14 September 2011

  • 14-09-2011


  • For our chaplains and those who serve in the defence forces, especially those deployed in dangerous parts of the world
  • Those who serve the Church as members of boards, committees, and commissions
  • Thanksgiving for God’s gift of healing through medicine and its practitioners
  • That people will be led to enrol in the pastoral ministry program at Australian Lutheran College


Installation of LCNZ President

We rejoice that LCNZ President Mark Whitfield has already begun work. His installation as President of the Lutheran Church New Zealand (also a district of the LCA) will take place on Sunday 30 October 2011 at 4.00pm at St Paul’s Wellington. We apologise the incorrect time was published in the last President’s Page.

The Lutheran joins Christian publishing's honour roll

I am delighted to announce that The Lutheran has been awarded the highest honour in Australasian Christian publishing and communications, the elusive Gutenberg perpetual trophy. Linda Macqueen accepted the award last Saturday night at the annual Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards night. The Gutenberg is awarded for overall excellence in Christian communication. Nominations are judged on the quality of journalism, layout and production, and the use of professional and creative skills to communicate the gospel. The Lutheran now joins an elite list of Christian publications representing the very best in Australia and New Zealand.

But that’s not all. Even before the Gutenberg winner was announced, The Lutheran was already the most awarded publication on the night, picking up five awards: a Gold in the most hotly contested category, Feature by Single Author; three Silvers (Feature by Multiple Authors, Story by a New or Non-professional Writer, and Review of Another Medium), and a Highly Commended for Story on Social Justice. This latest awards tally has elevated The Lutheran to the most highly awarded publication in the 100-member-plus ARPA community over the last three years.

The SA/NT District newspaper Together was a winner on the night, too, taking home a Silver and a Bronze award.

Longest Lutheran Lunch - Register Now!

Registrations for the Longest Lutheran Lunch have been flooding in, but there are still some congregations planning a Longest Lutheran Lunch who haven’t registered yet. There’s of course no compulsion to register, but part of the fun of the event is finding out who’s doing what across the LCA and LCNZ. Linda Macqueen and her team of reporters have written four pages of Longest Lutheran Lunch stories for the October edition of The Lutheran, and there will be more stories on the Longest Lutheran Lunch website very soon. After the event we want to include your stories and photos in The Lutheran and on the website, so that we can relive the memories, celebrate our two-nation Lutheran community together, and generate ideas for our Longest Lutheran Lunch next year. If you haven’t already registered, please do it soon, so that Linda and her team can get in contact with you. Register at http://www.operationconnect.org/LLL/

Australian Lutheran CollegeValedictory Service and Graduation

Australian Lutheran College will hold its Valedictory Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide on Friday, 25 November at 7.30pm. The Graduation ceremony will take place the following day, Saturday, 26 November at 2pm and will be held at Concordia College, Highgate. All are welcome to attend.

Boarding Accommodation in Adelaide

Do you know someone who will be studying full time at university, TAFE, or a commercial college in Adelaide next year and needs affordable accommodation that offers a supportive environment, meals seven days a week and all the facilities required to make them feel at home?

Australian Lutheran College (the post-secondary education provider of the Lutheran Church of Australia) has for many years run a boarding facility on its campus. The college is ideally located in picturesque North Adelaide – within easy walking distance of the CBD, public transport and several university campuses. The Boarding House will be open for tours on Sunday 16 October from 1.30–4pm. To arrange an alternative viewing time or to obtain more information, please contact the Boarding House Manager, Kristine Leonard on (08) 8267 7400.

Social Justice Forum

The National Council of Churches Australia (NCCA) has nominated Sunday 25 September as Social Justice Sunday. This year the theme is ‘When I was in prison you visited me’. The NCCA Social Justice Network has produced a number of resources to use available at http://www.ncca.org.au/departments/social-justice.



  • Robin Zadow Carlsruhe-Saddleworth SA to Tabor VIC
  • John Thiel Leave of Absence to Tanunda Lutheran Home SA
  • Peter Hage Mt Barker SA to Mt Gravatt QLD
  • Stephen Schultz St Michaels Hahndorf SA to Hamilton VIC
  • Brian Keller Eudunda SA to Lameroo SA
  • Andrew Koehler Gladstone QLD to Unity College Murray Bridge SA
  • Andrew Koehler Gladstone QLD to St Pauls Hahndorf SA
  • Andrew Koehler Gladstone QLD to Gilgandra-Dubbo NSW


  • Les Pfeiffer Whyalla SA to Kapunda SA
  • Andrew Vanderwal Tatachilla College SA to Toowoomba Emmanuel Fellowship QLD
  • Milton Fritsch Auckland NZ to Ipswich QLD


  • Basil Schild Alice Springs Aboriginal Communities NT to St Andrew Nightcliff Darwin NT
  • Stephen Schultz St Michaels Hahndorf SA to St Petri Nuriootpa SA
  • Adrian Kitson Bunbury WA to Tuggeranong ACT


  • New South Wales: Gilgandra Dubbo; Griffith/Leeton; Port Macquarie; Tuggeranong; Woden Valley;
  • New Zealand: Auckland
  • Queensland: Beau-Logan; Bundaberg; Goombungee Maclagan; Hope Vale; Mount Gravatt; Murgon;
  • South Australia/Northern Territory: Angaston (Second Pastor), Darwin (St Andrews), Darwin Top End, Greenock, Hahndorf (St Pauls), Hermannsburg (Bethlehem), Lameroo, Murray Bridge (Holy Cross), Murray Bridge (Unity College), Nuriootpa ( St Petri), Southern Yorke Peninsula (on hold), Tanunda Lutheran Homes; Tatachilla College; Unley (Senior Pastor on hold); Whyalla.
  • Victoria: Hobart; Natimuk; Tabor; Victorian Chinese
  • Western Australia: