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WEST MORETON ZONE RALLY REPORT 2016
On the 19th April Women from the West Moreton Zone received a warm welcome from the Peace Woman’s Fellowship Gatton for Rally Day 2016. Attending were 44 people including Bishop Paul Smith, Marilyn Barber (LWA Ex) Karen Bryce, Heather Kleidon and Ros Vonhof (LWQ Ex). The theme was “ Love one another”
The host Pastor, James Haak ‘s devotion was from 1 John 4. God is love. Love is the greatest thing. Because of God’s love he sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Because God loves us we should also love one another.
The speaker was Karyn Rosenthal. She spoke of the work that is being done at Mary & Marthas. The offering of $534 was given as a donation to this cause.
Marilyn Barber and Barbara Smith received a gift in recognition of their time in the Zone Executive but have now moved on.
It was great having a sing-a-long with Peace School children.
“How Great Thou art” was sung in memory of members who gave gone to their eternal home this last year.
Bishop Paul Smith and Karen Bryce reported on activities in the church and Lutheran Women Queensland.
Ipswich Bargain Centre
A successful year with $16,000 having been distributed between Charities
Last year the 30 year anniversary was celebrated with over 130 guests . Patron Pastor Eric Liebelt from South Australia attended.
Faith Lutheran College
Student Numbers have grown to 729 this year. The building program is continuing. WMZ Ladies have been asked for donations to their fund in supplying cushions to a Kindy at Tanna, Vanuatu so they have something to sit on after the Volcanic eruption. The zone will donate $500.
Tabeel Lutheran Home
The volunteering program is a very important part of the home.
Tabeel have applied for 25 Client Directed Care Packages to assist to help some people to stay in their homes
Tabeel Ladies Auxiliary
This organision is now being wound up because of declining numbers. The money on hand is being spent on furnishings in Tabeel.
Closing Devotion by Pastor Milton Fritsch: Love is the hall mark of a Christian Life. We have love for God and love for each other. We can have this love because God first loved us. Because of this true love flows through us to all people even to those that we find difficult.
Executive Committee for 2016 President Shirley Klinge
1st Vice President Dawn Heck
2nd Vice President Val Krisanski
Secretary /Treasurer Jan Fischer
Add. Members: Irene Gerhardt. Delma Barrett
Elsie Oddi Reporter