ST PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH, FERRYDEN PARK Inc AND THE ABORIGINAL LUTHERAN FELLOWSHIP OF GREATER ADELAIDE HOME OF THE ABORIGINAL LUTHERAN MINISTRY IN ADELAIDE FOR 24 YEARS & STILL GOING STRONG Bi Monthly Newsletter
What’s inside this edition 2) Book Launch 2) New Creation Teaching Ministry study on Aboriginal Missions from July to September. 2) Pastor Frank and Daisy of Amperlat-
waty NT. 3) Photos of the ministry at Ferryden Park. 3) Us & FACEBOOK 4) FP Leadership team for 2010. 4) Pastor/Chairman report on Facebook.
April 2010 Number 5 FERRYDEN PARK MINISTRY: BUILDING FAITH BY THE WORD TOGETHER. DIVERSE HISTORY, SHARED FUTURE
Fellowship with Paul and Mei-Li Traeger of FRM. Finke River Mission workers from Papunya chat with Lorraine after fellowship meeting in Feb. Paul shared with us of their experience and ministry translating and supporting the Loritja people in the south west of Northern Territory. He used the Pitjantjatjara version of Isaiah’s testimony as recorded in Isaiah 6:5 as the basis of what he shared. Mei-li was able to encourage one of our Mandarin speaking members showing once again that our times and paths are under his wonderful and gracious oversight. It was a blessing to have fellowship with Paul and Mei-li.
INDIJAM UPDATE Thank you to all those who have been praying and waiting for this program to begin. Due to the generous $6000 grant given to us from the Hotels Association, $3500 from Health Services Australia and $2000 from Trinity Congregation at Hope Valley, and the very good deal from Dr Rocks Music Store in the process of closing down we were able to purchase and inscribe guitars, African drums, electric drums, mixers, key board, amplifiers, speakers and microphones along with the relevant stands, cords and straps. We are now waiting on the relevant leaders to complete their various volunteer requirements such as ChildSafe and Safe Place. Then, Lord willing, we will be ready to go.
Our Logo: Australia in Aboriginal colours with the glory of the sun at it's centre and the cross reaching north, south, east & west. These symbols speak of the focus, the content and the influence of our ministry.
The book Launching We were delighted that the family chose to hold this event at the home base of the Aboriginal Lutheran Fellowship of Greater Adelaide. Pastor Clem Eckermann was much loved missioner among the Koonibba community. One of our members, Mr Cyril Coby was a young adult, when he worked alongside pastor Clem, Lorna Coleman, another senior member, was married by Pastor Clem And, Allan Wombat, a faithful worshipper at Ferryden Park was both baptised and confirmed by Pastor Clem. Although he was never a pastor at Ferryden Park he was certainly a pastor to the people who came from Koonibba to the Thebarton and was instrumental in forming the “Aboriginal Lutheran Fellowship of Greater Adelaide” which is now part of the ministry of St Pauls Lutheran Church. “The story of the Nunga people and the Koonibba Mission is brought to life through a series of delightful, personal stories, many deeply moving, which reveal the character, resilience and wonderful faith of the Koonibba residents since the beginning of the twentieth century. This book details the relationship between the Nungas and the mission staff, the respect and affection that grew and how they built their community . It looks at contentious government policies - such as the Protectorate Act of 1912 - and how the Nungas and the mission staff worked together to overcome such obstacles.” extract from official publicity. The 244 page book can be purchased from Elizabeth Buck on 08 72202634 $25 Congratulations Edmund on your up-coming ordination. What a joy it is. As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31.
New creation Teaching Ministry Pastor Clark will be giving a series of studies entitled “A STORY OF FIRE”. This nine week program will consider the positive effects of the power of God in the lives and communities of Aboriginal Christians in Australia, as the Holy Spirit moves with the fire of the gospel. The program begins 2/7/10 and concludes on the 22/9/10. Each studies goes from 7.30 to 9.30 and is open to all and offered free of charge. There will be many good books and papers available to purchase on the night and each meeting will include an interval break for opportunity for fellowship over a cuppa and a biscuit. The studies will be given at the Northwestern Community Church (Churches of Christ) 193 Port Road Queenstown. Phone Pastor Trevor Faggotter for further details on 8241 1111.
Pastor Frank and Daisy Turner and Cetrina, visited us from their congregation in Amperlatwaty NT. We enjoyed a few meals of kangaroo tail together after Sunday worship in the manse back yard. Hospital food might be ok for a day or two but not for months on end. It is always good to have decent feed of roo tail cooked proper way. Keep Cetrina in your prayers that God may give her renewed health and strength to return to her community in peace and joy. Pray also for Pastor Frank as he serves God among his community.
