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. With the relaxation of restrictions St John's Lutheran Church can safely seat 52 people with masks mandatory to comply with the regulations. There will still be two services on Sundays, however, there is no need to register to attend either the 9.00 a.m. or 10.30 a.m. service. It is recommended that if you prefer a particular time that you continue attending at that time until we know the possible numbers for each service. Of course there will be times when you need to worship at the other time slot and that is okay to do that.
Our COVID-19 Plan is still in place, please enter the church through the southern (driveway) door and exit through the northern (office) door. You will need to sanitise your hands and sign in as we have been doing and wear a mask. Holy Communion will still be continuous and you will need to sanitise your hands as you come to Communion. The offering plate will still be at the back of the church. Thank you for the way in which you have all embraced these changes.
We encourage those who are high-risk to continue to worship online, but as always ask that you use your best judgment.
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 18 December 2020 Christmas and New Year Message.
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 Christmas Blessing and Bishop John's Message 22 December 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 16 December 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 14 January 2021.
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 November 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 21 December 2020 What memories do you have from your childhood Christmases?
LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 17 December 2020.>
St John's, Wodonga Sunday 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
St Mark's, Yackandandah is now closed and you will be welcomed at St John's, Wodonga.