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.
Pastor Lester Priebbenow is the new bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Victoria–Tasmania District. Bishop Priebbenow, who succeeds Pastor Greg Pietsch in the role, was installed by LCA Bishop John Henderson on Sunday 5 February. A congregation of more than 230 people witnessed the installation service at St John’s Southgate in Melbourne, with Bishop… Read more
It just jumped out and hit me. I was attending a conference for pastors and church workers in Melbourne in May 2016. LCA Church Planting Mentor and Mission Facilitator Dean Eaton was presenting. I heard him describe the role of lay evangelist and I thought, ‘We have just the person and certainly the opportunity’. I… Read more
‘God is a God of surprises. At the beginning of this year I would never have envisaged this as my next call’, Pastor Lester Priebbenow told the LCA District of Victoria and Tasmania after the announcement of his election as bishop. ‘But God is also a God of provision, and when I was nominated I… Read more
Ninety Victorians made history on 29 June, but it had nothing to do with the upcoming federal election or end of the financial year! They all participated in the first Longest Lutheran Lunch (LLLu) in the world for 2016! These people were campers, cooks and leaders at Christian Life Week (CLW), held at Tandara Lutheran… Read more
The public lecture ‘Luther’s work is full of promise … [providing] an orientation for us today. But the promise of his work has not yet reached its fulfilment. Either we have not realised it, or we have lost it and need to recover it. In this sense, Luther is still ahead’. These are the words… Read more