Living Water Lutheran Church exists to be a gift to our community and the world by:
EXPECT MIRACLES! And believe YOU are one!
83 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482
P.O. Box 818, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Because of COVID-19, worship services are cancelled until further notice.
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Living Water Lutheran Church
Worship Service on Sunday at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
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February Worship Schedule
Until it is safe to worship in person, Pastor Bruce and Pastor Judy will continue to preparing liturgies for Sunday worship that will be emailed to members and friends of the congregation. The emailed liturgies for February will be prepared as follows:
March 7 — Pastor Bruce
March 14 — Pastor Judy
March 21 — Pastor Bruce
March 28 — Pastor Judy
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.
JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF MARY RITZ’S 90th BIRTHDAY!
Now that we’ve celebrated Tom Wilhelmsen’s 100th birthday on January 30, and Marlene Gates’ 90th birthday on February 27, it’s time to celebrate Mary Ritz’s 90th birthday on March 25! Plans are still being made, under the direction of Joanna Bradley. Members of Campbell Presbyterian Church—just down the road from Mary in Weems, and the church of Mary’s granddaughter and grandson-in-law, with whom she lives—will be invited along with Living Water members and friends. Please save the date, March 25, on your calendar and look for email messages with more information.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES
These are the participants for the remaining Lenten Community Worship Services, sponsored by the Lancaster County Ministerial Association.
The pre-recorded services may be viewed on the Facebook page of St. Francis Catholic Church (2021 host): www.facebook.com/sfdskilmarnock. (P = Preacher, L = Leader, R = Reader)
3/03: Rev. Kim Glenn (Grace Episcopal-P), Rev. Kelvin Evans (Mt. Vernon Bapt.-L), Kenneth Kunkle (Irv. Baptist-R)
3/10: Rev. Richard Abbott (Morattico Bapt.-P), Rev. Dennis Martin (Claybrook Bapt.-L), Connie Palmer (Abid. Faith-R)
3/17: Rev. Rose Curry (Willie Bapt.-P), Rev. Michael Reed (Calvary Bapt.-L), Susan Moseley (Unitarian Fellowship-R)
3/24: TBA (Preacher), Rev. Bruce Burslie (Living Water Luth.-L), Rev. Tanglia Carter (Shachah World Ministry-R)
3/31: Rev. Bryan McClain (White Stone UMC-P), Rev. Barbard Cain (Abid. Faith-L), Bob Raiford (Living Water Luth.-R)
LENTEN SPECIAL OFFERINGS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE LINK
Pre-COVID-19, it was Living Water’s practice during Lent to provide congregants with a collection cup into which they could place loose change throughout Lent. Then, everyone’s combined loose change was given as a congregational gift to The Link. Last year, when COVID-19 brought changes, Council recommended that Lenten loose change donations, and special offerings made on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, not be given as cash or coins, but by check.
Council has approved the same procedure for 2021. Any contributions you wish to make, in addition to your pledge, for Lent, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday (not Easter) will be donated to The Link. You may write one check for everything—special offerings and pledge—but please make a note for Financial Secretary Frank Richard as to how much is regular offering (pledge) and how much is special offering. Or, you may submit several checks. The deadline for submitting the special Lenten offerings is Easter (April 4, 2021). Please mail your check to the church. Thank you!
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: email@example.com and 804-725-6743.
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.