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MCC Announcements

The MCC consists of two vibrant congregations with many shared ministries. An email is sent every Thursday with the latest on what's happening in and around the MCC. To submit an announcement, please click below. The deadline for submitting is Wednesday at noon.

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Worship This Week

In Hope

We are confronted and reminded daily of differences among us, - cultural, economic, social, gender, age, etc. However, differences do not necessitate division or separation or discrimination. Through the inclusive love of Jesus, we find commonality, newness in attitude, unity, grace and healing. Rev. Jim Iliff is our guest preacher.

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In Advent

We welcome a special guest this week! Pastor John Worzala Dumke, Interim Pastor and Director at Lutheran Campus Ministry and Associate Pastor at Luther Memorial Church, will be visiting and preaching. ELW setting 8 will guide our worship. We will also share communion and hear the familiar words of Psalm 23.

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Midweek Outdoor Worship

Last night was an absolutely gorgeous evening for Midweek Worship! We connected with God through creation, ate delicious West African food from Keur Fatou, and welcomed special guests from Chrysalis, Inc to learn more about our food pantry's meaningful connection to Chrysalis Pops (also, YUM!).
We continue next week with food, fellowship, and faith-based activities for all!
July 24: Connecting with God through Prayer with a taco bar from the Streit family
July 31: Connecting through Communion and gardening with salad and bread from Sarah Kruger
August 7: Connecting through Outreach and Service with an MCC potluck and community service project! Potluck signup here.

Here's our Facebook event page to invite your friends to join us.
Musicians are welcome to join any week and can sign up on MSP or contact Andrea to get music.

MCC Youth and Families Summer Events

July 21: H.S. Youth Pizza and Ice Cream Party at 5:30pm
* This coming Sunday, July 21, 5:30-7:00pm, at MCC we'll make personal pizzas, play a couple of silly games, enjoy ice cream, and share ideas for Youth activities in the coming year. Please sign up now so we can purchase the right amount of food (friends always welcome).

July 28: ALL AGES family field trip to Eugster's Farm following Boundary Waters worship service
* Following the Boundary Waters worship we'll meet at Eugster's to enjoy the farm together. Pet and feed farm animals, ride a trike, water a garden, and take spectacular family photos with a field of sunflowers. Admission is $10 per person, paid at the farm (Age 1 and under is free). Tractor Rides to Sunflowers: 10 am to 3 pm. This event was requested by both high school students AND families with toddlers and is open to all MCC families! Please RSVP to andrea@themcc.net.

August 4: H.S. Youth group gathering at 5:30pm
August 18: Pride Sunday Worship and Magic Pride Festival
August 18: MCC Youth (K-12th) Mini-Camp Bonfire at 5:30pm

 

Kids in the Garden 2024

The Kids in the Garden program continues 10:00-11:30 on Tuesdays through the end of July with elementary school kids from the Lussier Center. Volunteers who have signed up will receive lesson plans from our coordinator Becky Hustad before each session. If you are still interested in signing up as a volunteer, you can do that on MSP. If you have questions, contact Joyce Anderson.

 

Pub Theology

Pub Theology gathers on the last Tuesday of the month, including July 25. Folks from local churches join at the Thirsty Goat on Fish Hatchery, 6:00-8:00. You’re welcome to order food or beverages, and we’ll have conversations about faith in the face of current events and more. It’s a great chance to hear other perspectives.

Update from Nick

These days have found me in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It's been beautiful...and full of deer flies. I should be in Delafield tonight, which is over 200 miles and more than 20% done. You can find some video updates at the Advent YouTube Channel.

I'm also excited this week to have kicked off a fundraiser for Lutherans Restoring Creation. This time is good for me, and we expect for the MCC, but I wanted to broaden the good. Please visit https://bit.ly/PrNickWalks and donate generously. You can find my launch video here.

 

Pastoral Care & Emergencies

While both Pastor Jen and Pastor Nick are away, here are a few possible contacts:
* For anybody needing a visit or chat or some care. Write to mcclayministry@gmail.com
* If you or somebody you know is (or will be) in the hospital, Meier is covering visits: elaina.meier@gmail.com or (414)254-9559
* Beth Falkos will be Prayer Coordinator, collecting prayers for Thursday emails and/or sharing in the Private Facebook Group: bdjfalkos@hotmail.com or (608)347-2476
* Kaisa Miller is a good clearing house for any of the above or other concerns, available in the office during the week at kaisa@theMCC.net or (608)836-1455x2

 

Pride Sunday Temple Talk

Is Pride Sunday on Aug. 18 especially meaningful to you, and are you willing to share the reasons why with the MCC? If yes, we are looking for someone to give a 3ish minute temple talk in the shared MCC worship service that day. If you are able to bring the theme of "renewal" or "renew-all", this year's stewardship theme, into your talk, even better! Let Corkey Custer and Edd Hellmer know if you are interested in sharing.

 

Art Wall Renew

John Mix replaced his plein air landscape paintings with his abstract work for the remainder of the month of July only.
All of his work is for sale including the landscapes and 40% goes to Lutheran World Relief. Contact John Mix.

 

More Palestinian Olive Oil!

Some more bottles of fair trade Palestinian olive oil are available for $26. (1L cans will not be available until after the next harvest.) We also have freekeh and za'atar for $8 each.

2025 Palestine Trip

Pastor Nick (along with his friend and seminary classmate Sara Yotter from Baltimore) will be leading a trip to the Holy Land, planned for October 22-November 3, 2025. They’ve been honing the itinerary for months, with biblical sites, connections with Christians now, and understanding the Occupation. Starting price is $4460. Click here for a full brochure with more details and chance to pre-register (no downpayment needed).

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