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
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
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
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
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
Please submit written & financial reports for
the 2017 annual report to the church office by
January 15th , 2017.
Please Join Us for
Every Sunday we have a special children’s sermon during worship, followed by
singing & lessons in the education wing.
Download a registration form:
or pick one up at church. Spark Lectionary
Curriculum will be used this year!!
Adult Bible Study:
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:
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.
Needed to Record Worship
Did you know each worship service is recorded
and sent to our homebound members and
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
News from the
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
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
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.
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
& Worship Helpers
In case of severe weather, contact
the church office at 423-3017; or check this web site.
Church Council Minutes:
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
"Like" EKLC on Facebook!
Will you "like" the EKLC Facebook page?! Just
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
The Upper Church
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,
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:
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