Weekly Announcements | April 1 , 2018
Living Water Lutheran Church


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Tom Moon



April 1st
7am: Wayne Schachel
& Jason Zappa
9am: Lisa Folz
& Rory Schnacky
April 8th
Scott Strickland
& Jim Adams
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

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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

"I'll never forget"
     Easter Sunday 2007 was a morning I'll never forget. We were up north for the weekend at our cabin and during the night it had started to snow. We woke up the next morning to several inches of beautiful fresh powder.
     After serving as lead pastor of a church for 6 years, I'd left barely a month earlier when we came to the mutual agreement that, 'this was probably not a good fit.' A polite way of saying, 'Thanks, here's your pink slip, have a nice day!' The weeks leading up to Holy Week I'd been wondering, 'What will it be like on Easter, sitting in the pew instead of preaching from the pulpit?'
   Gearing up, I headed outside to clear the snow from the van, loaded our crew, and began the drive to the nearest church. Except...with no traction all we could do was sit there and listen to the wheels spinning! I remember laughing out loud & thinking, "Gonna need a little help here, God!" Some sand...a couple shovels...and a few minutes later we were on our way. Listening to the message of resurrection later that morning at church reaffirmed what I already knew in my heart: if God can breathe new life into His Son, surely God can do the same for my future. An Easter morning I'll never forget.
     Church, wherever this weekend finds you: at home, with relatives, on vacation, working a job, or someplace else, I hope you're able to somehow join with other believers to hear again that incredible news proclaimed by the angels at the empty tomb on that first Easter: "Jesus is not here; He is risen from the dead!" It was a moment they never forget, and 2,000 years later, neither can we.

Living for Jesus!

Holy Week
"A Mother's Passion: The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes"
Wednesday-Friday, March 28-30, 7pm
Admission is free - dessert reception immediately following each performance

Easter Sunday
7am - Contemporary Easter Praise
9am - Easter Family Celebration
JAM Children's Choir; playgroup for children ages 2/3 year old-4K
Easter Brunch - 10am
A Mother's Passion: The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes
Please join us for "A Mother's Passion:  The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes".  This emotionally raw updated production of the Good Friday story, arranged by Janine Hansen (in loving memory of her son, Auhston Hansen 1983-2015), will be told through modern song and staging.   Performances will be held at Living Water Church on Wed, March 28 through Fri, March 30 at 7pm, with a dessert reception to follow each night.   Admission is free (with a free will offering to benefit family tragedies). Powerful new songs (and some new faces) will captivate your heart. Come lose yourself in this age-old story of Christ's journey to the Cross. 
Easter Sunday Choir
Attention all singers:  We will be singing the  Hallelujah   Chorus again this year at the 9 AM worship service .  If you are interested in singing, will be rehearsing in Ruby's Garage at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Hope you can join us!!
Easter Photo Booth - Say Cheese!
Plan to bring in the family, grab a couple props and have some goofy fun, because on Easter Sunday, the Living Water Photo Booth will be open. No cost, no sweat. We'd totally love to get your family's photo up on the LW family board. Openings: 1 hour before worship and 1 hour after. Say cheese!
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
On Easter, our 3 year old-1st grade JAM students will be singing during children's time. After children's time, we will have playgroup for our 3year old-4K children in the Sunday School rooms. Our K-4th grade kids will stay in church with their families. Please plan accordingly and discuss this with your children. Thank you! 
New Bible Study:
Sunday, April 8th, 7:45-8:45am
Run for God's 5K Challenge
Ever thought running as a way of getting in better shape? If so, we'd love to have you join us for, "Run for God's 5K Challenge," a 12-week Bible study program and the perfect opportunity to combine faith & athletic training to help you run a 5K.  Part Bible study and part training program, Run for God's 5K Challenge is all about growing your physical & spiritual endurance. Cost is $30 per person. Sign-up at Clipboard Central, or contact Julie Emerson: emersonfamily1@gmail.com     
"Make a Difference,
Change the World"
New Preaching Series,
April 8th

