Weekly Announcements | March 25 , 2018
Living Water Lutheran Church




CLEANING TEAM  
Mar 19 - Mar 25
Diane Bowers
Mar 26 - Apr 1
Ebert Family

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

WORSHIP 
 ASSISTANTS
Diane Bowers
Ushers & Greeters
Darlene Kurshinsky
Coffee/Treats
 

WORSHIP LEADER
John Klinkosh

SNOW SHOVEL TEAM
Mar 19 - Mar 23
Cole Larson

 

PROJECTION TEAM 
Noah Vought & Dylan Razim


TECH TEAM  
March 25
Jim Adams &
Wayne Schachel  

   
BUDGET
Year-To-Date
Budget Needed
$13,830.00
Year-To-Date Actual
$12,745.84




 
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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor

Famous Last Words: "Who's in Heaven?"
     It's a question every pastor gets asked, sooner or later: "What happens to my pet when it dies?" First time I was years ago when a teary eyed little boy approached me before worship on a Sunday morning. Too distraught for words, the father spoke for the son, "Nathan's got a question for you, pastor. The dog he's had his whole life, our family pet, died this week and he wants to know, 'Will Nathan see her again in heaven?"
     Great question, right? Because it pertains to pets as well as people. Who... and what goes to heaven? What's the criteria? Is there a cut-off where you and I, if the our cumulative amount of lifetime sin reaches a certain tipping point that we slide off into an eternal abyss?
     The Holy Spirit gets all the credit. Kneeling on the ground, I took Nathan's hand and said, "Know what the Bible says? That God knows us so well and loves us so much, that if even a tiny bird falls down and gets hurt, God is there and God cares." (Matthew 10). Nathan nodded, wiped his nose with his sleeve, and gave me a hug that said, "I guess I can trust God to take care of this."
     This Palm Sunday weekend we wrap up our series, "Famous Last Words," of Jesus with this final installment from Luke 23, "Today you will be with me in paradise." Our preaching theme: "Who's in heaven?"


Living for Jesus!

-Ned
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Holy Week
 
"A Mother's Passion: The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes"
 
Wednesday-Friday, March 28-30, 7pm
Admission is free - dessert reception immediately following each performance

Easter Sunday
 
7am - Contemporary Easter Praise
 
9am - Easter Family Celebration
JAM Children's Choir; playgroup for children ages 2/3 year old-4K
 
Easter Brunch - 10am
 
Easter Flowers
Can you imagine the front of the Worship Center full of beautiful Easter flowers?  We can!  Sign up this Sunday at Clipboard Central to give flowers in memory or in honor of someone special.  Cost: $5 per plant. Thanks!  
Note: daffodils may be picked up after the 9am service on Easter Sunday.
LW JAM Easter Celebration
You are invited to a LW JAM Easter Celebration on Saturday, March 24th from 2-4pm. This event is open to o ur JAM kids and their families. We will have  crafts, games, snacks, and an Easter egg hunt! Please note that there will not be JAM on Easter Sunday. We will run a playgroup for our 2 year old-4K kids. The rest of the children will stay with their families during church on Easter.  Questions? Contact Christine Ebner  chrisandryan@gmail.com  or 715-296-1890
JAM (Jesus And Me) 
Little Jammers - Mrs. Schmidt
Middle Jammers - Miss Leah
Big Jammers - Mrs. Ebner
Bake Sale For Babies -
Thank You!

