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Please join us for 8:45  and 11:00 Sunday Worship Services, live-streamed or to view previous services, please click the link below to find the YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@lwlc

Memory Verse for March, 2023 

    8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

                                                                     Romans 8:1-2

Easter Flower Order Forms will be available in the 
   Main Sanctuary Hallway.
Please fill out forms and place in offering plates
or leave on the secretery's desk.

Easter Flowers are Daffodils, White Lilies and Tulips.
Flowers should placed
no later than 26 March. 
Please remember to put your phone number &
check # on the form.

                 Blessings for Easter!

Happy Easter, Everyone!
      Living Water will be hosting an
Easter Breakfast between Worship services on Easter morning.  
   Pancakes/syrup, biscuits & gravy and milk will be provided.
                We will need more options: fruit/fruit bowls,
muffins, egg casseroles, juices and
gluten-free options.
 There is a sign-up board in the hallway. 
Mulch Project Help Needed           
 We are having mulch delivered the week of March 20 at 9:30.
Chris Cowell is bringing his tractor/bucket to deliver the mulch to various locations so all that is needed is a group of 10 people to spread the mulch around in the flower beds. Help us get this done quickly by bringing a garden rake and gloves and a couple hours of your time to get the property ready for Easter!
Thank you for whatever time you can donate!

Please RSVP to Kim Moore 937-305-3959.  
Make plans now to attend the NALC Faith Formation Festival in May.
Saturday, May 6, we'll meet in convocation with our sisters and brothers in Christ from North American Lutheran Church congregations in Ohio.
The previous day, there will be a gathering dealing with youth and family ministry issues. I'm going on Saturday and would love to
have a good contingent of Living Water folks present.
You can find registration forms in the main building of the church. Thanks! -Pastor Mark
 Calling all Parishioners of Living Water...


We have a call for help with Altar Guild, to help with Ushering and Serving Communion during Worship services.

Thank you & blessings for your assistance!
Please contact Marilyn Kellar  mkellar@woh.rr.com  
Community Toddler Time
Sessions are on Wednesdays:
9:30am - 10:45am OR 11:00am - 12:15pm 

We will not hold Toddler Time on:  5 & 12 April.
The last Toddler Time will be 17 May, 2023, for summer break.

To find our weekly Sign-Up page go to: https://signup.com/go/yopfhyC
For more info, please email Chris Schultz at chrisschultz726@gmail.com
 Saturday, 3/18, Kindness Outreach will occur at 11:30am (instead of the usual 10:30). 
Meet in the MOC for instructions and prayer. The outreach will involve taking hot chocolate to the youth Lacrosse games at Hazelwood Park in Springboro.
Special Easter Kindness Outreach on April 8
  At Christmas time Living Water provided gifts to the residents of Cedarview Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Lebanon. 
We will return on April 8 with a special Easter Treat for each resident. 
Please consider donating a new small stuff animal (10 - 15 inches) for the residents in the special care unit or a bag of individually packaged Easter candy. 
Plan on taking part in distributing the Easter treats at Cedarview at 10:30, 8 April.

    Prayer Vigil Sign Up Information

The next prayer vigil will happen on April 7 and 8

Friday, April 7 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm and on
Saturday, April 8, from 5:00am to 8:00am.

You can come to the Sanctuary (or the prayer room) in the
Main Building for quiet prayer.

If you’re unable to participate in the Vigil during those hours, we ask you to commit to praying at home overnight at some point between Friday 11:00pm until Saturday until 5:00am.

We’re asking folks to sign up for one half-hour shifts during the Vigil so that the praying will go on constantly for the entire
twelve hours.

Multiple people can sign up for individual shifts.

"Prayer Helps" will be available and will be sent as a Special Edition of The Wave to every household.

Someone from the congregation will be present in the building when you arrive to pray. So, you’ll never be alone, although we are asking that in both the Sanctuary or in the Prayer Room, unless you’re praying in tandem with someone else, that silence be maintained during the vigil as much as possible.

UPDATED: Prayer Vigil Sign Up Information

There was an error in the links we provided to sign up for the prayer vigil. Please click the button below to use the updated link to sign up. You can choose in-person prayer times or at home prayer times after you click the link. God Bless!

Prayer Vigil Signup

People who have participated in past Vigils have talked about how meaningful it has been for them spending time in concentrated, silent prayer

Sundays Adult Study Small Group at 10:00 am in the MOC
will begin a study of "God's Law & Gospel" 

You can view Pr. Mark's Adult Study School introduction on-line at
 Handbells will be played during 8:45am Worship  Services on:    

        Maundy Thursday, 6 April at 7pm Devotional service and
                Sunday, 16 April at 8:45 Worship service, 

Thank you & blessings!

1st Communion Classes are on Sundays at 1:00pm 
in the Conference Room with Pr. Mark. 
Classes are intended for students 2nd grade and older who have not received their 1st Communion. 

