More than thirty years ago, Wodonga Lutheran Parish took a step-in faith and bought land in West Wodonga to establish a Lutheran School and to relocate the St John’s congregation to the school site. In 2017 the decision was made by the congregation to begin the process of moving to Victory Lutheran College, by having plans drawn for a suitable worship space.
Over the last three years there have been many setbacks and delays, some due to a VCAT hearing, COVID lockdowns and restrictions and other delays in the building industry. All of these setbacks were certainly sent to strengthen the Parish members in the knowledge that everything works in God’s time, and not ours.
On Sunday, 4th December the vision, from thirty years ago, to move to Victory Lutheran College took another step towards becoming a reality with the Groundbreaking and Blessing of the church site at Victory Lutheran College. Pastor Joshua Muller of the Wodonga Parish read from Ephesians 2 v 19-22 ‘You have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined togethe4r and grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you too are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit’, blest the ground and offered a prayer of safety and protection to all who would be working on the construction.
Pastor Joshua Muller together with the Parish Chair, Jenny Simboras, Mr Tim McInnes Building Committee Chair, and Mr John Alatalo member of the Parish Council and owner of Alatalo Bros, builder, broke the ground to begin the construction, which is expected to take 12 months.
To God be the glory!