Living Water - what a generous church you are! Last Sunday's bake sale raised $350 for Caleb Gillett's, 'Serving Others' project. Three high new solid wood chairs will be purchased for the LW Café and the rest donated to the LW Mission Team to support their outreach efforts in the community. Thanks!
New Bible Study Coming: 
Run for God's 5K Challenge
Join us in the exciting, new small group for Run for God's 5K Challenge!  Run for God's 5K Challenge is a 12-week (beginning after Easter) Bible study program that allows runners to combine faith and endurance training in a way that helps take people, even those who have never run, through their first 5K.  This group will be part Bible study and part training program. The primary goal is to learn to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while understanding the parallels of enduring a sport like running and enduring your faith. Check out the sign up sheet on Clipboard Central, or contact Julie Emerson for more info! The cost is $30 per person and we will order books after Easter. 
Easter Photo Booth - Say Cheese!
Plan to bring in the family, grab a couple props and have some goofy fun, because Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, 3/24 and 4/1 the Living Water Photo Booth will be open. No cost, no sweat. We'd totally love to get your family's photo up on the LW family board. Openings: 1 hour before worship and 1 hour after. Say cheese!
Wednesday Worship
Each Wednesday for the past 5 weeks, we've been treated to a hearty yet simple meal of soup and sandwiches, enjoyed relaxed conversation with friends old and new in the LW Café, shared laughs generated by the LW Acting Troupe, and had our souls filled with the rhythms of Holden Evening Prayer. To one & all who contributed in any way to the success of crafting these unique midweek Lenten experiences, thank you!
Save Your UPC Codes
Luther Bible Camp is collecting "Our Family" brand UPC codes off grocery items.  Throughout 2018 any UPC codes you collect (we do not need the entire label, just the physical UPC code) will be sent to Luther Park and your donations will be turned into money for programs they do on Lake Chetek.  A collection container will be in the back of church.  Thank you for supporting this important resource for both children and adults.
Cast & Crew of AMP
We will be setting up for the "Passion" after church this Sunday.  If you are able, please stay and help!!   Also, our first rehearsal is scheduled for this Sunday, March 25 at 6pm for staging walk-through, then 7-9:30pm for full program practice!!   Please make every effort to be there!!
A Mother's Passion: The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes
Please join us for "A Mother's Passion:  The Passion of Christ Through Mary's Eyes".  This emotionally raw updated production of the Good Friday story, arranged by Janine Hansen (in loving memory of her son, Auhston Hansen 1983-2015), will be told through modern song and staging.   Performances will be held at Living Water Church on Wed, March 28 through Fri, March 30 at 7pm, with a dessert reception to follow each night.   Admission is free (with a free will offering to benefit family tragedies). Powerful new songs (and some new faces) will captivate your heart. Come lose yourself in this age-old story of Christ's journey to the Cross. 
Frozen LW Sewer Line - Update
Good news: Spring is here! And soon our frozen sewer line will be thawing and things will be back to normal. Until then, should you hear the tank alarm sounding when you enter the parking lot
(yes, it's LOUD and  located a few feet NE of Ruby's Garage), please contact Mark Weiss of T.L. Sinz Plumbing immediately, at:  (715) 418-0772
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!
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 5-8).  To register simply log on their web site and note you are from Living Water:  http://lutherpark.org
Early bird discount of $10 if paid by May 1st!
Worship Families
What's your passion?  What special, one-of-a-kind gifts has God given you and only you?  Beginning this spring our church is looking at Sunday mornings in a whole new way.  Please check out Clipboard Central for opportunities to cook, smile, vacuum, love a child, and touch a neighbor with the love of Jesus.  God is good!
Church of Felons - Film Screening: Friday, April 27th
Rice Lake area churches are working together to make possible a showing of the film, "Church of Felons." Please see Clipboard Central on how to participate as either a volunteer or film attendee.
Save The Date!    
Save the date for VBS 2018! We will be holding Vacation Bible School from Mon-Thurs, July 16-19. Be sure to check the FB page and these announcements for more info as we get closer!
Letter from the Bishop
Our friend, Rev. Rick Hoyme is retiring this spring after serving 5 years as the Bishop of NW Wisconsin.  Please click here to read his final Easter message to the congregations of our synod.  
Luther Park Says, "Thanks, Living Water!"
Thank you for your generous donation to LPBC. Your donation of 12 cases of bath tissue is a great gift for the camp. Thank you so much for your donation to benefit this ministry. We are truly blessed by our partnership in ministry.
Keith Newman, Executive Director
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: Sarah Joosten & Alex Plum 
Something interesting about our household:
Well, we don't quite have our household yet since we're still in school and planning our wedding, BUT we think our future household is developing into one of a mini Mike and Beth Joosten. Alex is graduating in December to be a band director and Sarah will graduate this May to be a choir director. We're excited to have a household full of music, similar to the ones we grew up in.
How we became connected to Living Water:
Sarah has been a member of LW since the beginning, and was blessed enough to be one of the members of the first confirmation class of LW. Alex became connected with LW when we outshopped the churches of Eau Claire. We had been looking around Eau Claire for a while at many different churches, and just couldn't find the fit. So, Sarah convinced Alex to make the 40 minute drive with her to LW, and after one service, he loved it too! So it's been our church home ever since. Sarah's even got him wrapped up in playing brass and singing in the choir on Christmas and Easter. Sarah is excited to have found a partner who loves her home church as much as she does, and now they get to get married in it!
What we like about Living Water:
We love how welcoming LW is! We both feel like long time members, even though we started our membership as a team only a year and a half ago. The atmosphere on Sunday morning makes the drive worth it! We both particularly love the sharing of the peace, because it takes like 15 minutes for everyone to hug everyone else in the church. You don't see that in other churches. We also love how serving the church is. Many of the mission projects we can still participate in as poor college students because they find a way for everyone to use their gifts and help. We love the community the most. Our church friends are our family and our lives would not be the same without them and the way they model Christ's love for us.
UPCOMING EVENTS 
CORE
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
EPIC
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Lenten Wednesday Worship
Soup & Sandwich Supper 5:30-6:30pm
Worship 6:30-7:00pm
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule  
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Wednesday-Friday, March 28th-30th
LW JAM Easter Celebration
Saturday, Mach 24th 2:00-4:00pm
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25th
A Mother's Passion Performances
Wednesday-Friday, March 28th-30th 7:00pm
Contemporary Easter Praise
Sunday, April 1st 7:00-8:00am
Easter Family Celebration
Sunday, April 1st 9:00-10:00am
Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1st 10:00-11:00am
Active Shooter Presentation
Wednesday, April 4th 5:00-7:00pm
First Communion Retreat
Saturday, April 7th 9:00-Noon
Just For Kids: Beach Bash Party
Sunday, April 8th 11:00-1:00pm
Women's Small Group - The Fancy Bumpkin
Sunday, April 15th 11:00am-2:00pm
Town Hall Meeting: Meth Presentation
Wednesday, April 18th 6:00-7:00pm
Ruby's Pantry
Saturday, April 21st 
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
lwmission@chibardun.net
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