Last Sunday, October 28 was celebrated throughout the Lutheran church as Reformation Sunday.
In recent years many churches in Australia have marked the occasion by holding a special lunch, and it has become known as the Longest Lutheran Lunch.
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church has been part of this tradition for some years. This year about 135 members, their friends, residents of Harbor Village and guests from Goolwa and Mount Compass enjoyed a sumptuous lunch seated at three “long” tables. The church and hall was decorated with flowers, and food was served by helpers under the direction of Wendy Zanker.
There was no charge for the lunch, but many made generous donations to “gifts of Grace”, an Aid program for developing countries focusing mainly on education, hygiene and clean water supply. These donations last year were sent to Cambodia, and paid for the building of a village house, a “long-drop loo”, a farm start, goat herds, wells and multiple education kits.