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

July Worship Schedule

July  7—Pastor Judy Thomson
July 14—Pastor Bob Maier(Alice Cooper, pianist)
July 21—Pastor Bruce Burslie(Alice Cooper, pianist)
July 28—Pastor Judy Thomson
*Council meeting: July 14

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. 

FIRST LIVING WATER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

About a year ago, Council approved the establishment of a Living Water Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund. The initial money came from memorial donations received in honor of Barbara Richard and of Therese and Fred Horwath’s daughter, Pam Hammond. A committee comprised of Frank Richard, Therese Horwath, and Cliff Greve oversees the process. The committee sent applications to the guidance departments at Lancaster and Northumberland High Schools for distribution to seniors. Three applications were received by the committee, which met and reviewed them on the basis of academics, outside activities, and financial need. The first scholarship, in the amount of $500, was awarded to Lotoya Patrick, a Northumberland High School graduate who will attend George Mason University.  

FAVORITE HYMNS?

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. 

 WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP’S PLANS

The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, at the home of Therese Horwath. Summer meeting dates are June 27, July 11, and July 25. (There are no meetings in August.) Currently, the group is reading, Grace: More than We Deserve, Greater than We Can Imagine, by Max Lucado. The group will begin a new study on September 12. Newcomers are always welcome! See Carol Adams for more information.

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.  

CARE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY?

If you like to knit or crochet, consider participating in our Prayer Shawl Ministry. The shawl can be any color or combination of colors, fringed or un-fringed, made of any type or weight of yarn. Prayer shawls are dedicated periodically during worship, and given to persons who are experiencing illness, loss, or a challenge—or are celebrating something.

Please give your completed shawl to Marge Page. You may make a shawl for someone specific, or simply contribute one for use as needed. To request a shawl for someone please speak to one of the pastors or to Marge, and they will see to it that the shawl is delivered. Or, you may deliver a shawl to someone yourself. 

ANY WAYS TO ASSIST WITH SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

It takes more people than a Pastor to present a service of worship! The word “liturgy,” in fact, comes from Greek root words that mean “work of the people.” Assisting with worship services can be a rewarding way to serve your church. Here are some non-musical ways in which you could participate.

  • Lectors read the day’s scripture lessons. Contact Marge Page.
  • Altar Guild participants set up for, and clean up after, Communion. Contact Marge Page.
  • Communion Assistants assist the Pastor in serving the Bread and the Cup to worshipers. Contact Nancy Mower.
  • Acolytes light candles at the beginning, and extinguish candles at the end, of worship. Contact Marge Page.
  • Ushers collect the offering and guide worshipers during communion. Contact Tom Wilhelmsen or Claudia Holmes.
  • Greeters distribute bulletins as worshipers arrive and guide visitors to the Guest Book. Contact Marge Page.
  • Flower Donors provide flowers for a given Sunday ($25). Simply sign up on the sheet on the table in the sanctuary.

Another way to indicate your interest in one or more of these roles is to sign up for a particular Sunday on the monthly schedule sheet that is found on the table in the back of the sanctuary. If you are a “newbie” the person who oversees that particular task will know it, and he or she will contact you with more information.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 15 THROUGH 19

Again this year Living Water is assisting St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with VBS. Living Water provides both human and financial resources to St. Andrews. Those from Living Water who will be helping on-site as teachers or in other support roles are Judy Tucker, Carol Adams, Nikki Nuske, Marge Page, Kathie Galgano, and Makayla Galgano (Kathie’s granddaughter). Other Living Water members will be contributing food. Thank you to these people!

VBS runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, for 3-year-olds through rising 6th-graders, and will be held at St. Andrews. If you have a grandchild or young friend whom you would like to register for VBS, you may do so at the St. Andrews church office any weekday morning, or you may register on July 15.   

WHAT CAN YOU FIND ON THE “BACK TABLE”? 

The table at the back on the sanctuary, known at the Information Table, has all sorts of useful and interesting material.  Here you will find copies of the Membership Directory, the Birthday and Anniversary List, the Lector’s Readings for the upcoming Sunday, the monthly Worship Participant sign-up sheet (Preacher, Lector, Acolyte, Greeter, Communion Assistant, Communion Set-Up/Clean-Up), and Lutheran denominational publications—and more! Items such as the Membership Directory and the Birthday and Anniversary List are yours for the taking. Make it a habit to stop by the Information Table regularly and be always “in the know”!

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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