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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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:
April 4 — Pastor Bruce
April 11 — Pastor Judy
April 18 — Pastor Bruce
April 25 — 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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANOTHER NONAGENERIAN, MARY RITZ
|March 25, 2021 was Mary Ritz’s 90th birthday and a parade of decorated cars let Mary know her friends from Living Water celebrated with her. The Living Water contingent was joined by about an equal number of Mary’s friends from Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Campbell is less than a mile down the road from where Mary lives with her granddaughter, grandson-in-law, and their two children in Weems, so she is well known there. About 20 decorated cars were in the parade that drove slowly by Mary as she sat on the front porch of her home. One of her two daughters, her granddaughter, her home health aide, and the family dog joined the festivities. Joanna Bradley organized the drive-through parade
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES
Date: April 1
Time: 6:00 PM (approximate length of service: 45 minutes)
Place: Playground/park next to Campbell Memorial Presbyterian
Church (3712 Weems Road, Weems)
This will be a shared service between Living Water and Campbell. Pastor Jim Moseley from Campbell, Pastor Bruce, and Pastor Judy will be the worship leaders. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be included (using packets). Worshipers may bring a portable chair or use a folding chair provided by Campbell and sit, socially distanced and masked, in the park. Or, you may park your car around the playground and remain in it, where you will be able to hear and see the service.
Date: April 2
Time: 12:00 PM (approximate length of service: 40 minutes)
Place: Parking lot of Living Water Lutheran Church
Again, this will be a shared service between Living Water and Campbell, and the three pastors will lead worship. The liturgy will be Living Water's traditional Good Friday service, adapted for parking lot presentation. Worshipers will listen to, and watch, the service from their cars. The passion narrative, as given in John's gospel, will be read. At the end of the service, there will be a "drive-through" opportunity to place a lit votive candle and offer a brief prayer. Parking lot helpers will guide traffic. Phil Booth will sing a hymn and Judy Tucker and Cliff Greve will provide guitar music.
Date: April 4
Time: 10:00 AM (approximate length of service: 20 minutes)
Place: Parking lot of Living Water
Pastor Bruce is preparing the liturgy for Easter, which will be emailed to you in a Word document. To augment the written service, communion (using packets) will be offered by Pastor Bruce on a drive-through basis (as was done on Ash Wednesday).
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.
EASTER WORSHIP AT OUR PRESBYTERIAN NEIGHBORS’ CHURCHES
Our neighbors at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock would like you to be aware of Easter worship opportunities at their respective churches, and would like you to know that you are welcome to participate in a service.
• 6:30 AM; sunrise service on the beach just down the road from the church; Alabaster Grace, music
• 9:00 AM; parking lot service; communion
• 11:00 AM; parking lot service; communion
• 8:00 AM; indoors in the sanctuary, masked and socially-distanced; the Rev. Mark Favazza, preacher
• 10:00 AM; indoors in the sanctuary, masked and socially-distanced; the Rev. Mark Favazza, preacher
MESSAGE FROM THE MCCLEANS
Ruth and Don send greetings and blessings to the members of Living Water during the Holy Season of Lent and Easter. She and Don worshiped on Palm Sunday at the church Don retired from. She says, “We appreciate hearing all that is going on at Living Water and how creative you have been.”
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.
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.