Pastor Colin Scheer, the LCA’s oldest living pastor, turned 100 on 27 May and marked the occasion with a visit from his sister Val Kriewaldt and brother Kevin Scheer, who travelled from South Australia to be with him at St Paul’s Lutheran Aged Care at Caboolture in Queensland.
Faith Lutheran College, Plainland Queensland, has been recognised as one of the best non-government schools in Australia, after being included as one of the finalists in the Australian Education Awards in the ‘Secondary School of the Year – Non-government’ category.
Intergenerational ministry is a priority for members of St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland, so during COVID-19 church closures, they embraced new opportunities to engage all generations in their worship and activities.
Many health workers have been struggling to obtain enough personal protective equipment during the pandemic. But when a request came for masks for Noosa Hospital, Queensland, a local Lutheran church member and her neighbours set to work and have since supplied more than 1500 masks as far as PNG.
Visitors and locals in Hervey Bay in southern Queensland are being greeted by a gospel message of reassurance written by the road into town. Members of St James Lutheran Church have posted the sign which reads: ‘Stay calm. I will get you through this, love God’ on a 6 metre x 3 metre billboard.
There is a significant number of people originally from Papua New Guinea (PNG) who live in Cairns in Far North Queensland, and Trinity Lutheran Church community is finding more and more ways to engage and connect with them.
Like many others during COVID-19 church closures, St Johns Hope Vale in Far North Queensland has had to seek creative and technological ways to reach people. With shaky internet and very basic equipment, it was a huge challenge. But a new generation of people has stepped up.