Glynde congregation open almost every day of the week
The team at Glynde Lutheran Church in the inner northeast of Adelaide have found the recipe to get people together. They are now open for business almost every day of the week, demonstrating what a truly multicultural group can look like.
Installation ‘joy and excitement’
by Sabine Haeusler
It was with much joy and excitement that members of Outer Eastern Lutheran Church and Doncaster–Ivanhoe congregations came together for the installation of one of their members, Ed Blow, into word and sacrament ministry.
Lutheran researcher honoured
Long-time Lutheran Archives volunteer researcher Dr Lois Zweck is among LCANZ members honoured in the Australia Day 2022 Honours list.
New Executive Officer of the Church announced
The Churchwide Office is delighted to welcome Mr Brett Hausler as the new LCANZ Executive Officer of the Church (EOC).
Reconciliation Ministry moves into next phase
LCANZ Reconciliation Ministry is embarking on a new phase of ongoing development. Recently the General Church Board resolved to change the way the ministry operates, moving it away from a departmental model.
Added support for pastoral ministry candidates
As part of the LCANZ’s commitment to pastors and the communities they serve, the General Church Board has approved a policy designed to strengthen the church’s support in the formation and equipping of pastoral ministry candidates.
Synod elects new church leaders
The 20th General Synod elected Pastor Paul Smith as the LCANZ’s next bishop and Pastor Neville Otto as the assistant bishop. Delegates also elected the General Church Board to serve the LCANZ for the 2021-24 synodical term.
Synod elects General Church Board
Hobart barrister Kim Baumeler has been elected to serve on the LCANZ’s General Church Board (GCB) by the LCANZ’s General Synod.
Former LCANZ secretary elected as next assistant bishop
The General Synod of the LCANZ has elected Pastor Neville Otto, senior pastor at St Paul Box Hill in suburban Melbourne and former Secretary of the Church, as assistant bishop of the LCANZ.
‘A privilege’: Executive Director to leave ALWS in 2022
Jamie Davies, Executive Director of Australian Lutheran World Service, says it has been a privilege to shepherd the organisation through some exciting changes for more than three years. She will be leaving ALWS early next year.