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Readings, Announcements for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

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                    Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
>>>>   All Services have been suspended until further notice to guard public health    <<<<

Palm Hosanna
Palm Sunday April 5, 2020
                    Processional: John 12:12-19
First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm:  Psalm 118:19-29
Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 26:1 - 27:66
          1.  ILT devotional resources
3.   "The Daily Text" online

Wed. Lent #5, April 1 sermon,
I'll Be Back
written message posted here

                

THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Saturday April 4 9 AM - 11 AM -- Palm Branches available for pick up at the church parking lot.
Sunday April 5

    9:30 AM
Regular Sunday Services at LW have been suspended until further notice.
 
Church doors will be unlocked this Sunday from 8:30 - 11 AM
   Facebook Live:  scripture readings and a message
       The sermon audio recording will be posted:  
http://livingwordml.buzzsprout.com

Contact Pastor Lou if you have an additional ministry need.

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
     
Patty Fode (ILC friend), hospitalized after a stroke; and  the Fode family, at the death of her husband, Roy;
      Kiel (Michele Brinkert's brother)  & his young son), at the death of his father in law, Phil;
      Amanda H., mourning the loss of her companion, Andrew;
      Ila & family,
for comfort and peace at the loss of her brother, Hod ;
      Joyce R., at the loss of her daughter, Cindy, last week;
     
Paul & Kris, (ML Groc. Outlet) serving the community under stressful conditions;
      Sandy B., continued recovery from Graves Disease, temporal arteritis; & Paul (cancer immunotherapy);
     
Rev. Angel S. (friend of Pastor & Debbie in MN), 'close family member' hospitalized with very high fever;
      Michele B., SI joint instability causing back pain; PT postponed due to virus issues;
      Wyatt (great-grandson of Evie E.), 20 months old;  family concerned his rate of development may be lagging;
 
  Simon Rogers, healing from a vehicle accident near Grays Harbor continues; & for the
             anonymous caller who asked for prayers for his healing, strength, and courage for him and his family;
      
Friends and Family battling cancer:       

        Alice Fritz, began treatment for acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 24;
         Paul Blazer,
radiation & chemo completed; immunotherapy next phase of treatment;

         Delaine K., (Debbie's cousin), chemotherapy continues (breast cancer);
          Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer,  continues various treatments;
         Toni Smith (wife of Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
      
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
        
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
        Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece),  ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
        Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;        
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially Ila, Joyce R., Pr. Swanson, Ila S., the Hall family, Chuck G., Michele B., Laurie, Joan, Rev. Tilson,  Arvid;
    Those friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement and fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Fred Tucker, Olaf Moore, Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover,  Logan Hesse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark; 
   Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam and Brenna Moss;
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
esp. Kevin & Casey Hanson; Rachal & Jonathan P.; Caleb & Lexie
             -- and for those who would like to be;

   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
     --   for all the people working diligently to keep everyone as healthy as possible, keeping us supplied, treating the sick;
      --   Congratulations to Jonathan P., graduating US Army Basic Training Friday, April 3, 11 AM pacific time
(live stream);
     --   for all the people sewing fabric face masks for fire, police, medical, care facilities, and family members all over the PNW;
>>> Continued prayers for:
               -- Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Nancy Mahaney -- Jennifer (Boyer daughter, breast cancer) --  Jaime Garza -- Family & Friends of Rachel Lakoduk --  Dawn V. & Kaitlin V. --  Michelle --  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Sundae and Frank (Tom's niece) -- Don West -- Mary (Sharon's friend), & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest;   Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.

KEEPING CONNECTED
All previously scheduled services and activities at the church have been suspended, cancelled, or postponed.  Sadly, this includes our annual Palm Sunday Brunch.   Please watch your email box, the LW  Facebook page, and/or the LW website for notification of when we shall resume meeting together again.

. . . . .In the mean time:

  • Audio recordings of the weekly sermons are available to everyone on the Buzzsprout site.

  • Facebook users can join us for the Facebook LIVE broadcast on Sundays at 9:30 AM on the LW  FB page. 
    ("Like" our page if you have not yet done so!)   The link to the audio and LIVE videos of Sunday's sermons will be on the Living Word Facebook page.

