Livestreaming and Online Worship
Increasingly, churches are providing online worship options to encourage and support people in our communities who cannot worship in person, whether due to ill health, work commitments or disability. Many congregations are discovering that online services also allow them to reach people who might be curious about faith, people in aged care or other care settings and friends and family around the world.
Livestreaming Advice and Checklist
Advice for Pastors and Congregations
The following advice has been prepared by Lutheran Media and the Commission on Worship to assist congregations in planning how to best engage with online worship.
Livestreaming Checklist - this checklist is a handy reminder of the issues you may need to address when setting up a live-streamed or pre-recorded service. Congregations wishing to publicise their livestreamed or pre-recorded services on this page must ensure that they abide by the Livestreaming Checklist.
Ideas for Low-Tech Congregations
Copyright: A Guide for Australian Congregations (Released January 2021) - advice on copyright including livestreaming.
Lutheran Media Livestreaming
Worship online live or during the week at:
St Michael’s Lutheran Church, Hahndorf, South Australia Streamed live at 9:30am (Aust CST) each week
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Toowoomba, Queensland Streamed live at 9am Queensland time every Sunday.
Or go to www.livestream.com/luthworship and click the location.
You can also order free Worship DVDs and CDs at www.lutheranmedia.org.au/worship or call Lutheran Media on 1800 353 350
Other Livestreamed Services
Many churches are now livestreaming their services or are providing prerecorded services on their websites or Youtube, and welcome others to access these services . Some of these include:
Immanuel, Woden Valley livestreaming at 10:30 am http://woden.lutheran.org.au/livestream/
Immanuel Woden also has a Spotify playlist of contemporary songs from their Sunday morning service, compiled by Jacob Traeger. You can listen to these songs by clicking here.
Good Shepherd Community Church, Tuggeranong live-streaming, pre-recorded services and links to all Canberra congregations and their resources. https://tuggeranong.lutheran.org.au/home-resources/
Lifeway Epping, NSW - Simply go to http://www.lifeway.net.au and click on the play icon underneath that countdown timer or click this link which will take you straight to YouTube. The YouTube link will be active approximately 10mins before the service starts (ie: from 9:20AM AEDST).
St Paul’s Sydney https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyYJ36Yro9td6xbK3oD0n6Q?
Indonesian Sydney http://indonesian-sydney.lutheran.org.au/khotbah/
For an updated list of live-streamed services in Queensland, visit the QLD District site https://qld.lca.org.au/2021/04/01/the-streaming-keeps-flowing/
Ipswich Lutheran Church https://ipswich.online.church/ - Services times this Sunday (AEDT): 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 4:30pm. (For NZ - add 3 hours and 45 minutes, for NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT - add one hour, for South Australia- add half an hour, for NT - subtract half an hour, for WA subtract 2 hours)
Living Faith Lutheran Church, Murrumba Downs https://www.livingfaith.org.au/church-online
Immanuel Lutheran, Buderim https://ichurch.net.au/churchathome/ 11.30am Sundays You can also find archived audio sermons and discussion handouts at http://www.gracespace.info/
TV broadcast on Channel 44 - (Channel 31 broadcasting on Channel 44)- every Friday 1-2pm. Many thanks to St Paul's Box Hill for filming these services in advance.
St Paul's Lutheran Church, Box Hill https://www.stpaulsboxhill.org.au/ or now livestreaming on Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxCh_msqE8PDXBFkF1AGPA NOTE: We will NOT have a broadcast on Sunday December 27 th but will resume live-streaming the following Sunday .
St Paul's Lutheran, Shepparton https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCTupHYtPmWzZQDEpnNQE2RA The same link also offers devotional resources.
St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Grovedale https://video.ibm.com/channel/vLCnAB32GAQ Services are live 9.30am AEST or ‘Catch up’ anytime as the last 6 services are always available.
St John's, Southgate live stream Sunday services (9am Melbourne time): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCVBi8-sniGdCLeFxwkx3Bg
St John's Ballarat Sunday Services from 10:00am on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlTtBt1kJ4glCGFOhA6vcA Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services also available.
Ringwood/Knox Parish A pre-recorded service is available from Tuesday. The live-streamed service begins at 11am Sunday and is then also uploaded for later viewing.
St Petri, Nuriootpa https://stpetri.org.au/small-worship/ or visit their Youtube channel here. This is a prerecorded service, which will be uploaded on Fridays.
St John's, Unley https://www.stjohnsunley.lca.org.au/sermons
or on Youtube https://bit.ly/2wOdI3l
The Ark, Salisbury on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/arkchurch.com.au/
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adelaide View pre-recorded sermons at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgbcejJndMFcNPazB7pdNaw . Visit https://www.bethlehemadelaide.org.au/news/ to download printable service orders, Bible readings and devotional resources for each week.
Langmeil Lutheran Church, Tanunda live-streaming each Sunday at 10:30 a.m https://www.langmeilchurch.com.au/resources/langmeil-church-online/ or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyjtxYH3fbTuP95lGrbJZlA
Golden Grove Lutheran Church - Full services are live streamed every Sunday morning at 9:30 and can be viewed on YouTube. https://bit.ly/gglc_youtube or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gglc.lca. Past services and daily bible studies are also available on YouTube or via the website at https://www.gglc.org.au/church/index.php/publications/pastors-messages and https://www.gglc.org.au/church/index.php/publications/bible-study-Pastor-Greg
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Port Lincoln www.portlincolnlutheran.org.au or on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJuD_0UXHBB0jSTqbpAEvg?view_as=subscriber
Concordia, Duncraig streaming Sunday services at 9:30am AWST to their Facebook and Youtube accounts, https://fb.me/ConcordiaLC/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-rjgjl2XMHP2QygABPdtA Their webpage has a collection of past services and materials. https://concordiachurch.org.au/at-home-resources
Rockingham Mandurah Lutheran Church weekly worship live stream available at 10:30am WA time (+ 2 ½ hrs for SA, NT & Qld and + 3hrs for Vic, NSW & Tas) via their website at www.rmlc.org.au by pressing the "watch church service livestream" button.
St Peters Lutheran Church, Hobart Livestreaming at 10:00am Sundays. Previous services available online. https://www.splchobart.org/
Wellington Lutheran Pre-recorded services on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGqlgGNi-ahBnOakXyRhDmw
Services in Languages Other Than English
Indonesian Sydney http://indonesian-sydney.lutheran.org.au/khotbah/