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The executive committee of Lutheran Women of Victoria

LWV Convention 4th May 2019

What a blessing to be able to give this report of our 53rdConvention. Above: LWV Executive L to R Pastor Adrian Kramer, Julie Hedt, Jenny Gellert, Val Tischler, Bishop Lester Priebbenow, Kerry Nolte, Anne Hill and Judy Wiebusch It was a great day with nearly 100 members of LWV gathered at St Philip’s Lutheran Church, Tarneit for the convention. Attendees sat at tables arranged in an attractive Cafe style. There were prayer pockets on each …

LWNSW Convention Report

The LWNSW 53rd Convention was held on 27 April at St Paul’s, Henty. The theme for the day was The Lightkeepers, based on Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. After Elaine, President of Henty Guild, welcomed everyone, Pastor Kees delivered his opening devotion based on the theme. He stressed that we are the light of Christ in this world. We …

The torso of a nurse is pictured. She is holding a clipboard and is writing notes on a paper on it. She wears a stethescope around her neck. Lutheran Nurses Assocation of Australia

Association supports Lutheran nurses

The Lutheran Nurses Association of Australia (LNAA) was established in 1991 as an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church of Australia, and as a support group for Lutheran nurses.

It has members throughout Australia. It was the ‘brainchild’ of the late Pastor Doug Tscharke, who was chaplain at the Lutheran Homes complex (LHI) in Glynde in suburban Adelaide at the time. He was concerned that, while the pastors of the church have their national and District pastors conferences and zone meetings, and the church’s teachers have their regular conferences, there was no comparable structure to provide support for the growing number of Lutheran nurses serving both in the church and in society at large.

An old sandstone return verandah villa is pictured. The photo is sepia toned.

Service with a smile

As the age of the population increases, so does the need for more aged care villages. More recently, greater diversity in the aged care sector has seen a greater offer of independent living, hostel or semi-dependent living, general nursing home care and secure nursing home facilities. The variety and scope provided is as varied as the number of operators providing these facilities. Our readers are sure to be aware of the many aged care facilities …

Face to Face becomes Messages of Hope

“Work has started to become very stressful as the pressure is on, I get married in 3 and a half weeks and I have just taken on my step daughter full time (my partner works fly in fly out).” – (A response to one of your Messages of Hope) Reaching out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ is our united call from God. Media gives us opportunities to share that good news with …

A God Given Gift – St John’s South Sudanese Fellowship

St John’s congregation in Geelong has been blessed to have a group of South Sudanese come to us, over ten years ago, to worship with us. They found us, we did not find them. These Nuer speakers were part of a Lutheran Church in South Sudan and Ethiopia, and also had contact with Lutheran World Service in the refugee camps. Over the years the number of refugees has grown, and there is now a group …

Where love comes to life … on a cold winter’s night.

It’s getting late on a cold winter’s afternoon. The sun is dipping below the hills and the temperature is plummeting – another frosty night. People are heading home to turn on the heating, crank up the electric blanket and prepare a hearty, hot meal. Then they will lock their doors and go to bed without a second thought as to whether they will be safe through the night. But imagine there’s no home to go …

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.