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.
LWR: Where 2016 Donations Went
Dear Friends at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church,
Greetings from Lutheran World Relief! We’re so thankful for your
partnership, and for your energy and enthusiasm for this ministry. You may
already have spotted in your online Tracker record that your Mission Quilts
went to Georgia. Your donations departed our warehouse on July 13, 2016.
Personal Care Kits, School Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Mission Quilts will be
distributed to an estimated 25,000 people. Read
the whole story on page 9 of the November newsletter:
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
Click here for more
Gather Bible Studies.
for LWR School Kits
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& Sew Ladies Making Quilts!
Did you know... that not only do the women
make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, they also
give a quilt to children of EKLC at their Baptism,
they also have a supply of quilts to give to those
in our community that could use the loving care &
warmth of a quilt. The ladies also pray together
over the knitted & crocheted shawls for the EKLC
Prayer Shawl Ministry. God Bless the faithful women
of EKLC sharing your gifts. (Pictures taken by Diane
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Many thanks to all who have been serving our
congregation this month, at a funeral, and all the
other duties, to Steadfast Circle for all of their
work, and to Pastor Brenda and Julie, who worked so
hard to make our Holy Week and Easter Services so
outstanding. Thanks to those who helped with the
Skaalen Quilt Faire, working there, bringing food,
or enjoying the quilts and hopefully winning one of
the great baskets that were put together for the
Faire. Peace Circle is on deck for May, and will
host the monthly meeting with Pin and Sew. As usual,
we gather any time after 8 AM, have coffee
mid-morning, and share pot luck lunch at noon. Our
business meeting follows. We will also have an extra
sewing day on May 18, from 8 to noon. Some of us may
go out to lunch after the morning's work.
Thank you to all of our
faithful Meals on Wheels folks!
Here is the May delivery
Mon. 5/15 & Tue. 5/16 Judy Rusch
Wed. 5/17 Beverly Lien
Thur. 5/18 & 5/19 Don and Eileen Hoehn
Mon. 5/22 & Tue. 5/23 Ron Anderson
Wed. 5/24, Harriet Eikland
Thurs. 5/25 & Fri. 5/26 Bea Householder
and Marge Stach
Thank you to all of you
for doing the deliveries again. Our next schedule
will be in August. We are sending a couple of boxes
of knitted and crocheted baby blankets to Global
Health Ministries, via Eric and Sabra, our Synod
Assembly delegates, mostly made by Beverly. Thank
you for that.
Enjoy the springtime, God
Bless you all.
Did you know that
Lutherdale Has a Travel Ministry?
From experience, the Martin Luther exhibit tour to
Minneapolis was well done, and enjoyable Here's the
list for next year. Wouldn't it be fun to get a
group from East to go to something together?
Deposit due with
registration to Lutherdale Travel Ministry N7891 US
Hwy 12, Elkhorn, WI 53121
More info available from church office and bulletin
board in narthex.
Passion Play at Xavier Performing Arts Center
in Appleton. $89/person
Isle of Palms Beach Vacation, Charleston,
SC $1,195 per person/dbl also May 3-12, same trip
Bikes, Beer and the Brown Bottle in
Milwaukee $97/person Harley Museum and lots of
Caskets and Caramels in Dubuque $97/person
Silver Campers Day @ Lutherdale dates TBD
Lancaster and Philadelphia PA
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet, IL
Show Trip to Branson, MO $689/person/dbl
Christmas Stars at Xavier Performing Arts
Center, Appleton $82
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