Joy a special gift for these ‘superheroes’
by Jonathan Krause
When the world seems messed up, you may feel we need a superhero. And ‘superheroes’ are exactly what ALWS representative Julie Krause found when she visited the Shout for Joy ecumenical church service created for people living with intellectual disability or integration difficulty.
Lutherans take part in blessing New Zealand
Christians from more than 90 churches from around New Zealand – including members of St Paul’s Lutheran Community Church at Upper Moutere in the north of the South Island – have come together online to sing a blessing over their nation.
Ecumenical group calls for prayer weekend during pandemic
The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) is calling on churches around Australia to dedicate a weekend to prayer focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
LCA contributes to South Sudan peace statement
Sudanese and South Sudanese church leaders from around Australia have come together in Canberra in the name of peace. The 26 leaders met under the auspices of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) on 15 and 16 May at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. The LCA was represented by Mr James… Read more
Witness to unity won on the cross
by Rob Edwards
As he prepared for his betrayal, arrest, ‘trial’ and death, Jesus prayed for the unity of all believers. Inspired by that prayer, churches at Rockhampton in Queensland will join for Easter in a powerful witness.
The good fight
by Darren Jaensch
Members of the defence forces can face danger, hardships and family and relationship pressures, and often encounter moral and spiritual challenges. That’s when defence chaplaincy plays a role.
Statement a ‘joint witness’
by LCA Communications
To commemorate the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, the LCA and Australia’s Catholic Church will sign a joint statement as a commitment to working together for God’s gift of unity.
Talking together bears good fruit
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?
Closing doors on a community
by by Vicki Houlbrooke
As new churches open and others are renewed through local mission, the season for some churches comes to an end. It’s a difficult time.
‘More that unites us than divides us’
by LCA Communications
‘Today, we hear God’s command to set aside all conflict. We recognise that we are freed by grace to move towards the communion to which God continually calls us’