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McFarland Lutheran Church

 

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE

WISDOM PREPARES A FEAST,

sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper, but here we can’t help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

SUMMER FAITH FORMATION

ADULTS / 9:15 A.M.  / Room 113

August 19th – No Class

August 26th - Bible Project – The Holy Spirit: God’s Spirit is personally present in all of creation and is sent out to Jesus’ followers to bring about the new creation. A new look at the Holy Spirit – the Bible Project seeks to show how the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus.

GROWING DISCIPLIES, GROWING FAITH

Summer Heat – God promises to be with us whether it is hot and humid or below freezing and icy. That means if we’re splashing in a pool, jumping in piles of leaves, making snow angels, or splashing in puddles – God is with us. No matter how many things may change, God’s presence and love will not. Thanks be to God.

WOMEN'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY

has been cancelled for August 18.  We will be rescheduled in September.

MLC BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS!

Get ready for a new school year with a Blessing of the Backpacks!  Bring your backpack to church Sunday, August 26 at either service: 8:00am or 10pm. See you there!

CALLING ALL SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADERS!

Leadership Breakfast for all Sunday School Leaders: teachers, shepherds, and substitutes.  Learn about the upcoming year, meet the team, and enjoy yummy treats!

Sunday, August 26 at 9:00AM in Room 210.

We look forward to seeing you there!

HEALTHY LUNCHES AND SNACKS

Healthy lunches and snacks are important for children. Commercials and peer pressure can influence children to eat junk food. The Health and Social Wellness Committee is featuring healthy snacks and lunches on their bulletin board the month of August. Please stop and take a look for more information. Also, on Sunday, August 26, the food for hospitality will feature healthy food.

FAITH MILESTONE: A BIBLE FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS!

During Sunday School on Sunday, September 16. To ensure enough Bibles are ordered, please RSVP with Pastor Kelli (838-3184). Hope to see you there!

NEW MEMBER SESSIONS

Questions about MLC?

Have you thought about becoming a member of McFarland Lutheran Church, or do you know someone who may be interested?

New Member Sessions are a great way to make new friends and to become acquainted with the missions and ministries of MLC. Attendance does not obligate you to join.

The next New Member Session options are:
• On Sundays: September 16 & September 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
• Or, Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Childcare is available if needed.  Please contact Huldah Ellestad (838-3184) or hellestad@mcfarlandlutheran.org to reserve a spot, or for more details.

MCFARLAND LUTHER CHURCH WALK FOR WATER 2018

MLC is walking to raise funds for another deep water well in Uganda. In 2014 MLC Members funded the deep well in water-starved Sesera, Uganda. Now we walk for a well for God’s children in Nyakesi, another impoverished Uganda village
desperate for clean water.

Saturday, September 22nd at McDaniel Park.  3 miles round-trip along the Lower Yahara River Trail.

Step-off 11 A.M.  Food & fun after the walk! $30 adult walkers; $15 17-and-under.
All donations welcome!

Register and more details at: www.w4ki.org/w4w/mcfarland-wi

JOIN THE TEAM!

Roger Marty is building a team to travel to St. Tammany West, Louisiana
November 4th-10th
to serve with Thrivent Builds.

• $700 for Thrivent members
• $1,000 for non Thrivent members
• Cost above do not include airfare
• Most meals included
• Motel accommodations
• Great opportunity for husband/wife/children combinations

Detailed information available at the Welcome Desk or contact Roger
(preferably by email rmarty54@gmail.com or call 608-358-9374).

NEEDED: AV/SOUND SYSTEM OPERATORS 8:00 WORSHIP SERVICE

There is a need for persons to operate the PowerPoint slides during the Sunday, 8:00 worship. This is a great way to utilize your talents and contribute to the worship service! It’s really not di% cult and you will & receive training. You will be part of a rotation schedule with a group of really nice people! Please contact Pastor Tim, Chris Landerud or Huldah Ellestad.

WHY BUY FREE TRADE?

Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community and all generations live in justice, dignity and peace.

Have you shopped at the Fair Trade table in the central hallway lately?

Equal Exchange started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers?

Stop at the table and you will find high quality teas, olive oil, organic nuts, chocolate bars, cocoa mixes, chocolate chips, & co ee from around the world.

HEARING ASSIST DEVICE AVAILABLE

Hearing Assist Devices have fresh batteries! Please stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a device and instructions for use during worship.

*If you have an MLC device at home, please remember to return it to the baskets!

DRAWN TO THE WORD

The “Living Waters of Grace” painting by Paul Oman is now up on its new home: the wall by the baptismal font. This painting was generously supported by Heleen Hayden, as a gift from her family and friends in loving memory of Noel Hayden. We also thank Huldah and Mark Ellestad, for their efforts in preparing and mounting the canvass. Thanks be to God, for the living waters of grace in Jesus Christ!

