Weekly Announcements | October 1, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church

Sept 25 - Oct 1
Diane Bowers
Oct 2 - Oct 8
Todd & Sally Schieffer
Oct 9 -Oct 15
Wood Family 
& Debbie Odden

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

Jeff & Elaine Rasmussen
Ushers & Greeters
Renelle Gill

Hans Schmidt


Matthew Daniels
Gatlin Robel

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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Sunday Church:  "Overcomer:  Apathy"
     The bumper sticker on the car stopped in front of me at the red light this week said it all:  "Sorry.  It's not my day to care!"
     Apparently Jesus ran in to folks who had similar thoughts, because one day he told a story about a traveller who was victimized by criminals and left to die on the side of the road.  His luck went from bad to worse when one person after another walked right on by without so much as lifting a finger to help. 
     This weekend we'll be digging into that story in Luke chapter 10, as we explore a growing trend of our time:  apathy.  Some have said ours is the most apathetic generation in modern history.  Is that true?   If it is, what counsel does God's word give about addressing and correcting that trend?  When does it become our, 'day to care?'
     Join us this weekend as we raise these questions and a few others during part two of this Fall's preaching series, "Overcomer:  Apathy."  

Living for Jesus!

Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
Thank you to Living Water for the generous donation of food, craft kits and toilet paper for Mission Mexico and the relief effort for Hurricanes Irma & Harvey.  We are so impressed by the size and scope of all your mission efforts!  Thanks for all you do at Living Water to make the world a better place! 
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Big Jammers (grades 2-4) - Mrs. Emerson
Middle Jammers (grades K-1) - Mrs. Viltz
Little Jammers (3 year olds-Pre-K)- Mrs. Ebner
Remember to ask your children for their fridge fun sheets and magazines! Use these to help reinforce your child's learning during the week at home!
Just For Kids: Yoga & Granola Baked Cinnamon Apples - This Sunday!
Julie Emerson from The Tree House in Rice Lake will be offering a fun kids yoga and snack class this Sunday, October 1st from 11am-Noon at Living Water! Join us as we create a delicious and healthy recipe perfect for fall! (Each student receives a copy of the recipe to bring home.)  While it bakes, kids will spend 35 minutes practicing some fun and fall inspired yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes... we will be moving and grooving! Cost is $10 per child. Please register online at www.thetree-house.com. Walk-in's will be accepted the day of with payment due at the start of class. 
Change happens in circles, not rows.  That wisdom is given expression best in the groups we form at Living Water where life is shared with a few trusted companions on the journey.  This fall I'm inviting each of you to consider starting or joining a group at Living Water.  Financial Peace, Women's Wednesday evening study, Women's Monday evening study, Fermenting Faith, Women's Small Groups....in addition to the one you are thinking of starting but have just been waiting for the right time or nudge.  God needs you to be the spark that lights the fire for change in the world that God loves and where you live.  Questions?  Give me a call!  - Pr. Ned
Jungle Jamboree: Friday, October 6th 
Cameron Elementary will have an in-service day on Friday, October 6th. So Living Water and Julie Emerson from The Tree House will be offering something to keep your kids busy. T here will be two sessions offered: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Both sessions will offer jungle themed crafts, recipes and yoga.  Please join us for either session or both!
$20 per student per session. Please register online at www.thetree-house.com. Payment is due at the start of class. Registration will close 10/5. Minimum of four students with a maximum of 15 students. 
Early drop-off for the morning session and late pickup for the afternoon session is available. Please email Julie (from her link).
Starting Point - Begins Tuesday, October 3rd
What's Living Water all about? What's God's plan for my life? If you'd like answers to these and other important questions of faith then think hard about setting aside Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30-8 pm to attend Starting Point. This hour and a half is all about discovering how the church got its start, learning more about God's mission and purpose for this body of Christ, and meeting a few other really cool people - just like you!  Contact   Pastor Ned  to RSVP.
Just For Kids: Stranger Danger Class
Join us on Sunday, October 8th from 11-1pm for our Stranger Danger class for kids. In this hands on class, your children will learn techniques to deal with real life challenges. They will learn skills for dealing with bullying,  awareness skills, and how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations,  basic defense skills, and when to use them.
This class will be taught by 8th Degree Black Belt, Master Lloyd A. Brown. With over 45 years of martial arts experience, and decades of teaching kids these skills, this is a class that you will not want your children to miss!
The cost is just $10! Register onlineor show up that day with payment. 
New Women's Group:
"Living A Life Of Worship"

Starting in October, Lindsey Kolpack will be leading a new group through Sarah Young's, "Living a Life of Worship," an excellent resource for discovering how thankfulness and worship always open the door for entering into God's presence and blessings. Even the most routine part of the day can be a spiritual act of worship when you are living close to God, and seeing from His perspective will allow you to truly be able to "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).  Sign up at Clipboard Central to purchase a book & become part of this 8-week study!
Playground Installation - Save the Date: Friday, October 13
We just learned that we now have an official date for installing the new Living Water playground: Friday, October 13th.  Please mark your calendar and ask for the time off from work.  We'll need all hands on deck to accomplish this big, important task!  Thanks!
Women's Bible Study
Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Overscheduled?
What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life that God has called you to live AND building a legacy for those you love?
In this 5-week study,SIMPLIFY, best-selling author, Bill Hybels, identifies the core issues that lure us into frenetic living and offers practical steps for sweeping clutter from our souls.
Beginning Wednesday, September 20th @ 6:00pm
Cost $9.00
If you would like to attend or have any questions please contact: Marianne Tiffany @ 612.802.2985 or Mariannetiffany2261@gmail.com
Living Hope Therapy Solutions
Rev. Jennifer Larson LaRue, an ELCA pastor and registered Marriage & Family Therapist, has opened a new practice here in Cameron.  She is now seeing clients at Living Water on Tuesday evenings.  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.
Survey: Your Opinion Matters!
Living Water wants your opinion! Please take a moment to complete this 9 question survey. We want to hear from our congregation to see if we need to improve in certain places, or just keep doing what we're doing. We value our members and want to make your voice is heard. Thank you for your help! Click on the link below to get started!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5S33GW
"Still Listening" by Susan Vitalis 
During the month of October we will be forming Small Groups to read and discuss Susan Vitalis' new book, "Still Listening."  Sign up at Clipboard Central to order a copy. Cost:  $10.  Dr. Vitalis will be at Living Water on Sunday, November 12 where she will present during worship and lead a discussion afterwards.  

