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
Saturdays 5:00 PM
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
10:15 AM | Fellowship Hall
Grow in community at MPLC this fall, by participating in one of the many parish activities!
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.
Bell Choir Rehearsals
Return Tuesday, September 12
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Returns Sunday, September 17
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.
Growing Adult Disciples
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.)
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!