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’s Christmas Brunch
December 3 at 9:30am
Christmas music, quilt drawing, food and
Women of East Koshkonong
News from the Church Basement Ladies
Next up, 2017!!!
But to follow up on 2016, thanks are in order for
many things done for East Koshkonong Church. Thanks
The guys who updated the bathrooms in the Upper
Church basement, Peace Circle for the Wonderful
Christmas Brunch and other duties in December. And
repeat for January! Everyone who helped to serve the
funerals in December. Light Circle and all who
helped set up and decorate the tree in the
sanctuary. Linda for the decorating all over the
church. Those who provided gifts for Alden Estates,
and Marilyn who organized that this year. Wilma and
others providing gifts for Skaalen residents.
Everyone whose generosity makes all of this
possible. People who have delivered Meals on Wheels
to fulfill our commitment to the community.
Our next Meals on Wheels delivery schedule will be
weekdays from February 6 through 17. Please let me
know what day or two you would do these
deliveries at 423-4048 or email@example.com.
Thanks for your help.
There have been many funerals lately, and one of our
commitments is to provide a meal following the
service if needed. Just a reminder, if the deceased
has some affiliation with a circle, that group is
asked first if they are able to take the
responsibility, If not, the funeral serving group
takes the reins, and volunteers do this. There is a
list in the Women of the ELCA booklet for women,
and other volunteers are always appreciated.
East is designated Church of the Month at Skaalen
for January. We have special music for their Sunday
Services, thanks to Andrew Severson, Vicki Schuh and
the choir, Holly and Maggie Loomis, and Aryel
Beck. There is a sheet on our bulletin board in
the basement for volunteers needed for activities
and birthday gifts. Your help would be
There will be no regular Pin and Sew day in January,
as we usually need to cancel because of weather. If
we schedule a different day, we'll let you know.
Best wishes for a wonderful new
God Bless you.
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