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
“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 are due to the many of you who brought school
supplies to put into backpacks for Lutheran World
Relief to give to children around the world who need
this help to be able to learn. We have found a way
to track them, so perhaps we can learn where in the
world our gifts are being used. We packed 88
backpack school kits, and 52 quilts and blankets.
There will still be some health kits and sewing
kits, but those still need some additions, so we
don't have numbers on those yet. Thanks, also to
all who helped to pack, label and weigh the boxes
for shipping in October, and thanks to Heidi who is
planning to make that delivery to the freight yards
Thanks to those of you who delivered meals on wheels
this month. This is an important and helpful
activity that we can participate in with the rest of
the Cambridge religious community. Our next
assigned dates are December 15-26, and I will be
accepting offers to do this, so give me a call
(423-4048) or an email (email@example.com )
and I will get you on the schedule. And then look
for the schedule in November's newsletter as your
Our next meeting of Women of East will be on
Thursday, October 2nd, at 9 AM. We will sandwich
and tie quilts, have coffee and potluck lunch, a
business meeting, and Bible Study.
Hopefully many of you are joining us at the Fireside
on Tuesday, October 7. We will meet there for lunch
at 10:30 AM and enjoy the concert following that.
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.
Click here for more information.
East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2014 WELCA Handbook
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