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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OPENING
McFarland Lutheran Church is looking for a creative and organized person to join our staff team as Administrative Assistant. Previous office work experience is required. A skill set in managing web sites, social media and email is strongly preferred. This position is 35 hours/week. Click here for a full job description. Please send your resume to Pastor Tim Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALLED TO BE HOLY
In Sunday, February 19ths, first reading we hear, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Yet we know we cannot achieve perfection. Our attempts to love neighbors and even our enemies fall short of what God desires for us. Yet in Jesus we see one who loved even those who persecuted and killed him. We are made holy in baptism, and forgiven at the table of God’s mercy. As a people made holy by God, we go in peace to love as we have been loved..
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES
ADULT FAITH FORMATION – Sunday, February 19th, - The Southern Stairs of the temple at Jerusalem served as a meeting place, and a place to teach as well as a means to gain entrance to the temple. See the remnants of the Southern Stairs and gain insight into the day of Pentecost.
Next Week: King Herod was a construction genius. The city of Caesarea was his crowning achievement; see the contrast between the city’s former splendor and present ruins. 9:15 A.M. in Room 113.
FACE TIME - Attention Parents! - We are using the book The Love Dare For Parents, by Stephen Kendrick, to provide a starting point for our faith discussions. Room 210 at 9:15 A.M.
CONFIRMATION (6th, 7th, & 8th Grades) – We have class from 9:10-9:50 A.M. Sunday, February 19th, is 4 of 4 on the topic of the Lord’s Prayer. We will talk about ‘temptation’ and the courage to do the right thing. God cares about us and helps us respond to evil.
HS YOUTH GROUP – On Sunday, February 19th, we will not be meeting. Next week we have a big weekend however! Saturday (25) at 7PM is the church Talent Show.On Sunday (26) Summer Fest and Tony Ducklow will be worshiping with us and we are going out for lunch at 11AM. Monday (27) we have our Ski Trip to Cascade Mt. See Chris to participate or with question.
SUNDAY SCHOOL begins at 9:00 A.M. with music in lower level Room 101. After music, Shepherds will take students to their classrooms.
3s, 4s, & Kindergarten will explore a story in their classrooms.
1st-5th Grade will explore what Jesus did when he attended a wedding in Cana with the disciples and his mother (John 2).
Sunday School ends at 9:50 A.M.
GROWING DISCIPLES - GROWING FAITH
First Communion - Do you have special foods on special occasions, like cake on birthdays or big meals with family on Christmas? Did you know the church has special food, too? Worship services are special occasions and we always have a special meal - communion! Join us on Sunday as we welcome our 2nd and 3rd graders to this big meal with the family of faith!
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FIRST ANNUAL: MLC TALENT SHOW!
We need you! Do you dance? Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Would you like to perform a skit, or recite a poem? We need you for our: First Annual: MLC Talent Show!
On February 25th, at 7:00 P.M. we will be gathering for a showcase of talent here at McFarland Lutheran Church. We are looking for acts 3-4 minutes in length and they can be just about anything. A piano recital piece. A dance recital piece. A Solo and Ensemble piece. A musical or theatrical piece that you have known for decades.
The MLC staff and other musical groups will be joining the fun for an evening filled with wonderful and light hearted entertainment. There will also be a time for fellowship and wonderful treats. If you are in need of an accompanist, we can provide one. Please contact Chris Malueg if you have any questions.
So join us for a wonderful new event celebrating our 150th anniversary!
150 Minutes of Service
The 150th Anniversary Task Force is inviting MLC members to record their minutes of service this year as part of our anniversary celebration. Our theme for the year is “Renewed in Christ to Serve,” and we are encouraging all members to take part in serving opportunities that reach those outside of our walls. In the Gathering Space, on the glass table, there are slips to record your minutes, and a glass jar is on the table for the slips. The task force will be tallying up the total minutes at the end of 2017. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for renewing us in the love of Christ so that we can serve others!
THE SEASON OF LENT
Ash Wednesday is March 1
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Worship this day includes confession and the imposition of ashes. We will have worship at 11 a.m., followed by a lunch in the Family Life Center, and at 6:30 p.m., preceded by the Souper Supper from 5-6:30 p.m. All are welcome as we begin the Lenten journey to the cross and empty tomb.
Uganda Mission 2017
If you were not able to contribute cash to the Moon Project, perhaps you would consider helping us fill our “Hope 4 Kids” bin in the grand hallway. We will be taking several items with us for our friends in Uganda.
Each of us are allowed to check a 50# bag free, so if you are able, please help us fill these bags with supplies. THANK YOU!
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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTry
Do you know someone who could use an outward sign of prayer, concern and caring? Please feel free to take that person: A prayer shawl or lap robe with a card and a gift bag. All can be found in the great hall. Please help yourself.
PRAYER SHAWL WORKSHOP
Prayer Shawl Workshop is the first Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the gathering space. The next date is January 2nd. Contact Norma Kohl with any questions: 838-3977.
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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For 150 years, this Congregation has worshipped our gracious and loving God. We celebrate and reflect on this, our 150th Anniversary year.
1864: First worship service is held in a log schoolhouse.
1867: McFarland Lutheran church is officially organized.
1881: 1st church building (built in 1869), destroyed in tornado.
1895: 2nd church building (built in 1881), destroyed by fire.
1896: 3rd church built at cost of $5017.28
1975: The congregation moves into the 4th church building and the 3rd church building is vacated & demolished.
1979: Preschool begins as Martin Luther Christian Day School; is re-organized in 1991 as Child Life Ministries & Rainbow Center.
1997:Major expansion includes FLC, Gathering Space & Sunday school rooms.
2014: Sanctuary expanded & remodeled
Please look at of the events planned to celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Our theme is "Renewed in Christ to Serve: 150 Years of God's Grace in Action".
MLC LIBRARY INFORMATION
Our church Library team, headed by Carolyn Grede, have developed a website for the MLC Church Library Catalog. New materials are added to the library frequently. Please search for a title, or just to see what is available in the church library. Here is the link:
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.
FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS SUNDAY MORNINGS - 9:15 A.M
Explore the lands, people & events of the Bible via DVD – there is always something new and exciting to be learned from this popular travel/teaching series with host and scholar, Ray Vanderlaan.
February 19th – Power to the People: Southern Stairs After Jesus ascended, the disciples waited …as thousands of Jewish pilgrims made their way up the huge and unusual staircase to the processional entrance of the temple to participate in the feast of Shavuot. See the remnants of the Southern Stairs and gain insight into the day of Pentecost.
February 26th – Total Commitment: Caesarea We remember him as the cruel king who wanted to kill the baby Jesus, but King Herod the Great was also a construction genius; and the city of Caesarea was his crowning achievement. Visualize the contrast between the city’s former splendor and present ruins.
Looking Ahead: March 5 – April 9 During the season of Lent, Pastor Tim and Pastor Kelli will lead an in-depth look at the Small Catechism. This is a great way to learn more about what “Being Lutheran” really means.
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 December 13th "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 December 13th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.