New assistant bishop for New Zealand Lutherans
by Rosie Schefe
Pastor Nich Kitchen is the new assistant bishop for the Lutheran Church of New Zealand, following the unexpected early retirement of former assistant bishop, Pastor Jim Pietsch.
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.
Reaching out with God’s love
The cross-cultural ministry of Mountainside Lutheran Church in Auckland is essentially outreach ministry or evangelism, says Rev Dr William Chang, pastor to the Chinese congregation there.
Ordination joy for Upper Moutere
Andy Marr was ordained as a Specific Ministry Pastor last month by LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson at St Paul’s Lutheran Community Church at Upper Moutere in New Zealand.
Baptism blessing at NZ ‘Share and Care’ fellowship
by Lawrence Satherley
For 27 years, St Lukes have had the pleasure of providing a community meal to the people of the Manawatu in New Zealand. Recently, a teenage member who has attended Share & Care for many years mentioned that her 7-year-old sister Skyla would like to be baptised.
Reaching the sick and sad
by Phil Husband
Whanganui Lutheran congregation on New Zealand’s North Island had faced closure as numbers fell. But God had other plans for them.
Marvel at the work of God’s hands
by Helen Beringen
From the vastness of Antarctic mountain landscapes, to the rich diversity of the Galapagos Islands, Bunty Meyer has felt the awe of God’s creation throughout his adventurous life.
LLL NZ set to close
After more than 70 years of providing financial services and funding support to Lutherans in New Zealand, the Lutheran Laymen’s League of NZ is set to close.
Kiwi Small Catechism launched
The Lutheran Church of New Zealand (LCNZ) has its own ‘Kiwi’ Catechism. The new translation in Maori and English was launched at the LCNZ’s recent 40th Convention of Synod.