Pastor Peter Hage has been elected as the next bishop of the LCANZ’s Western Australia District. The pastor of St Johns Lutheran Church in Perth, he was elected unopposed for an initial four-year term during last weekend’s District Convention of Synod at Duncraig in suburban Perth.
Being called a ‘Ham’ may not be too flattering for most people, but for Western Australian retiree John Stephens it is a badge of honour. That’s because the 85-year-old has been a ‘Ham’ for most of his life – an amateur radio operator that is.
When the first flush of spring and summer flowers bloom, who doesn’t want to stop and smell the roses? And so a rose garden planted as a heartwarming invitation to a suburban church has become a chance to witness to the beauty of God’s creation among its local community.
When Rockingham Mandurah Lutheran Church, Western Australia, began a church-planting journey more than four years ago, they knew they couldn’t source all the necessary funding from within their community. But the Holy Spirit had things in hand.