MLC News

ELCA Youth Gathering Preparations Have Begun!

ELCA Youth Gathering preparations are starting back up! Here are a couple of facts for where we are at:   What is the Youth Gathering? Its purpose is to create faith formation in our youth who have just graduated from the 8-12th grade at the time of the Gathering. This is accomplished through community service, Bible study and discussion […]

OneCOP Initiative

Some weeks ago, the council approved an initiative from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to be involved with OneCOP. We are now moving forward as we have been assigned an officer who will partner with us in trying to decrease violence in our communities and increase a better understanding of the tensions in our communities. The One […]

A New Look for Changing Times

In keeping up with the ever-changing times, it was decided to give Mandarin Lutheran Church a new look! Looking back over the last 35 years of Mandarin Lutheran Church history, no logo could be found. In recent years we began using the one seen today on our online presence and electronic communication. In the world […]

Anxious and Stressed?

Last Sunday we heard David start out his sermon with a question, “Who of you have had the following in the last 18 months…anxiety, depression, a feeling of being overwhelmed…?” All of us raised a hand. The last 18 months have been hard on us all.  Some of us have found ways to cope with […]

Who Said Girls Can’t?

“When was the first time you heard a woman preach? For some pastors, the first female voice they heard in the pulpit was their own. “Proclaiming, Reforming, Celebrating: Stories of 50|40|10″ shares stories from over 100 women who have served as pastors over the past 50 years. Each story illuminates how God has called and […]

Covid-19 Updates and Guidelines- August 2021

Dear Mandarin Disciples, Your church council met on August 1st to discuss what changes we should make in response to the increase in COVID infections in our part of Florida. We decided to continue with indoor worship. One big factor in making this decision was seeing the behavior of the congregation on Sunday morning. Everyone was […]

MLC’s Annual School Supply Drive

Mandarin Lutheran Church is holding our annual school supply collection to support local students in need. A donation box is set up in the Fellowship Hall. If you are able to participate, please drop off donations at the church on Sunday mornings or during regular office hours, Monday – Thursday 9:00AM – 2:00PM. *Backpacks with […]

Logo and Tagline Contest

The Communications Team is pleased to announce an opportunity to create a new logo and tagline for Mandarin Lutheran Church. The winning submissions will be used on the church’s website, bulletins and other publications, media and outreach and should present a refreshed and up to date look and feel. We invite congregation members to submit […]

Support MLC Through Amazon Smile

You can now support Mandarin Lutheran Church each time you shop on Amazon! Simply click the link at the bottom to select MLC as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price directly to us. This is an easy way to support MLC and our missions, at no cost to […]

Sandy Mitten: Our Woman of Valor

Last Friday, one of our family travelled to our Nation’s Capital to receive an award. As a retired Naval Officer, I am one of several veterans we have in our MLC family. We all tease each other about the branch of the military we served in but that is in jest and we all deeply […]