Weekly Announcements | December 3, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church

Nov 27 - Dec 3
Pennie Budan
Dec 4 - Dec 10
Kolpack Family
Dec 11 - Dec 15
Wood Family
Dec 16  (Ruby's Pantry)
Kari, Aiden & Erick Kurtzhals
Dec 18 - Dec 24
Mortimer Family
Dec 25 - Dec 31
Schieffer Family

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

Mark Lieberherr & 
Duane Benoy
Ushers & Greeters
Lisa Armstrong & 
Megan Holdeman

Hans Schmidt

Dec 4 - Dec 10
Wood Family
Dec 11 - Dec 17
Jeff Rasmussen
Dec 18 - Dec 24
Mark Palma
Dec 25 - Dec 31
Renelle Gill
Jan 1 - Jan 7
Bourget Family
Jan 8 - Jan 14
John Klinkosh
Jan 15 - Jan 21
Sandie Edwards
Jan 22 - Jan 29
Mark Lieberherr


Brittany Breed & 
Kaylynn Ewald

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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

December Message Series:  "Let's Sing:  O Come, All Ye Faithful"
     The opening lines of the Christmas Carol, "O Come, All Ye Faithful," read as follows:
O Come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O Come, ye, o Come ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels
     Such exciting and upbeat words!  Totally Christmas worthy. 
     Not exactly how I was feeling the other night after supper when our youngest pulled out a few hours of homework for her World History class, which needed completing that night.  Joyful? Nope. Triumphant?  Nope.  Eager to come and get started?  Again, nope.  You know the feeling.  An abundance of holiday stress can leave even the most resilient of us feeling taxed to the max. 
     Then along comes Mr. John Francis Wade, the author of this old song inviting us into a place of joy and faith and triumph in the presence of the King of Kings.  Is he really speaking to us?  And if so, how can we sing these upbeat words without feeling like frauds?  Join us this weekend for, Let's Sing:  O Come, All Ye Faithful

Living for Jesus!

Church Keys - Spare Set
Spare Church Keys:  the spare church keys normally hanging behind the door of the Utility Room are missing.  Please check your pockets or vehicle and return them ASAP to the Living Water office.  Thanks!  
Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
Dear church family, thank you so much for your prayer and kindness!  I'll be anxious to see my mom again in heaven!!  Love, Joy Becker

Chicken Coop Church: Spreading Its Wings
This past week The Coop served a record number of people in November for GPS......which means a record number of families connecting to CCC and sharing in God's abundance. God is good! Jesus loves you!  -Pastor Peter
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Big Jammers (grades 2-4) - Mrs. Ebner 
Middle Jammers (grades K-1) - Mrs. Viltz
Little Jammers (3 year olds-Pre-K)- Miss Leah
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!
Skate City - Wednesday, December 6th
CORE is heading to Skate City this Wednesday and inviting all of Living Water to join them!  We've got the entire building from 3:30-5:30pm, and have even invited our friends from across the village at Faith.  Cost is $6/person; food is extra.  See you this Wednesday!  
Ladies Day Out - Saturday, December 2nd
Join us for Living Water's 4th annual Christmas shopping event. Ladies Day Out has something for everyone! Homemade crafts and decor, vendors, Christmas baking and candies, concessions and much more!  The event is from 9am-2pm.
Just For Kids: Cooking & Painting -
This Sunday!

