Welcome to Martin Luther Church
Martin Luther Church, as a congregation, welcomes and celebrates the richness and diversity of all God’s people, regardless of where they’ve come from or where they are in their life’s journey. Therefore, we follow the teaching of 2 Corinthians 5:18: “All this is from God who reconciled us through Jesus Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is to be shared by all people without regard to age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or physical or mental abilities. All are welcome as members of the Body of Christ as workers in the kingdom of God, and at the table of our Lord.


  Worship Services
   8:00 a.m. Worship
   9:15 a.m. Christian Formation
   10:30 a.m. Worship
   6:00 p.m. Worship

   Pastor Ari Mattson

   Listen to Pastor Ari's recent Sunday sermon

   Listen to Rob Buettner's March 30 sermon

   Listen to Palm Sunday Passion Story

   Read Pastor Ari's blog about Ash Wednesday online at arimattson.blogspot.com!
   It's titled "The Weight of Ashes and the Unbearable Lightness of Bread."


Packing Food 

Food Pack for Haiti's Hungry!
Martin Luther Church packs food to serve our neighbors in Haiti. MLC Council President Rob Buettner indicates that this is one of the miracles we participate in as a congregation.

Packing Food

Catch more about the happenings at Martin Luther Church in the April/May 2014 issue of the "Door".


Holy Week Worship
Holy Week is April 13-20 this year. The series of worship services take us through the Passion story of Jesus, from the Last Supper, through the crucifixion and to the empty tomb. The rich traditions of these have been celebrated for centuries.

Maundy Thursday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. (Meal begins at 5:30 p.m.)
"Maundy" is short for the Latin word for "command" (or "mandate") and this day we remember Christ's command to love one another. We practice that love in sharing a meal as a community and offering the washing of feet during worship.

Good Friday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. Kid's Camp
On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion of Jesus and how God's love is greater than our rebellion. In the morning, we will have children's activities from ten to noon. Our evening worship features the stories of those who witnessed the events and the reading of Psalms in a powerful service

Good Friday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Jesus' crucifixion is remembered on what is the most important day of the church year. Our service explores the emotions of this holy day and highlights the depth of God’s love. Our evening worship features the stories of those who witnessed the events and the reading of Psalms in a powerful service

Easter Vigil, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.
In the ancient church, Vigil services would last all night waiting for the light of Easter. We remember that tradition in this service of water and fire that tells the story of God's salvation and transitions from darkness into light.

Easter Day, April 20, at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at MLC, 6:00 p.m. at La Fuente Restaurant
We celebrate Christ's resurrection and the victory of God over death. The end of Holy Week marks the beginning of the seven weeks of Easter. Join us for morning worship at church at our normal times or grab dinner at La Fuente and worship across the street in the evening.

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Save the Date for the Multi-Church Picnic!
Our second annual Tri-Fecta Multi-Church Picnic will be on June 8, at Cannon Park, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Once again, St. Therese Roman Catholic Church and Milwaukee Mennonite Church will join us as we celebrate fellowship and practice our cornerstone of Building Loving Relationships. The day is also appropriately Pentecost Sunday, when the Holy Spirit drew strangers together to become a larger family of Christ. Look for more details at church in the coming months!

Second Annual Meru Benefit Golf Outing
Save the date - August 17, 2014 - and join us for the Second Annual Meru Benefit Golf Outing at Kettle Hills Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Mt. Meru Coffee Project and Nkoaranga Hospital. Doing justice never tasted so good.

Save the date - Saturday, September 27, starting at 5 p.m. On Saturday, September 27, starting at 5:00 p.m., fellowship will begin for our Elvis “LOVE ME TENDER” event. Elvis impersonator, Alan Graveen, will present a program of Gospel & Strictly Elvis. Our meal, catered by Bunzel’s, will feature some of Elvis Presley’s favorite dishes. Dinner will begin at 5:45, with the program at 7:00 . Child care will be provided if requested in advance. The cost will be $15.00 per person.

Annual Family Hayride
Save the date - October 11, 2 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, join us for our annual Family Hayride at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago, followed by a light supper and bonfire back at MLC. This event is for the entire family. Invite your friends!

Educational Opportunity - Study Groups
Our MLC men's and women's study groups led by congregation member Pastor Richard Weeden will resume on these dates:

  • Men's – Every third Thursday of each month  – studying Acts

  • Women's – Every second Monday of each month – alternate sessions on selected parables and Psalms.

These are great educational opportunities to grow in discipleship in the company of other faithful folks. Pastor Weeden attempts to make the sessions inclusive, engaging and practical. All are welcome! Current study group members are encouraged to bring along another MLC member, friend, neighbor, etc.


Pastor Ari’s WELCA study group will be held on each third Thursday of each month - studying Women of the Bible.


Martin Luther Lutheran Church • 9235 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 • 414-476-9411
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