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Wednesday, 31 March 2021 16:39

Good Morning Church!

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I was shocked at the weather forecast – no snow predicted on Resurrection Sunday!  70 degrees!  Looks like its going to be a great day without having to wear snowsuits and MAYBE  no wind – Yes, miracles still happen! Ha! Keep praying for the people you’ve invited to join you at services – nothing is impossible for God! They will be invited to give their lives to the Lord – pray that the Holy Spirit convicts people of their need for the salvation that Jesus offers and that people would enter life – nothing is impossible for God!

May our majestic Lord be exalted in our sight and in the eyes of the world, and may we all come further under his loving and glorious reign. 

Here’s what we have planned for the coming months: 


 

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, APRIL 2

We call the day of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death “Good Friday” because of what Jesus accomplished through his sacrificial work on the cross. Come and worship the Savior on Friday night, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY SERVICES April 4

Please start inviting people to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – Children’s Ministry will resume on April 11.  Nursery available – we might need some help with the 8:00 a.m. nursery – please contact Melissa Shipp if you want to help: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EASTER BASKETS OF HOPE PROJECT

This Easter Season Living Water’s Mission Team is joining with our Missionaries Wendell and Heather Garrison (serving with SOAR International Ministries) in their Baskets of Hope project. The goal is to love and share the gospel with impoverished and orphaned children in Russia and Abkhazia.  Easter is the most significant religious holiday in Russia. This special season provides a unique opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection with an amazingly receptive audience. During the Easter season, SOAR delivers hundreds of gift-filled Baskets (i.e. tote bags, backpacks, etc.) and Bibles to at-risk children. Go to www.soarinternational.org where you can donate. $40 covers a basket. 

MEMBERSHIP CLASS APRIL 6 & 13

Want to learn more about this church? Ready to become a member of Living Water? Attend the Membership Class. This quarter the membership class is taking place on Tuesday, April 6 and  Tuesday, April 13. Here is the link to RSVP for the class:  https://lwbf.churchcenter.com/groups/seasonal-classes/new-members-class-spring please contact Pastor Bo with questions at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEN’S BREAKFAST AND PRAYER Thursday Mornings at 6:00 a.m.

The guys meet in the fellowship hall for some food and fellowship, followed by a time of study and prayer. They are starting a new study on the Holy Spirit – Forgotten God. Books will be passed out this coming Thursday, April 1st

BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

FAMILY TEAM POPCORN and MOVIE April 23

EAGLE LAKE CAMP BAKESALE April 25

We’re having a fundraiser for kids to attend Eagle Lake Camp (coming to Alamosa July 19-23). There will be all kinds of baked goods available on Sunday April, 25! If you haven’t registered your kids yet for camp here’s the link: Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/

LADIES SPRING TEA May 1

Please R.S.V.P. by April 24 to the church office (589-6351) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. childcare available

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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NEW BUILDING UPDATE

The Construction of the Christian Education and Community Building continues to proceed on time and under budget. Currently the walls are going up, the electricians are setting up their runs and getting things finalized for inspection and the plumber is getting things ready for fixtures. Sheetrocking may start soon and construction of the stairways is scheduled for early April. We expect parking lot work to be done in mid to late April. If you want to learn more about the project or give to the building fund feel free to contact Pastor Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.bringinglifeproject.org  

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

 

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children. 

Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. 

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12  Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm  Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More!

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM  https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM 

MISSIONS at Living Water

The Mission of the LWBF Mission Board is to spread the gospel of Christ and equip disciples to be effective witnesses of the gospel at home and abroad. As a church we support 13 missionary couples/families at locations around the world. We encourage you to get involved with our missionaries and look into opportunities to partner with them personally in their gospel work. Recently, after more than a year of careful consideration, outside feedback, and a survey trip, our Mission Board has embarked on a more intensive partnership with our missionaries in Granada, Nicaragua, Scott & Jennifer Esposito. We anticipate seeing our people developed and equipped as disciples as we take multiple trips to Nicaragua to invest in the ongoing ministries of R.E.A.P Granada.  Please check out the Webpage to sign up for more information and please consider joining us in prayer this Friday night.

Nicaragua FOCUS webpage: https://www.livingwateralamosa.org/ministries/mission/focus

Friday Prayer Meeting  We will have our monthly Nicaragua Prayer Meeting the second Friday of the month in the Fellowship Hall – April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Missionary Booklet containing contact information for our missionaries located in the foyer. 

CCSP Board Members Needed

Christian Community Service Projects (CCSP) (http://www.betheservant.org) is looking for board members. We have several groups coming to help our community and those in need of home/property improvements and/or clean ups.

ONGOING MINISTRIES

Various Community Groups and Bible Studies throughout the week (call office or look on website for details). 

Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry: preschool – 5th grade during the 10:45 service

Tidal Waves Teen Study meets Sunday mornings at 10:45 in the Reign Building

Anchored College Group meets Tuesday nights at 6:30 – call office for information

Mothers of Preschoolers Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall

Reign Youth Group meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the Reign Building. 

Waves Children’s Bible Quizzing meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the Sprung Building

Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast  meets at 6:00 am in the Fellowship Hall

PASTOR, ELDER AND DEACON BOARD CONTACT EMAILS

    • Pastor Jeron        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Elder Board:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Deacon Board:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Greg:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Luke:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Bo:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Janice:                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

livestream

9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

www.livingwateralamosa.org

https://www.facebook.com/lwbfalamosa

https://www.youtube.com/LivingWaterAlamosa


Thanks for reading!  Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:23

Hi Church!

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I hope your heart is with the Lord and you are walking with him today.

May this season be filled with people returning to the Lord and his worship and may this be a time when many come under his reign as they hear and respond to the gospel.

One of the ways you might start a God conversation at work, or school or with family is to ask what people are doing for Easter or what their Easter traditions are. You might find that some consider themselves Christians but haven’t attended a church service in years and have drifted from worshiping Jesus. You might find some who usually attend a service but aren’t planning to this year because of Covid (please tell them about our Live Stream option – info is at the end of this email). Perhaps some will say they never do anything for Easter but ask you about your plans or they might ask you what you believe. Maybe they know you are a Christian but the subject has never come up and you initiating a conversation might open the door for you to tell them about the hope that you have. If the Spirit leads, feel free to invite folks to our Easter Worship Services. Keep praying and looking for opportunities!  God can use you to bring people to himself!


WORSHIP SERVICES

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.  ***With people getting vaccinated we are seeing lower attendance on Saturday evenings as people start to attend Sunday mornings, therefore the Saturday Service is coming to an end this Saturday March 27. Since the Saturday service started in July we’ve had many people help out and make it possible: Thanks especially to Pastor Luke, The Bertin Family, Coleen Christensen, Dr. Terri Reisner and Mark Harmon for your faithful service. Thanks also to the Deacons who came every Saturday and helped with Communion.***  If we start a third service in the Fall it will likely be on a Sunday.

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

There are masks available at the welcome desk in the lobby.  We encourage you to wear masks at our worship services and be wise with your interactions. 

POPCORN and MOVIE NIGHT, This Friday, March 26

Starts at 6:00 p.m. here at Living Water. There will be two options: Passion of the Christ will be shown in the Sanctuary on the big screen and at the same time movies for kids will be offered in the Sprung Building (VeggieTales Easter Carol will be followed by The Miracle Worker). If you would like to help set up the Family Team is meeting tonight around 7:00 pm in the Sprung Building and then moving to the Sanctuary.

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, APRIL 2

We call the day of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death “Good Friday” because of what Jesus accomplished through his sacrificial work on the cross. Come and worship the Savior on Friday night, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY SERVICES April 4

Please start inviting people to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.  

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BASKETS OF HOPE PROJECT

This Easter Season Living Water’s Mission Team is joining with our Missionaries Wendell and Heather Garrison (serving with SOAR International Ministries) in their Baskets of Hope project. The goal is to love and share the gospel with impoverished and orphaned children in Russia and Abkhazia.  Easter is the most significant religious holiday in Russia. This special season provides a unique opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection with an amazingly receptive audience. During the Easter season, SOAR delivers hundreds of gift-filled Baskets (i.e. tote bags, backpacks, etc.) and Bibles to at-risk children. Go to www.soarinternational.org where you can donate. $40 covers a basket. 

