Trinity Women’s Guild, Warrnambool

Trinity Women’s Guild, Warrnambool, was blessed to reach its 75th Anniversary on the 29 July 2020. Unfortunately, the group was unable to celebrate in the time-honoured way of fellowship with friends, good food, anniversary cake and a cuppa. Ten ladies attended the first meeting in 1945. This was before the congregation had its own church. The membership fee was set at one shilling and sixpence. It was at one of these early meetings that a fund was established for church furnishings. Clothing coupons were used to purchase material to protect …

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Warracknabeal Guild

We had a lovely start to the year 2020 with our Guild meeting held at Warracknabeal. Lorna Mills turned 100 on 31 January and, as our tradition when anyone has a big 0 birthday, we make a cake and celebrate with them. Lorna is an active member of our Guild, lives in a nice unit and loves caring for her garden. She plays cards on Monday, goes to Planned Activities Group at the hospital three days a week, and church on Sundays. We also celebrated our very efficient Secretary, Bev …

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Ballarat Ladies Fellowship

Ballarat Ladies Fellowship got off to a flying start for 2020 with a large group meeting at our President, Doreen Huebner’s, lovely property at Smythesdale. There was much chatter and sharing after the Christmas break and, of course, ladies enjoyed strolling around the gorgeous garden. It was good to start, again, the Bible Studies from Lutheran Women with Pastor Adrian. We have decided to have most of our meetings this year in ladies’ homes (cool in summer and cosy in winter). In the photo we have Pastor Adrian in the rear and then left …

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LWV and Tas President’s Report

53rd Convention at St Philips, Tarneit. Green and purple balloons greeted everyone on 4 May 2019 for the LWV and Tas Convention. These colours were repeated at the round tables, decorated with quizzes, prayer cards and jugs of water flavoured with cucumber, lemon, and mint. The 97 attendees enjoyed the friendly, cafe-like ambience under the theme of Walking in Wisdom Proverbs 2:6a. Pastor Mark Winter led the opening worship, emphasising how God is a loving God whom we can trust, explaining that trust is different from knowledge. Later, Pastor Adrian …

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A silver haired lady sits at a table which is piled high with balls of wool. She clutches at her hair and appears to be tearing her hair out with worry.

Busy Hands and Thankful Hearts

Some twelve months ago Lutheran Women had an article from Bethlehem Ladies Fellowship, Wagga Wagga, NSW, telling a story about their Care & Share craft group, a large amount of yarn they had, had been donated and their dilemma at what to do with it all. Here is a story of how busy hands have used the gifts they were given in goods and talents, and how many have benefited. Our craft group at Bethlehem church in Wagga Wagga, Care & Share, received a large donation of knitting yarn nearly …

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LWV Retreats 2019

Theme: Who is in the Kingdom of God? We are! It seems that Vic/Tas does things a little differently from other States! In addition to the State Convention and the various Zone Rallies, for over 50 years now, the LWV has hosted multiple retreats around the state every year. Of our six retreats, Vic/Tas hold four one-day retreats rotating through our Metro, Western, Wimmera, Northern and Gippsland Zones. These are bookended by two weekend retreats at our Lutheran campsites at Tandara in Halls Gap and Araluen in Anglesea. Every two …

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Wimmera Mallee Zone Rally, Horsham

We were welcomed to Horsham for the 53rd Zone Rally on a pleasant Thursday morning by the Horsham afternoon ladies guild president, Marie Bergen, who introduced the Mayor of the Horsham Rural City Council, Cr Mark Radford who extended a warm welcome to visitors to Horsham. He spoke about some of the highlights that he had researched about the history of Lutherans in the Horsham area. He recalled a recent visit he had to the Pella Lutheran Church in the Yarriambiack Shire and was most impressed with the pipe organ. …

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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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