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.
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.
Click here for more information about
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Gather Bible Studies.
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Thank you so much to all of you who provided parts
for the Hospice and Newborn Kits that we took to
Synod Assembly. Totals of the ingathering were
922 Hospice Kits, 544 Newborn Kits, and 91
blankets. Since our supplies went in 2 different
vehicles, I have only totals for the kits. East
Koshkonong supplied 90 kits (about 75 of these were
newborn kits), and 22 baby blankets. These things
came from 30 congregations, of the 140 some
congregations in our Synod.
Thank you so much for your generosity. The Assembly
itself was very interesting. Please see Marilyn's
report article in this issue of the newsletter.
Quilt making is coming right along this year, and we
can always use help. Next Sewing Day will be
Thursday, June 2 at 9 AM, with potluck lunch at
noon. Light Circle is our host. Please come if you
are available, and join in the fun. Knot tying is
not a difficult sport, and can be easily learned.
Another sewing morning is June 16, from 8 AM to
noon, and does not include lunch. This event is for
all ages and genders, so come if you haven't
before, and let's see how much we can accomplish.
There are two events scheduled at Skaalen this
summer, a salad luncheon on June 28th (bring your
favorite salad to share), and the Ice Cream Social
on Sunday, August 21.
Our Fireside outing is scheduled for Tuesday, August
9. Sue Repyak will be taking reservations and money,
which is $38.50, which includes lunch, Christian
Concert, and tip.
Our next Meals on Wheels work is scheduled for
weekdays from July 25 thru August 5. I am taking
volunteers now so please let me know when you can
help. 608-423-4048 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Early birds have already spoken, so let's get the
schedule filled. Thank you so much for your help.
Thank you to all for all that you do to keep things
rolling at East Koshkonong. Many hands help make
the work light. Keep in touch about our latest
work, Habitat for Humanity, help is always needed
for this, builders as well as food suppliers.
Enjoy the summer,
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