1. On that final night
when Jesus was betrayed
they were gathered with him,
twelve disciples with him
— one would soon betray him.

2. On that final night
a room had been prepared.
There they ate together,
and they drank together.
— all but one together.

‘Take this bread and eat.
This is my body.
Take it and eat it
in memory of me.

He said, ‘Take, this is my blood
poured out for many.
God’s new agreement
sealed with my blood.’

3. On that final night
he washed their tired feet,
gave them an example:
’Just as I have loved you,
you should love each other.’

‘Take this bread ....

Dark, dark was the night
when Judas was gone.
Dark, dark was the night
— soon morning would come.

Robin Mann © 2003. Tune: ‘Recuerdos’, by Francisco Tarrega (d.1909)

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