An overcast but calm day in Port Lincoln greeted Lutherans from Ceduna, Yaninee and Cowell to 'Our Saviour's' Lutheran Church for morning service, followed by the 53rd Eyre Peninsula Zone Lutheran Women of SA/NT Rally.
Port Lincoln Guild president Lorna Dutschke welcomed all, making special mention of the presence of state president Grace Kroehn from Springton.
Guest speakers Stephen Jude (Navigator College principal) and Tony Peters (Crossways Lutheran School principal) told of their journey to get to where they are today, as well as keeping the gathering informed of their schools progress.
The morning and afternoon offering went to each school respectively.
The Lutheran Tract Mission was also represented at the rally by Andrew Waldhuter who brought with him various tracts for people to take home.
As well as Tract mission news, Mr Waldhuter also provided from LLL.
After enjoying lunch and catching up with old friends and making new ones, Pastor Phil Joppich of Port Lincoln led a bible study on the theme of the rally, 'Learning to follow in His footsteps' (1 Peter 2:2a).
After looking at our own stories of learning, we focussed in on what Jesus learned when He was in the temple (Luke 2:41ff) and what we need to learn to follow in His footsteps.
The LIFT girls from 'Our Saviour's' gave us an insight into their group and the fun they have at their meetings.
As well as doing various activities, they gather around God's Word in bible study once a month, forming a strong bond with each other.
LWSA/NT president Grace Kroehn brought greetings from state executive and filled us in on what is happening at state level.
To add to her report, she had photos of various gatherings over the past year showing that there is plenty of life in women's Fellowships still.
Following a closing devotion by Port Lincoln and the singing of 'May the feet of God walk with you' the rally came to a close.
Port Lincoln ladies provided afternoon tea to end an enjoyable day of worship and fellowship.
Next year's rally is hoped to be at Tumby Bay where we will again meet around God's word on the first Sunday in March.