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FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
Sunday School - Enjoy the holiday weekend and we look forward to getting back together next week. Sunday, December 6th.
Confirmation (6, 7, & 8 Grades) – We Thanksgiving Break. We will resume our regular class schedule next week; the second Sunday of Advent.
Face Time – Next week parents, come to Room 210 (by offices) for conversation centered around faith and raising children. All are welcome!
Adult Faith Formation – Sunday, November 29th, more of the series from Genesis: A New Righteousness Pt. 2. Next week: “Embracing the Call of God” continues with the Birth of Isaac. R00m 113 at 9:15 A.M.
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
Thanksgiving - I'm thankful for my friends and family. I'm also thankful for my faith family. I'm happy to see the many ways God inspires us to share God's love here in church, through the village, and around the world! Tell us something you're thankful for!
MCFARLAND COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY GIVING TREE
Each year Christmas gifts are provided for families that are served by the McFarland Food Pantry. Our church again will provide some of the gifts needed. The tags will detail a household gift or a gift suggestion for children 18 years and younger. This year the tags will be on the Health and Social Wellness bulletin board with a set of instructions. Please take a tag and put your name, phone number, and tag number on the signup sheet on the table in front of the bulletin board.
We are planning on having tags available Sunday, November 22nd. The gifts need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 13th. They should be wrapped and the tags attached to the top of the gift. When returning the gifts please place them on the table in front of the bulletin board or in a box beneath the table. When you return the gift, please put a check mark by your name on the signup sheet.
Thank you for helping make someone’s Christmas more joyful!
CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF ADVENT!
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 29th. At MLC, we have a wonderful opportunity to experience the season of Advent together with our Wednesday mid-week worship services and meals.
We will have worship at 11 A.M., followed by lunch in the Family Life Center. The evening worship, featuring Holden Evening Prayer, will be at 6:30 P.M., preceded by a “Souper Supper” from 5-6:30.
Below are the Wednesday dates:
The theme for our Wednesday mid-week services will be “Seeing Christ in Christmas,” with readings and preaching focused on Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
Please join us as we wait and watch for the birth of Emmanuel, God-with-us!
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for Friday, December 4th at McFarland Lutheran Church, 12:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!
Yes, it’s that time already! The Sunday School Christmas Program is Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 P.M. A time of treats and celebration follows the program. Families are welcome to bring a treat to share. To get ready, we will be having rehearsal Saturday, December 19th from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Adults are invited to join us as we prepare for the big performance. Any questions: please contact Brenda Moen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-1634. Join us as we celebrate the story of Jesus birth!
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, JANUARY 9, 2016
Our congregation is teaming with McFarland United Church of Christ and Christ the King Roman Catholic Church to sponsor a free training event for members of our faith communities on Saturday, January 9, 8-4 P.M. This training is designed to teach parents, family members, and other caregivers how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This training class, led by mental health professionals, will be held in the Family Life Center. All interested members are welcome to attend. You need to sign up by December 9th. You can sign up on a sheet at the Welcome Desk, or by emailing Pastor Tim, Pastor Kelli or Chris Landerud.
PUERTO RICO MISSION TRIP 2016
March 22-28, 2016 (Tuesday – Monday)
For the first time, we will experience Holy Week & Easter Sunday with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico! Registration is open to all confirmed members. We are looking to set our team of 24 by November 8th. Registration forms are at the welcome center. Talk with Chris Landerud or Mike Catterall with questions.
"EMBRACING THE CALL OF GOD"
Come explore the sometimes inspiring, sometimes maddening, story of Abraham’s unique relationship with God in the book of Genesis. Learn, share, or listen, the form of participation is your choice, and everyone is welcome in Room 113 at 9:15 A.M. on Sunday mornings. This is a wonderful opportunity to continue the walk of faith.
Dec. 6: “The Birth of Isaac”
Are you on Facebook? If so, please “like” McFarland Lutheran Church. The newly-formed Welcoming Committee has set a goal of 500 “likes” for MLC’s Facebook page by September 1. We have 356 “likes” and counting. Did you know that Facebook is a great outreach tool? You can share photos, news and devotions about our faith community with your Facebook friends!
Also, the 500th person who “likes” MLC will receive a mystery prize! May God bless our efforts to share the love of God in Jesus Christ!
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 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 WORSHIP SERVICES AND SERMONS
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Entire Worship Service
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BASEMENT RENOVATION UPDATE
In early October, we discovered a number of water spots along the walls in the basement area directly underneath the sanctuary. Members of the Building Committee met with Findorff staff, and together we are looking at solutions to prevent water from leaking through the walls. The Building Committee is looking at regrading some of our landscaping above ground as well.
Unfortunately, this means that our plan to renovate the basement area will be delayed until we fix the leaking spots. If you have any questions, please talk with Bill Langel the Building Committee chair, or Pastor Tim.
May the Holy Spirit help us to keep moving forward on the renovation downstairs!
CALLED TO GROW DEDICATION BOOK
In our Gathering Space, we have a new Called to Grow Dedication Book that records the names of those who gave generous contributions for our new Sanctuary, including special items such as pew chairs, baptismal font and the renovated stained glass. The book will placed on the glass table for anyone to look through it. The names are arranged in alphabetical order by last name of the donor. If you see any corrections or additions to the pages in the book, please speak with Pastor Tim.
Thanks to be God for those who have offered gifts, and for loved ones who are remembered and honored by these gifts! May we continue to worship the Lord with gladness!
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WHEN....
- A member of your family is admitted to the hospital so that visits can be made
- Your committee or group plans to have a meeting, or cancel a meeting, so that it can be put on the church calendar or in the bulletin
- Either you home or business telephone number has changed, so that the church records can be corrected
- Your email address has changed
- You are planning to move—out of town or locally
- A new baby arrives in your family
- A death occurs in your family
- You or a member of your family establishes a new residence
Click on, Staff Contact Information to see a list of the Council Members and contact information. Please feel free to contact them.
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.
COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS
Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the October 27th "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 September 22nd "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.