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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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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“Hearts & Hands” Ladies Fellowship, Blair Athol

“Hearts & Hands” Ladies Fellowship, Blair Athol usually meets on the second Wednesday of each month with a group of approximately 15 ladies. Our meetings start with prayer and devotion taken from either the Lutheran Women magazine or a member’s own resource. Our year began with a meal held at a local venue, this was a great opportunity to invite friends, enjoy food (that is prepared with a night off cooking!) and fellowship. Included in this year’s program will be Bible study evenings with either a member from our group, …

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LWSA-NT President’s Report

The 2019/2020 year began with a time of celebration, as some 30 members flew to Perth to join our LWWA sisters for their 50th Annual Convention. I trust our time with them gave them support and encouragement. Our 53rd Convention, on 18 May 2019, met with the theme Radiant with Hope. It’s special to see the joy on this day, as some 200 travel from all over the state to be together. Bishop of LCA-SA-NT, David Altus, joined us, together with Assistant Bishop for Mission, Steven Schultz, whose ongoing support …

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Woodside

Woodside Women ‘Loved by God’, willing givers, warm-hearted and would welcome you to visit; Off to the Chelsea Flower Show – whoa! What an amazing trip!! (A PowerPoint presentation by a church member who was able to visit England) October, the month we enthusiastically put our energy into packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child; Devotion, Bible study and Fellowship – the important ingredients for our meeting day; Sharing Shrove Tuesday with our mainly music group as we all enjoyed pancakes for morning tea; Involvement in our church and community with …

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