As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship
in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to
grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage
in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the
society, and the world.
Women of the ELCA
Our women meet on the first Thursday of the month in September, October,
November, January, February, March, April, May and June for sewing in our
Sewing Room in the basement of First East Church. We put together and
tie around 80 quilts each year to send to Lutheran World Relief, along with
sewing kits, school kits, and soap. These meeting are open to anyone
who would like to help. Squares usually are available for those who
would like to sew tops at home.
We have seven circles which meet
monthly for business and Bible Study (this year it is the book of Romans),
and which do many of the duties around the church, find ushers and provide
flowers for the altar. Circles meet at various times, morning, afternoon or
A book is published each year including all the necessary information about
circles and the Women of East Koshkonong.
Of course our women are also involved in the whole life of the
church, including teaching, singing, reading, and leading, and we also
enjoy meeting for study, food, and fun. Join us.
Thank You From Luther
What's In A Name?
is an electronic magazine for young women
who want to build Community, participate in
strengthen Faith, and strive toward
It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for
women of Christian faith or simply for any
woman who is interested in how faith can relate to the issues that
women face today.
Read. Connect. Grow.
is not only shorter and easier to remember it also reflects
Women of the ELCA's mission statement. Women of the the ELCA,
the women's organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, creates and publishes every issue
East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2014 WELCA Handbook
Click the image below to download.
the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of
articles, theological reflections, devotions, and
stories of comfort and challenge that help readers
grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.
Gather is published 10 times a year with combined
issues in January/February; July/August.
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Gather Bible Studies.
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Did anyone notice where
the summer went so quickly? And why does the winter
not pass so fast?
The next meeting of the Women of East will take
place on September 3, in Friendship Hall at the
lower church. This is the one meeting we have of
the traditional meeting type, where we have some
food, probably a dessert, hosted by Light Circle, a
business meeting, and an introduction to the Bible
Study of the year. These studies are taking a
different form now; they are arranged in 3 month
lessons, and the subject changes. You may have
noticed in your Gather magazine that the first
subject is Sabbath Keeping. This does not point only
to Sundays, but is about a rhythm and pace for life,
letting us know we need to take time for ourselves
and for appreciating the gifts of God. A later one
will deal with the book of Philippians, and will be
introduced at this September meeting. All are
invited to attend. It's a good time to renew
friendships with the other women of East, and get
ourselves organized for the year. We will need to
select a day for finishing the packing (we packed
around 70 school kits in August, and can pack as
many more as we have contents for the backpacks),
and getting our quilts and kits ready for shipping
You may have seen Sue Repyak with a signup sheet for
our Fireside outing on October 6. This event is
for all who would like to attend the Christian
Concert and buffet lunch. The cost is $38.50 which
includes tip, and is payable to Sue. Here's another
opportunity for fun and fellowship with our friends
Our next Meals on Wheels work will happen on
weekdays from October 5 thru 16. Please let me
know when you would like to do this, and I will get
you on the schedule. Contact me at 423-4048 or
email@example.com Thank you so much for
taking on this responsibility, and thanks for
contacting me so that I don't have to make all those
phone calls to talk you into taking a day or two of
deliveries!!! We will need someone for October 6
who is not planning on attending the Fireside
outing, so be aware when signing up. Thanks
God Bless you all for the work you do for Christ,
Remember, this is God's Work, our hands.