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3rd December 2023 - First Sunday of Advent

Together Sharing Christ’s Love

Welcome to:

Redeemer, Macalister

St Mark’s, Dalby

Liturgical Colour: Purple/Blue

Happy New Church Year to you! The First Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the church year. The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’. During this time we look forward to our Lord’s coming as a human baby at Bethlehem and also to his final coming as king at the end of time. We also remember his continual coming to his people in his word and sacraments. Advent is therefore a time of waiting, preparing, and hoping. This involves both repentance and joyful anticipation. Traditionally, this is a time when the Advent Wreath is lit.


Christ Centred

Spirit Guided

Encouraging Discipleship


Witnessing to the Gospel

This week at Redeemer, Macalister (Yr A):

  • Readings – Isaiah 9:2-7; Romans 15:12-13;

  • Worship serviceRedeemer, Macalister – Worship service @ 5.30pm (Sat);

  • Bible Reader – Delma Weier;

  • Hymns (Mac) – 20 AT; 354 AT; 2; 309 AT;

This week at St Mark’s, Dalby (Yr A):

  • Readings – Isaiah 9:2-7; Romans 15:12-13;

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

  • Bible Reader – Pukallus family;

  • Prayer of Church – Pukallus family;

  • Hymns (Dalby) – Light of the world; It came upon the midnight clear; 2; You say; Your hands; Go light your world;

Mon 4th Dec – Coffee n Craft break-up @ Country Club @ 11.30am

Wed 6th Dec – St Mark’s TEAM meeting @ 7.30pm

Sat 9th Dec – Wedding - Huw Sivertsen & Mikaela Kucks

Sat 9th Dec – Minister’s Fraternal Carols & Markets – 3.00pm-8.00pm

Every Saturday - Prayer group @ 7.00am

Sun 10th Dec - Service @ St George led by Pastor Ken von Pein @ 8.30am

Sun 10th Dec – Macalister – Baptism of Thea Kennedy Weier

Sun 10th Dec – Service @ Glenmorgan led by Pastor Ken von Pein @ 2.00pm

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

On The Noticeboard:

Ø 2023 Committee Members

Ø 2023 Church Rosters

Ø Girls Brigade

Ø Stamps for Mission

Ø TEAM & Admin minutes

Advent Devotional:

Advent devotional booklet entitled” Experiencing Jesus” is available from the table in the narthex.

Norwin Church presents:

Christmas under the Stars – 15th December @ 6.00pm. BYO picnic rug/chair – There will be a BBQ & sweet stall.

Women’s Fellowship:

Ladies of St Mark’s who wish to continue receiving the “Lutheran Women Magazine” will need to renew their subscription using the form from the October/November issue.

Macalister & Dalby Ladies - End of Year Lunch at Pips & Cherries, Bell, on the 5th December at 11.30. Ladies from Macalister are to meet there at 9.30 for their meeting, followed by devotion and Bible study at 10.30 with the Dalby Ladies to join in if they wish. Any enquires, call Chris on 0400 947 927

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 Annastacia Palaszczuk and state parliamentarians; Mayor Paul McVeigh and local councillors;

· For the Church, LCAQD; that the leaders of the church would keep watch over those in their care

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

· For those who live without hope would hear God's word

· For the leaders of our nation's governments would have the wisdom to look beyond the here and now

· For we would see our lives from God's perspective

· 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:

Cameron Brauer (Wed); Tom Strand (Fri);

Baptism Anniversaries:

Darren Weier; William Becker; Justine Boshammer; John Hensel; Julie McEwan;

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 10 December 2023:

Morning Tea: Kessler;

Bible reader: Horrigan;

Prayer of Church: Horrigan;

LIVE Stream: Pukallus;

Power-point: Hartwig;

Kids Zone:

Church Cleaning: Kowald; (5th Sun - 31 Dec – Renner; Pukallus)

Church Grounds: VOLUNTEERS;

Stewards: Hensel;

Welcoming: Hensel;

PA: Johnson;

Pastoral Assistants: Horrigan W; Paschke M;

HC Servers: Bartsch R (3, 10 & 17); Hensel E (24 & 31);

Macalister Roster for 10 December 2023:

Church Cleaning: Ross & Janelle vP;

Bible reader: Trish M;

Cup of Tea (Dec): Ray & Gail W;

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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