Living Water Church
Serving Others Through Christ

August 18, 2019
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Ruby’s Pantry Needs You!
        On Saturday morning, August 17 at 7:00am we will be distributing over 20,000 lbs. of food and welcoming 250 families through the doors of the 411 Building. No matter your age or ability, we need your help! 
     Please join this wonderful group of Christ believers as we serve others!!
       Needed: Families with a pickup truck or trailer – please sign up at Clipboard Central if you & your truck/trailer could help with hauling cardboard to the recycler (need not be present on Saturday morning!)  
     Needed: Many willing hands!  Please come from 7-10:30 am and help organize & distribute food to our guests! We need you!!

Ordination of Peter J. Johnson
       Peter Johnson will be ordained into the ministry of Word & Sacrament on Saturday, 8/17 at 4pm . Location: 1450 237 th Ave. NE, East Bethel, MN. The Johnson family’s new home address: Peter & Heidi Johnson ; 2733 30th Ave S ; Minneapolis, MN   55406

Animal Blessing Sunday, August 18
       Once a year we extend a special invitation to all animals and their caregivers to attend worship and receive a blessing. This tradition - traced back to St. Francis, is a way we move outside for the morning, have a little extra summer fun and at the same time receive a powerful reminder of how much God values and cares for all of his creation.  See you this Sunday!

Living Water Community Hope
Sunday, August 18
        This Sunday bring your pet to be blessed, then head out to serve others through Christ by helping with storm cleanup. Mark Lieberherr is organizing a crew to assist a neighbor-in-need with clearing his yard of too many downed trees. Meeting location: 1259 24 1/2 St., Cameron. Old school directions: 4 miles East of Cameron on Hwy 8, turn right, drive 1/3 South mile on County M. Starting work promptly at 12:42pm! Contact Mark at 715-296-6946   

Backpack Blessing Sunday
August 25
      The start of another school year is less than a month away! As summer wraps up, don't miss this weekend's Backpack Blessing. Sunday, August 25 .   We invite you to bring your backpack, or briefcase, or utility belt, or shoulder bag, or whatever it is you pick up and haul out the door with you on your way to do God's work in the world. 

      P.S. Start thinking & praying NOW, about who in your circle of friends you'd like to invite to join you in worship that Sunday. Then offer to pick them up and come along!  

Sabbatical Update
      Beth Joosten will be taking a sabbatical leave beginning September 1 from her music director position at Living Water. During this time we are very blessed to have Julia Zappa taking on this role. Thanks, Julia!! And, thank you to all musicians who have been and continue to be willing to share their talents with us!! 
      Watch for future announcements for some new developments with Living Water music!
New Carpet Installation
       Monday through Friday of this week we’ll be installing new carpet in the Worship Center and vinyl in the two classrooms. In order to give our workers enough elbow room to do their jobs, we’re scheduling no activities between August 19-23 in the 411 Building.  Please stick around after worship on Sunday to help move chairs into the café!   

August: Hotdish Mission
   The origins of hotdish are squarely rooted in the Upper Midwest namely Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. As any good Lutheran would know, a successful hotdish takes several increments all combined with love.

     Our August Mission has three ingredients, combined to create something to share at any church or family gathering, here we go:
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    God Bless, Mark Palma, Mission Team Leader
Weekly Announcements-Hello!
        Each week we put together this summary of how Living Water is striving to live into our mission of, ‘Serving others through Christ.’ If you know of someone who might like to receive this weekly update in their email inbox, please let us know! Just send their name + email address to Dawn Cox at:

Trail Clearing: Help Needed!
         July’s storm took a toll in many areas, including the Living Water trail. In several places it’s blocked with downed limbs & branches. If you’ve got a chainsaw and a couple serving hours to give, please let us know. Thanks!

Financial Peace Coordinator Needed
       Financial Peace University is an invaluable tool for helping build families that are financially strong & healthy. We’d love to offer this 10-week class again in 2019-20 and are actively seeking a person or team of persons to coordinate the effort. If this is a ministry you’d be interested in helping lead, please contact Pr. Ned at:  

JAM Kickoff, Sunday, September 8
         Online registration is now open. Please see our JAM Facebook page for more information. Julie will be also be sending out an email to existing JAM families with the registration link. 
       Join us for a year of learning, fun, songs, and growing in faith together. We are looking for JAM teachers. Please let us know if you would be interested in spending
20-25 minutes encouraging the faith of some pretty awesome kiddos. The curriculum and materials are provided. The kids love new faces!!  

EPIC & CORE are both starting up Wednesday, September 11. 

Check back here for more information, including registration, schedules,
and more. Thanks!
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Red Zone
          Bright & early on Wednesday , September 11 we kick off Red Zone at Living Water. Aside from a hot, hearty breakfast it’s an opportunity to hear one of our area coaches & athletic directors share what it’s like to be a Jesus follower & athlete. Have suggestions of persons to whom we should be reaching out? Contact Pr. Ned at:

Summer JAM Sundays
        Join us this summer on Sundays for Power Up Kid’s Camp: crafts, outdoor activities, VBS themed curriculum, etc. Camp is very laid back and will happen at the regular JAM time. The yellow room is always open for the littles. No registration necessary. Please join us when you can. Happy Summer!

Budgeted YTD:
Actual received: 
$104 ,661.35