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FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!

Sunday School will start every week in the Family Life Center 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 the Fruit of the Spirit.

Confirmation (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) – Small group classes will be at 9:15 A.M. in the basement room 101. Today’s teachings will be on Mary Magdalene: The Unsung Apostle.

HS Youth Group – will meet at 10:30 A.M. in the Conference Room.  Q: What Palm Sunday Participant is a symbol of peace and carried a cross on their back? A: Acceptable answers include  - Jack, Jenny, or Jesus. We will talk about all the right answers!

Adult Faith Formation - April 12th, drop in as we touch on the helpful practices found in Scripture for support during troublesome times. Next Sunday—No Class. On April 27th come and compare the Biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection.

FAMILY & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY PRESENTS: ROCK AND ROLL EASTER!!

Palm Sunday – April 13 from 2:00-4:00 pm

All-Out Family Event with Games, Music, Crafts, Snacks and Activities that center on the Resurrection!

Families are encouraged to participate with their children. Recommended cost is $5/family. Registration forms can be found in the Grand Hallway. For more information or if you have questions, please call Brenda Moen at 873-1634.

HOLY WEEK 2004

Join us as we follow our Lord to the foot of the cross and the empty tomb. Join us as we tell out the good news that Christ is alive, and brings new life to the world! All services will be in the Family Life Center, unless otherwise noted.

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, April 12 and 13
 5 p.m. Saturday (in the Gathering Space)
 8 a.m. Traditional
 10:30 a.m. Contemporary
 2:00-4:00 p.m. April 13 Rock and Roll Easter for children and families

Maundy Thursday, April 17
 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
 (The 7 p.m. service will include foot washing to reflect the Biblical story of Jesus washing the
 disciples’ feet in John 13.)

Good Friday, April 18
 Noon The Liturgy of Good Friday  
 7 p.m.  Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 19
 5 p.m. (in the Gathering Space)
 7:45 p.m. (Easter Vigil at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Monona)

Easter Day, April 20
 8 a.m. Traditional
 10:30 a.m. Contemporary

Christ has been raised from the dead,
so that we too might walk in newness of life!

ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE EASTER!!

Educational Faith Formation for all ages (Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth, and Adult Education) will take a break on April 20 in celebration of Easter!  Plenty of coffee and conversation will still be available.  Classes will meet again on April 27 at 9:15 A.M.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU?   "FAITH FOOD"

Come feed your faith Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 in Room 113 (downstairs). During Lent, stop in for “Conversations on Suffering & Hope”.

As warmer weather approaches, the Adult Faith Formation Team is hoping you will partake of the interesting and meaningful variety of topics to “feed” and build up your faith.

On April 27th and May 4th explore the contrasting accounts of Jesus’ resurrection.
May 18th, come and join Pastor Jack Finney as he presents “Discerning God’s Will – Listening to your Heart’s Desire”.

Discover “Lay Ministry” with Len Lane on June 1.

The opportunities for growth through learning and sharing will be interspersed with times of fellowship to feed the soul. Come every Sunday or as your schedule permits.

FIRST COMMUNION!!!

All 5th Graders (and parents/grandparents/fun adults) are invited to join a Communion Instruction Day in preparation for receiving their First Communion!

Instructional days are: Saturday, April 26th OR Saturday, May 10th – both from 9:30am-Noon.  The First Communion Day will be Sunday, May 11th at the 10:30 service!

If you are a 5th Grader and want to attend one of the instructional sessions, please RSVP by Monday, April 21 to the church office at 838-3184.

I look forward to meeting you at the table!  Pastor Kelli

SPRING IS A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS - NEW MEMBER CLASSES ARE STARTING SOON

Wondering if membership is for you? New Member Classes are the place to make new friends and check out MLC missions and ministries in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Attendance doesn’t obligate you to join.

The next New Member Session options are:

On Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Or, Sunday, April 27 & May 4 from 10:30 – 11:30am

Please contact Huldah Ellestad to reserve a spot, or for more details.

2014 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!

Save the Date for this summer’s VBS: Weird Animals!  Sunday, July 20th – Thursday, July 24th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  More information coming soon!!!

MLC TALENT SHOW

The Froggy Bottom Boys Video from our talent show. It will take a couple of minutes to download. Enjoy, it is great.

COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS

Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the March 25th "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 FOR FEBRUARY 25TH

Council Minutes reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the February 25th "Council Minutes".  Please contact a member of the church council for more details.

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.

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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Call To Grow Logo

SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE

CONSTRUCTION ZONE - GROUND-BREAKING CELEBRATION ON MARCH 23RD!

The construction continues to move forward on schedule. Thanks be to God! Findorff will be finishing the basement expansion and walls, and in another week or two, we anticipate that work will start on the roof. Watch for the crane!

Our special appeal, “Called to Grow: Worship the Lord with Gladness,” will begin on Sunday, April 27. We will have opportunities to contribute toward pew chairs, a new altar and pulpit, stained glass and other special items, as we move forward in our mission to build a new Sanctuary. Many thanks for the outpouring of generous gifts in support of our renovation ministry!

Let us worship the Lord with gladness, and give thanks for his steadfast love! (Psalm 100:2)

FINDORFF BI-WEEKLY UPDATES

March 30, 2014

April 11, 2014

ARCHITECT PRESENTATION

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

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Called to Grow: Worship the Lord with Gladness!

As We have broken ground on our new Sanctuary, and the construction is off to a great start. Thanks be to God! God has blessed our congregation with generous gifts and faithful hearts to make this renovation possible. God is not just renovating our building—God is renewing our work together to witness and serve in the name of Christ!

Now that the construction has begun, our leadership is asking the congregation to support a campaign for special items that will be part of the new worship space. These items include a new altar, pulpit, baptismal font, pew chairs, video screens, and other features that will help us to worship the Lord with joy and thanksgiving. These special items are not included in the “nuts-and-bolts” of the construction budget.

This Special Appeal Campaign—“Called to Grow: Worship the Lord with Gladness”—will begin on Sunday, April 27. All of the special appeal items will be posted on a tag board in the Gathering Space, and congregational members will be invited to take a tag and make a donation to help enhance the new Sanctuary. These one-time gifts will be above and beyond what has already been pledged through the 3-year Capital Campaign. Gifts can be made in honor of or in memory of loved ones.

Bill Langel, chair, and the members of the Building Committee; Sandy Chalmers and Joe Schwartz, the Capital Campaign Co-Chairs; members of the Church Council; and Pastors Tim and Kelli thank you for your generous support of our new worship space. The faithful giving by congregational members and friends is a witness to the Holy Spirit moving in our midst!

We invite you to continue your support by contributing toward this Special Appeal, beginning April 27. Together, we will worship God with gladness, give thanks for our crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ, and serve in his way of love!

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come into God’s presence with a song!”
(Psalm 100:2)

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

Case Statement

Brochure

Devotional 

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