Weekly Announcements | December 31, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church

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)

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Ushers & Greeters
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Bryan Larson

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


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Luke Salm

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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Small Things, Big Difference:  One Word
     This weekend we kick off an exciting 4-week message series designed to help each one of us make 2018 a better year.  Rather than focusing on some of the big things in our lives we might like to see changed, each Sunday we're going to zero in on one small thing, asking the question, "how can we can experience the transforming power of God's Spirit through a small, simple act of faithfulness?"  We lay the foundation with this weeks' message, "Small Things, Big Difference:  One Word"
Tornado Relief:  New Video
     In the aftermath of last Spring's tornado recovery, the Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) was formed, of which I was privileged to be a part.  The task of our group was to allocate the hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to assist those affected with the big job of get back on their feet and rebuilding their lives. We wrapped up our work in December and this Sunday will be showing a brief highlight video during Sunday's SWAP time.  Spoiler alert:  it features our own Melissa Salmonson and Living Water's Donation Center in Cameron!
Acts of Kindness - 2018
     The past 52 weeks we've been sharing our stories of gratitude under the heading, "Thanksgiving Bonus."  To all who've been sending in their stories of thankfulness, THANK YOU!  Hearing all your stories of thankfulness has been an awesome journey. 
     Beginning with next week's, 'Weekly Announcements,' we begin a new series titled, "Living Water:  Acts of Kindness."  Here's my request:  using 1-2 sentences, send to either Lindsey Wood or myself your unique, one-of-a-kind stories of kindness.  Thanks!

Living for Jesus!

Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
To the people of God at Living Water Church,
     Thank you so much for your support, and for allowing me the use of your space.  I thank God for our partnership in ministry, and I hope it continues to grow! 
Jennifer Larson LaRue, LMFT
Living Hope Therapy Solutions
Chicken Coop Church
CCC worshiped for the first time the first Sunday in January 2014 and have worshiped as a church every single Sunday since. We will be celebrating 4 years of being a church the first Sunday in 2018. Living Water, I hope as many of you as possible - our parent church - are able to come to CCC on Sunday, January 7 as we 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) 
Reminder: There is NO JAM Dec 24 or Dec 31. We will resume class on Jan 7, 2018.
Carpet Cleaning Team
Carpet Cleaning Team - thanks for your work on moving out the chairs.  You were an amazing crew!  The carpets are cleaned and looking great; now it's time to move everything back into place.  Grab a friend, a neighbor, a family member (or two) and come this Saturday morning at 9am. Bryan Wood will do the majority of the chairs with tiny markers on the carpet, but there are still many items that need to be brought back to their place. 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!  
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
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!
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 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.
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.   
Just For Kids:
Dipped Pretzels & Yoga
Sunday, January 21st 

Join us as we create a delicious and healthy recipe perfect for winter on Sunday, January 21st from 11am-Noon! After we make it, we will spend 35 minutes practicing some fun and winter inspired yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes... we will be moving and grooving! (Each student receives a copy of the recipe to bring home.)
Cost: $10 per student. Please register online at www.thetree-house.com Payment is due at the start of class. Scholarships available upon request.
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  
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names: Ryan & Keytun, Brylee & Jema Viltz
Something interesting about our household:
We are a racing household. Ryan races and I work up at the speedway. We also like to travel going to different places each year.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Keytun's mom got connected to this church and we followed.
What we like about Living Water:
We like that Living Water isn't just a church, it's a family!
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule 
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 2nd & 3rd
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
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am

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