Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Pentecost and Year 3

The Year 3 classes of Lutheran School Wagga Wagga joined us to celebrate Pentecost on Sunday. Interestingly, the church was decorated with red balloons, which tied in well with Mr Weier's message to the children. Thank goodness we don't need to remember a phone number to come to the party!

The students participated in most areas of the service which was lovely to see. The skit, "Pentecost Photos" was particularly well done. You can see the artwork that featured during the skit, as well as other photos of Year 3 during the service, over on the school's Facebook page.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Pastor Kevin and Judi

As you're probably aware, we have had Pastor Kevin and Judi Bell in our midst the last few weeks. They very kindly travelled up from Portland to be with us for the Easter period and are now heading home. It has been wonderful to have them here with us for such an important time of the year and for Pastor Kevin to have been able to welcome Josh into God's family today.

Pastor Kevin and Judi, may God continue to bless you both and keep you safe as you travel home. We hope to see you again.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter Services 2016

Easter is now upon us so here's a reminder of all the upcoming services in Athol Street...

Maundy Thursday (24 March)
Service with Holy Communion

Good Friday (25 March)
Service with Holy Communion

Easter Sunday (27 March)
Service with Holy Communion

The services will be conducted by Pastor Kevin Bell who has kindly joined us in Wagga Wagga for the next few weeks.

Everyone is welcome to come along!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our Wagga congregation brought in some interesting items for the Thanksgiving service on Sunday.

There were the usual items such as a huge fleece, a large armful of wheat and many examples of food. But then there was a tennis racquet, a Principal's Award, tupperware, power tools and a whole clothes horse with a plethora of coloured booties.

In pride of place was the pet bird which was happy to join in the service with the odd chirp every now and then.

There are so many things for us to thank God for!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Staff Installation Service 2016

It's that time of year again! School's back and so all the staff at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga were at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Sunday to be installed and blessed. It was also an opportunity to be introduced to three new members of staff: Tara, Callum and Michael. We were also blessed to have Bishop Mark Lieschke back in Wagga for the day to lead Sunday's service.

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Kids' Christmas

During this week's service in Athol Street, our Sunday School kids (with a little help from Nick, Alex, Michael and Lydia) presented the nativity story to the congregation. Sadly, we were missing the Wise Men and our Mary on the day but the show must go on!

Chilling out before going on stage

Michael and Lydia lighting the advent candles

Two very sweet angels

Joseph didn't appreciate Jesus' crying

A cheeky angel and shepherd

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas Lunch 2015

The annual Christmas Lunch was held in the Damschke Hall this week. The hall looked lovely with its christmas decorations, the company was notably jovial, and the food - the food was delicious, particularly the desserts!
During the lunch, Pastor Clem was presented with a book voucher as a thank you for the use of his auditing skills during the year and Jan was given the honour of cutting the cake.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Combined Churches Christmas Concert

Bethlehem Wagga played host to the Combined Churches Christmas Concert on Monday. Over seventy people attended from denominations all over Wagga.

Eight performances of skits and songs were given, some with a Christmas theme, some without, all performed with an enthusiasm that was lovely to see. The Salvation Army also had a wonderful message about the gift we can give to God this Christmas.

And as well as speaking on the work of the Christian Education Team, Liz acted as MC for the event (armed with the obligatory Christmas jokes of a certain standard).

"A Word From The Inkeeper" : Wesley Uniting Church

A Scottish Song : St Andrew's Presbyterian Church

"Bowling" : Pilgrim Uniting Church

"Christmas Cards" : St Aidan's Presbyterian Church

"Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "As Time Goes By" : Catholic Women's League

"Stepping on Clouds" : Seventh Day Adventist Church

"My Gift to God" : Wagga Wagga Salvation Army

Harp melody : Bethlehem Lutheran Church

And Liz as a very capable MC

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Cakes and Drinks at LSWW

Lutheran School Wagga Wagga's second Sustainable Living Festival was a resounding success, if sheer numbers and happy faces are anything to go by!  Some of our congregational members were on hand to help out:

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Journey to a New Kitchen

Over the last month, a few of our members have been working to prepare the kitchen in the Damschke Memorial Hall for a bit of a make-over.  The renovations have been some time in the making but they are now complete!

The Before:

The Emptying:

The Demolition:

The After:


 And the pièce de résistance...