Weekly Announcements | April 15 , 2018
Living Water Lutheran Church




CLEANING TEAM  
April 9 - April 15
Need Volunteers
April 16 - April 20
Joe & Vicki Raven
April 21 (Ruby's)
Alicia Robotka
April 23 - April 29
Fiamoncini Family

 
(Contact Carl & Lisa Fischer for a key or questions
about cleaning.
Carl @ 715-931-7668 or Lisa @ 715-931-7636)
 

WORSHIP 
 ASSISTANTS
Lenhart & Wood
Coffee/Treats
Wood & Palma
Coffee/Treats



WORSHIP LEADER
Ike Stouffer

 

PROJECTION TEAM 
Alaina Stone & Alexis Kuffel


TECH TEAM  
April 15th
Jason Zappa
& Rory Schnacky
April 22nd
Lisa Folz & Wayne Schachel
May 6th
Jim Adams & David Forcey
May 13th
Rory Schnacky
& Wayne Schachel 
May 20th
David Forcey & Lisa Folz
May 27th
Scott Strickland
& Jim Adams

   
BUDGET
Year-To-Date
Budget Needed
$41,490.99
Year-To-Date Actual
$39,926.88




 
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206-859-9405
 
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Start saving your pop tabs! Ronald McDonald House is our April Mission!
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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Make a Difference, Change the World     
     A ministry so quiet we barely noticed. Every month the church newsletter ran a short article inviting knitters to stop by the office and pick up yarn, along with patterns for making tiny stocking caps and miniature blankets for the local hospital's newborn nursery. Every month the same elderly woman would pick up the completed work and re-stock the box with fresh yarn.
 
     After several years of watching this monthly pattern, one Sunday after worship we happened to be sitting next to each other at coffee. Evie, I asked, "What led you to leading this knitting ministry for newborns?" Her answer was one I wasn't prepared for. "Well," said Evie, "World War II came and went, and I was so busy working to support the war effort (she was a telephone line-woman), that I never got around to getting married. I've always liked little babies, and this knitting project brings me together with babies every week. Why do you ask, Pastor? Would you like to knit? I'll teach you!"
 
     The whole month of April we're cracking open our Bibles to the book of Nehemiah to try and discover what this prophet of God can teach us about how we can begin seeing ourselves as world-changing leaders. This week in our, "Make a Difference, Change the world," series we turn to chapter two and build on the foundation we laid last Sunday. Our theme: "Three Thoughts of a world-changing leader."


Living for Jesus!

-Ned
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JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Little Jammers - Mrs. Larson
Middle Jammers - Mrs. Fiamoncini
Big Jammers - Mrs. Ebner
Town Hall Meeting: Meth Presentation by Sheriff Fitzgerald
Living Water will be hosting Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald of the Barron County Police Department for a Town Hall Meeting on drugs hiding in plain sight. Starting at 6pm on Wednesday, April 18th, Sheriff Fitzgerald will have a mock teenager's room set up with common objects that you would see. Sheriff Fitzgerald will show you how these everyday items are really hiding a deep secret. Refreshments will be served after this hour long presentation.  This event is FREE and open to the Cameron Community, and especially teens and their families.
April Preaching Series:
Make A Difference,
Change The World
If we haven't said it, we've thought it a million times:  "I'm only one person. I'm only a child. I'm only a..."    what difference could I possibly make? If we take God's Word seriously, we can make all the difference in the world. Bring a friend and join us this month for the April message series, "Make A Difference, Change the World."
Easter Photo Booth - Prints Available!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our photo booth during Easter! P rints of the photos will be available this Sunday after church on a table in the cafe. 
W omen's Small Group -
The Fancy Bumpkin 
This Sunday!
Join us for a fun afternoon of painting a wooden sign with friends! The Fancy Bumpkin will be leading this class at Living Water in our garage. Registration link on our LW Facebook page will take you to their website for sign choices and payment options. 
Each woman is asked to bring a snack to share for everyone. You may also bring your own wine or wine coolers for this event. Sign up now before it's too late!
Come Join Us In Ruby's Closet
We will be setting up Ruby's Closet on Thursday, April 19 at 10am for this month's distribution!  Please join this very devoted group of believers as we serve others through Christ!
Just For Kids: Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 22 11am-Noon
Julie Emerson of the Tree House will be hosting a Just For Kids: Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22 from 11am-Noon. Kids will be Earth Day-themed yoga, make crafts, and even make delicious dirt cake cups! Pre-registration is appreciated online at www.thetree-house.com. Cost is only $10 per children. Scholarships are available upon request. You'll see you there!
TEXT-TO-GIVE
Church - good news!  We now are able to offer text-to-give.  Here's how it works:
Step I:   text LIVWATER to 206-859-9405
Step II:   you'll receive a reply with the link to your giving interface
Step III:   login and give immediately if you've already set up a Subsplash Giving account! If not, you can create their account in seconds!
Spring Cleaning - Living Water
Saturday, April 28: 8am-Noon

