Last weekend the Replenish retreat at Luther Heights resumed with a bang, as 35 women tested the ensuited rooms at Ocean Outlook, Luther Heights, and tried some new retreat options.
Bishop Mark Vainikka reflects on Psalm 137 in response to the narrative of the church as one of immigration, adjustment and growth. Our foundational narrative is about learning to sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land.
Dear diary, today did not go to plan … I finished the day further behind than I began. Thank you, God. You answered my prayer. Your plan was much better than mine. Please ruin tomorrow as well.
Each September, many Christian churches around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. This a time to thank and praise God for the bountiful creation that has been provided to support our earthly lives, and also to remember that all Christians, and indeed all people, are called to be faithful stewards of God’s good creation… Read more
This is my first article to you, and using the vernacular of Bishop-elect Mark last edition (and also at my installation), it is in my new role as a servant to the servant of the servants of God here in Queensland. My actual title is ‘First Assistant Bishop’, but you can also just call me ‘Ben’ J
God’s love comes to life through care ministries every single day in our Lutheran congregations, aged-care and community services. This year, the LCANZ invites your congregation to celebrate this Christian care by setting aside one Sunday to acknowledge, bless and honour those people.
Rachel Schilling gives us a taste of the comfort, beauty and rest to be enjoyed at the Replenish Women’s retreat at Luther Heights, Coolum on September 17-19.
In his first article in his new role within the LCAQD, Bishop (elect) Mark Vainikka introduces the theme ‘Living Faithfully and Prayfully’.
In 2019, Emeritus Bishop Paul Smith called on congregations to encourage younger delegates to attend the 2020 and 2021 Synods. Of course, COVID-19 put a stop to the 2020 Convention of Synod, like so many other events around the world. However, it was clear at the 2021 Synod that a new generation of delegates was… Read more
The term ‘PK’ (pastor’s kid) is well known, but PWs (pastor’s wives) tend to keep a lower profile. Kirby Mullen shares her vision and hope for encouraging PWs through the Grace Laced retreat.