Committed to sharing Jesus
Gathering together in worship is at the heart of who we are and what we do as the people of God. Even though we are thankful for the option of online worship over these past months, it has always been our desire to resume “in person” worship as soon as we could safely do so. We believe we are now at that point. In person worship will resume on the weekend of 8 November at St John's Lutheran Church, 14 Havelock Street, Wodonga with Holy Communion services at 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
We have procedures in place to minimise contact with multi-touch surfaces such as door handles, to disinfect between services, and to be seated according to social distancing guidelines. Offerings will not be collected through the plate and can be left at the rear of the Church or deposited on-line.
We encourage those who are high-risk to continue to worship online, but as always ask that you use your best judgment. We ask all who will be attending “in person” worship to wear a mask as a visible expression of “loving your neighbour as yourself.”
Attendees need to sign up in advance. Please sign up to attend the service by contacting Jenny Simboras on the number sent out by email or listed in this weeks Bulletin. May God bless us as we live to empower people “to commit to sharing Jesus.”
Our Pastors wil continue to write sermons, which will be distributed by email, phone reading, or into letterboxes. The Sermons will be uploaded to the website under the resources tab above. Remember that you can access the Growing Faith at Home weekly guide off the Resources tab above to remain informed.
Okay, not in your normal seat in your normal church building.
But in your armchair or couch at home each Sunday morning live (or anytime for previous services).
Worshipping online is different to attending a physical church. To get the most out of it, remember to:
Bishop John Henderson - The Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia issues a periodic Heartland News and this can be viewed by following this link and reading on-line Heartland eNews 5 August 2020 COVID-19 Update 10.
Lutheran Church of Australia - The national body of the Lutheran Church continues to support our local Parishes and Churches. To see what is going on take a look at the latest eNews by following this link and reading on-line Preparing to pass on Christmas Joy 27 October 2020.
Lutheran Church of Australia - Victorian District - Our Victorian Synod has its own electronic newsletter. Access District Voices to see what is happening LCAVD eNews for 28 October 2020.
LCA International Mission - Global Partners - Local Church seeks to follow our Lord in His mission to the ends of the earth to make disciples of all nations. We partner with, support and resource local people in mission. LCA International Mission newsletter 4 October 2020.
LCA Ministry with the Ageing - As part of the Board for Local Missions our vision is seeing care for the ageing as a significant and flourishing ministry of the church. LCA Ministry for the Ageing August newsletter.
LCA Grow Ministries - Grow Ministries - exists to support a national vision for children, youth and family ministry in the LCA. LCA Grow Ministries newsletter for 28 September 2020 Being Relational.
LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 15 October 2020.>
Sunday 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
Please nominate which service you want to attend.