MEMBERSHIP CLASS APRIL 6 & 13

Want to learn more about this church? Ready to become a member of Living Water? Attend the Membership Class. This quarter the membership class is taking place on Tuesday, April 6 and  Tuesday, April 13. Here is the link to RSVP for the class:  https://lwbf.churchcenter.com/groups/seasonal-classes/new-members-class-spring please contact Pastor Bo with questions at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEN’S BREAKFAST AND PRAYER Thursday Mornings at 6:00 a.m.

The guys meet in the fellowship hall for some food and fellowship, followed by a time of study and prayer. They are starting a new study on the Holy Spirit – Forgotten God. Books will be passed out this coming Thursday, April 1st

BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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NEW BUILDING UPDATE

The Construction of the Christian Education and Community Building continues to proceed on time and under budget. Currently the walls are going up, the electricians are setting up their runs and getting things finalized for inspection and the plumber is getting things ready for fixtures. Sheetrocking may start soon and construction of the stairways is scheduled for early April. We expect parking lot work to be done in mid to late April. If you want to learn more about the project or give to the building fund feel free to contact Pastor Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.bringinglifeproject.org  

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children. 

Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. 

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12  Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm  Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More!

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM  https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM 

MISSIONS at Living Water

The Mission of the LWBF Mission Board is to spread the gospel of Christ and equip disciples to be effective witnesses of the gospel at home and abroad. As a church we support 13 missionary couples/families at locations around the world. We encourage you to get involved with our missionaries and look into opportunities to partner with them personally in their gospel work. Recently, after more than a year of careful consideration, outside feedback, and a survey trip, our Mission Board has embarked on a more intensive partnership with our missionaries in Granada, Nicaragua, Scott & Jennifer Esposito. We anticipate seeing our people developed and equipped as disciples as we take multiple trips to Nicaragua to invest in the ongoing ministries of R.E.A.P Granada.  Please check out the Webpage to sign up for more information and please consider joining us in prayer this Friday night.

Nicaragua FOCUS webpage: https://www.livingwateralamosa.org/ministries/mission/focus

Friday Prayer Meeting  We will have our monthly Nicaragua Prayer Meeting the second Friday of the month in the Fellowship Hall – April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Missionary Booklet containing contact information for our missionaries located in the foyer. 

CCSP Board Members Needed

Christian Community Service Projects (CCSP) (http://www.betheservant.org) is looking for board members. We have several groups coming to help our community and those in need of home/property improvements and/or clean ups.

ONGOING MINISTRIES

Various Community Groups and Bible Studies throughout the week (call office or look on website for details). 

Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry: preschool – 5th grade during the 10:45 service

Tidal Waves Teen Study meets Sunday mornings at 10:45 in the Reign Building

Anchored College Group meets Tuesday nights at 6:30 – call office for information

Mothers of Preschoolers Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall

Reign Youth Group meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the Reign Building. 

Waves Children’s Bible Quizzing meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the Sprung Building

Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast  meets at 6:00 am in the Fellowship Hall

PASTOR, ELDER AND DEACON BOARD CONTACT EMAILS

    • Pastor Jeron        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Elder Board:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Deacon Board:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Greg:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Luke:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pastor Bo:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Janice:                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

livestream

9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

www.livingwateralamosa.org

https://www.facebook.com/lwbfalamosa

https://www.youtube.com/LivingWaterAlamosa


Thanks for reading!  Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 11 March 2021 16:54

Why are we surprised?

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It was about a year ago that our lives started to be affected by the Covid-19 virus. It was a year ago today that the National Basketball Association made news by stopping in progress games and shutting down their league. Politicians started giving emergency declarations.  Shut downs began.  And well, you know the rest of the story… It’s been an incredibly difficult and challenging year!  And as Christians we continue to be discouraged by immorality exhibited and pursued by our national and state leadership. Such things as same sex marriage being made legal and the current push for transgender rights (including the ability of biological males to compete against females in sports) are just the latest way that our society, has moved away from biblical ethics. The current presidential administration is working hard to pass the Equality Act, which while couched in justice and equal rights terms, is just a logical extension of a worldview that long ago rejected biblical truth. It is very discouraging and disappointing to see our society pushing for it’s own ruin in the name of progress.

I don’t know why, but sometimes I find myself surprised by the state of the world. But why should I be shocked when human plans don’t take into account God and his will?  Why do I find anger rising in my mind when I know that lost people are just doing the best they can to make sense of a world and problems they don’t understand?  Why am I caught flat footed and off guard when sinners end up sinning?  Why do I expect lost people to live like saints?  Do I mentally choose to forget that there is a spiritual war taking place and that we have an enemy who lives to keep people in darkness? 

While God created a good world, sin has made a mess of it and as a result Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33).  Why should we live like there is no threat from virus or disease?  Why are we surprised that people don’t have our values?  We live among the same lost people that the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter did 2,000 years ago, it’s just that their idols have different names.  Like Moses some 3,400 years ago and Isaiah some 2,700 years ago, we live with governments and organizations that are not seeking to exalt the Kingdom of God.  The Bible tells the story of how evil and terrible things become when God is rejected.  Why do we sometimes get lulled into thinking that the United States of America is the promised land?  Don’t we realize that for many in our country, when they call themselves Christians, it just means to them that they were born in America?  That they have no relationship with God?  We’ve known for a long time that the USA isn’t a Christian nation (though built on Christian values and truths), why are we surprised when it doesn’t act like one? 

While the Bible tells us that the trials and tribulations we are seeing are normal, it also tells us that God is at work redeeming the world (Romans 8:18-23) and that he will succeed one day in making “all things new.”  We have a living hope in the soon return of the Lord Jesus.  But while we wait, let’s not sit back but rather go into the world and participate in Jesus’ mission.  He calls us to be salt and light, so let’s do his will in the San Luis Valley, let’s do that in Colorado. Let’s speak the truth in love and seek to change things for the betterment of people and the glory of God.  What would be really, really surprising if Christians, having grasped God’s teaching about the state of the world, and having heard that they have been sent by Jesus into the world to witness for him and his kingdom, sat back and thought that things would change or that better days would come without their involvement. 


 

WORSHIP SERVICES

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.  ***With people getting vaccinated we are seeing lower attendance on Saturday evenings as people start to attend Sunday mornings again, therefore Saturday Service is scheduled to come to an end on March 27***  If we start a third service in the Fall it will likely be on a Sunday.

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

There are masks available at the welcome desk in the lobby.  We encourage you to wear masks at our worship services and be wise with your interactions. 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins this weekend

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING UPDATE

On Sunday we had our annual business meeting. The congregation voted on and passed the 2021/22 budget. The congregation also elected Officers, Elders and Deacons. Thank you to Kay Curtis and Janice Myers and others for helping with the lunch.  In the near future we hope to get back to having church potlucks (with some modifications on the serving of food). 

Church Officers

Church Clerk: Barb Reisner

Financial Secretary:  Melanie Jeppesen

Assistant Financial Secretary:  Judy Allen

Treasurer:  Janice Myers

Asst. Treasurer:  Margie Clemmer

New Deacons

Dennis O’Doud, Lance O’Doud, Jay Harmon, Dave Bower, Alex Toth will begin new three year terms in April.  Eric Palmer was elected for another three year term.  Deacons with remaining terms are Myron Myers, Ron Simmons, Allan Haverfield (their term expires in 2022), Randy Garrison, Jim Defee, Blain Decker, Kenneth Reynolds, David Haage, Will Hickman, Jason Defee, Alan Wehe and Arthur Torres (their term expires in 2023).

Elders

Randy Atkinson, Pete Devine and Chad Mortensen will begin new three year terms in April.  John Har, Paul Wiescamp and Don Graber are on the board until 2023). 