Easter Sunday, 9 April at the 11:00am Worship service
Children in this class will prepare to receive the
Sacrament for the first time. 
Please contact Trish Vulgamore at tvmore@outlook.com or 937-441-6876 or Pr. Mark with questions. 

Lenten Soup Suppers will be on the:
 22nd & 29th of March, at 6:00pm in the MOC.
Devotional Service will be held in the Main Sanctuary at 6:45pm.
A sign-up board is in the Sanctuary hallway.
Or you can call the Church Office & Leave a Voice Mail at 937-949-9623, please leave your name and specify which Wed. you will bring which food, and what kind of food you will be providing. 
Please specify what kind of soup you will be bringing. Please consider our Gluten-Free sisters & brothers by marking each dish as such. 
You are also welcome to bring breads or desserts to accompany the soups and please bring your own dishes and silverware, if possible, to help reduce waste.
Thank you!  

                    North American Lutheran Church

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The 2023 Lenten Devotional, "Loved and Freed," is now available from the North American Lutheran Church! As we enter the ancient season of Lent,
we are invited to walk with Jesus through His journey of sacrifice and triumph, from His baptism to His crucifixion and finally to His resurrection on Easter Sunday, where we find ultimate love and freedom.

Learn more about all the ways you can access this devotional, including the downloadable print version, as well as daily website posts, emails, texts, podcasts, and Facebook videos: 
thenalc.org/lent #Lent2023

Future Dates To Remember:
6 April 2023 - Maundy Thursday Devotional Service 7:00pm
         in the Sanctuary
7 April 2023 - Good Friday Devotional Service 7:00pm
         in the Sanctuary

Good Friday -  Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil to be announced
9 April 2023 - Easter Sunday 8:45 & 11:00 in the MOC

Family Fun and Fellowship Sundays Meet us in the MOC at 12:15
26 March at 12:15 - Preparing for Holy Week
30 April at 12:15 - Celebrating our Students
28 May 28 at 12:15 - Play at the Park
25 June at 12:15 - Theme TBD

Please contact Trish Vulgamore at
tvmore@outlook.com or 937-441-6876 for details. with questions.

 2023 New Member Classes!!
If you are interested in exploring what it means to be a member of Living Water Lutheran Church? Want to know more about what Lutheran Christians believe? Pastor Mark will be teaching a new members class soon.
It's a five-session class. If you think you'd be interested, 
contact the church office to give your best days and times to gather. 
Contact secretary@livingwaterlutheran.us or call the church office and leave a message on voicemail 937-949-9623.

 Our Facebook Live Bible study has begun on 17 Jan. 2023!
Our studies, as was true last year, will take place
LIVE on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 9:00PM.

(With exceptions for last-minute developments, of course.) 
You'll be able to find it here: 


We'll be looking at the Old Testament book of Ezekiel.
Join us for a study of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, live on Facebook, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM ET. The QR Code below will take you to the feed where the studies appear.

Slightly edited versions will later be parked here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkDaniels1517/featured.
(The latter site is also where I'm parking all the online studies done since the start of the pandemic. Not everything is there yet, but I'll keep at it.)
Until we start our study, you might want to read the book of Ezekiel, jot down your questions and insights. (I'll do the same thing.) -Pastor Mark

You can also view all past & current studies at studies at markdaniels.blogspot.com

Our next Upcoming Living Water
Blood Drive Donation is on

10 April 2023 - Monday

4:00pm-8:00pm in the MOC

The next Blood Drive dates are:
5 June, 2023 - Monday
10 August, 2023 - Thursday
22 November, 2023 - Wednesday

Lydia’s Mission 

A trip is being planned from August 27th - September 8th, leaving out of Cincinnati 
The cost is $ 2,900 which includes the airfare.
It is being led by Les Barnett, a Lydia’s Mission board member living here in Centerville.
For more information, please contact
Pam Charas (937) 434-0993
Friends of The Castle 

                               CANS ARE NEEDED. GFS IS A GOOD SOURCE FOR PURCHASES.
Prayers of the Church
Third Sunday in Lent
12 March, 2023

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Sustaining God, renew us in the gift of Baptism. Throughout this Lenten journey may Your promise of new life in Christ move us to repentance and transformation. Cleanse our hearts, strengthen our faith, and keep us faithful to the covenant of Baptism. Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Heavenly Father, Help us to ignore the false teaching of the world’s religious systems that lies to us by the way of salvation. Constantly teach us that we are saved from sin and death solely by Your grace through the faith in the crucified and risen Jesus that You give to us through Your Word and Sacrament. Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Mighty God, strengthen us as brothers and sisters in Your church, so that we may joyfully obey Your will. Strengthen and bless those who preach, teach, and shepherd congregations. Keep them faithful to Your Word so that they may diligently speak your truth to the flocks to which you have called them to serve. Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

