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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All God’s Children

Lutheran Community Care SA/NT (LCC) is a South Australian out-of-home care (OOHC) service provider. OOHC is a broad term for different types of care for children who are unable to live with their birth parents and who are under the Guardianship of the Minister for Child Protection. OOHC includes Foster Care, Kinship Care, Adoptions, Residential Care and Specific Child Only (SCO) Care. The foster care program provided by LCC in South Australia has over 240 children and young people, ranging from infants to teenagers, currently in the care of their …

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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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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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Barmera Ladies Fellowship

Our happy, caring and enthusiastic group of ladies meet on the third Tuesday afternoon of the month in our church hall, or sometimes we have home meetings. We take turns to read a devotion and host afternoon tea. We have our Bible studies which are taken from the Lutheran Women magazine. For our roll call we choose a hymn verse which is particularly meaningful to us. Our entertainment takes on various forms: going out for coffee; guess the baby photos; a rose garden walk; some things old/some things new. Our …

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St James, Whyalla

We thank and praise God for another year of fellowship and being able to continue without the leadership of a pastor. Our average attendance is 14 and we alternate the meetings between Bible study and a guest speaker. The meetings are held in the church hall in warmer months and in private homes during winter. In May we held our Mother’s Day trading table at a local supermarket. Once a month we either have soup mornings or a morning tea after the Service to raise money for our projects. We …

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Faith Fellowship, Warradale

Warradale Fellowship has 20 members with an average attendance of 10–15 people. Meetings are held at the church on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 am. We have a varied program with devotion and Bible study. A member of our congregation, Mary Schumacher, a seasoned traveller, will show slides and talk on all the beautiful and interesting places she has visited. We have visited LCC at Blair Athol, we have had a film morning and a visit to Pastor Klein’s home with lunch. After the AGM in November, …

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Trinity Women’s Fellowship, Tailem Bend

At the beginning of 2019, Trinity Women’s Fellowship, Tailem Bend became a member of the new, (SA) Mallee Parish of ten congregations from Murrayville to Karoonda. This had come about after much discussion and prayer. We had been without a pastor since 2017 when Pastor Matt Buse returned to America. In the absence of a pastor, the Ladies Fellowship used the Bible studies in the Lutheran Women magazine, with members participating to make our meetings very interesting to attend. We also made beanies etc., for LCC. We were very thankful …

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St John’s Women’s Fellowship, Unley

Our Fellowship continues to meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month from February to November. In January, our committee met and organised the program for the year. We have a membership of 21 and the attendance varies from 12 to 21. Once a year we have our meeting in a member’s home. At our April meeting, a member’s husband spoke on the meaning of Anzac to his family, and many members also shared their stories. In October we met at the Fullarton Lutheran Homes. In the afternoon, the year three and …

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Swan Reach Christian Women’s Group

Our Christian Women’s Group meets once a month with a brief business meeting followed by Bible Study, led by Pastor Peter Traeger, taken from the Lutheran Women magazine. In 2018, our April birthday trip was to Adelaide where we enjoyed a visit to Koorong Bookstore, St Peter’s Cathedral and the LLL. In April 2019, we were able to see the ‘Women of the Bible’ display at Angaston, ‘Step Back in Time’ at Bethany and ‘Come Follow Me’ display at Nuriootpa. Our group supports the Bible Society project with a luncheon, …

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Springton Fellowship

Springton Fellowship celebrated 80 years with a Thanksgiving Service on 23 June. Pastor Peter Ziersch’s message concluded with a pictorial of photos from the 50th, 70th and 75th celebrations, followed by a prayer of thanks for the blessings received by members, and the congregation over all these years. A complete list of office-bearers, along with activities: Bible studies, bus trips, luncheons for invited fellowships and our congregation, caterings with proceeds benefiting LWA and LWSA-NT projects was presented in written form for all to take home. Greetings were received from former …

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