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LUTHERAN CHURCH PARISHES
Angaston Parish: Zion: 8.45am, 10.30am HC;
Salem: 10.30am LR; Keyneton: 9am HC baptism;
E/Valley: 11am HC; Springton: 10am LR.
Bethany-Tabor Parish: Bethany: 8.30am T HC,
11am M HC; Tabor: 9.45am Band HC.
Cambrai: Cambrai: 11am HC; Sedan: 9.30am R;
Stonefield: 9am P.
Eudunda Parish: Eudunda: 9am Kids Praise,
9.30am; Neales Flat: 10.30am HC; Bower: 10am
LR (informal combined church/SS service.)
Freeling Parish: Freeling: 10.45am - 1st, 3rd &
5th Sunday, 8.45am - 2nd & 4th Sunday, plus 2pm
Wheatfields Nursing Home. Rosedale: 10.45am -
2nd & 4th Sunday, 8.45am - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday.
Gawler: Pr Geoff Havelberg, Ph 8523 1929, 22B
Cowan Street, Gawler 8.45am, Trad W, 10.45am
Cont W HC.
Gawler Immanuel: Cnr Second & Seventh Sts,
Gawler. Pastor Dan Rooney. Ph: 8522 6000.
8.45am & 10.45am Services, 9.30am Combined
Service 1st Sunday of month.
Greenock: Nain: 9am HC, SS 9.45am;
Gnadenfrei: 10.30am HC ChATS; Greenock: 9am
Kapunda Parish: Kapunda: 10.30am LR; Allen's
Creek: 9am P; Bethel: 10.30am HC.
Langmeil Parish: 8.45am Trad, 10.30am Cont.
Light Pass Immanuel Parish: Light Pass:
10.30am F; Stockwell: 9am Pr and AGM; Dutton:
9am HC, no Sunday School .
Light Pass Strait Gate: Light Pass: 10.30am B;
Gruenberg andTruro at Truro, 9am.
Lyndoch Parish: Lyndoch: 9am LR; Rowland
Flat: 9am morning praise.
Nuriootpa Parish: St Petri: 8.30am Altogether
Alice Service, Pastor Lionel Otto, 9.30am SALT,
10.30am HC Pr Otto; Holy Trinity: 8.30am Trad
HC; Ebenezer: 10am Mod; Neukirch: 10am LR.
Robertstown Parish: Point Pass: 8.30am HC;
Robertstown: 10.30am HC.
St John's Parish: St J: 10.30am; Sch: 9am HC.
St Paul's Parish: St P: 10.30am C; Gdb,
10.30am Henschke Winery Service.
Tanunda Lutheran Home: Worship 10.30am.
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church: W Sun
10am, Nuri Senior Cits Cent. Pr M Rosenzweig
Anglican Parish of Barossa: Angaston:
8.30am HC MM; Nur: 10am, HC MM; Tan:
8.30am HC SdK; Lynd: 10am HC SdK;
Williamstown: 4pm, Evensong with refresh-
ments to follow.
Kapunda Anglican Parish: Christ Church,
Kapunda: 9.15am; Point Pass, 11.15am.
Mt Pleasant: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 8.30am; 2nd &
4th Sundays, 9am; 5th Sundays and major
occasions, special arrangements. Details from
secretary Edgar Castle on 8568 2521.
Barossa Congregations: Nuri: 9am Morris;
Tanunda:11am Morris; Angaston: 11am
Chapman; Truro: 9am Chapman.
Light Parish: Kapunda: 9.15am Mr Gary Hawke
KC; Robertstown: 10am Rev Richard Carter.
Gawler Parish: Gawler: 9.30am Richardson,
5pm Richard Sanders; Sandy Creek: 9am T
Whitney, 11pm Ann service; Williamstown: 10am
Kersbrook: 10am. Enquiries: 8389 3114.
Murray Plains & Hills: Not supplied.
Barossa Community Church: 10am Barossa
Junction Motel/Conference Centre, Barossa Valley
Way, Tanunda, Pastor Richard Ansoul. Ph: 8563
Lyndoch Baptist Church: Kauffman Ave, Lyndoch:
10am. All welcome. Enquiries to Pastor Tony
Edwards on 8564 3001.
CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISHES
Barossa Valley: Nuri (28 Gawler St), Sat 1st, 2nd
3rd & 5th 6.30pm, 4th Sun 9am, 2nd Sun
10.30am; St Benedict's, Freeling: 1st Sun 9am,
4th Sun 10.30am; St Rose's, Kapunda: 4th Sat
6.30pm, 2nd & 5th Sun 9am, 1st & 3rd Sun
10.30am; Tarlee: 3rd Sun 9am, 5th Sun 10.30am.
