83 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482
P.O. Box 818, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Living Water Lutheran Church
Worship Service on Sunday at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
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September Worship Schedule
September 5 — Pastor Judy
September 12 — Pastor Judy
September 19 — Pastor Bruce
September 26 — Pastor Bruce
Please come join us for worship and fellowship.
Free parking provided.
The Living Water Crowd
Pastor Bruce Burslie
Asst Pastor Judy Thomson
Virginia Synod Newsletter
Living Water Lutheran Church Mission Statement and Values
Living water Lutheran Church is a caring Christian community called to spread the Gospel and bring others to Christ by sharing His love through prayer, thanksgiving, service, and fellowship. Gathered around Word and Sacrament, we believe that we are unified by God's grace, empowered by the Holy Spirit and saved by the blood of Jesus Christ.
UPDATE ON RELOCATING TO CAMPBELL PRESBYTERIAN
At the congregational meeting held on August 1, the congregation voted on Council’s recommendation to vacate the premises at 83 Bluff Point Road in Kilmarnock and share space with Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems as follows: yes—20, no—4, abstain—0.
Since then, the following has taken place:
• On August 2, Council President John Bowden notified the Mission Investment Fund (MIF) of our intention to cease leasing the property from them. We informed MIF that we would leave by September 30.
• On August 8, Council met.
• Council approved, and sent to Campbell’s Pastor and Session, a formal letter of request to share space.
• A Moving Logistics Committee was formed. Serving on it are Cliff Greve, Therese Horwath, and Roland Stecher.
• A Shared Space Committee was formed. This committee will be comprised of members of Living Water and Campbell. Living Water’s representatives are Joanna Bradley, Claudia Holmes, Nancy Mower, and Frank Richard.
• Pastor Bruce, Pastor Judy, Rev. Jim Moseley (Campbell), and Rev. John Wertz (Assistant to the Bishop, VA Synod) met at Campbell on August 10 to discuss best practices for this transition.
• The Campbell Session met on August 19 and officially approved our request to share space. They have selected four representatives for the Shared Space Committee.
• The Moving Logistics Committee prepared an Action Items spreadsheet and an Inventory spreadsheet. On the Inventory, items were tagged with initial disposition suggestions (keep, give away, etc.).
• The Moving Logistics Committee visited Campbell on August 27 to learn what we can bring with us, what items Campbell might want, and to measure rooms.
• The probable date for the first meeting of the joint Shared Space Committee will be during the week beginning September 12.
• The last worship service in the current building probably will be on September 19. We then would worship at Campbell on September 26.
NEED A RIDE TO WORSHIP?
If for any reason lack of transportation is keeping you from attending worship services or other Living Water events, please do not quietly stay away! Please let Pastor Judy know of your need. There are members of the congregation willing to give a ride to a friend.
Pastor Judy will maintain contact with the members of the congregation, but please know that you are welcome to reach out of her. Pastor Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org and 804-725-6743.
WITH DAILY BREAD MATCHING GRANT LW RAISES $1,500 FOR FOOD BANK
We raised $1,500 for Healthy Harvest Food Bank in Warsaw! We more-than-matched the $500 Daily Bread feeding ministries grant from the Virginia Synod. The congregation’s contributions, and a draw from Tina Held’s memorial funds, netted $1,000. Total: $1,500! We have received a check for the Synod’s $500 match, and Treasurer Cathy Heacock has cut and sent a $1,500 check to Healthy Harvest Food Bank.
Last year, the Synod offered $250 matching grants to 20 churches. This year, they offered $500 matching grants to 10 churches. Once again our congregation has met the challenge to help those people in need of help in our community, raising $250 more than we did in 2020.
UPDATE ON WOMEN’S BIBLE AND BOOK STUDY GROUP
Because of the current surge of COVID infections, the women’s Bible Study is not going to meet as previously scheduled. When it is safe to resume gathering, the group will discuss the chapter related to adult children in The Power of a Woman’s Words, by Sharon Jaynes. Carol Adams will watch the data and make decisions based on CDC and Virginia Department of Health recommendations. Meanwhile, Carol says, stay safe, stay well, and keep praying!
UPDATE ON WOMEN’S BIBLE AND BOOK STUDY GROUP
Outreach Committee chairperson Nancy Mower has some updates and requests to pass along.
• Judy Tucker has agreed to be in charge of the shawl ministry. If you are aware of someone—a friend, a family member—who could use a comforting shawl, please contact Judy.
• If you would care to knit or crochet a shawl, and are in need of yarn, note that there is a bin of yarn available for your use. Please contact Nancy Mower about the yarn.
• Sarah Gill continues to help with the card ministry. Thank you, Sarah!
• Drivers who can transport Mary Ritz to and from worship are needed. As of late August, there is no one signed up to provide rides in September.
• Care to donate the flowers for a worship service? Please see Nancy Mower.
ABOUT THE PRAYER LIST
Living Water maintains a Prayer List of persons both in, and outside of, our congregation who are facing difficulties. The Prayer List is posted on a bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary, and is included in the Sunday bulletin on the first Sunday of the month. Members of the congregation are urged to keep these persons in their prayers. To have someone’s name placed on the Prayer List, simply give the name to Janet Smith. If you have placed someone’s name on the List, and there comes a time when the person’s circumstances have changed such that he or she no longer needs to be listed, kindly ask Janet to remove the name so that the List remains accurate. Thank you.