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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.