  • Non-Facebook users can find the LIVE video recordings on the announcement web page once posted, Sunday afternoon or later;

  • Members without internet or email should receive a mailing each week with the announcements included.

  • The annual Palm Sunday Brunch will be rescheduled as a Spring Brunch when the coast is clear :)   

  • Palm Sunday palms:  The traditional palms for Palm Sunday have arrived and will be distributed on Saturday April 4 in the church parking lot from 9-11 AM -- to be displayed in your home -- in a window, hung on the front door, car window, etc.  As this article explains, any green branch will do for a display if palms are not available. "We may be physically isolated, but not separated.  We are united as the body of Christ."

  • If you would like a Sunday bulletin emailed to you prior to Sunday, please reply to this email and ask.

If you are firmly sheltered at home and have a need for food or supplies, please contact us and we can try to get it addressed -- shopping, other errands; there are people willing and able to help;
If you have another ministry need, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Lou and he can come to your home or meet at the church.


As You Are Sheltered In Place
Feeling isolated can be a problem for many people, and this is particularly true for the senior members of society.  If you are "busy" staying home to keep healthy, perhaps you can help lessen this isolation that has now increased for everyone.  It has been said that "every hand not shaken could be a phone call made."  That is a lot of phone calls, but making a call to someone who might not expect it -- people who would normally get a smile and a nod from you at church if we were together -- could go a long way to brighten someone's day (and yours!) -- just to say hello and keep that "mutual conversation and consolation of the saints" active in our community.  And pray for them.  Check your Member Directory for names and faces and numbers.  Thank you.


Agnus Day                 "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"
   
Matthew21v01to11_2020 covid Palm Sunday


Attendance last Sunday, 3/29/2020 -- 6

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Lent 5: Great Movie Lines for Lent -- Wednesday April 1, 2020

Text:    Exodus 20:2       I am the Lord your God.

Lenten Meditation Message:

           The line, "I'll be back," has become a favored phrase of actor/politician (former governor of California), Arnold Schwarzenegger.   The phrase became a mantra in many of his films and even was used as an inside joke in some of his later work.  It was first used in the first two Terminator movies.  In the first movie, Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg sent back from the future to kill Sarah Connor and her son.  The line comes from a scene where Connor and her son have fled to a police station to shelter from the cyborg.  The cyborg enters the police station and is told by the officers to leave.  He says "I'll be back" and moments later crashes into the police station in a car to get at his intended victims.

           In the second film, Schwarzenegger again plays a cyborg, but this time is sent back to save and protect Connor and her son from a different killer cyborg.  Schwarzenegger attempts to liberate Connor from a detention facility, is turned away, says "I'll be back," and returns moments later, crashing a truck into the building to free Connor and son.

           The question arises -- does "I'll be back" constitute a threat or a promise?  a good thing, or something to fear?  In the first movie it's a threat.  In the second, it's a promise.  So threat or promise depends on the intention of the speaker.

           Much the same can be said of God's opening salvo in the speaking of the Ten Commandments.  If God stood before you and said "I am the Lord your God," would that cause fear and terror on your part?  or would you say "Thank heavens you are here!" or some such positive affirmation?  As sinners before a holy God, "I am the Lord your God" would lead us to fear for our safety and expect eternal punishment and damnation.  We would be looking for a place to hide!

           But in Jesus Christ, who takes away the sins of the world, we have a Redeemer who turns our fear and terror into joy and comfort.  We no longer have anything to fear from the Holy One who stands before us and says "I am the Lord your God."  Jesus has made his true intent known to us.  He does not desire the death of sinners.  Jesus, the Son of God, came into the world not to condemn the world, but to save it.  He (Jesus) reveals the Father's true intention. We belong to him. We are redeemed.

           Incidentally, the phrase "I'll be back" was spoken by Jesus, too.  He promised to return and he is coming soon, but on his timeline.  Again, this is nothing to fear when we are in Christ.

           So, fear not -- "I am the Lord your God" and "I'll be back" are good news!
          
