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
And off we go, into Advent and the last month of
2015. Just being a bit philosophical here, when I
was young I never even thought of living in another
century, let alone getting more than a decade in.
Just spending a moment to be thankful for life and
health and daily food, and preparing to welcome the
Christ child who comes reminding us of our gifts of
Each year we send quilts and kits to Lutheran World
Relief, and they are rather costly to ship, so this
year, thanks to several folks, we were able to
actually pay to ship the gifts we sent.Thanks to
Linda Hanson, Alma Houfe, and the Cambridge Piggly
Wiggly (and all of you who brought in receipts from
Don't forget to get to the Christmas Brunch at 9:30
AM on Saturday, December 5 in Friendship Hall.
Bring a guest if you'd like. We'll be hosted by Joy
Circle. This is always a wonderful way to begin the
season, we'll be waiting to see you there. After the
brunch, at least one representative from each circle
is asked to stay for a brief meeting on giving away
the money in the treasury.
Several of you have lists of gifts to buy for
residents at Alden Estates and Skaalen, so please
see that they get back to church by the first week
of December so they can be taken to the appropriate
places for gifting.
We have had to cancel our January meeting so often
that this year we decided not to schedule one at
all. Our first meeting of 2016 will be Pin and Sew
on Thursday, February 4, at 9 AM.
Thanks again to our faithful delivery folks for
doing Meals on Wheels. Here is the January schedule:
Monday & Tuesday, January 11 and 12th
Don and Eileen Hoehn
Wednesday, January 13
Bud and Beverly Lien
Thursday & Friday, January 14 and 15
Monday & Tuesday, January 18 and 19
Wednesday & Thursday, January 20 and 21
Bea Householder and Marge Stach
Friday January 22
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
Thankoffering Sunday at
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The women of Joy Circle will be hosting this years
Christmas Brunch, Saturday, December 5, 9:30am.
In December we all go to the Brunch instead of
Alden Estates Gifts
Please bring gifts for Alden Estates to church by
Sunday, December 6 A box is in the narthex to
Lefse Makers: Please
Save the Date November 21, 2015!!
We will be making lefse again this year as a
fundraiser. Please bring your supplies (irons,
rolling pins, pastry cloths, turning sticks and a
batch or two of made-up dough) to friendship hall on
Saturday, November 21st. We will begin at 9:00 a.m.
and bake until we run out of dough. Lefse will be
sold after church on Sunday, November 22nd.