MISSIONS at Living Water

The Mission of the LWBF Mission Board is to spread the gospel of Christ and equip disciples to be effective witnesses of the gospel at home and abroad. As a church we support 13 missionary couples/families at locations around the world. We encourage you to get involved with our missionaries and look into opportunities to partner with them personally in their gospel work. Recently, after more than a year of careful consideration, outside feedback, and a survey trip, our Mission Board has embarked on a more intensive partnership with our missionaries in Granada, Nicaragua, Scott & Jennifer Esposito. We anticipate seeing our people developed and equipped as disciples as we take multiple trips to Nicaragua to invest in the ongoing ministries of R.E.A.P Granada.  Please check out the Webpage to sign up for more information and please consider joining us in prayer this Friday night.

We will have our monthly Nicaragua Prayer Meeting this Friday, March 12th at 6:30 pm. If you would like to join us in person, we are meeting in the Fellowship Hall at Living Water. Join Zoom Meeting  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78447538281?pwd=VE1wQkhOeFVWYzdDazFZWnpyZ0x6dz09 
Meeting ID: 784 4753 8281   Passcode: g6Wq72

  • Missionary Booklet containing contact information for our missionaries located in the foyer. 

BUILDING PROGRESS

Walls are going up and the rooms are taking shape. Please continue to pray for the safety of the workers. We are still ahead of schedule and under budget. Please pray for God to provide for our year two Bringing Life project financial goal – we are shooting for $450,000 of new giving this year and so far $86,000 has come in – praise God! If you want to know more about the project or how to get involved, please go to https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/

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MOVIE NIGHT, March 26

Passion of the Christ will be shown in the Sanctuary on the big screen and at the same time a movie for kids will be offered in the Sprung Building. 

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE, APRIL 2

We call the day of Jesus’ arrest, suffering, and death “Good Friday” because of what Jesus accomplished through his sacrificial work on the cross. Come and worship the Savior on Friday night, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY SERVICES April 4

Please start inviting people to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.  

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BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children. 

Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. 

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12  Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm  Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More!

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM  https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM   

CCSP Board Members Needed

Christian Community Service Projects (CCSP) (http://www.betheservant.org) is looking for board members. We have several groups coming to help our community and those in need of home/property improvements and/or clean ups.


Thanks for reading!  Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 04 March 2021 10:17

On How to Live During a Revolution

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So the title of this devotional is bit dramatic, but it seems to me that our country is truly undergoing a radical revolution of beliefs, values and practices. It seems like everything is being questioned and evaluated.  Schools, buildings and streets around the nation are getting new names and famous brands such as the Washington Redskins, Aunt Jemima, Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Suess books, and dozens of other longstanding “institutions” are being rebranded and repackaged to avoid any offense. We live in such a wild time that even maleness and femaleness seem to be under attack!  I suppose that I like calling what’s happening a revolution as people are truly trying to bring about a new culture and a new world. There might be some good that is happening. If the sin of racism is less, great! If there is less sexual violence in our culture, wonderful! But revolution is a big stick that isn’t very precise.  It’s hard to be precise and just when you are trying to purge everything, it’s hard to see any good in what has been accomplished in the past or remember any positive impact. When you are on the warpath, everything looks like a target. 

As a byproduct, if you love to criticize and tear down others it’s a golden age! So many mass media sites, personal blogs and vlogs, and social media pages seem to thrive on “exposing” what’s wrong (never mind if its libel or slander merely gossip as long as people continue to like your page!). Negativity and attack is selling like never before. But this can only go on for so long.  The pendulum is bound to swing back. 

What an opportunity for Christians!  If we intentionally decide to live in the ways of Jesus we will be so distinctive and we will have so many chances to share the gospel.  Just look at this short list of ways that Christians are supposed to be distinct.  What a time for us to shine in the darkness by rejecting the cultural trend and living by God’s word! 

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them” (Romans 12:14).

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:18).

“To the contrary, if your enemy is hungry feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink” (Romans 12:20).

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor” (Romans 13:9-10).

          God’s word calls us to bless when we are cursed.  Speak well of others when they tear you apart (even on social media).  Do good to those who are seeking to harm you.  Seek peace with those who are trying to go to war with you.  (Who can live like this?  Those who have faith in the God who rules over all.  Those who follow a Lord who was “cancelled” for righteousness sake, but who came back from the dead.  Those who believe that God can rescue and bless and reward even when the “powers that be” go on the warpath.  Those that believe that “if God is for us, who can be against us?” can freely choose to live like no others.).

          We might look back and appreciate some of what’s happening in this revolution. Maybe we will see this as a time when some idols fell or wicked practices ended.  But it seems like this time may become a time when Christians are on the chopping block, when our values are on the cancellation list.  How should we respond?   We should respond as Jesus would.  We should respond virtuously and with the gospel.  When we have can’t be silent about a social issue or must fight against evil, we go to the appropriate authorities in a godly and honorable way and speak the truth in love. When we have to stand against evil we don’t become evil in our ways but in all our behaviors and in all our words we remember that we are ambassadors for Jesus.  We could win a battle here and there by being harsh or meanspirited or by using worldly tactics, but do such means win a hearing for the gospel among the lost?  Our mission is to make disciples, not enemies.  We choose to live such good lives among the pagans, that though they accuse us of doing wrong, they will be silenced by the weight of our obviously good lifestyles.  Their slander won’t hold much ground among those who have only experienced our love, generosity, kindness and mercy.  In our politics let us always be the people who humbly treat the “other side” with goodness and grace, concerned about their welfare, giving them the benefit of the doubt and seeing the best in them (in other words treat them as you would want to be treated). When we have to call out evil or stand against sin, let us do so as those who are not “holier than thou” but as those who have received forgiveness instead of what we deserved; as those who have been shown mercy, let us be merciful to others. 


Here’s some of what’s happening in the near future at Living Water…

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING March 7

Come hear reports on what’s happening at Living Water and where we are going in the future!  We’ll be electing Officers, Elders and Deacons as well as voting on our new 2021/22 church budget.  The meeting begins at 1:00 pm. We aren’t having a potluck meal this year but for those that RSVP’d to attend the meeting, we will have food available after second service. 

PRAYER MEETING Wednesday, March 10

Join us for a time of interceding for our nation, for our community, for our church and for one another. We will meet with the Lord in worship and then bring our requests before the throne of grace. 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

CONVERGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CONFERENCE March 13

Living Water is affiliated with a network of churches known as Converge Worldwide (https://www.converge.org) and our regional network is known as Converge Rocky Mountain (https://www.convergerockymountain.org/). Our regional conference is taking place virtually on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Simply hit this link to register for free: https://www.convergerockymountain.org/  Tod Bolsinger, author and resilience expert, is the Keynote speaker at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. and there are break out sessions that focus on different ministry topics. The business meeting starts at 12:45 pm and will be finished by 2:00 pm.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins March 14

MOVIE NIGHT, March 26

Passion of the Christ will be shown in the Sanctuary on the big screen and at the same time a movie for kids will be offered in the Sprung Building. 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, APRIL 2

RESURRECTION SUNDAY SERVICES April 4

Please start inviting people to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.  

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BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children. 

Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. 

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12  Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm  Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More!

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM  https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM   


May God bless you today!
May you live in hope today!
Jeron

Thursday, 25 February 2021 09:55

Sent to the SLV

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Over the last few months I’ve been planning for the future work of our church. I’m finishing up a class on church revitalization and have found that the biggest issue that churches have is that over time they lose their sense of mission. Lately I’ve been working on restating our mission statement as a way to clarify the mandate God has given us.

In John 20:19-21 a great moment is recalled: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

It’s a powerful, joyful scene because the crucified and buried Jesus shows up behind their locked doors of fear – he’s alive! And because he’s alive the standard Hebrew greeting of “peace” or shalom is more than a kind wish for blessing but the announcement of true peace with God and abundant life – peace to you who have believed in me! I’m alive so in me you have found abundant, forever life!

In terms of our mission as a church his words are clear as to why we exist: “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

What’s our mission? What’s our mandate? What have we been commanded to do? To what work has God entrusted us?

