NEWS YOU CAN USE

WELCOME NEW NURSERY ATTENDANT

We are pleased to announce that (beginning on Sept. 6) Elisabeth Klumpyan will take on the role of the new Lead Nursery Attendant for the McFarland Lutheran Church Nursery. Elisabeth comes to us with many excellent qualities and we look forward to her leadership in the nursery.  Please give Elisabeth a warm welcome.

FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!

Adult Faith Formation Sunday, August 30 and Next Sunday, No class, enjoy time for fellowship. Rally Sunday is September 13! Come to the Worship Center for Faith Formation news!

NEW TREASURER APPOINTED!

Cheryl Scharine has been appointed treasurer by the Church Council for a one-year term. We give thanks to God for Cheryl’s willingness to serve in this leadership role! The other officers for the year will be: Sandy Hall, president; Carol Munch, vice-president; and Deb Alber, secretary.

Cheryl replaces Mike Devine, who served as treasurer for the last three years. We give thanks to Mike for his faithfulness and dedication in serving. God has blessed us through him and his gifts of time and ability! Thanks be to God, for all the gifted lay leaders in our congregation!

GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH

Backpack Prayer - Dear God, in the coming months these bags will be filled with books, crafts, science projects, and snacks.  Please be with all students as they learn, create, dream, and relax.  Bless their minds, spirits, and friendships this year.  Help them to grow and keep them safe.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.

Rally Day: The First Day of Student Faith Formation Classes

Sunday, September 13th at 9:15 A.M. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School, Confirmation, & HS Youth Group all start that day

Registration Forms are at the Welcome Center or click Registration Form

CELEBRATE RALLY SUNDAY

Sunday, September 13th

Join us to celebrate the start of our school year, the beginning of Sunday school, events for adult study; and of course… the kick-off of Packer Football.  A “Pot-Luck Picnic” is being planned for the members of McFarland Lutheran Church and all of your special neighbors and friends.  You are encouraged to invite others to join our celebration.   

Our Family Life Center will be ready for your arrival about 10:45.  Bring a dish to share; a salad would be great or some sweet treat for dessert.  Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided, along with coffee, milk, water and punch.  As the second church service will be ending by 11:00, lunch will be served starting about 11:15.  After lunch our youth group will be ready with “Fun & Games” for the kids.

To make sure our grill team will have enough burgers and hot dogs ready, we would like you to make a reservation for your family and friends.  Please fill out the Registration Form and RSVP and put it in the Rally Day Picnic box located in the narthex.

SPECIAL BLESSING FOR ALL FAITH FORMATION LEADERS!!

As we kick-off a new programmatic year we want to thank and bless our leaders!

On Rally Day, September 13, all leaders involved in the Faith Formation Hour are invited to the 10:00 am worship service for a special blessing.  That includes all Sunday School, Confirmation, and Adult Education leaders.  Thank you for your dedication to MLC’s education ministries!

CONCERT FOR UGANDA MORINGA PROJECT!

Please come to the concert scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2:30 here at McFarland Lutheran Church given by Bonnie Dirks, soprano, Donald St. Pierre, pianist and Jerry Hrovat, flautist.  It will be a benefit for the Uganda Moringa Project and a 75th birthday celebration.  A special guest will be composer Hugh McElyea. Please note that checks can be written to McFarland Lutheran Church, noted for the Moringa Project.

A BIBLE JUST FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS!

Faith Milestone: Story Bibles for 3-Year-Olds! Sunday, September 20 during Sunday School. To ensure enough Bibles are ordered, please RSVP to the church office: 838-3184. Hope to see you there!

BETHEL BIBLE SERIES RESUMES

The Bethel Bible Series begins again (with the New Testament) on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. Class meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 113.

If you have taken the Bethel Series before, and would like a New Testament refresher, please join us. The class is taught by Brock and Sandy Chalmers. Please contact Brock or Sandy (838-7823) if you have questions.

