NEWS YOU CAN USE

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?  On the left side of this page 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.

CLM ADMINISTRATOR POSITION OPENING

The church is seeking a part-time Administrator to lead our preschool, Child Life Ministries (click for revised position description). Mail resumes to the church office, or email office@mcfarlandlutheran.org.

UPDATE ON NURSERY ATTENDANT POSITION

Are you 16 or older? Do you like interacting with children? McFarland Lutheran Church has an opening for a Lead nursery attendant(s) to provide childcare in the church nursery on Sunday mornings (7:45-11:45).

The Lead nursery attendant must be at least 16 years old, reliable, on time, and able to provide a safe and enjoyable nursery experience for children ages infant to 8 years of age.

Please contact Huldah Ellestad: 838-3184 or hellestad@mcfarlandlutheran.

FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!

Adult Faith Formation Sunday, July 5th, no class, enjoy fellowship with friends and family in the Gathering Space. Next week Evil Women of the Bible, what can we learn about, and from, these bygone women? Room 113.

GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH

Baptism - Summer means it's time for water fun!  Do you like swimming or playing in the rain?   Do you like splashing in puddles or watching things float?  Maybe you like running through the sprinkler in the yard?  Whenever we play in the water we can remember our baptisms. When we were baptized we were made a child of God.  With the water God promises to always, always love us!

VBS WRAP US

Vacation Bible School was great fun this year.  The kids learned that God provides comforts, heals, forgives and is with us forever. They also took to heart the Global Barnyard Project.  Each night they brought pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and paper bills to eagerly fill the barnyard banks. With the congregation’s help $1073.20 was raised.  We will literally be sending funds to Global Missions to fill a barnyard.  Between the kids choice’s and designated gifts from the congregation we will be purchasing the following;
 
 1 cow, 1 fish farm, 2 goats, 3 pigs, 5 ducks, and 30 chicks

It is with deeply grateful hearts and smiles that spread from ear to ear that we thank the congregation for the tremendous help and support shown in allowing the VBS kids meet and surpass any expectations.  The kids at VBS took a lot of pride in giving and sharing so other kids could benefit.  This is a learning experience they can carry through life.  THANK YOU ALL!

ANNUAL MEETING ON JULY 26TH

Our faith community will have its annual meeting on Sunday, July 26, 9:15 a.m., in the Family Life Center. All confirmed members are expected and encouraged to attend. Come for some treats as we vote on new council members, approve the 2015-16 budget, and celebrate the mission that God has given us!

In advance of the annual meeting, there will be two budget forums led by Treasurer Mike Devine and members of the Finance Committee: Sunday, July 12, and Sunday, July 19. Both will be at 9:15 a.m. in the office conference room (210). All are welcome to attend and ask questions about the budget to be presented at the annual meeting.

May the Holy Spirit continue to empower us as the body of Christ at McFarland Lutheran Church!

YOUR HELP IS REQUESTED

Your help is requested to serve on the newly formed “Bread Ministry” by baking bread (any kind, any size) and/or once every two months delivering a loaf of bread along with a church informational packet to visitors on Sunday after services.  You would thank them for worshipping with us and express our hope that they would worship with us again. That’s it!!
 
This ministry is intended to be an extension of our “greeting ministry” to further make our congregation warm and welcoming to everyone. 

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Sandy Franklin, 608-695-4586; fransa535@gmail.com.  Please consider participating in this ministry. 

Thank you.

SUMMER MUSIC

McFarland Lutheran Church is inviting musicians to provide special music this summer. All ages and all styles are encouraged.  Instrumental, vocal, solos, duets, trios you name it. 

This is a great opportunity for young and old musicians alike to play in a comfortable, no-pressure setting. Students who have participated in “Solo and Ensemble” would have an opportunity to perform a piece they have worked on in the past. Children and adults studying piano could play a piece they have learned. If you are interested in singing or playing and do not have a piece of music prepared, we could put something together and rehearse it for a few weeks in preparation for worship.
 
If you are interested, please contact our Director of Music, Christopher Malueg at cmalueg@mcfarlandlutheran.org.

Martin Luther said, “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Please consider offering your gift of music here at McFarland Lutheran.

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 341 “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!

PICTURE DIRECTORY ARE HERE!

Remember to pick up your MLC Picture Directory! Check the table in the central hallway. If you were not able to participate by having your photo taken, but you would still like a directory, please pick one up in the office.

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. 

contact us

Office - 608-838-3184

Fax - 608-838-7207

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how to find us

5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, WI 53558

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News You Can Use

July 4, 2015

June 27, 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

June 28th 8:00 - Worship Service

June 21st 8:00 - Worship Service

June 14th 8:00 - Worship Service

June 7th 8:00 - Worship Service

May 31st 8:00 - Worship Service

Sermon Only Audio

June 28th 8:00 - Sermon Only

June 21st 8:00 - Sermon Only

June 14th 8:00 - Sermon Only

June 7th 8:00 - Sermon Only

May 31st 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.

Thank you to everyone who provided input and suggestions on the worship schedule! The Council believes this is a schedule that accommodates most people’s needs, and enhances our mission to reach people with God’s Word of Life.

This new schedule will begin on Sunday, August 2nd.

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

 

WHAT IS NEW FOR ADULT FAITH FORMAtiom?

Sunday, July 5th – No class

Sunday, July 12th – Evil Women of the Bible, Jezebel, Delilah, and others are hard to like, but fascinating all the same. Sandy Chalmers will take a look at some women of the bible with a bad reputation. Are they evil, or just misunderstood? Come to room 113 and decide for yourself.

Sunday, July 19 – No class

Sunday, July 26 – come to the Annual Meeting at 9:15 in the Family Life Center;

Sunday, August 2 – No class

Sunday, August 9 – Chautauqua Hymns & Songs. What is Chautauqua? Since the late 1800’s, “Chautauqua” has been a respected source for educational experiences in faith, art, music, dance, theater, writing skills and a wide variety of other interests. Many beloved hymns and songs have come out of the Chautauqua tradition. Come to room 113 and enjoy the music!

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 May 26th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.