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Weekly Letter From Our Pastor
Dear Living Water,
In the earliest days of being a pastor, my mentor and good friend, Pastor Paul Lundborg shared this wisdom: "Most of us pray only two prayers; the most frequent of these being a singular word: 'Help!'"
Lord, please help me: pass this test....get pregnant...get this job...make this sale...figure out how to parent this child...beat this cancer...fix this marriage....complete 4 hours of tasks in 2 hours...forgive myself...face my addiction...break free from this depression....
Church, what 'help' prayers have you been praying lately?
The past month, it's become very obvious that God is blessing the efforts of our church at reaching out and sharing the message of Jesus with our neighbors in Barron County. September saw our worship center and children's ministry explode with growth. There are beautiful new faces, everywhere! It is beyond humbling to see what God is accomplishing through our willingness to love and serve our way into the hearts of those who are searching for a church to call home. God is so good!
You may already know this, but I'm a firm believer in praying very specific prayers. To that end, here are (3) 'help prayers' I've been praying the past month:
**Worship: Lord, raise up at Living Water, 5 people willing to take turns stewarding our AV system on Sunday mornings.
**CORE: Lord, touch the hearts 5 people you are eager to equip for helping me on Wednesday's from 3:30-5pm, disciple our 40+ incredibly awesome CORE kids.
**Ned: pour into me an even larger measure of your Holy Spirit, that I might lead LW with the wisdom and clarity our church needs to be an even bolder witness to this community of God's amazing grace.
Pastor Paul's other prayer? Again, a singular word: "Thanks!" Because I have seen it happen too many times to believe otherwise, I say in advance, "Thank you, God!"
* For how God will be answering these 'help' prayers of mine;
* For each one of you and the multitude of ways you step up every day and serve others through Christ;
* For your willingness to be used by God in newer and greater ways to bless his church, transform hearts, and reach even more families in our neighborhoods with the Good News of Jesus.
Living for Jesus!
Living Water: Thanksgiving Bonus
Thank you for giving me clothes when I needed them, after the tornado. I lost everything. Living Water was there when I needed help, and you were outstanding throughout the whole ordeal. God bless you!
Chicken Coop Church: Spreading Its Wings
This past month we had a big, fun, awesome celebration at the Coop! Through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Anthony L. James became an adopted child of God and co-heir with Christ to all the blessings of the Kingdom. Give a big CCC welcome to Anthony!
JAM (Jesus And Me)
Big Jammers (grades 2-4) - NO CLASS
Middle Jammers (grades K-1) - Mrs. Fiamoncini
Little Jammers (3yr-Pre-K)- Miss Hannah Gillett
Remember to ask your children for their fridge fun sheets and magazines! Use these to help reinforce your child's learning during the week at home!
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 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 study, Women's Monday evening 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. God needs 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!
- Pr. Ned
Starting Point - New Ministry Partner Class
What's Living Water all about? What's God's plan for my life? If you'd like answers to these and other important questions of faith, please join us this Tuesday from 6:30-8 pm for Starting Point. This hour and a half is all about discovering how the church got its start, learning more about God's mission and purpose for this body of Christ, and meeting a few other really cool people - just like you! Contact
Just For Kids: Stranger Danger Class -
Please meet in Ruby's Garage from 11-1pm for this very information and hands-on class for kids about strangers, bullies, and staying safe! Walk-in's are welcome with payment due at the start of class ($10). We'll see you there!
Playground Installation - Next Friday, October 13th
The date is here! Weather permitting, in just one week the trucks will arrive with our new playground and we roll up our sleeves to begin the work of installing! What do we need? YOU! Official start time is 7:45am. Lunch is provided, along with all the necessary tools. Please feel free to bring any of the following to help move the project along: gloves, shovels, box cutters, post-hole diggers, rakes, & drills. What will you be doing? Unwrapping equipment, organizing hardware, assembling playground components, pulling dirt (where holes are being dug), & moving wood fiber. See you Friday!
Cinnamon Roll Sunday - October 15th
Join us on Sunday, October 15th as our missionaries Dr. Jim & Carolyn Brown come and visit us! Not only do we get to hear all about their work in Cameroon, but we also will be having our Cinnamon Roll Sunday that day too. Lacy Johnson's serving others project will consist of having cinnamon rolls ready for everyone, and a free-will donation for our treat going to our missionaries. We'll see you then!
Survey: Your Opinion Matters!
Living Water wants your opinion! Please take a moment to complete this 9 question survey. We want to hear from our congregation to see if we need to improve in certain places, or just keep doing what we're doing. We value our members and want to make your voice is heard. Thank you for your help! Click on the link below to get started!
Women's Small Group - Self Defense Class
Join us for this hands on seminar where we will focus on awareness and basic self defense techniques that you will be able to use at your home or away. You will learn about dangerous situations, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself in one. There will be time at the end of this seminar for Q&A, so we can address any specific concerns you may have.
This class is taught by 8th Degree Black Belt, Master Lloyd A Brown. His 45+ years of martial arts experience will ensure that you get an exceptional amount of highly useful information out of this seminar. This calls will be on
Saturday October 14th from
Cost is just $30! Register
or show that day with payment.
