Forward Electric, the subcontractor working with Findorff, needs to shut off all electrical power on Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. Forward will be installing a new electrical service for our Sanctuary renovation. The power should be back on by late afternoon on August 22.

Since the power will be off, the church office will be closing at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 22. The Rainbow Center will remain open on August 22, since its power will not be affected. Thank you for your understanding as our church receives updated electrical service!


Sunday, August 17th, enjoy fellowship.

August 24, join the discussion in room 113 about the Lord’s Prayer: in depth.


Rainbow Center is going to offer part-time care beginning August 25th. Families utilizing our Rainbow Center Child Care (ages 3-5yrs) are concurrently enrolled in our preschool or 4K programs at CLM. Contact CLM for all the details at or 838-4425.


We had nearly 100 students register last year. It was a great time due to the fantastic volunteers!

There are many opportunities to help!
Teachers for 3s, 4s, and Kindergarten
Teachers for School Age (Cinema, Art, Drama, Science, Bible, and Cooking)
Shepherds to guide their group from music to their classroom
Substitutes willing to help when the need arises

Can’t commit to every Sunday? No worries! Roles can be shared! Last year people teamed up with another leader and then took turns with that role.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Brenda Moen at 873-1634 or


Sunday School, Confirmation & HS Youth Group Registration Forms are available at the Welcome Center at church or on the Website (click on Registration Form to print copies). Please fill one out for each student and return to the basket at the Welcome Center or to the church office.


In order to have everyone on the same page, there will be a Leadership Training day for all Sunday School leaders.  Sunday, August 24th at 9:15 in Room 210.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Care of Creation Team will be holding a campfire sing along on Saturday, August 23 from 6:30-9:30. It will once again be held at the homes of Wes and Jane Licht (2964 Hwy AB) and their next door neighbors Eric and Tracy Swenson (about 5 minutes from MLC).  There will be campfire snacks such as s’mores,  popcorn, hotdogs and beverages available. Fun songs geared for  kids of all ages will be sung from 6:30-7:30, after that we will sing familiar hymns and campfire songs. Please RSVP to Wes at 838-8178.


Get ready for a new school year with a blessing of the backpacks!  Sunday, August 31th at both services: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  See you there!

RISE UP! RALLY DAY - September 7TH

Don’t miss the excitement of Rally Day 2014!

9:15 in the FLC

3 yr. olds – 5th grade Sunday School

6th grade – 8th grade - Confirmation

9th – 12th grade – Youth Group

All adults (post high school)
“Acts for Everyone”


The first day of Sunday School is on Rally Day, September 7th at 9:15am. The 3-year-old students will get excited for the coming year, meet the teachers and classrooms, and receive a Bible just for them! Parents/Guardians/Fun Adults are invited to join the fun! Please RSVP to the church office: 838-3184. Hope to see you there!

blessing of the backpacks

Get ready for a new school year with a blessing of the backpacks! Sunday, August 31 at both services: 8:00am and 10:30am.  See you there!


Due to upcoming installation of firewalls, the MLC Library is closed until completion of the lower level changes.


June through August, Adult Faith Formation (Sundays at 9:15, Downstairs in Room 113) will alternate with opportunities for Fellowship and treats in the Gathering Space.

August 17: Fellowship
August 24: Lord’s Prayer: In Depth
August 31: Fellowship


Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the July 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 June 24th "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.


Would you prefer the MLC newsletter to come via email?  Send your request by email to


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 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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News You Can Use

August 16, 2014

August 9, 2014


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The next step for the Sanctuary interior is painting and finishing up the duct work for the new HVAC system. Findorff is also continuing work on the firewall, with the next stage being the basement hallway near room 113. A recent update from Findorff is posted in the Gathering Area and the Great Hallway. We give thanks to God for the great progress that is being made!

We also give thanks to God for the outpouring of support for our special appeal items. We have received over $220,000 in pledges or donations toward the Special Appeal items! Thank you to all for your generous support! We still need about $25,000 for all the hardware and installation of these projectors and screens.

Special Appeal forms are available in the Gathering Space. These are items not included in the construction budget, and are separate from the 3-year Capital Campaign pledges.

May the Lord continue to bless us with mercy, grace and abundant gifts for ministry!


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March 30, 2014


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


“But who am I, and who are my people that we should be able to give as generously as this?  Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” David  (I Chron. 29:14)

We here at McFarland Lutheran Church are a privileged people.  We get to be “partners with God,” laboring together in the greatest enterprise on planet earth—Christ’s Church.

We get to volunteer our time.  We get to share liberally of our financial resources. We get to invest our talents and gifts in God’s Kingdom.

Yes, we get to live as though nothing is ours.  We get to live as though everything comes from God and everything returns to God. We get to live as though we’re on a journey with heaven as our ultimate home. 

Yes, we get to live by faith.  We get to live with the full assurance that all things are in God’s hands.  We get to embrace each day with the full assurance that we are loved, valued and cherished…pearls of great price.

Sandy Chalmers and Joe Schwartz, Capital Campaign Co-chairs

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

Case Statement



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