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Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:46

What a time to be a Christian!

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Dear Church,

I hope you are living today by faith, with hope and in love!

What a time to be a Christian! What an opportunity to make a difference! As people’s faith in false gods crumble and as their hope in institutions wane, they are looking for real love and for solid ground to stand on. What a season for sharing Christ! Let’s be intentional about looking for opportunities to talk to people about Jesus and call them to faith. We are to let his love control us (2nd Corinthians 5:14) which will result in us loving others and among other things, sharing our faith. Jesus has called us to look at people with new eyes, to see what he sees:

“Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’” (John 4:35-37).

What a time to be a Christian! Are we nearing the time of Jesus’ return? What an opportunity to work for the Lord! I don’t pretend to know when Jesus is going to come back, but I do know that it’s closer than it was yesterday! Unfortunately we have more options for “numbing out” or “amusing ourselves to death” than we did yesterday too! Life can be so depressing right now and things can seem so heavy that we can easily default to “mindless entertainment” just to cope. But it’s a great time to live out our purpose and our calling! Jesus has called us to serve him. Jesus has given us the call to stay awake for he is near (stay active, keep working for the Lord):

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake” (Mark 13:32-37).

Church, let’s use this time to serve people and love people in his name. May it not be wasted! Maybe for you it’s praying for others. Maybe for you it’s witnessing to others. Maybe for you its acts of service on behalf of others. Maybe it is all three! But whatever you do, do it all in the name of the Lord and for his glory.


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; TEEN BIBLE STUDY

BIBLE QUIZ MEET This Saturday, Oct 24

WAVES has their first quiz meet on October 24 at the Valley Church of the Nazarene in Monte Vista! Pray for our kids as they show what they have learned in Exodus so far! If you would like to come support them, we start quizzing at 9 for red level and blue level immediately will follow! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for results and encourage a Quiz kid when you see them!

BAPTISM SUNDAY, This Sunday, October 25

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, October 25. 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.

TRUNK OR TREAT Saturday, October 31

Let’s outreach and have some fun! Event takes place from 5:30 till 8:00 pm. There will be a contest for the best dressed trunks 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (we want decorations that aren’t ghoulish in any way). Please contact the Family Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 588-0121 for more information or questions.

“FALL BACK” TIME CHANGE, November 1

PARKING LOT CURB & GUTTER INSTALLATION / PAVING Early November

Would anyone be disappointed to move on from our gravel and dirt parking area? No? Good! The current plan is for our parking lot to be transformed in early November. What this means is that we will be using the Seventh Day Adventist Lot and Clark Street parking for our weekday operations and weekend services November 7-8 and November 14-15.

MOVING HELP NEEDED

Chris and Faith Creech are members of Living Water and have been missionaries that our church has supported for a number of years. On Tuesday, the 27th moving trucks are bringing their stuff to Alamosa as they are settling into this community. Can I ask for some help on their behalf? Recently Chris had a bad fall and broke many ribs. He anticipates being in a lot of pain during those days. Any help that can be provided by LWBF folks would be greatly appreciated. The address is 210 Shadow Wood Drive. The trucks will likely come late morning or afternoon on the 27th – you can just show up or you can contact Chris and Faith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOMELESS OUTREACH

From Kenny Minnick: “Good God fearing Jesus loving morning church family, I would like to share with you this little ministry is flourishing. So please continue to pray for our safety and continued growth. With winter fast approaching if anyone has any old blankets or sleeping bags any kind of camping equipment and warm clothing rather than throw it away or donate to some charity please bring it to me for the campers. Typically we serve approximately 35-40 people and it seems as though we run out of food before we run out of people. Propane is another much needed item the small bottles put out by Coleman. Greatly appreciated by these folks. In behalf of Jesus and myself we thank you all, in advance. Below is the Biblical reason why I do and we do what we do.” Be United and Care for Each Other: Philippians 2:2 Think about what we have in Christ: the encouragement he has brought us, the comfort of his love, our sharing in his Spirit, and the mercy and kindness he has shown us. If you enjoy these blessings, 2 then do what will make my joy complete: Agree with each other, and show your love for each other. Be united in your goals and in the way you think. 3 In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. 4 Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES are available in the church lobby

The shoeboxes are here! If you haven’t participate in O.C.C. before it’s a simple ministry of love. Pick up a shoebox in the lobby at Living Water and then fill it up with practical gifts that an impoverished child would appreciate (there are instructions included with each box). Drop off your filled shoebox by mid-November here at Living Water and we’ll make sure it gets shipped.

MISSIONARY PROJECT

Do you enjoy sewing small projects or writing letters to children around the world? SOAR International Ministries in Alaska has begun their Stuff A Stocking project for this year. You can join with them in bringing joy and hope to at-risk children in Russia and Abkhazia by participating in this project. In this way, they reach out with Christ's love to children in orphanages, shelters, hospitals, prisons and handicap institutions. For many, this will be the first real gift they have ever received. What joy to be able to tell them about the greatest gift of all, the Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world that first Christmas day. These simple gifts, stuffed into a stocking along with a Bible and the Gospel message are ways SOAR is opening doors of ministry for their partner churches and changing lives. About 5000 handmade stockings are needed each year and their pattern is available online if you would like to make stockings. Or, you can sponsor a stocking with a gift of $40 per stocking and even make it personal by writing a letter of encouragement to a Russian child. The gifts for the stockings are then purchased and distributed by SOAR Ministries. So, if you don't like to shop or don't have time to shop but enjoy sharing God's goodness with others, this is a really easy way to share God's love with those in need. You can find more information about these projects at www.stuffastocking.org or you can call Debbie Garrison at 580-4051. Deadline is December 20th.

FOOD BOX

The Deacon Board has placed a large wooden box in the Fellowship Hall for the reception of non-perishable food items (no foods that can rot or spoil). We are no longer offering a non-perishable food bank here at the church building but the Deacons will transfer all donated items to the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley (513 6th St, Alamosa) for distribution.

MOVIE AND POPCORN DATE NIGHT Friday, November 13

Watch “Courageous” on the big screen! The Family Team is hoping to provide a limited amount of babysitting, but is encouraging parents to find babysitters. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to request child care.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP CLASS November 10 & 17

The next church membership class will take place Tuesday evenings, Nov 10 and 17. If you are interested in attending the class please RSVP to Pastor Bo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 719-529-1204). If Tuesdays don’t work let Pastor Bo know and we’ll come up with an alternate class time.

CPR TRAINING NOVEMBER 14

Cost is $25. If you are serving in a ministry at Living Water the church will pay for your CPR Training. Contact John Harr 588-2539. Please register by Nov 1st.

EAGLE LAKE CAMP JULY 19-23

Early Bird Registration for Eagle Lake Camp opens November 1st. Contact Pastor Bo to join the volunteer team. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 719-529-1204).

NEW EVANGELISM GROUP

Franklin and Rebecca Chrisinger are starting a group that is going to focus on evangelism. Join them Tuesday’s 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-240-2154

ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meets at 90 Monterey Avenue. Free Dinner and Studying the Bible. Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

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.

WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD

Join me (Pastor Jeron) from 6:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall. Our Fall class is a biblical exploration and questioning of what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in the realm of politics. This is not a class to attend in order to “vent” or “slam the other political party,” but rather a place for people who want to honor Jesus as Lord to explore what it means to serve him in the realm of civic engagement and politics. We got started last night by watching the Vice-Presidential Debate and we’ll spend some time on Oct 14 discussing 2020 Democratic and Republican party platforms with the goal of getting to the values and principles that underlay political positions and stances. The Class will be recorded (audio) and you can access it through our church website www.livingwateralamosa.org

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.

MOPS BIBLE STUDY meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in the main building). Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions.

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. Enter through the North or South glass doors as the double doors on the East side are closed due to construction.

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.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

A big part of our discipleship strategy at Living Water is getting everyone attending our church into small groups that meet during the week. One of the best ways to grow is to be connected with a small group of people who are seriously trying to follow Jesus. Iron sharpens iron! We have a bunch of Community Groups at Living Water. Check out our website (livingwateralamosa.org) or take a look at the Community Group Board in the hallway outside of the sanctuary to see if there is a group that would work for you. If you are having difficulty finding a group please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you are looking for a group. We are seeking to start new groups at this time.

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general. Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!


Thanks for reading!

Let’s keep praying!