            Pastor Lou
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Readings, Announcements for March 29, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
>>>>   All Services have been suspended until further notice to guard public health    <<<<

Lazarus Brick Testament
Lent 5 March 29, 2020
First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm:  Psalm 130
Second Reading: Romans 8:1-11
Gospel Lesson:  John 11:1-45 (46-53)
Sermon audio  recording for
Sunday, March  22:
the Light Shines in the Darkness
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Wed. Lent #4, March 25,
Man does not Live by Bread Alone
written message posted here
           
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday March 29

    9:30 AM
Regular Sunday Services at LW have been suspended until further notice.
 
Church doors will be unlocked this Sunday from 8:30 - 11 AM
   Facebook Live:  scripture readings and a message
       The sermon audio recording will be posted:  
http://livingwordml.buzzsprout.com
Contact Pastor Lou if you have an additional ministry need.
Tuesday Ladies' Bible Study has been suspended until further notice.
Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper and Holden Evening Prayer Services have been cancelled.
     -- No Wednesday Bible Study during Lent; we hope to resume after Easter
            for Mark (part 2).

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
   
Kiel (Michele Brinkert's brother)  & his young son), at the death of his father in law, Phil (flu?);
   Amanda H., mourning the loss of her companion, Andrew (heart attack),
    Hod, (Ila's brother) & Ila & family,
for comfort and peace during his final weeks in hospice care; ;
      
Joyce R., at the loss of her daughter, Cindy, this week;
  
Evie, recovering from the shingles;
    Artis B.,  for relief from bone-on-bone arthritic pain in her right leg; doctors scheduled in March;
       Paul B., during his continuing cancer treatments (immunotherapy next);
       Sandy B., continued recovery from Graves Disease and temporal arteritis;
  
Michele B., SI joint instability causing back pain; PT postponed due to virus issues;
    Wyatt (great-grandson of Evie E.), 20 months old;  family concerned his rate of development may be lagging;

Simon Rogers, victim of a vehicle accident near Grays Harbor, continues in medically induced coma for healing;
            & for the anonymous caller who asked for prayers for healing, strength, and courage for him and his family;
      
Friends and Family battling cancer:       

     Alice F., began treatment for acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 24;
      Paul Bl*zer,
radiation & chemo completed; immunotherapy next phase of treatment;

      Delaine K., (Debbie's cousin), chemotherapy continues (breast cancer);  checking liver function this week;
          Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer,  continues various treatments;
      Toni Sm*th (wife of Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
   
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
     
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
      Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece),  ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
      Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;      
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially Pr. Swanson, Ila S., the Hall family, Chuck G., Michele B., Laurie, Joan, Rev. Tilson,  Arvid;
    Those friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement and fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Fred Tucker, Olaf Moore, Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover,  Logan Hesse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark; 
Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam and Brenna Moss;
Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
esp. Kevin & Casey Hanson; Rachal & Jonathan P.; Caleb & Lexie -- and for those who would like to be;
Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
   --   for all the medical professionals working diligently to keep everyone as healthy as possible, and treat the sick;
      --   for grocery store checkers and stockers on the job during panic buying days; truckers and warehouse workers;
     --   Congratulations to Gage Garza, completed the program at Perry Tech and ready to hit the job market!

>>> Continued prayers for:
             -- Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Nancy Mahaney -- Jennifer (Boyer daughter, breast cancer) --  Jaime Garza -- Family & Friends of Rachel Lakoduk --  Dawn V. & Kaitlin V. --  Michelle --  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Sundae and Frank (Tom's niece) -- Don West -- Mary (Sharon's friend), & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest;   Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.

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Services at Living Word Suspended: Public Health
All remaining Lenten soup suppers, Holden Evening Prayer services, Sunday Services, and Bible studies previously scheduled at the church have been suspended, cancelled, or postponed.  Please watch your email box, the LW Facebook page or website for notification of when we shall resume.
The Palm Sunday Brunch will likewise not take place on Palm Sunday but we will reschedule a Spring Brunch when the coast is clear :)

A last minute Facebook Live sermon received good reviews last week in spite of poor video quality due to being  an experimental first-time effort; we will try doing it again this Sunday at approx 9:30 AM.  There are currently no plans to live stream an entire church service; readings are linked above and the sermon audio recordings will continue to be posted at the
Buzzsprout site.  If you would like a Sunday bulletin emailed to you prior to Sunday, please reply to this email and ask.
If you are stuck at home and have a need, please contact us and we can get it addressed -- shopping, other errands; there are people willing and able to help;
If you have another ministry need, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Lou and he can come to your home or meet at the church to take care of it.


