella White, ELCA Director of Youth and
Young Adult Ministry to gain new insight into the millennial landscape and
how communities of faith might learn from this population as they reform
traditional ways of understanding and being the church. Information for the
LEAD is available in the church narthex. Visit
for more information and registration.
Food Pantry Ham Easter Baskets
Have you seen the “Spud”ometer in the Narthex? The Cambridge Food Pantry
will be providing HAM EASTER BASKETS for Families in need this April. They
have asked area churches if we would be interested in providing some of the
items needed for the baskets. East Koshkonong has volunteered to provide 105
boxes of Au Gratin Potatoes. There is a special box in the narthex to
collect your Au Gratin Potato Collection...right under the “Spud”ometer that
is recording our collection. Thank you for reaching out and being Jesus
Hands and Feet in this effort to care for our community. God Bless You!
Cambridge Food Pantry Current Needs
We have gone from an average of 30 Households coming to the pantry weekly to
around 35---Which means we can use more food coming into the pantry. The
following items are needed at the Pantry--Ravioli, Chicken Noodle Soup,
Cereal, Canned Pears, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, hamburger/ chicken or tuna
Community to Call Home
On Sunday March 23, 2014 new members will be received here at East
Koshkonong Lutheran Church. If you or someone you know is looking for a
faith community to call home please let Pastor Dave know. You can call the
church office at (608)423-3017 or email Pastor Dave at
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. The truth is, any relationship of value needs our time and energy in
order to GROW and become what it’s meant to be. Our relationship with God is
no different, other than the fact that it’s the KEY relationship in our life
- THE ONE WE WERE BORN FOR - the one that defines and influences every other
relationship we have. 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
Click here to
download Bible readings.
Family Focus supports our community in a variety of ways. We welcome
you to our outreach activities. For information, contact Ann Nottestad at (608)
575-4569. Upcoming Events and Service
Projects: Click here.
Stewardship and Thanksgiving
A sincere 'thank you' to everyone
who supports our congregation throughout the year with attendance, service
and regular financial contributions. EKLC offers electronic giving options
for making donations on a scheduled, automated basis.
If you are interested, click here for details.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:30 am-3:30 pm Lead 2014
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb
Sunday, March 9, 2014
9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Coffee Hour in honor of
Pastor Dave Nelsestuen
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9:00 am Peace Circle at Carolyn Lien’s Home
5:30 pm Education Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
10:30 am Z-A Prayer Service
10:45 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Lenten Meal
6:45 pm Lenten Worship
Sunday, March 16, 2014
10:15am Sunday School
10:15am Coffee Hour hosted by Worship Committee
to welcome Interim Pastor Michael Rehak
and Organist Nancy Raabe
In case of severe weather, contact
the church office at 423-3017; or check this web site.
& Worship Helpers
Church Council Minutes:
The Health Ministry is missing a stethoscope that was stored in the kiosk
located in the narthex. Some other supplies were found scattered around the
narthex, but the stethoscope remains lost. We need this to check blood
pressures. If you have seen it or know where it may have been relocated,
please contact Trudy Spike or Barb Klemp. Thank you!
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
New to the Library
Friend, and former Pastor of EKLC, Rev. Clint Schnekloth gifted the East
Koshkonong Lutheran Library with his recent published book, Mediating Faith.
Check it out!!
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 Service Every Wednesday
Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm
Every Wednesday there are two opportunities for us to gather
together to pray for our members. These will be short services--about 15
Annual Reports: Correction
There was an error in the Women of the ELCA Stewardship report #13 in the
2014 EKLC Annual Report that was available 1/19/14. There are corrected
inserts of report #13 (green paper) available in the narthex for you to
update your 2014 Annual Report if you brought back your report from last
week. All Reports available in the Church Narthex have been corrected. This
was an office error, sorry for the inconvenience.
March 22nd at 1:30 P.M.
This event will be highlighting what it was like to worship and enjoy
fellowship at the rural Koshkonong Churches. We are concentrating on the
decades from the 1920’s through 1960’s.
What: Stories and Songs Celebrating The Rural Church
Time: Program at 1:30pm in the Upper Historical First East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, 478 E. Church Rd. Displays and refreshments follow at the
Lower East Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 454 E. Church Rd.
Celebrate the heritage of the Koshkonong Prairie and wear something
Communion Preparation Class
Sunday March 30, 2014; 10:15 a.m.
This class prepares children to receive the body and blood of Christ. Please
contact Pastor Dave if you and your child/children would like to participate
in this class. Click here for details.
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. Help
needed! For details,
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.