Jeron

Thursday, 15 October 2020 10:14

Do Not Despair; The Lord is At Work

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1 Kings 19:1-4  Elijah Flees Jezebel:  “Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 

Elijah had lost hope. He felt like his enemies were in charge and there was no way forward.  He was probably exhausted and had lost perspective.  His mood was dark.  He didn’t see what God saw.  He didn’t see the big picture, nor grasp the plans of the Lord.  There are times in life when we despair.  We wonder if we will ever break free of an addiction, or if a relationship will ever get better.  We get burned out and want to give up.  It’s terribly depressing to feel things are hopeless.  No doubt some will despair over the outcome of the elections, but as Christians we know who rules this world.  Elijah forgot whose world this is and that God is always at work even when we can’t see it. 

1 Kings 19:9-18 The Lord speaks to Elijah at the Mountain of God:  “There he went into a cave and spent the night.  And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.  Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”  The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram.  Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet.  Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu.  Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.” 

Elijah thought he was alone.  He was He wasn’t.  God kept 7,000 faithful to himself in spite of the fact that the nation had fallen into great depravity and idolatry.  Elijah thought the darkness was winning, but God was already at work implementing a plan to remove the wicked king and his supporters.  It’s so easy to forget that Jesus is at work in our world.  Jesus is working all around us.  When Communism took over China in the early 1950’s, and the government kicked out western missionaries, many fell into despair, believing the Church would be destroyed in China.  They forgot that the Communist ideology was no match for the Spirit of God.  The believers in China prayed fervently for their nation and they began to take seriously the call to evangelism. Today there are probably more born again believers in China than there are in the United States.  By 2030 there will be more Christians in “Atheistic China” than any country in the world. 

Jude 1:17-21:  “But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”  Do not despair! The Lord is at work internationally, but also in our church, and in your life.  Look to the Lord in faith and patiently wait for his plan to come about.  Do not despair, the Lord is at work. 


CELEBRATING WHAT GOD IS DOING

It’s been a year since we began the Bringing Life Project and the CE and Ministry Building is on schedule and under budget!  Not only that but we’ve met our year one fundraising goal – Great Job, Church!  We’ve got a lot to celebrate as we anticipate what God is going to do through us over the coming decades.  This new building is going to be a tool that will serve and bless thousands of people through it’s lifespan.  Part of this weekend of worship is about acknowledging the Lord and remembering that this is His work, not ours.  To Him be the glory, for he has provided and will provide all that is accomplished.  Over the summer many folks were able to write Bible verses or prayers on the concrete as we dedicated the project to the Lord.  This Saturday and Sunday we are going to have the opportunity to write Bible verses or prayers on the steel girders.  As we’ve put God’s Word on the foundations, let’s put it upon the pillars.  On Saturday night come early (anytime between 5-6 pm, markers will be available).  Sunday morning you can step into the building site before, between or after services.  I’d suggest taking the time to write out prayers before you come so that what you put on the iron is clear and to the point.

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BIBLE QUIZ MEET Oct 24

WAVES has their first quiz meet on October 24 at the Valley Church of the Nazarene in Monte Vista!  Pray for our kids as they show what they have learned in Exodus so far!  If you would like to come support them, we start quizzing at 9 for red level and blue level immediately will follow!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for results and encourage a Quiz kid when you see them! 

BABY DEDICATIONS This Sunday at 9:00 a.m. service

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, 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 Shipp (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES are available in the church lobby 

The shoeboxes are here!  If you haven’t participate in O.C.C. before it’s a simple ministry of love. Pick up a shoebox in the lobby at Living Water and then fill it up with practical gifts that an impoverished child would appreciate (there are instructions included with each box). Drop off your filled shoebox by mid-November here at Living Water and we’ll make sure it gets shipped. 

BAPTISM SUNDAY, Sunday, October 25

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, October 25. 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.

TRUNK OR TREAT Saturday, October 31

Let’s outreach and have some fun!  There will be a contest for the best dressed trunks 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (we want decorations that aren’t ghoulish in any way).  Please contact the Family Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or questions. 

“FALL BACK” TIME CHANGE, November 1

MOVIE AND POPCORN DATE NIGHT Friday, November 13

Watch “Courageous” on the big screen!  The Family Team is hoping to provide a limited amount of babysitting, but is encouraging parents to find babysitters. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to request child care. 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP CLASS November 10 & 17

The next church membership class will take place Tuesday evenings, Nov 10 and 17.  If you are interested in attending the class please RSVP to Pastor Bo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 719-529-1204).  If Tuesdays don’t work let Pastor Bo know and we’ll come up with an alternate class time. 

CPR TRAINING NOVEMBER 14

Cost is $25.  If you are serving in a ministry at Living Water the church will pay for your CPR Training.  Contact John Harr 588-2539.  Please register by Nov 1st

EAGLE LAKE CAMP  JULY 19-23

Early Bird Registration for Eagle Lake Camp opens November 1st.  Contact Pastor Bo to join the volunteer team. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 719-529-1204). 

NEW EVANGELISM GROUP

Franklin and Rebecca Chrisinger are starting a group that is going to focus on evangelism. Join them Tuesday’s 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-240-2154

ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meets at 90 Monterey Avenue.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible.  Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

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.

WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD

Join me (Pastor Jeron) from 6:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall. Our Fall class is a biblical exploration and questioning of what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in the realm of politics.  This is not a class to attend in order to “vent” or “slam the other political party,” but rather a place for people who want to honor Jesus as Lord to explore what it means to serve him in the realm of civic engagement and politics.  We got started last night by watching the Vice-Presidential Debate and we’ll spend some time on Oct 14 discussing 2020 Democratic and Republican party platforms with the goal of getting to the values and principles that underlay political positions and stances.  The Class will be recorded (audio) and you can access it through our church website www.livingwateralamosa.org

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.

MOPS BIBLE STUDY meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in the main building).  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 

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. Enter through the North or South glass doors as the double doors on the East side are closed due to construction. 

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. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

A big part of our discipleship strategy at Living Water is getting everyone attending our church into small groups that meet during the week. One of the best ways to grow is to be connected with a small group of people who are seriously trying to follow Jesus.  Iron sharpens iron!  We have a bunch of Community Groups at Living Water.  Check out our website (livingwateralamosa.org) or take a look at the Community Group Board in the hallway outside of the sanctuary to see if there is a group that would work for you.  If you are having difficulty finding a group please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you are looking for a group.  We are seeking to start new groups at this time. 

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general.  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!


Thanks for reading!
Let’s keep praying! 

Jeron

Thursday, 08 October 2020 10:50

Hope

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Our Community Group focused on the topic of hope Tuesday night.  How’s your level of hope these days?  Are you hopeful or living in dread / despair?  Hope is hard to define but it’s basically an expectation for something good to come about in the future.  It seems to me that for the most part, Americans are a hopeful people.  We are generally optimistic that better days are ahead.  Obviously our hopefulness is being seriously challenged in 2020!  For most of us, our level of hope or our hopefulness probably depends on what the object of our hope is.  For instance, I wish I could promise you that the election is going to go your preferred way.  What we learn about hope, is that it can be dashed or destroyed if it is placed on something that isn’t reliable or trustworthy (how’s your football team doing, by the way? Sorry to bring that up if its bad).  But it’s hard to live hopefully if you are continually seeing promises broken or dreams crushed.  Hope is kind of a byproduct of faith, and if you are placing your faith in someone or something that isn’t trustworthy, it’s hard to have a solid hope.  For us Christians our hope flows out of our faith in God (his character and being) and his promises, so we can live with a high level of hope.  For instance one of the verses we read on Tuesday was Romans 8:24-25.  “For in this hope we were saved.  Now hope that is seen is not hope.  For who hopes for what he sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it patiently.”  In the context the author is talking about the fact that we have been promised a new life after this life, a glorious experience of resurrection and heaven.  He explains that we are faithfully awaiting that day when we will be physically adopted into God’s family and physically redeemed (we have been saved and yet we are still waiting for Jesus to come back to be physically saved).  By God’s grace, believing God led to our salvation and believing God’s promises fill us with hope. Hope that is seen?  It’s not hope anymore but fulfilled promise!  One day we won’t need hope or faith because we’ll be with the Lord!

Do you want to live in hope?  Turn to God and his promises.  Remind yourself of what he’s promised you.  I don’t know where I got it, but a definition of Christian hope is “The confident expectation in God and his promises.”  We are so blessed as Christians to be able to live in hope!  But maybe you don’t have a lot of hope today?   Some people lack hope because they don’t remember what God’s promised!  It’s hard to be hopeful if your eyes are only focused on worldly issues and events instead of what God is doing in the world.  How can you grow in hope?  Take the time to remember his love for you and remember that nothing can separate you from his love. Take the time to remember that he has plans for you, and that they will be fulfilled no matter what happens in this crazy world.  Recall God’s faithfulness to you in the past and know that he is going to be faithful and consistent in the future.  If you haven’t been reading the Bible, start again!  Let God build your hope by listening to His Word.  If you are overloading on the news or are watching the daily Covid counts, maybe the devil is stealing the joy of your coming salvation and stoking fear / despair.  It’s ok to fast from the news or fast from social media (or fast from that guy that is always talking politics or doom and gloom!) until you can see the world once again from the divine perspective – yes the world is struggling, but Jesus is Lord and he has already won the victory!  We get hope by believing God’s promises, having faith in Him, and trusting what he’s said about the future.  May the Lord bless you with an abundance of faith, hope and love today! 

