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.
Click here for more information about
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Gather Bible Studies.
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Fall is approaching again, and our focus is on
School Kits for Lutheran World Relief. If you are
able to find some of the things on the list on sale,
please do that and donate to the 100 kits we will
prepare. There is a full list of things needed in
the Women of The ELCA at East 2016 Schedule
booklet, but here are the things we need most :
spiral notebooks, rulers, pencil sharpeners, safety
scissors, pink erasers, and crayons, (boxes of 16 or
24). There are containers in the Narthex to
receive these items. Thank you for anything you
can do for these kits.
There will be 28 people in our group going to
the Fireside on August 9: looking forward to
having a great day there. Thanks to Sue for taking
care of the reservations and sign-up. The arrival
time is 10:30am at the Fireside
Our Meals on Wheels deliveries were cancelled
for this rotation because the Family Restaurant
closed for a month. Thank you to all those who so
willingly take on this responsibility. We'll be
needing you again beginning the last day of October,
and until November 11th.
Skaalen Home will have an Ice Cream Social on
Sunday, August 21st. There will be pie and ice
cream, and entertainment. If you would like to
help by making a pie, contact Wilma. This is a
good time to get over there to visit residents we
know, so take the opportunity to have pie and ice
We will meet in the Upper Church basement for
sewing on Thursday, August 4. This is an added
day, so we will meet from 8 to noon, and will not
have a business meeting. No pot luck, either, but
sometimes some of us find a place to go out to
lunch. Please come and have a fun few hours
working and socializing. We can always teach you
what you need to know about making the ties to hold
the layers of quilt together, and there are sewing
machines for those who can sew edges. You are
always welcome to join the fun.
Hopefully the rest of your summer will be
enjoyable, and not go too fast.
God Bless you.
Lutheran World Relief
School Kit Supplies Needed
70 sheet notebooks of wide or college ruled paper
30 centimeter rulers
Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
Black or blue ballpoint pens
Boxes of 16 or 24 count crayons
There is a collection box in the narthex
Let’s Knit & Crochet
I’m looking for knitters and crocheters to help me
make baby blankets for Global Health Ministries.
Blankets don’t have to be fancy. They can be just
plain knit or crochet. They should be at least 36” x
36”. If you don’t want to make a whole blanket you
can make strips or squares and I will put them
together. I also have yarn if you need it. As long
as the yarn is washable it can be any color. If you
have any questions contact Beverly Lien