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.

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Pentecost Sunday 2021

Pentecost marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means ‘fiftieth day’ and is celebrated fifty days after Easter.

Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. While they were praying, a sound like rushing wind filled the house, and tongues of fire came to rest over each of their heads. This was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit promised by God through the prophet Joel (Joel 2:28-29). The disciples were immediately empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. The liturgical colour for this day is red. This not only symbolises the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended, but also reminds us of the blood of the martyrs – believers of every generation who, by the power of the Holy Spirit, hold firm to their faith.

Pentecost

Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity

The first Sunday after Pentecost is Holy Trinity Sunday. The church rejoices in the impenetrable mystery that God is ‘triune’ or ‘three-in-one’ – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. How God can be three distinct persons is beyond the ability of any human to rationalise or understand.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, we accept this mystery as a fundamental article of faith which is clearly taught in the Bible (eg Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14). Since faith comes only through the Holy Spirit working through the means of grace, it is appropriate that this wonderful mystery is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

Trinity Sunday is a transitional day that bridges two sections of the liturgical year, and a day on which we praise and adore God both for what he has done for the world and for who he is. The liturgical colour for Trinity Sunday is white which represents the holiness and perfection of God.


News from the Lutheran Church of Australia

Notice

Bishop John Henderson Lutheran Church of Australia - Heartland enews from the Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia Holy Week and Easter dated 24 March 2021.

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 ALWS Launches Nepal COVID Appeal 11 May 2021.

Lutheran Church of Australia - Victorian District - Our Victorian Synod has its own electronic newsletter. Access District Voices to see what is happening LCAVD District Voices for 13 May 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 May newsletter.

LCA Church Worker Support Department - serves the church by assisting employing and calling bodies to work towards seeing that their church workers can start well, stay well and finish well. LCA Church Worker Support 25 March 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 23 April 2021 Lifelong Faith Formation?

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 11 May 2021 Call to Prayer for Myanmar.

LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 15 April 2021.

If you have experienced abuse or have witnessed poor behaviour from someone working for, or connected with, the Lutheran Church in Australia or New Zealand, or if you believe that someone else in the church is at risk, it is important that you let the Professional Standards Department know. Phone 1800 644 628 (Australia) or 0800 356 887 (New Zealand); email complaints@lca.org.au; or post PO Box 519, Marden SA 5070 Australia

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Worship Service Times

St John's, Wodonga Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

St Mark's
St Mark's, Yackandandah is now closed and you will be welcomed at St John's, Wodonga.