Watch artist Paul Oman’s “Living Waters of Grace” painting unfold Drawn to the Word. The recording (from the service on May 7) is about 60 minutes in length and the quality isn’t the best. Copywrite 2017 Paul Oman all rights reserved.

FACEBOOK 500

Are you on Facebook? If so, please “like” McFarland Lutheran Church.  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!

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. 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30

contact us

Office - 608-838-3184

Fax - 608-838-7207

Staff Contact Information

Join us on Facebook!

Send us an Email

View our Outreach Opportunities

View our Newsletter

how to find us

5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, WI 53558

Look at a map with directions

View our Opportunities to Serve

Becoming a Member

News You Can Use

August 18th and August 19th, 2018

August 11th and August 12th, 2018

August 4th and August 5th, 2018

July 28th and July 29th, 2018

AUDIO OF SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES AND SERMONS

Want to listen to a recording of a recent worship service or the sermon?  Click on the link  to listen to the entire worship service or the sermon only you would like to listen to.  We are currently testing this feature and working on to improve the quality.  Thanks for your patience.

Entire Worship Service

August 12th 8:00 - Worship Service

August 12th 10:00 - Worship Service

August 5th 8:00 - Worship Service

July 29th 8:00 - Worship Service

July 29th 10:00 - Worship Service

July 22nd 8:00 - Worship Service

Sermon Only Audio

August 12th 8:00 - Sermon Only

August 5th 8:00 - Sermon Only

July 29th 8:00 - Sermon Only

July 22nd 8:00 - Sermon Only

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Still Time for Faith Formation! - 35 minutes learning, sharing, and fellowship!

Summer is winding down, but Faith Formation is heating up! Discover the Bible Project – an online resource that gives a fresh perspective on the Bible..

August 19 - No Class

August 26 - Bible Project – The Holy Spirit: God’s Spirit is present in all of creation and is sent out to Jesus’ followers to bring about the new creation. Do you recognize the urgings of the Spirit in yourself? Do you see the Spirit at work in others? Take a new look at the Holy Spirit through the Bible Project.

Please feel free to enjoy your coffee and refreshments while attending Faith Formation.

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a statement, with other ecumenical and inter-faith partners, opposing the recent federal practice of separating children from immigrant parents trying to enter the US. Copies of her statement for prayer and study are available on the Welcome Desk, or the statement may be accessed on the ELCA website (elca.org).
Another resource on the situation of immigrant families is Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), a partner organization of the ELCA and other Lutheran churches.

For further information or conversation, please speak with Pastor Tim or Pastor Kelli.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS 2018-2020

On January 27, 2018, the McFarland Lutheran Church Council, Pastor Tim Dean and Pastor Kelli Schmidt worked together at their annual retreat to discuss and plan for the future of McFarland Lutheran Church. The results of the retreat were discussed at the Council meeting on February 20, 2018, and this document summarizing the retreat was approved at the Council meeting on March 20, 2018.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION 

The sacraments are incredible gifts given to the Church from God. MLC’s Pastors are adjusting how we approach baptismal preparation. Between now and October we will be meeting one-on-one with families. Beginning in October we will be hosting a quarterly class for families who are interested in baptism. And yes, childcare will be provided. See either Pastor Kelli or Pastor Tim with questions.

NEWS FROM THE CHURCH LIBRARY

Thanks to some generous donors we now have these books available in our church library on the lower level. Visit soon! We have great books, CD’s and DVD’s available!

From Jean Pierce:
Susanna’s Dream by Marta Perry
Katie’s Way by Marta Perry
Naomi’s Christmas by Marta Perry
The Hope Chest by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Autumn Grace by Marianne Ellis
The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

And from other donors:
The Holy Bible (for Young Adults)
The Promise
The Illustrated Gospels

See all the items in our church library online! There is a link on the McFarland Lutheran Church website. Just scroll down the website to the headline “MLC Library Information.” The link is there, or you can simply type the address into your computer: librarycat.org/lib/McFarlandLutheran

If you would like to purchase a new book for the library, we have a wish list set up on Amazon. When you go to Amazon.com, click on Gift Cards and Registry, then click on Friends and Family Gifting. You will be able to search for a wish list. Just type in McFarland Lutheran Church in the search box. 

Your church library committee: Carolyn Grede, Deb Alber, and Mary Grell

MCFARLAND VILLA

First Monday each month at 12:45 P.M.

Worship Service/Communion/Music

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.

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

STAFF

Click on, Staff Contact Information to see a list of the Council Members and contact information. Please feel free to contact them.

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.

COUNCIL MINUTES

Council Minutes reports the discussions and actions that have been taken by the church council. Look at the June 26th "Council Minutes". Please contact a member of the church council for more details.