Here’s some of what’s happening in the coming weeks at Living Water… 


MEMBERSHIP CLASS COMING SOON

We are looking forward to offering another membership class in the near future.  If you are interested in attending the class please contact Pastor Bo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or one of our Elders and express your desire to participate.

WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD

Join me (Pastor Jeron) from 6:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall. Our Fall class is a biblical exploration and questioning of what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in the realm of politics.  This is not a class to attend in order to “vent” or “slam the other political party,” but rather a place for people who want to honor Jesus as Lord to explore what it means to serve him in the realm of civic engagement and politics.  We got started last night by watching the Vice-Presidential Debate and we’ll spend some time on Oct 14 discussing 2020 Democratic and Republican party platforms with the goal of getting to the values and principles that underlay political positions and stances.  The Class will be recorded (audio) and you can access it through our church website www.livingwateralamosa.org

NEW EVANGELISM GROUP

Franklin and Rebecca Chrisinger are starting a group that is going to focus on evangelism. Join them Tuesday’s 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 313-240-2154

BABY DEDICATIONS Sunday, October 18

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 Shipp (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES will be available October 18

The shoeboxes are here!  If you haven’t participate in O.C.C. before it’s a simple ministry of love. Pick up a shoebox in the lobby at Living Water and then fill it up with practical gifts that an impoverished child would appreciate (there are instructions included with each box). Drop off your filled shoebox by mid-November here at Living Water and we’ll make sure it gets shipped. 

BAPTISM SUNDAY, Sunday, October 25

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, October 25. 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.

TRUNK OR TREAT Saturday, October 31

Let’s outreach and have some fun!  There will be a contest for the best dressed trunks 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (we want decorations that aren’t ghoulish in any way).  Please contact the Family Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or questions. 

“FALL BACK” TIME CHANGE, November 1

MOVIE AND POPCORN DATE NIGHT Friday, November 13

Watch “Courageous” on the big screen!  The Family Team is hoping to provide a limited amount of babysitting, but is encouraging parents to find babysitters. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to request child care. 

CPR TRAINING NOVEMBER 14

Cost is $25.  If you are serving in a ministry at Living Water the church will pay for your CPR Training.  Contact John Harr 588-2539.  Please register by Nov 1st

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meets at 90 Monterey Avenue.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible.  Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

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.

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.

MOPS BIBLE STUDY meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in the main building).  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 

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. Enter through the North or South glass doors as the double doors on the East side are closed due to construction. 

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

If we already have your kids in our system, just find their names, check them in and print some identification labels – there will be people present to help!  Then come into the sanctuary for worship!  All the children will start out in the worship service and then midway through the service they will be released (after the Lord’s Supper, we will sing the Doxology as a sign for them to go) and they will be escorted from the lobby to the Sprung Building (children can of course can stay in the whole worship service with parents and not participate in children’s ministry).  After the service go and pick up your kids in the Sprung Building using your printed label as identification.

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. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

A big part of our discipleship strategy at Living Water is getting everyone attending our church into small groups that meet during the week. One of the best ways to grow is to be connected with a small group of people who are seriously trying to follow Jesus.  Iron sharpens iron!  We have a bunch of Community Groups at Living Water.  Check out our website (livingwateralamosa.org) or take a look at the Community Group Board in the hallway outside of the sanctuary to see if there is a group that would work for you.  If you are having difficulty finding a group please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you are looking for a group.  We are seeking to start new groups at this time. 

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general.  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!

AN AREA WHERE WE NEED TO GROW

We’ll never be perfect as a church (because the church isn’t made up of perfect people nor will we have perfect systems) but one area that we struggle with is welcoming our newcomers and visitors.  Would you take the time to try to connect with folks that are new?  It is hard to enter a church but it is so wonderful when people try to include you in their lives!  This is especially needed on Sunday mornings during the second worship service.  It’s a challenge as a good portion of folks in that service arrive late so it’s hard to greet people, but I’ve noticed that visitors during our second service aren’t connected with as most of our “mature” believers and outreach focused folks attend first service.  Maybe you would consider become a “missionary” to the second worship service and making it your mission to reach out to visitors and help newcomers connect with our church family? 


Thanks for reading!

Jeron

Thursday, 01 October 2020 14:58

We made it to October!

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Dear Church,

We made it to October!  In 2020, this is a major accomplishment!   As I think about the state of our church I am very grateful for how God has graced us.  We’ve not seen a lot of layoffs, bankruptcies or business closures among our members and attenders – most people have been able to weather the storm (if you are personally struggling and need some help, please talk to one of our Deacons as we have a benevolent fund that we’ve set aside to help).  In terms of church finances, we’re doing as well or even better than last year at this time.  Obviously being able to get started on the building project and seeing the structure go up has been a tremendous blessing – it gives me such joy to imagine hundreds of people every week being ministered to in Jesus’ name.  God has allowed us to meet our first year fundraising goal and we’re going to celebrate that on October 18th.  Operationally, I’m very pleased to see that almost all of our ministries are functioning and that we are offering three worship services – in a time when some churches aren’t opening till 2021 and other churches are closing forever, this is a big deal.  As of now we’ve got 21 Community Groups which I’m really grateful for as this is a key part of our discipleship strategy!  I’m always saddened to hear when some people aren’t connected in community or don’t have relationships in our church, but I’m hopeful that we are making strides (If you aren’t in a small group or Bible study during the week please seek involvement!).  And on top of this, through this season of Covid-19, our congregation has been remarkably healthy; with a sizable demographic of people over 65 involved in our church we’ve had almost no sicknesses, no hospitalizations and no funerals.  Praise God!  And regarding Satan’s strategy of using the mask issue in dividing and scattering the church, from what I can tell our folks have gone the extra mile to be patient with one another and to be gracious to each other and stay in communion with each other (I’ll talk about social media usage and politics in a future Update post!).  This is not to say there aren’t strong opinions about wearing masks and not wearing masks (we’ve got people of all views who are part of our church family), but I’m thankful that we’ve largely not treated one another ungraciously or divided over the issue – we’ve been able thus far to keep Jesus and his gospel central in our conversations, we’ve been able to stay on God’s mission of seeking to make disciples (If you are struggling in this area and just need to talk or vent or ask questions, feel free to give me a call and I’ll be a good listener – or if you would like a visit from the goofy pastor please contact me).  You guys!  We made it to October through a massive struggle!  God has got us this far so let’s continue to trust in his faithful love.  With the way that God has blessed us and kept his hand on our church body in 2020, I’m so excited about our opportunities to serve him in the year ahead – He’s going to continue to use Living Water Bible Fellowship to glorify his name and change lives.  Don’t stop living in faith, hope and love! 

Here’s some of what is happening in our congregation…

WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD Starts Wednesday, October 7  - POLITICS AND THE CHRISTIAN; What Does Jesus Want His Disciples To Do? 

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines politics as “a) the art or science of government and b) the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy.”  But Merriam Webster also defines politics as “competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)” and “political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices.” For many people, “politics” is a bad word and they avoid political involvement, including voting.  The bitter fights and name calling are often so uncivil and hypocritical that some Christians want no part of the ugliness of politics or involvement with political parties – Tuesday night’s debate didn’t help.  But can Christians “opt out” of politics and be faithful to Jesus?  At its worst, politics is a means of seeking power for one’s own selfish and greedy ends.  At its best, politics is about seeking to bring about circumstances in which other people can thrive and in which God is glorified. What does Jesus want from you in regards to political involvement in this age?  If you’ve been confused about politics or have been frustrated to know how to engage in a God-pleasing way, please attend.  This class is a biblical exploration and questioning of what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in the realm of politics.  This is not a class to attend in order to “vent” or “slam the other political party,” but rather a place for people who want to honor Jesus as Lord to explore what it means to please him in the realm of civic engagement and politics.  Join me (Pastor Jeron) from 6:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday nights starting October 7th in the Fellowship Hall (in main building) and we’ll humbly step forward together into trying to understand what it means to follow and obey Jesus in the realm of politics and civic engagement.

