Stay awake and watch for me,
stay awake and watch for me.
Stay awake and watch for me,
stay awake and watch for me - watch for me.

1. You might see me in stars at night, winter light, beaches bright.
If you miss me, then catch a sight
in the hungry and the refugee's flight, oh ...

2. You can see me in bread and wine - food and drink here in time -
hear me speaking and see the signs
in the word that I have left behind, oh ...

3. Sun keeps shining and the earth goes round, some get lost, some get found.
I'll be with you till the stars close down.
Stay awake until you hear that sound!

1984. This song is one of contrasts: a clarion-call chorus alternated with reflective verses. Staying awake doesn't mean retreating to a hill or a beach in order to wait for Christ's return. Better to learn to recognise God's presence in our daily lives, and to be awake to God's influence.


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events