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.
See Update Notices Below
Living Water Lutheran Church
Worship Service on Sunday at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM
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October Worship Schedule
October 4 — 10:00 AM TBD
October 11 — 10:00 AM TBD
October 18 — 10:00 AM TBD
October 25 — 10:00 AM TBD
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.
WHEN, HOW, AND WHERE WILL WE WORSHIP? CONTINUING TO HEAR THE WORD VIA “WORD”
When Council met, via Zoom, on September 9, the mode of worship for the coming weeks and months was discussed. It is the opinion of the members of Council that Living Water should continue to refrain from in-person worship services. As a result of that decision, Pastor Bob and Pastor Judy will continue providing emailed Word documents that contain the weekly liturgy and links to videos of hymns.
Arrangements have been made for those who do not have access to email to have hard copies provided for them. Those who prefer large-print versions of the documents will continue receiving this version, thanks to Judy Maier.
In October, the Liturgist/Preacher will be: October 04 – Pastor Judy;
October 11 – Pastor Bob; October 18 – Pastor Judy; October 25 – Pastor Bob.
If you have comments or requests regarding worship, and how it could be improved under the current circumstances, please contact either Pastor.
LIVING WATER PURCHASES BIBLES FOR MICAH STREET CHURCH “GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS”
This year Living Water participated in the ELCA’s annual “God’s Work, Our Hands” service program by supporting a Bible-purchasing project for Micah Street Church in Fredericksburg. The church is an ecumenical church, the congregation of which is comprised primarily of homeless persons.
The Virginia Synod organized a “Buy a Bible” campaign for the church, through which New Standard Revised Translation (NRSV) Bibles could be purchased for Micah Street Church for $10 each. Living Water Outreach Committee Chairperson Nancy Mower is aware of eight individuals or couples who participated. Treasurer Cathy Heacock reports that two Bibles were purchased in the name of Living Water Lutheran Church.
The Synod is compiling a list of all the Lutheran churches that are represented by the donations. What a good place for Living Water’s name to be included!
Pastor Bob and Pastor Judy will maintain contact with the members of the congregation, but please know that you are welcome to reach out of them. Pastor Bob: email@example.com and 804-229-0822. Pastor Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org and 804-725-6743.
REMINDER ABOUT PLEDGES AND OFFERINGS
Please remember that you are encouraged to send your offering envelopes and any other contributions to the church to: Living Water Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 818, Kilmarnock, VA 22482. Thank you for continuing your support.
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.