Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Pitch and Putt 2017

The Bethlehem Lutheran Pitch and Putt Perpetual Trophy has been played for and won once again. 

The overall winner of the competition was Dennis, who graciously received the trophy after missing out in the playoffs in 2015; Dawn happily walked away with the ladies' trophy and Steph with the juniors. Carol was congratulated on her cricket score and Rhonda's ensemble was especially recognised with a Fashions on the Field award.

Special thanks to our photographer on the day, Pastor Stuart.

Monday, 3 April 2017

More 125 Years at Milbrulong

Following the service, everyone made their way down to the Milbrulong Hall for lunch. The hall was full to bursting with people, food and reminiscences. Below are just a few of the friendly faces that were there...


Sunday, 26 March 2017

125 Years at Milbrulong

An historic event was celebrated in Milbrulong today: 125 years of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

The almost 116-year-old church literally overflowed with members, past members, guests, and long lost friends. Also there were Bishop John Henderson of the Lutheran Church of Australia and NSW District Bishop Mark Lieschke who joined Pastor Stuart in leading the service of thanksgiving and unveiling a commemorative plaque.

More photos to come!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Havest Thanksgiving

It was Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday and there was a huge range of items brought to the worship service in Athol Street.

Our photographer was a little late so only a few items were left by this point!

There were items representing food, family, work, things to keep us warm and things to keep us entertained. An extra-special highlight were the cute little chicks brought in by Rachel. They all showed just how much we have to give thanks for.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

School Staff Installation and Lyn's 25 Years

It's that time of year again... School's Back! And that means the annual installation and re-dedication of our school staff and teachers.

There were three new faces this year: Samantha Hamilton (Learning Enrichment Teacher), Catherine Watkins (Learning Assistant), and Kylie Kennedy (Learning Assistant). Three of the new school captains were also on hand to participate in the service and welcome the new teachers.

For more photos, check out the School's facebook page.

In addition to the installation/re-dedication, a special presentation was made at the end of the service today. An acknowledgement was made of the 25 years of full service Lyn Miller has given to Lutheran School Wagga Wagga. The wonderful Lyn is actually in her 27th year with the school now, which is a marvellous achievement considering that she started out "just filling in" when someone else suddenly moved onto a full time position elsewhere!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Cheer and Charity

The Ladies Fellowship hosted the Annual Christmas Party earlier this month with around forty people able to attend.  The Christmas Party is a two-fold event - Christmas cheer and charity.

The christmassy place settings, ready and waiting.

The cheer came in the form of company and conviviality with ham, turkey and plenty of salads on offer, followed up by trifles, tarts, pavlovas, fruit salads, puddings and brandy custard.  And if the diners felt so moved, they were encouraged to make a donation to Lutheran World Service's Gifts of Grace.

The Christmas Cake: back by popular demand, baked by Leonie and decorated by Ange.

June undertaking the ceremonial cake-cutting.

Some of the desserts that were on offer - Yum!

The placemats proved a hit once again - this year a Christmas quiz was the feature. How many can you answer without resorting to your favourite search engine?

A Quick Christmas Quiz:

1. How many Wise Men were there, according to the Bible?

2. Which ocean is Christmas Island in?

3. In the Charles Dickens novel, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?

4. What plant might be labelled ‘Viscum’ that is connected to Christmas?

5. Name the cyclone that hit Darwin at Christmas 1974?

6. Name all of Santa’s reindeer.

7. Which Christmas Carol has the line: “Bring me flesh, bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither”?

8. Which Christmas Carol includes the lyrics: “To save us all from Satan’s power, when we have gone astray….”?

9. What is the English title of the carol written in 1818 by Joseph Mohr originally called “Stille Nacht”?

10. Which Christmas Carol has the line: “On a cold winter’s night that was so deep”?

11. Which Christmas Carol has the words: “Joyful and triumphant”?

12. Which Christmas Carol has the words: “Tis the season to be jolly”?

13. Which Christmas Carol has the words: “God and sinners reconciled”?

14. Where was the Baby Jesus when the Wise Men visited Him?