St Mark’s Ladies Guild, Ingham

Turning People’s Throw-Outs/Rubbish into a little money to give to others who have nothing – not even rubbish WE ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING! St Mark’s Ladies Guild, Ingham, no longer exists as a group, but two of the original members (with the help of four other ladies and three men) have a heart for raising money through garage sales and home baked goodies. These sale days are held at regular intervals throughout the year to support mission work, donating to the Lutheran Women Projects, as well as donations …

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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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St Peters Ladies Fellowship – Port Macquarie

After COVID-19 restrictions, we are back! The ladies of St Peters Ladies Fellowship in beautiful Port Macquarie met for our first face to face fellowship in July. After many telephone calls, texts, and notes with one another during the lockdown period, we have been busy ever since making up for lost time. We have been sharing wonderful BYO luncheons at the church before our Bible studies, taken from the Lutheran Women magazine each month, whilst enjoying the fellowship and catch up with each other. Towards the end of July, we …

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Stamps for Mission – Small Items – Big Story

Stamps for Mission (SFM) was started in 1938 by Ern Unger from Parkes in NSW. He was in charge of this project, supported by Lutheran groups, until he passed the baton to Peter Nitschke in early 2003. It is now a project of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) in general, currently supported by “the youth” who are now mostly in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s. Over the years, more than $447,000 has been raised (early amounts not indexed to present day values) by this venture. This has supported …

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Devotion – February 2021

Making All Things New I saw a photo a few weeks ago. It was of a lady who lived in northern New South Wales. She was a farmer and had taken a photo standing in a paddock on her property. It was a side-by-side shot 12 months apart. The first photo had a background of bright orange. It was of a dust storm that had ripped through her town. Her face had a disgusted look …

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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After the Fires

Friday, December 20, 2019 The day dawned hot with gusty winds. There was an eerie feeling about it. At around 8.45 am, I heard that a fire had started on Hollands Creek Road at Cudlee Creek approximately 10 kms west of Lobethal, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia. I couldn’t see any smoke, but by 9.30 am it was evident that there was a raging bushfire burning. Having experienced a similar situation in another place in 2014, when I chose to stay and defend my property, this time …

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President's Reflections

President’s Reflections – February 2021

All things being New … Your guild or fellowship … OR YOU! New Year, new beginnings! Did you wait till now for your thoughts to process what this year, for you or your group, might bring! While processing my thoughts before putting pen to paper, or I should say fingers to the keyboard, I am very aware of the many things I do not know. What will this year bring, with COVID-19 still in the pandemic state around the world? I am visualising being with my family waiting to celebrate …

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