Dear members and friends of St Peters, Hobart,
I am getting this weeks communication to you a little earlier because The Gospel Coalition Australia is partnering with Colin Buchanan, as he hosts an online concert for adults TONIGHT, this Thursday 7th May, from 7.30 pm AEST.
Colin is a gifted artist who's able to weave the gospel into his music and performance in a clear and engaging way. Why not invite a non-Christian friend to watch it with you tonight?
It will be via Facebook Live, on his Facebook page. Further details can be found here.
Talking of webinars, I will be hosting another ‘To the Point’ webinar today week, Thursday the 14th of May at 7.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
The preliminary title for the episode is ‘Seeking justice; handling hurt and injustice constructively’.
The Guests are:
Kim Baumeler: Experienced Barrister, Chairperson of LCA ecclesiastical discipline review team and St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hobart, chairperson.
Dr John Kleinig: Prominent Lutheran Church of Australia theologian, gifted international speaker and author.
Mark your calendars and share the news as this promises to be another interesting, engaging and informative conversation. As always, questions are welcome. See our St Peter’s website for further details.
We have recently launched our new Instagram page and updated our Facebook page with a new look. We will be posting here regularly with news, updates, special stories and other posts regularly. Take a look and give us a like on our Facebook page and/or follow us on our Instagram page here.
Would you like to do a short course with Australian Lutheran College? If yes, you complete online. Dr Adam Hensley has extended this invitation to join his forthcoming course on the Psalms. Yes, this is something that could apply to even you! Click here for more information. It certainly sounds very interesting!
Also, there have been recent emails sent by an imposter posing as 'Pastor Mike Steicke'. Always check the email address these are sent from. Pastor Mike only sends from these addresses firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you suspect you have received an email that is an imposter posing as Pastor, you can call him to check.
I’m very pleased to announce that Uma and Diva plan to join us to help lead our worship this Sunday. Always great to have support, share the load and be able to see familiar faces.
I really appreciate Kim, with the assistance of her work colleague Philippa, providing input into these mail outs. Not only does it make the task easier for me, but it helps provide a broader perspective. I am very grateful for the references to Mother Day in the contribution below:
Dear Members of St Peters,
This week I wanted to focus on mothers and Mothers Day and wish all members and friend of the Congregation who are mothers a Happy Mothers Day.
Philippa has again not let me down and has provided a lovely inspirational verse:
My child, obey your father’s godly instruction and follow your mother’s life-giving teaching. Fill your heart with their advice and let your life be shaped by what they’ve taught you. Their wisdom will guide you wherever you go and keep you from bringing harm to yourself. Their instruction will whisper to you at every sunrise and direct you through a brand new day. - Proverbs 6:20-22
What a lovely reminder of the role that parents play in our lives, and how we are guided and shaped by them. I hope this verse helps you to reflect on the role of mothers and to appreciate them and what they do.
I wish all Mothers a Happy Mothers Day and hope that the restrictions are eased so that some at least might be able to have a celebration with family. I also look forward to us being able to join in on the service on Sunday where the acknowledgement of our mothers will be part of the service.
Next week we have scheduled another To the Point with Pastor, planning is underway and advertising for it will come out shortly. I will leave Pastor to fill the congregation in on that as we draw closer to the day and planning progresses. Please keep a lookout for the advertising and let people know about it. We have had many people access the ones that have been held so far and received positive feedback to date, and I encourage you all to either tune in or if you haven’t tuned in before to have a look this time round.
Corona has ensured we have so many resources available to us, not just on Sunday, but our services and To the Point segments are available at any time and can be viewed again and again (see our website).
I also hope the weekly mail outs are benefitting people, and that people are encouraged by them and that they are a means of us keeping together as a community.
As I’ve said previously please keep in contact with one another keep reaching out and making phone calls and sending emails, or even cards to people. Each contact reminds people they are not alone and this can be so important as we all live in these strange and unusual times.
Enjoy Mothers Day, celebrate in ways that are allowed, stay safe and I look forward to emailing you all again next week.
Chairperson of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hobart.
Take care and blessings to you all.
Another great service and message is in the pipeline for this Sunday, so hope to have you all join us for the live stream Sunday at 10.00am. Click here or on the designated button on the St Peter's website.
As always, send a message if you require pastoral care or simply a listening ear, or contact one of our Pastoral Assistants.
St Peter's Lutheran Church, Hobart.
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