As disciples of Jesus, we as a church are sent by God to connect the lost people of the SLV to Christ and his Kingdom. Our mission is broader than the SLV of course – it’s not just the lost, hurting, suffering, lonely, isolated, living without purpose, looking for love in all the wrong places people of the SLV that need to be redeemed - we are sent as Jesus’ agents and ambassadors to teach, serve and love people wherever we go (to the ends of the earth) – but our primary mission is to serve our neighbors and to love and reach the generations in this place. We are sent to see their lives transformed, their brokenness healed, their future restored, their marriages saved, and their children rescued. We are sent to prevent people from being ruined by the sin, violence, broken homes, abuse, hopelessness, poverty cycles and addictions which are ravishing our neighborhoods and bringing forth a whole generation of orphans and widows. We are sent to teach people Jesus’ commands, set them free from false hope, man-made religion and cults and see them worship God in spirit and truth. We are sent to see them trust in Jesus and be reconciled to God and receive eternal life. The Redeemer has sent us out to proclaim his finished work of salvation and call people to repentance and reconciliation with the Lord of all. We are sent to prepare a people for the soon and glorious arrival of the Lord Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

As disciples of Jesus we are sent by God to connect the lost people of the SLV to Jesus Christ and his Kingdom.


Here’s some of what’s happening in at Living Water in the near future…

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WORSHIP SERVICES this Sunday

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m. ***With people getting vaccinated we are seeing lower attendance on Saturday evenings as people start to attend Sunday mornings again, therefore Saturday Service is scheduled to come to an end on March 27*** If we start a third service in the Fall it will likely be on a Sunday.

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

There are masks available at the welcome desk in the lobby. We encourage you to wear masks at our worship services and be wise with your interactions.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME March 7

Living Water hit a milestone in our history recently - our membership reached 200 people! During the March 7 services we’ll acknowledge and officially welcome those who have become members of the church over the last year. If you are interested in joining the church please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for the next membership class (we’re still working on dates but likely the next class will be mid to late April). 

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING March 7

Come hear reports on what’s happening at Living Water and where we are going in the future! We’ll be electing Officers, Elders and Deacons as well as voting on our new 2021/22 church budget. The meeting begins at 1:00 pm. We aren’t having a potluck meal this year but for those that RSVP to attend the meeting we will have food available. ***We have about 60 RSVP’s from members so far. We need to have 80 people for a quorum for an official meeting.*** Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by this Sunday, February 28.

PRAYER MEETING Wednesday, March 10

Join us for a time of interceding for our nation, for our community, for our church and for one another. We will meet with the Lord in worship and then bring our requests before the throne of grace. 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

CONVERGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CONFERENCE March 13

Living Water is affiliated with a network of churches known as Converge Worldwide (https://www.converge.org) and our regional network is known as Converge Rocky Mountain (https://www.convergerockymountain.org/). Our regional conference is taking place virtually on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Simply hit this link to register for free: https://www.convergerockymountain.org/ Tod Bolsinger, author and resilience expert, is the Keynote speaker at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. and there are break out sessions that focus on different ministry topics. The business meeting starts at 12:45 pm and will be finished by 2:00 pm. 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins March 14 

ONLINE DIRECTORY

If you are a member of the church and want access to our online directory please contact Janice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 589-6351. She can also print you out a directory. 

EAGLE LAKE CAMP REGISTRATION

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children.

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12 Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More! 

NURSERY POSITIONS OPEN

Child Care Director Melissa Haddican is looking for a couple people, 16 and older, who love kids, to work during one of the services on Sundays and possibly provide child care for Bible studies. Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at (510) 299-1113. Background Check required.

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE April 2 

EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited for Resurrection Sunday! I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world. Please start inviting people to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.

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BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith. It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus. Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized? The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord. If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st. Families get $25 off if they register before January 31. Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM


May God bless you today!
May you live in hope today!
Jeron

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 09:18

What Is Your Treasure?

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Most of our days we don’t stop and ask questions about our purpose or what the meaning of life is. It’s usually in a time of hardship or after we’ve achieved some goal that we slow down enough to ask “What’s the point of my life?” or reflect, “I thought once I got to the top, I’d be happier or feel content – why don’t I?”

In the words of J.I. Packer from his book Knowing God: “What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we set ourselves in life? To know God… Once you become aware that the main busines that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord. The world today is full of sufferers from the wasting disease which Albert Camus focused as absurdism (“life is a bad joke”), and from the complaint which we may call Marie Antoinette’s fever, since she found the phrase that describes it (“nothing tastes”)… What makes life worthwhile is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance, and this the Christian has in a way that no other person has. For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God?”

“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3:7-8).

We don’t often think like the Apostle Paul did, and while we can assent to what J.I. Packer wrote, most of us aren’t living with the goal of knowing God. Why not? 

A writer named Skye Jethani, in his book With, reflects on why we settle for smaller and less important goals in life: “It has been my experience that when most people hear or think about God, they have a less than complete and sometimes entirely flawed, vision of who he is. As a result they do not tend to desire him At best they see him as a useful instrument for achieving something more desirous but if their vision were enlarged and corrected, if they could see his unrivaled beauty, grasp his unconditional love, perceive his radiant glory, and experience his untainted goodness, then it would become obvious that he is much more than a deity to simply tolerate or a device to employ. In other words, God would cease to be how we acquire our treasure, and he would become our treasure.”

What if we thought about Jesus as our treasure and made it the goal of our life to know him and be with him?  Given how great He is, it would be a goal worth living for. My we pursue Jesus, seek after Jesus and his Kingdom as passionately and seriously as we would in pursuing precious gold and jewels. If Jesus isn’t your treasure, what lesser thing is? Why live for what won’t ultimately satisfy when God invites us to know and experience him?  This is what you were made for!

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it” (Matthew 13:44-46).


Here’s some of what’s happening at Living Water in the near future…

WAVES BIBLE QUIZZING MEET this Saturday

Come cheer on the quizzers on Saturday, February 20th here at Living Water Bible Fellowship. Quiz kids should arrive by 8:30 and if you are coming as guests please be seated by 8:45. If you have questions please contact Rosemary Bertin at 719-588-6304.

WORSHIP SERVICES

We continue our sermon series from 1st Peter. Greg Bervig will give an update on the Bringing Life Project. Pete Devine will share his testimony as he is being nominated for a second term on the Elder Board.

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.   

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

There are masks available at the welcome desk in the lobby.  We encourage you to wear masks at our worship services and be wise with your interactions. 

BUILDING PROGRESS

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME March 7

Living Water hit a milestone in our history recently - our membership reached 200 people! During the March 7 services we’ll acknowledge and officially welcome those who have become members of the church over the last year.  If you are interested in joining the church please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for the next membership class (we’re still working on dates but likely the next class will be mid to late April). 

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING March 7

Come hear reports on what’s happening at Living Water and where we are going in the future!  We’ll be electing Officers, Elders and Deacons as well as voting on our new 2021/22 church budget.  The meeting begins at 1:00 pm. We aren’t having a potluck meal this year but for those that RSVP to attend the meeting we will have food available.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 28. 

PRAYER MEETING Wednesday, March 10

Join us for a time of interceding for our nation, for our community, for our church and for one another. We will meet with the Lord in worship and then bring our requests before the throne of grace. 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

CONVERGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CONFERENCE March 13

Living Water is affiliated with a network of churches known as Converge Worldwide (https://www.converge.org) and our regional network is known as Converge Rocky Mountain (https://www.convergerockymountain.org/). Our regional conference is taking place virtually on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. You are invited to attend. Simply hit this link to register for free: https://www.convergerockymountain.org/  Tod Bolsinger, author and resilience expert, is the Keynote speaker at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. and there are break out sessions that focus on different ministry topics. The business meeting starts at 12:45 pm and will be finished by 2:00 pm.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins March 14

ONLINE DIRECTORY

If you are a member of the church and want access to our online directory please contact Janice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 589-6351. She can also print you out a directory. 

EAGLE LAKE CAMP REGISTRATION

Please go to https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/ to register your children. 

Dates: July 19–23, 2021 Ages: 6-12  Length: Mon–Fri, 9 am- 4 pm  Cost: $200

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Block Racers, Gagaball, Group Games, Inflatables, Laser Tag, Speakers & Worship, Tie Dye, and Many More!