BABY DEDICATIONS Sunday, October 18

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 Shipp (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES will be available October 18

The shoeboxes are here!  If you haven’t participate in O.C.C. before it’s a simple ministry of love. Pick up a shoebox in the lobby at Living Water and then fill it up with practical gifts that an impoverished child would appreciate (there are instructions included with each box). Drop off your filled shoebox by mid-November here at Living Water and we’ll make sure it gets shipped. 

BAPTISM SUNDAY, Sunday, October 25

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, October 25. 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.

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meets at 90 Monterey Avenue.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible.  Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

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.

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.

MOPS BIBLE STUDY meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in the main building).  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 

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. Enter through the North or South glass doors as the double doors on the East side are closed due to construction. 

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

If we already have your kids in our system, just find their names, check them in and print some identification labels – there will be people present to help!  Then come into the sanctuary for worship!  All the children will start out in the worship service and then midway through the service they will be released (after the Lord’s Supper, we will sing the Doxology as a sign for them to go) and they will be escorted from the lobby to the Sprung Building (children can of course can stay in the whole worship service with parents and not participate in children’s ministry).  After the service go and pick up your kids in the Sprung Building using your printed label as identification.

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. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

A big part of our discipleship strategy at Living Water is getting everyone attending our church into small groups that meet during the week. One of the best ways to grow is to be connected with a small group of people who are seriously trying to follow Jesus.  Iron sharpens iron!  We have a bunch of Community Groups at Living Water.  Check out our website (livingwateralamosa.org) or take a look at the Community Group Board in the hallway outside of the sanctuary to see if there is a group that would work for you.  If you are having difficulty finding a group please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you are looking for a group.  We are seeking to start new groups at this time. 

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general.  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!

MEMBERSHIP CLASS COMING SOON

We are looking forward to offering another membership class in the near future.  If you are interested in attending the class please contact Pastor Bo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or one of our Elders and express your desire to participate.

AN AREA WHERE WE NEED TO GROW

We’ll never be perfect as a church (because the church isn’t made up of perfect people nor will we have perfect systems) but one area that we struggle with is welcoming our newcomers and visitors.  Would you take the time to try to connect with folks that are new?  It is hard to enter a church but it is so wonderful when people try to include you in their lives!  This is especially needed on Sunday mornings during the second worship service.  It’s a challenge as a good portion of folks in that service arrive late so it’s hard to greet people, but I’ve noticed that visitors during our second service aren’t connected with as most of our “mature” believers and outreach focused folks attend first service.  Maybe you would consider become a “missionary” to the second worship service and making it your mission to reach out to visitors and help newcomers connect with our church family? 


Thanks for reading!

Jeron

Friday, 25 September 2020 17:34

Update!

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WEDNESDAYS IN THE WORD Starts Wednesday, October 7  - POLITICS AND THE CHRISTIAN; What Does Jesus Want His Disciples To Do? 

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines politics as “a) the art or science of government and b) the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy.”  But Merriam Webster also defines politics as “competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)” and “political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices.” For many people, “politics” is a bad word and they avoid political involvement, including voting.  The bitter fights and name calling are often so uncivil and hypocritical that some Christians want no part of the ugliness of politics or involvement with political parties.  But can Christians “opt out” of politics and be faithful to Jesus?  At its worst, politics is a means of seeking power for one’s own selfish and greedy ends.  At its best, politics is about seeking to bring about circumstances in which other people can thrive and in which God is glorified. What does Jesus want from you in regards to political involvement in this age?  If you’ve been confused about politics or have been frustrated to know how to engage in a God-pleasing way, please attend.  This class is a biblical exploration and questioning of what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in the realm of politics.  This is not a class to attend in order to “vent” or “slam the other political party,” but rather a place for people who want to honor Jesus as Lord to explore what it means to please him in the realm of civic engagement and politics.  Join me (Pastor Jeron) from 6:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday nights starting October 7th in the Fellowship Hall (in main building) and we’ll humbly step forward together into trying to understand what it means to follow and obey Jesus in the realm of politics and civic engagement. 

NEW SERMON SERIES Starts This Sunday

Over the coming months we are going to focus on God’s amazing grace through a study of the book of Galatians.  But when one looks deeply at and understands God’s grace, one finds that the implications of grace are far reaching and will radically shake the foundations of our “normal” lives and human pride as we learn that so much of our behavior and activity is about trying to mistakenly justify ourselves before others and before God.  One commentator says this about the letter to the Galatian churches: “the Epistle to the Galatians is spiritual dynamite, and it is therefore almost impossible to handle without explosions. It has often been so in the history of the Church.  The great spiritual awakening of Martin Luther came as he expounded and studied this Epistle, while it was a sermon on Galatians that brought peace of heart to John Wesley… At every point it challenges our present-day shallow, easy acceptances and provokes our opposition. It was a controversial letter, and it is in vain to expect any commentator, however humble, to avoid controversy when expounding it – especially when the issues are just as alive today” (R. Alan Cole). 

Sunday Services are at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.  Participating in a worship service is potentially risky with Covid-19 still present in our community (though thankfully rare). We want to encourage you to wear a mask (we’ll have some on hand if you forget yours), and ask that you refrain from physical contact and keep some distance from others, but we understand some will choose not to be masked and that some will have a hard time not hugging or shaking hands!  So be wise and do what seems best in your circumstances or health situation.  If you are sick please stay home and join us via the live stream of the service.

Saturday Mask Only Service at 6:00 p.m.

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

If we already have your kids in our system, just find their names, check them in and print some identification labels – there will be people present to help!  Then come into the sanctuary for worship!  All the children will start out in the worship service and then midway through the service they will be released (after the Lord’s Supper, we will sing the Doxology as a sign for them to go) and they will be escorted from the lobby to the Sprung Building (children can of course can stay in the whole worship service with parents and not participate in children’s ministry).  After the service go and pick up your kids in the Sprung Building using your printed label as identification.

SUNDAY NURSERY at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

Parents if you are wanting to utilize the nursery this Sunday, we are using the south side nursery at 9:00 a.m. and the north side nursery at 10:45 a.m.  If you have questions, please contact Melissa Haddican This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 299-1113

BUILDING UPDATE

Construction is on schedule and under budget!  Please keep praying!  Thanks for the great giving towards the Bringing Life Project!  With the frame of the building getting erected this week I can more easily imagine all the kids and adults walking those hallways – I can see dozens and dozens, if not hundreds of people using that building week by week.  We’re going to have a one year celebration of what God’s done on Sunday, October 18th.  For more information on the project and how to contribute financially see https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/

HYMN SING September 27 at 6:00 pm

Come and worship the Lord by singing some of the great songs of our faith! 

BABY DEDICATIONS Sunday, October 18

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 Shipp (Nursery Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES will be available October 18

The shoeboxes are here!  If you haven’t participate in O.C.C. before it’s a simple ministry of love. Pick up a shoebox in the lobby at Living Water and then fill it up with practical gifts that an impoverished child would appreciate (there are instructions included with each box). Drop off your filled shoebox by mid-November here at Living Water and we’ll make sure it gets shipped. 

BAPTISM SUNDAY, Sunday, October 25

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, October 25. 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.

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ANCHORED COLLEGE GROUP  Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meets at 90 Monterey Avenue.  Free Dinner and Studying the Bible.  Contact Forrest 970-462-5925

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.

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.

MOPS BIBLE STUDY meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in the main building).  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 

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. Enter through the North or South glass doors as the double doors on the East side are closed due to construction. 

COMMUNITY GROUPS STARTING!

How are you growing more mature?  One of the best ways to grow is to be part of a small group of people who are seriously trying to follow Jesus.  Iron sharpens iron!  We have a bunch of Community Groups at Living Water.  Check out our website (livingwateralamosa.org) or take a look at the Community Group Board in the hallway outside of the sanctuary to see if there is a group that would work for you.  If you are having difficulty finding a group please contact Pastor Bo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you are looking for a group.  We are seeking to start new groups at this time. 

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general.  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

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You have free access to this online video library. It contains a vast array of Christian teaching for all age groups (and includes great children’s content!).  Simply send an email to Pastor Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request that you be added to our Right Now Media access list. 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS NOVEMBER 1ST 


 

Thanks for Reading!

Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:15

Where Can Peace Be Found?

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Are you finding it hard to stay focused?  Do you feel down or overwhelmed?  Are you having a hard time doing the simple things?  Are you lethargic or apathetic?  Having a difficult time praying or reading your Bible?  Angry and short-tempered with your words or your social media posts?  Are you facing a heightened amount of temptation? 

Given all that has happened in 2020 and all that is going on just in the month of September, should we be surprised at such feelings?  For instance, I saw that several people were praying for moisture, but when it came in the form of a drenching snow storm (breaking trees, killing gardens and flower gardens, devastating crops) for some it felt like another attack instead of a blessing or answered prayer.  Hasn’t that been the case this year again and again?  Such things are emotionally draining and discouraging.  And month after month of tension and breathlessly listening to more and more bad news doesn’t set us up well for joy and peace and love.  We instead tend to want to drown out the ugliness or numb ourselves to the pain.  Binge movie watching and alcohol use is up tremendously (dangerously?) and I wouldn’t doubt that things like pornography usage or drug usage is through the roof.  And we aren’t even into the promised craziness of October and early November elections! 

What shall we do in the continued onslaught to remain healthy?  Where shall we turn when our expectations are dashed?  How will we cope with more stress? 

Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Here is a promise.  A promise of rest.  Rest is a ceasing of activity and exertion. It is a place of peace.  Rest is stop to that which makes you weary.  Perhaps you are wore out because your constant worry and activity hasn’t gotten you anywhere?  Are you are still worried about losing everything, or everything falling apart?  What shall you do?  Go on in your own strength?  Try to “well up inside you” the strength you need?  No.

Jesus said to go to Him.  When Jesus gave this invitation to people to come to him what did he have in mind?  He wants people to trust him as Lord.  He wanted people to trust themselves to his power and protection.  He wanted them to trust themselves to his sovereignty and love.  Have you surrendered yourself to the supremacy of Christ in 2020?  Have you turned yourself over to God?  Abandoned yourself and your life to the Good Shepherd?  Oftentimes we use Matthew 11:28 to call people to stop laboring for their salvation and we direct the verse to non-Christians, but doesn’t it apply to you as well, Christian?  The “rest” Jesus promises, the peace and sense of safety that we long for, the security we need, is found in letting him lead and trusting him to see you through.  Don’t you need to do that today?  I’m happy you did it 30 years ago or 15 years ago when you first came to Jesus, but trusting Jesus wasn’t meant to be a one-time decision, just as repentance wasn’t meant to be a one time act.  If you are reading this and are overwhelmed with a problem or a sorrow, I’m sorry.  I imagine what you are dealing with is paralyzing and hurts tremendously.  Where should you go?  What shall you do?  Jesus invites you to come to him with all your problems and with all your pains and with all your fears and finding the peace your weary soul needs by giving yourself to Him. 

I don’t know if more fires and floods are on the way, nor what this flu season will be like, nor what the government will be like in 2021.  But I’ve come into a contentment that Jesus is Lord and that whatever comes has been allowed by the one who loves me and who already gave himself to save me.  Whatever comes hasn’t taken Him by surprise and His good and loving plans will not be thwarted.  Giving my life to Him has given me peace and hope through a lot of storms. Those who have abandoned themselves to Jesus, those who have entrusted themselves to Jesus find rest!  

Consider what life looks like for those who step out in faith and trust in Jesus as Lord.  Contentment and peace don’t happen overnight, and it takes a lot of unlearning what has been taught by the world, but God wants you to be at rest in his grace.  Luke 12:22-32 (NIV): Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?  Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”

Here's some of what’s happening at Living Water…


BULLETIN AND QUARTERLY EVENTS CALENDAR

As you enter the sanctuary you’ll find weekly bulletins and a quarterly events calendar on some racks we’ve placed by the doors.  If you have events or announcements, please send information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll do our best to get it out to the church! 

LOOK WHAT CAME THIS MORNING!

7 semi-trucks ready to unload! Thanks Dennis and Lance O’Doud for taking the time yesterday to clear off the snow so we’d have a place to stack all the steel.  I was a little disappointed as I thought it would come preassembled. Ha! Just kidding!  Please keep praying! 

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTS THIS SUNDAY 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

If we already have your kids in our system, just find their names, check them in and print some identification labels – there will be people present to help!  Then come into the sanctuary for worship!  All the children will start out in the worship service and then midway through the service they will be released (after the Lord’s Supper, we will sing the Doxology as a sign for them to go) and they will be escorted from the lobby to the Sprung Building (children can of course can stay in the whole worship service with parents and not participate in children’s ministry).  After the service go and pick up your kids in the Sprung Building using your printed label as identification.

NURSERY STARTS THIS SUNDAY at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

Parents if you are wanting to utilize the nursery this Sunday, we are using the south side nursery at 9:00 a.m. and the north side nursery at 10:45 a.m.  If you have questions, please contact Melissa Haddican This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 299-1113

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP GATHERING September 13

Join the ladies at Madrill Garden on Redwing Lane September 13th from 1-3pm for a program and refreshments.  Contact Geri Flemming at 970-302-8781 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS meets September 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  Alison Hickman 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEN’S BREAKFAST STARTS this coming Thursday, September 17

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

MOPS BIBLE STUDY is September 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

Meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 

WORSHIP TEAM EXPANSION

From Pastor Luke: The worship and production teams are looking to add new people as we seek to up our game for God’s glory and to reach more people with the gospel! We have all sorts of positions available, as we’re trying to grow and do more with videos, social media, our livestream and media in general.  Please prayerfully consider if God may be calling you to help in some way. Comfort with technology and computers is important for most of the roles, but most importantly we are looking for servants who are willing to learn. If interested feel free to reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll see if there’s a spot that fits for you to serve!

BUILDING DEDICATION

On Sunday, September 6th we had a time of gathering on the site of the new building for prayer.  We asked God to continue to use our congregation for his glory.  We thanked God for the tool of a new building for sharing the gospel, for making disciples and investing in families and the community.  We asked for the Lord to protect the workers, to allow the building to be finished on time and for God to bless us financially, even to the point of being debt free.  Many of those present wrote Bible verses where the walls of the building will be raised, symbolically stating our intention to build lives on the Word of God.

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HOW ARE YOU DOING? 

While many people still have jobs and are doing ok financially, maybe you are in a place where you are struggling to make ends meet?  We do have a Benevolent Fund here at Living Water that is meant to be a help to you if your situation gets unmanageable.  Feel free to contact the Deacons This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Harr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEACONS AND MEMBERSHIP CARE

We have a great group of Deacons at Living Water!  If you are a member of the church you have been assigned a Deacon to pray for you and check in with you on a regular basis (if you are a member and you haven’t received any communication from a Deacon, please let us know so we can address the oversight!  Contact Deacon Chairman Larry Gardner 715-966-0616).  I want to encourage you to respond to your Deacon when he calls or texts or emails.  These men see it as a privilege to pray for you and to encourage you in your faith. 

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.

MATH TUTORING AVAILABLE

Sharon Furukawa is a retired math teacher who taught in Valley schools for 27 years.  In an effort to help parents and students who may be struggling in math, she is offering math tutoring on Tuesdays, 4:00- 5:30 pm, at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church, 330 San Juan.  All ages are welcome and it is free of charge.  Masks are required for everyone, we will set up for social distancing and have a bleach solution to clean tables, chairs and door handles before and after each student.  Each student should bring their own pencils, paper, assignment and/or laptop/tablet.


Thanks for reading!

Jeron

BUILDING COMMITMENT CEREMONY This Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Prayer Time!  With the onset of Covid-19 restrictions earlier this summer we never got the chance to have a “breaking-ground” ceremony for the new building.  Join us between worship services on Sunday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. for a time of prayer on the site of the new Christian Education & Community Building. If you have questions on the project please visit https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/

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LIVING WATER FALL PLANS

 

  • TEEN BIBLE QUIZZING has started; Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Kris Culver 580-618-4076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING has started; Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Rose Bertin 588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS has started; Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  Alison Hickman 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MOPS WOMEN’S GROUP STARTS SEPTEMBER 9; Meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Shirley Bervig 719-480-1683 with questions. 
  • REIGN YOUTH GROUP FALL LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 9; Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Cliff & Cari Kincannon 505-350-8748 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTS SEPTEMBER 13. Contact Pastor Bo at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For children’s ministry, please open this link and fill out this registration form (one per child please):  https://docs.google.com/a/livingwateralamosa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform   
  • SUNDAY NURSERY STARTS SEPTEMBER 13.  Melissa Haddican This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 299-1113
  • THURSDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP STARTS SEPTEMBER 17.  Join other men for breakfast and a Bible study at 6:00 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. Randy Atkinson 588-2809.
  • COMMUNITY GROUPS are starting in SEPTEMBER.  Please contact Pastor Bo if you are interested in starting a group or want to learn more about groups This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP GATHERING September 13 at Madrill Garden on Redwing Lane September 13th from 1-3pm for a program and refreshments.  Geri Flemming 970-302-8781
  • PLAYGROUND OPENING SEPTEMBER 13.  Contact Greg Bervig if you want to help with remaining work to get it ready!  588-1430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MARRIAGE NIGHT

Living Water’s Family Team invites all married couples to participate in this virtual event!  What would be great is if you could host a couple or two (or three!) in your house.  Go to MarriageNight.org and buy an In-Home Ticket for $30.  Perhaps use this event to launch a Marriage Group and do a 4 or 6 week study on how to strengthen or develop healthy marriages.  Contact Pastor Bo if you want to get started with a group (719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).   

