Brinkworth Women’s Guild 2022

We have joined up with Brinkworth, Snowtown and Blyth and meet at the Brinkworth Church Hall, on the first Tuesday of each month, ready to have a ball. Those who regularly attend are Coral, Barbara, Rhonda, Joy, Dorothy, Margie, Elva, Joy, Dorathea, and Paster Greg. We get together to find out what’s new. We all enjoy singing and praising the Lord, and “growing” when we are studying his Word. Rhonda Klemm

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Zion Women’s Fellowship, Angaston

We are a small fellowship, being fed and led by God’s Word, caring for each other, and doing what we can to help. Our big event last year was a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser in aid of cancer research, and in honour of one of our members, Joan Habermann. As we have a large hall, being COVID-compliant was very manageable. Our speaker was a local retired doctor, speaking about the latest in cancer research. I must say the hall looked stunning. We raided our cupboards for the old flowery china …

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Tanunda Lutheran Women’s Fellowship, 2021

In 2021, we held all our monthly meetings with an average attendance of 27 ladies, except in August which was cancelled due to COVID. The Tanunda churches took turns to host meetings, providing a musician and afternoon tea according to COVID restrictions. Pastors Guntars Baikovs, Jim Bryan and the late David Preuss led us in memorable Bible Studies. Birthdays were celebrated with cards and a Bible reading. “Getting To Know You” was aided by everyone having to match with the other person’s half of a tract. Prayer Partners was implemented …

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Underdale Women’s Fellowship 2021

Although our membership is small, and we do not have a resident pastor, we enjoy meeting regularly. The monthly Devotions and Bible Studies, printed in Lutheran Women are really appreciated, thank you to all who contribute. In March, we took part in the World Day of Prayer, with 2021 focusing on Vanuatu. In 2022, we will be the hosts praying for people in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In June, we combined with Unley Fellowship to host the Southern Zone Fellowship Day. The theme was Sharing Jesus Love. Tessa Joppich, …

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St John’s Unley Women’s Fellowship 2021

In 2021, we were blessed to be able to meet for nine out of our 10 meetings, observing social distancing and with the use of masks. The Committee met in January to organise the program for the year. Our fellowship has a membership of 25 with an average attendance of 16. We use the Bible Study from the Lutheran Women magazine. Pastor Andrew Brook has led us but, in October, Sal Huckel personally presented her study to our fellowship. In March, it was our fellowship’s 78th birthday and, after the …

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Maitland (SA) Women’s Guild Fellowship Afternoon

Pastor Steve Hibbard and 18 ladies attended the Guild Fellowship Afternoon on Wednesday 2 June 2021. The theme for the day was taken from 2 Timothy 1:6, Stir up the gift of God. To keep with the theme, Cathy Hibbard made crosses for a take home gift, using a coffee sachet and a wooden spoon which displayed the Bible text. A $5 coffee voucher to a local coffee shop was the door prize won by Edna Elies. The informal afternoon started with President, Eleanor Dutschke, welcoming all. Cathy introduced the …

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Lutheran Women of South Australia-Northern Territory

The 52nd Annual Convention, May 2018 was held at Victor Harbor with the theme Bloom where you are planted. The 252 in attendance were hosted by Victor Harbor “Coffee & Chat” group. Pastor Paul Lohe, Spiritual Advisor retired from the position. Later in the year we welcomed Pastor Mark Welke to the role. Support from Assistant Bishop for Mission, Stephen Schultz, is gratefully valued…

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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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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