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Jesus Christ – God’s YES!

Jesus Christ – God’s YES!

There are Many names for Jesus in the Bible – Saviour; Good Shepherd; Messiah; Immanuel to name a few.

In the text for today’s sermon St Paul talks of Jesus as ‘God’s Yes’.
When you think about that, it is really one of the most beautiful ways to describe Jesus, because “yes” implies action and involvement.

“Yes” implies commitment, God’s commitment to, and for us.

Pastor Paul Fielke

Bible Readings: 2 Corinthians 1: 17-20 (NLT)

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.

Pastoral Care Ministry News

The pastoral care ministry is undergoing a change.  Sue Schenscher and Kathy Liebig have taken on the role of leading and coordinating this ministry.  We are looking to expand the role of pastoral care throughout our community.  Equipping, training, and mentoring will be explored.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please come and chat with us.  For any pastoral care needs please contact the front office on 8263 5087 or email pastoralcare@paravista.org.au.

August Food Collection

Our next food collection will be on Sunday, 27th August at both services.

Requests for this month are:

2 Minute noodles
Tinned tuna
Tinned fruit
Tinned spaghetti
Baked Beans
Muesli Bars
Roll ups

Thank you for the fantastic ongoing support for the work of Lutheran Care

Family Hub

KAPS -Save the Date- Sunday 27th August!!

Time to get creative! Our next KAPS event is coming up in just over a week and we are going to be having a creative theme! Years 2 to 7 students and a parent/ carer are most welcome to join us for activities, worship, and a meal. (Just wear old clothes and /or BYO art smock for the activities!) Love to see you!

Rachel and Georgie


Young Adults

The next Young Adults event is just around the corner. On 2nd September we are having a movie night, hosted by the Zanker’s. Arrival from 4:30pm. There will be a dinner of burgers and pizza provided from 5:30pm. BYO drinks, and nibbles for the movie, but popcorn will be provided. Following the movie, we will have a small discussion about a few parts of it.

Community Family Support News

School Snippets

We have a wonderful culturally diverse community at Good Shepherd… and we have wonderful opportunities to get together. Have you seen the videos advertising the upcoming ‘Hollywood or Bollywood’ themed Trivia Night?  (We have them recorded in Punjabi, Mandarin, Hindi, and English of course!) I encourage you to click on the links on the Trivia Night page.  You are also welcome to click on this link to find out what’s happening at school via our newsletter: https://inewsletter.co/J1WDLx/latest Of course, a printed copy is available in the café area, and I am happy to arrange your own copy if you would like!

Wednesday Worship

Our Worship Drama Group shared the message ‘Let your light shine’ with us on Wednesday.  Please have a look at this week’s devotion for an overview of what was shared. We would love to see you at our Wednesday Worship and coffee next week if you have a little time. Same time as usual… 8:50am!  Next week we will begin a new ‘G.O.A.T’ theme (that’s ‘Greatest of All Time’). Mrs. Claudia Deanshaw will be sharing the message… Love to see you soon!

Do You Like to Cook?

From time to time, we have the opportunity to help out families in need of a meal or two. If one of your hobbies is cooking (or if it is something that you don’t mind doing) I would love to hear from you. Feel free to have a chat or you could contact me here and I can give you more information.

Growing Faith at Home

What is faith? It is something we talk about, but how would you actually describe it to someone? This week’s GFH title is ‘Faith in Jesus’. The resource offers some other ideas to discuss as a family; ‘Name someone you know who has a great faith. Why do you say that about them? Share ways you can help each other to have a great faith.’  I find comfort and confidence in placing my trust and faith in someone who is dependable and loves me. Check out the resource and have a wonderful week!


Level 2 Training

Have you completed level 1 and need to complete Level 2?

There is an opportunity to attend a Level 2 workshop at Elizabeth Lutheran church on Saturday 2nd September.

Register online or contact Tina Pfeiffer.










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

Office News

Morning Tea and Coffee

Tea and coffee are available after Sunday services, and you are most welcome to come and enjoy the free percolated and instant coffee and tea.

Connect Cards

Connect Cards are available as you enter worship. Please complete the card using pencils which are available from holders on the side of chairs in the worship centre. They may be placed in bowls provided at exits as you leave. Connect Cards may be used for comments, small group or prayer requests, or to communicate with office or Pastoral Care staff.

Weekly News Items

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

Name Badge Request

The cost for a replacement name badge is $12. If you would like to order one, contact the church office on 8263 5087 or send an email to: churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

Diary Dates 2023


Diary Dates 2023


25th August                      Step-up to HC course

27th August                       4-7pm KAPS

27th August                       LC Food Collection


1st September                   Step-up to HC course

2nd September                  Young Adults Event

3rd September                  Father’s Day

7th & 21st September       Craft group (1st and 3rd Thursday of every month)

10th September                10.30am Step- up Service

17th September                12-3pm Community Lunch


“…For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.”

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NLT)

Safe Church

Please consider the health and safety of others and do not attend the church if you are feeling unwell. 

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

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Regular Electronic Giving (REG): BSB 704 942; Acc 100 354 939
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