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ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR JULY 24, 2016
The annual meeting of McFarland Lutheran Church will be Sunday, July 24, 11:15 A.M., in the Family Life Center. All confirmed members are expected and encouraged to attend.
At this meeting, we will give thanks for God’s presence and blessings over the past year in ministry, and will ask for the Holy Spirit’s inspiration and guidance for the year ahead. The business on the agenda will include approval of the 2016-17 budget for our congregation, and the election of new members to Church Council.
In addition, this year Council has recommended making revisions in the McFarland Lutheran Church By-Laws. These proposed changes will be considered and voted upon at the annual meeting. Copies of the proposed by-laws are available for all members in the Gathering Space at church or on this website (see below).
Council has set two dates for open forums on the budget and by-laws: Sunday, June 26, and Sunday, July 10, 9:15 A.M., in the office conference room (210). Members are encouraged to attend with any questions in advance of the annual meeting.
May the Spirit continue to equip and empower us as the body of Christ at MLC!
BY-LAW REVISIONS AVAILABLE
The Church Council has recommended making changes to the MLC By-Laws, and these will be considered at the annual meeting on July 24, 11:15 A.M. Copies of the proposed changes are available on the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Space, along with a letter from council explaining the revisions. Click on following to see copy of By-Laws Summary of Revisions. Click on the following for acopy of the By-Laws Revisions. Most of the revisions are needed to make the by-laws consistent with the church constitution. If you have any questions about these proposed revisions, please speak with council president Sandy Hall or council member Brent Odell. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and empower our witness as a faith community!
FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
Sunday School, Confirmation, HS Youth Group & Face Time will resume on September 11, 2016.
Adult Faith Formation – Sunday, June 26th, NO Faith Formation Time.
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
Summertime Prayer – God of life, stay near to us this summer as we play, explore, dig, and splash. Like the grass and flowers that grow in the sunlight, be with us as we grow in faith surrounded by the warmth of your light and love. Keep us safe as we travel – whether that’s on a vacation far away or staying close to home. All this we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
SUNDAY MORNING - 9:15 - FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS:
What spiritual growth opportunities are happening this summer? You are encouraged to attend whenever you are able. Everyone is welcome!
July 3 – there is no faith formation, take this opportunity to enjoy some fellowship in the Gathering Space.
July 10, 17, & 31 – most Christians say the Lord’s Prayer countless times in daily life, but there is much more meaning in this prayer than many realize. Pastor Kelli invites you to take a new look at the Lord’s Prayer.
Faith Formation meets in Room 113 on the lower level (at the base of the stairs) from 9:15 A.M to 10:50 A.M.
CARE OF CREATION EVENTS
Butterflies of Cherokee Marsh, Saturday Jun. 25, 10 A.M – 12 P.M.
Observe a variety of butterflies as they take nectar from wildflowers, and learn about their identification and lifestyle. Bring binoculars if you have them. It’s best to wear long pants and a hat for protections from the sun. The trip is sponsored by the Madison Audubon Society and Friends of Cherokee Marsh. Contact Ginny Dodson at 608-579-1028 if you are interested in attending.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 26-30, 2016 - - - 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Registration forms are now available!
You can pick up a form at the:
Hope you’re able to join us!
LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
Last year with the congregation’s help our Vacation Bible School kids raised enough money to fill a barn yard. This year our VBS kids will be collecting items for the local food pantry. These are items many of us take for granted but for others these essentials are not always available at the food pantry and they are not covered by food stamps.
Look for the Big Brown Bags in the narthex then when you are out shopping pick up a few of the items listed below and drop them off in the bags. Then do it AGAIN AND AGAIN! Let’s see who fills their bags the quickest VBS or the congregation.
Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Canned Meats, Black Pepper, Oregano, Toothpaste, Beans, Thyme, Cayenne Pepper, Liquid Hand Soap, Crackers, Sage, Chili Powder, Deodorant, Tortillas, AllspiceOnion Powder, Cumin, Laundry Detergent, Garlic Powder, Nutmeg, Shampoo, Cinnamon, Dish Soap
Summer is here and that means it’s time for highway clean-up! McFarland Lutheran Church is the Adopt-A-Highway sponsor for a 2-mile stretch of County Hwy. B in the Town of Dunn, just south of McFarland.
This is a great opportunity to put our stewardship efforts into action! This year the clean-up dates are Saturdays, August 6, and October 8. We gather at the Dunn Town Hall (corner of Keenan Road and Hwy. B) at 9:00 A.M.
It only takes about an hour to do the clean-up. If you would like to volunteer for any or all of the scheduled dates, please contact Jacqui Landerud at 212-3582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30
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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WHO ARE you GOING TO Call?
One of our pastors is always on-call for pastoral emergencies, such as a serious illness or death. Pastor Tim is generally on-call from Thursday to Saturday, and Pastor Kelli is generally on-call from Monday to Wednesday. They alternate Sundays.
You can find out which pastor is on-call by phoning the church office (838-3184). After office hours, the on-call pastor and phone number are listed on the church’s outgoing voice message.
Please do not contact the pastors at home on their respective days off. Pastor Tim’s day off is Monday, and Pastor Kelli’s is Friday. Thank you for understanding the pastors’ needs for sabbath and rest.
Basement Construction Update – With all the framing, electrical, and plumbing complete, dry-walling has started! Painting and the addition of color is right around the corner.
The tentative completion of the project will be around August 1st.
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 May 24th "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 May 24th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.