Rev Dr David Stolz, who was Vice-President of the LCA from 2001 to 2006 – including two years beyond his official ‘retirement’ – and the church’s Victorian District President from 1988 to 2004, died on 24 August, aged 79.
In an echo of its beginnings 140 years ago, the Finke River Mission has again welcomed a German pastor to serve in Central Australia – Pastor Michael Jacobsen of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
‘Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”‘ The words of Isaiah 6:8 have particular relevance for Wayne George, lead pastor of St John’s, Bundaberg.
LCA Bishop John Henderson has called on all members to pray for the church’s leaders, and the delegates and organisers of next month’s 19th General Convention of Synod in Sydney as they prepare for the triennial meeting.