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GROW WITH US THIS FALL

This fall our schedule is full of special events, parish activities, and times to get to know others in smaller groups!

FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Join MPLC this fall for a unified worship schedule. Returns, Sunday, September 17

9 AM

Sunday Worship

Saturdays 5:00 PM

10 AM

Coffee Hour

10: 15 AM

Sunday School & Adult Education

Whats 's NEW at MPLC this fall...

God's Work. Our Hands

Sunday, September 10

Yoga Sampler Class

Tuesdays  | September 12 & 19

Chair Yoga  |  11 AM

Mat Yoga  |  5:30 PM

Outreach for Hope Family Ride/Run/Walk

Saturday, September 30

Kenosha - Petrifying Springs Park

"One Coin Found" - Book Discussion

Sunday, October 8

10:15 AM  |  During Adult Ed

Hosted by: Beyond Welcome

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New Members Dinner

Thursday, October 12

"A Peace of My Mind" Display

Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 15

Our new unified Sunday Worship service moves to 9:00 AM, followed by a Congregational Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 10 AM. After breakfast, we put our hands to God’s work through various service projects for all ages, both onsite and off.

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MaryJo Sullivan from Yoga Roots invites you to try a free session of yoga at MPLC, meeting in Mygatts (next to Fellowship Hall).

 

Gentle Chair Yoga will be offered at 11 AM both Tuesdays. Come enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, strength and mobility from practicing yoga while using the chair for support.

 

Hatha\Vinyasa Yoga (with mat) will be offered at 5:30 PM both Tuesdays. This class is open to all experience levels and aims to promote physical health and mental well-being through exercise, breath, work, and connection to self. Individual modifications will be offered.

Sign-up today!

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Join with ELCA Lutherans from around SE Wisconsin for this fun morning event to support ministries serving neighborhoods experiencing material poverty in the Milwaukee Synod.

Register today to take part in the events at Petrifying Springs Park between Racine and Kenosha.

The Beyond Welcome Team invites you to pick up and read a copy of “One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins” by Pastor Emmy Kegler.

On Oct. 8 at 10:15 AM, Pastor Sheila Rawn will lead a conversation about it at Adult Ed.

Copies are available to borrow at the church Welcome Desk.

Newer members to MPLC as well as long-term members who want to welcome them are invited to break bread together this evening. Watch for a signup announcement later in the fall.

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In early 2023, the Milwaukee Synod participated in a unique photo storytelling project exploring the question, “When have you felt included or excluded from a group or community?”

 

This weekend, MPLC will host a display from that project, and explore this question in worship and Adult Ed in connection with the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi.

Learn more about this project today!

TOWN HALL 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
10:15 AM  |  Fellowship Hall

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Growing Community

Grow in community at MPLC this fall, by participating in one of the many parish activities!

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Adult Choir Rehearsals

Return Wednesday, September 6

7-8:30 PM  |  Choir Room

Adult Choir rehearsals return on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM, our Adult Choir practices in the Choir Room under Minister of Music Dimitri Shapovalov. The Adult Choir learns special music, liturgy, and hymns to add beauty and provide leadership for our worship services. All ages and voice parts are welcome.

 

Contact Dimitri Shapovalov for more information about Adult Choir.

Learn more about our music ministries

Bell Choir Rehearsals 

Return Tuesday, September 12

6:30 PM

On Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, Director Greg Schroeder leads an ensemble of bell ringers in practicing special music for worship services about once a month. Contact Greg Schroeder for more information about joining the Bells.

Learn more about our music ministries

MPLC Quilters

Return Thursday, September 14

9:30 - 11:30 AM  |  Fellowship Hall

Join the Quilters meeting in the Fellowship Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM. This group works to piece together, sew, and tie quilts for donation to Lutheran World Relief. All skill levels are welcome!

Contact Linda Berger for more information.

Learn more about our ministries

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Thanksgiving Eve & Pie Social

Wednesday, November 22
6:30 PM  |  Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall

Growing Young Disciples

Help MPLC's Youth grow into young disciples this fall! With a variety of opportunities for all ages!