As You Are Sheltered In Place
Feeling isolated can be a problem for many people, and this is particularly true for the senior members of society.  But it is being felt even more strongly now as public gatherings and even visits have been ruled unsafe for them.  If you are "busy" staying home to keep healthy, perhaps you can help lessen this isolation that has now increased for everyone.  It has been said that "every hand not shaken could be a phone call made."  That is a lot of phone calls, but making a couple of calls each week, or each day, to people/members who might not expect it -- people who would normally get a smile and a nod from you at church if we were together -- could go a long way to brighten someone's day (and yours!) -- just to say hello and keep that most important 5th Means of Grace active in our congregation and community, the "mutual conversation and consolation of the saints."  And pray for them.  Check your Member Directory for names and faces and numbers.  Thank you.


Basic Training Graduation Day
Jonathan Pinkerton will graduate from US Army Basic Training on April 3, at Fort Sill, (Lawton), Oklahoma.   Please continue to keep him and the family in your prayers during this time of separation during uncertain times.


Agnus Day                 "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"
   
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Attendance last Sunday, 3/22/2020 -- 5     *   Wednesday Lenten supper and service: cancelled
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Lent 4: Great Movie Lines for Lent: Wednesday March 25

Text:    Matthew 4:4 -- Man does not live by bread alone.

Lenten Meditation Message:

           In keeping with the original planned theme for our Lenten series this year --  great movie lines -- there is a line from the movie Gone with the Wind that we should highlight.  The scene is the last scene before the intermission in the movie.  The South has been devastated, Atlanta has been burned, fallen to Sherman and the Northern Army.  It is dusk and as Atlanta is burning, the sky a brilliant orange in the background,  Scarlett returns to the family plantation in grief, hunger, and despair.  She finds herself in the remains of the family garden, falls to her knees, and digs a carrot with her bare hands.  She rubs the dirt off the carrot and eats it.  Her hunger is such that she writhes in pain.  She rises, shakes her fist at the heavens and vows,  "As God is my witness, I will never be hungry again..."
           We live in trying times, sheltering from the raging storm of coronavirus, under the decrees of government trying to do their best in unknown circumstances.  We are told not to gather -- even for the Word of God.  And so hunger is rising.  A hunger for the Word.  A hunger for solace and comfort.  A hunger for fellowship.  A hunger for life as it was and as it will be.
           In these times, do not neglect the Word of God.  Do what you can.  Read, listen to music, stay in touch with friends and family;  care for one another.  Hold fast to who you are and remember particularly Whose you are.  Keep the hunger at bay.

           Remember, there are at least 5 ways God graces his people with his Word:

  1. You are baptized -- you belong to God.  A sheep of his flock.

  2. Remember to forgive as you  have been forgiven.  Sins do not belong on you anymore.  Remind others that their sins are forgiven; their sins do not have to belong on them anymore.

  3. Listen for the still small voice of the Word of God.  Scripture, smart phones, computers, radio, TV -- there are so many ways to continue to hear the Word.

  4. Communion in these times is difficult, but if need be, give me a call ...

  5. Mutual conversation and consolation -- fellowship.  Find ways to communicate outside our most intimate circles.  While not the same as personal encounters, phones and other media can keep us more in contact than at any other time in  history.  Face-to-face fellowship will return, and we will not neglect to gather together (Hebrews 10:25).  Prayer, praise, and thanksgiving can always be given to the Lord of all things.

           I miss our gathering.  I miss our worshipping.  But fasting for a time makes the coming feast all the sweeter.  "Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of God."   --Deuteronomy 8:3b.
           Remember Whose you are and never suffer from a famine of the Word.  Pray, praise, and give thanks.