BFMC Concert - October 1st
The Barron Federated Music Club will be sponsoring a concert on Sunday, October 1 , at 2:00 pm in the First Lutheran Church sanctuary.  This is the club's annual  fund raiser  to provide music scholarships for Barron area students.  Featured this year will be Lynn Emmons on piano and organ, and the Higher Vision Gospel Quartet. 
Cinnamon Roll Sunday - October 15th
Join us on Sunday, October 15th as our missionaries Dr. Jim & Carolyn Brown come and visit us! Not only do we get to hear all about their work in Cameroon, but we also will be having our Cinnamon Roll Sunday that day too. Lacy Johnson's serving others project will consist of having cinnamon rolls ready for everyone, and a free-will donation for our treat going to our missionaries. We'll see you then!
Women's Small Group - Self Defense Class
Join us for this hands on seminar where we will focus on awareness and basic self defense techniques that you will be able to use at your home or away. You will learn about dangerous situations, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself in one. There will be time at the end of this seminar for Q&A, so we can address any specific concerns you may have.
This class is taught by 8th Degree Black Belt, Master Lloyd A Brown. His 45+ years of martial arts experience will ensure that you get an exceptional amount of highly useful information out of this seminar. This calls will be on  Saturday October 14th from  9-11am.
Cost is just $30! Register online or show that day with payment.
High Adventure Day at Camp Philips, October 14
The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America invite boys and girls age 13 & up for an afternoon of outdoor adventure, including shooting sports, zip lines, high/low ropes course, sailing (weather permitting), and kayaking.  Call 715.450.4720 with questions, or go on line at www.scoutingevent.com/637-17HA to register.  
Baby Liam
On August 22nd of this year, William Odin Huseth entered the world much earlier than anticipated  at 1 lb. 9 oz. and 11 3/4" long. Parents Josh & Sara have created a Caring Bridge site to give all of us who love and care about them, a way to keep updated on events in Rochester, MN.  To follow progress and send notes of encouragement and support, simply logon to CaringBridge.org  and search for:  Liam Odin Huseth
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!
CORE - Fall Recharge: November 3-4
We have something super fun planned for this Fall's November CORE activity:  the  Luther Park Bible Camp's "Recharge" on Friday and Saturday, Nov 3 & 4.  LW will pay $40 of the $80/student registration fee.  Registration fees may be paid to LW starting RIGHT NOW!  
Note:  deadline for registering is coming soon:  Wednesday, October 11th.  While we're registering as a group, here's the nuts & bolts of what's happening that weekend:  
Help Needed: Reformation Festival - Sunday, November 5th
Joanne Schmitt from Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner is leading the effort in NW Wisconsin to celebrate the 500
anniversary of the Reformation.  Joanne has contacted Living Water and asked if a ministry partner from Living Water might like to create a booth/table with the theme of, 'grace.'  If you'd like to explore that with Joanne please call her directly at: 715-635-9127  
Living Water Apparel 
Living Water shirts, jackets and other items are now available for ordering.  Simply click on the link below to go to the Living Water clothing store. Watch for new items being added in the next couple weeks!   https://stores.inksoft.com/livingwater

 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: S
hane, Jess, Madelyn,   Frankie, Gatlin, Kendal & Evan Robel

Something interesting about our household:
We are the typical blended family. We have his, hers, and now an ours. Recently Shane adopted Madelyn and Gatlin. We are always on the go with the kids to their various sporting events. We not only cheer on our kids, but love cheering on The Comets, Packers and Brewers.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Jess works with Christine Ebner, and she would take about the church and the various activities, and how laid back it was. We had been trying other churches, but none of them felt right. 
What we like about Living Water:
We love that Living Water is growing, but still is smaller; that it feels like home. Everyone is so welcoming, inviting, and relaxed.  Paster Ned does a wonderful job with having his weekly message connect to everyday life in the now.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule 
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Women's Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm 
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 3rd & 4th
Just for Kids - Yoga & Healthy Snack
Sunday, October 1st 11:00-Noon
Kid's Stranger Danger Self Defense Class
Sunday, October 8th 11:00-1:00pm - Ruby's Garage
Playground Installation
Friday, October 13th
Women's Small Group - Self Defense Class
Saturday, October 14th 9:00-11:00am
Dr. Jim & Carolyn Brown Visit
Sunday, October 15th
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, October 21st
Women's Small Group - Freezer Meals
Saturday, October 21st Noon-4:00pm
Just for Kids - Healthy Food & Craft
Sunday, October 22nd 11:00-Noon
Parking Lot Paving
October 23rd-24th
Chili Cook Off
Sunday, October 29th
Luther Park Recharge
Friday-Saturday, November 3rd-4th
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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