LIVING WATER NEWS

Today’s Prayer

It is because of [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” —1 Corinthians 1:30,31 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, we know you when we know your Son Jesus.  Through Jesus, we see your wisdom in all circumstances.  Through your Son Jesus we are blessed with righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Through our faith in your Son Jesus we are included in your plan for redemption.  Yes, it’s that simple.  Believe in Jesus, follow him, and be saved.  Father, allow us to do all we can to shout this out so all may be saved.  I will boast all the louder in Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Midweek Lenten Worship

The church season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26 with Ash Wednesday.  Midweek Lenten worship services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during the six weeks of Lent.  Ash Wednesday will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.  The midweek services will reflect on “The Son of God Goes Forth to War.” Pastor Pufahl from Christ, Big Bend, and Pastor Rue from St. Paul’s, East Troy, will be preaching here as part of a rotation.  A fellowship meal will be held before each midweek service.

 

WinGS “Fast 15” Meeting

Women in God’s Service (WinGS) will next meet following worship on Sunday, February 9.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome!

 

Looking for Volunteers for Outreach

We are looking for 4-6 members (male or female) to join an Outreach Committee. Primary duties would be brainstorming, planning, and evaluating outreach strategies and activities. A love for Jesus, his Word, and souls is necessary; training will be provided. If interested, please contact Tim Gauerke.

 

Christian Education Survey

Church Council continues to evaluate and improve our efforts to carry out our mission statement. God's Word commands all Christians to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus" (2 Peter 3:18).  Living Water's Christian education efforts play a part in both of those.  Therefore, we developed a survey to gather your feedback as it relates to our Christian education programs. Your answers to this survey will help us evaluate and plan our congregation's Christian education efforts.  The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes of your time.  The survey was emailed on Friday afternoon, paper copies are available in the gathering space or by clicking here. Thank you for your effort to assist our congregation to carry out our mission statement as it relates to Christian education!

 

Displaying Mission Statement

We are looking for a member who is artistically gifted to help display the new Mission Statement in the gathering area (narthex). We are looking for your insight in the best way to accomplish that. Please contact one of the council members if you are interested.

 

Blood Drive

Versiti (formerly Blood Center of Wisconsin) will be hosting a blood drive at church on Thursday, March 5.  Watch for more information on volunteer opportunities and times to donate blood.

 

Scrip Order

You can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund through your regular shopping—gas, groceries, and more.   Scrip is a program where you buy gift cards, and a percentage of the gift cards is donated to Living Water.  Those funds are added to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Order forms are available in the gathering area (narthex).  Orders are due Sunday, February 2.

 

AROUND THE WELS

Winter Wonderland Ball

Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend is hosting a Winter Wonderland Ball on Saturday, February 22 from 5:00-7:30 pm.  More information about the event is on the bulletin board in the gathering area.

 

AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

Big Bend/Vernon Lions Event

The Big Bend/Vernon Lions are hosting an event on Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm.  The program highlights the work of the Wisconsin Lions Camp and the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.  It will be held at the Big Bend/Vernon Lions Community Center.  Some congregation members will be involved in the program.  Flyers with more information are available in the gathering area.