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  • Join us this Christmas
  •  Tue, 12 Dec 2017
    Join us this Christmas
    Service times this Christmas
  • Enlighten - 20/8/17
  •  Thu, 17 Aug 2017
    Enlighten - 20/8/17
    This Sunday is our next Enlighten Service. Enlighten in a family focused relaxed worship service full of fun, songs, puppetry and laughs. This is a great service to invite friends and family to. Join us this week as we check out "Patience". See you there, 9am this Sunday at Concordia Chapel.

  • Work and Fellowship camp at Luther Heights
  •  Fri, 30 Jun 2017
    Work and Fellowship camp at Luther Heights

    Your hard work makes a big difference in kids lives!

    • Date

         28-30 July 2017
    • Age

         All Ages and all skill levels
    • Location

      Luther Heights Youth Camp
      1592 David Low Way
      Coolum Beach QLD 4573

    Our Work and Fellowship Camps are seriously good fun but importantly it also enhances our ministry to the thousands of young lives who visit our campsites every year!

    Come and join with an amazing bunch of generous, hardworking people to help keep our Luther Heights and Koojarewon campsites looking as beautiful as ever! You'll spend Saturday working together and not only be rewarded with the satisfaction of seeing the difference you have made whilst taking in the spectacular views, but you'll also be treated to delicious meals and accommodation. To top it all off - it's absolutely free!

    What skills are needed?

    We need all sorts of skilled and non-skilled people! Tradies, farmers, men, women and children- all are welcome! In fact, our team will ensure that we find a job that is just perfect for your skills and experience!

    What will we be doing?

    There is always plenty of projects to complete at Work and Fellowship Camp and we deliberately ensure there is a good mix to suit participants of varied skill levels and ages. Some of the jobs will include:

    • gardening
    • painting
    • building
    • concreting
    • cabinet making
    • landscaping
    • demolition
    • furniture restoration
    • pressure cleaning

    ... there are even jobs and fun and games planned for the children!


    Arrive anytime from 4pm Friday afternoon. Supper is provided Friday night.

    Saturday will be a full day of work after a scrumptious breakfast and workers will be sustained throughout the day with more glorious food! Put your feet up Saturday night after a hard days work, enjoy a dinner fit for a king and continue on into the night, playing games, laughing and telling stories.

    Sunday will start with breakfast to fill up your stomachs for the trip home. The rest of the day is then yours to enjoy how you wish!

    What tools should I bring?

    Whatever tools you think will be useful for the jobs that you are undertaking

    What are the sleeping arrangements like?

    Accommodation at Koojarewon and Luther Heights is dorm style. It is clean and the beds are bunks. Where possible we allocate a specific dorm just for families. Keep in mind that the accommodation generally isn’t great for children still in cots.

    What if I have a special diet?

    Please tell us in your registration and we will ensure that we deliver you some beautiful food that meets your needs. We are experts in Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Nut Free.

    Can I bring children?

    Please do!! Luther Heights and Koojarewon are great places for children. We have activities planned for them, including jobs!

    Can I come for half a day or a few hours?

    Yes – the more the merrier.

    Do I HAVE to stay at on-site?

    No – you can stay wherever you like.

  • Festive Fun with Family and Friends
  •  Fri, 23 Jun 2017
    Festive Fun with Family and Friends

    On Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July you and your loved ones are invited to join the festivity and excitement of our annual White Christmas at Koojarewon 

    The beautiful ministry at Koojarewon Youth Camp has been lovingly built over the last 50 years through the dedication and love of members from the Lutheran community in the Darling Downs. Our annual White Christmas at Koojarewonweekend seeks to honour that legacy by bringing the local community together to celebrate the foundational heart of Koojarewon's ministry - faith, friends and family!

    White Christmas at Koojarewon is lots of fun and a great event to attend with friends and family. Guests enjoy a scrumptious three course Christmas meal together with complimentary wine/beer and of course eggnog! There is lots of Christmas themed fun (including the obligatory bonbons) and the live music is beautiful.

    So come dressed in festive attire, ready to celebrate with good cheer. Bookings are available for lunch (12pm) or dinner (6pm) on Saturday 15 July and Lunch (12pm) on Sunday 16 July. Pricing is $55 per person or you can fill a full table of 8 for only $400.

  • Blankets Drive for Salvation Army
  •  Thu, 25 May 2017
    Blankets Drive for Salvation Army
    We will collecting donations of blankets, warm coats and scarves and non-perishable food items on Sunday 11 June.

    These items will donated to The Salvation Army Crisis Centre. Food items required are those which can be easily reheated or cooked by people who have been placed in emergency accommodation.

    Bring the items along for a collection on Sunday 11th of June.

