Worship on the Lake – This Sunday! July 21, 9:45 AM

On Sunday, July 21, we will once again set sail onto Whitmore Lake to worship together on the waves! Arrive at Mac's Marina (9876 Main Street, WL) at 9:45 AM and you will be directed to parking. We will set sail on pontoon boats as people arrive and boats are filled. Worship will start at 10:30 AM. (If you have your own boat, you are welcome to meet us at the NW sandbar near the white stairs.) Following worship, we will gather lakeside for Holy Communion followed by a picnic potluck lunch. Bring food or drinks to share and your own chairs. The Fenskes will be providing hot dogs for everyone! 

If there is bad weather, we will meet at 200 Barker Road for our worship service and potluck. We will make a decision by 8 AM on Sunday morning and send out an email letting you know there has been a change of venue. 

Worship on the Lake – Sunday, July 21, 9:45 AM

Bible Study: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Sunday, July 28, 9 AM

Connecting the Dots, "Exile" – Sunday, July 28, 10:15 AM
Duke's Birthday BBQ Open House Bash - Saturday, August 3, 3-6 PM

Bible Study: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Sunday, August 4, 9 AM

Connecting the Dots, "The Way of Exile" – Sunday, August 4, 10:15 AM

Movies Under the Stars: Mary Poppins Returns – Friday, August 9, 7:30 PM

Bible Study: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth – Sunday, August 11, 9 AM

Connecting the Dots, "The Covenants" – Sunday, August 11, 10:15 AM


Save the Date: Duke's Birthday BBQ Open House Bash – Saturday, August 3 from 3 to 6 PM
You know the drill: we'll provide the main dish and sweet treat. Feel free to bring something to share if you want. (Also bring a chair.) Any questions, ask Harrison or Stacey.

Living Water MOPS Game Night - July 30
Moms of all ages and stages! Are you ready for an evening away from the kiddos? Join us for our next “Moms Night Out” on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at 200 Barker Road. Bring any board games you might want to play with the group and your non-alcoholic beverage of choice. MOPS will provide additional games and snacks. To learn more about Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), please contact Linda Murdock or Sandie Bodi.


Movies Under the Stars – 6th season this summer!
We have the awesome opportunity to partner with the Northfield Township Community and Senior Center in its outdoor movie series by the lake. This year, each night will begin early at 7:30 PM with lawn games and Hungry Howie's pizza, then the movie will begin once it's dark enough. We will be there selling concessions. Put these dates on your calendars, but please let Stacey Parker know if you are interested in helping at all this summer, even if you don't know which night yet. If you're helping, our start time is 7 PM. 
July 19 – The Grinch (This night will be Christmas themedwith some extra fun planned!)
August 9 Mary Poppins Returns
August 30 Ralph Breaks the Internet

Volunteer Opportunity – Help keep our local kids fed this summer!
We've been invited to partner and serve alongside Food Gatherers and the Whitmore Lake Elementary School by helping serve breakfast, 8:30-9:30 AM, and lunch, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, for the community kiddos during the WLES summer literacy camps on August 5-8 and 12-15. If you are interested, please let Stacey Parker know by this Sunday, July 21.

LWML Mite Box Collection 
Mite boxes can be turned in any Sunday, but the fifth Sunday of September, June, December, and March have been designated as LWML Mite Box Sundays. Mark your calendars and bring your filled mite box to church with you and turn them in at the Welcome Center. Mite Box offerings go to support mission grants at the local and national level. Please click here for a review of where your mites are working in Michigan. 

Bible Study – Sundays at 9 AM
Have you ever found it tough to know how to read the different parts of the Bible? We all have! Would you like to increase your understanding of the Scriptures? Here's your opportunity! We'll be studying a great book titled How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart. Our study will help you to better understand how the Scriptures might have been understood by their original audience and, from there, how to better apply them to our lives and world today. Come ready for an informative and interesting class!

There will be no Bible Study this Sunday, July 21.

Men's Bible Study – Tuesdays at 7 AM – NEW LOCATION
Living Water men of all ages are invited to join a Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at a new location: Panera Bread on 8365 W. Grand River Ave. in Brighton. Contact Larry Armbruster for more information.

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study
We have concluded the study of Hebrews and are moving on to a new study! If you would like to start fresh with us, please attend our next meeting on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. We meet at 200 Barker Road and will be discussing Bible study options for the coming months followed by lunch at Whitmore Lake Tavern. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Linda Murdock.

Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)
Mark your calendars for a soiree at the Earhart Manor of Concordia University on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more about LWML and renew acquaintances and welcome new faces to our LWML ministry.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Linda Strausbaugh by August 16. There will be door prizes plus gifts for all first-time guests, so please bring a friend! An optional, docent-led tour of the lower level of the Earhart Manor will follow the meeting.

Staffing search:

  • If you have any questions or suggestions about the search process for a Worship Arts Leader, please contact Alex Barrus, who is serving as Chairperson. You can read the job description here.

Harrison Parker, Pastor
Laura Bowen, Business Manager
Matthew Landrum, Interim Worship Arts Leader
Frank Murdock, President
Larry Armbruster, Head Elder