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CLM ADMINISTRATOR POSITION OPENING
The church is seeking a part-time Administrator to lead our preschool, Child Life Ministries (click for revised position description). Mail resumes to the church office, or email email@example.com.
STILL LOOKING FOR A NURSERY ATTENDANT
There are many wonderful children who are nurtured and cared for in the church nursery allowing their parents to be fed spiritually in the worship service. MLC has an opening for nursery attendant(s) to serve on Sunday mornings from 7:45 – 11:45.
Perhaps you and a few friends might enjoy this opportunity to connect with children; or perhaps you know someone who loves children. This paid position would be suitable for one, or more, mature young adults or grandparents who would like to serve, and use their nurturing gifts in this way.
Please see the Bulletin Board in the Central Hallway for more details, or contact Huldah Ellestad (838-3184 ext.108).
FAITH FORMATION FOR ALL AGES!
No Classes, Sunday May 24th, enjoy fellowship with friends and family in the Gathering Space. Next week come to the FAMILY LIFE CENTER and enjoy a viewing of the first half of the acclaimed movie “The Gospel of John” at 9:15 A.M.
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
Acts 2 - This Sunday is Pentecost. We celebrate when the Holy Spirit helped the disciples talk in many different languages. They learned how to share the message of God's love in new ways and with new people. Who tells you about God's love? When do you feel God's love with you? What are some ways you can tell others about God's love?
ADULT FAITH FORMATION SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:15 IN ROOM 113
May 31st: DVD Movie - Come to the Family Life Center for a showing of The Gospel of John the bold and powerful story of Jesus as told by his disciple, John. (2nd half will be shown in June)
FEED BACK REQUESTED BY CHURCH COUNCIL
The Church Council is looking at a recommendation for adjusting our Sunday morning worship schedule, and invites feedback from the congregation. Please see the article and comment form on the Gathering Space table. You may place your comments in the box in the Gathering Space, or return them to the church office during the week. So that the council can consider your comments in a timely fashion, please respond by Tuesday, May 26. May the Holy Spirit continue to empower our worship and witness in Jesus’ name!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LANDSCAPE PLANTING
You have probably noticed that the new lawn is seeded and the landscape beds are laid out. Thirty seven bushes have been donated to fill the beds. But we need your help to plant the bushes and spread the mulch.
A workday is planned for June 6 starting at 9 am. Duties will be digging holes, planting the bushes and spreading mulch. Bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. Don’t forget sun screen and gloves. Thrivent is providing snacks and tee-shirts.
Sign up at the welcome desk in the gathering space. Rain date is June 13. For questions or for additional information contact Marilyn Vandeberg, 838-6334.
ELCA MISSIONARY COMING TO MLC
The Global Mission team has invited Pastor Kirsten Fryer to visit and talk with us about her ministry in Egypt. You may remember the name; we learned about her during one of our mid-week Lenten services. She is an ELCA Missionary Pastor serving St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo.
Meet Pastor Kirsten and hear about her experiences on June 8th at 6:30 P.M.in Room 113. All are invited!!
CALLING ALL VBS LEADERS!!
Leadership Training – Sunday, June 7th
Learn VBS Music – Sundays: May 31, June 14, and June 21
All events are at 9:15 am in Room 210
We look forward to seeing you there!!
2015 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Sunday, June 21 - Thursday, June 25
Registration forms available in the Grand Hallway!!
The Care of Creation is having their annual canoe trip on Saturday, June 27th. We will have a hearty breakfast at 8 A.M. in the FLC and then head out from the boat landing on Williams Drive in Stoughton (right after La Follette Park and before the dam) around 9:30 A.Mam. We will follow the Yahara River and end our trip at in Stoughton, near the water utility building. The trip will last around 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It will be a leisurely paddle viewing wildlife as we go. No need to have your own canoe, we can supply them if needed. Open to all ages. Please RSVP to Dawn Bolstad by June 22nd, 332-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you have your own canoe or kayak or if you need one supplied.
PICTURE DIRECTORY UPDATE
The MLC Picture Directories are still in the production stage, so keep watching for updates.
FACE TIME: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PARENTING AND FAITH
Mark your calendars for a new ministry opportunity for parents of young children. Pastor Tim invites you to a new group on Sundays during the 9:15 A.M. faith formation time. Come and bring your insights, questions and topics you would like to discuss!
Get a treat, something warm to drink, and join the group in the Family Life Center. We will meet around tables set up near the doors to the Gathering Space. The usual bible class will meet downstairs in Room 113 at the same time. All are welcome at either place!
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WHEN....
- A member of your family is admitted to the hospital so that visits can be made
COUNCIL MINUTES IN SECONDS
Minutes In Seconds reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the April 28th "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 March 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.
NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL
Would you prefer the MLC newsletter to come via email? Send your request by email to email@example.com.
"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.
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 Services
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SANCTUARY BUILDING COMMITTE
HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY
The Worship Center is equipped with a Hearing Loop. A hearing loop helps persons who have hearing aids or Cochlear implants, that are equipped with programmable, pre-amplified and/or automatic T-coils, hear sounds from a PA system directly and clearly in the hearing aids, because it reduces or cuts out background noise.
Most behind-the-ear hearing aids, and all but the smallest of custom in-the-ear instruments, can be equipped with a T-coil. Sometimes this T-coil is installed inside your instrument but not activated. Some are equipped with the Mic plus T-coil setting or MT. This setting lets you hear a combination of sound all around you and the hearing loop.
When you switch your hearing aid to “T” setting the hearing aid’s microphone is switched off. This allows you to only hear the signal from the hearing loop while reducing background noise and eliminating feedback (whistling).
When your instrument is set to “MT” you will hear a combination of sounds around you (picked up by the microphone) and signal from the “T-coil”. This setting can be used in church as it allows you to hear the person sitting beside you and hear the signal from the hearing loop.
If you are not able to connect with the Loop, or don’t have a hearing aid, but would like a little extra assistance to hear, there are receivers, headphones, earbuds & over the ear units (along with instructions) available at the Welcome/Information desk in the Gathering Space.
DEDICATION BOOKLETS AVAILABLE
We give thanks to God for the wonderful blessing of the new Sanctuary, and for the Dedication worship we shared on Sunday, December 7th! We have extra copies of the Dedication booklet, if you have not picked up one yet. They are also there for you to give away to family members or people connected to our congregation who have moved away. Thank you to Andrea Wendorf, for her wonderful gift of designing the booklet! Let us continue to worship the Lord with gladness! (Psalm 100:2)
FINDORFF BI-WEEKLY UPDATES
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!
Following is some of the material utilized during the Capital Campaign: