1. We pray for peace, but the war goes on,
the war goes on:
men and women are fighting on,
everyone of us fighting on

Jesus give us peace
in our hearts and lives.
From the cross you give
your peace to the world.
Jesus give us peace.

2. We make our vows and we break them too,
we break them too;
resolutions that just fall through,
everyone of them fallen through.

3.So touch our eyes so we see again,
we see again,
knowing everyone as a friend —
everybody is Your dear friend.

1986. All God's gifts are meant to be shared, to be like pebbles falling into still water, the ripples spreading wider and wider. Peace in the international community was a pre-occupation for many through much of the 1980's, in no small part due to the ongoing escalation of nuclear weapons in the USA and USSR. The end of the Cold War has shifted the focus, but there is obviously no less a need for peace at all levels - personal and interpersonal, national and international.

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