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LOST AND FOUND

Are you looking for your kid’s jacket or maybe you wondered where you left your Bible?  We’ve got a lot of stuff piling up in our lobby that needs to get back home!  Please check the coat rack in the outer lobby for missing items. 

BUILDING USE

As we move into busier fall schedules and more ministries becoming active, it is important that everyone please check with the office (589-6351) before using the Sprung Building, Cross Building, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.  Please make sure you put your event or ministry on the calendar.  We want our buildings to be maximized for ministry but we don’t want any double bookings or misunderstandings, so please make sure you have a space reserved before you use it.  Additionally it is very important that after you use the space that you leave the room clean for the next ministry.  Our cleaning staff will be working hard to ensure clean rooms and spaces but we need everyone to help.  If you need guidelines or a list of cleaning responsibilities they will be available through the office. Thanks!

SAFETY TEAM RECRUITMENT

For several years now we’ve had a Safety Team at Living Water.  We’re currently seeking new members.  While calling us to trust in God for our security and welfare, the Bible shares several instances where the people of God acted wisely by taking precautions in a fallen world. For instance, In 1st Chronicles, chapter 9, the Bible records the responsibilities of the gatekeepers of the house of God. They were trusted officials and guarded the rooms, treasures and the gates. The purpose of the LWBF Safety Team ministry is to allow our church family the freedom and safety to focus on learning about God, experiencing God, and worshipping God. The Safety Team will provide trained assistance to keep our church family safe in the event of medical emergencies, fire emergencies, necessary evacuations or lock-downs, intruders, or other disturbances. If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Randy Atkinson at 588-2809.  

FALL BIBLE READING

Are you in the Word?  Is the Word in you?  With the month of September arriving this Tuesday, it’s a great time to start a new Bible reading Fall goal!  If you want to download a plan check out https://www.bible.com/reading-plans or if you want to explore different plans here are some websites I’d recommend:  https://www.navigators.org/resource/bible-reading-plans/ or https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/chronological-new-testament.html 

HOW ARE YOU DOING? 

While many people still have jobs and are doing ok financially, maybe you are in a place where you are struggling to make ends meet?  We do have a Benevolent Fund here at Living Water that is meant to be a help to you if your situation gets unmanageable.  Feel free to contact the Deacons This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Harr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Thanks everyone for continuing to give faithfully to our general budget so that we can continue to do ministry and be on mission.  We’re on track to meet our 2020/21 budget goals!  If you are out of rhythm with not being able to bring your gifts to a worship service, you can easily give electronically through our website (www.livingwateralamosa.org) or by texting GIVE to 719-298-3401.  Don’t forget to save the number in your phone as LWBF GIVING.  You can always text EDIT to update your information, set up a recurring gift, and check the status of a gift.  You can also drive by the church and drop your check in the church mailbox, or send your donation to Living Water Bible Fellowship 2910 Clark Street Alamosa, CO 81101. 

MATH TUTORING AVAILABLE

Sharon Furukawa is a retired math teacher who taught in Valley schools for 27 years.  In an effort to help parents and students who may be struggling in math, she is offering math tutoring on Tuesdays, 4:00- 5:30 pm, at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church, 330 San Juan.  All ages are welcome and it is free of charge.  Masks are required for everyone, we will set up for social distancing and have a bleach solution to clean tables, chairs and door handles before and after each student.  Each student should bring their own pencils, paper, assignment and/or laptop/tablet.

MOVING HELP NEEDED

One of our church members is moving back to Alamosa and is looking for some help.  Chris Creech is a long term pastor and missionary and has recently sold his house in Fairplay, CO and purchased a house in Alamosa.  He served as an interim pastor at Living Water around 2002-2003 and was a timely blessing to our congregation.  He can’t do the work himself and his wife Faith is recovering from hip surgery.  He is willing to pay for people to come to Fairplay and bring their stuff to Alamosa.  He is looking at a mid to late October moving time frame.  If interested please call Chris at 719-836-7038 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

We continue our Acts sermon series this Sunday.  We want to encourage you to wear a mask (we’ll have some on hand if you forget yours), and ask that you refrain from physical contact and keep some distance from others.  If you are sick please stay home and join us via the live stream of the service.  Children’s Ministry and Nursery start Sunday, September 13!

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

We continue our Acts sermon series this Saturday.  Since May we’ve really been missing a good section of our church on Sunday mornings who really want to be with the Lord and church in person, but because they are vulnerable to the virus can’t participate freely in a setting where lots of people aren’t wearing masks. So Saturday night services are Mask Only.


Thanks for reading!

Pastor Jeron

“Call to me and I will answer you…” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:54

What God Wants

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There is a lot in the news right now about people treating each other wrongly and unjustly.  Both political parties are making accusations against each other of being unjust or unfair.  In this current political and acrimonious climate, if we aren’t staying centered on Christ, we could easily end up hurting someone with our words or our deeds as we are all so stirred up with the challenges facing our country.  May we never hurt anyone and may our relationship with God always be healthy, but what if you end up living in a way that isn’t good before God? 

When you sin and do what isn’t pleasing to the Lord, should you do something?  Should you make some kind of restitution?  Try to appease Jesus in some way?  What does God want from us when we mess up? 

Micah the Prophet spoke to a people who had drifted from their relationship with God and fallen into sin and idolatry.  He spoke to them on God’s behalf about their unfaithfulness to him.  There is a scene in chapter six of Micah (read 6:1-8) where Micah envisions a courtroom scene where God has brought in the earth to act as a judges against his people (1-2) and then the Lord asks his people what he has done to cause them to break the covenant and act wickedly against him, basically saying, “Haven’t I been faithful to you and taken care of you?”  In verses 6-7 the nation, represented perhaps by the king, has come to a conviction of guilt and asks what kinds of gifts or offerings can be given to restore the relationship.  What could be given to the Lord to “make things right?”  This is the wrong question, running down the wrong path for people who are already in relationship with God. 

Micah’s famous answer in verse 8 isn’t the religious answer that the King (or the nation expected).  When you have already been forgiven and you are already in a relationship based upon grace, repentance isn’t about making it up to God or re-earning his favor through your good works or gifts, but about confessing your sin (1 John 1:9), trusting in his forgiving grace, and returning to Him in loving obedience. 
          “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?”  (Micah 6:8 NASB).  Israel already knew what God wanted from them in terms of behavior.  As Christians we already know the good life God has called us to live.  So when we sin, we are called to respond to God’s love and gift of salvation with our heartfelt confession of our sin, but also with our obedience to Him, which always entails loving actions towards others.  God wants us to have a big heart for him, a big trust in him, but outwardly he wants us to always practice justice towards others and always be merciful towards others – even if they hold to another political viewpoint than we do.  God has already saved us – there is nothing we can do to contribute to His grace – He simply wants us to respond to the grace we’ve been given by serving and loving others as we have the opportunity and by staying close to Him. 

Maybe you can ask these questions about your current relationships:  Am I being just towards this person?  Or am I treating them or talking about them unfairly?  Am I quick to forgive and move on, not taking things personally when someone says something poorly about me and my beliefs?  How would God want me to treat this person in this situation? 


LIVING WATER FALL PLANS

My enthusiasm for the Fall is growing!  The activity at the church is picking up as we enter our Fall schedule.  Let’s be praying for a continued down-turn of Covid-19 cases and for God’s protection of all our people.  Here’s some of what’s coming up in the near future at LWBF:  

  • TEEN BIBLE QUIZZING has started. Contact Kris Culver 580-618-4076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING has started.  Contact Rose Bertin at 588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS STARTS SEPTEMBER 2.  Contact Alison Hickman at 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
  • REIGN YOUTH GROUP FALL LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 9.  Contact Cliff & Cari at 505-350-8748 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTS SEPTEMBER 13. Contact Pastor Bo at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For children’s ministry, please open this link and fill out this registration form (one per child please):  https://docs.google.com/a/livingwateralamosa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform   
  • SUNDAY NURSERY is likely to start SEPTEMBER 13.  Please contact Melissa Haddican This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 
  • COMMUNITY GROUPS are starting in SEPTEMBER.  Please contact Pastor Bo if you are interested in starting a group or want to learn more about groups This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MEMBERSHIP CLASS – Dates and Times To Be Determined  (Please contact Pastor Bo if you want to become a member of Living Water)
  • BAPTISM SUNDAYS – Dates To Be Determined  (Please contact Pastor Jeron if you are ready to be baptized)
  • BABY DEDICATION SUNDAYS – Dates To Be Determined  (Please contact Pastor Jeron if you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord). 
  • ADULT CLASSES – More Information To Come

WOMENS MINISTRY TEAM is planning to meet Sunday, August 30th

Geri Fleming is the new Ministry Team Director.  Please contact her if you are able to come or are interested in serving with the Women’s Ministry Team this Fall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Join the ladies at Carrol Park at 12:15 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair.  If weather is bad meeting will be moved to Fellowship Hall. 