Ash Wednesday was the first week of the lenten program. 20 people attended the service which began with the Imposition of Ashes followed by a service of Holy Communion. Glenn Vonow has been encouraging our members to read through the Scriptures after worship each Sunday. We praise God for Glenn and his desire to see people grow in t h e i r a p p re c i a t i o n o f God’s word. Studies for Lent 2010. We began each study by reading the whole of Deuteronomy chapter 8. We then used the 7 ‘fruits’ mentioned in verse 8 as the basis of our lenten series. We reflected on God’s ongoing goodness to us and that he gives us the fulness of our inheritance and the fruit of the Spirit. And that he did this by virtue of his obedience to the Father and the way of the cross. Maundy Thursday Camp fire, rooster and denial, stripping of the altar and solemn silence.
Thank you Inge for celebrating your 80th birthday with us. And for sharing the time you had with Rose. may God grant you both peace and hope for the future despite the vast distance between here and Germany
Fellowship with many forms of sharing
WHAT WE DO WITH FACEBOOK. If you go onto the internet and type in ‘Facebook” then type in ‘Aboriginal Lutheran Church Adelaide’ you will get our page. Then if you click on ‘Discussions’ you will be able to read sermons from each week plus book reviews. So far the following reviews are available; Nowhere People by Henry Reynolds, ‘The Last Protector’ by Cameron Raynes, ‘Radicle Hope’ by Noel Pearson. If you go to my Facebook page “Bryce Clark” you will find other comments and details and an opportunity to make your comments. If you download Issuu you will also be able to read our bi-monthly news letter via Facebook. Please forgive me if these instructions are wrong but mistakes will simply show my own inadequacies in this piece of modern technology.
The boys enjoy chewing away on some roo tail. Thank you Annie and Natalie for the time you sweated over the hot fire.
Our new Leadership Team for 2010. Pastor, Public officer and ChildSafe Corodinator: Bryce Clark Chairman: Michael Eckert. BUS DRIVERS from the Eastern Suburbs
Treasurer: Shona Reid.
Secretary: Jason Wandel.
Glenn Vonow Mark Schubert Julian Pfitzner
Lay Readers for 2010: Marilyn Wall and Michelle Juers
Childsafe Team Leader for Indijam project: Lyndon Reid.
Church Domestic Environment Manager; Lorraine Kempf
SafePlace representative & compiler of Bulletin: Wendy Begg.
Friday Out Reach support shop co-ordinator; Kath May (supervisor Steve Jeffries).
Fred’s Van - Meet & Veg; Purchasing officer, Wendy Noll
PASTOR/CHAIRMAN’S REPORT OF FEBRUARY 2010 AGM CAN BE READ ON OUR FACEBOOK page AT “ABORIGINAL LUTHERAN CHURCH ADELAIDE”. ST PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH FERRYDEN PARK Inc & THE ABORIGINAL LUTHERAN FELLOWSHIP OF GREATER ADELAIDE
suitable. Over time the two incorporated bodies have forged a common identity, mission and character. We now enjoy a unique worship experience that reflects the joy we share for the grace God has shown to us in forgiveA GREAT PLACE TO SERVE AND BE ness and mercy. SERVED With our shared history, and despite many St Pauls Lutheran Church began in 1945 obstacles and detractors, the ministry of Fer(incorporated in 1970) as a ministry to the ryden Park is stronger now than it has ever western suburbs community. The congregabeen. tion began ministering to post WW2 migrants and has continued to support various refugee We receive no financial subsidies from the communities ever since. In 1986, under the LCA and any extra program we seek to follow guidance of Pastor Koch, the then District has to be supported by our own members President, St Pauls combined with the Abo- and/or community grants we apply for. So, if riginal Lutheran Fellowship of Greater Ade- you have a heart for cross cultural ministry laide (Incorporated in 1975) when their fel- and would like to share with us in what God lowship centre at Thebarton was no longer is doing among this community then maybe
this is the congregation for you. If you have a desire to serve God in valid and worth while ways then maybe this is the ministry for you. If you are tired of the same o’l, same o’l, as far as your christian life is concerned then maybe here are the relationships your looking for. We are located at the corner of Parker & Stuart St, Ferryden Park, SA, Phone: 82688722, Mobile 0405319513, firstname.lastname@example.org