Living Word Lutheran Church

"Your sins are forgiven , for Jesus' sake!"

Coming Events:


Ash Wednesday Service: 7:00 PM, February 17 -- 

     Since so much of the service is the Lord's Supper and the imposition of Ashes, 

     we will not have a FB Live broadcast of the Ash Wednesday service. 

 The sermon audio recording will be posted on our page at Buzzsprout, however.

>>Due to virus restrictions, we will forego the tradition of gathering before the Lenten services for the simple soup & bread suppers at the church.  You might consider a smaller gathering of 2-3 families at someone's home instead, as far as you are comfortable. 

Wednesdays during Lent: Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 -- 

     Lenten Services at 7:00 PM, in person/Facebook LIVE.

Palm Sunday: regular Sunday service, 9:00 AM live and Facebook Live.
    (Palms to be distributed on Saturday like last year).
     Palm Sunday Brunch will be considered if county numbers remain current trends.

Holy Week:
Maundy Thursday Service with the Lord's Supper, April 1, 7 PM

Good Friday Service, April 2, 7:00 PM

Easter Sunday: April 4, 9:00 AM -- 

     If you are willing/able to supply special music (vocal, instrumental), let us know!

    ** Here are links to: 

                 Listen to or download Sermon Podcasts  (audio only)

                 Watch sermon videos recorded via Facebook LIVE 

                           (You need not be a Facebook member to view these)

Sermon Podcasts

Sermons will be available online for 90 days, click here.

GIFT Sunday School: Photos

A few photos from past GIFT lessons:

November-- Advent Wreaths

December -- All-ages Nativity and angel craft

January -- Fishers of Men

February -- photo frames

March -- Holy Week story: stained glass paper crosses

April -- baptism banner

May -- Pentecost wind socks

June -- Like a Mustard Seed

July -- Jesus is with You All the Time: Flat Jesus

A link to our weekly announcements and the lectionary readings for the week.

  • Ordination Service

    Pastor Lou Hesse, July 10, 2010.   


Click here to view the master calendar of upcoming events, birthdays, and anniversaries at Living Word.

Study Guides

Pastor Hesse's paper on the LAW

As presented at the ILT/Augsburg Lutheran Churches pastor conference Sept. 2017

ACTS Bible Study

group study summaries are posted here.

Grace Upon Grace book study guide,

chapter questions by Dr. John Kleinig

We read 1/2 a chapter each week, 2016.

Click here for a summary of our Wednesday discussions if you are studying at home and need to catch up.

GREEK Language Study Resources

-- A list of resources for those who would like to understand the Biblical Greek.