Grace and peace. It’s almost unthinkable that we are forced to respond to the potentiality of damaging floods so soon after February’s floods. We Queenslanders are resilient people, but this is a difficult journey to take. May the good Lord protect everyone and give all people the peace that surpasses our understanding. Thank you to… Read more
Do have thoughts about a new mission initiative for your congregation? Could you do with a grant of up to $25,000 from the LLL to help you get started? Contact Acting M&M Director firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0460 604 827 and she’ll help you over the line. Applications close April 30.
This year a new domestic and family violence refuge consisting of 8 self-contained units is under construction thanks to Commonwealth funding and money raised during Lenten Appeal. Your donations via the Lenten Appeal will provide enhanced facilities and resources for this much needed service. Read more: https://www.lutheranservices.org.au/news/2022/02/28/donor-support-meaningful-for-safe-refuge/
We have come to realise that things are not going back to the way they were. For many years now, the church has been wrestling with its place in our communities, our culture at large and within the lives of people that used to attend our services. All this was before 2020.
The world marks International Women’s Day, March 8, to promote the full inclusion, safety and prosperity of women. Children, families and entire communities live healthier, happier lives when women live in safety and peace with empowered participation.
Our God is a God of surprises – of creativity and innovation, ingenuity and new ideas. Our God is also the God of provision, blessing and restoration. We have a God who does resurrections, starting over and transformation. Not just at Easter, but every day.
The new year is well and truly underway. Again, it has been a start full of surprises and road bumps. The extensive spread of covid-19 in our communities through the omicron variant and the opening of state boarders has challenged most people – personally, organizationally, and even in congregations