Weekly Announcements | January 21, 2018
Living Water Lutheran Church




CLEANING TEAM  
Jan 15 - Jan 19
Joe & Vicki Raven
Jan 20 (Ruby's)
Need Volunteers
Jan 22 - Jan 28
Pam Voigt and
Kurt & Brenda Huseth
Jan 29 - Feb 4
Todd & Sally Schieffer
Feb 5 - Feb 11
Kari Kurtzhals
Feb 12 - Feb 16
Klump Family
Feb 17 (Ruby's)
Need Volunteers
Feb 19 - Feb 25
Wood Family &
Debbie Odden
Feb 26 - Mar 4
Renelle Gill
& Shannon Palma

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

WORSHIP 
 ASSISTANTS
Duane & Michelle Benoy
Ushers & Greeters
Karna Mortimer
Coffee/Treats
 

WORSHIP LEADER
John Klinkosh


SNOW SHOVEL TEAM
Jan 15 - Jan 21
Sandie Edwards
Jan 22 - Jan 29
Duane Benoy

 

PROJECTION TEAM 
Riley Holdeman 
& Justin Odenbreit

   
BUDGET
Year-To-Date
Budget
$160,044.00
Year-To-Date Actual
$146,847.95
Building Fund Donations
$500.00




 
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Small Things, Big Difference:  Habits
     One of my favorite authors is Mark Jenkins, an adventurer/explorer/writer for Outdoor Magazine.  The son of a gymnastics coach, Mark and his brothers learned the sport's disciplines from an early age.  In his book, "The Hard Way," Mark writes about a friendly family gymnastics competition that has continued into adulthood.  Every Thanksgiving, one by one the brothers make their way down to the bowels of the basement to the chin up bar.  Adjacent to the bar is there father, sitting on a stool, paper and pen in hand.  After the last son has completed the last chin up, coach dad returns to the upstairs living room to announce the year's winner.  In keeping with tradition dad never shares the total (nor do the boys), though Mark knows it has to be somewhere in the range of 100.  Yes...100 chin ups.  The approximate number he and his brothers do every single morning the minute they climb out of bed. 
     Habits... disciplines.  Every one of us has them; things we do on a regular basis without giving it much if any thought.  This weekend we wrap up our January series, Small Things that make a Big Difference, by exploring God's role in habits.  Specifically, the power we have as Jesus followers begin doing now, what we... and more importantly God...wants most.  Join us for the conclusion to, "Small Things, Big Difference:  Habits."


Living for Jesus!

-Ned
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January Preaching Series:
Small Things, Big Difference

This Sunday we finish up our January preaching series:  "Small Things, Big Difference."  Each week end for the past four Sundays we've been exploring 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.  Our final installment:  "Small Things, Big Difference:  Habits"
Chicken Coop Church
January - what a huge month for the Coop.  Four years:  that's how long this rag tag band of Jesus lovers has been together as a church.  Earlier this month they hosted a big celebration to thank God for all the Spirit has accomplished in and through them, then sent us this short video so we can share in their praises and thanks to God.  Please click here to take a look. 
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. Ebner
Middle Jammers (K-1) - Miss Leah
Big Jammers (2-4) - Mrs. Ebner
Easy Yoga for Women:
Beginner's Class
This Sunday!

Join us Sunday, this Sunday 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!
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  
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.
E-Prayer Team: Prayer Coordinator
Living Water is searching for someone willing to step in the role of e-prayer coordinator.  This person would receive prayer requests, then shoot off a prayer email to the members of the team.  That simple, but that important.  Could you possibly do this?  Then please contact your church office!    livingwatercameron@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.   
New Men's Small Group
We've got an idea for a new men's small group.  Connecting up guys who like to fix & build things, with short-term mission projects out in the community.  If this sounds like a way you're feeling pulled to serve others through Christ, you're not alone!  Sign up at Clipboard Central and/or give Ike Stouffer a call at:  (715) 645-0319.
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.  
Couples Sign Class - February 18th
Couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a special sign that they can create together. Sign choices will focus on love and family. The Fancy Bumpkin will be leading the class on Sunday, February 18th from 11am-2pm. Cost is $55 (plus tax) per couple, and will cover the cost of the all the materials needed. 
Individuals are welcome to come to this class if your partner can't attend. Each person/couple is asked to bring a snack to share.
*Couples only need to register once- not twice for this event.
Click here to register online!
Cast and Crew of "A Mother's Passion"
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24 through Friday, March 30!  These are the dates for practice and performances of the "Passion".  Also, keep singing with your demo CD and I will let you know when we will be getting together in February for our first sing-through! 
Blessings,  Janine

Women's Small Group -
Sheila's Home Decor & More
February 25th

Living Water will be hosting a small group with Sheila's Home D├ęcor & More of Chetek on Sunday, February 25 from 11am-1pm. Ladies will be making a mason jar craft. Cost is $55 per woman. Need a minimum of 20 participants for this class to happen. Sign up on clipboard at church, or contact Lindsey Wood.
Christ Jam - Middle School Youth Bethany Lutheran Church -
Rice Lake - March 10

Come and spend the day with 250 other middle school kids from NW Wisconsin!  This year's Christ Jam features workshops, a local Christian artist, service project, an inspirational keynote speaker, and some great music.  Registration opens at 8:30am and the final worship begins at 3pm.  Cost is $40 - Living Water will pay the first $15.  Registration deadline is January 24. 
Click here to register!  
Luther Park Bible Camp: July 8-13
Our church is mightily blessed to have a fabulous camping ministry right out our back door.  At Living Water we believe its impact is so worthwhile we're willing to support each camper with a $100 scholarship.  This summer the week we've identified for Living Water is Week 4, July 8-13:  Pathfinders (Grades 6-8).  To register simply log on their web site and note you are from Living Water:  http://lutherpark.org
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!
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: Travis, Julie, Lyncoln & Jillian Emerson
Something interesting about our household:
We have lived in Cameron for 13 years.
How we became connected to Living Water:
We became connected to LW when Julie was asked to help with VBS as a volunteer (she was the youth coordinator at Faith Lutheran at the time).
What we like about Living Water:
Everyone is so nice and sincere, the services are enjoyable and fulfilling and we fill a sense of community and purpose.  There are also many options for our kiddos......we love that!
UPCOMING EVENTS 
CORE
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
EPIC
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 23rd & 24th
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
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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