When Barbara Metzger welcomed new client Helen to her Adelaide Hills bed and breakfast 15 years ago, little did she know the meeting would lead to an enduring friendship and a life-changing spiritual journey for the two women.
What started as a simple idea of having a small stall at a community fun day in May 2022 has been a catalyst to enthuse church members from The Ark Salisbury Lutheran Church to engage in more community outreach.
Just 50 steps separate Langmeil Thanksgiving Church and Faith Lutheran College Junior Campus in SA’s Barossa Valley. So, when contemplating a name for the church’s outreach initiative to reconnect with the school community, 50 Steps seemed perfect.
Many Christians give prayerful consideration to voting, but an SA Lutheran college and congregation are reaching out to their local community by inviting them to walk through a prayer labyrinth on federal election day.
Matthew 19:26 assures us that, ‘with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’. Retiree Robert ‘Rob’ Krause reflects on that Bible verse when he thinks of the decades of service he has provided to his local community. It is service provided simply because he has seen a need.