NURSERY POSITIONS OPEN

Child Care Director Melissa Haddican is looking for a  couple people, 16 and older, who love kids, to work during one of the services on Sundays and possibly provide child care for Bible studies. Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at (510) 299-1113. Background Check required. 

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE April 2

EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited for Resurrection Sunday!  I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world.  Please start praying about who you will invite to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.  

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BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER PROJECT/GROWTH ACTIVITY

Come join us for a life changing summer you will never forget. The 14 day Crush Fear summer project is an outdoor adventure that equips you to better follow Jesus and expand His kingdom. The project is located at Three Trails Ranch near the small mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

https://crushfear.weebly.com/

When: May 23th - June 6th, 2021

Cost: $485 - $100 deposit holds your spot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this year’s VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st.  Families get $25 off if they register before January 31.  Please contact Pastor Bo for more information.  There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

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We’ve hosted the Global Leadership Summit for several years now. Most of those registering have been from the local businesses or city and county employees. It’s been nice to serve our local community by hosting this uplifting and encouraging leadership conference at Living Water. If you want to participate the cost is $99 until July 13th. Click on the following link and when prompted insert this code 21SVTEAM  https://register.globalleadership.org/#/reg/trans/one?invtID=EV-LSS2108-MAIN-SVA00028&orgCustomerID=704772&priorityCD=21SVTEAM   

ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m.

Meets at 827 First Street.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible. Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS meets first and third Wednesdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

MOPS is a gathering place (in the Fellowship Hall, Main Building) for moms with young children (birth through kindergarten) that offers connections, community, resources and support. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to meet the needs of every mom—urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms—moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!  Contact Alison Hickman at 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

WAVES Bible Quizzing is a Bible study for children ages 6 through 12.  It is important to help children know what the Bible says so they can demonstrate biblical teachings in real life situations. Quizzing also teaches children about God. Contact Rose Bertin at 719-588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Meets in the Sprung Building (the Tent!). 

REIGN YOUTH GROUP Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Reign meets each Wednesday night at 6:30pm in Reign Building (formerly known as the Cross Building) behind the Church. At the meetings the youth are encouraged to bring their friends to a night for social interaction, devotions, and a place they can get a godly perspective of issues they face on a day to day basis. The leaders of the youth have families of their own and can relate to the youth's life styles and questions. Youth Leaders, Cliff & Cari Kincannon 505-350-8748, help in this always challenging ministry as our youth face the ever present peer pressures in the schools and the extra-curricular activities around the community.

MEN’S BREAKFAST Thursdays at 6:00 a.m.

Join other guys for food, fellowship, time in the Word and prayer. Six o’clock Thursday mornings in the Fellowship Hall.

SUNDAY CHILDREN’S MINISTRY at 10:45 a.m.

Parents, when you come to the 10:45 service, arrive a bit early to check in your kids. For check in, there are three kiosks in the main building (outer lobby, inner lobby and by west double doors) that you can use (we will seek to clean these often, but if you prefer a physical sign in on paper, there will be a clipboard on the lobby table).  If your kids haven’t participated in our children’s ministry before, allow a bit more time to get registered – or simply register your kids right now through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform?usp=sf_link

SUNDAY TEEN BIBLE STUDY at 10:45 a.m.

“Tidal Waves” is for 6th – 12th graders and meets in the Reign Building (formerly known as the Cross Building) at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Contact Krista Culver with questions or for more information at 580-618-4076. 


 

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for serving the Lord!

Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 04 February 2021 10:21

Walk Closely with Your God

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Dear Church,

I pray you are walking closely with Jesus and that your fellowship is sweet. I pray that you are well and that God is glorified through you. Thank you for all you do in the name of our Lord Jesus and all the ways you show his love to others.

The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace

Numbers 6:24-26


Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the near future at Living Water – what a pleasure to worship and serve the Lord together!

WORSHIP SERVICES

We continue our sermon series from 1st Peter. Chad Mortenson will share his testimony as he is being nominated for a second term on the Elder Board.

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.   

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

There are masks available at the welcome desk in the lobby.  We encourage you to wear masks at our worship services and be wise with your interactions. 

GUATAMALA MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING

Come this Sunday at 12:30 pm to the Fellowship Hall and get your questions answered regarding this summer’s short term mission trip to Guatemala (June 26 – July 3). We’d love to have you join us!  Cost is approximately $1,300 which includes airfare, all ground transportation, room & board, and 3 meals a day. We'll be painting houses, building a basic bathroom for a family, and visiting orphanages. Contact Eric Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-219-8833 for more information.

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING BEGINNING!  2nd Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall

Join me for a time of interceding for our nation, for our community, for our church and for one another. We will meet with the Lord in worship and then bring our requests before the throne of grace. Our first meeting is this coming Wednesday, Feb 10 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. 

BUILDING PROGRESS

The building remains ahead of schedule and under budget. Please keep praying for the workers safety. Please keep asking the Lord to bless our second year fundraising goal. Thank you for your faithful giving. If you haven’t made a pledge or a contribution please consider giving to the building fund (see different giving options and anonymous giving information at www.bringinglifeproject.org). Walking around the 2nd floor this morning had me dreaming of the future! What a great tool we’ll have for ministry! Here’s some photos on the upstairs progress:

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME March 7

Living Water hit a milestone in our history as recently as our membership reached 200 people. During the March 7 services we’ll acknowledge and officially welcome those who have become members of the church over the last year.  If you are interested in joining the church please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for the next membership class. 

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING March 7

Our Annual Business Meeting will be IN-PERSON on Sunday, March 7. We’ll be voting on the 2021/22 church budget and electing church offices. If Living Water is your church you are invited to attend – we’re happy to have you!  We understand that some members might not be able to physically attend the meeting, so we will likely have a means for you to participate remotely. The current plan is to have the meeting after the 2nd Worship service. We likely won’t have a potluck this time around so we’re talking about options for food.

CONVERGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CONFERENCE March 13

Living Water is affiliated with a network of churches known as Converge Worldwide (https://www.converge.org) and our regional network is known as Converge Rocky Mountain (https://www.convergerockymountain.org/). Our regional conference is taking place virtually on Saturday, March 13. We usually send a couple church members as delegates to the meeting, but this year everything is online. Would you like to be a delegate representing Living Water at the business meeting? You’ll likely get a Zoom invite. If so please contact Janice at the office. 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We need to have our delegates selected by next week so they can send out hard copies of the budget and other motions to the delegates. 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins March 14

ONLINE DIRECTORY

If you are a member of the church and want access to our online directory please contact Janice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 589-6351. She can also print you out a directory. 

EAGLE LAKE CAMP REGISTRATION

Eagle Lake has EXTENDED their early registration discount until February 14th and they have LOWERED the price of the registration fee from $25/kid to $10/kid. Start the registration process below:

https://eaglelakecamps.com/camp/livingwater/

NURSERY POSITIONS OPEN

Child Care Director Melissa Haddican is looking for a  couple people, 16 and older, who love kids, to work during one of the services on Sundays and possibly provide child care for Bible studies. Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at (510) 299-1113. Background Check required. 

PHISHING WARNING

On Tuesday someone sent out an email supposedly from me (Jeron) asking people to contact them. If you respond they will ask you to buy gift cards or money from you for “ministry.”  It’s a scam.  If you got such a message please report it.  Phishing definition: “The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies or people in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.”

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE April 2

EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited about Easter this year!  I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world.  Please start praying about who you will invite to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 am. Nursery available at 9:30 and 11:00. Services will be a bit shorter so we will keep the kids in the services with parents – children’s ministry will resume on April 11.  

BAPTISM SUNDAY April 11

Baptism is a sign of one’s repentance and faith.  It is an act in which you publicly declare your trust and allegiance to Jesus.  Ideally it should happen soon after a person has made the decision to follow Jesus. Have you started following Jesus but haven’t yet been baptized?  The next baptisms will take place Sunday, April 11. Please contact Pastor Jeron (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 589-6351) if you are ready to obey Jesus in this area, or if you have questions.

