Tamil ministry unfolds in Geelong
by Nathan Hedt
God is good and he keeps surprising us! That is the feeling among Lutherans in Geelong as they see something new that God is unfolding in their mission and outreach there.
Meet our new archivists
by Rachel Kuchel
Late last year Lutheran Archives was faced with the prospect of having no employees for 2022, due to staff leaving to follow new opportunities and director Rachel Kuchel set to go on maternity leave. However, God had the situation in hand, and three exceptionally talented archivists have now joined.
Get to know our new bishop
Some Queensland Lutherans would know at least a little about new LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith, who served as their district bishop between 2015 and 2021. But many in our church may not have heard the incredible and inspiring story behind the faith journey of our sixth churchwide leader.
‘Secret of Sacraments’
by David Folker
After spending some time searching for information about the sacraments of the Lutheran Church, Living Faith Lutheran Primary School (Murrumba Downs, Qld) teachers found that, while some explanations could be found through various church websites, few of these resources were created or written with children in mind. After approaching representatives from the Lutheran… Read more
We’ve helped send 14,000 kids to school
Our Lutheran family and friends in Australia have helped to send more than 14,000 refugee children to school through Australian Lutheran World Service’s Walk My Way in 2021.
Excited to be following God’s call
Pastor Murray Smith and his wife Tracy are getting ready to move to Papua New Guinea. Murray will serve as a lecturer at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea’s Senior Flierl Seminary at Logaweng, near Finschhafen, for three years.
From small beginnings, big things have grown
by Graeme Huf
The story of the LLL, which is turning 100 this month, is unique. It shows how the vision of one person, Mr Ben Koch, has given many people the opportunity to serve God, his church and use their God-given resources and talents to advance the sharing of the gospel.
Learning BEYOND the classroom
In the wake of devastating and deadly bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019, Lobethal Lutheran School teamed up with Spring Head Lutheran congregation to establish an outdoor learning program and encourage local children to re-connect with the surrounding bush.
Let’s not forget the suffering of others
Peter Gerang Deng, a member at Immanuel North Adelaide, has not forgotten the troubles and tragedies of his homeland of South Sudan. Last Sunday, together with Pastor Mark Worthing, Peter launched a month-long prayer challenge for the congregation.
Records still changing lives
by Rachel Kuchel
There are myriad stories contained in Lutheran Archives records – stories that have impacted many lives. One such story is that of the historic 1982 handover of five land titles for the former Hermannsburg Mission lease to five Aboriginal clans.