Friday, March 28, 2008

A Grave Concern.

Hi Everyone,
As a committed Lutheran Christian, I very much enjoy learning about the Faith and how it relates to our everyday life in our 'vocation'.

As such, I regularly downloaded the Issues, Etc podcasts of the radio program from KFUO in the US.

Now, for their own reasons, management at KFUO have unceremoniously dumped IE from their program list and summarily dismissed both the host, Pastor Todd Wilken and producer, Mr. Jeff Schwarz from the staff. They have also removed most of the references to IE on the website.

An online petition has been raised to get the show re-instated, as explained in this following letter:

Dear Friends, I have just read and signed the online petition: "Issues Etc. " hosted on the web by, the free online petition service, at: I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.

Please take a moment to sign this petition and, if you can, get involved in getting this great resource back on the air in whatever form possible.

For more information visit The Wittenberg Trail.

Thank you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Sunday.

He Is Risen,
He Is Risen Indeed!

Join Pastor Theo as we share this most joyous day of the Church year!!

Click to listen or download: Easter Sunday.

Illawarra Lutheran Parish
23rd March 2008
Easter Sunday

Prayer of the Day.
Ever-living God, we thank you that you have overcome the old powers of sin and death through the mighty resurrection of your Son and have made all things new in him. Make us dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ. For he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings for the Day.
Jeremiah 31: 1-6
Acts 10: 34-43
Matthew 28: 1-10

Photo credit:'Christ Redeentor at Sunset' by Joe Carey, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

He Gave It All Up For Us!

Hello All,
This is Passion or Palm Sunday, so we ask the question: just what exactly did Jesus do for us?

Listen as Lay Reader Steve explains just what Christ went through and what He gave up, to do what we could not.

Click to listen or download:
He Gave It All Up For Us!

Palm Sunday
16th March, 2008.

Prayer of the Day.
Loving Father of all, your only Son came as a servant and was obedient all the way to his death on the cross. Make us humble like Christ and bring us to be with him in his glory. For he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Readings for the Day.
Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Phillipians 2: 5-11
Matthew 21: 1-11

Photo credit: 'Wind Blow' by HenrĂ­k N., Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Martha and Jesus-A Conversation.

Hello and Welcome Again,
This week, Paster Neville Otto, the NSW District President, leads our worship as we walk with Christ through Lent. Listen now to the encounter between Martha and Jesus.

Click to listen or download:
Martha and Jesus-A Conversation.

9th March 2008
Lent 5

Prayer of the Day.
Jesus our Savior, thank you for coming to give us life through your suffering and death. Keep us following you wherever you lead us, because we know that you have promised to take us home to God. For you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

This Weeks Readings
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Romans 8: 6-11
John 11: 1-45

Please note: due to technical issues, last weeks message is not available.

Photo credit: 'Faith 2' by Vivek Chugh, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.