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.
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
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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Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
We have survived January
now, so things must be looking up. Days are
longer, sun is brighter, and hopefully the worst of
the cold is behind us for another year. We stay at
homes are brave Wisconsinites, and take whatever
mother nature throws at us, but not without
Thanks to Peace Circle for January duties, to Cheri
Lee for donating kitchen supplies, and for all who
helped keep East running this month.
Here is the February schedule for Meals on Wheels
delivery. with thanks to all of these folks.
Monday, February 6: Judy
Tuesday, February 7: Don and Eileen Hoehn
Wednesday, February 8: Don and Eileen Hoehn
Thursday, February 9: Judy Rusch
Friday, February 10: Beverly Lien
Monday, February 13: Harriet Eikland
Tuesday February 14: Ron Anderson
Wednesday, February 15: Ron Anderson
Thursday February 16 and Friday,
February 17: Marge Stach and Bea Householder
Thanks again. Our next schedule will be weekdays,
May 15 thru 26. Please let me know if you would
like to help in this important work.
Our next Pin and Sew Day will be on Thursday,
February 2, beginning by 9 AM. Joy Circle is our
hostess that day, and we will have a morning coffee
break, and share a potluck lunch before our business
meeting. Come on over to the basement in the Upper
Church and join in the fun.
Thank you to all who made special trips to Skaalen
this month to help with events during our “Church of
the Month” gig. Some things got cancelled because of
the weather, but volunteers helped with popcorn,
bingo, and other things, and we provided special
music @ worship on Sundays. Those who shared their
musical talents include: Andrew Severson, Senior
Choir, Holly & Maggie Loomis, Vicki Schuh and Aryel
Beck. We appreciate your help and so does Skaalen.
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