More Major Site Changes
In addition to moving our site to a new host, we are also changing the look from a "traditional" Web site to a more modern blog style site. Most of what you see here in the old site will still be available for the foreseeable future.
Note that the menu on the left has changed a little to accodomate both the new and the old sections of the site. The "New Home" link at the top of the list will take you to newer information on the blog site. The "Old Home" link below it will bring you to the page you are currently on. There will be a link in the new blog section to bring you back here as well.
With all these changes, if you find something that needs fixing before we do, please send an email describing the problem to glsonnenb at yahoo dot com. Thank you.
Christmas Eve Service Scheduled
You are encouraged to attend Living Word's Christmas Eve service held at Rose Glen Elementary School starting at 6:30 P.M. on December 24, 2010.
Moving Mountains Building Fund Drive
Living Word has kicked off its building fund drive called Moving Mountains. In this appeal, we ask members to prayerfully consider giving an offering to the fund over and above their regular offerings.
We've reached a number of milestones at Living Word, some of which include:
- 2003 - Opening service
- 2005 - Achieving Mission Status
- 2005 & 2007 - Making our 1st and 2nd mission trips to Peru
- 2008 & 2009 - Purchases of land with a great location
- 2009 - First service with over 200 in attendance
- 2010 - Beginning of the Moving Mountains Building Fund Drive
- ???? - Construction of a new facility
All through these milestones, God has been working in amazing ways among us and through us as we spread the gospel of Jesus in our community and throughout the world. So many have come to know Jesus for the first time or now have a closer relationship with him -- the gospel message does amazing things!
But we think that we can reach even more with the gospel by building a facility specifically designed to reach out with that message. This will take time and sacrifice on the part of the saints to build up the necessary funds, and we aren't on any timetable because God will bless it in his time and in his way. But our Moving Mountains appeal will encourage every communicant member to join together to see what God can do through us. It gives us a specific opportunity to respond to God's many blessings. The Moving Mountains Appeal will challenge us to give toward our Building Fund over and above our regular giving.
Learning, Living, and Sharing God's Word
We are all about God's Word - first learning it, then living it, and also sharing it. God's Word is all about Jesus. Jesus is all about us and you. Yes, really. Give us a chance to explain. Browse these pages to see what we're about in more detail. Contact us if you have questions or just want to talk. That's one of the ways we love to share.
Living Word Lutheran Church, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a congregation of about 200 Christians primarily seeking people who do not yet know of their need for Jesus. Living Word is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
Until we have a facility of our own, we meet weekly at Rose Glen Elementary School (map) to worship God who is our Creator and Savior.
Feel free to contact Pastor John Borgwardt if you have questions about Living Word and our ministry in southwest Waukesha.
Amazed at Christís Love -- God Calls Me His Child
Long ago in England, according to legend, there once lived a boy who didn't know who his real parents were because he was adopted. He was rather scrawny and a bit timid -- frankly, he wasn't very impressive-looking at all. One day it was time for his older foster-brother to fight in his first tournament in London as a knight. But halfway there, he realized that he had forgotten his sword, so the younger brother was sent back to get it. When he got back home, the doors were locked because everyone had gone to the tournament, but as he passed the church courtyard he happened upon a sword that was stuck in a big rock. Little did he know that no one had been able to pull the sword from the stone for many years, but when the boy pulled on the sword, it came out like a knife cutting through butter. He was just happy he had found a sword as he rode back to his brother. His brother looked at it closely and asked him where he got it. "I pulled it out of a big rock," the younger brother said. Then his brother said, "Then you should know what it says on the sword." Written in letters of gold, were these words: "Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England." The younger boy's name was Arthur, and he had just become the king of all England, even though it took a while for people to accept him.
Now, the sword in the stone is just a legend. In fact, historians aren't sure if Arthur even existed. But isn't it fun to think what you'd do if you were king or queen of England, or some other country (I'm sure you're not picky)?
Well, this morning the Apostle John tells us something that's even more amazing than that. more...