           To the glory of God,
            Pastor Lou
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Readings, announcements for March 22, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
>>>>   All Services have been suspended until further notice to guard public health    <<<<

jesus-heals
Lent 4 March 22, 2020
First Reading: Isaiah 42:14-21
Psalm:  Psalm 142
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel Lesson:  John 9:1-41
Sermon recording for
Sunday, March  15, Pastor Lou:
I'm Thirsty!

Wed. Lent #3, March 18,
 Service was Cancelled
               
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday March 22
Sunday Services at LW have been suspended until further notice.
     A sermon will be posted:  
http://livingwordml.buzzsprout.com
   Contact the pastor if you have a ministry need.
Tuesday Ladies' Bible Study has been suspended until further notice.
Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper and Holden Evening Prayer Services have been cancelled.

 -- No Wednesday Bible Study during Lent; we hope to resume after Easter
            for Mark (part 2).

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
     
Hod, (Ila's brother) & Ila & family, for comfort and peace during his final weeks in hospice care; ;
      
Joyce R., at the loss of her daughter, Cindy, this week;
      Kris E., (member), for "wisdom, that doors would open," and that she "would hear His voice and know the
            right choice to make" regarding an unstated situation she is facing;

      Evie, suffering with a tough bout of the shingles;
      Artis B.,  for relief from bone-on-bone arthritic pain in her right leg; doctors scheduled in March;
       Paul B., during his continuing cancer treatments (immunotherapy next);
       Sandy B., continued recovery from Graves Disease and temporal arteritis;
     
Michele B., that her back pain is from SI joint instability and not from bulged disks;
      Wyatt (great-grandson of Evie E.), 20 months old;  family concerned his rate of development may be lagging;
 
  Simon Rogers, victim of a vehicle accident near Grays Harbor, continues in medically induced coma for healing;
            & for the anonymous caller who asked for prayers for healing, strength, and courage for him and his family;
      
Friends and Family battling cancer:       

        Alice Fritz, began treatment for acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 24;
         Paul Blazer,
radiation & chemo completed; immunotherapy next phase of treatment;

         Delaine K., (Debbie's cousin), chemotherapy has begun (breast cancer);
          Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer,  continues various treatments;
         Toni Smith (wife of Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
      
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
        
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
        Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece),  ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
        Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;        
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially Pr. Swanson, Ila S., the Hall family, Chuck G., Michele B., Laurie, Joan, Rev. Tilson,  Arvid;
    Those friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement and fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Fred Tucker, Olaf Moore, Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover,  Logan Hesse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark; 
   Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam and Brenna Moss;
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
esp. Kevin & Casey Hanson; Rachal & Jonathan P.; Caleb & Lexie -- and for those who would like to be;
   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
     --   for all the medical professionals working diligently to keep everyone as healthy as possible, and treat the sick;
      --   for grocery store checkers and stockers on the job during panic buying days; truckers and warehouse workers;
     --   Congratulations to Gage Garza, completed the program at Perry Tech and ready to hit the job market!

>>> Continued prayers for:
               -- Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Nancy Mahaney -- Jennifer (Boyer daughter, breast cancer) --  Jaime Garza -- Family & Friends of Rachel Lakoduk --  Dawn V. & Kaitlin V. --  Michelle --  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Sundae and Frank (Tom's niece) -- Don West -- Mary (Sharon's friend), & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest;   Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.

Services at Living Word Suspended for the Sake of Public Health
All remaining Lenten soup suppers, Holden Evening Prayer services, Sunday Services, and Bible studies previously scheduled at the church have been suspended, cancelled, or postponed as of 3/17/2020.  Please watch your email box, the LW Facebook page or website for notification of when we shall resume.  The Palm Sunday Brunch will likewise not take place on Palm Sunday but we will reschedule a Spring Brunch when the coast is clear :)   There are currently no plans to live stream an entire church service each week but the readings are linked above and the sermons will continue to be posted at the Buzzsprout site.  If you would like a Sunday bulletin emailed to you, please reply to this email and we can do that.  If you have a ministry need, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Lou and he can come to your home or meet at the church to take care of it.


