Love comes to life for flood-ravaged communities
Prayers and donations from our Lutheran family are bringing hope, love and care to people in flood-ravaged communities in central New South Wales – and ‘uplifting and empowering’ those serving them.
LCANZ launches Forbes flood appeal
The LCANZ has launched a churchwide appeal for donations to assist people and community groups affected by the severe flooding in northern and western New South Wales, particularly around Forbes.
Pray for flood victims
LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith and his Queensland District counterpart Pastor Mark Vainikka are calling on members of the church to pray for those impacted by the tragic unfolding flood crisis in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Bringing love to life from the dust
by Helen Beringen
It’s hard to watch a grown man cry, in the middle of a busy shopping centre, near Christmas time, especially a man in a big hat, boots and a farmer’s checked shirt. This is a reality for a small band of people bringing God’s love to life in the tiny town of Gilgandra in the Central West of NSW.
Former LCA leader ‘a special gift to the church’
In former LCA Vice-President, the late Dr John ‘Joe’ Strelan, ‘God gave the church a special gift’, says Dr Vic Pfitzner. Dr Strelan, who served in the role now known as assistant bishop from 1987 to 1998, died on Saturday, aged 83. Dr Pfitzner, who was principal of the then Luther Seminary from 1989 to… Read more
by Helen Beringen
They started young. When Rex and Meryl Packer were courting, their volunteer services focused on transporting a whole cricket team to matches – in one Holden ute.
Partnership conversation a new start for ALC
Staff, students and supporters of Australian Lutheran College (ALC) from around Australia were able to participate in ALC’s 2020 commencement event last week, thanks to modern technology.
Lutherans recognised in Australia Day Honours
LCA members Jill Lange-Mohr, Meryl Packer and Rex Packer have been recognised in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.
Love comes to life amid bushfire tragedies
LCA members have been at the forefront of community efforts to serve, minister to and offer relief to those who have suffered losses during the national bushfire crises in Australia over the summer.
New South Wales bishop installed
Pastor Robert Bartholomaeus has been installed as bishop of the LCA’s New South Wales district by LCA Bishop John Henderson.