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!

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Reformation Sunday

Do good works bring us eternal life?

We believe, the grace of God is the means by which we are forgiven and drawn into relationship with God. God's grace is something so good and so powerful we cannot possibly earn it. There isn’t anything we can do to un-earn it, either. We strive to make all we do a grateful response to the undeserved gift of God's grace to us.

St Paul had written “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9.

This is the truth we come together to celebrate when we commemorate Reformation Sunday at St John’s Lutheran Church, 14 Havelock Street, Wodonga on 27 October 2019 with a special parish worship service at 10 a.m. followed by a shared fellowship meal.

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

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Family Service Commemorating All Saints Day

On 3 November, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Wodonga we commemorate All Saints Sunday at the Family Service commencing at 10:00 a.m.

All Saints Day is a special festival that enriches our worship lives. It is a day on which we are encouraged and edified by the lives of the saints over many centuries. The word ‘saint’ comes from the Latin ‘sanctus’, which means ‘holy.’ God declares that everyone who has been baptised and believes the promise of the gospel is justified, holy, and blameless. The ‘communion of saints’ includes both those still living on earth as well as all who have died in the faith and are now in heaven.

On All Saints Day we call to mind the faithful men and women of the Bible and praise God for their examples. We also remember the many faithful Christians throughout the history of the church and from our Parish. Wodonga Lutheran Parish remember parishioners and loved ones who were called to be with the Lord in the last year. The All Saints Day worship service can be a very personal celebration as each of us remembers friends and relatives now living in heaven and whose faith in Christ inspired us. Most importantly, this is a day when we glorify God, not just for the faithfulness of the saints, but for His faithfulness to the saints.

If you would like to add a friend or loved one to the roll please speak with Pastor Jaswanth, contact Heather in the Parish Office or write your loved ones name on the contact sheet on each pew and place it in the offering bowl.

The liturgical colour for All Saints Day is white. God's saints are those who have …

washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14

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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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 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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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 14 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 16 October 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 21 August 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 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 27 September 2019 What is Inter-Generational Ministry?

LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 4 October 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