|06:30 pm||Advent Service|
|05:00 pm||Contemporary Service|
|Sundays:||08:00 am||Traditional Service|
|Sunday School - Ages 4 - 6th grade|
Worship is the most important thing we do at McFarland Lutheran Church!
Gathering to praise God as a community of faith is central to the life and ministry of McFarland Lutheran Church. Worship is where God comes to us with the good news of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament and where we respond to God with our prayers, praise and thanksgiving.
We invite you to hear the good news of God in Christ Jesus; receive Christ's saving grace; live your life by grace; and go out and share God's amazing grace with the world.
- Hear and study God's word each week
- Turn to God through the waters of holy baptism
- Find the place prepared for you and be fed at the Lord's table
- Serve your neighbors
When you are baptized God claims us a member of Christ's Body on earth, the Church. Baptism is the beginning of new life in Christ, where we are given our identity as children of God and adopted into the family of God. Baptism gives us a new life in Jesus Christ by giving us a new name and a new family for eternity. More on Holy Baptism.
Holy Communion is where our new life in Christ is strengthened and sustained. Holy Communion is one of the means God uses to nurture us so that we can grow strong in God's grace. More on Holy Communion.
Seasons of the Church Year
The seasons of the church year tell the story of salvation through color, music, and God's Word. More on the Seasons of the Church.
Opportunities abound to help make meaningful worship possible at all worship services ~ Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Opportunities to share your gifts include: Assisting Ministers, Ushers, Greeters, Lectors, Sacristans, Communion Servers, Doorkeepers, Welcome Center Watchers, Nursery Care Providers, and Hospitality Ministry Workers. If you are interested in Worship Assistants please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.
Music is a vital part of the worship life at McFarland Lutheran Church. There are all kinds of opportunities for persons of all ages and ability to participate in giving glory to God through worship music. Music is one way to share of your talents and time. As Martin Luther said; Those who sing, pray twice. If you are interested in Music Ministry please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.
More on the Music Ministry.
If you have gifts in the areas of art, sewing and creativity then consider the Banner Ministry Team. This team designs new enhancements for our worship space from altar hangings to seasonal banners and decorations. If you are interested in Banner Ministry please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.
The Decorative Arts Team helps to envision and coordinate most of the decorating in the worship and fellowship areas of the church including: arranging pictures, plaques and commemorative wall hangings, seasonal decorating, etc.
The Altar Guild is essential to the worship life here at MLC. This team prepares the altar for worship by filling communion trays, changing altar linens, setting out flowers and refilling candles. If you are interested in Altar Guild please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.
Altar Guild Schedule.
The Worship Tape Ministry tapes Sunday morning worship for shut-ins, the elderly and those who are ill. Volunteers deliver the tapes, which can be signed out at the Welcome Center in the Gathering Space. If you are interested in Tape Ministry please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.
Worship Planning Team
The Worship Vision Planning Team meets each week and is made up of lay people, staff members, and the Senior Pastor. This planning team is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of the worship life of McFarland Lutheran Church. If you are interested in the Worship Vision Planning Team please contact our church office at 608-838-3184 or complete the sharing your time and talents form.