Our Mission

Living Water Lutheran Church exists to be a gift to our community and the world by:

REBUILDING
Hope,

RESTORING Dreams,
and

RENEWING
Lives
in Christ


Our Vision

EXPECT MIRACLES! And believe YOU are one!


83 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482
P.O. Box 818, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
804-435-6650
livingwaterchapel@outlook.com

Living Water Lutheran Church
Worship Service on Sunday at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Coffee Hour at 11:00 AM

Our Newsletter
[Please read or download the newsletter for all the news]

June Worship Schedule

June 6   — Pastor Bruce
June 13 — Pastor Judy                                     
June 20 — Pastor Bruce                                                      
June 27 — 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.

 

JUNE 6 WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE INSIDE AND IN-PERSON

  Living Water’s first indoor, in-person worship service since the coronavirus pandemic shut things down in March, 2020, was held on May 16, 2021. What a delight it was to gather as a community of faith together in one space! What a blessing it is that vaccinations have made it possible, and safe, for us to return not only to in-person, indoor worship, but also to so many other activities and gatherings.

Our next in-person, indoor worship service will be held on Sunday, June 6, at 10:00 AM. Whatever the recommended safety measures are at that time, we will practice them.  No liturgy for at-home worship for June 6 will be sent out. Plans for June 20 and 27 are evolving. 

“TEST DRIVE” WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT CAMPBELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON JUNE 13

A “straw vote” taken at the called congregational meeting held on May 16 to consider property matters showed that a solid majority of our congregation supports further exploration of sharing space and some ministries with Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems. To help the Living Water congregation experience worship in Campbell’s sanctuary, see the rest of the facilities, and meet some of the Campbell members, Pastor Jim Moseley suggested we hold a “test drive” worship service.

Campbell’s Session and Living Water’s Council have agreed that this service can be held on Sunday, June 13, at 9:00 AM.  Pastor Jim will welcome us, and then Pastors Bruce and Judy will lead Living Water’s worship service. Plans are being made to have an organist/pianist to provide live music.

Members of the Campbell congregation will be invited to attend the Living Water service at 9, and members of the Living Water congregation will be invited to attend the Campbell service at 10.

Please note that if Living Water decides to partner with Campbell, 9:00 AM would not be the time of our worship service. More likely, Living Water would worship at 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM. However, as Campbell is slowly returning to its pre-COVID routine, the church for the time being is holding one service only, at 10:00 AM. Living Water members are encouraged to attend this “test drive” service on June 13.

Please notify Pastor Judy if you need a ride or directions. Campbell’s physical address is 3712 Weems Road, Weems.   

WOMEN’S STUDY AND FRIENDSHIP GROUP TO RESUME MEETINGS

 The women’s Bible study, book discussion, and friendship group is back after over a year’s hiatus during the pandemic. The first post-COVID meeting will be held on Monday, June 7, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM, in Town Park in Kilmarnock. Participants should bring their own lunch, a chair (in case no picnic tables are available), and a Bible. Prayers will be shared and plans for future meetings and discussions will be explored. Questions? Call Carol Adams at 804-580-2428 or email her at brucead45@gmail.com.


NEED A RIDE TO WORSHIP? 

If for any reason lack of transportation is keeping you from attending worship services or other Living Water events, please do not quietly stay away! Please let Pastor Judy know of your need. There are members of the congregation willing to give a ride to a friend.

EVERYTHING CAME UP ROSES!

 Thanks primarily to Cathy Heacock, that long row of rose bushes that runs along the Living Water parking lot has been covered with pink blossoms this spring. Tom Heacock gets a tip of the hat, too, for assisting not only with the roses but also with other landscaping tasks. And, we give a shout-out to Dave Mower, who has worked away at removing debris left in back of the parking lot by the tornado that came through last August. Your work is appreciated!

PASTORAL CARE

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:  thomsonjudy@gmail.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.

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