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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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April 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:
May 2 — Pastor Bruce
May 9 — Pastor Judy
May 16 — Pastor Bruce
May 23 — Pastor Judy
May 30 — 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.
MAY 2 SUNDAY SERVICE TO BE HELD IN THE PARKING LOT,
WILL INCLUDE COMMUNION
Pastor Bruce and Pastor Judy will lead worship outdoors in the parking lot on Sunday, May 2. The service will begin at 10:00 AM. The liturgy will include communion. You will be given a bulletin and a communion packet (wafer and grape juice) when you arrive. Members of the congregation are asked to remain in their cars for the entirety of the service. However, open windows, waves, and smiles are heartily encouraged!
A liturgy for at-home worship for that Sunday will not be sent out.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO DISCUSS BUILDING AND PROPERTY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 16
Council President John Bowden has called a special congregational meeting for Sunday, May 16. A modified worship service, with communion, will begin at 10:00 A.M., and the meeting will follow.
The purpose of the congregational meeting is to address the question, “Where Do We Worship in the Future?”. Council has prepared a letter that will be sent both electronically (email) and in hard copy (USPS) to everyone in the congregation, and you should receive this letter by May 1. The letter will address what Council has done and learned about this matter and primarily will present information on a suggested worship location and an offer from the Mission Investment Fund (MIF).
Please carefully review the letter prior to the meeting, and make every effort to attend the meeting. Be prepared to ask questions you may have. Also, know that Council is open to hearing any additional options you may have to suggest. A vote on how to proceed will be taken at the meeting.
Please be prepared to wear a mask (except while partaking of communion) and to sit socially distanced.
WHEN WILL WE RETURN TO INDOOR, IN-PERSON WORSHIP?
The answer to that question is, “We don’t know yet!” Council and the Pastors have been exploring this. As you know, we have surveyed the congregation for vaccination status and the result shows that virtually everyone is fully vaccinated. The Office of the Bishop continues to recommend that congregations not meet in-person, but also trusts Pastors and congregational leaders to decide what is best and safest for their particular congregation. All we can say for now is, we will proceed slowly.
LW AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO LHS SENIOR
Living Water’s annual one-time $500 scholarship has been awarded to Olivia Brocklebank, a member of the Class of 2021 at Lancaster High School. Our Scholarship Committee, comprised of Cliff Greve, Therese Horwath, and Frank Richard, announced the award at the April Council meeting.
For several years now Living Water has been offering this scholarship with funds originally received from memorial donations. The scholarship is offered to one graduating senior from either Lancaster or Northumberland High School.
Olivia lives in White Stone. She will attend Virginia Commonwealth University to major in communications. Her good grades, high class rank, and strong recommendations convinced the committee that she is deserving of the award.
THANKING “HEACOCK LANDSCAPING SERVICE”
A shout-out of thanks goes to Cathy and Tom Heacock for all the landscaping work they have been doing around the church as spring arrived. (Nancy and Dave Mower helped, too, until Nancy broke a bone in her foot—not, we hasten to add, while working at the church!) Roses have been pruned, flower pots and planters have been tidied up, debris has been hauled, and weeds have been attacked. Cathy says she was particularly motived this year to make the parking lot look attractive for any worship services that might be held there.
COUNCIL CONTINUES MEETING MONTHLY VIA ZOOM
Council met via Zoom on March 10. It was a routine meeting, with various reports received (Treasurer’s, Financial Secretary’s, Pastors’, Committee Chairpersons), with one exception: Council continues to consider thoughtfully and prayerfully various options for where, when, and how Living Water will meet. At some point in the near future, Council will present information and recommendations to the congregation.
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.