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
Women of East News
Women of the ELCA Communications
When you read this I will be back from our Triennial
Gathering in Charlotte. I will report on that at our
September meeting, scheduled for Thursday, September
5 at 2 PM in the Lower Church Friendship Hall. The
program will be an introduction to the new Bible
Study, and a good time for all of us to get together
We will have an additional sewing morning on
Thursday, August 7, 8-12 AM in the Upper Church
Sewing Room. Everyone is invited to come and get in
on the fun. We'll have a coffee break mid-morning as
all good Norwegians do, and those who wish can go
out to lunch at noon.
Christian Fish Fry is October 7.. Sign up later, and
money to Jo Lee.
Hope you are all having a great summer.
God Bless you.
Gathered by God
coming! Bible study author Kay Ward, a bishop in The
Moravian Church, has invited nine women from the Old
Testament, several from the New Testament, and a
handful of women she knows to stop in for a visit.
They will be companions with us each month, long
enough for us to get to know them and to also get to
know ourselves a bit better. Their stories will draw
us into Bible study, worship with the Psalms, and
opportunities to tell our own stories. Ward was
elected to be a bishop in the Moravian Unity in
1998, the first woman to be chosen in its 550 years
of history. She has served as a parish pastor, and
in 2006 retired as professor and administrator of
Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. Kay
has written three collections of essays and lives in
a log cabin with her husband in central Wisconsin.
Click here for more information.
East Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2014 WELCA Handbook
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