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 next Sunday, April 8 as we kick off a brand new message series, "Make A Difference, Change the World."
Active Shooter Presentation by Barron Co Police Dept - April 4th, 5-7pm
Living Water will be hosting Sheriff Fitzgerald of the Barron County Police Department for an active shooter presentation. This event is open to everyone. 
A free supper (soup and sandwich) will be provided at 5pm with the presentation to follow. The active shooter presentation will include PowerPoint information and then hands-on lessons of what you just learned.
Free child care will be provided.
Please join us for this very important and informational event.
Just For Kids: Beach Bash
Sunday, April 8 11-2pm

Splish, splash... it's a Beach Party Bash! Join us for some fun in the sun. We will make shark bites, starfish sandwiches, catch of the day and surfboard cookies. There will also be a treasure hunt, feed the shark game, beach bingo, crab races and more. We will end with some beach themed yoga. Wear your favorite summer attire and get ready to beat those winter blues!
$15 per beach party attendee. Scholarships available upon request.
Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off and pick-up. 
Register online at www.thetree-house.com
W omen's Small Group -
The Fancy Bumpkin 
Sunday, April 15 11-1pm
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!
Frozen LW Sewer Line - Update
Good news: Spring is here! And soon our frozen sewer line will be thawing and things will be back to normal. Until then, should you hear the tank alarm sounding when you enter the parking lot
(yes, it's LOUD and  located a few feet NE of Ruby's Garage), please contact Mark Weiss of T.L. Sinz Plumbing immediately, at:  (715) 418-0772
Everyone Involved with A Mother's Passion - Thank You!
My heart is overflowing with gratitude and love for all the hard work you put into this year's production.  What an emotional journey we took to the cross as we sang praises to our Lord and Savior.  I can never thank you enough for embracing my vision; you are all truly amazing!  Living Water, we have so many wonderfully talented people in our church family! We are so blessed!
Always to the Glory of God,  Janine
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!
Letter from the Bishop
Our friend, Rev. Rick Hoyme is retiring this spring after serving 5 years as the Bishop of NW Wisconsin.  Please click here to read his final Easter message to the congregations of our synod.  
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!
First Communion Retreat Saturday, April 14th, 9-Noon
At Living Water, every Sunday morning we follow our Lord's command and celebrate the special meal he started called Holy Communion. If you have a child who you think is ready to join us at the table, please sign up at Clipboard Central!
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
Church of Felons - Film Screening: Friday, April 27th
Rice Lake area churches are working together to make possible a showing of the film, "Church of Felons." Please see Clipboard Central on how to participate as either a volunteer or film attendee.
Luther Park Says, "Thanks, Living Water!"
Thank you for your generous donation to LPBC. Your donation of 12 cases of bath tissue is a great gift for the camp. Thank you so much for your donation to benefit this ministry. We are truly blessed by our partnership in ministry.
Keith Newman, Executive Director
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:
Luther Park Bible Camp: July 8-13
Our church is mightily blessed to have a fabulous camping ministry right out our back door.  At Living Water we believe its impact is so worthwhile we're willing to support each camper with a $100 scholarship.  This summer the week we've identified for Living Water is Week 4, July 8-13:  Pathfinders (Grades 5-8).  To register simply log on their web site and note you are from Living Water:  http://lutherpark.org
Early bird discount of $10 if paid by May 1st!
Wi-Fi Password LW Guest Network
Living Water's new Guest Network now has a wi-fi password:
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!
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: Hans, Cassie, Inez, Aggie & Foster Schmidt
Something interesting about our household:
We have many misfit pets including chickens, a pot-bellied pig, and a mini horse named Jefferson Spirit Maxwell Schmidt.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Peers at work and word of mouth.
What we like about Living Water:
The messages- they teach and they are uplifting. We love the quality youth programs that engage the kids and the missions. 
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule  
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Wednesday & Thursday, April 4th & 5th
Contemporary Easter Praise
Sunday, April 1st 7:00-8:00am
Easter Family Celebration
Sunday, April 1st 9:00-10:00am
Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1st 10:00-11:00am
Active Shooter Presentation
Wednesday, April 4th 5:00-7:00pm
Run for God's 5K Challenge
Sundays, starting April 8th 7:45-8:45am
Just For Kids: Beach Bash Party
Sunday, April 8th 11:00am-1:00pm
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 
Starting Point
Sunday, April 29th 10:30am-12:30pm
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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