BABY DEDICATIONS May 2

At Living Water we offer a time for parents to make a public statement of their desire for God’s grace upon their children and to dedicate them to the Lord.  If you have an infant or toddler that you would like to be dedicated to the Lord in one of our worship services, please contact Pastor Jeron at 589-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Haddican (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

Brenna Rivale is this years VBS director. If you want to contribute in some way to this outreach or serve with the VBS team this year please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st.  Families get $25 off if they register before January 31.  Please contact Pastor Bo for more information.  There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6

NEED PRAYER?

If you need prayer there are several ways to do so:

  • Get your prayer need on the Prayer Chain: Call Teresa Harmon at 580-1930 or Shirley Bervig at 480-1683. You can pray for people by joining the prayer chain. Just call the church office (589-6351) and ask to be added to the prayer chain contact list.
  • Email prayer requests to the Deacon Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Go to our website www.livingwateralamosa.org and click on the prayer link at the bottom of the page
  • If you use Facebook, Living Water has a closed group where updates and prayer requests are shared. Just let myself (Pastor Jeron), Rick Dunnahoo or Bo Hutches know you want to part of this group and we’ll send you an invitation.
  • Call Elders or Deacons or Pastors directly

ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m.

Meets at 827 First Street.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible. Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS meets first and third Wednesdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

MOPS is a gathering place (in the Fellowship Hall, Main Building) for moms with young children (birth through kindergarten) that offers connections, community, resources and support. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to meet the needs of every mom—urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms—moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!  Contact Alison Hickman at 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

WAVES Bible Quizzing is a Bible study for children ages 6 through 12.  It is important to help children know what the Bible says so they can demonstrate biblical teachings in real life situations. Quizzing also teaches children about God. Contact Rose Bertin at 719-588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Meets in the Sprung Building (the Tent!). 

REIGN YOUTH GROUP Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Reign meets each Wednesday night at 6:30pm in Reign Building (formerly known as the Cross Building) behind the Church. At the meetings the youth are encouraged to bring their friends to a night for social interaction, devotions, and a place they can get a godly perspective of issues they face on a day to day basis. The leaders of the youth have families of their own and can relate to the youth's life styles and questions. Youth Leaders, Cliff & Cari Kincannon 505-350-8748, help in this always challenging ministry as our youth face the ever present peer pressures in the schools and the extra-curricular activities around the community.

MEN’S BREAKFAST Thursdays at 6:00 a.m.

Join other guys for food, fellowship, time in the Word and prayer. Six o’clock Thursday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. 

SUNDAY CHILDREN’S MINISTRY at 10:45 a.m.

Parents, when you come to the 10:45 service, arrive a bit early to check in your kids. For check in, there are three kiosks in the main building (outer lobby, inner lobby and by west double doors) that you can use (we will seek to clean these often, but if you prefer a physical sign in on paper, there will be a clipboard on the lobby table).  If your kids haven’t participated in our children’s ministry before, allow a bit more time to get registered – or simply register your kids right now through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform?usp=sf_link

SUNDAY TEEN BIBLE STUDY at 10:45 a.m.

“Tidal Waves” is for 6th – 12th graders and meets in the Reign Building (formerly known as the Cross Building) at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Contact Krista Culver with questions or for more information at 580-618-4076. 


Thanks for reading!
Thanks for serving the Lord!
Pastor Jeron

Monday, 01 February 2021 15:55

Planning & Prayer

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What’s the relationship between making plans and prayer?  Do we pray for God to tell us exactly what to do before we start doing ministry? Do we wait till he gives us a blueprint or a roadmap before we attempt to serve people or do ministry or start a new work?  Or do we make plans and set them in motion all the while prayerfully asking God to bless them?

What’s true is that God has already told us much of his will in the Bible.  He’s told us that he wants us to glorify him. He has told us he wants us to be holy. He’s told us to make disciples. He has told us to do ministry and serve one another in love. He’s told us to share the good news. He’s told us to worship and to fellowship. He’s told us how he wants us to live in regards to what is right and wrong. 

What’s also true is that God gave individuals in the Bible clear and specific directions in accomplishing certain tasks. He told Noah to build and ark and gave him a blueprint. He called Abram to leave his people and to go to the place where he would he would show him. He called Moses and Israel to build a tabernacle and gave specific directions.

But is it God’s normal method to give us specific details about how he wants us to make disciples or start a ministry? For instance, maybe you have been considering starting a Bible Study or a Community Group, or maybe you are thinking of starting a business. Maybe you think you could be a good host or be used by God to provide a product that blesses people’s lives. Do we wait until there is a definite sign or confirmation, or do we move forward in faith and start the group? 

Fact: God is a personal God. He can speak to us at any time.

Fact: God is working in our world. He is working in our community. He is working in the lives of people. 

Fact: God calls us to pray. He wants us to be dependent upon him.  He wants us to ask what we should do. 

Question: Do we really want to know what God wants? Are we really committed to doing his will? We shouldn’t ask God for direction if we have no intention of doing what he says. When we pray we should be willing to do what God says. 

Question: Are we listening? Are we close to God? It’s hard to hear God’s voice if we aren’t listening. If we aren’t drawing near to God, spending time in his presence, how can we hear? Seeking the will of God requires time and relationship. 

Question: How does God speak? God speaks to us primarily through the Bible by the Holy Spirit. God’s truth and God’s will in the scriptures are confirmed by the Spirit to us.  God speaks to us in prayer.  When we pray we are having an encounter with God. If while in prayer or in studying the Bible we come to believe God is telling us to do something specific, we should take it seriously. First we verify our sense of what God says by measuring it against Scripture (if it’s contrary to the scriptures we are not hearing the voice of God), and by running it through the filter of the church (if mature Christians who know us don’t encourage us in it, we should question if we heard from God). Same with circumstances that seem to be a message from God – run it through the filter of the Word and the Church. 

Question: Is our purpose to glorify God? Are we wanting to please him or is what we are doing more about us and our glory? If it isn’t about loving God and loving others we probably need to circle back to our motives and our purpose.

My general thinking is this:

  1. We shouldn’t come up with our plans and then after we’ve made up our minds, baptize our plans in prayer and believe that our plans “have to succeed” because we’ve prayed over them. If we try to use prayer as a magic spell to guarantee the success of our plans, we are misusing prayer. We can’t force God to do what we want by “praying harder” or by fasting or trying harder. Such legalistic thinking is bound to disappoint and frustrate. 
  2. God has told us in the Bible what he wants and he’s given us general boundaries that we can operate in.  For instance we don’t have to ask the Lord if we should share the gospel. We don’t have to ask God whether he wants us to study the Bible. We don’t have to ask God if it’s ok to marry a Christian. We don’t have to ask God if its ok to help people in their problems.  He’s given us a green light in these things. He has called us to glorify him and serve him and gives us a lot of freedom to do so (within the boundaries of holiness and love). 
  3. However, when we have an idea for doing something that the Bible has told us is ok, (like leading a Bible study or starting a business or marrying a Christian) we should pray first. While we have the freedom to do such things, maybe God has something else in mind? We can do a lot of good things, but perhaps God has something specific in mind? Maybe he is working in a certain way or in a certain place and he wants you to join him there, instead of what you have in mind? Pray and submit yourself and your plans and desires to God and ask his permission, his direction, and then listen. 
  4. Most of the time God doesn’t give us a blueprint or a roadmap for the next few years. Most of the time God leaves the specifics up to us to figure out. So after praying, if we don’t sense God saying no or God doesn’t give us specific direction otherwise, we should start that ministry or business for God’s glory, we should make plans that we think are appropriate and meaningful and we should ask God to guide our steps for his glory. Planning and prayer should go together. We are to step out in faith in Jesus’ name and make plans and take action.  But we should do so prayerfully, asking God to show us what is best, asking him to keep us on the right path. 

Here’s some of what’s happening at Living Water in the near future…


 

WORSHIP SERVICES

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.   

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY, CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, and TEEN STUDY

COMMUNITY GROUPS

It’s a great time to start a new Community Group! Please call Pastor Bo if you are interested. It’s also a great time to join a Community Group! Please see the Community Group Board in the hallway. We all need a community of brothers and sisters who love us and who are there for us in our time of need.  We all need a community of faith that encourages one another to keep walking with Jesus even when things get hard.  We all need an outlet to serve others and exercise our gifts.  Don’t stay isolated in 2021!  Get connected!

