LWNSW Retreat, 2019

Last year marked the 50th Lutheran Women of NSW (LWNSW) Retreat, which brought back memories of retreats in the past. Since the NSW District Warrambui Retreat and Conference Centre added motel style accommodation in 2008, we no longer had retreats in the Dome. In the new village, it was exciting to be in a room with an ensuite with only four women. The Dome is a round building with dormitory rooms with six bunk beds and had a loft with more beds (we were younger!) and a circular meeting area, …

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President's Reflections

President’s Reflection – August 2019

I asked Jesus, “How much do you love me?” “This much,” he answered. Then he stretched out his arms and died. – Unknown In this short and simple quote, we see the beauty of Jesus’ love captured in amazing imagery of the cross. This is God’s love in full and, if I was the only person in existence, Jesus still would have done all that, just for me. Through his grace and mercy, he did it for ALL of US. In the last two months I have been blessed through …

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Pregnant Musings

When I was a child, I remember putting my head on my mother’s pregnant belly and waiting for the baby to move. It was mysterious and magical. When my next sibling was born, my sister and I were woken in the wee hours of the morning and taken to the hospital. There we greeted our newest brother before the world even knew he existed. It felt secret, almost sacred. Looking back, I realise what a blessing it was to have been raised in a family and surrounded by a community …

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The Bible - the word of God

Bible Study – September, 2019

Grace heaped upon Grace John 1:14-17 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) Out of his fullness we …

The open bible for devotion

Devotion – September, 2019

He Cares for you. September is always the beginning of spring for me, where there is the promise of new growth, new beginnings, new life, and freshness after the winter rains have washed away some of the dirt of accumulated sins. This is another time where we can come before our Saviour Jesus Christ and ask to be made new again; to seek him and ask for forgiveness. When the Holy Spirit is at work …

From East to West … and in between

It all began when Lutheran Women of South Australia-Northern Territory had a germ of an idea to take a group to attend the Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) Convention in Parramatta, NSW (in the east), last year. It had been done before, so why not do it again. Word soon got around, and in the end more than forty intrepid women (and a few brave men) experienced a wide variety of travel and sight-seeing experiences, as well as making up a large part of Convention attendance. During Convention, when Lutheran …

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Lutheran Women SA-NT Convention

Women from all over the state gathered for the 53rd LWSA-NT Convention looking for a different hope. They were Radiant with Hope – Hope in the Risen Lord and hope for the future. Associate Pastor Rolly Stahl, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Para Vista, warmly welcomed all delegates, and it wasn’t long before hearts and voices rang out with the opening hymn Praise to the Lord! It was a joyous start. Pastor Stahl read the theme for the event from Romans 15:13, encouraging all present to live with hope because of Jesus. …

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LWWA 50th Jubilee Convention

Around 120 women/men/ministers/Bishops/visitors attended the 50th LWWA Jubilee Convention at Bethlehem Morley Lutheran Church on 4 May 2019. Above: LWWA Executive (LtoR) Debbie Dreckow, Wendy Habel (LWA President), Ronda Hahn, Karen Crouch, Tracey Adams, Pirkko Snare, Angela Ziersch The theme was Women in Faith through the generations Ephesians 3:20-21 It turned into a beautiful day, weather wise, after an early shower. Everyone was greeted by the committee with a little golden pack containing a golden biro, and a survival kit for eternal life.Also, in the bag was a hand-made cloth carry bag …

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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 table and decorative jugs of water, everything conducive to good social networking and easy notetaking. …

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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 reflect Christ’s light, so we need to show love and care to all. Sometimes that’s …

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