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East Koshkonong
Lutheran Church, ELCA


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

454 East Church Road
Cambridge, WI 53523

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Women of the ELCA


Purpose Statement
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 (WELCA)
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 evening,

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 Elementary!

What's In A Name?
Café is an electronic magazine for young women who want to build Community, participate in Advocacy, strengthen Faith, and strive toward Enlightenment (CAFE!). 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.
Our new URL,, 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 of Café.

East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2014 WELCA Handbook

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WELCA Handbook

Gather Magazine 2015-2016
Gather MagazineGather, 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.

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Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
May, 2016
Thanks to all of you who provided supplies for the Newborn and Hospice Kits that we are taking to Synod Assembly. As I write this I don't have a final count, but we may get close to 100 kits, and a couple of boxes of baby blankets that Beverly has been collecting. Your generosity is overwhelming sometimes. You are truly appreciated.

Several of us made a day of the Skaalen Quilt Show in Stoughton in April. Our Fun and Done quilt was among the offerings there, and it really looked quite good hanging there. It's not fancy. but the colors turned out very well. Thanks to the women who put this together, especially Marilyn and Sue, who orchestrated the whole thing. You may get a chance to take it home, as it will be sold sometime later this year. Check the church Facebook page for a picture. 
Thanks to every one of our Meals on Wheels deliverers for doing those chores in April. Our next stint is weekdays, July 25th thru August 5th. Please  let me know your choice of days for that. I will start scheduling whenever you start volunteering.  
The Christian Fish Fry and concert is scheduled for  Tuesday, August 9. Check your calendars and be ready to sign up to attend. It's always a fun outing for any who would like to go. Tuesday, August 9, arrival time 10:30 at the Fireside. Cost is $38.50 which includes tip. Sign-up and pay later to Sue Repyak.    
The Habitat for Humanity build dates are now on our calendars, and we are also thinking about meals for  our people who will be working on those days.   Trevor Gunderson, sandwich guru extraordinaire (he owns a couple of Jimmy John's restaurants in the Sun Prairie area), has volunteered to provide sandwiches for those 4 days, and we will need a few volunteers to take chips and bars and beverages to go along. We'll need a coordinator for each of the days, I think, who can orchestrate that. Any volunteers??? This Habitat thing is getting exciting!!!
Our next Pin and Sew is at the upper church (basement, of course), on Thursday, May 5 hosted by Joy Circle. We begin around 9, break for coffee, and share a  pot luck lunch at noon, followed by our business meeting. We have also scheduled an extra sewing morning for Thursday, May 19th. This one begins at 8, has a coffee break, and concludes at noon. Sometimes some of us go out for lunch following our work. Come and join us. We can find jobs for all.  
Pastor Brenda took the confirmation kids to the Upper Church basement to see the layout of quilt making, and we are happy to share the work with any and all who would like to come and learn. When school is out, maybe some of the kids would like to come and help. And older kids, too.

As usual, thanks go to all of you who so generously share your gifts with the church and the community
God bless you all,
Communicator Carolyn

Let’s Knit & Crochet Baby Blankets!
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