Weekly Announcements | January 7, 2018
Living Water Lutheran Church

Jan 1 - Jan 7
Bryan & Connie Larson
Jan 8 - Jan 14
Josh & Krista Hanson
Jan 15 - Jan 19
Joe & Vicki Raven
Jan 20 (Ruby's)
Need Volunteers
Jan 22 - Jan 28
Pam Voigt and
Kurt & Brenda Huseth

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

Matthew & Nikki Holten
Ushers & Greeters
Duane & Michelle Benoy

Bryan Larson

Jan 1 - Jan 7
Bourget Family
Jan 8 - Jan 14
John Klinkosh
Jan 15 - Jan 21
Sandie Edwards
Jan 22 - Jan 29
Mark Lieberherr


Kooper Mense &
Luke Salm

$ 160,044.00
Year-To-Date Actual
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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Small Things, Big Difference:  Thoughts
     Last weekend we launched a brand new series we hope gives each one of us a strong start and finish for 2018.  Titled, "Small Things, Big Difference," we talked about how it's the small things nobody notices that so often result in the big changes everyone wants.  We began with a challenge:  inviting everyone to ask God for the gift of one word to help define and direct your life in 2018.  Then, once the word's been identified we showed how you can pair it to a Bible verse that will strengthen that connection over the coming 12 months.
     In our next installment we turn the focus to thoughts.  Specifically, how to name and reduce the power of negative thoughts in order to make room for the many positive ones God is sending out way that bring health and movement into the kingdom life so central to the life and teaching of Jesus. 
     It was Martin Luther who said of negative thoughts, "You cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair."  Even bald guys like me get the old reformer's point:  just because a negative thought comes our way doesn't mean we need to give it air time.  We begin building on the foundation laid last week with this weeks' message, "Small Things, Big Difference:  Thoughts"

Living for Jesus!

Chicken Coop Church
CCC worshipped for the first time the first Sunday in January 2014 and has worshipped as a church every single Sunday since. We will be celebrating 4 years of being church, the first Sunday in 2018. Living Water, as our parent church I hope as many of you as possible are able to come to CCC this Sunday, January 7 to help us give our worship, praise, and thanks to God for CCC and the opportunity to continue Loving and Serving others through Christ in the years to come.  Jesus Loves You!  -Pr. Peter  
New Preaching Series: Small Things, Big Difference
Beginning Sunday, December 31 we step into the new year with an exciting new preaching series:  "Small things, Big Difference."  Each week for the next four Sundays we'll be looking at one small thing we can do at the start of 2018 to help us better hear God's voice and follow his lead into the kingdom life and blessings He is preparing for us.  Bring a friend and join us this New Year's Eve! 
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Winter/Spring schedules are busy and we are lacking a few teachers for JAM. For the time being, the K-1 class and the 2-4 class will not meet on the last Sunday of each month. Please keep your children with you during church, do not send them to the younger class as it will be full. The 3 year old-4K class will have class every week. See the Facebook JAM page for a more detailed schedule. If anyone has the desire to volunteer to teach, let Christine Ebner know.
This Sunday:
Little Jammers (3year olds-4K) - Mrs. Larson
Middle Jammers (K-1) - Mrs. Fiamoncini
Big Jammers (2-4) - Mrs. Emerson
Carpet Cleaning Team
Carpet Cleaning Team - you guys are awesome!  What a fabulous job you did of moving out, then a few days later hauling EVERYTHING back in the 411 building.  A special thanks goes out to Bryan Wood for setting the chairs straight AND creating a new 'dot' system to help us all keep them that way in the weeks ahead.  
New Moms Bible Study: "A Mom Who Doesn't Quit"
What a great way to begin a brand new year:  digging into God's Word, making new friends, sharing in this amazing journey we call, 'following Jesus.'  Start date is set:  Monday, January 8 at 9am.   PLEASE call or text Jennifer Harder (715) 529-7787, Jessica Tischer (715) 205-7765 with any questions.  Sign up is at Clipboard Central.  Note: we'll be ordering books the week of Christmas so please sign up soon!  
Baby Liam
The past 4+ months this space in the Weekly Announcements has been a reminder to each of us, of our little brother hospitalized in Rochester, doing his best to grow strong and healthy.  We're so excited that Liam has made the journey from less than 2 lbs. to over 9 lbs, and is now at home with his family in Barron County.  Thanks to everyone for your prayers, your love, your support, your caring.  God is good!
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!
Easy Yoga for Women:
Beginner's Class

