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, Feb 28

8:00 am – Worship Service w/ Livestream

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

10:30 am – Worship Service

1:00 pm – Youth Mission Trip Meeting

*Deadline to purchase Easter Lilies.


Tuesday, Mar 2

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, Mar 3

9:30 am – Small Group Prayer

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

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

4:30 pm – First Communion Classes Begin

6:30 pm – 7-8 Grade Confirmation

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship + Video

7:00 pm – Lenten Small Groups

7:30 pm – 9-12 Grade Ignite Youth Group


Thursday, Mar 4

6:30 am – Men’s Bible Study – Adult Ed Room (with Zoom option – info below)

ID: 269 864 0500, Password: 325350

9:30 am – No Women’s Bible Study Fellowship this week

Friday, Mar 5

*March 5-7 – 7-8th Gr Confirmation Retreat


Sunday, Mar 7

8:00 am – Worship Service w/ Livestream

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

10:30 am – Worship Service



March 13 – Youth Ski Trip

March 14 – Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser

March 21 – Staff Appreciation Sunday

March 23 – Church Council Meeting

March 28 – April 4 – Holy Week

April 4 – Easter Sunday Youth Breakfast

Upcoming Event Details


Easter Lilies

Sunday, February 28th, is the deadine to order Easter Lilies or Mums to share at our Easter services.  Place your order today in the Events tab of the Church Center App or by calling the church office!  We will be ordering them from Suzanne Schmiesing, who will be donating the proceeds to Living Word Youth.  When you register on the App, you will have the option to pay with card in the app, or you can select Pay Later to bring cash or check (made out to Living Word) to the church office.

Holy Week Schedule

Our Holy Week schedule has been set and is listed below!  We anticipate that a large number of people will be attending our Holy Week services at Living Word.  Therefore, we are asking you to register for these services as you did for Christmas.  Head to the Events tab on the Church Center App to register and let us know you are coming!

  • Maundy Thursday: April 1st at 6:30 PM
  • Good Friday – April 2nd at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday – April 4th at 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM

Divorced, Separated, Widowed

Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group, is offering a Weekend Retreat that provides an opportunity to help close the door gently on the past and move on with renewed hope and purpose.  A weekend retreat will be held at Shetek Lutheran Ministries on April 16-18.  Deadline to register is April 9 by emailing

Youth Ski Trip

Living Word Youth will be traveling to Mankato on Saturday, March 13th, to go skiing!  If your 9-12th grader is interested in joining on this trip, please email

Grief Share

Grief Share is a series of seminars focused on grief topics with small group discussion.  Grief Share will begin Monday, March 1st, at 6:30 PM, at Holy Redeemer Church. Call Dorothy at (507) 401-0601 for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Living Word will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 11th, from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Friday, March 12th, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  To sign up to give blood, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Alaska Mission Trip

The dates have been set for a Men’s Mission Trip to Alaska this summer!  If you are interested in joining from July 5th – 12th, 2021, please contact Intern Pastor Greg at (507) 621-1817 or email

Benefit for Sean-David Doyle

Sean-David Doyle was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer that has metastasized to his liver and lungs.  There will be a benefit for him on April 18th, at the Wabasso Community Center.  If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Rose Schmiesing at (507) 829-7515 or email


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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