Save the date! The last Saturday in April we're inviting all of Living Water's ministry partners & friends to come from 8 to noon and give our church home a good, deep cleaning. We'll be tackling both the 411 building and Ruby's Garage. Cleaning supplies & friends are welcome!
Note: once the snow melts, we'll be announcing an outside cleanup andlandscaping date later in May. Thanks!
Living Hope Therapy Solutions
Rev. Jennifer Larson LaRue, an ELCA pastor and registered Marriage & Family Therapist, is now seeing clients at Living Water.  Pastor Jennifer is a gifted counselor and we are really excited to have her as part of Living Water.  To schedule an appointment simply go to https://www.schedulicity.com    You may also phone Jennifer at (833)LIV-HOPE 548-4673 to leave a message for a return call to set up an appointments.
Save Your UPC Codes
Luther Bible Camp is collecting "Our Family" brand UPC codes off grocery items.  Throughout 2018 any UPC codes you collect (we do not need the entire label, just the physical UPC code) will be sent to Luther Park and your donations will be turned into money for programs they do on Lake Chetek.  A collection container will be in the back of church.  Thank you for supporting this important resource for both children and adults.
Worship Families
What's your passion?  What special, one-of-a-kind gifts has God given you and only you?  Beginning this spring our church is looking at Sunday mornings in a whole new way.  Please check out Clipboard Central for opportunities to cook, smile, vacuum, love a child, and touch a neighbor with the love of Jesus.  God is good!
New Men's Ministry
Help Wanted: someone to co-lead a brand new Men's Ministry at Living Water. For more information, please contact Pastor Ned: ned.livingwater@gmail.com
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April Mission: Ronald McDonald House
Our April Mission is the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House offers a place for families to stay while sick children are in the hospital. The RMH only charges $10 a night for people to stay. We will be collecting monetary donations to help cover this cost for families. We will also be collection pop tabs all month long. Please drop off your pop tabs in the green bin under the prayer table. Thank you for your help with this great mission!
Tech Team: We Need You!
The installation phase is complete! Our new AV equipment (cameras, sound, etc.) is now operational. What's next? The LW Tech Team would like to add 5 additional people over the next couple months so that we have two people in the booth every Sunday for every service. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! To learn more about joining this new and growing ministry please sign up at Clipboard Central or contact Rory Schnacky at: northexpressions@gmail.com
Fermenting Faith: The Beer's Ready!
Living Water's Fermenting Faith Men's Group has an awesome event taking place in early May.  To make this event even GREATER, the men of Fermenting Faith are inviting donations for our latest & greatest Home Brewed Beverages beginning this Sunday.  We will have 3 different types of brews available and are asking for a minimum of $10 per 6-pack.  All proceeds from these donations will be used for this, "GREAT EVENT" in May.  Six pack holders will be available for you to use and if you like, you may build your own six-pack.  Thanks, Living Water!
Starting Point - Sunday, April 29th
Maybe you've been attending Living Water for awhile, or only for a short time. Either way, you're wondering,
"How do I learn more about this church & if it's the right fit for me?" If this is you, we encourage you to join us after worship on April 29  from 10:30-12:30pm for Starting Point. In our two hours together we'll get acquainted, share our mission, tour the church, share lunch...and more. Sign up at Clipboard Central or email our pastor at:
Wi-Fi Password LW Guest Network
Living Water's new Guest Network now has a wi-fi password:
livingwater
Save The Date!    
Save the date for VBS 2018! We will be holding Vacation Bible School from Mon-Thurs, July 16-19. Be sure to check the FB page and these announcements for more info as we get closer!
Let's Eat!
Where are the food pantries in our area?  How do I access free or reduced cost meals?  How can I stretch my food dollar so that my whole family has enough to eat?  Is it possible to get notices when free food is being given away near me?  Good news:  Living Water has created a food app that answers those questions, and more!  Simply click on this link to download the new, "Let's Eat!" food app:    http://get.theapp.co/10b8/
New Women's Study:
"Girl, Wash Your Face"

Lies we tell ourselves...struggles with self-doubts as a mother, wife, friend...woman believer. The author of, "Girl, Wash Your Face," shares her gifts of honesty, humor andmotivation all in one book. This new LW Women's Group hasn't set a time and place (maybe...Cabin Coffee!!); we'll do that once we see who's on board & when we can all meet. Click here for the link to order the book; sign up is at Clipboard Central. Please contact Chantel Randell with any questions at: ctelrandall@gmail.com
Families Needed for Announcements
Have you seen of the families featured below in our weekly announcements? Has your family been featured? If not, please send a recent family photo and your answers for the questions to Lindsey Wood. You can Facebook message or email her at linz_o@hotmail.com (just be sure to put Family Info For Church in the subject). We want to have every family featured! 
Also, if you are not featured on our wall at our 411 building- please print out a picture or email that to Lindsey Wood and we will get you up there!
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: Jill & John Maly; Tracy, Alyssa, Austin, Alexis Wirth; Mike, Madison, Mason, William Church; Josh Church & Kady Barns
Something interesting about our household:
We like to have fun.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Word of mouth.
What we like about Living Water:
Casual atomosphere.
UPCOMING EVENTS 
CORE
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
EPIC
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule  
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 17th & 18th
Run for God's 5K Challenge
Sundays, 7:45-8:45am
First Communion Retreat
Saturday, April 14th 9:00-Noon
Women's Small Group - The Fancy Bumpkin
Sunday, April 15th 11:00am-2:00pm
Town Hall Meeting: Meth Presentation
Wednesday, April 18th 6:00-7:00pm
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, April 21st 
Just For Kids: Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 22nd 11:00am-Noon
Starting Point
Sunday, April 29th 10:30am-12:30pm
Mandel/Lentz Wedding Rehearsal
Friday, May 4th 6:00-8:00pm
Madel/Lentz Wedding
Saturday, May 5th 11:00-3:00pm
Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, May 6th 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am
 

CONTACT INFO 
Living Water Lutheran Church
411 North First Street | Cameron | WI | 54822
715.458.0121
livingwatercameron@gmail.com
ned.livingwater@gmail.com
lwmission@chibardun.net
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