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ADMINISTRATOR POSITION OPENING
The church is seeking a full-time Administrator (click for position description) to work with Child Life Ministries and the church office. Mail resumes to the church office, or email email@example.com.
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 explore Holy Week and Easter (Matthew 21, 27, & 28).
Confirmation (6th, 7th & 8th Grades) – We will have small group class at 9:15AM in room 101 in the basement. Today’s lesson is: “Why are there so many different religions?”
High School Youth Group -We will have our regular HS Youth Group today at 10:30AM in the conference room. We will be studying the Gospel of Matthew and discussing what the Lenten journey means to us.
Adult Faith Formation - Sunday, February 21st, the Worship Committee invites you to share your thoughts and ideas at a Listening Session in RM 113. Next Sunday, Bonnie Dirks is back, with the 2nd part of Seasons, Symbols & Colors of the Church.
MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE
Join us for our Lenten mid-week theme of “God’s Global Church: Around the World in 40 Days.” Each Wednesday in Lent (February 25-March 25) we will hear the stories of different global ministries, including our connections to Puerto Rico, Uganda, and Liberia. We will offer songs of praise from around the world as well. Worship is at 11 A.M., with a soup lunch following, and 6:30 P.M. with a Souper Supper beginning at 5 P.M. May the Holy Spirit renew us this Lent, and strengthen our walk with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world!
Pastor and former bishop George Carlson and his spouse Solveig will be with us for the first Wednesday in Lent, February 25th, to tell about the ministry of refugee resettlement. Please join us for this faith-filled time of worship, conversation and learning!
lenten devotional available
During the season of Lent, the Faith Formation Team invites you to pick up a copy of the Lenten devotional, “There in God's Garden,” published by Luther Seminary. The devotional consists of a short, meaningful devotion and a prayer for each day during the season of Lent.
Pick one up at the name tag table or at the table in the Central Hallway.
The Worship Planning Team has written a Feedback Form so that we can hear from you regarding our worship life, as we move forward together in mission! Copies of the form are available on the table in the Gathering Space. You can drop them off at the office during the week or in the box next to the forms in the Gathering Space.
The Worship team is also planning to lead some listening sessions this weekend. On Saturday, February 21st, there will be a listening session following the 5 P.M. service. On Sunday, February 22nd, there will be a listening session at 9:15 A.M.in the downstairs conference room (113).
If you have any questions, feel free to speak to a member of our committee: Len Lane, chair; Bonnie Dirks; Chris Malueg; Deb Nygaard; Daryl Rupnow; Marilyn Vandeberg; Keith Voelker, council liaison; Carrol Vollmer; and Pastor Tim Dean.
Let us continue to worship the Lord with gladness, and be sent as witnesses to Jesus’ light and life in the world!
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
Luke 5 – Jesus asked fishermen to follow him, to be his disciples. He said that as disciples they would use the skills they already have in a brand new way. What are you good at? How could you use that skill to be a disciple and to share God’s love?
FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS
Ever Sunday: All parents who have young children are invited to meet in the FLC at 9:15, and share experiences and support each other in parenting and faith.
Every Sunday, in Room 113, all interested adults are invited to the 9:15 Faith Formation Hour. Upcoming topics are:
March 1st: The way we understand the cross has a tremendous impact on how we feel about God. What can scripture teach us about the cross and God? Come and explore, with a study of the book of Hebrews - Understanding the Cross.
FACE TIME: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PARENTING AND FAITH
This is a new ministry opportunity for parents of young children. Pastor Tim invites you to a new group today 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!
FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH!!!
Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number 1 killer of men and women in the United States? It is the leading cause of disability and costs over $300 billion each year for health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Take care of your heart by seeing your healthcare provider on an annual basis, eating a healthy (low sodium and low fat) diet, exercising at least 5 times per week, not smoking, and limiting your alcohol consumption.
Take care of your heart! It’s the only one you’ve got! See the Health & Wellness Committee bulletin board for more information on being heart-healthy!
Practice Hands-only CPR and learn how to use an AED
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 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 December 16th "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
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"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 email@example.com 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
Later this month, 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.
In addition, the Building Committee is in the process of getting bids for movable communion kneelers that would enable us to kneel to receive Holy Communion. We are also looking at having a small platform constructed to raise the pulpit and enhance visibility. Stay tuned for further details on these projects.
We are blessed to have a new Sanctuary to worship God in this new year. May the light of Christ shine in this place, and through our lives and shared ministries!
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: