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
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.
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Gather Bible Studies.
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
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
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
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
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
God bless you all,
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