April 5, 2020
Letter from the Pastor:

      Necessity is truly the mother of invention.

     Palm Sunday of 2010 Living Water was almost two years old and we were breaking in our second rental building in as many years. That cool Spring morning our small but faithful group piled inside, handed out palms, read the processional gospel and the children’s processional march of palms began.

     Leading the parade, immediately I realized there was one detail I’d neglected to anticipate: where we’d march! The small structure worked just fine for worship & our small JAM classes, but one can only expect so much out of a 20 X 40 stick frame building. Enter necessity: out the door we went! I don’t know who was giggling & laughing more that day, the families inside or the kids outside.  

     Church, the Holy Spirit is telling us loud & clear: it’s time for some new creative thinking. Even though we are separated physically, God is calling us to come together virtually in ways we never imagined.  

     JAM parents - what creative and imaginative children you have. Thank you! As I write this, all the videos you sent our way are being linked together into one long, beautiful, virtual procession that will be played on our LiveStream worship this weekend while the Worship Team hails the entry of our King.  

     And the inventing doesn’t stop there. Sunday morning we step into Holy Week and with it, some brand new attempts at virtually walking as church with Jesus to the garden of betrayal and hill of crucifixion, leading to the big surprise of Easter Sunday. Church, the creative, life-giving Spirit of Jesus is moving among us and I can’t wait to see how it grows our faith & strengthens our witness during this greatest and holiest of weeks.  

Living for Jesus!

-N
SEE HOW WE ARE SERVING OTHERS THROUGH CHRIST
New Living Water Website
      Our church has purchased a new domain and is in the process of building a brand new web site. In addition to being less expensive than our current site, the new site will sync with the LW App and our giving platform. We expect to have the basic site up and running within the week. Watch our FB page and these Announcements for updates. Thanks!
Easter Sunday: LW’s Virtual Communion
     N ecessity is the mother of invention. And this Easter Sunday Living Water has figured out a way for this family of believers to connect around a virtual table to celebrate communion wherever we may be watching the LiveStream service; and at the same time practice two of our core values: a) connecting families; b) sharing the Good News of Jesus with our neighbors.   

     Between now and Easter we are asking all of our LW families to read through one of the (3) SUPER EASY recipe links below for unleavened bread. The first is what we use at LW, the second is using white flour, the third is unleavened. Purchase the ingredients, follow the simple instructions for making the bread, and have it ready on Easter Sunday when we’ll all receive instructions on how to commune one another and ourselves during worship.  

http://livingwithflare.blogspot.com/2014/11/gluten-free-unleavened-bread-recipe.html

     Now it’s time to serve others through Christ! We all have friends, neighbors & family without a church home, right? Pray about who you can share one of your unleavened loaves with, then after securing their permission for a drop off at their doorstep, safely wrap it, place it in a paper bag along with a short note explaining how & when they can join the Easter Sunday LiveStream , and make the drop. That’s it!

     Church, thank you for bravely being church and serving others through Christ during COVID-19!

     P.S. No worries if you don’t have time or can’t make bread. Families are more than welcome to use any bread or crackers sitting in the cupboard!
 A Virtual Procession

This year the JAM families are crazy excited to invite you all to join our virtual congregation as we process with palms, remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week. All week long we’ve been having a blast, making & submitting videos. Come see us online this Sunday!
  If you haven't done it yet, check-out
the Living Water JAM facebook group
for a special
At-Home Easter JAM.
It's for the WHOLE family.


Order Your Virtual Easter Flowers Here
Ruby's Pantry - April Distribution
       We received word this week that the, ‘drive through,’ model of distributing groceries piloted at Living Water last month is working and we have the green light to host another pop up pantry on April 18.  Check back here for information on how we will be organizing a Saturday morning experience that is efficient and safe for everyone involved. - Kathi Peterson
Coronovirus Information
   Due to the nature of the COVID-19, information is being updated on a daily basis.
The following are helpful links for updated and accurate information:



      Please watch this space & the LW FB page for new Starting Point & First Communion dates. Thanks!
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JAM
4K-Grade 4

No JAM on Sundays
Until Further Notice

Please check the JAM Facebook page for
weekly information about
how you can support your
child grow in faith at home.   
CORE
 Grades 5-8

No CORE Until Further Notice

Please check your email and Facebook for weekly information about how you can support
your middle school child
grow in faith at home. 
EPIC
Grades 9-12

No EPIC Until Further Notice

Please check your email and text messages for weekly information about how you can support your high school child grow in faith at home. 
Living Water Summer VBS - August 2-5
   Get ready for your  VERY BEST SUMMER in 2020!  FOCUS VBS will help kids dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. Your preschoolers through preteens will have
a blast as they discover how to trust in what they  CAN’T see because of what they  CAN see.

August 2-5 (Sunday-Wednesday)
5-7:30pm
Registration info coming soon!
LW FINANCES YTD:
Budgeted: $29,095.84
Actual Received:  $25,696.30

Mortgage Loan Balance: $285,209.85
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday Worship: 9am - LiveStream only

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Please check your inboxes for weekly lesson material & updates.
JAM: 4K-Grade 4
CORE: Grades 5-8
EPIC: Grades 9-12

CONTACT INFO
Pastor: Ned Lenhart
ned.livingwater@gmail.com
Media Coordinator: Lisa Armstrong
Office Administrator: Janine Hansen
livingwatercameron@gmail.com
LW Office Admin Hours:   all work being done remotely  

Living Water Church
411 North First Street
Cameron, WI 54822
715.458.0121
www.livingwater-cameron.org