The new Worship Planning Page from the LCA’s Commission on Worship (CoW) is up and running. It is designed to serve and equip anyone involved with the preparation of worship services within the LCA/NZ.
Congregations are encouraged to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran Church of Australia with a special service of thanksgiving. Sunday 30 October 2016 has been suggested as an appropriate day to mark the occasion, but you may choose another date to suit your local needs. The Commission on Worship (CoW) has put together resources… Read more
Churches are recognising the importance of partnering with parents and resourcing faith in the home, as well as the vital role intergenerational relationships and participation in a church community play in growing faith in children.
Church worship can be a hot potato for us in the LCA/NZ, as it is in many other denominations. No congregation or pastor is exactly alike in the way they conduct and participate in services. We asked two pastors from the Commission on Worship for their personal responses to some burning questions on the subject…. Read more
RHYTHMS OF GRACE (PART 8 of 8) In the ebb and flow of liturgy, God is at work, whether we hear him or not. This story is also available as a PDF (download). Church has finished. The final blessing has been spoken and now (after the inevitable announcements and perhaps a cup of tea) God’s own… Read more
RHYTHMS OF GRACE (PART 7 of 8) In the ebb and flow of liturgy, God is at work, whether we hear him or not. This story is also available as a PDF (download). In last month’s article on Holy Communion we explored how God relates to us physically, through the flesh of Jesus. This time… Read more
RHYTHMS OF GRACE (PART 6 of 8) In the ebb and flow of liturgy, God is at work, whether we hear him or not. This story is also available as a PDF (download). ‘Take and eat, the body of Christ, given for you’. Cannibalism? superstition? symbolism? The thought that we are eating someone has always… Read more