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
Click the image below to download.
“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
We canceled our January Sewing Day, a good choice,
since the day turned out very cold
and very messy on the roads. We will plan for our
next day on Thursday, February 5, beginning at
9 AM. We'll break for coffee, share a potluck
lunch, take care of our business meeting, and finish
with Bible Study. Steadfast Circle is in charge
for this month. Please come and learn about our
mission work. It's easy, and there are many knots
Women of the ELCA booklets
are now available in the Narthex. Pick one up there,
especially if you do not get to a circle
meeting. Thanks to Julie for doing the book for us.
Peace Circle is presenting
a Valentine pancake breakfast on Sunday February
15th after service. Plan to come and have
breakfast there with your church family. It is not
a fancy menu, but a chance to get together in the
bleak mid-winter. No tickets will be sold, just an
We are scheduled to be
Church of the Month at Skaalen in February. Look for
sign-up sheets to volunteer your time. Some of the
jobs are really interesting and fun. Please plan to
Our next Meals on Wheels
adventure is scheduled for weekdays from March 23rd
through April 3rd. Please let me know when you
would like to do this. It's easy, and much
appreciated by the recipients. Give me a call
608-423-4048, or email email@example.com and
tell me when you can help. I need this in the next
month so I can print the reminder schedule for
March's newsletter. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for all of your
help with all of the things we do. Things go
smoothly when we all pitch in and
offer our skills.
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.