Challenges of living far from a local church and women’s fellowship!

After many, many years of being active members of Lutheran congregations my husband Gordon and I sold our farm and retired to the township of Grenfell in central NSW so that our youngest child could finish his schooling before seeking employment in Sydney. Our nearest Lutheran congregations are now 100 kilometres away in all directions, and the nearest Lutheran women’s fellowship is the same distance. I miss the fellowship of Lutheran women’s gatherings very much. Gordon and I both miss the various State Fellowship Days and Conventions as we always …

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Temore-Trungley Hall Guild/Fellowship …

… meets regularly and would love to welcome new members – not so easy these days. I thought I would tell you about a couple of interesting things, one a ‘one-off’ and the other is ongoing. Recently, a long-time member, Ros Hartwig and her daughter, Karla, participated in the “Walk My Way” April project for ALWS. Ros began training earlier, doing many walks around Temora to get her body ready for the 26km walk in the Adelaide Hills, from Hahndorf to Beaumont, a suburb on the edge of Adelaide. A …

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Vale Elaine

Elaine Pfitzner, a lifetime servant of her Lord, passed away on 20 July 2019 after a ten-year-long illness which baffled doctors for many years. It was eventually diagnosed as Sezary Syndrome, a T Cell Lymphoma. This full body, itchy skin condition was an ongoing challenge which she dealt with stoically and, in typical fashion, without complaint. Elaine and Peter, her husband of 52 years, spent much of those ten years travelling to and staying in Melbourne as doctors tried to diagnose her illness, and for treatments of various types. Throughout …

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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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