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We gathered at Calvary, Glasshouse Mountains with the Theme taken from Genesis 1:24-25, “All creatures great and small”. 38 in attendance to close off our year and make plans for 2023. After a cuppa we were welcomed by Zone Pres. Marilyn Jonas.

Pastor Tom Jantke

“All creatures Great and small” was the opening hymn. Pastor Tom Jantke opened with a devotion based on forgiveness.  If you forgive your sin they are forgiven. Jesus said to Thomas Blessed are those who have not seen yet believe. We all have wounds – marks of scars – emotional scars remain. God forgives..

LCAQD Pr Ben Hentschke gave a report of the ebb and flow in the Churches. St. Paul wrote to the people of Corinth so that they would know right from wrong. Christ is our redeemer. We are to share in communion with Him. We are to encourage one another and be a blessing to many people in our Guilds/Fellowships and those we meet.

Marilyn Jonas and Pastor Ben Hentschke

Marilyn Jonas will be stepping down as President. Marilyn has become a Grandma to twin boys and will help her daughter. ZONE Treasurer Pam Flesser announced that $1,244.00 Project money 2022, will be forwarded to LYQ. LWA & LWQ Project monies amounted to $5,270.00.  Pam spoke to proposal 1 – that the offering for the day be given to “Blaze Aid” for the work they do volunteering – helping farmers affected by bushfires and floods. Guest speaker – Lois Spann enlightened us further on the work done by those who travel throughout Australia with their caravans, stopping and helping for a day or two or a few weeks.  Proposal 2 – that the project for 2023 be to LYQ for support for Upper Primary students to attend camps.

Guest Speaker: Jill Schefe

Guest speaker Lyn Jantke gave us an overview of her wildlife photography since retiring. It started as a hobby to document the wildlife in the native garden she and husband Pr Tom developed in their first retirement home. Her hobby now encompasses a wider understanding of Australian biodiversity.

Ruth Geitz was welcomed as President as Marilyn is stepping down. The new executive of the Zone was installed by Pr. Tom Jantke.  Jill Schefe gave us and interesting take on the Animals of the bible in her closing devotion. Jill encouraged us to work together like “ANTS” to get things done. The dove represents the Holy Spirit who loyally watches over us.

Fellowship over Lunch ended our day.

Reporter: Pam Flesser.

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