Latest Information (1 September 2020)
UPDATE FOR VICTORIA: Due to the evolving situation in Victoria, please visit the District website for updates about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions. Click here for Victoria District website.
Many congregations are now able to return to worship in their church buildings in accordance with the spacing restrictions and health regulations outlined by their respective jurisdictions. As these vary between the states and territories, congregation leaders should contact their District office for current information about returning to worship.
- New South Wales District
- Lutheran Church of New Zealand
- Queensland District
- South Australia – Northern Territory District
- Victoria – Tasmania District
- Western Australia District
The following links provide general advice, but please use these in conjunction with the directions of your District officials.
- Sign-in sheet to be used for all worship services and other gatherings at the church
- Rite for return to public worship
- Growing Faith Moment (from Grow Ministries) for returning to public worship
Bishop John Henderson's messages
Message 4 (9 April 2020)
Church@Home is a central repository for resources to help us keep faith alive at home, connect with our community, and stay safe, during this time of physical isolation. New resources are being added here all the time. Click here or on the above image to go to the Church@Home landing page, or click on the blue links below to go directly to those resources.
Worship – worship preparation resources and live-streaming options
Daily devotions – following the readings for the Church Year, written by LCA/NZ members, emailed daily, plus print packages for distribution to members and community
Family faith-building – the best of Grow Ministries' resources (including a set for Holy Week) for free!
Bible studies – a growing collection of studies that you can use individuals, as households, or in online groups (go to Church@Home)
Giving – Regular Electronic Giving (REG) lets you continue to support God's work; it's safe, convenient and confidential (go to Church@Home)
Safety – protecting children and other vulnerable people (go to Church@Home)
Health and Wellbeing – a collection of resources from the Church Worker Support Department to help you navigate your way through the implications of the pandemic
Church Worker Resources – resources from the Church Worker Support Department, including Workplace Health and Safety, LCA Employee Assistance Program, and other matters relating to employment