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.
Click here for more information about
Click here for more
Gather Bible Studies.
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Peace Circle will present a Valentine Brunch after
service on Sunday, February 14. All are invited to
attend. The menu includes pancakes, Canadian
Bacon, and applesauce. There is no ticket price,
just an offering of your choice. Come and share
food and fellowship. If anyone would like to help
with the dishes afterward, you are welcome in the
Our next Pin and Sew day
is scheduled for Thursday, February 4 at 9 AM. We
will have a pot luck lunch at noon, followed by a
business meeting and Bible Study. All are
welcome. We can find jobs for everyone. It's a fun
time, and we hope to get a good amount of quilts
done for Lutheran World Relief. We will be hosted by
Light Circle on this day.
Thank you to our faithful
folks who delivered Meals on Wheels on those cold
January days. Your help is so much appreciated.
Our next delivery dates will be warmer, I'm almost
sure- we'll be delivering on weekdays from April 18
to 29th. Volunteers are welcome.
Thank you to Peace Circle
and Volunteers, for the funeral serving work last
month. There is a list of volunteers for this
work in our yearly booklet (page 26), and if you
would like to be included in that list, let me know,
or Julie in the office. Speaking of the booklet,
there are extra copies in the kitchen if you would
And thank you to all of
you who do the important work for the family at
East: Circles, Altar Guild, cleaning, repairs, and
much more. We need everyone's help to keep 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