Wodonga Lutheran Parish

Committed to sharing Jesus

Welcome to Wodonga Lutheran Parish

Welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We look forward to having you worship with us!

Looking for a new church home? Talk to any congregation member about your questions, concerns or comments. Also, please feel free to contact the Pastor or call the church office at (02) 6024 7072. Facilities are Handicapped accessible.

More Information Here you will find details of our Parish, our people and activities.If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us.


Family Service Celebrating Advent and Confirmation

On 1 December, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Wodonga we celebrate a new Church Year with Advent, combined with Confirmation at our Family Service commencing at 10:00 a.m.

The Season of Advent

Wodonga Lutheran Parish invites you to join with us as we celebrate Advent 2019. Advent marks the beginning of the Church calendar. It traditionally starts on the Sunday closest to St Andrew’s Day (November 30th) and continues for four Sundays until Christmas. During this time the liturgical paraments and vestments change to purple to recognise Advent as a time for preparation and repentance as well as a symbol of the royalty of the coming King.

To commemorate Advent 1 with a message of Hope we light the candle of Hope. On this and the next three Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will rejoice with that which is ours in Jesus Christ. Hope is our assurance that God will finish all that He has started. Hope is our confidence that He will do all that He has promised.

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Confirmation

This Advent we also confirm our young people who have been on their confirmation journey during the year. Confirmation is not the beginning or the end of the faith journey. Confirmation is an invitation to life-long learning of one who is in Christ. It is an affirmation of God’s work - through our church body, our families and the community in which we worship - in the life of a young disciple. As a vitally important milestone, this celebration includes the congregation, families, and all those who have been involved in nurturing faith in these young people.

After the service there will be a shared fellowship lunch and you are invited to bring a plate of food to share.

Please note: There is no Saturday night service and no Sunday Service at St Mark’s Yackandandah for this weekend.


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Celebrate Christmas at Wodonga 2019

Jesus is coming! This year at St John’s Lutheran Church, Wodonga and St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Yackandandah we will be celebrating the birth of King Jesus as we share the wonderful news, “For unto us a child is born.” We offer a variety of worship opportunities in different settings and styles, to fit everyone’s needs and schedules. Bring a friend or two!

Carols and Readings. On Sunday 22 December at 7.00 p.m. join with us at St Mark's in the traditional Carols and Reading Service.

Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve we celebrate with a contemporary service at St John's, Wodonga commencing at 7.00 p.m. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Christmas Day. On Christmas Day come to the earlier service at St Mark's at 8:30 a.m. for the traditional Holy Communion Service or the later service at St John's for the traditional Holy Communion Service.

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News from the Lutheran Church of Australia

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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 of 25 October 2019 Issues Affecting the Church.

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 LCA eNews for 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 9 September 2019.

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 25 October 2019 Who is Martin Luther?

LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 7 November 2019.

Worship Service Times

Saturday

6:00 p.m. - St. John's Wodonga

The first Sunday of each month is a Parish Service at St John's at 10.00 a.m. and there are no other services that weekend.

Sunday

8:30 a.m. - St. Mark's Yackandandah

10:30 a.m. - St. John's Wodonga