Weekly Announcements | September 17, 2017
Living Water Lutheran Church




CLEANING TEAM  
Sept 11 -  Sept 15
Need Volunteers
Sept 16 (Ruby's)
Wood Family 
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)
 

WORSHIP 
 ASSISTANTS
Howard Moon
Ushers & Greeters
Thank An Officer Brunch
Coffee/Treats
 

WORSHIP LEADER
Tom Moon

 

PROJECTION TEAM 
Cali Romsos & 
Madelyn Livingston

   
BUDGET
Year-To-Date
Income Needed
$106,696.00
Actual Year-To-Date Income
$95,090.62
Building Fund Donations
$500.00




 
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WAYS TO GIVE 

Cash/check 
Offering Plate

Online 
Simply Giving
Link: click here

Giving Kiosk 
Lobby

 Giving App 
Phone 
Link: click here

Text-To-Give
Phone
LIVWATER
206-859-9405
 
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This Saturday is Ruby's Pantry!

 
Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Sunday Church:  "Thank An Officer"
     This weekend we have the privilege of raising up the men and women of our community on whom we rely heavily in times of crisis.  Sherriff Chris Fitzgerald and Cameron Police Chief Mike Lynch will be up front with me during Sunday's message, talking about the connections we have in faith, community and law enforcement.  All proceeds from the Pancake Brunch afterwards - Cali Romsos' Serving Others Project -  will be going to Barron County's First Responder program. 
 
Satellite Worship:  Update
     For those who are newer to Living Water, you may not have heard that we are preparing to live stream our worship to partner churches in Western Wisconsin who do not have or cannot afford a pastor.  Since announcing the Satellite Worship project last May we have been working closely with the 3-5 churches expressing interest.  As soon as a firm commitment is made by the first of these churches we will move forward with equipment installation and training.  Our hope is that God will use this project to help us build more mission partnerships and discover new ways of serving others through Christ. 
 
New Fall Preaching Series:  Begins September 24
     Last Sunday Marianne Tiffany announced this Fall's new Women's Bible Study:  "Simplify," that will be starting next Wednesday, September 20.  Very closely connected to that topic is our new Fall Preaching Series, "Overcomer."   Life can at times be so overwhelming.  Where do we even start at getting a handle on what matters most and taking the first steps to getting there?  Invite your friends and family to join you in uncovering that answer.  
 
Living for Jesus!

-Ned
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Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
I am so excited to be part of a church that reaches high and believes that God can do miracles!

Chicken Coop Church:
Spreading Its Wings
What a fun surprise we had at the Coop last Sunday evening.  Bishop's Assistant Laurie Skow-Anderson was in the house, along with a special guest from the ELCA headquarters in Chicago.  It was fun being able to thank them in person for all their love and support and prayers that help make CCC possible.  Jesus loves you!   -Pr. Peter
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Welcome back to JAM! This weekend is a special first weekend for JAM. It is Thank an officer! We will have a special presentation from a police officer for all of our JAM kids during Sunday School. We will then make thank you notes for police officers. We look forward to seeing all of our jammers smiling faces this Sunday! 
core
September 20th - Road Trip!
CORE families - this Wednesday we have the huge privilege of visiting the farm of Mark and Diane Bowers, ministry partners at Living Water.  We'll check out some of the amazing things the Bowers do with their land to create habitat, while helping with the Fall Pumpkin Harvest - all of which will be donated to Living Water.  Drivers needed!  Please contact Pr. Ned at ned.livingwater@gmail.com if you can join us next Wednesday.
Thank An Officer Brunch 
We are so excited to be hosting our local law enforcement this weekend!  While the adults take part in a conversation with Sheriff Fitzgerald and Chief Lynch, the JAM kids will be outside looking at a variety of vehicles they use, learning about the important role they play in keeping our communities safe.  After worship we have an awesome FREE pancake brunch for everyone.  All donations will go towards Barron County's First Responder Program. See you Sunday!
Miracle Sunday- It Happened!
Church, you did it.  We did it.  God worked through our prayers and passions to make Living Water's very first Miracle Sunday an overwhelming success.  At last count our total was inching close to $48,000 received in pledges, gifts, and cash, with more coming in every day.  And we learned this:  the biggest miracle of all was how God worked on our hearts, opening them up so He could pour into us His Spirit of generosity and love, compassion and faith.  The miracles were multiplied, and for that we say thanks to you and thanks to our amazing God.  God is good!
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 4-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
Financial Peace - Sign Up Now!
It's not too late to sign up for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.   Held Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm at Living Water, this life-changing 10-week course is created especially for individuals and couples who want to get ahead of their family budget and build a solid financial foundation.  Normally $100 per person, Living Water is offering it at a reduced rate of $50 per person/couple.  If you'd like to come, please email us at:  livingwatercameron@gmail.com
GROUPS
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 other 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 book/bible 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.  Here is your nudge because the time is now!  Kickoff Sunday, Sept. 10 there will be clipboards in abundance.  If nothing else, take an empty one and create your own group.  Topic...curriculum...resources...don't worry about that.  We've got plenty.  We just need 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!
N ew Fall Preaching Series: Starting Sunday, September 24th


 
Home Funeral Class - September 16th
Saturday, September 16 from 1:30-4pm Lucy Basler of Sacred Ceremonies will be at Living Water to present a class on Home Funerals and Natural Burials.  Lucy has been teaching, "Introduction to Home Funerals and Natural Burials" for many years, empowering families to make the decisions for their deceased loved one to have a more natural funeral and burial.  This presentation covers the legal requirements and forms necessary for Wisconsin, a step-by-step tutorial for the caring of the body.  A free will donation will be accepted (with a suggested amount of $10) to help cover Lucy's travel expenses.  Please sign up at Clipboard Central!
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
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  
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. 
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

 
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 starting Tuesday, September 26.   Jennifer is a gifted counselor and we are really excited to have her as part of Living Water.  Please watch the LW FB page and web site, along with these Weekly Announcements for more information!  
"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.  
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!
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  
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!
 Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Names:  Greg, Laurie and Addy Adams, Jim Adams
Something interesting about our household:
We are a family of educators. Jim (Greg's dad) was a science and math
teacher in Chetek for 28 years. Greg teaches at Chippewa Falls High  School. Laurie teaches at Cameron Middle/High School. Addy attends Cameron  High School. As a family we love campfires, bowling, dinner outings, and  tending to our five "diva" chickens.
How we became connected to Living Water:
As a Cameron teacher, Laurie is blessed to work with Tom Moon whose
persistence in inviting got us to try Living Water initially. Greg also  taught Pastor Ned's daughter, Clara, at Chi-Hi, which furthered our  connection to Living Water and convinced us we were meant to become part  of this church family!
What we like about Living Water:
The music is a big draw, of course; however, the welcoming atmosphere and emphasis on genuinely serving rather than merely becoming a "member" are key to our love for Living Water. We truly appreciate the informal, come-as-you-are, family-friendly worship setting.
UPCOMING EVENTS 
CORE
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
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18th & 19th
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, September 16th
Home Burial Class
Saturday, September 16th 1:30-4:00pm
Thank An Officer Brunch
Sunday, September 17th
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
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday Worship: 9am
JAM: 9:30am
 

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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