Basic Training Graduation Day
Jonathan Pinkerton will graduate from US Army Basic Training on April 3, at Fort Sill, (Lawton), Oklahoma.   Rachel had hoped to travel to Oklahoma to be there for the graduation but will have to settle for watching via the internet.  Congratulations and greetings may be sent to him before March 23 at:    PFC Jonathan Pinkerton, E Battery 1st Battalion 40th Field Artillery, 6050 NE Rothwell Street,  Fort Sill, OK  73503 
   (New address coming soon, once he is moved to his next post.)

Agnus Day                 "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"
 
Social-Distancing-2020


Attendance last Sunday, 3/15/2020 -- 29     *   Wednesday Holden Eve. Prayer, 3/18/2020 -- no service
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Readings and Announcements for March 15, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
        Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway, Moses Lake

Come let us sing Ps 95
Lent 3 March 15, 2020
First Reading: Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm:  Psalm 95:1-9
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-8
Gospel Lesson:  John 4:5-26 (27-30, 39-42)
Sermon recording for
Sunday, March 8, Pastor Lou:
Help Our Unbelief

Wed. Lent #2, March 11,
Pastor Walter Klockers:

What if there is no Tomorrow?
               
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday March 15
Sunday Service --   9:00 AM, 
        coffee and goodies in the fellowship hall after the service; 
Monday March 16 Quarterly Member Meeting,  (POSTPONED)
Tuesday March 17 Ladies' Bible Study -- 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the fellowship hall
Wednesday March 18 Lenten Soup Supper - 6:00 PM
Holden Evening Prayer Service -- 7:00 PM, 
      Message from Fr. Brent Tilson, St. Martin's Episcopal Church
  -- No Wednesday Bible Study during Lent; join us after Easter for Mark (pt 2).

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
     Community members at higher risk for any virual infection; and those with concern for others;

      Kris E., (member), for "wisdom, that doors would open," and that she "would hear His voice and know the
            right choice to make" regarding an unstated situation she is facing;

      Evie, suffering with a tough bout of the shingles;
      Hod, (Ila's brother), that his heart stabilizes well enough for cancer surgery;
       Artis B.,  for relief from bone-on-bone arthritic pain in her right leg; doctors scheduled in March;
       Paul B., during his continuing cancer treatments (immunotherapy next);
       Sandy B., continued recovery from Graves Disease and temporal arteritis;
     
Michele B., that her back pain is from SI joint instability and not from bulged disks;
      Wyatt (great-grandson of Evie E.), 20 months old;  family concerned his rate of development may be lagging;
 
  Simon Rogers, victim of a vehicle accident near Grays Harbor, continues in medically induced coma for healing;
            & for the anonymous caller who asked for prayers for healing, strength, and courage for him and his family;
      
Friends and Family battling cancer:       

        Alice Fritz, began treatment for acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 24;
         Paul Blazer,
radiation & chemo completed; immunotherapy next phase of treatment;

         Delaine K., (Debbie's cousin), chemotherapy has begun (breast cancer);
          Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer,  continues various treatments;
         Toni Smith (wife of Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
      
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
        
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
        Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece),  ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
        Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;        
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially Pr. Swanson, Ila S., the Hall family, Chuck G., Michele B., Laurie, Joan, Rev. Tilson,  Arvid;
    Those friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement and fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Fred Tucker, Olaf Moore, Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover,  Logan Hesse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark; 
   Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam and Brenna Moss;
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
esp. Kevin & Casey Hanson, Rachal & Jonathan P. , Caleb & Lexie-- and for those who would like to be;
   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
    --  
Karin, (Grethe's sister in Norway) -- cancer removed during surgery; recovering nicely;
      --   for all the medical professionals working diligently to keep everyone as healthy as possible, and treat the sick;
           and for grocery store checkers and stockers on the job during crazy buying days;

>>> Continued prayers for:
               -- Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Nancy Mahaney -- Jennifer (Boyer daughter, breast cancer) --  Jaime Garza -- Family & Friends of Rachel Lakoduk --  Dawn V. & Kaitlin V. --  Michelle --  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Sundae and Frank (Tom's niece) -- Don West -- Mary (Sharon's friend), & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest;   Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.

