The Mid North and Yorke Peninsula Zone Day brought almost 100 people together at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kadina, on October 21.
The theme was ‘Service, Hope, Salvation’ and host congregation Immanuel Kadina had this day in mind all year.
When worship began, the church was full. Local Pastor Paul Hage was liturgist, with Pastor Richard Fox of Lutheran Media the preacher. The choir, under direction of musician Heather Oster, sang ‘Facing a Task Unfinished’ between the second lesson and the gospel reading. All hymns chosen for the day were very ‘singable’!
Pastor Fox was also guest speaker for day. He is an easy communicator and we learned much from his words about how the good news of the gospel spreads hope to the world community of the 21st century. In a former life, he was firstly a SANFL umpire and then an AFL umpire. He disclosed relevant, interesting details of his life from Lobethal beginnings to the present day. All through his years, the hand of God was visible, transforming this once shy lad into an eloquent, confident gospel spreader.
The offering of more than $1200 was donated to Pastor Fox for Lutheran Media’s ministry.
In words of farewell to Pastor Jim Bryan (Balaklava) on his upcoming retirement, Pastor Hage thanked him for the guidance offered. Pastor Hage now takes over the reins of Zone Pastoral Counsellor. Mrs Bryan was also thanked for her support of her husband’s work over many years.
Overall, the day of fellowship was enjoyed by many. We are looking forward to the event next year.
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