388 Montague Rd Para Vista SA 5093 Australia
+61 8 8263 5087

Discipleship Prayer

Discipleship Prayer

Being a disciple of Jesus – what does it mean to you?

This Sunday Pastor Fin Klein from St Michael’s Hahndorf explores this topic via video.

The primary function of disciples is to prayer for all people. Do we pray for everyone – even those who we don’t like or don’t agree with?

Pastor Finn Klein

Bible Reading for this Week: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (NIV)

Please check the website www.paravista.org.au for podcasts and video archives of weekly messages or head to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/goodshepherdparavista for regular updates and encouragement from our ministry team.

Prayer Requests

Please forward all prayer requests to the church office via churchenquiries@paravista.org.au or phone 8263 5087. If you know or have spoken to anyone who does not have access to a computer, please assist them to submit their request and offer to pray with them. Prayer requests are not included in the weekly news online. If you would like to view the current requests, please refer to the email that alerted you to this Weekly News.


We give thanks for all those who have contributed to our online devotions this year. Now we are looking for more! If you have one or more of your own that you would like to share, please send them through to the church office via churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

Grow Team

Thank you for your support and encouragement of our team over the last couple of years as we have journeyed together in looking at changing our church culture here at Good Shepherd Para Vista.

The Grow Team attended their final Grow coaching workshop a couple of weeks ago.  We focussed on the topic of leadership and spent some time discussing how we will implement our plans for the future.  To finish the workshop each congregation who were part of our cluster presented their joys, highlights, challenges and what we’re looking forward to in the future as we’ve journeyed.

The team will meet one more time this year where we will plan our move forward.

Please pray for Holy Spirit’s leading for the team, each team member, and our community here at Good Shepherd.

“A community which intentionally develops intergenerational relationships to grow faith in Jesus so that He can build His Kingdom here and now”.

Kathy Liebig
Grow Team Leader

Lutheran Care Support

Thank you for your continued support for Lutheran Care and their work in assisting families struggling in the Northern Suburbs. The September food collection was again very generous with over 30 shopping bags crammed with goodies.

On Sunday October 23rd Kerry MacGrath from Lutheran Care will speak at both services about the work of Lutheran Care.

With Gratitude,
Lutheran Care

Devotion Book

The Devotion Book for 2023 is now available for ordering. The cost will be $30 so if you would like to place an order, please could you let us know at the office 0882635087 or send an email to church enquiries.

Helpers For Carols

Volunteers to join the joint School and Church Community Carols team would be welcomed with great joy. Meetings are planned for the 19th of October 26th October and 9th November.  This team will be planning the Community Carols and recruiting the cast and support team.  Please contact Merv Thiele if you can help.

Calling for Church Volunteers

As from November we are hoping to offer Holy Communion twice a month for each service.  However, to be able to do this successfully we will need more volunteers.  The areas we need help include setting up, serving, and clearing up. None of these are big tasks and full training will be given.

We are also looking for volunteers at both services to serve as Worship Hosts and Welcomers, and to help serve morning tea.

Please prayerfully consider this request and notify the office if you feel called to serve.

Young Adults

The young adults met on the Saturday of the long weekend at Joel and Christa Schwarz’s residence in Two Wells for the Bonfire & BBQ event. We had a great turnout of about 20 young adults.

Following to lighting of the bonfire, we had great conversations late into the night accompanied with some Feuerzangenbowle (similar to Mulled Wine & Glühwein).

Please continue praying for us as we continue this growing ministry. 🙂

Christa Schwarz

Ladies Fellowship- Christmas Lunch Invitation

Advance Notice- Ladies Fellowship Christmas lunch 6th December at 12 noon.

Husbands welcome!

$25 per head payable to Margaret by the end of October.

Special Guest Speaker: Greg Pattinson, CEO Foodbank SA

Please bring some non-perishable food which will be donated to Foodbank SA.

Family Support Coordinator News, from Georgie

KAPS Youth Event- Save the Date- October 30th

The rain did not dampen our spirits on Sunday! We had a lot of fun, going on a treasure hunt and playing games.  During Worship, Pastor Chris Mann from Endeavour shared a message with us about wearing our Jesus clothes. The songs for the evening were chosen by some of the kids who attended. We sang and joined with the actions.   The evening finished with a sausage sizzle and ice cream.

Our next youth event is after the holidays on Sunday 30th October (last Sunday of the month) from 4pm, so Grandparents and parents, pop it in your diaries now.  Look forward to seeing you then!

Growing Faith at Home

Dear Church Family,

Are you travelling by car in the next couple of weeks and wondering what to chat with others about? Maybe you could try some out with your small group? Have you considered the Caring Conversations from the GFH resources…

Topics include: ‘Faith that overcomes’, ‘Giving thanks’ and ‘God watches over us’. Some link to the questions we have pondered in school Chapel in recent weeks. (E.g., ‘Why is it sometimes difficult to trust God in hard times?’ connects with ‘Can you tell us about a time when it was hard to trust God?’) You might even ask each other the very same questions that Mrs Kluge, Mrs Levy and Micah answered. Links to these interviews have been shared in the Weekly News.  Listening to each other’s stories, especially the ones that we find challenging, can be a valuable way to share our faith… and remind us that God is with us no matter what we face. A few GFH resources to cover you for the next few weeks have been added to the Children & Families page of the website.

Office News

Name Badge Request

The cost for a Name Badge is $12. If you would like to order one then, contact the church office on 0882635087 or send an email to: churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

Weekly News Items

Weekly news items are to be sent to churchenquiries@paravista.org.au or krishna.vasani@paravista.org.au by Wednesday Evening.  Out of hours please leave a message on the answering system 08 8263 5087 or email the office and staff will respond as soon as they are able.

Congregational Contacts

Due to the turnover of office staff and running from an older version of outlook in recent years we have discovered a few discrepancies in the email contact lists. We are working to resolve this and ask for patience as we do so. As a result, you may discover that you are not receiving the weekly news reminder or emails you require for your rostered positions. Please email churchenquiries@paravista.org.au or contact the office if you find you are not receiving information you require. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Morning Tea and Coffee

Yay, our percolator is back!! Please come and enjoy the coffee. You may purchase a $2 coffee from the coffee machine if you wish. For health and welfare of our members and guests we still request hosts to serve the milk and sugar. This should assist in preventing the spread of COVID or influenza. We will monitor this and return to self-serve as soon as we believe it to be safe.

“… Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…

Mathew 28:19

We are a COVID-Safe Church

Please consider the health and safety of others and do not attend the church if you are feeling unwell. We continue to practice good hygiene and respect the discretion of individuals to wear/not wear a mask. Thank you!

In observing Christ’s command to love one another, we are to treat each other with respect and dignity. In honoring people, we are also fulfilling our responsibility under the law of the land. The LCA and Good Shepherd Para Vista is committed to implementing processes to ensure the church is a safe place. If anyone feels they have been subjected to sexual abuse or harassment in any form by anyone who holds a position of trust in the church, please contact:

P: 1800 644 628 E: report.abuse@safeplace.lca.org.au

Weekly News Submissions should be made by the Wednesday prior to Friday publication.

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Church Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm (closed 12:30pm-1:30pm for lunch)
Church Website: www.paravista.org.au Email: churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

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388 Montague Road Para Vista SA 5093 |   Phone: 8263 5087 | PO Box 306 Modbury North SA 5092