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
[Please read or download the newsletter for all the news]
February Worship Schedule
Feb 2 — 10:00 AM Pastor Judy Thomson
Feb 9 — 10:00 AM Pastor Bob Maier
Feb 16 — 10:00 AM Pastor Judy Thomson
Feb 23 — 10:00 AM Lay Preacher Pete Liljeberg
*Council Meeting: February 9 following Service
+See Date, Time & Place in notice below
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.
NEW COUNCIL LEADERSHIP ELECTED
At its meeting on January 12, Living Water’s Council elected the following officers: John Bowden, President; Roland Stecher, Vice President; Joanna Bradley, Secretary; Cathy Heacock, Treasurer; and Frank Richard, Financial Secretary. The other members of Council are Therese Horwath and Janet Smith. Thanks to these people who have felt the call to support their church through service on Council.
Both to those who are completing terms of service, and to those willing to take on this new responsibility at their church, we extend our thanks and appreciation.
The three persons who will continue to serve on Council are John Bowden, Joanna Bradley, Cathy Heacock, and Janet Smith. Thanks to you, too!
As Living Water’s bylaws state, Council is the governing board of the church, elected by the congregation, and delegated tasks by the congregation as provided in the church’s constitution and bylaws. Council is responsible for providing leadership and general oversight of the life and ministries of Living Water Lutheran Church in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Some of the areas of responsibility are maintaining and protecting of church property, planning and managing ministry programs and activities, and conducting business and financial affairs. Council also is responsible for the representation of the congregation in all legal matters.
COUNCIL MEMBERS GOING TO EPIC
Seven representatives of Living Water participated in a conference called EPIC (Effective Practice for Innovative Congregations) sponsored by the ELCA Virginia Synod at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hampton, on January 11. Participants were: Bruce Adams, John Bowden, Cathy Heacock, Tom Heacock, Frank Richard, Janet Smith, and Judy Thomson. (Joanna Bradley had wanted to go but had to cancel; Tom Heacock obligingly stepped in.)
The plenary session in the morning was led by Bishop Bob Humphrey, Director of Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop John Wertz, and Assistant to the Bishop Kelly Bayer Derrick. The starting point was the Synod’s mission statement, “Faithful + Bold + Serving” (II Cor. 3: 12). Taking turns in segments of about 20 minutes, each of the three Synod leaders spoke about ways in which the Virginia Synod is striving to fulfill the aspects of the mission statement. Later in the day, participants had two opportunities select one workshop from a list of four and to attend. You can learn more about the content of the plenary sessions and the workshops by going to this link: www.vasynod.org/epic/resources.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY TO RESUME MEETING
Carol Adams reports that the Women's Bible Study will resume on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, at Therese Horwath’s home. The group will share a pot luck lunch after the study. They will meet again on Thursday, January 23--same time, same place. Newcomers are always welcome.
2020 COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
For over 50 years, the Lancaster County Ministerial Association has offered ecumenical community worship services on the Wednesdays of Lent. Calvary Baptist, St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock Baptist, Grace Episcopal, St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic, and Kilmarnock United Methodist host the services on an annual rotation. A different leader, reader, and preacher each week combine to represent the various county churches. And each week, a group of churches works together to provide a luncheon. This year, Kilmarnock Methodist Church will host the services. Services begin at 12:05 PM and conclude at around 12:30 PM; the luncheon follows. Here is the schedule of services and preachers:
February 26*: The Rev. Sandi Shaner, Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
March 4: The Rev. Ernest Hogg, Retired Methodist Pastor
March 11: The Rev. Ulysses Turner, Pastor, Beulah Baptist Church
March 18: The Rev. Peyton Waller, Pastor, New St. John’s Baptist Church
March 25: The Rev. Kim Glenn, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church
April 1: The Rev. Donald Conaway, Pastor, Church of Deliverance
April 8: The Rev. Birt Cory, Ordained Minister, Evangelical Christian Alliance
*Living Water, Kilmarnock Methodist, and Morattico Baptist are luncheon hosts on February 26
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.