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 (men are invited to read this,
Thanks to Jo Lee for making the arrangements for our
outing at the Fireside. We had fun getting
together for this meal and music.
Our next Pin and Sew will be Thursday, November 6 at
9 AM. We will work on quilts, (tying knots is
easy, so come even if you never have before), take a
coffee break, share a pot luck lunch, and have a
business meeting. We will be working on the
schedule and book for next year, so we need someone
from each circle to join us for input. We'll have
Bible Study, if there are folks who wish to
Our next Meals on Wheels schedule is for weekdays
December 15 to 26. People are hurrying to get their
favorite day, so contact me soon to get on the
schedule. 608-423-4048 or
There will be a lefse workshop again this year.
See the note elsewhere in this letter. Plan to
join us to learn how, or hone your skills. And/or
bring cash to make purchases the following day.
Peace circle will host a Christmas brunch on
Saturday, December 6 at 9:30 AM. All are invited
to attend. There will be food, carol singing, a
short program, and a nursery will be provided for
children whose moms would like to join us.
Saturday morning will be a time working folks could
join us, and we would love to see you there.
Thanks to all of you for all you do for East
Koshkonong. It takes a village, after all, to
accomplish most anything.
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.
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