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OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
In observance of Memorial Day, the MLC office will be closed on Monday May 30th.
GOD HEARS EVERY PRAYER!
God hears every prayer—the prayer of the - outsider as well as the prayer of the insider. The attentive nature of our God is evident as God comes to us again and again in the word and in the supper. “Ascribe to the Lord the honor due the holy name; bring offerings and enter the courts of the Lord.”
Do it today!
FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
Sunday School, Confirmation, HS Youth Group & Face Time will resume on September 11, 2016.
Adult Faith Formation – Sunday, May 29th, No class, enjoy a break day!
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
Springtime Prayer – God of life, like the rain that helps the grass and plants grow, the waters of baptism nurture our faith. Continue to shine the warmth of your Son’s love on us as we explore what it is to live as your disciples. Keep us safe, warm, and protected as we say goodbye to winter and excitedly look forward to summer. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
CALLING ALL VBS LEADERS!
Leadership Training – Sunday, June 5th
Learn VBS Music – Sundays: May 22nd, May 29th, June 12th, and June 19th.
All events are at 9:00 A.M. in Room 210 We look forward to seeing you there!
I would like to draw your attention to the “MLC Music Group Interest Survey”. My purpose for this survey is to find members of our congregation who may be interested in joining in our many music groups. I know there is a great deal of untapped musical talent sitting out there in the congregation….because I can hear you! And that’s just the singing! I know there are many of you with instrumental skills as well.
Please take a moment to fill out this survey and then drop it into the offering plate, turn it in to the office or give it to me directly. It does NOT obligate you for anything. I am trying to gauge the interest in the Musical Life hear at McFarland Lutheran Church and if possible, accommodate all those who are interested in taking part.
As we approach the 150th Anniversary of McFarland Lutheran Church, I am planning several musical events throughout the year and would like to see as much participation as possible. If you can only spare a few weeks of rehearsal before the Choir sings, or the Bell Choir plays, I would encourage you to join us. We have many current members who experience conflicts throughout the year, missing rehearsals and performances. And that’s OK; ask them. There are also musicians who disappear for several months during the winter (and I can’t say I blame them) and they jump back into rehearsals when they return. I really try to make the music life hear at MLC as “user friendly” as possible.
Martin Luther said, “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world!” Please consider participating in one of our music groups as we share in God’s treasure together.
SUNDAY MORNING - 9:15 - FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS:
What spiritual growth opportunities are coming up for adults? You are encouraged to attend every Sunday morning, or whenever you are able. Come check it out!
On June 5th – The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) uses a system of Scripture readings for Sunday worship, called "The Revised Common Lectionary." Our worship service readings are based on lessons that relate to the gospel for the day. The sermon is typically based on the gospel, and the preaching provides insight and food for thought on the gospel reading.
The second reading will be from the book of Galatians 1:11-24. The Faith Formation time will provide you with a good opportunity to reflect on the 2nd reading and how it, along with the gospel and the other readings of the day, highlights the unique and saving ministry of Jesus.
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!
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!
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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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Entire Worship Service
Sermon Only Audio
Progress continues on our basement finishing project!
To recap, the spaces below the sanctuary will include: a youth gathering space, two youth classrooms, the music room, the quilter’s room, the banner room, a kitchen, a laundry room, and two storage rooms. Rough framing is complete along with the insulating and sealing off of the floor/ceiling space to best mitigate sound disturbances between spaces. Electrical work continues along with HVAC duct work. Drywalling and paint will be just around the corner in mid to late June.
At that time (date TBD), we will have a Sunday morning “open house” to see the progress of our new spaces.
150TH ANNIVERSARY TASK FORCE
The Church Council has formed a task force for planning and coordinating events for our congregation’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Those who have agreed to serve on this task force are: Sheri Gehrke, Renee Rodeck, Donna Thompson, Ron Vandeberg, Keith Voelker (council liaison), and Pastor Tim. If you are interested in serving on this task force, please contact Pastor Tim.
Our congregation’s milestone also beautifully dovetails with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began in 1517. We give thanks to God for empowering this congregation with the Holy Spirit, and leading us in the past, present and future!
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 April 26th "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 April 26th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.