  • LYQ Fundraiser Dinner
  •  Sat, 20 May 2017
    LYQ Fundraiser Dinner
    The annual Lutheran Youth Queensland (LYQ) Dinner was held on the 20/5/2107 and over $50000 was raised for our Christian youth. 

    Emmanuel Lutheran Church members attended with a bus load and several cars to join the 300 plus supporters making it the biggest event ever held. 

  • Trivia Night 27/5/17
  •  Fri, 19 May 2017
    Trivia Night 27/5/17
    Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship will be hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday 27 May to raise funds for our Harristown Chaplain, Chappy Josh, Eva's Place and Fresh Hope. Everyone is welcome so grab your family and friends and book a table!

    When: SATURDAY 27 MAY 2017

    6.45pm arrival – will start at 7.00pm sharp


    $$: $5.00/person – book a table of 6-8 people

    or come as an individual to make a table on the night


    Where: Trinity Hall – 266 Hume St

    (parking available at rear of church)


    Cold drinks for sale. Basic nibbles, hot drinks and supper provided.

    BYO alcohol and special nibbles.


    Fundraising for Chappy Josh - Harristown, Eva’s Place and Fresh Hope. There will be a silent auction and other opportunities to win prizes so bring along your gold coins.


    RSVP 24 May to either Ros 0422 323847 or Alexia 0427 150035

    Did you know? Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.

    Choose your team wisely!

  • Easter Services
  •  Wed, 5 Apr 2017
    Easter Services

    Easter Services

    The services for the Easter will be a great time to celebrate what we believe.
    There will be no Children's minsitry until school returns.

    Bible and communionPalm Sunday                  

             9/4/2017 at 9:00am   

    Maundy Thursday

             13/4/2017 at 7:30pm   

    Good Friday

             14/4/2017 at 9:00am  

    Easter Sunday

             16/4/2017 at 9:00am  

  • A new pastor was installed!
  •  Sat, 18 Feb 2017
    A new pastor was installed!
    Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship has a new pastor, Chris Janetzki, and he was worth the wait.!

    Fresh in from New Zealand with his family, Pastor Chris was installed today and recieved a "warm" welcome from the Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship, people from many other Lutheran congregations and other denomations around the Darling Downs, despite the temperature being in the very high 30's.
    Members of local and state politics attended or sent their best wishes for Pastor Chris's successful installation to Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship.

    Pastor Chris Janetzki

    Other visiting pastors came to welcome Chrs and joined for photos and a cuppa afterwards, even though we had very high temperatures that day.

    Back Row:- Pastor Stan Rudowski (Oakey-Norwin Parish) Pastor Peter Faggoter (Wilsonton –Glencoe Parish) Bishop Paul Smith (LCA Q’ld district) Pastor Ray Pace (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church)
    Pastor Mark Blackwell (CLC Chaplain)
    Middle Row:- Pastor Ed Szabo (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Toowoomba) Pastor Robert Erickson (Past President LCNZ )
    Front Row:- Pastor Lionel Rohrlach (Pittsworth Lutheran Parish) Pastor Chris Janetzki (Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship) Pastor Michael Lockwood (Redeemer Lutheran Church) Pastor Don Wicklman (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church)

    In the Toowoomba Chronicle

    Meet the new Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship

    Pastor Chris Janetzki with (from left) Shania, wife Haidee, Ollie, Theresa and Shakira.

    A full article is available in the Chronicle website 
  • Stationery Drive for Harristown
  •  Fri, 3 Feb 2017
    Stationery Drive for Harristown
    We ran a Stationery Drive for Chappy Josh in January to assist the school community in providing essential stationery to children who turn up at school with little or no stationery supplies. Students from Faith Lutheran College had also donated stationery supplies at Christmas and along with donated items from Emmanuel, we were able to hand over to Chappy Josh a large quantity of exercise books, pencils, erasers, rulers, scissors, glue sticks, sharpeners, felt pens, coloured pencils, highlighters and pencil cases. Members also donated special items such as calculators, pencil and pad sets, library bags, math’s sets, tissue boxes and sanitising hand wash.

    Chappy Josh was happy to discuss the needs of his school community and we talked about the uniqueness of Harristown compared to other state schools in the Toowoomba region. The major reason that students don't turn up at school with stationery is financial. If the choice is between food or stationery, then food will always win. He talked about how the school has a number of families who are refugees, about the number of children who are in foster care and also the fact that there is a Manna house nearby. Manna houses are refuges for families escaping domestic violence. Therefore it is of no surprise that there are children whose families simply can't afford stationery supplies, especially if they have a number of children at the school.
    The school is diligent in determining which families can afford stationery so that help is offered only to those who are of genuine need.
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