Living Water Church
Serving Others Through Christ

September 22, 2019
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Ruby's Pantry & Closet
   Please note there will be no Ruby’s Closet this week or for this Saturday’s distribution. The 411 Building will be tied-up due to the funeral of Jennie Hansen.

      Saturday morning you have an awesome opportunity to make new friends and show the world what God’s love REALLY looks like. Register at the sign-in table in the 411 Building, then join us at 7am as we serve others through Christ by distributing 25,000 lbs of healthy, nutritious food and make about that many smiles. Hope to see YOU!!

Jennie Hansen Funeral
      This past weekend our friend and co-worker in serving others through Christ, Jennie Hansen, took her final steps into the waiting arms of her Lord. We will be gathering on Friday, September 20 in the 411 Building to remember her smile and celebrate the gift she was to all of us. 
     Visitation:   3-6pm      Funeral:   6pm

     Please join us for the worship service and meal to follow. Jennie loved a full table! 
      If you’d like to bring bars or cookies or help in the kitchen please contact Janine Hansen at: 715.651.7274
Cleaning Teams Needed
     "Many hands make light work!” 
      Here at Living Water, there’s a place for everyone to share their strengths and talents, and in working together we can easily keep our church clean, well-stocked, maintained and beautiful. This includes weekly cleaning and upkeep of the 411 building. Please consider signing up – this is a small, but very important way that you can help serve others!                            
       We recommend signing up as a team of at least 2 families, as this makes the workload lighter, but this is not required . Cleaning times are flexible – you can clean anytime between Thursday morning & Saturday evening. Instructions and key are provided – thank you for being Living Water!
   Check out Clipboard Central for more details!
New Church Cleaning Option Starting October
         No time or unable to clean? – now you can SPONSOR a CLEANING WEEK!  
       This new option allows families who are otherwise unable or who would prefer to, the chance to PAY to SPONSOR the professional cleaning team to clean the church 1 week a month.  The cost for 1 week sponsorship is $70
       This will still leave 2 weeks out of the month that families who want to, can sign up and personally clean. Check out Clipboard Central for more details!

        The Blue JAM room needs some TLC. If you’re handy with a paint brush and can do a little touch up we need you! Please contact Julie Emerson at:

      Want to know who someone is from Living Water? Wondering how to get connected with another LW Ministry Partner? To get started using Breeze, LW’s digital directory, simply send us an email at:
     Once we hear from you, we’ll reply with instructions on how to proceed. This will help prevent duplicate entries and make the process as smooth as possible.
       Note: download the app and have all of Living Water at your fingertips, wherever you go!

September Mission
Children's Ministry: Gaga Pit
         What’s a Gaga Pit? Simply put: a modern version of dodgeball very popular with kids of all ages!          
       Our very own Darren Lentz has been a huge help in figuring out what supplies we need and how to best secure them. Right now, it appears our cost will be somewhere between $400-$500.  Our goal: installation before the snow flies (because they’re great in winter, too)!
       Please contact Michelle Wilson with any questions! 715.797.1595 or

    This year, I’m inviting men in relationships to join me on a journey with a specific purpose: to strengthen your connection with your wife or partner. Each week I will be sending those who sign up for, “Why Not,” a short text assignment instructing you in one thing/idea for how you can lean into your marriage, along with some words of encouragement. Guys, how about it? Why not?  
     Sign up is at Clipboard Central or by connecting with me directly. Note: only men may sign up!


Camp Noah
         Camp Noah is a locally hosted event for elementary-age children whose communities have been impacted by disaster. Camp Noah provides a safe, caring and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.
       Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.

       Join us for three and a half wonderful days of learning, crafts, fun, and food on October 23, 24, 25 and a half day on October
26 . Cameron Elementary students do not have school those days.
     We are also looking for volunteers that would like to help us make Camp a wonderful experience. All materials and curriculum is provided.  

Dr. Jim & Carolyn Brown: 
Update from Cameroon
          Note:  the following is our latest communication from the Browns, our missionaries serving the people of Cameroon at Mbingo Baptist Hospital.  

Dear Living Water,

    We have had almost two years of regional conflict and there is no end in sight, although at the moment the fighting is somewhat less and we have had no fighting in our immediate area around Mbingo for several months……… Click here to continue..
PFC Brandon Kurshinsky – Congratulations! 
         Good news! PFC Brandon Kurshinsky has successfully graduated from Army Basic Training and he’d LOVE to hear from you! Please send your words of encouragement & support to the following address (letters only):

PFC Kurshinsky, Brandon
194 th Armored Brigade
C Troop 50-15 Cav 2 nd PLT
Ft. Benning, GA 31905

       Please join us for a wonderful year of learning, songs and growing in our faith together, Sunday's, during the message.

Rooms and Teachers for 9/22:

Littles:         Yellow Room - Carli
Middles:       Blue Room - Leah
Bigs:            Garage - Kristina

Special JAM Days in October:

Oct 6:   Jammies with Jesus (wear your PJs)
Oct 13: Jammin with Jesus (song and memory verse)
Oct 31: Halloween party (wear your costumes for
              parade and Trunk or Treat) 

          This Wednesday morning our numbers doubled to almost 30 students! Dr. Joshua Balts, a sports medicine physician did a super job of teaching us the value of perseverance in the face of suffering & trials (see Romans 5.3-4). 
      Next week our guest is Mr. Mike Neil, former RL Warriors baseball coach; followed by Mr. Troy Lavalle. Middle School students – see you this Wednesday at 7:15 am sharp!
      Contact Pr. Ned with questions
         Each Wednesday after the final bell, middle school students take the bus over to the North Star Academy and then walk as a group to the 411 Building. We start with a snack (of course!), then after, our large group activity break into small groups, before wrapping up with prayer at 5pm.     
     This week we are headed to the residence of Mark & Diane Bowers for our annual pumpkin picking service project. Kids should still ride bus to North Star, drivers will take us to the Bowers, returning to the 411 Building around 5:15pm.  
     Next week we continue with our series, ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Connecting with God.’   There’s still time to sign
up for CORE, so encourage your friends. Click on this registration link or go to the LW App.  
       High School students…it’s time! Wednesdays at 7pm we spend an evening of dreaming & discussion, planning & prayer, & of course, plenty of munchies! 

     Our HS format will be as follows:
1st Wednesday of each month - Small Group meeting at
                                                    leaders chosen spot
2nd Wednesday of each month - Whole group meeting at 
                                                      church with supper.
3rd Wednesday of each month - Small Group meeting at
                                                     leaders chosen spot
4th Wednesday of each month - Whole Group
                                                     Service project/
                                                      Fun activity
~If there is a 5th Wednesday - -   N o EPIC

     Please contact Michelle with any questions at   See you soon! 

Budgeted YTD:
Actual received: 
$115 ,065.38