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

Relational Prayer

Relational Prayer

At its simplest, prayer is a conversation between two people who love each other. That means prayer is not about perfecting the correct methodology. Instead, it’s about growing in this love relationship where we can respond with all we are, to all that Father God is to us.  When it comes to praying, we’ve already been given everything we need: a heart, mind, mouth, and ears. Using these, prayer becomes a flow of love toward God that can bear fruit of all kinds as we submit to him and know him better.

Pr Peter Steicke

Bible Reading: Luke 11:1-13

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.

Notice of Call Meeting 24th July 12pm

A congregational call meeting will be held on 24th July 2022 at 12pm.

This meeting is to call our new Pastor and will be held with Bishop David Altus assisting.  I encourage you to attend and be part of this very important decision.  If you have not received a copy containing information about the three Pastors, the call committee have recommended or have any questions in relation to this meeting please contact the church office. If you wish to attend remotely, please contact the church office for zoom connection details.

Note: There will be an Attendance list on the Sound desk if anyone needs to put in an apology for this meeting.

Ladies’ Fellowship

The next meeting for Ladies Fellowship is on Tuesday 2nd August at 1pm.
Vicar Jacob will lead our Bible Study.  Please bring your Bible.
Marg will be sharing a quiz on SA, so brush up on your local trivia!
Afternoon tea hostesses: Lenna Uebergang, Bev Maloney
There will be a trading table.
Masks preferable
Please do not come if unwell.
Any apologies to Di Schlenk 0409 820 448.

Grow Ministry Update

The Grow Team recently met to discuss Missional Faith Formation at Good Shepherd.  How can we pass on our faith and help people encounter Jesus in our current culture and time?  What might it look like for our congregation to expand and extend our presence beyond the church walls?  And how could our congregation provide support and encourage people along the pathway of faith formation?

On Sunday 31 July our Mind Map will be displayed for our community to ponder and add to.  We look forward to continuing to explore this with Holy Spirit’s leading.

“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

Family Zone News

Our donations to the Family Zone are helping fund family activities during the holidays. These are activities that the families could not afford and are designed to strengthen families and create lasting memories for disadvantaged families. These activities include visits to the zoo, play cafes and family picnics.

A Middle Eastern Cultural group has been learning First Aide and connecting to other cultural groups.

Food requests for August are:

Sugar; Coffee; Tea bags; Tinned beetroot; Toothpaste; Toothbrushes.

Thank you for your continued generous support of Lutheran Care.

Operation Christmas Child

Are you thinking about how you might be able to share God’s love with children beyond our borders? Here is an opportunity! Packing a shoebox with gifts and prayer is something you could do as an individual, a family, or a small group. There are brochures available with more information in the church office… just pop in to see Helen or Tina. Alternatively, you could contact Lynette Beck on 0407 354404 for more details.

Family Support Coordinator News, from Georgie

KAPS: One Week to Go!

Are you looking for an opportunity for young people to connect and get to know each other? One of the aims for this KAPS (Kids and Parents) event is to provide an opportunity for children and parents (or grandparents!)  to connect with each other from our community (church and school).

Join us for some fun activities, team games, worship, and dinner.  While the first part of the afternoon is for students/parents in Years 4-7, the worship and dinner is open to all family members. Grandparents, here’s an opportunity to bring you grandchildren along!

When? July 31st, 4pm-6:30pm.

Where? Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (enter via the main door facing Montague Rd.)

For more details you can check out the flyer, or contact Rachel on 0475 582 289, or see Georgie.

Growing Faith at Home

Dear Church Family,

Do you find prayer easy or difficult? That is one of the caring conversations in this week’s GFH resource you might like to explore with your friends, family, or small group. The devotions this week focus on prayer, starting with Jesus’ teaching on prayer (the Bible reading for this Sunday). Hear the pleas of Hannah and Hezekiah. Hear the confidence Elijah had in God as he prayed to Him. I keep thinking that as we pray, we are talking to the One who loves us most and knows us best. What would you like to chat with Him about this week?

Safe Church Training Level 1

Salisbury Lutheran Church (The Ark), 10 Waterloo Corner Rd, Salisbury SA 5108
13 August 2022
9:00am–4:00pm (sign-in from 8:45 am)
$5 per person per session inclusive of non-refundable fee (invoiced to congregation)
To register use this link: https://bit.ly/3aW8xCJ
Registrations close 8 August 2022
Morning Tea will be provided – BYO Lunch.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School Angaston Celebrates their 60th Anniversary!

You are warmly invited to celebrate the school’s 60th Anniversary.

Sunday 31 July 2022

10.30am Church service in the hub

12 noon Shared lunch – bring food to share

1pm school tours

RSVP 29th July ph. 85642396.

Office News

Blank Spaces – Copies Available

Reid Matthias’s new book, “ Blank Spaces” is available for purchase through the church office. The cost is $20.

Financial Assistance – Arsha

A huge thank you to all who have donated to assist Arsha Noroozi in his quest for permanent residency in Australia. Only another $545.80 is required to meet the goal of $1800.00 that had been set.  Donations to support Arsha can still be done in the following ways:

Electronic Funds Transfer

BSB: 704 942
Acct: 100713424
Acct Name: Para Vista Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Operating
Reference: ARSHA

Cash donation: Place in an envelope marked with ARSHA (We have Mission Vision Ministry Support envelopes available in the office or the ushers’ desks) either handed into the office or placed on a collection bowl after service.

Caretaking Volunteers Required

Good Shepherd School has been chosen by SA Health to be a COVID-19 vaccination hub to help eligible people get vaccinated.  Caretaking (or security) volunteers are sought to be present in the church cafe on the following date:

  • Saturday 30 July 10.00am to 4.00pm

An hour or two of time is all that is required. Please contact the office or Stephen with your availability.

Office Hours/Staffing

Mon:  Closed.

Tues:  Open 9am to 3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30 to 1.30pm. Stephen and Helen on site.

Wed:  Open 9am to 3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30 to 1.30pm. Stephen on site.

Thurs:  Open 9am to 3pm. Closed for lunch 12.30 to 1.30pm. Stephen and Tina on site.

Fri:  Office closed, Rachel working remotely.

Georgie is onsite at the school Tuesday to Friday.
Staff have a meeting Thursday from 9.30 to 10.30am.

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


“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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!

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

Church Giving via Electronic Funds Transfer:
Regular Electronic Giving (REG): BSB 704 942; Acc 100 354 939
Church Office Hours: Tuesday-Thurs 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