Weekly Announcements | September 24, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church

Sept 18 - Sept 24
Joe & Vicki Raven
Sept 25 - Oct 1
Need Volunteers

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

Howard Moon
Ushers & Greeters
Bill & Brandi Kurshinsky

Ike Stouffer


Alex Myers & 
Richie Murphy

Income Needed
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Building Fund Donations



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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Pumpkin Sunday - September 24th
     We've had Miracle Sunday, Kickoff Sunday, Thank-An-Officer Sunday, this week it's f Pumpkin Sunday!  Wednesday the CORE kids harvested a few thousand pounds of pumpkins while out at the home of LW ministry partners Mark and Diane Bowers.  A trailer-full of these beautiful babies will be waiting for you at church on Sunday, and for a donation to support the work of the LW Mission Team, you may take one home!
Sunday Church:  "Overcomer:  Comparisons"
     Mark Twain once said, "Comparison is the death of joy." 
     I remember as a young boy getting my first new bicycle.  It was a beautiful, deep purple sting ray with big knobby tires and a much-too-long banana seat.  I loved that bike! A lot! Until the day about two weeks later when my buddy across the street came home with a brand new 5-speed Schwinn touring bike.  That was the precise moment I went from happy to miserable in about .8 seconds.
     Sunday we kick off our new fall, "Overcomer" preaching series, by focusing on something way too many of us fall prey to:  the curse of comparisons.  Twain was right. Comparison is the death of joy.  And for that matter, just about anything else we hold dear:  family, spouse, job, life...you name it.  How do we overcome losing ourselves in the practice of constantly making unhealthy comparisons?  We're going to start by turning to some words of St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 10.12 and see how they can direct us in staying centered when the perils of comparison threaten to rob us of the joy God intended for our lives and the home of faith we call church.  Our theme this weekend:  "Overcomers:  Comparisons"
Living for Jesus!

N ew Fall Preaching Series: Starting Sunday, September 24th

Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
We took our children on a drive last weekend.  While the destination was the ice cream store, all along the way they kept remarking about the beauty of the area in which we live.  Thank you God, for the reminder that we are so blessed to live in such an incredibly beautiful part of the creation!
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Little Jammers- Mrs. Schmidt
Middle Jammers- Mrs. Harder
Big Jammers- Mrs. Ebner
Each week the big and middle jammers will come home with a family fridge fun sheet. The sheets contain fun activities as well as important verses to look up in the Bible and discuss as a family. Hang the sheet on your fridge each week to help your family connect to Jesus, memorize God's word and dig deeper into what God's word has to say about your lives. Each week our little jammers will come home with a Family Fun time magazine. These magazines provide fun ways for you to reinforce the week's bible stories at home with your preschoolers. 
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
Women's Small Group - This Sunday
Reminder: This Sunday is the Women's Small Group with The Fancy Bumpkin. Please meet in Ruby's Garage at 11am for our fall class. Each person should bring a snack to share and your own drinks. We'll see you there!
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
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!
New Ministry Opportunity: Tech Geek Needed
Did you know your church has a Giving Kiosk back by the Living Water CafĂ©?  It's a place many of us stop by to make our weekly offerings & tithes to support the work of God's church.  What we need is a LW Ministry partner to help us with keeping it updated and in good repair.  If you're willing to take a stab at it, please email us at:  livingwatercameron@gmail.com
Baby Liam
Last month, 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
Clean Dishes - Please Retrieve! 
Thanks to everyone who brought gifts of food to help us celebrate the life of our brother, Jake Tischer.  Empty clean dishes are available in the LW Kitchen.  Note:  alll dishes not claimed by September 24  will be donated to Ruby's Closet.
Just For Kids: Yoga & Granola Baked Cinnamon Apples - October 1st
Julie Emerson from The Tree House in Rice Lake will be offering a fun kids yoga and snack class on Sunday, October 1st from 11am-Noon at Living Water! Joins 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. 
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.
Support Our Soldier: Austin & Ashley Thoreen
Austin Thoreen, the husband of our own Ashley (Smith) Thoreen has been deployed and Living Water would like to help make their time apart a little more bearable. This weekend during Miracle Sunday, we'll all be signing a card and sending it to Austin.  If you're unable to be present and still wish to send him greetings and words of encouragement, here is Austin's address:       
Austin Thoreen
Unit 61336
879 ESFS Office Symbol S3
APO AE 09852  
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!
Living Hope Therapy Solutions
Rev. Jennifer Larson LaRue, an ELCA pastor and registered Marriage & Family Therapist, is opening a new practice here in Cameron.  She will begin seeing clients at Living Water one evening a week beginning this Tuesday, September 26.   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.
"Still Listening" by Susan Vitalis 
During the month of September 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 in November where she will present during worship and lead a discussion afterwards.  More information will be available on Miracle/Kickoff Sunday, September 10th.  
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. 
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  
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!
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:  Nate, Jaleesa & Mason Manecke
Something interesting about our household:
Nate and Jaleesa are high school sweethearts and have had a long time dream of building a house in the country and are currently in the process of full filling that dream and we're graced with our first child in July!
How we became connected to Living Water:
After high school we decided to start looking for our church home, Living Water was the first one we went to and we never left.
What we like about Living Water:
We love how family/kid friendly it is!
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
Monday & Wednesday, September 25th & 27th
Women's Small Group - The Fancy Bumpkin
Sunday, September 24th 11:00-2:00pm
Leadership Team Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th 5:30-7:00pm
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
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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