ANNUAL CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING March 7

This year might be a little different but our fiscal year ends February 28 and so we will gather (likely both in person and virtually) March 7th to pass a new budget and elect new church officers. Please be in prayer for ministry leaders as they prepare new year budget requests and for the Facility and Finance Team as they work with Pastor Greg and the Elder Board to put a final budget proposal together by mid – February.  A Nominating Committee will be formed soon to make nominations for various elected positions, to be voted on at the March 7 meeting. 

EASTER SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited about Easter this year!  I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world.  Please start praying about who you will invite to Easter Worship Services on April 4th at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 28-July 2

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

Summer 2021 Guatemala trip. We are scheduled for June 26-July 3, 2021. Cost is approximately $1,300.

Cost includes airfare, all ground transportation, room & board, and 3 meals a day. We'll be painting houses, building a basic bathroom for a family, and visiting orphanages. Contact Eric Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-219-8833 for more information.

REIGN YOUTH GROUP MISSIONS WEEK July 11-16

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st.  Families get $25 off if they register before January 31.  Please contact Pastor Bo for more information.  There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMMIT August 5-6


Thanks for reading!

Thanks for serving the Lord!

Pastor Jeron

Friday, 22 January 2021 08:37

Dear Church

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Our Nicaraguan Mission Team rolled into Alamosa last night a bit before midnight. Thank you for your prayers. It was an excellent trip. The missionaries that we are connected with are doing a fantastic job loving people, bringing peace to their neighborhood, supporting marriages and families, and communicating the gospel in very difficult circumstances. It was a great encouragement for me personally, and I know Eric, Joy and Ron are also coming back with a great incentive to love in Jesus’ name. In Nicaragua the unemployment rate is about 70%. Covid-19 restrictions are making things worse as tourist dollars have stopped flowing. You can go to jail for saying anything bad about the government and they monitor social media comments. But even in the midst of extreme poverty and struggle I can witness to you that there is joy, hope and love among some of the Christians living in the Granada area. How is this possible? My initial observations: 1) those who are healthy and vibrant have a living hope in a Great God whom they are turning to every day for help and 2) they live their lives as part of a community of faith which intentionally encourages each other in the truth and loves one another practically as part of their daily lives and 3) they have a real sense of purpose in sharing God’s love and the gospel with their neighbors – they know they are part of something bigger than themselves and they have something worth living for. Regardless of where our nation is headed (in keeping with scripture let’s be praying for elected officials including the new president and vice president) we too can experience joy and abundant life regardless of circumstances.

Love you guys!

Can’t wait to see you this weekend at services!

Pastor Jeron

I’m a little tired, so forgive me if I forget some stuff, but here’s what I know is happening through Living Water in the near future:

WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY

MOVIE NIGHT This Friday at 6:30 pm

This weekend we have a great family weekend planned. On the big screen "The Little Rascals" is being shown Friday night with our Popcorn and a Movie. It starts at 6:30. A great time for the whole family, as a date night, or come by yourself and hang out with friends and family. Safety measures in place. 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday in connection with Parent Summit

All church family welcome! If you keep coming, we’ll keep cooking! 

PARENT SUMMIT this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. – Keep your kids safe!

Parenting is tough, especially with the added challenges of navigating technology. We want to help equip and empower you whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or guardian of any sort. This workshop will have some great speakers and helpful insights on how to protect your kids. If you cannot participate for the whole day please know you can do the morning session or the afternoon session, just let the Family Team know in the comments when you RSVP on the link Must have RSVP by Friday at noon if you need childcare. Please RSVP with this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44a4a723a5f58-parents Safety measures are put in place due to Covid-19. Lunch is provided, childcare if needed, provided - but you must RSVP! Feel free to invite your friends that are dealing with raising kids and the event is open to grandparents, aunts and uncles. 

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP meeting next week

***Join the Eagle Lake Team! First meeting is Tuesday, Jan 26 at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall! Come and be part of the work!*** 

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st. Families get $25 off if they register before January 31. Please contact Pastor Bo for more information. There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

It’s a great time to start a new Community Group! Please call Pastor Bo if you are interested. It’s also a great time to join a Community Group! Please see the Community Group Board in the hallway. We all need a community of brothers and sisters who love us and who are there for us in our time of need. We all need a community of faith that encourages one another to keep walking with Jesus even when things get hard. We all need an outlet to serve others and exercise our gifts. Don’t stay isolated in 2021! Get connected! 

BIBLE READING PLAN

One of the best things you can do personally to put yourself in a position to grow spiritually mature is regular Bible reading. Click on this link for a reasonable and doable plan: https://fivedaybiblereading.com/?fbclid=IwAR19FsCt2-bUJEOZ8fmtjZKvFgRD6ggG2hq1U-IY4HhwXCLEQG6g55kayi4 There are paper copies of this plan on the lobby table in the church. Perhaps one of the ways to connect your community group together would be to get on the same reading plan? 

ANNUAL CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING March 7

This year might be a little different but our fiscal year ends February 28 and so we will gather (likely both in person and virtually) March 7th to pass a new budget and elect new church officers. Please be in prayer for ministry leaders as they prepare new year budget requests and for the Facility and Finance Team as they work with Pastor Greg and the Elder Board to put a final budget proposal together by mid – February. A Nominating Committee will be formed soon to make nominations for various elected positions, to be voted on at the March 7 meeting. 

EASTER SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited about Easter this year! I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world. Please start praying about who you will invite to Easter services on April 4th at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

Summer 2021 Guatemala trip. We are scheduled for June 26-July 3, 2021. Cost is approximately $1,300.

Cost includes airfare, all ground transportation, room & board, and 3 meals a day. We'll be painting houses, building a basic bathroom for a family, and visiting orphanages. Contact Eric Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-219-8833 for more information.

Monday, 04 January 2021 08:21

Happy New Year

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Dear Church,

Some of you have endured the worst year of your life.  I want you to know that God has seen everything you’ve been through and he has watch all the tears fall that no one else has seen.  God’s love for you hasn’t departed nor has God forsaken you.  There is nothing abnormal or strange about going through trials or suffering in a fallen world.  Living in a broken world guarantees that all inhabitants, including faithful Christians, will get banged up and wounded as they walk through it.  But we are to remember that God is in control and he has designs upon what we go through – there is purpose in it.  God is good and we are called to believe that in his love for us that “all things work for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).  The Apostle Peter gave a partial explanation in 1st Peter as to why Christians are allowed to suffer grief: “… you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is test by fire - may be found to result in praise, and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”  Christian, your faith is worth more than gold.  Trials cause your faith to be purified and because faith is more valuable than gold (it brings a better return than gold ever does) we are to trust God that the painful and difficult purification of our faith is worthwhile.  If our faith is strengthened, it is worth it!  Trials not only purify but also allow your faith to be tested, to be proven.  We realize when we live through things that are difficult and we’ve had to rely on God, that our faith is the real deal, that it can withstand life’s challenges.  Without the many griefs that come our way in this life, we would be left wondering if we would actually stand when hard times came.  Living through trials, we know that our faith works and that we can stand no matter what comes, as we trust in God for his power and provision.

You have encouraged me by your faithfulness this year to the Lord and to your family of faith.  Many people have seen the genuineness of your faith and your love this year.  Your giving to the needs of others has once again been tremendous in 2020.  The people of the San Luis Valley are better off because of our church being here.  I remember all those who contributed to Eagle Lake Camp.  Thanks for those of you who participated in fundraisers for the youth or filled shoeboxes.  I think of Kenny Minnick and your participation in the feeding of the homeless and supporting him in various ways so he could share the gospel.  I’m thinking of those of you who contributed to Project Growing Hope, helping Holly and Sara feed hungry children.  Thank you everyone gave food to the church food bank and who contributed to the various needs of your fellow church members in Jesus’ name.  Thanks for supporting and praying for Anchored College Ministry and the fine young couples who are trying to reach Adams State University.  Thank you for going to the Waves Quiz Meets and encouraging Tidal Waves.  Thanks for volunteering on Sunday mornings to serve the kids in the Sprung Building and the infants in the Nursery.  I hope you picked up one of our missionary booklets and Thanks so much for your prayers and your giving to our missionaries (and thanks to those who have encouraged my kids in ministry – helping my son Will and daughter in law Cassidy and their partners Alan and Kristen Hensely reach college students full time in Durango and helping my daughter Katie go full time in evangelistic ministry – she has almost reached her minimum monthly financial need!).  It’s been a blessing also to see the new building go up – thank you, thank you, thank you! - when I look at it I get so excited as I imagine decades ahead of our church blessing generations of people with the gospel and thousands of kids learning to walk with Jesus. 

