NEWS YOU CAN USE

FAITH FORMATION!

Sunday, July 20th, No Adult Faith Formation today—enjoy fellowship time.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE HERE!!

With VBS just around the corner we are looking for helpers!  VBS is July 20-24 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Are you available:
to help the “chef” in the kitchen?
to be an adult presence where it is needed?

Available one night – great!  Available all week – great!

Interested?  Questions?  Contact Brenda Moen at 873-1634 or dbjkm@tds.net.

Annual meeting

The Annual Meeting will be Sunday, July 27, 9:15 a.m. Mark your calendars!

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP

The next date for Adopt-A-Highway cleanup is Saturday, July 26. McFarland Lutheran sponsors 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! We gather at the Dunn Town Hall (corner of Keenan Road and Hwy. B) at 9:00 a.m., and it takes about an hour. If you are available to help out on the 26th, please contact Jacqui Landerud at 212-3582 or daveandjacqui@gmail.com. Participants must be 16 or older. Thanks much.

BUDGET FORUMS $$$$

In advance of the annual meeting on July 27, the Executive Committee has scheduled a budget forums on July 20, 9:15 a.m., in the conference room (210). Congregational President Jeff Gehrke and Treasurer Mike Devine will be on hand to answer any questions about our proposed ministry budget for 2014-15. All are welcome to attend.

MADISON MALLARDS - FAIth night at the ballpark!

Sunday, July 27th at 3:35PM at the “Duck Pond”
Tailgate from 3:35-5:05PM; Game starts at 5:05PM
$18 for ticket & tailgate (all-you-can-eat 3:35-5:05PM)
$10 for ticket & hat
Families and friends are welcome!  (Free for kids 5 & under)
Go to www.MallardsGroups.com and enter mlchurch.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July is partnering with the Center for Families again this year. The center serves families with infants through teens. There will be areas set up outside in the narthex and outside the FLC starting in July for donations. Monetary donations or gift cards will also be accepted, please mark with CFF. A list of needs will be available in the Gathering Space at the end of June. Questions should be directed to Donna Thompson.

LIBRARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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

SUMMER SCHEDULE

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.

July 20: Fellowship
July 27: Prayer
August 3: Fellowship
August 10: Pastor Kelli
August 17: Fellowship
August 24: Lord’s Prayer: In Depth
August 31: Fellowship

we are privileged people...

“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-chair

COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS

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

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.

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. 

contact us

Office - 608-838-3184

Fax - 608-838-7207

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View our Outreach Opportunities

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how to find us

5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, WI 53558

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View our Opportunities to Serve

Becoming a Member

News You Can Use

July 19, 2014

July 12, 2014

July 5, 2014

 

 

Call To Grow Logo

SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

The exterior of the new Sanctuary is just about done—thanks be to God! Findorff has been working on the dry wall on the inside. In addition, the first step of the firewall construction has been completed around the office window, and now work moves to the Great Hallway and the Gathering Space by the Family Life Center. A lot of exciting progress is taking place!

We are blessed by the response to our Special Appeal. Over $172,000 has been donated or pledged! Thank you for your Spirit-filled generosity!

One of the remaining Special Appeal needs is video projectors and screens for the new worship space. This technology will help to share the Word of God in new and creative ways as we gather for worship. Each projector is $5500, and each screen is $2550. We would like to have 2 screens on the sides of the altar area, and one on the back wall for pastors and musicians to see.

Additional information and forms for the Special Appeal are available in the Gathering Space. Thank you so much for your continued support.

The Spirit of God is moving, breathing and life-giving within our faith community! Let us continue to gather to worship and witness in the Spirit’s presence.

FINDORFF BI-WEEKLY UPDATES

July 3, 2014

June 13, 2014

May 30, 2014

May 16, 2014

April 25, 2014

April 13, 2014

March 30, 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

“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

Brochure

Devotional 

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