God of righteousness, You call Your people to strive for justice and peace in all the world, following the example of our Lord, Jesus. Grant wisdom and compassion to all in authority, that they may govern with justice and equity. Raise up faithful servants who will serve as peacemakers in the places where violence and war is a daily reality, and shape us to be those who bear peace in our ordinary daily interactions. Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Heavenly Father, hold in Your tender care all those who suffer in any way – physically, emotionally or spiritually. Strengthen and support caregivers and medical professionals that they may act with compassion and minister with technical skill. We pray especially for Bob Lillie, Lou Gabbard, Brady Willman, Jenny Schultz, Lynne Collins, Cliff, Barbara Benkner, Marge Lingo, Klara Vajna, Georgeann Smith, Robert Winslow, Connie Compton, Ron Meyer, Steve Rabolt, Jennifer Dowell, Ryan Ramsey, Tim Tehan, Bob Hoff, “Bill”, Pastor Phil Gagnon, Phyllis Potts, John and Maryanne Thulin, Vicky Peters, Georgia Bennington, Ellen Prasse, Ava Connerty, Aaron, Joshua, Pastor Chuck and Clara Beckett, Alicia, Shirley Parsons, Linda Spangler, Gladys Fuller, Eric Walker, Bob Atkins, Jim Conerty, and Pastor Jody Becker. Let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


             St. Vincent's Central Kitchen  
                                                                                       Formerly MVWCenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Called To Care
                                          UPWARD SPORTS
Whole Truth Ministries 

For more information please contact the Church Secretary at secretary@livingwaterlutheran.us    
The Ohio Mission Region (North American Lutheran Church) Convocation will be happening on May 6. The district convocation is part of that.
I’ve been asked to serve as dean of the Southwest Ohio Mission District.

These are important and fun groups to work with.
If you or someone you know might have an interest in serving or would like more information, see or call Pr. Mark.
Thank you


Council Meeting Minutes - February 2023

1)  Please mark your calendars for our spring Congregational Meeting, which will take place on April 16th between services. 
2) Living Water will be hosting a breakfast on Easter Sunday, 
April 9th, between services, which will include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and muffins.  We will be posting sign-ups for those willing to bring additional food for the breakfast.  
3)  The Convocation for the Ohio Mission District of the NALC will take place on
May 6th.  Additional details will be forthcoming. 


December and January Report

•Living Water Church volunteers provided Christmas gift bags to members of The Friends of the Castle ministry.

•Living Water Church Knitwits provided infant hats to the Dream Center ministry in East Dayton.

•Living Water Church was a supporter of the Christmas Gift Shop for families of Chevy Chase. 

•A $2,200 donation was made to India Transformed to support that mission.

•In December and January Living Water Church volunteers served at the St. Vincent’s Central Kitchen to provide lunches and dinners at the Family & Women’s Shelter and at the Men’s Shelter.

•In December and January Living Water Church volunteers provided Bible Study dinners to (35) members of Whole Truth Ministry.  Pastor Mark led the Bible Study after dinner.

•A special thanks to Don Vulgamore for leading the Upward basketball ministry at Waynesville Community Church.  And thanks to Living Water volunteers John Sherman, Jen Fett, Owen Fett, Brad Wingo, Trish Vulgamore, Pastor Mark and Jim Lopez for your service.
Church Secretary Office Hours
Janet is in the Church Office on Wednesdays

Working from home Tuesday - Thursday
If you need to contact me, please email me at 
Leave a Voice Mail on the Church phone #  937-949-9623,
or call me at 937-241-9527
Please be assured that I am always working for you, in order to serve and assist the entire Living Water Congregation. In Christ our Lord, Janet  
View previous Weeknight Bible Study Live streams archived on Pastor Mark's blog: http://markdaniels.blogspot.com/

    Love Monkey Ministries is Now Named NeighborLink Miami Valley. We are here to serve those who need assistance with “neighborly” tasks. If you need assistance with something, please contact one of our Ministry leaders, Warren Mansfield or Bob Lillie.  Click the Link:  www.nlmv.org

Online Giving
You can contribute safely through online giving. 
  • Weekly Tithes (set up a recurring contribution or a one time donation)
  • Contribute to Mission Fund (please designate specific mission)
  • Contribute to the Building Fund
To be taken to Living Water Lutheran Church's
"Online Giving" page:

In case of weather-closings, please check channel 7.
Need prayer?
We would love the opportunity to pray for you and your loved ones. 
Please feel free to submit your requests through our Prayer Request portal on our website here:
Once submitted, your prayer request will automatically go out through our Prayer Chain.
TO SIGN-UP FOR OUR PRAYER CHAIN, please contact Edit Mason at
If you would like your name added or removed from Prayers of the Church, please contact Janet @ secretary@livingwaterlutheran.us
Do you know a Living Water member who does not have an email in order to subscribe to our weekly Wave newsletter?
Let Janet know and she will mail the newsletter directly to them. Contact
secretary@livingwaterlutheran.us or 
call the church office and leave a message on voicemail 937-949-9623.
Interested in becoming a member of Living Water Lutheran Church?  Contact our church secretary or grab a Membership Form in the hallway and leave it in the offering plate.
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