Living Water Church has had an active presence in Whitmore Lake and its surrounding communities since 2004. It was established by Rev. Dan Flynn as a site of St. Luke Lutheran Church, formerly a multisite congregation that included University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) on the University of Michigan campus. Living Water has been holding contemporary, sacramental worship at Whitmore Lake High School since September, 2006. Living Water received a charter from the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and became an independent congregation on April 17, 2016.
The congregation has an entrepreneurial mindset that motivates ministry that reaches beyond our walls and into the local community. We strive to grow our members and regular attenders into a mature faith walk centered on God’s Word. We are focused on building faith-based relationships with one another and those we interact with on a daily basis, especially the family. We are intentional in supporting the family with a variety of resources and experiences.
On July 19, 2016, Living Water closed on the purchase of 200 Barker Road, a former retail space in downtown Whitmore Lake. Over the next several months, we will be engaging architects and contractors in planning the interior use of the building, primarily for Worship, Children's Ministry, and office space. Renovation will be done in phases, depending on donations, grants, and a large pool of volunteer labor. The building will be multi-purpose and is intended as a ministry center for our work in the community. We expect to occupy the building to begin renovation by the end of September and should be able to hold our dedication and first worship service in fall of 2017.