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Trinity Sunday – Living in the Unity of Love and Peace

Trinity Sunday – Living in the Unity of Love and Peace

In today’s world people have all sorts of ideas about who God is and what he’s like.  Into this context our confession of God as the Triune God (as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) clearly identifies which God we worship and believe in as Christians.  In fact, the Church’s confession about the Triune God tells us not only who God is but also tells the story about what our God has done to save us.  It tells the story about how in love, God the Father has sent his Son Jesus to be our saviour and that the same Father has also sent the Holy Spirit through the Son, so that the Holy Spirit might unite us to Christ in faith and in turn the Son might reconcile and restore us to God the Father through the forgiveness that he won for us on the cross.  Our confession of the Triune God is also a call for us to reflect in our relationships with each other the same unity of love and peace that characterizes the relationships within the Trinity.  The same love and peace that Jesus has so abundantly and graciously poured over our lives, through the power of the Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.

Pastor Richard Haar

Bible Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-6 (NLT)

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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.


Young Adults

On Saturday, 3rd June join us at 5.00pm for an Escape room adventure at Escaplex. For more details follow the Young Adults Facebook page.


Ladies Fellowship

Congregation members are invited to the next meeting of the Ladies Fellowship on 6th June.

Special Guest speakers
Triss and Paul Roberts from the Queen Adelaide Society.

Regular meeting commences at 1pm.
Please note there will NOT be a Bible Study at this meeting.

Hostesses: Sue Renfrey She will need some help!

Trading Table will be offered. Please bring something.
Beth Stringer coordinating the trading table.

Apologies to Di Schlenk 0409 820 448

Leanne Stahl’s Solo Art Exhibition

From 10th- 25th June, I am having a solo art exhibition of around 20 paintings at a community gallery in Tranmere, (Brookside Cellars Community Arts Centre, 17 Moore Street, Tranmere) to which you are all welcome.

The gallery is open Thursday 10am – 3pm, and Weekends 12-4pm.

It is on the theme of ‘Flourishing’ in this season and in my art style.

I will also be there each Sat and Sun afternoon “sitting the exhibition” and happy to share about my artwork.

I would love to see you there.

Leanne Stahl




Friendship and Fun

On Sunday 11th June from 1pm in the church hall. Come along and enjoy sharing time over some friendly games. All welcome!

BYO drinks, nibbles, afternoon tea.

A gold coin donation on arrival would be appreciated, and tea/coffee is available.

Activities for the afternoon will include cards, board games and carpet bowls – if you can’t play, then come and learn!

Contact Peter Schlenk for more details on 0419 217 767.

We aim to provide a welcoming, enjoyable afternoon of conversation and fun and look forward to seeing you there.

KAPS (Kids and Parents) Event

We had a lot of fun on Sunday night! Detective skills were needed for the treasure hunt. We then participated in Worship, which had a Pentecost theme. The (early) evening was completed with some warm toasties for tea. We would love for you to join us next time for some service activities on 25th June. Bring your children or your grandchildren… Get to know new friends!  Pop it in your diaries now. More information to follow!

Community Family Support News

Growing Faith at Home

This coming Sunday is known as ‘Trinity Sunday’. Christians believe in one God, who is Father, Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. It can be a little tricky to get your head around. Along with the usual GFH resource, I’d like to share a couple others that illustrate the Trinity. The ‘Three in One Apple Activity’ mentions a book called ‘A picture of God 3 in 1’. It’s a good one. Let me know if you are interested and I can get it for you!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

 School Snippets

There has been a lot happening this week! Students in Years 5 and 6 enjoyed their Stage 4 experiences. Students chose from a range of activities that peaked their interest. Sport, photography, camping, gaming and cooking to name just a few! School leadership have begun to transition into their new roles. (See information shared in our Weekly News dated 5/05/2023 and 18/05/2023 for details.) Exciting times ahead! Next week also promises to be a another big one. On Wednesday 7th June we will farewell our Principal, David Wilksch, at our Chapel service. The service begins at 8:50am. There will be a light morning tea and coffee available after Worship, along with a chance to say ‘goodbye’. Hope to see you there.

For more information of what’s happening at school, please click on this link to our newsletter https://inewsletter.co/J1WDLx/latest or pick up a printed copy in the Church Café area. (Georgie is happy to organise a printed school newsletter for you if you would like.)

Chapel Invitation

As always, you are more than welcome to come along and join us for Chapel on Wednesdays from 8:50am… Love to see you soon!


JC Life Kids Camp

Do you like camping and sharing time with other people who like to have fun? Here’s an idea for the school holidays!  Junior Christian Life (JC Life) is a four-day, three-night, camp for young people in Years 4-6 to meet others and grow in their relationship with God. Significant sponsorship is offered to first time campers by the LLL. Only $20 admin fee!  (If this is not your first camp, talk to Georgie as there is a smaller sponsorship available.) The camp will be at Camp Kedron, Barmera. There will be a bus heading out from Adelaide. For more information either chat with or contact Georgie here, or check out the camp section on the blueprint ministries website at: www.blueprintministries.org.au/camps/jc-life

Alternately, you might like to head straight to JC Life for registration.





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 along with 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


3rd June                                 5pm Young Adults Event

6th June                                  1pm Ladies Fellowship

11th June                              1-4pm Friendship and Fun

10th-25th June                      Leanne Stahl’s Solo Art Exhibition

12th June                              Public Holiday

25th June                              4-7pm KAPS


1st July                                  Young Adults

9th July                                 1-4pm Friendship and Fun in the church hall

10th July – 14th July          Metro CLW at Port Hughes



“…But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”

John 14:26 (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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388 Montague Road Para Vista SA 5093 |   Phone: 8263 5087 | PO Box 306 Modbury North SA 5092