About Golden Grove Lutheran Church
Welcome to Golden Grove Lutheran Church (formerly Golden Grove Lutheran Fellowship).
2017 marks our 30th year since the start of our regular worship services in 1987. Please note down July 2nd in your diaries to join us for our 30th celebrations.
Pastor Greg Fowler has been our pastor since the beginning of 2016. Watch the video below to find out more about Pastor Greg.
Yours in Christ,
What We Believe
Golden Grove Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
As Lutherans, we believe that we are saved by grace, for Christ's sake, through faith. In other words, there is nothing we can do to earn God's favour or to gain eternal life. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has won all this and more for us. We also believe that only the Bible is the source of inspiration and teaching.
The LCA website, "What Lutherans Believe", says more about what we subscribe to as members of the Lutheran Church.
Sundays 9:30am – Contemporary Style Worship
Golden Grove Lutheran Church has a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. All age groups are catered for during this service and if for some reason you are unable to attend, videos of each service are available. After the service the congregation shares coffee and tea.
Sundays 6:30pm – Salt Factory
The Salt Factory service takes its name from Matthew 5:13, where Jesus teaches Christians are the “salt of the earth” and should not blend in with everyone, but strive to affect others positively, just as seasoning brings out the best flavour in food. This service has a more informal style of worship featuring the Youth Band. A shared tea from 5:45pm precedes this service (except during school holidays).
Please note - there are no Salt Factory services during January. Services run from the first Sunday in February through to late December each year.
Fridays 8:45am – GGLPS Chapel
During school term Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School has chapel every Friday. Parents and friends are most welcome to join the teachers and students for worship from 8:45am.
Children’s Addresses are presented every Sunday at the 9.30am service by Pastor or a volunteer, often on the theme of the day.
Likewise every Sunday Kid’s Craft is offered to the children. This is coordinated through our Children’s Ministry Worker and presented by a team of volunteers.
Golden Grove Lutheran Youth
Golden Grove Lutheran Youth is a fun and uplifting night while developing a relationship with God. We all love to hang out with friends, so why not get to know Jesus while having great fun? The group meets weekly in the Youth room, with dates planned before the beginning of the term. Ephesians 5:8 - "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light".
Vision Statement: We believe that through the trinity (The father, Son and the Holy Spirit), young people will come into relationship with Christ, believe in his sacrificial love and promises for them, and live out their faith every day so that they can be the light of the world (Ephesians 5:8).
Core Values (Fruits of the Spirit): Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
G.E.L. (Years 5-7) stands for "God's Everlasting Love" and is held in the St John's Lutheran Church Hall (182 Hancock Rd, Ridgehaven) on Fridays, fortnightly.
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School
GGLC is co-located with Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School (GGLPS) and church and school share a special relationship.
Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School provides R-12 education in partnership with Endeavour College. The school's mission is to provide a comprehensive programme of education that develops the values of integrity, Christian living and caring in each child and holds as its vision that the school will be a nurturing ground for our children to live purposeful lives to the glory of God.
Golden Grove Amateur Fishing
Golden Grove Amateur Fishing (GGAF) is about giving all people opportunities to fish in a Christ centered environment. GGAF meet every few weeks at a range of excellent fishing spots along the SA coast and regularly have "Fishing Tackle Nights" with guest experts. Every year GGAF runs a Fishing and Boating Swap Meet for the community, with over 1000 people attending.
Our wish is that all committed members belong to a Fellowship Group. Being part of a Fellowship Group is very much a part of "caring for each other". All groups are encouraged to have a healthy balance of fun, relaxation, service and study, though each group is unique in its makeup and focus.
In 2006, Golden Grove Lutheran Church and Primary School began a Partnership with the Schools at Asaroka, in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, near the major town of Goroka. One of our members, Rev Len Tscharke started the Asaroka Lutheran High School in 1962 while he was a Missionary in PNG. There are approximately 2000 students across the three schools (Elementary, Primary and Secondary), which partly due to the Partnership now offers up to Year 12 education. There have been several visits by GGLC and GGLPS people and we have had some teachers visit us here. There have been a number of projects undertaken that have greatly assisted and strengthened the Schools, including providing computers and other valuable resources.
We have witnessed the local people completely re-embracing their schools as a valuable part of their communities, and these have also been upgraded in the PNG education system and are highly respected in their province.
How to Contact Us
Pastor Greg Fowler
Available through the Administration Office
Office: (08) 8282 6051
Sunnybrook Drive, Wynn Vale SA 5127
Judith Whaites (Church Office Secretary)
Office Hours: Wed-Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (08) 8282 6050
Fax: (08) 8289 0635
Post: PO Box 1371, Golden Grove SA 5125
You may also contact us using one of the web forms: