Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Kinder Service and the Wilkschs Arrive

We had a lovely worship service this week with the Kinders joining us from the School and Pastor John and Carol Wilksch spending their first Sunday with us.

Pastor John and Carol Wilksch

The Kinders about to launch into song

Pastor John, after attempting to make one of the children disappear

Tiffany and Andrew ably leading the singing

A warm cuppa and a chat - an excellent combination on a cold morning!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Winter Woolies

Our Care and Share crafters have been very busy of late, working on a new project for Angels for the Forgotten.

If you've not heard of the Angels yet, they're a volunteer group established in Wagga in 2010 who work to give practical support to vulnerable and abused children, youth and families in the local community. They also aim to assist carers of special needs children with mental health disorders and related conditions. Have a read of their website: www.angelsfortheforgotten.org

A huge load of woollen items created by Care and Share were delivered to the Angels' warehouse last week, where they were very much appreciated. So much so, that the Angels have given Care and Share a big box of knitting yarn so that more can be done. Work has already commenced on the next delivery!

Care and Share meets on Wednesday mornings, from 10am to 12pm. Anyone and everyone can come along and join in. You don't even have to be craft-ily inclined - if you like a chat and a cuppa, you will be made very welcome.

In this woolly spread, there are 6 blankets, 12 scarves, 3 beenies, 1 pair of booties, 6 bags, and 2 cardigans!

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.