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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Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Thank you to everyone who brought
in school supplies. We were able to pack 138
backpacks for Lutheran World Relief, and there is
also a box for Cambridge Schools. God's work, Our
hands. Confirmation youth will help pack, seal, and
weigh the boxes containing the school kits, sewing
kits, health kits, and quilts. Thanks to them, and
thanks to Heidi Woodstock and her family for
delivering these items to the train yard on October
1. God's work, our hands.
There will soon be packets of fabric squares to be
found in the narthex, for assembly by someone who
has a bit of time and likes to sew. Just sew them
together to make a quilt top and return them.
We'll take it from there.
There will be a lefse making day on Saturday,
November 19, (more information next month). Please
plan to participate.
Thanks to Joy Circle for duties in September, and
Light Circle who will be handling October,
including Pin and Sew on October 6 in the Upper
Church Basement. We will work on next year's
schedule at the business meeting, so it would be
helpful if there is someone from each circle in
attendance. As usual, we begin around 9, break for
coffee, and share a pot luck lunch at noon. This is
followed by the business meeting around 1 PM.
Thanks to all those who deliver Meals on
Wheels. Your help is much appreciated. Here is our
Monday Oct. 31 Judy Rusch
Tuesday Nov. 1 Judy Rusch
Wednesday Nov. 2 Ron Anderson
Thursday Nov. 3
Nov. 4 Harriet Eikland and Beverly Lien
Nov. 7 Don and Eileen Hoehn
Tuesday Nov. 8
Don and Eileen Hoehn
Wednesday Nov. 9 Bea Householder and Marge
Thursday Nov. 10 Bea
Householder and Marge Stach
Nov. 11 Wilma Furseth
Much is going on around East Koshkonong, and the
energy and enthusiasm are making our life in faith
so interesting and fun.
God Bless you.
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
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