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
Women of East News
Women of the ELCA Communications
Where did the summer go? It can’t be time for school
to start again already!
Women of East put in
several extra sewing days, and came up with more
than a dozen extra quilts to send to Lutheran World
Relief. Thank you to all of you who helped with that
sewing and tying. We will meet in September on
Thursday the 4th at 2 PM in Fellowship Hall in the
lower church to begin our season in a traditional
way. Light circle will be our hosts, and we will
learn about the Bible Study for this year,
“Transforming Life and Faith.” Please plan to join
us there. Note to Peace circle- we will all try to
attend this September afternoon meeting instead of
our regular time in September.
We are collecting school
supplies for the school kits to send to Lutheran
World Relief. Please bring any of these that you are
able to supply to church, and we will find a time to
do the packing. The list of needed supplies is found
in the Women of the ELCA yearly booklet If you do
not have one, ask Julie at the office, or find one
in the narthex. Shipping day is Saturday, October 4,
so we must set a time for our packing of kits and
Jo Lee is gathering
reservations for our trip to the Fireside on
Tuesday, October 7. Please have your money to her by
the end of August, or at least let her know you are
planning to attend. Cost is $34.95 for each person
attending. It’s a well known Gospel singing group,
and you are sure to enjoy that as well as the buffet
fish fry/chicken fry.
Here is the meals on
wheels schedule for our delivery dates in
September.Thanks to all of you for volunteering to
do this important work for our community.
Monday, Sept 8, and
Tuesday, the 9, Ron Anderson
Wednesday Sept. 10, and Thursday the 11, Bea
Householder and Marge Stach
Friday, Sept. 12, Wilma Furseth.
Monday, Sept 15 and
Tuesday the 16, Judy Rusch.
Wednesday, Sept 17, Beverly Lien
Thursday, Sept 18, and Friday the 19, Harriet
Our next opportunity to do
the deliveries is December 15-26. You can contact me
any time before the middle of November to grab your
choice of days!!!
Have a great September.
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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