Join us Sunday, January 21st from 11am-Noon. Julie Emerson will be hosting an easy yoga class for women who want to start the new year off right! This class is for all levels. Just bring a water bottle! Yoga mats will be provided.  Cost: $5  No pre-registration is needed for this event.
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!
LW Ministry Partner Opening: Wedding Coordinator 
Throughout the year, Living Water has the privilege of hosting the ceremonies of couples getting married.  We currently have a position open and are seeking a person or persons who might be interested in serving in this role.  For more information please contact Pr. Ned at: ned.livingwater@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 one night a week.  Jennifer is a gifted counselor and we are really excited to have her as part of the Living Water ministry team.  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.
No School: Under The Big Top Friday, January 19th
Cameron Elementary has an in-service day Friday, January 19th from 9am-Noon. Join us for circus fun... Under The Big Top! There will be crafts, games, snacks and yoga. Cost is only $20 per child.  Register at www.thetree-house.com   Scholarships available upon request.
Starting Point - Sunday, January 21, 10:30-12:30pm
In 2018 we're trying something new:  a one-time Starting Point class held on a Sunday after worship.  If you are new to Living Water and would like to dig a little deeper into this church that's all about, "serving others through Christ," please sign up at Clipboard Central.  Free childcare will be provided.   
First Communion Retreat
Saturday, February 10th

On Saturday, February 10 from 9 am to noon Living Water will be offering a one-day workshop for all those wishing to join our weekly meal called Holy Communion.  Parents - if your children have been asking about the bread and wine, it may be time to come and join this conversation.  Sign up is at Clipboard Central.  Please contact Pastor Ned with any questions.  
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!
January- LW's Monthly Mission
When it comes to kindness, what we all know and have experienced is this:  small things can make a big difference.  Elsewhere in these Weekly Announcements you'll see a note asking us to share our stories and experiences with kindness over the next 52 weeks.  This month we're using our January Monthly Mission to help kick off a whole year, "Acts of Kindness," inviting you to make an intentional effort at being kind, then sharing that story so that others might be empowered & inspired by your example.  Thanks!  - LW Mission Team  
Military Deployment: Austin Thoreen
This past fall our CORE kids wrote letters to a young man from Living Water who is completing a lengthy deployment in the US military, Austin Thoreen, husband of Ashley (Smith) Thoreen.  You'll find Austin's thoughtful reply on the bulletin board in the back of the Worship Center
(next to the pictures of LW's ministry partners).  Thanks! 
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: Kevin, Megan, Blake & Brooklyn Adams
Something interesting about our household:
We are a very busy family as both Kevin and Megan are small business owners in Cameron- Kevin owns Buzz Signs and Graphics and Megan owns Barnyard Buddies Daycare. We are very much involved in dirt track racing as Kevin races a Wissota Modified locally and nationally throughout the year. Blake loves to play football and soccer, while Brooklyn loves dance and riding our horses- we have 5! We love to spend to time together, stay busy and to travel- mostly to Florida, we're snowbirds!
How we became connected to Living Water:
We became connected to Living Water through friends that had asked us to be sponsors to their son.
What we like about Living Water:
We love Living Water because of the the atmosphere, everyone is so welcoming and it truly does feel like home. We also love that fact that the focus is on helping others through Christ.
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
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 8th & 9th
Technology Installation 
Monday- Saturday, January 8th-13th
Leadership Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 10th 5:30-7:00pm
Technology Installation
Tuesday-Saturday, January 16th-20th
School's Out: Under The Big Top
Friday, January 19th 9:00am-Noon
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, January 20th
Women's Small Group - Easy Yoga
Sunday, January 21st 11:00am-Noon
Dinner & Movie Adult Date Night
Sunday, January 28th 5:00-8:00pm
School's Out: Under The Sea
Friday, February 2nd 9:00am-Noon
First Communion Retreat
Saturday, February 10th 9:00am-Noon
Couples Sign Class - The Fancy Bumpkin
Sunday, February 18th 11:00am-2:00pm
Blood Drive
Thursday, February 22nd 1:00-6:00pm
Women's Small Group - Sheila's Home Decor & More
Sunday, February 25th 11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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