Services During These Times
With so many activities being cancelled during this coronavirus season, many have asked about Sunday church services, Wednesday Lenten suppers and services, and pastoral visits.  Pastor Lou will continue to hold regular services at Living Word unless or until he is told he cannot.  Please make yourself aware of the precautions that you might take when coming together as a group, and for the sake of some of our members with a few extra years, please do not attend if you are feeling under the weather or have a dry cough.   This week is a non-communion Sunday.  Pastor Lou has posted a note about the church service schedule during this time, which was also sent by email.  Living Word sermons are posted online, available for 90 days,   as quickly as I can get them up there. 

Quarterly Member Meeting
President Curtis Robillard has called for the meeting scheduled for March 16 to be postponed to an as yet undetermined date.

Season of Lent
Wednesday Lenten Services -- Host Church:  Living Word (all Wednesday suppers and services are at Living Word this year).
     March  18, 25 and April 1 :   Soup and Bread supper (6:00 PM) followed by  Holden Evening Prayer Service  (7:00 PM).     Together with Immanuel Lutheran and St. Martin's Episcopal Churches.  Please join us for this time of fellowship as the community prepares for Holy Week and the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter   Sunday!        

Basic Training Graduation Day
Jonathan Pinkerton will graduate from US Army Basic Training on April 3, at Fort Sill, (Lawton), Oklahoma.   Rachel had hoped to travel to Oklahoma to be there for the graduation but will have to settle for watching via the internet.  Congratulations and greetings may be sent to him before March 23 at:    PFC Jonathan Pinkerton, E Battery 1st Battalion 40th Field Artillery, 6050 NE Rothwell Street,  Fort Sill, OK  73503 
   (New address coming soon, once he is moved to his next post.)

Agnus Day                 "Agnus Day appears with the permission of  www. agnusday. org"
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Attendance last Sunday, 3/8/2020 -- 45     *   Wednesday Holden Eve. Prayer, 3/11/2020 -- 51
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Coronavirus Advisory re: Services at Living Word

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR:

3.13.2020

A few quick thoughts on the current situation --

           Should we or should we not?

           Now that the UN and governments around the world have deemed the coronavirus outbreak sufficiently serious to declare it a pandemic, all people and communities should carefully consider their options in their continuing life and operations.  Options can be everything from self=-quarantine and minimal contact with the public to continuing with stand procedures.

           Historically, the Christian church, as the body of Christ, has ministered through many such events.  In Roman times it was recognized that Christians, because they did not flee pestilence, decreased the severity of many outbreaks and helped people survive by providing needed care and comfort when others lost their heads and fled.  Luther and his colleagues continued teaching and caring in Wittenberg in 1527 as the city suffered an outbreak of plague.  He took seriously the call of a shepherd to (if need be) die for his sheep.  He and his staff suffered no losses in that outbreak, but set an inspirational example of providing care in dire circumstances.  The current coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is nowhere near as serious as many examples from historical circumstances, but that is no excuse to minimize the threat, or not  take seriously our response to it.

           Pending further developments, the regularly scheduled services at Living Word will go on as scheduled.  I will be additionally cautious and circumspect about my calls to shut-ins, or people who may have compromised health, and I would ask the congregation to be likewise circumspect. 

           I ask everyone to consider your callings, remember Whose you are, and above all, pray to the Lord of healing.

        Lenten Blessings,

     Pastor Lou

           Pastor Lou Hesse

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Readings, announcements for March 8, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
        Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway, Moses Lake

HelpComesfrom the Lord
Lent 2 March 8, 2020
First Reading: Genesis 12:1-9
Psalm:  Psalm 121
Second Reading: Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Gospel Lesson:  John 3:1-17
Sermon recording for
March 1:
He's Got Us Covered

and Wed. Lent #1, March 4:
It's a Gift
               
THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Saturday March 7 Set your clocks AHEAD an hour before going to bed ...
Sunday March 8
Sunday Service --   9:00 AM,   with the Lord's Supper;
        coffee and goodies in the fellowship hall after the service; 
Tuesday March 10 Ladies' Bible Study -- 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the fellowship hall
Wednesday March 11 Lenten Soup Supper - 6:00 PM
Holden Evening Prayer Service -- 7:00 PM, 
                Message from Pastor Klockers of Immanuel Lutheran Church
  -- No Wednesday Bible Study during Lent; join us after Easter for Mark (part 2).

