Warrambui 50th Anniversary Prayer Email
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It was 50 years ago this year, that visionary young members of our NSW Lutheran church purchased 120 hectares of land, 45 kilometres from the centre of Canberra and began the history of what we have come to know as the Warrambui Retreat and Conference Centre.

This piece of land on the outskirts of Murrumbateman has been transformed from a stark paddock to a thriving community in a bushland setting that “serve people by living Jesus”. Each year some 7000 young people and adults enjoy Warrambui’s Christian hospitality in programs, meals and accommodation for schools, community groups and churches. Over the past couple of years some 40% of total groups staying at Warrambui are Church and ministry groups.

This year is a time to remember those who contributed to this history and give thanks to God for what he has done through the loving service of His people, as they have endeavoured to “serve people by living Jesus”.

Please join me in prayer as we journey through this year of celebration and reflection. Prayers will be distributed on a fortnightly basis to year's end and I would encourage you to share these prayers with your community, family, friends and others.

Pastor Robert Bartholomaeus
Bishop LCANSW District

Prayer No 3 - Thanks for Roman Catholic Schools using Warrambui

In this 50th year celebration in the founding of Warrambui we give thanks to God for the many Roman Catholic Schools in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region that use Warrambui in their education programs.
Heavenly Father.  When Warrambui was founded 50 years ago we initially had ‘Lutheran’ plans for Warrambui.

But in your wisdom Lord You had broader plans for Warrambui – plans for the building of your Kingdom.   

Who would have thought 50 years ago that Roman Catholic Schools would become a major user of Warrambui!

Lord - for this we give You thanks.  Signs of unity in Christ - Hallelujah.

We also thank You for the many other Church and State Schools that use Warrambui.  

Lord, we pray for all those who are involved in the education of children, for all involved in the running of schools.  We ask may learning become a thrilling and exciting adventure for students and that knowledge learnt be used for the good of humanity and the care of creation.   

We ask may Warrambui be used for opportunities to open hearts, minds and lives to the truth of God’s love gifted to us in Christ Jesus.

We give thanks for the growing relationship between Warrambui and Catholic schools in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region.  

We ask may the presence of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit be at the centre of this growing relationship.

We bring this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Note:  Prayers are based on books by David Clowes : ‘500 Prayers for All Occasions’ & ‘500 More Prayers for All Occasions’


Warrambui is turning 50!

In 2019, Warrambui celebrates 50 years since the purchase of the land, under the theme ‘A seed was planted’. 

There will be a special weekend event where we can gather at Warrambui to celebrate, which will be held on 4-6 October 2019. More information will be available in 2019 through our website and e-news updates, or you can keep in touch via our Warrambui Friends and Supporters Facebook Group.

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