Sunday Morning Adventures
On December 4th, 11th, & 18th, we will have a three station rotation to teach about tending sheep during the Education hour from 9AM to 10AM. This will be a cross-generational event designed to allow all ages to interact with each other in a hands-on environment.
Wednesday Nights - December 7 and December 21
There will be two opportunities to worship on Wednesdays during Advent:
In-person - A soup/salad style meal will be provided for anyone wishing to meet at the church starting at 5:45PM. You can bring a dish to share, with the group if you would like, but it is not required, We will start a small and informal worship service around 6PM. The goal is to wrap up around 6:45PM for the in-person event.
Online - Pastor Matt will lead a 15-20 minute devotion for those who will not be in person. These Zoom devotions will be as interactive as possible so please join.
Please note that December 14th will have neither service unless it is raining.
December 14 (Rain date December 15th)
The tree lights across town adventure is back this year and Living Water is a participant. Our church will be one of the places to visit as cars will be motoring through the parking lot to hear songs of the newborn Savior, see the nativity display, and receive a warm beverage. In order to provide this for the community we will need volunteers. Please see Pastor Matt if you would like to sing or distribute hot chocolate that night. We will plan to be at the church from 6PM to 8PM night.
Church Council and Elder Elections
We are thrilled to announce Vanessa Barrus, Jeff Braunshiedel, and Ken Dignan will be in the ballot for two Council positions and Alex Barrus for the Elder position. Voting will be available on December 4 and 11. Please cast your vote on either day. We want to take this time to thank Brooke Bowen, Tom Fenske and Matt Gilmer for their leadership. They will be missed.
Gifts are due back at Living Water by this Sunday, December 4th. If you will not be at Living Water that morning, please contact Laura Bowen asap to make other arrangements.
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
The Whitmore Lake area food pantry at 9075 Brookside, provides food for approximately 100 families through home delivery and in-person shopping. This takes a lot of volunteers. They will be particularly short of volunteers on the following dates:
- Tuesday, December 27 and January 3 from 8:30 to noon for Home delivery packing, which includes packing fresh produce and grocery bags for food delivery. People's Express delivers the food.
- Wednesday, December 28 and January 4 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM (can be 2-3 hour shifts) In-person shopping . Volunteers are needed to greet people, check them in on the computer, help them shop and retrieve frozen goods for each customer.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Sandie Bodi.
Make-A-Meal for His House
Living Water Women’s Ministry is helping to coordinate meals for His House Christian Fellowship ministry on the University of Michigan campus. This ministry is being led by Rachel and Phil Bielak. If you are willing to make a main dish that serves 15-18 hungry students, please contact Suzanne Brannan or Linda Murdock. We are currently looking to provide meals on December 8, January 5, and January 12. Meals can be dropped off at His House (925 Ann Street, AA) or picked up by the Bielaks at or before 6 p.m.
LWML Craft Workshop - December 7
LWML Daughters on Mission invites you to help make beaded stars to be used as table favors for it’s 2023 Epiphany Brunch. We will gather at St. Luke (4205 Washtenaw, AA 48108) on Wednesday, December 7 from 1:30 - 5 p.m. Come for as long as you can and make as many as you can! NOTE: Save the Date for the annual Epiphany Brunch on Saturday, January 14 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon at St. Luke. More details to follow.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Living Water MOPS will meet on Thursday December 8 at 10 a.m. We meet at 200 Barker Road for a warm breakfast,fellowship, and discussion. Our featured speaker will be Christina Schuetz, an author and grief advocate on living with loss, especially during the holidays. Child care for infants through elementary age children is provided in our MOPS Kids program. Please let us know that you are coming by contacting Ruth Burford by Wednesday, December 7. For more information or to register for MOPS, contact Linda Murdock.
Church Council Minutes
Go to www.livingwatermi.org select Members and then Council. In order to see the minutes you need to be a registered user on the site. If you are not already registered, please contact Doug Schilbe and he will get you registered.
Facebook Live Worship Recordings
If you would like to watch any of our past worship services, please go to the Video Archive found on our Facebook page.