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10th March 2024 - Fourth Sunday in Lent

Updated: Mar 8

Together Sharing Christ’s Love


Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby


Liturgical Colour: Violet

Fourth Sunday in Lent: What is Lent?

Many Christians have heard of Lent, but do all know what it means?  According to Merriam-Webster, Lent means "the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter as a period of penitence and fasting."

Lent begins each year on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday.

Lent is meant to be a time of repentance.  That’s not a feeling of shame but an awareness that sin separates us from God and of what it cost Him to be reunited with us.



Christ Centred             

Spirit Guided                          

Encouraging Discipleship


Witnessing to the Gospel


This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr B):

  • Readings – Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21;

  • Worship service – Redeemer, Macalister – Worship service @ 7.30am;

  • Bible Reader – Trish Muller;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 330; 851; 451 AT; 441;


This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr B):

  • Readings – Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21;

  • Worship service - St Mark’s, Dalby – Worship service @ 9.30am;

  • Bible Reader – Toomey family;

  • Prayer of Church – Toomey family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – Grace alone; Yet not I but through Christ in me; The power of the cross; Day by day; Amazing love; Mighty to save;


Events/Meetings this week:

Mon 11th Mar – 500 Cards in church hall @ 7.00pm

Tues 12th MarMacalister Ladies Guild meet @ 9.30am

Tues 12th MarMen’s Talk on the hall deck @ 10.00am

Tues 12th MarSt Mark’s Admin meeting @ 7.30pm

Wed 13th MarDalby – Lenten service @ 7.30pm

Fri 15th MarC.H.A.O.S. Nerf War

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Sun 17th MarConfirmation in the choir loft @ 11.00am

Add your meeting or event at St Mark's church office


On The Noticeboard:

Ø 2024 St Mark’s Committee members

Ø 2024 Rosters

Ø Stamps for Mission

Ø TEAM & Admin minutes


LCAQD Lutheran Services Lenten appeal 2024:

Our focus text for the 2024 appeal is:

‘I have heard their cry … indeed, I know their sufferings.'  (Exodus 3:7)

This text reminds us of God's love and care for his people.  Lutheran Services is one way that we as LCAQD put our faith in God's loving care into action.  Our appeal this year will support the ongoing work of Hospital Chaplaincy and Mary and Martha’s domestic violence refuge.  Envelopes available from the table in the narthex.

Good Friday Fish n Chips:

If you would like to participate in the Good Friday lunch, please write your order on the form on the table in the narthex.  Thank you!


Prayer Points for the Week:

·        For those in authority, such as King Charles and his representatives; Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and members of parliament; Premier Steven Miles and state parliamentarians; Mayor Paul McVeigh and local councillors;

·        For the Church, LCAQD; that the church may show Christ to all who have no faith

·        For the pastors Bishop Paul Smith, District Bishop Mark Vainikka; Pastor Joel Pukallus and all pastors;

·        For those who are blind and for all who work with them and provide them with tools to live their daily lives

·        For those whom our society rejects

·        For those who seek to see Christ in faith

·        For those blinded by doubt or despair

·        For those preparing for baptism or confirmation at Easter

·        For our confirmees: Kristian Becker, Jack Conway, Ryan Elder, Luke Elder, Heidi Jacobs, Elijah Kavney, Jessica Poulsen, Isabella Pukallus, Zoe Ruhle;


Happy Birthday this week to:

Barry Weier (Sun); Nathan Heintze (Mon); Scott Reichelt (Mon); Mark Glasby (Tues); Bernie von Pein (Thurs);


Baptism Anniversaries:

Le-Anne Schelberg;

If we missed your birthday or baptism anniversary, please contact St Mark's church office


Church Rosters:

Church rosters are available on the website.  Check out if you are on the roster here>>


Weekly Roster for 17 March 2024:

Morning Tea:           Pukallus; Steinhardt;

Bible reader:          James;

Prayer of Church:   James;

PA (Sound):            Brauer;

Power-point:           Hartwig;

LIVE Stream:          Taylor;

LS Audio:                Ruhle;

Kids Zone:              Every 2nd week of school term;


Monthly Roster for March 2024:

Church Cleaning:           Strand; Toomey; (5th Sunday 31st Mar – Renner; Pukallus)

Church Grounds:           Peltz; Renner;

Stewards:                      Toomey;

Welcoming:                   Toomey

Pastoral Assistants:      Johnson A; Weier B;

HC Servers:                  Bartsch R (3, 10 & 17); Renner J (24 & 31)


Macalister Roster for 17 March 2024:

Church Cleaning:     Sonya Mc;

Bible reader:            Sonya Mc;

Cup of Tea (Apr):    Brian & Lynelle;


Safe Place for All

In observing Christ’s command to love one another, we’re to treat each other with respect and dignity.  In honouring people, we’re also fulfilling our responsibility under the law of the land.  The LCA is committed to implementing processes to ensure that the church is a safe place.  If anyone feels they’ve been subjected to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in any form by anyone who holds a position of trust in the church, please contact:

Ph: 1800 644 628 (free call)                             Email:

Mail: PO Box 519, Marden SA 5070

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