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
October Worship Schedule
Oct 5 — Pastor Bruce Burslie
Oct 13 — Pastor Bob Maier
Oct 20 — Pastor Judy Thomson
Oct 27 — Pastor Judy Thomson
*Council meeting: October 13
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.
CHURCH STREET FOUR CHURCHES PLAN “POTLUCK AND PRAISE” EVENT FOR OCTOBER 2
The congregations of Abiding Faith Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Living Water Lutheran Church, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will gather on Wednesday, October 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, for “Potluck and Praise.”
The gathering will take place at Calvary Baptist. The emphasis will be on fellowship and the style will be informal. We’ll gather in Calvary Baptist’s sanctuary for a welcome and a blessing of our meal. Then we’ll move to the Fellowship Hall to have supper. Following supper, we’ll return to the sanctuary for a worship and praise service that will last about 30 minutes. St. Andrews’ pastor, Rev. Sandi Shaner, will offer a homily and a combined choir will offer music.
There is one request! Participants are asked to sit at supper at a table that includes a few people from a congregation other than their own. There will be a basket for a free-will offering, proceeds of which will be used for an anticipated “Harvest Feast” event to be held in October, 2020.
Please sign up on the sheet on the Information Table to bring a contribution for supper (main dish, salad or vegetable, or dessert) and give your name to Kathie Galgano if you would like to sing with the combined choir. Outreach Committee chair Nancy Mower notes that, even if you haven’t signed up to bring something to the event, please come!
MIF’S RESPONSE TO CONGREGATION’S DECISION NOT TO PURCHASE 83 BLUFF POINT ROAD PROPERTY
On August 26, several members of the Council, as well as Virginia Synod leaders, received a letter from MIF in response to Living Water's request not to purchase the property at 83 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock (as approved at a congregational meeting on July 28). MIF confirmed that Living Water has released the property to MIF to be sold, and answered our three requests as follows:
Living Water would like to continue to lease the buildings for $1,375 per month through 2020 and beyond.
IF agrees. Living Water may lease through December 31, 2020 and MIF will not put the property on the market until January 1, 2021. The lease agreement remains in effect until such time as the property is sold.
Living Water requests a three-month notice to vacate the building when it is sold.
MIF agrees to a two-month (60-day) notice.
Living Water requests the right of first refusal of any sale of the building under current terms.
MIF will not agree to this. Living Water had this right during the time MIF held the property. Should the congregation find itself in different circumstances while the property is for sale, Living Water could purchase it at MIF cost (that is, purchase price plus expense, less debt reduction already paid).
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.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS
In October, the Women’s Bible Study will meet on October 10 and October 24. Discussion of the Beatitudes will continue. Look and listen for a change of location (from Therese Horwath’s home) for the October 10 gathering. See Carol Adams for more information.
SAYING GOOD-BYE TO JOAN JAY
Congregation member Joan Jay soon will be moving to Brandon Oaks Retirement Center in Roanoke, where she will be much closer to her daughter. Plan to come to a coffee hour in Joan’s honor on Sunday, October 13. Say good-bye and wish her well! Outreach Committee Chair Nancy Mower is organizing this event, with the help of Fellowship Coordinator Sarah Gill. They request that you bring an hors d’oeuvre or something sweet to make this coffee hour extra special.
WORSHIP COMMITTEE HOLDS TRAINING SESSIONS
Worship Committee Chair Marge Page held separate organizational and training sessions during September for three groups of worship leaders and assistants: acolytes and ushers, lectors and greeters, and persons who set up and clean up communion. For each team, a team leader, who will serve as the contact person, was selected. These individuals are: acolytes—Tom Heacock; ushers—Tom Wilhelmsen; lectors—Kathy Heacock; greeters—Sarah Gill; and communion set up/clean up—Marge Page. Thanks to all who participate in these ministries that, combined, help us experience and give glory to God on Sunday mornings. It’s never too late to participate in one of these areas. Just tell Marge or a team leader of your interest.
FOOD BANK CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OCTOBER
This month, Living Water is asked to donate rice, pasta, and beans to the Healthy Harvest Food Bank. However, notes Outreach Committee Chair Nancy Mower, any food donation is always accepted. Thank you for supporting this vital community resource.
YOUR CHURCH: COMMENTS? THOUGHTS? IDEAS?
Do you have ideas, suggestions, comments about Living Water’s congregational life? You are welcome to share them. Please contact Council President Kathie Galgano or Vice President John Bowden, or Pastor Bob or Pastor Judy. We are, after all, a priesthood of all believers!
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.
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.