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
      Kris E., (new member), for "wisdom, that doors would open," and that she "would hear His voice and know the
            right choice to make" regarding an unstated situation she is facing;

      Evie, suffering with another tough bout of the shingles;
      Hod, (Ila's brother), that his heart stabilizes well enough for cancer surgery;
       Artis B.,  for relief from bone-on-bone arthritic pain in her right leg; doctors scheduled in March;
       Paul B., during his continuing cancer treatments via immunotherapy next;
       Sandy B., continued recovery from Graves Disease and temporal arteritis;
     
Michele B., that her back pain is from SI joint instability and not from bulged disks;
      Wyatt (great-grandson of Evie E.), 20 months old;  family concerned his rate of development may be lagging;
 
   Judy (Charlene's daughter), watching a small a lump on her leg; no biopsy yet;
      
Gordon E. at Brookstone Hearthstone;     
       Joyce R.,
as she moves to Columbia Crest for some nursing care;
      Evie E., Arlene L., Joe M., Charlene, & Lillian --  for the 'not so good' days;
       Simon R., victim of a vehicle accident near Grays Harbor, continues in medically induced coma for healing;
            & for the anonymous caller who asked for prayers for healing, strength, and courage for him and his family;
      
Friends and Family battling cancer:       

       Karin, (Grethe's sister in Norway);
         Alice F., began treatment for acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 24;
         Paul B.,
radiation & chemo completed; immunotherapy next phase of treatment;

         Delaine K., (Debbie's cousin), chemotherapy has begun (breast cancer);
          Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer,  continues various treatments;
         Toni S. (wife of Pastor Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
      
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
        
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
        Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece),  ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
        Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;        
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially Pr. Swanson, Ila S., the Hall family, Chuck G., Michele B., Laurie, Joan, Rev. Tilson,  Arvid;
    Those friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement and fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Fred Tucker, Olaf Moore, Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover,  Logan Hesse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark; 
   Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam and Brenna Moss;
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
esp. Kevin & Casey Hanson, Rachal & Jonathan P. -- and for those who would like to be;
   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
    --  
Paul B. has "rung the bell," -- completed his radiation and chemo treatments; immunotherapy will follow;
      --   ML police dog, K9 Chief, is back home after being shot last week on duty;  one damaged eye was removed;
      --   for Joe M.'s brother, Eric, doing much better emotionally/mentally and seeking the Lord;
>
>> Continued prayers for:
               -- DeAnne (Deb's mom) --  Jaime Garza -- Family & Friends of Rachel Lakoduk --  Dawn V. & Kaitlin V. --  Michelle --  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) --   Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Nancy Mahaney -- Jennifer (Boyer daughter, breast cancer) --  Marla --  June & Elvis Swisher & grandson Jeff --  Alice --  Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Marilyn Moore -- Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Sundae and Frank (Tom's niece) -- Don West -- Ken W, (son in law of Harold & Joyce Boy*r), cancer -- Mary (Sharon's friend), Gordon, & Joyce at Brookdale/Hearthstone; & Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.


Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday!
Don't forget to set your clocks AHEAD an hour on Saturday night, March 7, or you could miss the whole service on Sunday morning!   If you do happen to forget and arrive at the church only to realize what happened, come on in for the coffee and fellowship time anyway.  (Hey, it's happened!  I won't name names ...)   :)


Season of Lent
Wednesday Lenten Services -- Host Church:  Living Word (all Wednesday suppers and services are at Living Word this year).
     March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 :   Soup and Bread supper (6:00 PM) followed by  Holden Evening Prayer Service  (7:00 PM).     Together with Immanuel Lutheran and St. Martin's Episcopal Churches.  Please join us for this time of fellowship as the community prepares for Holy Week and the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter   Sunday!  
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Quarterly Member Meeting
March 16,  7:00 PM,  in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Curtis, Don, Debbie or Ruth to add something to the agenda.

Attendance last Sunday, 3/1/2020 -- 58 *  Wednesday, 3/4/2020 -- 75 est.