The joy of the Lord is our strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Bethany and Tabor Lutheran congregations join together to live for Jesus, grow in Jesus, and share Jesus with others.
We value God's gracious love for all people.
We welcome everyone to worship and encourage participation in all aspects of worship.
We value the ministry of both women and men.
In 1842, Bethanien (Bethany) was the first village to be established in Neuschlesien (New Silesia - the Barossa Valley) by a group of German Lutheran migrants many of whom had arrived with Pastor Gotthard Daniel Fritzsche on the Skjold in 1841. First services were held in the open or under a tree, then in the School Room built ca 1843.
As you'll be aware the government has for the time being put a stop to all worship in our churches.
This doesn't mean we stop worshiping - we just need to do it differently.
We'll provide helps for worshipping in the "latest news' section
Let us know via email if you have any specific requests
At this stage it might still be appropriate to meet in very small groups while keeping the 1.5 m social distance.