BUILDING COMMITMENT CEREMONY Sept 6 at 10:30 a.m.

With the onset of Covid-19 restrictions earlier this summer we never got the chance to have a “breaking-ground” ceremony for the new building.    Join us between worship services on Sunday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. for a time of prayer on the site of the new Christian Education & Community Building. The concrete is scheduled to be poured tomorrow and on the 6th we’ll plan on gathering on the new floor to ask the Lord to use the future building for His glory.  If you have questions on the project please visit https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/

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MARRIAGE NIGHT

Living Water’s Family Team invites all married couples to participate in this virtual event!  What would be great is if you could host a couple or two (or three!) in your house.  Go to MarriageNight.org and buy an In-Home Ticket for $30.  Perhaps use this event to launch a Marriage Group and do a 4 or 6 week study on how to strengthen or develop healthy marriages.  Contact Pastor Bo if you want to get started with a group (719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).   

marriagenight

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Thanks for everyone who came out for the playground workday.  Especially thankful for Sean Messersmith (who helped in the original playground installation) coming back and helping us remember how to do it again!  In the coming weeks fencing, turf and padding will be installed.  The target for playground re-opening is September 13. 

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LOST AND FOUND

Are you looking for your kid’s jacket or maybe you wondered where you left your Bible?  We’ve got a lot of stuff piling up in our lobby that needs to get back home!  Please check the coat rack in the outer lobby for missing items. 

BUILDING USE

As we move into busier fall schedules and more ministries becoming active, it is important that everyone please check with the office (589-6351) before using the Sprung Building, Cross Building, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.  Please make sure you put your event or ministry on the calendar.  We want our buildings to be maximized for ministry but we don’t want any double bookings or misunderstandings, so please make sure you have a space reserved before you use it.  Additionally it is very important that after you use the space that you leave the room clean for the next ministry.  Our cleaning staff will be working hard to ensure clean rooms and spaces but we need everyone to help.  If you need guidelines or a list of cleaning responsibilities they will be available through the office. Thanks!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

We continue our Acts sermon series this Sunday.  We want to encourage you to wear a mask (we’ll have some on hand if you forget yours), and ask that you refrain from physical contact and keep some distance from others.  If you are sick please stay home and join us via the live stream of the service.  Children’s Ministry and Nursery start Sunday, September 13!

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

We continue our Acts sermon series this Saturday.  Since May we’ve really been missing a good section of our church on Sunday mornings who really want to be with the Lord and church in person, but because they are vulnerable to the virus can’t participate freely in a setting where lots of people aren’t wearing masks. So Saturday night services are Mask Only.

SAFETY TEAM RECRUITMENT

For several years now we’ve had a Safety Team at Living Water.  We’re currently seeking new members.  While calling us to trust in God for our security and welfare, the Bible shares several instances where the people of God acted wisely by taking precautions in a fallen world. For instance, In 1st Chronicles, chapter 9, the Bible records the responsibilities of the gatekeepers of the house of God. They were trusted officials and guarded the rooms, treasures and the gates. The purpose of the LWBF Safety Team ministry is to allow our church family the freedom and safety to focus on learning about God, experiencing God, and worshipping God. The Safety Team will provide trained assistance to keep our church family safe in the event of medical emergencies, fire emergencies, necessary evacuations or lock-downs, intruders, or other disturbances. If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Randy Atkinson at 588-2809.  

FALL BIBLE READING

Are you in the Word?  Is the Word in you?  With the month of September arriving this Tuesday, it’s a great time to start a new Bible reading Fall goal!  If you want to download a plan check out https://www.bible.com/reading-plans or if you want to explore different plans here are some websites I’d recommend:  https://www.navigators.org/resource/bible-reading-plans/ or https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/chronological-new-testament.html 

HOW ARE YOU DOING? 

While many people still have jobs and are doing ok financially, maybe you are in a place where you are struggling to make ends meet?  We do have a Benevolent Fund here at Living Water that is meant to be a help to you if your situation gets unmanageable.  Feel free to contact the Deacons This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Harr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PASTOR, ELDER AND DEACON BOARD CONTACT EMAILS

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5


 

Thanks for reading!

Jeron

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:23

Nothing Is Impossible With God

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Can you see it?  When you look at the above picture, can you see the walls and smell the fresh paint?  The people walking into the classrooms on the second story?  Energized children riding up and down (and up and down) the elevator and learning of the Father’s love?  The hugs and laughter in the hallways?  The moms gathered for coffee and the kids in the indoor play area on a cold winter day?  Babies exploring the new nursery?  The heads bowed in prayer in adult Sunday School?  Dozens of teens singing to the Lord Jesus their rescuer?   

Nothing is Impossible with God.  “In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of the Cyrus kind of Persia… Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.  Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of Israel – he is the God who is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:1-4).  The Lord of heaven and earth had decreed through Jeremiah that after 70 years that he would bring a remnant of his people back to the promised land.  But nobody would have bet on it.  Jerusalem was so thoroughly destroyed and the nation so devastated it was impossible to imagine.  After a few generations in Babylon the Jewish traditions and faith were greatly diminished.  The people had become secular and few remembered their former way of life, let alone what it was to live in Israel.  Would the way back to Jerusalem really open?  How could it?  The Babylonians had slave labor in the Israelites. They had a class of people who helped their economy.  Would they send them back?  No way!  But God is greater than any circumstance or obstacle and nothing is impossible with God.  God brought the Persians to world dominance and after they had shockingly overthrew the mighty Babylonians, God moved in the life of the Persian king to institute a new policy.  He decreed that the Jews could go home! 

Nothing is impossible with God.  After a large group of exiles returned to Jerusalem and Judah and began rebuilding the temple, they faced opposition from the non-Jewish people in the area.  They spoke negatively of the Jews intentions, and told a later king of Persia that they intended to rebel and stop paying taxes.  Surely the Persian leadership, and all the government, who were hungry for revenue and dominion would shut the Jewish people down and keep them from rebuilding the temple.  Not so!  After many years Darius the king made a decree, saying this to those who opposed God’s people:  “Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and your[a] associates the governors who are in the province Beyond the River, keep away. Let the work on this house of God alone. Let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its site. Moreover, I make a decree regarding what you shall do for these elders of the Jews for the rebuilding of this house of God. The cost is to be paid to these men in full and without delay from the royal revenue, the tribute of the province from Beyond the River. And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail, 10 that they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons. Also I make a decree that if anyone alters this edict, a beam shall be pulled out of his house, and he shall be impaled on it, and his house shall be made a dunghill. May the God who has caused his name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who shall put out a hand to alter this, or to destroy this house of God that is in Jerusalem. I Darius make a decree; let it be done with all diligence” (Ezra 6:6-12). 

What?  How?  This couldn’t happen!  Those who opposed Israel were made to contribute money and resources to help them rebuild their temple and strengthen the Jewish nation?  How is this possible?  It is possible because God wanted it to happen and decreed it to happen.  When I read the book of Ezra this morning I counted six times when Ezra attributed what was happening in him and through him to God’s power, saying, “for the hand of the Lord was on him.” 

Church, when God decides to accomplish something it is as good as accomplished.  So we live by faith that Christ is building his church. We live by faith that the kingdom will come.  We live by faith that he is with us.  We live by faith that he will give us what we need to make disciples for he has sent us.  We expect opposition.  We expect struggle.  We expect hardships and difficulties in doing God’s will because we live in a world where God’s plans are opposed.  But if it’s God’s will it will be done.  There were those who doubted the temple would be rebuilt (read the book of Ezra).  There were those who doubted that the walls would be rebuilt (read the book of Nehemiah).  But as the people acted in faith the temple went up and the walls were set.  Can you see it? 

