Weekly Announcements | December 24, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church




CLEANING TEAM  
Dec 18 - Dec 24
Mortimer Family
Dec 25 - Dec 31
Schieffer Family
Jan 1 - Jan 7
Bryan & Connie Larson
Jan 8 - Jan 14
Josh & Krista Hanson
Jan 15 - Jan 19
Joe & Vicki Raven

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

WORSHIP 
 ASSISTANTS
Mark & Shannon Palma
Ushers & Greeters

Coffee/Treats
 

WORSHIP LEADER
Bryan Wood


SNOW SHOVEL TEAM
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

 

PROJECTION TEAM 
Kaelyn Ostenson & Summer Hanson

   
BUDGET
Year-To-Date
Budget
$146,707.00
Year-To-Date Actual
$135,392.13
Building Fund Donations
$500.00




 
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LIVWATER
206-859-9405
 
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Merry Christmas from Living Water!

 
Weekly Letter From Our Pastor


But the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!  I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  
The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!"   Luke 2.10-11
 
There's a memorable conversation in, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" between Charlie Brown & Linus as they're walking to the skating pond.  It goes like this:
 
Charlie Brown says, "I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus.  Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy.  I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.  I just don't understand Christmas, I guess.  I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy.  I always end up feeling depressed."
 
Linus responds, "Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.  Maybe Lucy's right.  Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest." 
 
What about you?  How are you feeling this Christmas?  Riding high, filled with joy and happiness?  Laying low, closer to the likes of the Charlie Browns? 
 
To all the world, regardless of our feelings, the message of Christmas is the same:  "good news that will bring great joy to all people."
 
Sunday evening I invite you to come and celebrate this good news; our sure hope in Christ.  And be reminded of what...or who, brings everlasting joy to one and all.


Living for Jesus!

-Ned
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Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
I was sick and I really wanted to play in my basketball game this week.  I'm thankful that I was feeling better enough that my mom let me go to the game and I got to play.  I'm also thankful that I scored some points!
Christmas Eve Worship: Singers Welcome
On Christmas Eve, we will be singing two familiar songs, "O Holy Night" and "Night of Silence". We will practice on Christmas Eve at 3:30pm for the 4pm service.  Anyone high school age and older is invited to join us.  -Beth Joosten
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Reminder: There is NO JAM Dec 24 or Dec 31. We will resume class on Jan 7, 2018.
Carpet Cleaning Team: 8am - Tuesday, December 26th
Carpet Cleaning Team - we meet this coming Tuesday, 12/26 at 8am to move chairs and vacuum carpets for the commercial cleaners who will be spending all day Wednesday, 12/26 cleaning our carpets.  Due to limited access, there will be no office hours or activities these days in the 411 Building.  Once the carpet is dry we'll set a time to move everything back in place, sometime Thursday-Saturday.  Thanks again!
Just For Kids: Movie, Snack & Yoga January 6th 1-4pm
Julie Emerson of the Tree House will be hosting a fun afternoon for kids ages 3-10yrs old on Saturday, January 6th from 1-4pm. Kids will watch Disney's Frozen movie, enjoy Do You Want to Build a Snowman Sundaes & Anna's Apple Punch, and do fun yoga poses inspired by the movie!
Cost is $15 per child. Pre-registration is appreciated so we have enough materials for everyone that comes, at www.thetree-house.com   Scholarships available upon request.
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!  
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! 
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
TEXT-TO-GIVE
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 7th 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!
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.
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Living Water Zip Up Jacket
Need an extra Christmas present for that special someone, size large?  We've got one extra Living Water jacket (new) available for half-price: $35.  Contact us at:   ned.livingwater@gmail.com
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.   
Laptop Needed
Living Water is looking for any who might have a spare laptop they might like to donate to be used as part of our new Satellite Worship pilot project.  Please contact the office at  livingwatercameron@gmail.com  if you have one to share. Thanks!
LW's Missionaries to Cameroon:
Jim & Carolyn Brown

This fall we were so excited to welcome home our friends, Jim & Carolyn Brown.  Since 2008 we have been incredibly blessed to be connected with the amazing work God is doing through these two in Cameroon, Africa.  Click here to read their latest newsletter!  
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

 
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!
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: Bryce,  Brandi, Briella & Brystal Burdick
Something interesting about our household:
Everyone and every pet begins with the letter B that lives in our home.
How we became connected to Living Water:
We got invited by Cassandra Larson and we are hooked!
What we like about Living Water:
We love Pastor Ned and the people... you feel so welcome and relaxed!
UPCOMING EVENTS 
CORE
NO MEETING THIS WEEK
EPIC
NO MEETING THIS WEEK
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule 
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Thursday, December 28th
Christmas Eve Worship
Sunday, December 24th 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Chair Moving Party
Tuesday, December 26th 9:00-10:00am
Finance Team
Tuesday, January 2nd 4:00-5:00pm
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
Technology Installation 
Monday- Saturday, January 8th-13th
Leadership Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 10th 5:30-7:00pm
School's Out: Under The Big Top
Friday, January 19th 9:00am-Noon
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, December 20th
Just For Kids: Yoga & Snack
Sunday, January 21 11:00-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 9:00-Noon
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am
Christmas Eve: 2pm & 4pm
 

CONTACT INFO 
Living Water Lutheran Church
411 North First Street | Cameron | WI | 54822
715.458.0121
livingwatercameron@gmail.com
ned.livingwater@gmail.com
lwweddings@chibardun.net
lwmission@chibardun.net
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