BEFRIENDERS - NEW CLASS STARTING FALL OF 2015

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

On Sunday May 10, 2015 we experienced what could be considered a “Befriender” service. The Holy Gospel for the day was from John 15:9-17. In these verses we hear Jesus repeating the most important of all his commands to his disciples; that they love one another.  Pastor Kelli’s sermon was about serving each other, being there for each other and reaching out to each other.  We sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” which always reminds us of our most perfect befriending example; Jesus! We also sang these words from verse 3 of “Draw us in the Spirit’s
Tether”; “All our meals and all our living, make us sacraments of you, That by caring, helping, giving, We may be disciples true.” This verse is another reminder that we are disciples and we are called to care, help and give, with the love Jesus shows us. If you listen closely, almost every Sunday we hear the befriender message in text, sermon or music. This is our call! If you have already experienced the Befriender training, you have most likely recognized these reminders of our call to befriend. If you haven’t experienced the Befriender training, I would like to invite you to join the next class starting in the fall. You will learn firsthand from people who have experienced Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other life threatening illness, depression and other mental illnesses, alcoholism, divorce, grief and loss, disabilities, and abuse. We also learn about the importance of lay ministry, prayer and healing, self-care, sharing our faith, effective communication, and giving and receiving help. If you are interested, please contact Betty Showers at 608-837-2105 or b.j.showers@gmail.com for more information. You are promised a rewarding and fulfilling experience!

MISSED THE WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY, WANT TO HEAR THE SUNDAYS SERMON AGAIN?

Want to listen to a recording of the worship service or the sermon? In the center of this page under the section heading, Audio of Sunday Worship Services and Sermons, are links to past worship services (entire service including music) or just the sermon. Click on the link, sit back and enjoy. We will attempt to have Sunday's 8:00 AM
worship service and sermon available by Monday evening. We continue working to improve the quality.

FACEBOOK 500

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

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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News You Can Use

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August 15, 2015

 

AUDIO OF SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES AND SERMONS

Want to listen to a recording of a recent worship service or the sermon?  Click on the link  to listen to the entire worship service or the sermon only you would like to listen to.  We are currently testing this feature and working on to improve the quality.  Thanks for your patience.

Entire Worship Service

August 30th 8:00 - Worship Service

August 23rd 8:00 - Worship Service

August 16th 8:00 - Worship Service

August 9th 8:00 - Worship Service

Sermon Only Audio

August 30th 8:00 - Sermon Only

August 23rd 8:00 - Sermon Only

August 16th 8:00 - Sermon Only

August 9th 8:00 - Sermon Only

 

NEW WORSHIP SERVICES SCHEDULE

The Church Council approved the new Sunday morning worship schedule as follows:
     8:00 A.M. Traditional Worship
     9:00 A.M. Sunday School music (during school year)
     9:15 A.M. Faith Formation classes
     10:00 A.M. Contemporary Worship

     The 5:00 P.M. Saturday service remains the same.

May the Holy Spirit continue to empower our worship, learning and witness in Jesus’ name!

 

WHAT IS NEW FOR ADULT FAITH FORMAtiom?

Sunday, August 23 – Free Will. Are we slaves to sin? Do we have Free Will? What was Luther’s take on sin? Why do we do things, even when we know we shouldn’t? Tom Scharine will explore these eternal questions with a dose of humor.

Sunday, August 30 – No class

Sunday, September 6 – Labor Day, No class

NEW COMMUNION KNEELERS

We give thanks to God for our new communion kneelers. This Sunday, August 9, at the 8 a.m. service, we will begin using them for communion distribution. At our other worship services, we will continue to receive communion by intinction. However, those who wish to kneel may do so after receiving the elements of bread and wine/grape juice.

We also received the materials for a platform to elevate the pulpit/lectern. A couple members of the congregation will be putting the platform together in the next couple of weeks.

 

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 

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.

COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS

Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the June 23rd "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

Council Minutes reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the June 23rd "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.