That IS how you make porridge … and fight famine
When Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) Board members and staff met in Albury, New South Wales, recently to mark 75 years since the Lutheran Church’s ministry to refugees in Australia began, there was no grand party to celebrate the milestone. Instead, they shared bowls of porridge.
LCA International Mission partner churches visit the LCA
The month of March was filled with visitors from LCA International Mission partner churches, beginning with a visit from Rev Dedi Pardosi, the director of the National Committee of LWF member churches in Indonesia (KN-LWF), and closely followed by church leaders from Malaysia and Singapore.
The dawning light of resurrection
by Bishop Paul Smith
It is finished. One Easter morning, in my first country parish in South Australia, I had an encounter at the door of the church that I will never forget. It was a moment that gathered me into the way that the good news of the resurrection of our Lord changes us to be people of hope.
‘We need a way forward’: Delegates reflect on Synod decision
We asked eight Synod participants for their reflections on the ‘one church with two ordination practices’ resolution.
New chapter for Deaf ministry
by Jessica Smith
A silent sermon is preached every Sunday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Magill, South Australia. Yet while they may be low in volume, these services are perhaps the most interactive in the Lutheran community.
Celebrating Australian Lutheran missionaries
LCA International Mission’s Missionaries Timeline is an online resource designed to acknowledge and thank the Australian Lutherans who have served in mission overseas, particularly in Papua New Guinea, and shares their inspiring stories and photos.
Lutheran family treasure hides in plain wrapping
by Rosie Schefe
Three plastic-wrapped pallets sit in a Wellington loading dock. Not much to see here. But this 945-kilogram load holds taonga (treasure), both historical and spiritual – sacred even. This is the archive of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand, bound for Lutheran Archives in Adelaide.
Synod welcomes Finke River Mission delegates
Melbourne’s city skyline was a stark contrast to the vast verdant landscape of Central Australia for four Aboriginal delegates attending the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand’s 20th Convention of General Synod from 9 to 12 February 2023.
Let’s ‘build each other up’: youth consultants at General Synod offer a fresh perspective
Two young consultants who are attending Convention of General Synod at the invitation of Grow Ministries have reflected on their experience as first-time attendees.
Love comes to life for flood-ravaged communities
Prayers and donations from our Lutheran family are bringing hope, love and care to people in flood-ravaged communities in central New South Wales – and ‘uplifting and empowering’ those serving them.