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The Ark, Salisbury Women’s Fellowship

We thank God that he has enabled us to meet more frequently this year. We have gained five new members and now have an average attendance of 18. As a group we love: * Singing hymns/spiritual songs; * Having Bible Studies with Pastor Joel; * Praying together; * Socialising together over tea/coffee and biscuits. Some highlights from our year: * We hosted a very successful World Day of Prayer in March. Over 50 attendees from Salisbury Churches appreciated our display of Vanuatu artefacts, our presentation of the Service, and fellowship …

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St John’s Women’s Fellowship, Naracoorte

Last year we were able to meet in person for eight meetings. About ten ladies join in along with Pastor Shaun Manning. Each February several of us attend the South East Zone retreat in Robe. For over thirty years, St John’s has been the venue for a unique concept – a One Day Retreat, held at the end of May. It is a zone event focussing on a theme with zone pastors presenting Bible studies and opportunities for discussion. In winter, one of our members has often hosted us for …

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LWSA-NT Convention, 6 May 2021 held at Mannum

There was an atmosphere of anticipation and celebration as Lutheran Women of South Australia and Northern Territory arrived for their 54th Convention. The outdoor area at St Martin’s Lutheran Church, Mannum began the time of God’s gentle embrace of welcome. There is strength in gentleness, the kind of strength needed in the times we are living through uncertainty, stress, and hard decisions to be made in the face of COVID-19. To stay gentle in such circumstances takes more than our human resources can muster, so we seek our gentleness in …

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For all the Saints

With acknowledgment to Felicity Bradford who forwarded these stories to Lutheran Women and with thanks to the families who shared them. Lovina Agnes Burger Lovina Agnes was born in 1911, the youngest child of Dan Juers and his wife Hulda, and was raised on the family’s farm at Charleston in South Australia with two sisters and two brothers. At school she excelled at needlework, art projects and maths. After leaving school after one term at High (Secondary) School, she assisted at home in the dairy, acquired a working knowledge of …

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Holy Trinity Women’s Fellowship, Nuriootpa

June birthdays: Edna Andretzke, Margaret Whelan(president) presenting posies also to Shirley Koch and Monica Van Amstel, at Edna’s home. Holy Trinity Women’s Fellowship at Nuriootpa has continued to be blessed with a healthy membership of 22. Like everyone, 2020 was a challenging year but, by God’s Grace, we were able to stay connected during the three months of isolation, through phone calls and visits, including utilising our Holy Trinity Chairperson’s weekly newsletters for photos and fellowship information. More June birthdays: Eleanor Kassebaum (posy maker) presenting flowers to Ruth Verrall, Elaine …

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“Crazy Cupcake Capers” AGM (Always Great to Meet) – St Petri, Nuriootpa

  Firstly, thank you to all our beautiful generous ladies, who baked and made and decorated and voted and laughed and chatted and voted some more. You are all a wonderful blessing in our community! So, we: gathered, greeted, laughed, voted, sang, listened, prayed, sang, discussed, voted, clapped, thanked, prayed, chatted, and voted some more. Then we had afternoon tea (Yum!) and voted again! Yes, we even fitted in some serious “meeting stuff”! Our Leadership Team for the 2020/21 year was voted into their appropriate positions: one coordinator; two secretaries; …

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A tribute to Marina Fielke – 12/08/1935 – 26/11/2020

We give thanks to God for Marina’s service to LWSA-NT, serving the executive as an extra member, 2nd Vice-President from 2002-2005, 1st Vice-President in 2006 and then becoming President, upon Marlene Schumacher’s ill-health in 2007. Marina presided until 2012, having been driven to all of her visits across the state by her husband Gil, retiring at the 48thConvention held at Loxton. It was at Marina’s instigation that a display of Lutheran Women became part of SA District Synods. In her words, ‘The church needs to know what we as Lutheran …

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Keith Women’s Guild

Keith Women’s Guild has six members with several more ladies who are only able to attend our evening meetings. We use the Lutheran Women for our Devotions and Bible studies. We have not missed any meetings during COVID-19. In April we had a zoom meeting. With six members, we were able to physically distance so that, once the church was opened, we had our May meeting in the church hall. During the winter months we meet in members’ homes. In June we had a combined study day with the Bordertown …

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Strait Gate Women’s Fellowship, Light Pass

The yearly program had been organised, and the first meeting got off to a refreshing start, when “that” global pandemic hit us all. The months of an enforced lock-down may have stopped four meetings, yet members kept in-touch with phone calls, texting, letters and notes, and “bumping” into each other in the local supermarket. All felt the strangeness of the direct impact when the church, funerals and businesses/workplaces were closed, and the simple experience of shopping became a new harsh chore, while we all waited for a healthy restoration. Yet …

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Brinkworth – Snowtown – Blyth Women’s Guild

It is unusual to be writing a report under the circumstances that Australia now finds itself in. Praise God we still have the freedom to be able to encourage each other by phone, internet, and prayer. Having lost our President, Esma Krieg, in May 2019, our numbers have reduced. But we gained four members from the Blyth congregation, when their Guild closed. Our attendance is now an average of four to eight per meeting. We have also been blessed with a new minister, Pastor Greg Vangsness (LW Bible Studies Feb-July …

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Adelaide Bethlehem Sanctuary Guild

It has been a privilege and joy to meet regularly for Bible study, fellowship and service activities. We are particularly grateful to Pastors Fraser Pearce and Joshua Pfeiffer who faithfully led our Bible studies each month. Vicar Peter Noble also led three studies and shared both his spiritual journey and his excitement about his call to study for the pastoral ministry at ALC. A number of guest speakers gave us food for thought and broadened our horizons: Charia You spoke about her work in training people as teachers and leaders …

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Zion Women’s Fellowship, Angaston

The Zion Women’s Fellowship, Angaston is a group of 12 women who are dedicated, cheerful, well-organised, and always willing to help. We were delighted to welcome Pastor Rob Borgas and his wife, Kriss, in 2018, who have come to us from Alice Springs. Their unique experiences in central Australia have opened our eyes to a different perspective from life in a predominantly German culture. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, with a devotion and Bible study its priority. The studies have been led by various pastors, …

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