Calendar and Events
This Week at Living Word
Sunday, November 17
8:00 and 10:30am | (Sanctuary) Worship Services
9:15 am | (Lower Level Dining Room) Adult Bible EdThriving in Babylon
9:15 am | (Living Word Classrooms) Sunday morning Bible Education for ages 4 years-12th grade
3:30 pm | (Marshall E-Free)  Celebration of Hymns Community Worship
6:30 pm | (Sanctuary/Kitchenette)  Shine On College Ministry
Monday, November 18
1:00-4:00 pm | (Lower Level Dining Room)  Scripture Stitchers Quilting
5:00-6:30 pm | (Adult Education Room) The Battle Plan for Prayer Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday, November 19
12:00-1:00 pm | (Kitchenette) Men’s Bible Study
CANCELLED THIS WEEK 7:00 pm | (Pavek’s Home) Young Adult Study Group CANCELLED THIS WEEK
Wednesday, November 20
7:00-10:00 am | (Prayer Room) Small Group Prayer 10:30 am | (Gathering Room) Young at Heart Matter of Balance Class
2:30-5:00 pm | (Gathering Room) Kids 4 Christ (Grades 3-6)
5:30-7:00 pm | (Gathering Room) 7-8th Grade Confirmation Class
7:15-8:45 pm | (Youth Room) Ignite HS Youth Group
Thursday, November 21
6:30 am | (Gathering Room) Men’s Bible Study 
9:30 am | (Adult Ed Room) Women’s Study BSF
1:30 pm | (Adult Ed Room) Grief Share
5:30 pm | (Lower Level Dining Room) Holiday Planter Class
Friday, November 22
No activities currently scheduled for this day
Saturday, November 23
6:30 pm | (Living Word Sanctuary) African Childrens Choir Live in Concert
Sunday, November 24
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes due
8:00 and 10:30am | (Sanctuary) Worship Services
9:15 am | (Lower Level Dining Room) Adult Bible Ed Thriving in Babylon
9:15 am | (Living Word Classrooms) Sunday morning Bible Education for ages 4 years-12th grade
9:30 pm | (Lower Level Classroom) LWLC 10th Anniversary Planning Meeting
6:30 pm | (Sanctuary/Kitchenette)  Shine On College Ministry

Looking Ahead at Living Word

11/19: Red Cross Blood Drive at Living Word
11/21: Holiday Planter Class for Women
11/23: African Children’s Choir
11/24: Operation Christmas Child box deadline
11/25: Poinsettia order forms due
11/27: Annual Thanksgiving Worship Service at 7pm at Christ United Presbyterian Church
11/28 and 29: Office Closed for Thanksgiving
12/4: LWLC Potluck and Caroling
12/15: Children’s Christmas Program
1/19/20: Congregational Meeting 9:15am
Serve With Us!
Service Opportunities are available for everyone at Living Word!  Whether you have been with us a short time or for years, all are encouraged to sign up.  On Sunday mornings, volunteers make sure we have a warm smile at the door, smooth sailing for offering and communion, and hot coffee for fellowship.  There are many ways to serve, and it is easy to sign up.
  • Click Sunday Morning Service Team Opportunities for      the Active Member Information Page
  • Enter password (same as the guest WiFi          password; contact the office for help if              needed)
  • Click on “Usher/Greeter/Communion/                Fellowship Sign Up”
  • Enter your name for date & service time;         the sheet auto-saves so you don’t need to       do anything else!
THANK YOU for serving!
In Case You Missed It…
For more info on any of the announcements below, follow the blue links or contact the church office.
  • 50 Years of Grace Celebration – all are invited to celebrate with our brothers and sisters in Christ at Grace Life Church’s 50th Anniversary November 15-17 2019 with a Jason Gray concert and much more.  
  • Celebration of Hymns Community Worship Sunday November 17 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm at Marshall E Free Church.  Cookies and coffee fellowship to follow.  All are welcome!
  • Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar – This nondenominational seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.  It will be presented on Monday, November 18: 3:00-4:30 pm at Boulder Estates and 6:30-8:00 pm at Holy Redeemer Church.
  • Holiday planter class Thursday November 21 in the Living Word Dining Room from 5:30-7:30pm.  Soup, salad and bars served at 5:30pm.  Create your own winter planter that will be a festive decoration for the holidays and whole winter.  Plantar starts at $35, limited to 35 women.  Sign up in the church office.
  • Poinsettia Order Form: Help us fill our Sanctuary with joy this Christmas season by  ordering a red poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one to share at our church services during the Christmas season.   Order forms available here; please return them to the church office by Monday, November 25.
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are available in the Narthex; please return them filled to Living Word by November 24th for delivery to the drop off site
  • We are looking for piano students (grades K–6) to share Christmas piano solos for prelude of our 10:30 Family Christmas Service.  Please contact the church office if your child has a song to share.
Community Volunteering Opportunities
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, November 19th at Living Word from 1-7PM Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or online here to schedule an appointment
  • Meals on Wheels Deliverers needed – Please consider contacting Senior Dining directly to volunteer to deliver meals, even if only for a day or two. Every little bit helps, and is greatly appreciated.  This only take about an hour from 11AM to 12 PM Noon. Please contact Laurie Eischens, Marshall Senior Dining Site Manager, at 507-537-6124 to volunteer.
  • Light Up The Night volunteers needed- sign up hereEvent HelpDecoratingEntertainment
  • Make-A-Wish Volunteers needed – Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants wishes to children with a critical illness between the ages of 2.5-18. They are looking for volunteers all over Minnesota, including our area, to be wish granters. These individuals help the child with the process of coming up with a wish and they help the child get excited about the wish before the wish happens. Please email or call 612-767-2765 for more information or questions about volunteering with Make-A-Wish.
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringers needed – Bell Ringers sought for the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign, November 22 to December 24. Money raised fights poverty & gives hope to people in Lyon County. This is a great service opportunity to do with kids! To volunteer or for more information contact: Deloris Richards 507-532-2038 or Dennis Ozmun 507-829-8978 or email
Thriving In Babylon
Sunday mornings between services
9:15-10:20am Lower Level Dining Room
We will look into how God is on the throne in spite of how “bad” things seem to be. Check out the resource on RightNow Media by Pastor Larry Osborne.
African Children’s Choir
Saturday November 23rd, 6:30pm
Living Word Lutheran Church

The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will be performing at Living Word Lutheran Church!

Holiday Planter Class for Women
Thursday November 21 5:30-7:30pm
Led by Suzanne Schmiesing
Living Word Lower Level Dining Room
Limited to 30 women!
Soup, salad and bars served at 5:30pm
Create your own winter planter for a festive decoration for the holidays and whole winter!  Planters start at $35 and includes pot, soil, spruce tips, evergreen branches, dogwood stems, birch poles, pine cones and ribbon.  Extra items are available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own container.
2019 Christmas Service Schedules


Sunday 12/15: “Baby Jesus, We Love You” Children’s Program at 10:30 am Worship Service (Regular Worship at 8:00 am)

Sunday 12/22: ONE Worship Service at 9:30 am. (No Bible Education)

Tuesday 12/24: Family Christmas Eve Service at 10:30 am. (Geared toward children & families)

Tuesday 12/24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Wednesday 12/25: Christmas Day Service of Carols at 10:30 am

Sunday 12/29: Regular Worship Services at 8:00 am & 10:30 am