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
Living Water Lutheran Church
Worship Service on Sunday at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
July Worship Schedule
Aug 4 — Pastor Judy Thomson
Aug 11 — Pastor Bob Maier(Alice Cooper, pianist)
Aug 18 — Pastor Bruce Burslie(Alice Cooper, pianist)
Aug 25 — Pastor Judy Thomson
*Council meeting: August 11
Please come join us for worship and fellowship.
Free parking provided.
The Living Water Crowd
Pastor Bob Maier
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.
LITURGY “SCRIPTS” AVAILABLE FOR VISITORS
Each week, Janet Smith prepares two extra copies of the liturgy “script.” These “scripts”—which also are given to the Pastor of the day—include all the spoken and sung elements of our Lutheran worship service in one document. If you notice a visitor who is having difficulty navigating among the hymnal, the bulletin, and the seasonal sheet in the chair pockets, please offer the visitor a copy. These “scripts” may be found on the table in the narthex, along with the weekly bulletin.
CONGREGATION VOTES TO END MORTGAGE PAYMENTS TO MISSION INVESTMENT FUND (MIF)
In a congregational meeting on July 28, a quorum of the congregation voted to approve the decision that Living Water no longer intends to purchase the building from the MIF, and to notify the MIF by July 31st, thus relieving our congregation from further debt reduction payments. (Of course, we are still responsible for monthly lease payments.)
This move on the part of the congregation effectively means that MIF can put the building up for sale. Living Water has been told by MIF, however, that the current leasing arrangement will continue through the end of the year and that after that time, by paying the monthly leasing fee, the congregation may remain in the building until it might be sold.
The decision made at the congregational meeting follows several months of deliberations and research by Council and the opportunity for congregants to attend small-group informational meetings.
Your worship leaders—Pastor Bob, Pastor Judy, and Pianist Alice Cooper—would like to know what congregants’ favorite hymns are. Send the hymn title and its number in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal to Pastor Judy or leave a note in Judy’s mailbox at the church. The worship leaders will try to include your selections when it is appropriate to the liturgical season and to the theme of a particular Sunday.
ABIDING FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH WILL HOLD VBS AUGUST 19-23
Abiding Faith will be hosting their VBS in the church building from August 19 through August 23, from 9 AM to 12 noon. Please do not schedule any meetings in the building during that time.
RIDES TO CHURCH FOR MARY
Could you provide a round-trip or one-way ride for Mary, on Sundays, between her home and the church? There is schedule on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Please sign up if you are able to help. More information is given on the schedule.
SHARE SOME COFFEE AND CONSERVATION
Sarah Gill organizes our fellowship time following worship each Sunday and oversees the kitchen. She extends an invitation to stay around for a few minutes—or for many minutes!—after worship and come to the Gathering Room to connect with fellow congregants over refreshments. Thank you for doing this ministry, Sarah.
FREE HEALTH CLINIC THANKS LIVING WATER
Living Water has received a letter of thanks from Jeannie Nelson, the CEO of the Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic. The note expresses appreciation for Living Water’s gift of $150. The letter notes that in its 25 years of operation, the NNMFHC has generated $112 million in healthcare services for nearly 15,000 unduplicated individuals.
OUTREACH COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES “GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS” PROJECTS
“God’s Work, Our Hands” is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that began in 2013. The original idea was to have a dedicated day of service, every year, when Lutherans from thousands of congregations could celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: one church, freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbor. Individual congregations create service projects designed to share the love of God with all people and to live out the concept of “being the church for the sake of the world.”
This year, “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday is September 8. Pastor Bob and Pastor Judy are planning a special worship service for that day that will use some of the worship resources offered by the ELCA. At the same time, Outreach Committee moderator Nancy Mower, with help from Carol Adams, has planned three projects as Living Water’s contribution to the program. These are:
School supplies for Lancaster and Northumberland County Middle Schools. A list of suggested supplies is available on the back table in the sanctuary. These are the supplies that were suggested by the two middle schools when Nancy contacted them. A drop box at the back of the sanctuary will be available each Sunday in which you can place your contributions. Half of the supplies will be delivered to the two schools in August and the other half will be delivered in January. The deadline for collecting these school supplies is August 25.
School supplies for the students of Nikki Nuske and Mychal (Mike) Molnar. Nikki and Mike have been worshiping with us for several months. Nikki, a second-year teacher, will be teaching a 5th grade special needs class in Middlesex County. Mike, a fourth-year teacher, will be teaching 6th grade in Lancaster County. Look in the back of the sanctuary for the red poster with a schoolhouse pictured on it. On the poster Nikki’s and Mike’s requests are listed. Please take a removable tag for the item you wish to purchase as your shopping reminder, and sign your name on the tag underneath, so that we know who is purchasing what. Separate boxes for Nikki’s and Mike’s supplies may be found at the back of the sanctuary. Bruce Adams has obtained a Thrivent grant for use where needed with this project and the preceding one. The deadline for collecting Nikki’s and Mike’s supplies is August 25.
Books for a 2nd Grade classroom in Northumberland Elementary School. The cost of these books will be covered by a Thrivent grant obtained by Carol Adams. Nancy and Carol will obtain the name of a 2nd grade teacher who will be contacted to find out how many students are in his or her class. Carol will buy a different, new book for each child. Then on “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday (September 8), during fellowship time, those who are available are invited to write a “welcome back” message to each student and to place the note in the book. These volunteers also will be asked to gift wrap the books. Carol and Nancy will deliver the books to the teacher.
Help support Living Water’s participation in “God’s Work, Our Hands”!
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.