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Baking for Christmas has commenced and Pipar kūkas are now available from the ladies.

Baking gingerbread

A number of our Bible study Group had the priviledge of hearing Dr. Michael Youssef from Leading The Way preach in Sydney on October 13th. His message was very uplifting.

Dr Youssef Dr Youssef preaching



The Church singing group sang at our service on Sunday.

ChoirFrom the left: Inara Gedgovds;Mara Vilcins;Brigita Kublins; Ivars Birze; Imants Liepins; Tamara Koskins and Karina Baumanis.


On Saturday, March 17th we had a commemoration service at Rookwood Cemetery for the Latvian Legionnaires. We thanked God for all who have fought for Latvia's freedom.

Colvin and honour guard

Thank you to all who participated in my 25th Anniversary Celebrations. It has been a priviledge to be able to serve as your Pastor these last 25 years.

Colvin PreachingPhoto taken by Ojars Greste.

NEWS FLASH: As of Sunday 10th of July Sunday sermons will be available in printed form in English, at the door.They will also be posted on line as soon as practable. They will be accessable from the link on the right hand side of the page.

Leading The Way President Dr Michael Youseff in Sydney

President of Leading The Way Dr Michael Youseff was in Sydney for a few days in May. Leading The Way Passionately proclaims the uncompromising Truth of the Bible. Dr Youseff is a wonderful Bible teacher and the ministry of Leading The Way is reaching out around the world. I had the priviledge of not only hearing Dr Youseff speak, but also of a personal meeting with him. In our Bible study group we are currently using his series "The Greatest lie" as a springboard for discussion. For more information on Leading The Way click here.

Colvin and Dr Youseff


Current happenings:


Church Meetings in Lutherstadt Wittenberg Germany

From the 22nd of september till the 27th of september, representatives of the Latvian Ev.Lutheran Church abroad met in Wittenberg. The closing service was held in the Castle Church (Schlosskirche) where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door in 1517, so sparking the Reformation. This Church also contains his burial crypt as well as that of Philipp Melanchthon.

Group PhotoGroup photo by Theses door

Goga and ColvinAustralian representatives Goga Timermanis and Colvin MacPherson

Colvin at lecternColvin giving Bible readings in closing service

Significant Birthday Celebrations in Wollongong.

On Sunday July, 11th we celebrated two very significant birthdays. Mrs Anna Heinis turned 100 and Mrs Olga Pinkis 95. Both ladies are active members of the congregation. The congregation's secretary Mrs Lauma Reinfelds read a short biography of each. Flowers were presented by the Chairman Mr Artis Medenis.

Chairman greeting

Left to right: Mr Artis Medenis; Mrs Anna Heinis; Mrs Olga Pinkis; Pr. Colvin MacPherson; Mrs Lauma Reinfelds.

Birthday cake Left to Right: Mrs Lauma Reinfelds; Mrs Anna Heinis; Mrs Olga Pinkis; Pr. Colvin MacPherson.

Church Ensemble celebrated their 7th anniversary with a concert on Sunday 18th of July.


From the left: Ivars Birze; Inara Gedgovds; Imants Liepins; Karina Baumanis; Ingrida Gedgovds; Brigita Kublins;Tamara Koskins.

Visiting Pastor from Latvia-Dainis Markovskis preached at our service on Sunday July 4.

visiting pastor

Vice-chairman Ivars Birze; Dean Colvin MacPherson and Pastor Dainis Markovskis




On Sunday, 20th of September The Sydney Estonian Lutheran Congregation celebrated their 75th anniversary with a service and luncheon at our Church. Pastor Meelis Rosma, was officially inducted as the congregation's pastor, by visiting Estonian archbishop Andres Taul from Toronto.


Left to right: Pastor Meelis Rosma; Archbishop andres Taul; Dean Colvin MacPherson and Pastor Andres Palm.

On Sunday 13th of September we had our annual Harvest Thanksgiving. The service was well attended and enjoyed by all. The Church Enseble sang four beautiful and uplifting songs in the service. After the service, everyone gathered in the Hall for Lunch and festivities. Profits exceeded budget expectaions for which we were most grateful. To view photos click here.

Thursday small group Bible study

We meet every Thursday for a time of study, prayer, praise and fellowship over lunch. For more details contact Pastor Colvin MacPherson.

Past events



Archbishop E.E.Rozitis has been re-elected for a seven year term. We congratulate him and wish him every blessing



Construction of a disabled access ramp into the Church Hall began on Monday 14th of April. To view progress photos click here.


About four times a year we celebrate members birthdays during after service coffee. Those who have reached significant milestones are greeted with flowers and Latvian yellow bread. The last such occasion was on April 20th. Two weeks later we celebrated our Vicars 30th birthday and also the president of the ladies association turned 70. To view photos click here.

We were blessed to have two guests at our Bible study on August 31st - Pastors Gunis Balodis and Aldis Elberts.

study group



Inaugural Choral Concert Read about

Service in Wollongong October 08 Read about

Our Annual Winter luncheon was held Sunday,13th of July. Read more.

PRAYER SERVICE The inaugural ecumenical prayer service, Read more

100 Years young!

On Sunday 30th of March, our oldest living member, Elza Celinskis celebrated her 100th birthday Read more

Garden fete 08 view photos

Easter 08

Fence renewal: We have renewed the old paling fences on two boundary lines. To view photos click here.


Christmas concert - view photos

Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 16th September, 2007 Read

From 24th to 26th of August, the Association of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregations held it's Synod in Sydney. To view photos click here.

On Sunday 15th July we had our annual winter luncheon. A great event enjoyed by all. Read about it.

Sunday 29th July the Church ensemble surprised Pastor Colvin. Read more.

Sunday 29th July our South Coast neighbours had their quarterly service. Read more.

Other events and activities

Services at Bankstown Aged Care facility. Read about