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ADMINISTRATOR TO WORK WITH CHILD LIFE MINISTRIES AND THE CHURCH OFFICE
The church is seeking a full-time Administrator to work with Child Life Ministries and the church office. Click on position description to see details. Mail resumes to the church office, or email email@example.com.
FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
Sunday School, Confirmation, & HS Yoiuth Group - There will be no classes over Christmas Break. We look forward to restarting our regular class schedules on January 4, 2015!
Adult Faith Formation - Sunday, December 21st, discover the moving stories behind your favorite Christmas hymns in Room 113. Next Sunday, there is no Adult Faith Formation, enjoy fellowship in the gathering area.
THEN SINGS MY SOUL 2
Are you humming your favorite Christmas hymns during the day? Have you been yearning to sing some of your Christmas favorites? Come sing with us; come hear the story behind what may be your favorite Christmas hymn! Let you spirit find new joy during his season of Advent!
Sunday, December 21, at 9:15 in the Faith Formation session in Room 113.
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS WORSHIP!
You are invited to worship with us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s Son. On December 24th, Christmas Eve, the service times will be 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. All of these services will include Holy Communion and lighting of candles during “Silent Night.” On Christmas Day, we will have one service of Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Join our sharing of the Good News: Christ is born today!
The worship services on December 27th & 28th will be the regular schedule, Saturday at 5:00 p.m., and 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
RISE UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Thank you for all who have so generously pledged financial support for our operating ministry budget for 2015! Thank you for all who made special end-of-the-year offerings to God in support of our mission! Extra pledge forms are available at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Space, or at the church office during the week. Your pledges and offerings help us to share the light of Christ and make a difference in the lives of those around us. God has blessed our faith community in so many ways! Thank you!
FACE TIME: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PARENTING AND FAITH
Mark your calendars for a new ministry opportunity for parents of young children. Pastor Tim will be beginning a new group on Sunday, January 11, during the 9:15 a.m. faith formation time. Come and bring your insights, questions and topics you would like to discuss! [paragraph next page]
Get a treat, something warm to drink, and join the group in the Family Life Center. We will meet around tables set up near the doors to the Gathering Space. The usual bible class will meet downstairs in room 113 at the same time. All are welcome at either place!
NEW MEMBER SESSIONS STARTING IN JANUARY
Have you thought about becoming a member of MLC, or do you know someone who may be interested? Come to a membership information session and learn more about McFarland Lutheran. This is a great way to explore possibilities, as well as an opportunity to meet some really nice people! We will look at: Lutheran basics, the ministry & mission of McFarland Lutheran Church, MLC history, being stewards of gifts, and we’ll take a tour of MLC.
The next New Member Session options are:
Nursery service is available. To sign up for a class, and to arrange nursery care, please contact Huldah Ellestad at 838-3184 ext108, or, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WHEN....
- A member of your family is admitted to the hospital so that visits can be made
Our congregation has experienced many changes in worship over the past ten or so years: six or more changes in pastoral leadership, changes in music leaders for the contemporary service, changes in leadership for the traditional service, changes in worship times for the Sunday morning services, change in location for the traditional service for the past months, and soon, change in location for all worship services, including the Saturday evening service.
Changes are difficult for many people, and, change upon change can do damage. The Worship Planning Team believes that now is the time to think about where we are, and where we are going, and how we can best get there together.
We of the Worship Planning Team, in early 2015, will be asking you to tell us of any concerns, comments, and opinions that you have as we go forward worshiping in our new space at our current worship times.
Until then, feel free to voice your concerns with any of the team: Pastor Tim Dean, Deb Nygaard, Bonnie Dirks, Chris Malueg, Daryl Rupnow, Marilyn Vandeberg, Carrol Vollmer, Keith Voelker, Council Liaison; and/or Len Lane, Team Chair.
COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS
Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the December 16th "Minutes in Seconds". When approved, the official minutes will be posted on our web site and in the church newsletter. Please contact a member of the church council for more details.
Council Minutes reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the October 28th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.
Click on, Council Contact Information to see a list of the Council Members and contact information. Please contact them with any of your ideas or concerns.
NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL
Would you prefer the MLC newsletter to come via email? Send your request by email to email@example.com.
"LIKE" MCFARLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH!
We now have an active Facebook page, complete with photos and announcements of upcoming events. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Landerud at firstname.lastname@example.org or 838-3184.
Sharing God's Word,
Showing God's Love,
Serving God's World
We hope this website will help introduce you to McFarland Lutheran Church. We are a wonderful mix of children, parents, grandparents, teachers, government workers, trades people, business people, homemakers, health professionals, artists and entrepreneurs claimed by God’s love through Holy Baptism. Some love golfing, some love hunting, some love fishing, some love camping, others love music, the arts and curling up with a good book.
We gather weekly to laugh together, cry together, and support one another as we worship, share fellowship, and receive training as disciples of Jesus Christ. We are sent from our gatherings renewed in faith to reach out and serve our neighbors both here and around the world.
Office - 608-838-3184
Fax - 608-838-7207
how to find us
5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, WI 53558
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Audio of Sunday Services
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SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE
PEW CHAIR UPDATE
Thanks be to God! We have 390 pew chairs now in our new Sanctuary! In early 2015, we are expecting 30 chairs with arms for our Gathering Area, and an additional 10 chairs with arms to be placed in the Sanctuary. Also in early 2015, Northland Church Furniture will be coming to install book/card racks on the back of every pew chair in the Sanctuary. Thanks be to God, that our new pew chairs arrived in time for Christmas worship! Joy to the Lord!
HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY
The Worship Center is equipped with a Hearing Loop for use with hearing aids, Cochlear devices and for anyone who would appreciate a little extra assistance to hear. Most modern devices will automatically connect & receive sound, older model hearing aids may have a T switch that you can turn on.
If you are not able to connect with the Loop, or don’t have a hearing aid, but would like a little extra assistance to hear, there are Hearing Loop Receivers, head phones and ear buds available near the welcome/information desk in the Gathering Space.
The receivers work best in a vertical/upright position. The receiver can be placed in a breast pocket or use the attached neck cord. Plug the headphones or earbuds into the jack at the top of the receiver. Slowly turn the volume control until it clicks “on”. The two LED lights will flash briefly when the unit is turned on. Adjust volume control to a comfortable level.
DEDICATION BOOKLETS AVAILABLE
We give thanks to God for the wonderful blessing of the new Sanctuary, and for the Dedication worship we shared on Sunday, December 7th! We have extra copies of the Dedication booklet, if you have not picked up one yet. They are also there for you to give away to family members or people connected to our congregation who have moved away. Thank you to Andrea Wendorf, for her wonderful gift of designing the booklet! Let us continue to worship the Lord with gladness! (Psalm 100:2)
FINDORFF BI-WEEKLY UPDATES
The presentation made by our architect, Paul Barribeau, at the congregational listening session on March 17 and meeting notes are available on this website (see below).. If you weren't able to attend the presentation in person, you can read it online or download and read it. May God continue to guide our journey toward a new house of prayer!
Following is some of the material utilized during the Capital Campaign: