Remembering the Reformation – Commemoration events around the LCA/NZ National Together in Hope Lutheran–Roman Catholic Reformation Commemoration – Adelaide SA, full day of events Tuesday 31 October 2017 – begins 7.00am with Lutheran worship, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adelaide; 12.30pm – Long lunch along Wakefield St; 3.30pm – Concert at St Francis Xavier Cathedral; 5.00pm –… Read more
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Pastor Tim Stringer is the new member of the LCA/NZ’s General Church Board, replacing the late Bishop James Haak.
Mission, ministry and serving the LCA are the motivations behind LifeWay Lutheran Church’s purchase of church resource company ACR. The church, which has congregations at Epping in northern Sydney and Newcastle, north of the capital, became the new owner of Australian Church Resources (ACR) on 1 January this year. The company formerly was owned by… Read more
Rev Dr Les Grope ‘modelled what a leader should be’ according to those who succeeded him as head of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). Dr Grope is survived by his sons Andrew and Peter, their partners Bernadette and Anna, and one grandchild, Louis.
I guess I grew up taking the idea of the ‘individual’ for granted. It was up to individuals to succeed or fail in life, each shaping his or her own destiny from the opportunities around them. In my Canberra high school there was little local community. We all came from somewhere else, and that’s how… Read more
The scene of the invisible church is the since-disappeared suburb of Kirkcaldy in Adelaide. The year is 1959. The leading figure is Rev Alfred Zinnbauer. Other participants include the Metropolitan Mission and Migrant Committee (MMMC), which had called Pastor Zinnbauer to be the Adelaide city missioner. Despite repeated attempts … to get Pastor Zinnbauer… Read more
Church workers within the LCA have a new support structure in place. The LCA Board for Lay Ministry has been decommissioned as part of the transition to the new Church Worker Support Department (CWS). The aim of the change is to provide comprehensive, consistent and compliant care, support and management for all church workers, including volunteers. While the… Read more
Five centuries after the Reformation, how do the Lutheran and Catholic churches get along today? What has been achieved by working together since inter-church dialogue between the two began in Australia in the mid–1970s?
Wearing a suit and clerical collar, I was once on my way to an appointment at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney. My route took me through Hyde Park, where city workers and tourists ignored me. People sleeping rough on the park benches, however, looked up, since they received support from Christians at the cathedral and… Read more
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 (NRSV) When St Paul wrote these words, his topic was sin and grace. Sin had power over… Read more