LWA Council meets in Adelaide

Held on 26 and 27 July 2023 in North Adelaide, SA, the meeting was attended by five LWA Executive members, two Spiritual Advisers, and two State Executive members each from Qld, NSW/ACT, Vic/Tas, WA and SA-NT. President, Grace Kroehn welcomed everyone present. Pastor John Gerhardy then commenced the first day with a devotion “Jesus Christ is our true Rock”, based on Psalm 40:1-5. David Altus, SA-NT bishop, welcomed the interstate visitors to SA. He gave us a short overview of what is happening in the pastoral ministry and reminded us …

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Australian Lutheran College (ALC) Pastoral Students Support Update

In July 2021, the Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) Executive made changes to support the ALC Pastoral Students. The following changes are: To increase the amount of money gifted to the Pastoral Students. Given the changes to the Pastoral Program, the LWA have amended this encouragement gift, from the first year Pastoral Students to the third year Pastoral Students, to be used to purchase their Albs. This gift will increase to $500 per student, commencing at the start of 2022 and will subsequently be given to each third year Pastoral …

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Installation of New LWA Committee

The installation of the new LWA Committee took place at Concordia College Chapel, Unley SA, as a part of LCA General Convention livestream Worship Service on Sunday 3 October 2021. (If you wish to view this service, please go to: http://www.generalsynod.lca.org.au/business/livestream/ then go down to ‘Sunday worship service’ This was a very special and memorable day for the new committee. Beginning with the safe travel that brought us together at Concordia Chapel for the service, Bishop John Henderson’s address, the installation of our executive committee, the celebration of Holy Communion …

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As I see it – Maureen Turner

Today (19 November 2020) is the first day of South Australia’s ‘second wave’ lockdown, for six days. As my husband, Robert, and I are retired, we have not found this issue too hard to handle. It has been interesting to think about this all over again. Yesterday evening might have been our last community service filming, for a while, to be viewed online/DVD for our congregation members and other interested people. Pastor has been thinking that he may have to do the filming in his lounge and play the guitar …

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Bags “Made with love by Maureen”

In 2018, LWSA-NT had their convention at Victor Harbor, which I attended. A report in the LWSA-NT Tidings newsletter said that Alice Springs Lutheran Community Care (LCC) Op Shop were giving away homemade fabric bags to people with their items purchased from the Op shop. I did not give this a lot of thought until I visited a craft market on the Fleurieu Peninsula, where a stall had bags made from Op shop pillowcases. They looked simple and easy to make. Just right for me to make while caravanning.
Read how Maureen’s industrious idea is showing God’s love.