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Sunday School

Returns Sunday, September 17

10:15 AM  |  Education Wing

Kids age three through Grade 8 will gather at 10:15 AM Sundays in their classrooms to explore God’s story together in Sunday School classes.

Registration is now open!

Confirmation

Returns Wednesday, September 13

6:30 PM  |  Mygatts

Youth in Grades 6-8 from both MPLC and our neighbor, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, meet together at MPLC for the Fall Session of Confirmation with a focus on the Lord’s Prayer.

On Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, kids gather in Mygatts (next to Fellowship Hall) for large group learning, then at 7:15 PM move into small groups to build connections and relationships.

Contact Pastor Beth Ann to enroll.

Learn more about MPLC's Confirmation Program

There are great activities & ministry planned for the youth this year!

 

Check out the Children & Youth page to learn more about how your child/youth can get involved at MPLC.

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Youth Night

Returns Sunday, September 17

6 PM

High school youth in Grade 9-12 from MPLC and our neighbor, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, meet regularly on Sunday evenings at LCR from 6-7:30 PM for Youth Night, times for learning, serving, playing and hanging out together.

Contact Pastor Beth Ann to get added to the Youth email list.

Learn more about our youth programing

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ELCA Youth Gathering

New Orleans  |  July 16-20 , 2024
Informational Meeting - September 27
7:00 -8:00 PM

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Growing Adult Disciples

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Interested in getting involved? Check out all of the great events we have at MPLC on the Events page.

 

Want to learn more about the ministries at MPLC. Check out the Ministry page.

NEW! Narrative Lectionary Stories

Begins Sunday, September 10

Feel like you’ve heard it all before? Our worship services this fall will focus on a different set of Bible stories as we draw our scripture readings from the Narrative Lectionary.

 

From September through May, our preaching texts will follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church. Join us for worship as we journey through Old Testament texts in the fall, and New Testament texts from Christmas through Pentecost.

NEW! Wednesday AM Bible Study

Begins Wednesday, September 6 

11 AM - Noon  |  Fellowship Hall

Wednesday AM Bible Study with Pastor Beth Ann begins on Wednesday, September 6, from 11 AM to noon, and promises a deeper dive into the preaching texts for the upcoming weeks.

Get your mind and heart set to worship and praise God with greater understanding and Faith!

Meet in Fellowship Hall for Bible Study & coffee!

NEW! A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Women of all ages are invited to read and discuss Rachel Held Evans’ cheeky but faith-filled book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood in one of two monthly meeting times, with Pastor Sheila. Order or borrow your own book to read the chapter of the month, or just come for the conversation. All are welcome...no registration necessary.

Women, Wine & The Word

Starts Thursday, October 5 

6:30- 8:00 PM 

Meet on the first Thursday evening of the month, starting Thursday, October 5, for “Women, Wine, and the Word”.

 

Come at 6:30 PM to enjoy sharing refreshments, or at 7 PM to discuss the chapter of the month. The gathering will end with prayer together at 8 PM.

Ladies, Lunch, & The Lord

Starts Tuesday, October 10

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Meet on the second Tuesday of the month, starting Tuesday, October 10, for “Ladies, Lunch, and the Lord”. Bring your lunch to each together at 12:30 PM, or join for just the book chapter discussion from 1-2 PM, ending with prayer.

 

Both this meeting and the previous will discuss the same material, so choose your own adventure!

NEW! Fourth Tuesday Bible Study

Begins on Tuesday, September 26
1:00-2:00 PM OR 6:30-7:30 PM​

Join us for a Fourth Tuesday Bible Study each month from 1 – 2 PM OR from 6:30- 7:30 PM, starting September 26, using materials from Gather Magazine of the Women of the ELCA.

 

This fall, Pastor Beth Ann will lead a study by the Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen, Salvation Now.

 

All are welcome...no registration necessary.

(Will not meet Dec. 26.)

Adult Education

Returns September 17

10:15 - 11:00 AM  |  Mygatts

Adult Ed returns to Sunday mornings on September 17 following Coffee Hour, from 10:15-11 AM, led by Pastor Beth Ann or Pastor Sheila, meeting in Mygatts (next to Fellowship Hall). Topics vary from week to week—watch the weekly bulletin or email for topics!

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