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
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It incorporates a Lutheran perspective for
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Women of East News
First, a thank you for the Thankofferings
given on November 24. These offerings go directly
Churchwide Women of the ELCA location for continuing
of programs and services .
Thank you to Marilyn and Sue who shepherded us
through lefse making and bake sale during the Arts
Festival (thanks to those who staged that, too),
this was a wonderful time to get together and admire
our skills, and share the products. Hopefully some
of us learned more about keeping the lefse making
alive for new generations.
We have decided to have a shortened version of
Sewing Day on Thursday, December 5. We will just
sew from 9 to noon, with no lunch provided. Coffee
will be served at 10 AM, though, we really can't
work without that break! Anyone who would like to
learn about the Lutheran World Relief Quilt making
is welcome. This is not rocket science, just machine
sewing and tying the layers which are put
The real meeting of Women of East will be a
Christmas Breakfast on Saturday, December 7, at 9:30
AM. All women of our congregation are invited to
participate, and it's a great time to get together.
Steadfast Circle are our hostesses for the
morning, so come and see. Maybe this would be a
good time to gather a group and come together,
family, circle, study group, neighbors, a wonderful
Advent send off.
Thank you to all women of East who have helped in
any way this year, there are so many things that get
done around the churches, and you are responsible
for much of this work. If you are wondering who
does some of these things, ask a few questions,
we have an Altar Guild, Stewardship committee, and
helpful people who keep things moving.
Thank you to a whole group of folks who made it
possible for us to have a new range in the upper
church kitchen. We need this for the meals we serve
on sewing days, and one oven had quit, so,
magically, a new one appeared, thanks to the Aagot
Borge Fund and the Repyaks, and a few other folks
who did research and helped out.
Blessings to you as you prepare for the waiting of
Advent and the coming of Christ who brought light to
our world of darkness.
Gathered by God
coming! Bible study author Kay Ward, a bishop in The
Moravian Church, has invited nine women from the Old
Testament, several from the New Testament, and a
handful of women she knows to stop in for a visit.
They will be companions with us each month, long
enough for us to get to know them and to also get to
know ourselves a bit better. Their stories will draw
us into Bible study, worship with the Psalms, and
opportunities to tell our own stories. Ward was
elected to be a bishop in the Moravian Unity in
1998, the first woman to be chosen in its 550 years
of history. She has served as a parish pastor, and
in 2006 retired as professor and administrator of
Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. Kay
has written three collections of essays and lives in
a log cabin with her husband in central Wisconsin.
Click here for more information.
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
2013 WELCA Handbook
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