Top of the Valley – Luther 500

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On October 22nd, a special worship service will be held at Lobethal Lutheran Church, followed by lunch and afternoon fellowship.
Top of the Valley – Luther 500 is a collaborative effort aiming to bring together Birdwood, Lobethal, Spring Head & Woodside Lutheran Churches, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the reformation of the church.

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Dress up!

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in period clothing – such as monks, peasants or royalty – or to wear red.

Have a look at the following links for some inspiration:

Women’s Reformation Garb

Early 1500s Western European Fashion

Colouring Competition

Two colouring competitions will be judged on the day, open to kids and adults of all ages. Print out the pages below, colour them in, and bring them on the day to enter.



From 9am Cuppa & chat
9.45am Nailing of 95 theses on  Church door re-enactment
10:00am Worship in the church (offering to LCA agencies inc ALWS)
Sunday school in the basement (before  sermon, all back in church for Holy Communion)
Followed by Cuppa & chat
12:00pm Lunch on the oval—long line on tables, chairs etc.  (Long Lutheran Lunch)
12.45pm Initial afternoon activities
1.15-3pm Activities– games, Luther Trail, Museum tours, etc
1.15pm talks—3—choose one
2.15pm talks repeated, choose another one
3:00pm final event,
3.30pm Goodbye

Attractions throughout the day will include:
Spring Head bellringers, Rev Noel due preaching, LCA archivist talk & display, Lutheran media & ALWS stands, tonsured hair (Monk shaved head) as a fundraiser – set a challenge & a hairdresser will do the shaving for you, colouring competition, beer stein holding competition, Luther trail to collect things.


Lobethal Lutheran Reception centre

The Lobethal Lutheran Reception Centre is located at 10 Church Street, Lobethal and is a 100-120 seat venue that is available for hire.
It would be ideal for parties, weddings and general gatherings.
It has full amenities, bar area, stage and a fully working kitchen having both electric and gas ovens together with modern dishwasher.
The building is air-conditioned with both heating and cooling.
This venue also offers off-street car parking.

More information can be obtained from Barb Schubert:
Email bmschub@gmail.com
Phone 08 8389 6167

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Valley of Praise Retirement Village

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The Valley of Praise Retirement Village is centrally located at 85 Main Street, Lobethal, offering retirees a very secure and peaceful lifestyle in either 2 or 3 bedroom units.

Building began in the village in 1995 with 5 only 2 bedroom units. There are currently 63 units built and occupied, some 2 bedroom units and also some 3 bedroom units, all with landscaped gardens and lock up garages.

A well equipped Community Centre caters for the Residents’ activities, for meetings, bowls, cards, crafts, pool table, and many other activities.

The village which is adjacent to the Main Street is convenient for shopping, with cafes, chemist, Post Office, bakery, Doctor’s surgery, Newsagent etc. all within easy walking distance.

For inquiries please phone:
Terry Schubert: 0408 896 811
Bruce Plummer: 0418 846 523

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Kaffe Klatsch

Kaffe Klatsch is German for coffee and chat.
We are a friendly group of ladies who like to meet together occasionally to do something useful and have a coffee and chat.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30pm in the Lobethal Lutheran Church Basement.

Sometimes we knit or crochet, play board games or occasionally learn new skills.

Previously, we have packed honey biscuits for Christmas gifts for Community Care, packed birthday gifts for kids in Papua New Guinea, collected for Operation Christmas Child, and knitted rugs and beanies for LWSA & NT projects – and all the while we chatted!

We invite you to join us for Kaffe Klatsch!

For more information, contact
Bev: ph. 8389 5067
Beryl: ph. 8389 6700Bronwen: ph. 8389 6284



SHWALLY is Spring Head, Woodside And Lobethal Lutheran Youth Group.

The official youth group of the Spring Head, Woodside and Lobethal Lutheran Churches.

SHWALLY is not currently running any events, as we undergo changes to leadership, and take a break to explore what our future direction will be.

In the past, SHWALLY has met regularly on Friday nights fortnightly for fun, social events and faith talk, as well as at other times for special events.

See the SHWALLY Facebook page for the latest information.


  • Spring Head Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Head Rd Mt Torrens
  • St John’s Lutheran Church Woodside, 137 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside
  • Lobethal Lutheran Church, 50 Main St Lobethal

Contact us at contactshwally@gmail.com.

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For more information about youth events in South Australia, see Blueprint Ministries