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East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, ELCA


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

454 East Church Road
Cambridge, WI 53523

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Christine Anderson   


Women of the ELCA


Purpose Statement
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 (WELCA)
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 evening,

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.

LWR: Where 2016 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: click here.

Thank You From Luther Elementary!

What's In A Name?
Café is an electronic magazine for young women who want to build Community, participate in Advocacy, strengthen Faith, and strive toward Enlightenment (CAFE!). 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.
Our new URL,, 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 of Café.

East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2014 WELCA Handbook

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WELCA Handbook

Magazine 2015-2016

Gather MagazineGather, 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 Gather.

Click here for more information about Gather Bible Studies.

School KitsSchool Kits

Items Collected for LWR School Kits
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Pin & SewPin & Sew Ladies Making Quilts!
Did you know... that not only do the women make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, they also give a quilt to children of EKLC at their Baptism, they also have a supply of quilts to give to those in our community that could use the loving care & warmth of a quilt. The ladies also pray together over the knitted & crocheted shawls for the EKLC Prayer Shawl Ministry. God Bless the faithful women of EKLC sharing your gifts. (Pictures taken by Diane Luginbuhl)

Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
August, 2017
Summer fun in the church basement!

Mange Takk to Light Circle for taking care of the duties for July, and to Steadfast for August work. We have a sewing event on the schedule for Wednesday evening, July 26, at 6 PM. We are hoping to teach some sewing and tying skills to folks, young and old who wish to learn, but cannot get to the church basement during the day.

Our next regular Pin and Sew day will be August 3, 8 AM to noon. No business meeting, and no pot luck lunch. We sometimes go out to lunch, if we choose.

School supplies will go on sale soon, and we will need lots of stuff to make up the backpacks that we have already ordered and received.
We need:
4 spiral notebooks for each pack, so do the math, if we are going to send somewhere around 100 backpacks.
They also need a ruler
pencil sharpener
blunt scissors
five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
5 ballpoint pens
a box of 16 or 24 crayons
and a 2 1/2 inch eraser

Pick up whatever you would like when these items are on sale, and bring them over. There will be a container in the narthex to leave them in, and we will do the packing when it's time for shipping. Your generosity is always so much appreciated.

Another fun and done quilt is under construction, this one in purple shades, and will be lovely, so keep this in mind later when tickets go on sale. The money made from this project is used to buy materials for quilts, backpacks for Lutheran World Relief, and other stewardship needs. AS always, thanks for your support with these projects.

Thank you again to my loyal Meals on Wheels deliverers. Thankfully we do not do this on roller skates, as my granddaughter thought when she was little and heard me talk about meals on wheels. Maybe a good idea???
Here is our schedule for late August.

Mon. Aug. 21 and Tue. August 22 Judy Rusch
Wed. Aug. 23 and Thur. Aug. 24 Don and Eileen Hoehn
Fri. Aug. 25 Marge Stach
Mon. Aug. 28 Judy Rusch
Tue. Aug. 29 and Wed. Aug. 30 Ron Anderson
Thur. Aug 31 and Fri. Sept. 1 Bud and Beverly Lien

Don't forget our special day on August 20 at the Upper Church. More information in other places in [the August] newsletter.

Fall is fast approaching, so enjoy your last few minutes of summer, and please join us for events in the Church basement.
God Bless you.

Communicator Carolyn

Did you know that Lutherdale Has a Travel Ministry?
From experience, the Martin Luther exhibit tour to Minneapolis was well done, and enjoyable Here's the list for next year. Wouldn't it be fun to get a group from East to go to something together?

Deposit due with registration to Lutherdale Travel Ministry N7891 US Hwy 12, Elkhorn, WI 53121
More info available from church office and bulletin board in narthex.

Sept 17-23 Lancaster and Philadelphia PA
Oct 4 Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet, IL
Nov 12-18 Show Trip to Branson, MO $689/person/dbl
Dec 9 Christmas Stars at Xavier Performing Arts
     Center, Appleton $82

Let’s Knit & Crochet Baby Blankets!
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