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ADMINISTRATOR POSITION OPENING
The church is seeking a full-time Administrator to work primarily with Child Life Ministries (CLM) (click for revised position description). Mail resumes to the church office, or email email@example.com.
MLC NURSERY ATTENDANT OPENING
MLC has an opening for a nursery attendant(s) to serve on Sunday mornings from 7:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. This position is suitable for anyone who loves children: young adults, young parent/s, grandparent/s, etc. Perhaps you know someone in the congregation who would like to share this position with you – which would increase job flexibility.
FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
Sunday School will start every week in the Sanctuary with music before heading downstairs to their classrooms.
3’s, 4’s & Kindergarten will explore a story in their classrooms..
1st -5th Grade will begin exploring the story about the Woman at the Well (John 4).
Confirmation (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) – We will have small group classes at 9:15 A.M. in Room 101 in the basement. Today’s lesson is: “Why does God let bad things happen?””
HS Youth Group – Sunday, April 26th, at 10:30 A.M. in the conference room. All high school students are welcome. We will learn from the Good Shepherd.
Adult Faith Formation – Sunday, April 26th, the Apostles went out boldly to spread the Good News of Christ. Let their faith-filled “actions” inspire you. Next week, the apostles are a worthy model of strong and steadfast faith for us to emulate. Room 113.
Face Time – Meet other parents in the Family Life Center at 9:15 a.m. for faith-filled conversation.
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
With "Growing Disciples - Growing Faith" we tried to help open the door to talking with your family about "God stuff" through brief posts about God, the Bible, and prayer. This was a trial-run during the season of Lent. Let one of the pastors know if these posts were useful for your family and if you would like to keep seeing them. Easter blessings to God's growing disciples of all ages!
ADULT FAITH FORMATION SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:15 IN ROOM 113
The book of Acts is our best account of the birth and growth of the Christian church.
In the first chapters of Acts, Luke gives an account of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit and of the beginning of evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem, and to the Roman Empire. As the book of Acts continues, the Good News spread first to the Jews and then to Gentiles, in large part, due to the missionary journeys of Paul and his companions.
- Have you shared the gospel at the urging of the Holy Spirit?
Be inspired by the Acts of the Apostles, and let them serve as a link between Christ’s life and your life.
Sunday, April 26th, and Sunday, May 3rd: Acts for Everyone
All 5th Graders (plus their parents/grandparents/fun adults) are invited to join a Communion Instruction Day in preparation for receiving their First Communion!
Instructional days are: Saturday, April 25th OR Saturday, May 2nd – both from 9:30 A.M.-Noon. The First Communion Day will be Sunday, May 3rd at the 10:30 service.
If you are a 5th Grader and want to attend one of the instructional sessions, please RSVP by Monday, April 20th to the church office at 838-3184.
We look forward to meeting you at the table!
NEW WELCOMING COMMITEE
Based on feedback from listening sessions in January, the Church Council is starting a new initiative to form a Welcoming Committee. You are invited to participate in the first meeting of this new ministry on Sunday, May 3, at 9:15 a.m. in the office conference room (210).
The role of the Welcoming Committee is to develop strategies to invite new and inactive members to be part of our faith community. The committee would oversee working groups that would organize events and ministries to tell others about our congregation and create visibility in the wider community. The Council has been visioning about different ways this could happen, but now we need a group of people to run with the ideas! You could help out on one of the outreach events, or be part of the coordinating work on the Welcoming Committee, or both. Thanks for your consideration to be involved in this new venture! Hope to see you on May 3rd!
If you have any questions, please talk with a Council member or one of the pastors.
May the Holy Spirit continue to enlighten and empower our ministry in Jesus’ name!
DATE STONE INSTALLED ON MAY 3RD
The date stone for our new Sanctuary and time capsule will be installed on Sunday, May 3, at 9 a.m. We will end the 8 a.m. worship service a few minutes early and gather outside the canopy entrance near Marsh Road for the installation of the stone. Join us as we celebrate the presence and life of our foundation, Jesus Christ! (See 1 Corinthians 3:11)
MLC GARDEN PLOTS AVAILABLE
There are several garden plots available in MLC garden behind church. The plots are 12x12 ft. Each plot cost $10, with each additional plot $5 is you take more than one. Please contact Dawn Bolstad if interested. #332-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
2015 Vacation Bible School
ARE YOU CREATIVE? VBS COULD USE YOUR HELP!
Vacation Bible School is in a couple of months and we’re getting ready! If you would like to help create the set and make decorations – please join us! We are meeting every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. in Room 122 (the Noah’s Ark room). Come only once or come every week! Hope to see you there!
PICTURE DIRECTORY UPDATE
The MLC Picture Directories are still in the production stage, so keep watching for updates.
FACE TIME: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PARENTING AND FAITH
Mark your calendars for a new ministry opportunity for parents of young children. Pastor Tim invites you to a new group on Sundays during the 9:15 A.M. faith formation time. Come and bring your insights, questions and topics you would like to discuss!
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!
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WHEN....
- A member of your family is admitted to the hospital so that visits can be made
COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS
Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the March 24th "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 March 24th "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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SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE
HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY
The Worship Center is equipped with a Hearing Loop. A hearing loop helps persons who have hearing aids or Cochlear implants, that are equipped with programmable, pre-amplified and/or automatic T-coils, hear sounds from a PA system directly and clearly in the hearing aids, because it reduces or cuts out background noise.
Most behind-the-ear hearing aids, and all but the smallest of custom in-the-ear instruments, can be equipped with a T-coil. Sometimes this T-coil is installed inside your instrument but not activated. Some are equipped with the Mic plus T-coil setting or MT. This setting lets you hear a combination of sound all around you and the hearing loop.
When you switch your hearing aid to “T” setting the hearing aid’s microphone is switched off. This allows you to only hear the signal from the hearing loop while reducing background noise and eliminating feedback (whistling).
When your instrument is set to “MT” you will hear a combination of sounds around you (picked up by the microphone) and signal from the “T-coil”. This setting can be used in church as it allows you to hear the person sitting beside you and hear the signal from the hearing loop.
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 receivers, headphones, earbuds & over the ear units (along with instructions) available at the Welcome/Information desk in the Gathering Space.
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: