Dear members and pastors of the LCA, Last week I wrote to you about a special joint meeting of the General Church Board (GCB) and the College of Bishops (CoB). Many responded to that message with offers of prayer, and some with advice – thank you. As I write this message after that meeting I… Read more
Dear Pastors, LCA Synod delegates, and wider LCA membership, Since the General Convention of Synod in Sydney last year, the leaders of the LCA at the District and Churchwide levels have been becoming increasingly aware of the complex and seemingly irresolvable dilemmas facing our church, particularly in relation to the question of ordination and the… Read more
A Pastoral Message from the LCA Acting Bishop I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (1 Timothy 2:1,2). The Lutheran Church of Australia regularly… Read more
Did you know that 17-23 June 2019 is Refugee Week all around the world?
The sheer numbers of internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and ‘irregular migrants’ in the world today are overwhelming.
Next week Australians are facing a federal election. Each of us who is 18 years old or over needs to choose our candidates or parties and vote accordingly.You already know that the church is not going to tell you for whom you should vote.
At 10.00am on Saturday 23 March 2019, the NSW District Pastors Conference met at Warrambui with the task of providing nominations for District Bishop, Assistant Bishop, and the pastor member of the District Church Council.
‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’ (Psalm 23:4 KJV)
Dear Christian friends, ‘The valley of the shadow of death’ is a useful way of understanding what’s going on in our world this week.