Sunday, 26 April 2015

Youth and the LCA

Megan Parsell recently attended the LCA's National Youth Forum in Adelaide and was included as part of an article on youth finding a voice in the Lutheran Church.  Jump over to the LCA's website where you can read about what they got up to during the weekend.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Palm Sunday Visitors

We had more than your "average" Palm Sunday service on Sunday, with Year 1 and Pastor Mark Lieschke joining forces to lead us in worship (with not a little help from Andrew and Tiffany!).

The kids kicked off the service with a procession of palm branches and performed some songs for us.  Above, Year 1 is singing "Hey King, Where's Your Crown?"

Pastor Mark in action
It was great to see Pastor Mark and Meredith back in Wagga - they'll be here with us all week too.  Don't forget, there will be services in Athol Street on Maundy Thursday (7.30pm), Good Friday (9.30am) and Easter Sunday (9.30am).

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Goodbye Pastor Mike and Narelle!

It was a bittersweet day in Athol Street on Sunday. We witnessed a lovely little girl baptised into God's family and Bec G. became an official member of the Wagga Wagga Lutheran Parish. But then we had to say goodbye to Pastor Mike and Narelle.
We have been so glad they were able to spend the last year with us, sharing with us their love, support, and special talents, and we all wish them God's blessings in their future work.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Harvest Thanksgiving at Milbrulong

It looks as if an excellent time was had by all on Sunday at Bethlehem Milbrulong when Harvest Thanksgiving was celebrated...

There's so much to be thankful for!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Year 5 Service

Sunday's worship service was a wonderful collaborative affair.  With Pastor Mike away, Michael L. led much of the service, giving the children's address and the sermon, and Year 5 joined us for the morning and put on a small drama, led the prayers and one of the songs.  A couple of photos of the kids are below.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Progressive Dinner 2015

Ken and Audrey, Ian and Margaret, and Mike and Narelle opened their homes for three delicious courses on Saturday for the Progressive Dinner.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

School Installation 2015

The School Installation Service was a couple of weeks ago but it's never too late for photos! Many of the School's teachers, staff and School Board attended the service on February 1 to be installed in their positions at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga.

Pastor Mike blessing the teachers, staff and School Board members

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas 2014

With the Christmas week now here, the decorations are up...

the Christmas tree has been decorated...

and the kids have retold the nativity story for us once again.

Here's just a quick reminder of the upcoming worship service times over Christmas.

  • Christmas Eve (Wednesday 24 Dec): 7.30pm
  • Christmas Day (Thursday 25 Dec): 8.30am
  • Sunday service (Sunday 28 Dec): 9.30am

Hope to see you then.  Have a very happy Christmas time and a safe and prosperous new year.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Luncheon 2014

The Christmas Lunch, organised by our Ladies Fellowship, has been a success for another year. A lovely spread was laid out for the nearly sixty people who attended on Thursday.

Pastor Mike led a cooking-themed devotion and Narelle and Audrey sang christmas carols.  The children from the Lutheran School Wagga Wagga were also there to entertain with singing, recorders, guitar and piano.  Ray was chosen to cut the christmas cake, cooked by Noreen and iced by Enid.

Audrey and Ruth

Norma and Enid
Bev's lovely cream puffs

Narelle and Audrey
Ivy, Elma and Yvonne

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Goodbye Pastor Alois!

This week we say goodbye to Pastor Alois Schwarz who's made quite the impression on us the short time he's been with us!

Pastor Alois is currently on sabbatical from St George's Church, Nördlingen.  He has been in the Philippines the last few months to teach at the Lutheran Theological Seminary there and, on his way home, has detoured via Wagga Wagga.

A long list of people in our Parish have opened their homes and gladly given their time to Pastor Alois.  He's spent some time with the kids at the Wagga Lutheran School, been given a Mayoral Reception and has seen quite a bit of country in and around Wagga.

Pastor Alois delivering his sermon to us on Sunday
 - an interesting mix of Nebuchadnezzar and Nördlingen!

Pastor Alois leaves us on Friday and will head down to Melbourne, then make his way to Adelaide for a little while. We wish him all the best for the rest of his holiday and a safe trip back to Germany.

Have a look at the website for the Nördlingen Evangelical Lutheran Parish (yes, it is in German, but just give it a go - if your browser doesn't translate the pages for you, at least check out the photographs of St George's, the Daniel tower and all of the amazingly old and ornate items inside the church.)