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
You may also phone Jennifer at (833)LIV-HOPE 548-4673 to leave a message for a return call to set up an appointments.
New Women's Group:
"Living A Life Of Worship"
Starting in October, Lindsey Kolpack will be leading a new group through Sarah Young's, "Living a Life of Worship,"
an excellent resource for discovering how thankfulness and worship always open the door for entering into God's presence and blessings. Even the most routine part of the day can be a spiritual act of worship when you are living close to God, and seeing from His perspective will allow you to truly be able to "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Sign up at Clipboard Central to purchase a book & become part of this 8-week study!
LW Parking Lot Closure
Note: weather permitting, the LW parking lot will be closed for the week beginning Monday, October 23rd, for our fall paving project. All meetings and programming will be either moved off-site or rescheduled. Thanks for your patience!
Women's Small Group - Freezer Meal Prep
Join us for a fun afternoon of cooking, snacking and laughing at Living Water Church on Saturday, October 21 from Noon-4pm.
We will make five delicious dinner recipes (that you will freeze so you can use them on a busy weeknight), enjoy some yummy snacks and refreshing beverages and have fun all at the same time. (Each recipe will feed 4-5 people.)
1. Mexican chicken chili with cornbread topping
2. Chicken and wild rice bake
3. Cranberry pork chops
4. Sausage spinach tomato soup
5. Pizza casserole.
$65 includes all materials and ingredients. All you need to bring is your favorite knife, cutting board and a cooler with ice to haul your goodies in. Your job is just to have fun making delicious and healthy meals for your family!
Please register online at
. You will be emailed an invoice. Registration will close 10/17. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
This workshop is limited to 10 people so please register early!
High Adventure Day at Camp Philips, October 14
The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America invite boys and girls age 13 & up for an afternoon of outdoor adventure, including shooting sports, zip lines, high/low ropes course, sailing (weather permitting), and kayaking. Call 715.450.4720 with questions, or go on line at
"Still Listening" by Susan Vitalis
This month we are forming short-term Small Groups to read and discuss Susan Vitalis' new book, "Still Listening," before her arrival at Living Water on Sunday, November 12. We would LOVE to have you part of a small group. Books will be here shortly! Please sign up at Clipboard to be part of a Small Group this month. Thanks!
Just For Kids: Healthy Snack & Craft
Join us as we make a fun Halloween themed healthy snack and a prayer pumpkin!
Cost $10 per child, scholarship available upon request. Register online at www.thetree-house.com or show up that morning with payment.
Church - good news! We now are able to offer text-to-give. Here's how it works:
text LIVWATER to 206-859-9405
you'll receive a reply with the link to your giving interface
login and give immediately if you've already set up a Subsplash Giving account! If not, you can create their account in seconds!
Financial Statements - They're Ready!
Those who have made financial contributions to Living Water in the past month, your 3rd quarter financial statements are available for p/u in the LW Café. Thank you for your generosity!
CORE - Fall Recharge: November 3-4
We have something super fun planned for this Fall's November CORE activity: the
Luther Park Bible Camp's "Recharge" on Friday and Saturday, Nov 3 & 4. LW will pay $40 of the $80/student registration fee. Registration fees may be paid to LW starting RIGHT NOW!
Note: deadline for registering is coming soon: Wednesday, October 11th. While we're registering as a group, here's the nuts & bolts of what's happening that weekend:
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
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
and search for: Liam Odin Huseth
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!
Meet the Living Water Family of the Week
Tim, Jen, Addysen & Alayna Goodlet
Something interesting about our household:
Tim is a turkey farm manager and we live on "home farm" which is the original turkey farm that started the operations of what today is called Jennie-o!
How we became connected to Living Water:
What we like about Living Water:
A friend told Jen about their 2016 VBS experience and how awesome it was for the kids and how the church seemed like they're all about the kids. So we 'tried out' Sunday worship in September 2016 and never looked back!
Where do we start?! We like how welcoming and comfortable the church is - everybody greets you with a smile and the kids are allowed to be kids. We also love Pastor Ned's messages each week and how relatable they are to our own lives!
Chicken Coop Church - Sunday Schedule
Soup in the Coop - 4:00pm
Worship - 5:00pm
Women's Bible Study
Pr. Ned @ 411 Building
Wednesday & Friday, October 11th & 13th
Kid's Stranger Danger Self Defense Class
Sunday, October 8th 11:00-1:00pm - Ruby's Garage
Friday, October 13th
Women's Small Group - Self Defense Class
Saturday, October 14th 9:00-11:00am
Dr. Jim & Carolyn Brown Visit
Sunday, October 15th
Saturday, October 21st
Women's Small Group - Freezer Meals
Saturday, October 21st Noon-4:00pm
Just for Kids - Healthy Food & Craft
Sunday, October 22nd 11:00-Noon
Parking Lot Paving
Chili Cook Off
Sunday, October 29th
Luther Park Recharge
Friday-Saturday, November 3rd-4th
Sunday Worship: 9am
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