As I look to the new year I believe our biggest agenda is to become close as a church family.  Hopefully this will become easier and easier to do as Covid becomes less of an issue.  Even without the virus, one of the cultural realities of our valley is that it is all to easy to get in the habit of living apart from one another.  Our western culture is individualistic and on top of that our local culture is often isolationist in nature – we tend to live separate from others or we tend to hunker down with extended families and don’t make time for others.  Our local economy is such that a lot of people work in isolation and work long hours.  The problem with this pattern is that the gospel rides on relationships – the good news and abundant life of Christ is explained and learned and applied in the midst of people.  Such things as loving one another, supporting marriages and parents, evangelism, prayer and walking with each other through life’s challenges meant to be practiced outside of Sunday mornings in the context of daily going to work, earning a living, raising kids, talking to the neighbors, normal life.  Somehow we need to put a higher value and priority at Living Water on doing life together during the week.  We all need friends to be there with us as we walk through this crazy life.  As you think about your priorities in 2021 I urge you to consider how you will open more of your life and your time to your family of faith – you need them and they need you.  The Christian life can’t be lived well alone.  The mission that Jesus gave us is best accomplished as we do it together.  Just because our neighbors and our culture have chosen an isolated life doesn’t mean it’s the best life or a healthy life.  Hebrews 10:24-25: “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” 

Here's some of what’s happening in the near future at Living Water: 


NEW SERMON SERIES starts this weekend

Spiritually, Christians are sojourners, temporary residents of this world, awaiting Jesus to come and save.  While the majority of Americans still claim to be Christians, the reality is that our culture is no longer Christian at it’s core.  America’s values and behaviors are moving farther and farther from the revealed will of God.  Christians in many spheres are being treated as the enemy of progress, as hateful opponents of personal freedom and are being shoved to the margins of society.  Our joy is great over the future and what God has planned, but how shall we live with and respond to persecution?  Peter wrote his first letter to a group of Christians who were a small minority living in the midst of people who treated them poorly, but his writing was an encouraging call to make a positive difference in the world by living as ambassadors for Jesus.  As we study the letter of 1st Peter, we will learn how to joyfully represent and glorify God even while enduring trials of persecution.

WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES

SATURDAY MASK ONLY SERVICE at 6:00 p.m.   

SUNDAY at 9:00 a.m. NURSERY

SUNDAY at 10:45 a.m. NURSERY

Children’s Ministry will resume January 10th

I’m grateful that we have our worship services on YouTube and Facebook (thank you A.J., Terri, Katie and Kenny!) but I do get worried for those who aren’t connected with people in a physical and face to face way.  Technology is great but we were made to be with people.  While understanding that some of you are taking serious precautions not to get sick, I do worry about your mental and emotional and spiritual health – it is not good to be separated from the Body of Christ, which you are a part of, for long periods of time.  I hope you are still taking the time to meet with people during the week and encourage and support one another with the Word of God and with prayer. I want to remind everyone that we have a Saturday evening service at 6:00 pm that is Mask Only.  It is smaller and more intimate and there is lots of physical distancing!  I would love to see you take advantage of this opportunity to worship if you can’t join us on Sunday mornings.  Of course everyone is encouraged to wear masks and physical distance on Sunday morning as well. 

BIBLE READING PLAN

One of the best things you can do in the new year is read through the Bible.  Click on this link for a reasonable and doable plan:  https://fivedaybiblereading.com/?fbclid=IwAR19FsCt2-bUJEOZ8fmtjZKvFgRD6ggG2hq1U-IY4HhwXCLEQG6g55kayi4  There are paper copies of this plan on the lobby table in the church.  Perhaps one of the ways to connect your community group together would be to get on the same reading plan? 

MEN’S BREAKFAST AND STUDY starts January 7

A note to the men from Pastor Greg: 

Hey Guys, we will start up again Thursday morning Jan 7 at 6:00 a.m.  When we start up again in January 2021 we plan to start a study on the Divine Opportunities that lay ahead in 2021 where God accomplishes what man cannot through men who are completely sold out for Christ.  Do not let our culture influence your belief on what real gain and riches are!  Join us as we look into the Word and understand how men who abide and mature in Christ through total surrender become the influence our culture so desperately needs. Before we meet Jan 7 read Luke 18: 18-30, Luke 17:33 and Luke 19:25-26 and then be prepared to share your thoughts on the following statement:

Eternal life and unmeasurable gain only comes through abandonment of self and total surrender to Christ.  LET IT GO!!!

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas! What a blessing it is for Christians to celebrate the Incarnation. Indeed, the most joyful news ever proclaimed. At last our Savior and King has arrived! He has slayed  the dragon of sin and death! His reign is eternal and His rule everlasting! " Glory to God in the Highest."

PRAYER MEETING FOR NICARAGUA Friday, January 8 at 6:30 pm

Ron Simmons, Joy Massey, Eric Palmer and Pastor Jeron are planning on traveling to Nicaragua January 14-20.  We are taking a survey trip to investigate our Mission Board’s belief that we can mobilize our church to participate to a greater degree with what God is doing.  Living Water has had a lot of investment in the Granada area through the years as we’ve had several couples and singles associated with our church living and ministering there in the past.  With our current missionaries’ invitation and with current favorable circumstances, we anticipate the possibility of a great partnership to develop in which we send multiple short term teams from Living Water to Nicaragua every year, but we are still in the prayer and investigation phase.  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for prayer. 

PARENT SUMMIT January 23

Our Family Team has been working on putting together a summit focusing on protecting kids from sexual exploitation.  The speaker will be Breanna Fetkavich from Street Grace Church.  Breanna, once part of our church family at Living Water, has been involved in anti-trafficking ministries for several years now in Houston, Texas.  The topics of the summit will be: Age-appropriate conversations, Healthy relationships, Social media, Internet and phone safety, Pornography and How to tell/who to tell.  We’re currently shooting for Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 till 3:00 pm with lunch provided.  More information to come. 

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BRINGING LIFE PROJECT Update

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The North Entrance is taking shape!  Please be in prayer for the contractors as they push through some cold days.  The project remains on schedule and under budget. Please continue to pray for the workers’ safety and for God to provide all the finances needed.  If you are looking for a place to do last minute end of year giving, this is a great kingdom investment!  Check out https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/ for more information.  You can give anonymously and in various ways. 

ANNUAL CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING March 7

This year might be a little different but our fiscal year ends February 28 and so we will gather (likely both in person and virtually) March 7th to pass a new budget and elect new church officers. Please be in prayer for ministry leaders as they prepare new year budget requests and for the Facility and Finance Team as they work with Pastor Greg and the Elder Board to put a final budget proposal together by mid – February.  A Nominating Committee will be formed soon to make nominations for various elected positions, to be voted on at the March 7 meeting. 

EASTER SERVICES April 4

I’m so excited about Easter this year!  I’m praying it will mark a turning point in our world.  Please start praying about who you will invite to Easter services on April 4th at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP June 26-July 3

Summer 2021 Guatemala trip. We are scheduled for June 26-July 3, 2021. Cost is approximately $1,300.

Cost includes airfare, all ground transportation, room & board, and 3 meals a day. We'll be painting houses, building a basic bathroom for a family, and visiting orphanages. Contact Eric Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-219-8833 for more information.

EAGLE LAKE DAY CAMP July 19-23

Early registration for Eagle Lake is open now and ends January 31st.  Families get $25 off if they register before January 31.  Please contact Pastor Bo for more information.  There will be an organizational meeting sometime in January for those interested in serving on the local staff team.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pastor Jeron

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