1. At the table, in his honour,
Martha served with all her care.
Mary poured out her devotion,
and the perfume was her prayer.

Fill our hearts with such devotion.
May our love be strong and true
like the fragrance of her perfume.
Make our passion always new,
make our passion always new.

2. She anointed him for dying,
she prepared him for the grave.
While the traitor criticised her,
Jesus’ words were full of praise.

3. May our living be our service,
may our vision be of you,
and our loving adoration
shine in all we say and do.

(chorus two times after v.3)

Asked to write a song for the Rural Ministry Conference (Australia / New Zealand), I came up with this song. I don’t remember much about the writing of it, but I sure remember the way the conference worship gathering sang it the morning we led the music at Clare. They nearly lifted the roof! A simple tune, a rousing chorus — it’ s good to put them together with some serious reflections on the story & a prayer for us to reflect some of the same spirit that filled Mary & Martha.

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