Fr Mark Sexton ph 8562 1230.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
Barossa : 1 Old Kapunda Rd, Nuri; Family W
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
Barossa New Life Centre: 10am & 6pm Sunday,
Cnr Barossa Valley Way & Siegersdorf Rd,
Dorrien.Pastor Diane Pope. All Welcome. Ph 8562
Kapunda:10am Sunday, Light Community
Church, Main St, Kapunda. Pastor Paul Smith.
All welcome. Ph: 8566 2864.
Tanunda, McDonnell Street opp former Tanunda
Primary School: Saturdays 2.30pm, Worship,
Open Bible Study.
CHRISTIAN FAMILY CENTRE
Barossa: 10.30am Sundays. 16 Scholz Ave, Nuri.
Pastor Alan Matson. Ph: 0404 846 274.
Murray Flats: 5pm alternate Sundays. Pastor
Alan Matson.Ph: 0404 846 274. Neil Zimmerman.
Ph: 8565 2244. Cambrai Uniting Church 5pm.
25 Northside Crt, Evanston Gdns: Sunday
Service 10am & 5pm. Offices, b/shop open
9.30am-4pm. Ph: 8522 0000.
Greenock Institute Hall. Every Sunday S/School,
9.30am. Memorial meetings 11am. Monthly Bible
Seminars on Tuesday nights. All welcome. Phone
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Main North Rd, Evanston Park. Worship Service
Sunday 10.30am. All welcome. Pastor Douglas
Carolisen. Ph: 8523 1706.
Birdwood United Church. 10am Pr Brian Teakle.
Ph: 8568 5540. All welcome.
HEWETT COMMUNITY CHURCH
Kingfisher Dr, Hewett. 10am, Sunday inspiring
worship service. Young generation and creche
avail.Youth, women and men's programs.
Ph: 8522 4938.
GAWLER FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH
Family Worship Service. 10am Sunday, stone
pavilion, Sport & Community Centre, Nixon Tce,
Gawler. Pastor Shirley Coe. Ph: 0401 065 748.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
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to the editor
LAST week my daughter was
taken ill and attended the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital at
Woodville. The situation was
serious and she was seen
However, she needed to be
observation and had to wait 13
hours for a bed to be available.
I find this appalling.
If money can be found for a
tramline that only a small
Australians will use, why
cannot funds be found to help
make our hospital system
operate more efficiently?
This is in no way a complaint
about the Queen Elizabeth
The care and attention by the
staff could not be faulted.
What we need is more staff
and buildings. Incidentally, the
neurology section is a credit to
I am a concerned resident.
Dr Helen Wilmore wrote an
excellent letter (Herald,
Her reports on Tony Piccolo do
not surprise me because, after
all, he is an ambitious politician
who, like many before him, used
the stepping stone of local
government to get into state (or
So while, as far as I can judge,
he was a pretty good mayor of
Gawler, he now has no
allegiance other than to the
Rann state government and its
statewide policies, which
Gawler/Barossa region to a
population of maybe 200,000
regardless of public opinion,
expert criticism, just common
I won't further comment on Dr
Wilmore's letter (I hope
everyone has read it), but I'll
add some comments of my own.
For instance, as others have
observed, even if the Gawler-
centred population was 'only' to
double to about 50,000, where is
the water to come from?
How are the extra roads going
to be built? How is Gawler going
to avoid being an even worse
bottleneck than it already is?
Where are electricity supplies
going to come from?
During my 11 years in Gawler
I have seen Murray Street and
Main North Rd become
increasingly congested, as new
developments have increased
I am a fairly well-informed
person, albeit not an expert in
much, and I just cannot see how
the state government's plans for
'growth' (not just for the Gawler
area) could possibly work out.
We live in the driest state in
the world's driest continent, so
where is the water for 'growth'
to come from ... right the Murray
and a ridiculously expensive
desalination plant .. oh yeah
and stopping all run-off to the
sea, which would seriously
disturb the coastal ecosystem.
But let's just say that all of the
above could get fixed and let's
just look at another issue which
others have raised.
Railways, which are an
efficient means of transport and
which others have rightly said
should be re-introduced to the
Barossa, though that is not
going to happen, because
passenger traffic would be too
light given the current ease of
driving a car everywhere.
But if proposed development
goes ahead in Concordia and
Roseworthy - if the regional
population was to increase to
maybe 200,000 - then extending
rail services would be a
necessity and the proposed
upgrade/electrification of the
Gawler line would become a
white elephant ... a total waste
The line/rail track between
Elizabeth and Gawler is single
track and currently works okay
with half-hour passenger
services and the occasional
freight train, but if traffic
increased - as it would - then a
double track would be required
plus additional locomotives and
rolling stock, so as to
accommodate extra traffic, both
passenger and freight.
I doubt that any expert on
railways would disagree with
this (I await comment) and
Government has paid no more
attention to this than the
matters of water, roads and
By the way, I am not partisan
(though I used to vote Labor),
because something quite
similar would be going on if
As the saying goes, "It does not
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basically comes back to Dr Wilmore's
comments about Tony Piccolo.
Asylum seeker comment
There is no doubt that Australia is
a country that has grown prosperous
thanks to the many pioneers and
migrants who have come here,
particularly the huge influxes in the
1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The vast majority of these people
were from Europe and the United
Kingdom, and mainly of Christian
There were plenty of jobs, a lot of
space and manufacturing was a
huge employer. Unfortunately
times have changed. Unemployment
is high as is the government debt,
and manufacturing industries are
closing at an alarming rate.
The population of Australia has
doubled in a short space of time,
water resources are in crisis due to
overuse and the drought. Small
suburban blocks cost $200,000,
habitable space is at a premium.
There are millions of refugees and
displaced people in the world today.
They no doubt look upon Australia
as some sort of paradise compared to
the strife and poverty-stricken
conditions from which they are
trying to escape. What they do not
seem to realise is that the vast
inland of this country is mostly
desert and uninhabitable?
Many experts are saying that our
population is already unsustainable
yet state and federal governments
are insanely siding with the
business lobby who seem to only
want more and more customers, at
the expense of our quality of life.
(clearing of bush and deforestation)
has reached epic proportions.
I repeat, our water resources are
already in crisis, so I believe there
comes a time when the head must
over-rule the heart, for the sakes of
the 22 million people who already
live in this country.
Something must be done to stop
people smugglers extorting millions
of dollars out of desperate asylum
seekers, and the only way to do that
is to stop processing these people in
a way that allows most of them entry
into Australia 'through the back
The other factor that concerns me
and many people I know is that
these current asylum seekers are
traditionally those who have large
families, and the government is
already paying millions of dollars in
refugee allowances and family
payments to support people. Many of
them can't find work, language
difficulties are a huge problem.
Ethnic tensions from their home
countries come with them.
In an open laid back society like
Australia, I honestly cannot see how
many of these people can be happy
I believe the developed world
countries should be doing a lot more
to help strife-torn countries sort out
their internal problems, so that
people can stay in their ancestral
homelands. (Perhaps this is too
utopian a hope.)
The bottom line is that it is obvious
that Australia cannot take in the
thousands of refugees and asylum
seekers that are purported to be
waiting for an opportunity to arrive
in our territorial waters.
It is not selfish for the government
to have to think about the long-term
sustainability of the population that
is here already. It is about time the
"do-gooder" emotion was taken out
of this debate and reality put in its
place. Our future sustainability and
quality of life is at stake.
By the way, Australia has always
championed women's rights, yet now
we have to cringe at the sight of
women either forced or brainwashed
into wearing burquas, walking
behind their husbands. What has
happened to this country?
Ms A Hodges
Yes David Lykke, you are correct,
there is no choice now that Council
has progressed the Leisure &
Fitness Centre, that appears to now
be known as Aquatic & Fitness
Centre, past the point of no return.
We all have to get on board.
However we don't have to stand by
and watch the train run out of
control, without trying to keep the
driver on track.
Here are a couple of simple
According to recently published
statements, the $12million proposal
did not include a "separate leisure
pool, a spa or a cafe and the
entrance/outdoor areas needed
upgrading or enhancing. This is not
something I saw stated in the 'open
and transparent' initial proposal
presented to ratepayers, and upon
which we were expected to commit to
this substantial debt. The extra cost,
$1.5million, sounds cheap if you say
it fast, but we are talking about more
money than most wage earners
could hope to save in two life times.
The question I asked once before
and thus far the response has been
so transparent as to be invisible is, if
you told the ratepayers that the
'assets' you intended selling to
obtain $4.5 million, (now an extra
$1.5 million for this enhanced
version,) included the parklands in
their town, do you think they would
have given their support?
I suggest we all keep a close eye on
the revocation notices as it will take
more than one of our parks to pay for
Council's latest $1.5 million
Jane and Peter Strawbridge
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