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
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“Transforming Life & Faith”
Women's Study 1st
Thursday Each Month, 1:30
Women of East you’re
invited to meet the first Thursday of every month in
the upper church Friendship Hall, for Women’s bible
study, "Transforming Life and Faith".
Women of East News
Women of the ELCA Communications
Unfortunately, the February Sewing Day was
cancelled. We will try again on Thursday, March 5,
beginning at 9 AM. We stop for coffee break at 10,
share a potluck lunch at noon, followed by
the business meeting, and Bible Study. All are
invited to join us for that day, or part of
it. There will soon be packages of fabric squares in
the Narthex which can be sewn into quilt tops, so
look for those if you like to sew. And then bring
them to sewing day where they will be put together
with a liner and back, and tied to send to Lutheran
It looks like there will be a kit collection at
Synod Assembly. The instructions for those is
different from the ones we do for Lutheran World
Relief, so if you want to donate a kit or two,
instructions will be available in the office.
Thanks to Peace Circle for hosting a pancake
breakfast last month. We had a great time in
Thanks to Wilma the organizer, and all who helped
with our Church of the month assignments at Skaalen.
We helped with Bingo, a couple of special musical
events, out to lunch bunch, and we provided special
music for three of the Sunday Worship services in
February. I think Wilma helped with set up and take
down for Sunday services, and someone helped with
the Wednesday communion service. We also served at
the Partnership Program with coffeecake and a
program. So thanks to all who took some time to give
Thanks to those who have volunteered to deliver
Meals on Wheels in our next schedule. They are:
March 23 & 24 Ron Anderson
March 25 & 26 Judy Rusch
March 27 Wilma Furseth
March 30 & 31 Don & EIileen Hoehn
April 1 & 2 Bea Householder & Marge Stach
April 3 Beverly Lien
Your efforts are so much appreciated.
Wishing you all a meaningful Lenten experience as we
worship together on Wednesday evenings.
God Bless you.
Transforming Faith and Life
new life partner, a new child, a new job, a new
home: most of us recognize how our lives are changed
by these experiences. In “Transforming Life and
Faith” we will consider how our lives and our faith
journeys are transformed by the events we experience
and the people we meet. In both the Old Testament
and New Testament, and especially in Acts of the
Apostles, we will read about people who have
life-changing experiences: Paul on the road to
Damascus, Moses in the wilderness of Midian, Lydia
praying by a river in Macedonia, an Ethiopian man
traveling from Jerusalem to Gaza. We will watch them
turn to and with God as their minds, hearts, and
daily lives are altered. And we will reflect on the
ways we, too, have been and will be transformed and
called by God to serve God’s mission in the world.
Click here for more information.