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March 26:
Blood Drive; 7:15am-12:15pm

March 29:
Lenten Soup Supper; 6pm
Worship; 7pm

PMLC Preschool Summer Camp
Infants (6 weeks) to PreK
7am - 5:30pm / 972-208-2424

Register today for 2016-2017 school year


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Visitor Information

Welcome! We extend the hospitality that God has shown us in Jesus Christ, so all are welcome whether in cyberspace or through our doors. Leave us some information about yourself below, and we will contact you with answers to any questions or requests.

We've assembled some answers to questions you might have of us. Browse through our pages, and if you come up with more questions, send them to us. We're always open to conversation!

What time do you worship on Sundays?

Where are you located?

Where can I park?

How should I dress?

Do you have a nursery?

Do you celebrate Holy Communion?

Do I need to be a member to have my child baptized?

I was never baptized when I was younger; what do I need to do?

Do you have a children’s sermon?

What else is available for my children?

What’s available for my teen in middle school or high school?

What does "Faith Education" for adults look like?

How do you serve the world and our neighbors in need?

What is a "Lutheran?"


What time do you worship on Sundays?

Our regular worship times are 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. every Sunday to hear God's good news through prayer, song, reading of our Scriptures, and preaching. We use a variety of musical styles to communicate the diversity of the good news.  Faith formation (Sunday School) is available for all ages from 9:45-10:45am. 

Our Summer Worship times are 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. (early June - August 31).  Sunday school takes a break in the summer as we focus on serving God and our neighbors through Vacation Bible School and mission trips.  
 
Where are you located?
6801 Coit Rd., Plano, TX  75024  Click on the link below to get a map.
 
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Where can I park?

We have plenty of parking available and some designated specially for our guests. You can enter the building on Sunday morning through the large colored doors visible from the parking lot. 

How should I dress?
We're a warm community open to all. Jeans and suits are equally welcome.

Do you have a nursery?
A nursery is available for children 3 years and younger.  It is staffed by qualified and CPR trained nursery workers.   Parents receive a pager when they drop off their children to alert them to any needs.  We invite older children to join their families in worship.

Do you celebrate Holy Communion?
At Preston Meadow Lutheran, our communion table is “open.”  That means that you don’t have to be a member of PMLC to commune, or even a Lutheran.  We welcome children of all ages to this favorite meal of the church because we know that we come at Jesus’ invitation to receive his free gift of grace.  Parents, if your children are not yet communing, encourage them to fold their arms over their chests to receive a blessing.  If you are communing, simply open your hands and bread will be given to you.  Cups with white grape juice are located in the center of the trays; gluten-free wafers are available on request.  Come and enjoy the free gifts of God!

You can find more information on our communion practices here.

Do I need to be a member to have my child baptized?
The short answer is: yes. 

Baptism is more than “eternal salvation.”  It is the way we become members of the Body of Christ here on earth.  In baptism, parents make several promises to pass on the faith to their children, including bringing them to the services of God’s house.  It’s important to invest in your faith by belonging to a local body of believers. 

When you’re ready to have your child baptized (and we love to do infant and child baptisms!), please schedule a time with one of our pastors to talk through the process. 

I was never baptized when I was younger; what do I need to do?
First, we’re glad you’re thinking about the question!  Secondly, any of our pastors would welcome a conversation to get you started on the path to baptism.  

Do you have a children’s sermon? 
Beginning Fall 2013, we’ll host “Kids Word Time” during the 11:00 worship service.  This special opportunity for children ages 4 through 2nd grade will feature a kid-friendly sermon by one of our pastors along with special worship activities during the regular sermon and prayers of the church.  More is coming soon!

What else is available for my children?
We have a nursery for your youngest children. From 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Sundays*, there are different opportunities for people of all ages to engage in faith education. This is an opportunity to discover the fullness of God's interaction with our world. Teams of teachers lead eager participants through hands-on activities and discovery.

*Please note: we do not have Sunday School during summer. We do have a wonderful Vacation Bible School for children ages 3-5th grade.

 
What’s available for my teen in middle school or high school?
There are several opportunities for our youth to dive in and engage their faith and build relationships with one another.  Surf on over to our youth web page to see all that is going on during Sundays and throughout the week:   (Link coming soon).

What does "Faith Education" for adults look like?
Most Sundays, we invite you to join our adult opportunities from 9:45-10:45am to explore different themes relating to life today and how they intersect with God's Story in the Holy Scriptures. This is a good chance to meet others and explore the fullness of faith. We often discuss topics through small groups while in a larger group setting. Our pastors and other leaders lead these opportunities.
 
How do you serve the world and our neighbors in need?
At Preston Meadow Lutheran, we know that we are “blessed to be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2).  We believe that following Jesus means living a life of generosity.  Over 13% of what we receive in financial gifts is turned around and given to ministry beyond our doors.

Below are a just a few of the ways that we’re serving God and those God loves in our community and world:

 ·  We’re big supporters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org) and the Northern Texas—Northern Louisiana Mission Area (www.ntnl.org).  We know that our partnership as ELCA congregations helps us better serve Jesus.  Together, we’re able to start new churches, serve the poor and hungry, and advocate for justice on behalf of those with no voice or representation. 

 ·  We partner with the Haitian Timoun Foundation (www.htflive.org) to give a future of hope, sustainability, and dignity to children and their families in Haiti.  Some of our members have taken life-changing trips to support and encourage our Haitian partners.

·   We support our sister church, Emanuel Lutheran of Dallas, in their outreach to the Dallas community with their food pantry, Summer reading program, and Christmas Angel Tree.  (http://emanueldallas.org)

·   Mosaic in Dallas has a special place in our hearts, and we enjoy helping them succeed in their mission to give people with disabilities a life of possibilities (http://www.mosaicinfo.org/dallas/).  Our members help repair items at several resident homes, support their Document Destruction business, host monthly birthday lunches, and help them financially in their mission.

·   We’re avid supporters of Journey of Hope, a local Plano organization that helps children and families cope with grief and loss (http://www.johgriefsupport.org/).  Their annual Warren’s Walk is held in memory of former PMLC member, Warren Rice. 

·   Our youth regularly go on short term mission trips during the summer to partner with      local agencies that are helping people in their communities.  Over the past several years, we’ve covered most of the Midwest and  the South in our trips.

What is a "Lutheran?"
A diversity of faith traditions make up what the world knows as "Christianity." In today's world, we cannot avoid choosing how we will follow Jesus in his mission to love and bless our world with the grace of God. All Christian faith traditions stand together in accepting the risen Jesus of Nazareth as God's Son, the One who has come to free us from our brokenness and give us life in God's Spirit. Being Lutheran is one dynamic fabric of the quilt of followers of Jesus.

Lutherans are Christians who shape our life together as a church by accepting historic confessions which form our participation in the world. These confessional documents are built upon our firm belief that:

·   We are saved by the grace of God alone--not by anything we do;
·   Our salvation is through faith alone--we only need to trust God made known in Christ who promises us forgiveness, life and salvation; and
·   The Bible is the norm for faith and life--the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

To learn more about Lutherans and our partnership within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, click here. Make sure to come back when you're done exploring. As always, we're available to talk with you about your questions.

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