The National Council of Churches Australia (NCCA) invite the people of Australia and other Indigenous Elders to join with them in a further special time of National Prayer regarding the pandemic. The NCCA invitation notes, “We all know the continuing impact of this pandemic, overseas and here. We are all aware of the suffering it… Read more
From September 1 to October 4, the Christian family celebrates the good gift of creation. During the Season of Creation, we unite as one family in Christ, celebrating the bonds we share with each other and with “every living creature on Earth.” (Genesis 9:10) The Christian family celebrates the season by spending time in prayer,… Read more
Bushfires are damaging our people and our land. We feel for those close to this devastation and we pray to the God of living water for them and those supporting them. Click here to obtain liturgy and prayers provided by the LCA to assist congregations in praying for and supporting all those affected by this… Read more
I have just become aware of a very useful resource for anyone still planning a Christmas Carols event. APRA AMCOS who licence public performance of music, have put together an excellent guide to the copyright holders of a large range of carols, which should make your planning much easier. You can get it here, or… Read more
To help you in your Advent and Christmas service preparations, David Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship Music and Song team has recorded five beautiful backing tracks for favourite Advent Hymns. These are included in each of the Advent music and song suggestions. You can preview them here:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those experiencing drought and the threat of bushfires at this time. You may like to use some or all of the Liturgy and Prayers for a Time of Drought in your congregation over the next few weeks.
LCA/NZ invitation to pray for church planting and renewal The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. So pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest fields’ (Luke 10:2). The season is changing. Harvest time is coming. The LCA Department for New and Renewing Churches is embarking on… Read more
NEW! The Worship Planning Page now features a fully stocked service order in Word, with accompanying standard and widescreen PowerPoints for each week. These are designed for congregations without any administrative support or for use in an emergency. They feature selected liturgy for the day, the text for the Bible readings and lyrics for public… Read more