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
Thanks to those who came out to Pin and Sew last
month. We had a small group, but we did get some
quilts done. Thanks to Peace Circle for serving.
We will meet next on Thursday, April 2nd. It is
Maundy Thursday, but we will be finished early in
the afternoon, so you will have time to put the feet
up and maybe catch a few zzzs before church at 6
PM. We welcome anyone who knows how, or wants to
learn to tie the quilts. There's always much to
do. We begin around 9, break for coffee, of
course, and share a pot luck lunch at noon. This
is followed by our business meeting, and Bible
Study. Will will be scheduling a few extra days
during the warmer months, to make up for the winter
days we had to cancel. I will try to keep you
informed about these dates. When we do those, we
do not include lunch, but some of us go out to lunch
when we finish our morning's work.
Thanks to those who delivered Meals on Wheels this
month. We are on duty again June 29th to July 3.
Please let me know if you would be willing to take a
day or two of this task. It's fun, and a godsend
to those who need the meals. And, you will notice,
that this is not a job just for women. We have men
helping out, also, and do appreciate all of the
Synodical Women's Biennial Convention is scheduled
for June 12 and 13 at Good Shepherd West, near
Verona. Friday evening is the business meeting,
and Saturday is for everyone. There are
interesting workshops, and worship is always
inspirational with great music. I will post the
registration materials on the bulletin board in
Fellowship Hall. Please consider going. You'll
Thanks for all you do for East Koshkonong
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.
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