Join us to create sugar cookies (the decorate them too!) along with hot chocolate, and then we will paint the beautiful Christmas tree on canvas! This fun class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd from 11-1pm at Living Water. 
Cost is $30 per student which includes all materials.  Please register online (click here) to reserve your spot. Payment is due at the start of class. Class is limited to 12 students and fills quickly. Scholarships are available upon request.
Holiday Stress Clinic - December 10th
Are the holidays getting you stressed out?! Come visit our Holiday Stress Clinic at Living Water on Sunday, December 10th from 11-3pm. There will be on-site chair massages, foot detox, aromatherapy, reiki, oils, healthy snacks, and free blood pressure checks. There will also be a Christmas present wrapping station to wrap your presents for a free-will donation. No appointments are needed; everything is first-come, first-serve. We'll see you there!
Carpet Cleaning Team
Christmas break is an awesome time to clean the carpets of our church home.  That's why we're putting together a team to get the job done:  find a cleaning service (i.e., ServePro, AAA Maintenance, etc.), then move the chairs out to the cafe & back so the crew has room to do their job.  That's it!  Please sign up at Clipboard Central if you can spare a few hours this Christmas break.  Thanks!
Ruby's Pantry - Christmas Breakfast
Ruby's Pantry in December will once again have a FREE pancake/French toast breakfast served from 7:30 to 10:30am. This year's date is December 16th. We are still in need of a couple helpers for the kitchen. Please talk to Darlene Kurshinsky if you can help with this big event! 
Monetary donations may also be given to help with the costs.
Christmas Caroling - Wednesday, December 13th
Save the date!  Wednesday, December we're going to meet in the 411 Building for Soup & Sandwiches from 5:30-6:30pm, then head out for some Christmas Caroling.  More info coming!
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
New Moms Bible Study - Join Us!
We are super excited to be creating a place for moms to come together each week where they can explore God's Word, build relationships, and create community.  If this is something the Spirit has been nudging you towards, then PLEASE contact Jennifer Harder (715) 529-7787, Jessica Tischer (715) 205-7765, or sign up at Clipboard Central to get more information.  They would love to hear from you!
Children's Christmas Program Info
Save the date! The Children's Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 17th during worship. 
Dress rehearsal will be Friday night, December 15th at 6:00pm. Please make every effort to attend. Children will take their costumes home Friday night after dress rehearsal. Please have them come to church dressed and ready to go Sunday morning December 17th. We will meet in the garage at 8:55am. Narrators can just wear normal concert clothes.  Questions? Ask Christine Ebner 715-296-1890
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!
New Sledding Hill: Tree Cutting & Brush Cleaning Team
The boundaries have been marked!   Later on this week look for the first trees to come down as work begins on our new sledding hill.  Once everything has been cut and laid on the ground, clean up (gathering up & burning brush) is tentatively set for
Saturday, December 9.   All hands on deck!
Living Water Calendar
Want to know what's happening at your church?  One of the absolute best ways is the Living Water App.  Simply open the app and when you get the Welcome Page, click on the calendar button, located on the bottom.  We work really hard to update it each week with things you'll want to know. Thanks!
December Monthly Mission
Our December Mission will be to assist the Family House in Rice Lake. The Family House is a shelter open to anyone who is displaced from their home, this would include those who have lost their home, are homeless, are escaping abuse in any of its many forms, or who need a safe place to stay for the night. Residents stay anywhere form a night or two to a month or two.
There are up to 15 residents on any given night. They receive a hot supper (which they help cook), access to laundry equipment, a bed, shower facilities and a hot breakfast. Many may be working, seeking work or be in school during the day and they can return again at 5 pm. Each resident agrees to do chores and the Family House residents keep the place very clean.
Our December goal is to help them with some much needed supplies, bedding and a small gift for their residents. A table with tags of needed items is in Church starting this Sunday and continuing on through Christmas. We will also be collecting funds for a few larger items for their kitchen.
Thank you for your support.    -Mark Palma
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.
Christmas Gift: A Bible
If you're thinking of purchasing a bible for someone you this Christmas, the version we use at Living Water is the NLT: 
New Living Translation.  It's a modern and faithful interpretation of the ancient biblical texts that's very easy-to-read.  Merry Christmas!
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

Ruby's Closet For December
We are asking for the following items to be donated to Ruby's Closet in December: toys, household goods, bedding, towels, personal hygiene items, Christmas items, coats, hats, boots, mittens, scarfs, shoes, men's and children's clothing and anything you think would make a wonderful gift for our guests.  Remember, all items must be clean, in good repair and seasonal!  Please have all donations to church no later than Wednesday, December 13!! THANK YOU!!
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: Mark & Shannon Palma

Something interesting about our household:
We are both retired. Mark loves to work in his shop and Shannon loves to sew and quilt.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Our son Mike was asked to play drums in the praise band.
What we like about Living Water:
We love Pastor Ned's sermons, the music and the willingness of families to allow us to play grandparents!
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule 
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5th & 6th
Just For Kids: Winter Cooking & Painting Workshop
Sunday, December 3rd 11:00-1:00pm
Leadership Team Meeting
Wednesday, December 6th 6:00pm
Holiday Stress Clinic
Sunday, December 10th 11:00-3:00pm
JAM Children's Christmas Program Rehearsal
Friday, December 15th 6:00-7:00pm
Ruby's Pantry & Free Breakfast
Saturday, December 16th
JAM Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, December 17th 9:00am
Christmas Eve Worship
Sunday, December 24th 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Just For Kids: Movie, Snack & Yoga
Saturday, January 6th 1:00-4:00pm
Women's Small Group - Easy Yoga
Sunday, January 7th 11:00-Noon
Just For Kids: Yoga & Snack
Sunday, January 21 11:00-Noon
Dinner & Movie Adult Date Night
Sunday, January 28th 5:00-8:00pm
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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