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
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“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
Dear Women of East, I'm not sure how it got to be
the end of November already, and the year is mostly
over, so thank you for all that you have done
throughout the year. Thanks to the kind person who
made three quilt tops of the squares that were in
the Narthex. More squares will appear for some
more tops. These are put together on Pin and Sew
days, which are always open to everyone who likes to
be crafty, or can make knots. Our next Pin and Sew
Day will be on Thursday, January 8," God willing and
the creek don't rise", or more likely the snow! We
begin around 9, break for coffee, break for pot luck
lunch, then meeting and Bible Study. Thanks to
everyone who comes to help.
The Meals on Wheels Delivery schedule is as follows:
Monday and Tuesday, Dec; 15 and 16 Don and Eileen
Hoehn Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 17 and
18, Marge Stach & Bea Householder Friday, Dec.
19, Wilma Furseth
Monday and Tuesday, Dec 22 and 23, Judy Rusch
Wednesday, Dec 23rd, Ron Anderson Thursday and
Friday, Dec.25 and 26 Susan Kaare. Thanks to all
of you for taking on this task in this busy
Thankofferings were collected on November 23rd to
help in the work of the Women of the ELCA. Thanks
to those who helped with that offering. Lefse
making will take place on Saturday, November 29, so
sign up to come and help, and learn, or teach.
Christmas Brunch will happen on Saturday, December
6, at 9:30 AM. Invitations are extended to all women
of East. We will eat together, hear again the
Christmas story, and sing Christmas carols. Child
care will be provided by kid care extraordinaire
Jenna, so we hope to welcome women of all ages. We
will finish in time for you to get to Country
Christmas in Cambridge for the afternoon. Again,
thanks to all who have worked so hard to keep things
going around the church. We are the church
Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas,
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.
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