Calendar and Events
Join us for our regular worship services at 8:00 and 10:30 AM each week.

Please familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 protocols and procedures implemented for indoor worship. Face coverings required. We will continue to livestream on our YouTube page.

This Week at Living Word


Sunday, Jan 24

8:00 am – Worship Service w/ Livestream

9:15 am – PreK-6th Grade Bible Education

9:30 am – Annual Congregational Meeting

10:30 am – Worship Service


Tuesday, Jan 26

12:00 pm – Men’s Bible Study; Adult Ed

                     Room; Bring your own lunch

7:00 pm – Young Adult Bible Study; See Greg for details.


Wednesday, Jan 27

9:30 am – Small Group Prayer

11:00 am – Young at Heart; Lower Level Dining Room

2:30 pm – PreK-6th Grade Bible Education

6:00 pm – 7-8 Grade Confirmation

7:15 pm – 9-12 Grade Ignite Youth Group


Thursday, Jan 28

6:30 am – Men’s Bible Study via Zoom

ID: 269 864 0500, Password: 325350

9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study Fellowship; Living Word Sanctuary


Sunday, Jan 31

8:00 am – Worship Service w/ Livestream

9:15 am – PreK-12th Grade Bible Education

10:30 am – Worship Service



February 1 – 2020 Giving Statements mailed if not pick up

February 17 – Ash Wednesday

February 24 – Lenten Small Groups Begin

March 28 – Palm Sunday

April 1 – Maundy Thursday

April 2 – Good Friday

April 4 – Easter Sunday

April 5 – Office Closed, Monday after Easter

Upcoming Event Details


2021 Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Congregational Meeting will be THIS SUNDAY January 24, 2021, at 9:30 AM. Documents were sent out via email this past week.  You can also find them on the church website under the More tab in the Active Member Information – password protected section.  The Constitution and Bylaws have been reviewed, updated, and approved by Church Council, and are an agenda item for the meeting.  Livestream information for the meeting can also be found in the password-protected member area of our website.  Questions can be asked in the livestream chat; however, those attending virtually will not count towards our quorum and will not be able to take actions such as voting.


Lenten Small Groups

Join a Lenten Small Group, either virtually or in-person, beginning Wednesday, February 24th, and continuing weekly until Wednesday, March 24th.  Worship and the video message will begin at 6:30 PM, with Small Group Discussion immediately following from 7-8:00 PM.  A Lenten Class for children grades K-6th, as well as childcare for children 4 years old and younger, will be provided from 7-8 PM.  To sign up for childcare, please contact To sign up for a small group, go to the Groups tab on the Church Center App, click on Small Groups, select a Lenten small group, and select Ask to join. Click here for a tutorial video.  For assistance, please contact the office.


First Communion Instruction Classes

First Holy Communion will be given during the Maundy Thursday Service at 6:30 pm on April 1st. Our Pastors believe the majority of children are ready to receive this sacrament around the 4th grade. If you have a child that will be taking First Communion on April 1st,  please register them for instruction classes by February 25th by calling the church office at (507) 337-9673 or emailing


There are 5 instruction classes to attend prior to receiving First Communion:

  • Wed, March 3  | 4:30-5:15pm | Meet in Adult Ed. Room (Children only)
  • Wed, March 10 | 4:30-5:15pm | Meet in Adult Ed. Room (Children only)
  • Wed, March 17 | 4:30-5:15pm | Meet in Adult Ed. Room (Children only)
  • Wed, March 24 | 4:30-5:15pm | Meet in Adult Ed. Room (Children only)
  • Wed, March 31 | 5:30 pm | Sanctuary (Both Parent and Children attend) – We will make unleavened bread and practice for your child’s 1st


2020 Giving Statements

2020 Giving Statements are available for pickup in the Sanctuary.  If you do not pick up your statement by Monday, February 1st, we will be mailing it to you.  Even if you did not give in 2020, you may still have a giving statement to be picked up.

Sunday Morning Volunteers Needed!
We are excited to be back indoors for Worship Services!  Volunteers each Sunday will be vital to ensuring we can do so smoothly and safely.  We need you!!  If you can fill any of these roles in the weeks ahead, please sign up at the Information Table or contact the church office.  Volunteers will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to the service start time for a brief training with staff on new safety protocols.
3 per service needed
Welcome guests, answer questions, assist with finding seats, count attendance, usher for communion (1st Sunday of the month), and collect offering. Ushers and Greeters will be required to wear a face shield provided by the church to keep guests safe but allow them to see your smiling face.
Information Center
1 per service needed
This volunteer will welcome guests and answer questions.  A face shield provided by the church will be required to keep guests safe but allow them to see your smiling face.
Coffee Servers
2 at 9:00am needed
These volunteers will serve coffee during Fellowship time from 9:00-10:30am as well as clean and disinfect the kitchenette at the end. Servers are required to wear a face mask and gloves.
Audio Visual Volunteers
We need to expand our volunteer team to help with audio visual needs at LWLC. No experience needed; training provided!!  Contact the office if interested! Sound & Video Techs must be 18 or older.  Lyrics Techs must be 7thgrade or older.
Stay Up To Date and Connected!

EMAIL: Updates and details are emailed at least weekly. Please notify the office if you would like to be added to the email list.

YOUTUBE: Worship services live streamed weekly on our YouTube channel. Subscribe and choose receive notifications, and you’ll know as soon as new content is available.  Click on playlists to find specific content you’re looking for.
STUDIO 1 TV: Sunday Worship services are replayed at 11AM Tuesdays and 5PM Wednesdays (Charter channel 180, Vast channel 17) AND 7PM Mondays on Cottonwood Access TV (Charter/Spectrum 180).

AND YOU!!!  We encourage each of you to “be the church.” Call a friend, neighbor, family member or somebody that just might need an encouraging word today!

COMMUNITY LIFE GROUPS (CLG): Community Life Groups are new at Living Word!  Let us know if you haven’t heard from a CLG leader & would like to join a group. We will stay connected, check in with each other, share prayer requests and answer questions.

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Weekly Congregational Updates
Find Living Word’s pandemic response updates below