“Lord Jesus, we ask you would stir us to do your will.  Lord Jesus, move in us to step out in faith and seek to make disciples.  May the Word of God spread from our lips into our community and may we see many turn to you.  We know it’s possible because you saved us, and if you can save us, you can save anyone!  Our great God, we lift up the building project to you.  As we prepare to pour the concrete pad next week and as we plan on erecting the walls in September, we ask Lord that you would bless this project for the sake of your great name.  We ask that it would be a tool that would contribute greatly to making disciples for you.  We ask that you would protect the workers Lord and let the building be enclosed before the cold weather comes.  We ask that you would provide all the funding Lord.  We ask you, the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, to glorify yourself by moving in people to contribute in such a manner that we would one day be debt free.  Nothing is impossible for you Jesus!  Lord, we know that a building is just a tool, and that it is you working through your people who accomplish the task of reaching the nations.  So fill us with your Spirit.  Give us a love for people that we haven’t had before.  Break our hearts for the lost and help us see them as you do.  Our sweet Jesus, make us sing again your songs of deliverance and may lives be changed as your salvation is made known by this grateful church.  We ask this all Lord in keeping with who you are in what you want to see happen.  In your name Jesus, Amen.”


Here’s some of the things that are happening at Living Water in the near future…

PLAYGROUND WORKDAY This Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 

We are gearing up for playground re-installation.  The site is being prepped today for installation of equipment, turf and a fence.  Everyone is invited to come and help this Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. where we hope to install most of the major equipment (contact Pastor Greg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Please bring landscaping rakes and shovels, gloves and be prepared for warm weather! 

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WOMENS MINISTRY TEAM is planning to meet Sunday, August 30th

Geri Fleming is the new Ministry Team Director.  Please contact her if you are able to come or are interested in serving with the Women’s Ministry Team this Fall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Join the ladies at Carrol Park at 12:15 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair.  If weather is bad meeting will be moved to Fellowship Hall. 

FALL PLANS

  • TEEN BIBLE QUIZZING has started. Contact Kris Culver 580-618-4076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING has started.  Contact Rose Bertin at 588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS STARTS SEPTEMBER 2.  Contact Alison Hickman at 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
  • REIGN YOUTH GROUP FALL LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 9.  Contact Cliff & Cari at 505-350-8748 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTS SEPTEMBER 13. Contact Pastor Bo at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For children’s ministry, please open this link and fill out this registration form (one per child please):  https://docs.google.com/a/livingwateralamosa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform   
  • SUNDAY NURSERY is likely to start SEPTEMBER 13.  Please contact Melissa Haddican This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 
  • COMMUNITY GROUPS are starting in SEPTEMBER.  Please contact Pastor Bo if you are interested in starting a group or want to learn more about groups This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BUILDING USE

As we move into busier fall schedules and more ministries becoming active, it is important that everyone please check with the office (589-6351) before using the Sprung Building, Cross Building, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.  Please make sure you put your event or ministry on the calendar.  We want our buildings to be maximized for ministry but we don’t want any double bookings or misunderstandings, so please make sure you have a space reserved before you use it.  Additionally it is very important that after you use the space that you leave the room clean for the next ministry.  Our cleaning staff will be working hard to ensure clean rooms and spaces but we need everyone to help.  If you need guidelines or a list of cleaning responsibilities they will be available through the office. Thanks!

GUATEMALA 2021

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.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

We continue our Acts sermon series this Sunday.  We want to encourage you to wear a mask (we’ll have some on hand if you forget yours), and ask that you refrain from physical contact and keep some distance from others.  If you are sick please stay home and join us via the live stream of the service. 

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

We continue our Acts sermon series this Saturday.  Since May we’ve really been missing a good section of our church on Sunday mornings who really want to be with the Lord and church in person, but because they are vulnerable to the virus can’t participate freely in a setting where lots of people aren’t wearing masks. So Saturday night services are Mask Only.

Thanks for reading! 


May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you,

Pastor Jeron

Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:33

Dear Church Family and Friends

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Dear Church Family and Friends,

We’ve been able to serve a lot of people in our buildings this summer.  I’m so grateful!  From a Funeral on Monday, to this week’s recitals by the Sandie Wehe Music Studios to starting a Saturday night service in July, to a Movie Night by the Family Team to last week’s Global Leadership Summit to Vacation Bible School in late July to Eagle Lake Camp in early July to various ministries such as Reign Youth Group and Community Groups and Bible Studies it really hasn’t seemed all that different from other summers.  Obviously being one building down (we saw the Reign Building be dismantled in June along with the playground) we’ve had to be more flexible, but things have worked out! Whew! Lots of people have made this all possible. Thank you Jordan Curtis and team (Eagle Lake), Harley Kincannon and team (VBS) for stepping out in faith and having excellent outreach ministries for children!  Thanks Cliff and Cari for making it possible for the youth group to meet over the summer.  I especially want to thank Kenny and Rose Bertin for going the extra mile in working with and around all these ministries, both in tech and cleaning – your efforts have been noticed!  Also Pastor Luke and the worship team have had to adjust a lot (and clear the stage a lot) to make things happen – thank you! 

As we go into the Fall, let’s pray for God’s grace to be on our church.  May we be a like a shining city on the hill for Christ!  Would you please pray for all the ministries re-launching this Fall?  And if you are looking for a place to serve, here’s a partial list of ministries you can pray for or possibly help with:  Community Groups.  Project Growing Hope.  Homeschooling Groups.  Mothers of Preschoolers.  Anchored College Ministry.  Waves Bible Quizzing.  Tidal Waves Bible Study.  Reign Youth Group.  Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry.  Women’s Ministry Team.  Family Team.  Wednesday in the Word.  Men’s Prayer Breakfast.  Safety Team.  Projection Team.  Video Team.  Sound Team. 

New Building Construction is coming along great!  We will start to see some big changes soon as the floor will be poured and the building will actually start to be erected. What a great tool this will be for making much of Jesus and blessing our community!  Please continue to pray for the workers safety, for the work to be completed on time and under budget.  Please be praying for God to provide the finances needed over the coming years – even that we could be at place of being debt free!  Up to this point, by God’s grace, we are right on target in our fundraising goals and to meet our year one fundraising goal we are praying for $60,000 to be pledged or given over the next three months.  Please continue to pray for this endeavor!  We have informational folders in the lobby or you can visit https://www.bringinglifeproject.org/ 


Here’s some of the things that are happening at Living Water in the near future…

PLAYGROUND WORKDAY Saturday, August 22:  We are gearing up for playground re-installation.  Dirt is being brought in today and tomorrow.  Next week there will be plenty of small projects for you to help with (contact Pastor Greg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) leading up to a general playground workday on Saturday, August 22 where we hope to install most of the major equipment. 

WOMENS MINISTRY TEAM will meet on Sunday, August 30th at Carrol Park at 12:15 p.m. (weather permitting).  Geri Fleming is the new Ministry Team Director.  Please contact her if you are able to come or are interested in serving with the Women’s Ministry Team this Fall.

FALL PLANS

  • TEEN BIBLE QUIZZING has started. Contact Kris Culver 580-618-4076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CHILDREN’S BIBLE QUIZZING STARTS AUGUST 19.  Contact Rose Bertin at 588-6304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS STARTS SEPTEMBER 2.  Contact Alison Hickman at 321-356-4790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
  • REIGN YOUTH GROUP FALL LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 9.  Contact Cliff & Cari at 505-350-8748 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STARTS SEPTEMBER 13. Contact Pastor Bo at 719-529-1204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For children’s ministry, please open this link and fill out this registration form (one per child please):  https://docs.google.com/a/livingwateralamosa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKcvQV-Vi0u2bSAW_kcmCswbRnYR0FjOZvW08pQL7FYEIhDg/viewform   

BUILDING USE

As we move into busier fall schedules and more ministries becoming active, it is important that everyone please check with the office (589-6351) before using the Sprung Building, Cross Building, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.  Please make sure you put your event or ministry on the calendar.  We want our buildings to be maximized for ministry but we don’t want any double bookings or misunderstandings, so please make sure you have a space reserved before you use it.  Additionally it is very important that after you use the space that you leave the room clean for the next ministry.  Our cleaning staff will be working hard to ensure clean rooms and spaces but we need everyone to help.  If you need guidelines or a list of cleaning responsibilities they will be available through the office. Thanks!

Please pray for the SLV as schools are reopening and teachers, administrators and parents are trying to make it happen.  May everyone be given an extra measure of patience and strength in the days ahead. Let’s pray, and pray and pray some more for things to go as well as possible this Fall in relation to the kids and their education.  But let’s especially pray for a special time in our valley’s history to arise in the near future when many people will come to Christ.  May there be a revival of the Christians and may there be a harvest among the lost!


Pastor Jeron

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