Monday, August 30, 2010

Here's a message from Pilgrim Lutheran Church for all you starving students in the Magill Area:

Dear Uni Students,
Can we help you?


Free bread & bread rolls available from Pilgrim Lutheran Church
21 Edward Street Magill {off St Bernards Road} every Wednesday night
[enter through front door]
… come and help yourself

(BTW, It's just normal bread - you won't get one of these:)

***Please note: if you are a starving student at Mawson Lakes have a chat to Pastor Stephen Trautwein who also knows where to find good bread

Monday, August 16, 2010

Our view of politicians and what the Bible says

As much as it might hurt....your vote does count - so do it intelligently and prayerfully!

Here are a few passages from The Bible that spell out our attitute to our leaders - whoever they might be.

(Please note: the political climate was much more volitile when these were written, which makes the statements even more powerful)

Pray for politicians

1 Timothy 2

"How To Pray. First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honour God. This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Saviour."

Don't break the law

Romans 13

Obey Rulers. Obey the rulers who have authority over you. Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power. People who oppose the authorities are opposing what God has done, and they will be punished. Rulers are a threat to evil people, not to good people. There is no need to be afraid of the authorities. Just do right, and they will praise you for it. After all, they are God's servants, and it is their duty to help you. If you do something wrong, you ought to be afraid, because these rulers have the right to punish you. They are God's servants who punish criminals to show how angry God is. But you should obey the rulers because you know it is the right thing to do, and not just because of God's anger. You must also pay your taxes. The authorities are God's servants, and it is their duty to take care of
these matters. Pay all that you owe, whether it is taxes and fees or respect and honor.

Let love be your only debt! If you love others, you have done all that the Law demands. In the Law there are many commands, such as, "Be faithful in marriage. Do not murder. Do not steal. Do not want what belongs to others." But all of these are summed up in the command that says, "Love others as much as you love yourself." No one who loves others will harm them. So love is all that the Law demands. "

On rare occasions you may have to choose between obeying God or obeying your leaders (make sure you are right first!) and be prepared for the backlash
Acts 5
Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."
Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! (read on to see what happened)

Monday, August 2, 2010

LSF Mid Year retreat 27 - 29 August

"Relationships & Sex"

(Credit: I cut and paste most of the following from "Mid Year Retreat - Relationships and Sex" Facebook page with only slight editing)

August 27 at 7:30pm - August 29 at 1:00pm

LocationGlenbarr Camp and Conference Centre
Paris Creek Road
Strathalbyn, Australia

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'Relationships and Sex' will be explored from many different angles over the weekend with the assistance of our 3 guest couples/speakers who have extensive experience and insights on the topic. You are invited to bring along all relavent questions that you may like to as our couples, both personally and anonymously.

The retreat will also offer you the opportunity to relax and chill out with our LSFers early in semester two.

Prices... for fulltime:
1st time camper $55
Students $65
Worker $75

Part-time is also possible. For part-time rates, please contact Adam Kauschke

Please do not feel you cannot attend the camp because you cannot afford it! Please contact me (or Mike if you can) for more information about this

Things to Bring: Bible, note book & pen, sleeping geat, towel and toiletries, playing cards/boardgames, warm clothes.

please do not just say you are coming on here to the camp! Either log onto and fill out the online form OR fill out registration form from the midyear retreat pamphlet and send it to:
"Mid Year Retreat"
c/- 5 Edgeworth St
Prospect 5082

Andrew (president) - 0422 367 598 or
Adam (events) - 0434 912 039 or
Mike (pastor) - 0409 725 573 or