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
Women: Elkhorn Conference
Saturday, April 20
Women, you’re invited to attend the ELKHORN
CONFERENCE SPRING GATHERING of the South-Central WI
Synodical Women’s Organization “Search from the book
of the Lord and read” Isaiah 34:16a Saturday, April
20th from 9:00 am through lunch. At St. Luke
Lutheran Church, W1956 main St., Rome, WI.
Information posted in the Narthex.
WELCA News: March, 2013
Report of the East Koshkonong
Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
The women of East Koshkonong Lutheran Church met
March 7 at the upper church building for Pin & Sew.
Six quilts were completed for Lutheran World Relief.
A potluck lunch was hosted by Peace Circle; business
meeting at 1pm. Plans for attending the Fireside
Christian Concert on Tuesday, August 27 were
discussed. There will be a sign up sheet in the
narthex and all (men and women) are invited to
attend. Tickets are approximately $45 with more
information available next month.
Business meeting also included electing Diane
Luginbuhl to be EKLC delegate to the South Central
Wisconsin Synodical Women’s Convention on June 21
and 22, 2013. The theme is PRAY, HOPE, and REJOICE
with workshops on Nutrition and Lifestyle
Assessment; Grief and Loss; Stretch and Pray;
Genealogy and our Lutheran Heritage; and What’s so
Plain about Plainchant? The convention is open to
all Women of the ELCA and will be at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church – West Campus, Verona. The cost of
attending the Saturday workshops including a
continental breakfast and lunch is $40.00.
(Delegates need to attend the business meeting on
Friday night and visitors are welcome.)
April 4th WELCA meeting will be Pin & Sew hosted by
members of Light Circle.
Gathered by God
by God" is a word study on gather, and will cover
session topics such as: gather to learn, gather for
fellowship, gather for support, gather to be
empowered, gather to be sent. The study will look at
all the ways God calls us to gather and will support
the new magazine name, as well as the purpose
statement of Women of the ELCA. The writer Audrey
West is author of the award-winning 2004 (Lutheran
Woman Today, now Gather) Bible study, "Everyday
Surprises: The Parables of Jesus." She lives in
Bethlehem, Pa., and served most recently as visiting
associate professor of Lutheran studies at Yale
East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2013 WELCA Handbook
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