NEWS YOU CAN USE

FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!

Sunday School will start every week in the Family Life Center with music before heading downstairs to their classrooms.
3’s, 4’s & Kindergarten will explore a story in their classrooms.

1st-5th grade - will explore the Fruit of the Spirit. 

Confirmation (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) – Small group classes will be at 9:15AM in the basement room 101.  Today’s teachings will be on Thomas: The Zealous Fool.

HS Youth Group – Will help assist at the 10:30AM worship service.  We will meet in the Conference Room at 10:15AM.

Adult Faith Formation - Sunday, April 27 come and compare the Biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection.A.M.

WHY DON'T THE RESURRECTION STORIES AGREE IN THE GOSPELS?

In Matthew, an angel appeared to Mary Magdalene & the “other” Mary.

In Mark, one young man appeared to three women.

In Luke, two men in “dazzling garments” appeared to a group of women.

In John, two angels in white appeared to Mary Magdalene. 

What are we to make of this? Which one is correct?  Well…all of them…in one way or another.  Join us as we look at the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Sunday morning at 9:15 in Room 113 on April 27 & May 4.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU?   "FAITH FOOD"

Come feed your faith Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 in Room 113 (downstairs). 

As warmer weather approaches, the Adult Faith Formation Team is hoping you will partake of the interesting and meaningful variety of topics to “feed” and build up your faith.

On April 27th and May 4th explore the contrasting accounts of Jesus’ resurrection.
May 18th, come and join Pastor Jack Finney as he presents “Discerning God’s Will – Listening to your Heart’s Desire”.

Discover “Lay Ministry” with Len Lane on June 1.

The opportunities for growth through learning and sharing will be interspersed with times of fellowship to feed the soul. Come every Sunday or as your schedule permits.

FIRST COMMUNION!!!

All 5th Graders (and parents/grandparents/fun adults) are invited to join a Communion Instruction Day in preparation for receiving their First Communion!

Instructional days are: Saturday, April 26th OR Saturday, May 10th – both from 9:30am-Noon.  The First Communion Day will be Sunday, May 11th 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 21 to the church office at 838-3184.

I look forward to meeting you at the table!  Pastor Kelli

SPRING IS A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS - NEW MEMBER CLASSES ARE STARTING SOON

Wondering if membership is for you? New Member Classes are the place to make new friends and check out MLC missions and ministries in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Attendance doesn’t obligate you to join.

The next New Member Session options are:

On Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M
Or, Sunday, April 27 & May 4 from 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

Please contact Huldah Ellestad to reserve a spot, or for more details.

2014 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!

Save the Date for this summer’s VBS: Weird Animals!  Sunday, July 20th – Thursday, July 24th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  More information coming soon!!!

MLC TALENT SHOW

The Froggy Bottom Boys Video from our talent show. It will take a couple of minutes to download. Enjoy, it is great.

COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS

Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the March 25th "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 FOR MARCH 25TH

Council Minutes reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the March 25th "Council Minutes".  Please contact a member of the church council for more details.

CHURCH COUNCIL

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 office@mcfarlandlutheran.org.

"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 clanderud@mcfarlandlutheran.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. 

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5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, WI 53558

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April 19, 2014

April 12, 2014

April 5, 2014

 

 

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SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Findorff has provided a new update sheet, a copy of which is posted on the temporary walls in the  Gathering Space and also in the main hallway.  You can also view the update for April 13, 2014.  We give thanks to God for the good progress made on the new Sanctuary!

Stop by and take a look! Findorff is planning to remove the floor in the old Sanctuary very soon. Thanks be to God, for this renovation ministry!

For the safety of all, it is very important that no one is allowed to enter the construction site, without authorization from Findorff.  When it is safe to do so, Findorff will provide opportunities for guided tours for the congregation.

Let us worship the Lord with gladness, and give thanks for his steadfast love! (Psalm 100:2)

FINDORFF BI-WEEKLY UPDATES

March 30, 2014

April 13, 2014

ARCHITECT PRESENTATION

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!

March 17th Congregation Listening Session Presentation

March 17th Congregation Listening Session Meeting Notes

Video of the Architect's rendition of the new Worship Space

Sanctuary Building Committee Contact Information

Sanctuary Building Committee Update for 2013 Annual Meeting

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Called to Grow: Worship the Lord with Gladness!

We have broken ground on our new Sanctuary, and the construction is off to a great start. Thanks be to God! God has blessed our congregation with generous gifts and faithful hearts to make this renovation possible. God is not just renovating our building—God is renewing our work together to witness and serve in the name of Christ!

Now that the construction has begun, our leadership is asking the congregation to support a campaign for special items that will be part of the new worship space. These items include a new altar, pulpit, baptismal font, pew chairs, video screens, and other features that will help us to worship the Lord with joy and thanksgiving. These special items are not included in the “nuts-and-bolts” of the construction budget.

This Special Appeal Campaign—“Called to Grow: Worship the Lord with Gladness”—will begin on Sunday, April 27. All of the special appeal items will be posted on a tag board in the Gathering Space, and congregational members will be invited to take a tag and make a donation to help enhance the new Sanctuary. These one-time gifts will be above and beyond what has already been pledged through the 3-year Capital Campaign. Gifts can be made in honor of or in memory of loved ones.

Bill Langel, chair, and the members of the Building Committee; Sandy Chalmers and Joe Schwartz, the Capital Campaign Co-Chairs; members of the Church Council; and Pastors Tim and Kelli thank you for your generous support of our new worship space. The faithful giving by congregational members and friends is a witness to the Holy Spirit moving in our midst!

We invite you to continue your support by contributing toward this Special Appeal, beginning April 27. Together, we will worship God with gladness, give thanks for our crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ, and serve in his way of love!

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come into God’s presence with a song!”
(Psalm 100:2)

Following is some of the material utilized during the Capital Campaign:
 

Case Statement

Brochure

Devotional 

Video of the Architect's rendition of the new Worship Space