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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Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Mange Tusen Takk for many things this
summer. If I have forgotten anyone, you are
thanked as well!
Thanks for all of the school supplies donated
for Lutheran World Relief and Cambridge Schools. We
will have at least 125 kits to send and a box for
our school. Shipping day is October 1, so we will be
scheduling a packing day in September.
Thanks to Cambridge Family Dental for
toothbrushes for the Health Kits. Thanks to Piggly
Wiggly for the latest assist from our receipts. This
may go for shipping, or to help fulfill our mission
commitment, and thanks to you for saving and turning
in your receipts. Thanks to Trevor Gunderson for
providing food for our Habitat workers, and to those
workers who seem to have had fun building. (more
opportunities in September). Thanks to those who
were willing, but did not need to deliver Meals last
month because of the closed restaurant.
There will be a Synodical Women of the
ELCA event on Saturday, September 24 at Good
Shepherd West, near Verona. The morning will be an
exploration of the seasons of our lives, and it's
called Cracked Pots. There are workshops to explore
in the afternoon. The cost is $15, which includes a
box lunch. There is registration information on the
Women of the ELCA bulletin board in the lower church
basement. I plan to go, and have some seats to fill
in my car. It's always fun to mingle with friends
from neighboring units. Registration is due on
Plan ahead for Triennial Gathering next
summer, July 13-16 in Minneapolis. If you have not
attended in the past, now's the time to
start. Warning: this is addictive. It's so much fun,
that you will want to go every three years. I have
been attending each one since 1999. There will be
group travel by bus or train. Early bird
registration saves you $40 before January
6. Registration information available at www.welcatg.org
Our next Meals on Wheels assignment is
October 31 thru November 11, weekdays. I'm taking
names!!! so contact me at 423-4048 or
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me which days you
We meet next on Thursday, September 1, at 9
AM. Joy circle is in charge of the day, with
coffee in the AM, and pot luck lunch at noon. We
will want to finish as many quilts as we can, to
ship in October. Please come if you can. Thanks for
all you do for East Koshkonong.
God Bless you.
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
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.
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