It is election time here in Queensland. Bishop Paul Smith reveals how one short line from the General Prayer of the Church in our Lutheran Liturgy, gives good guidance for deciding who to vote for.
The first CLW back in 2020 was a success! Leader, Tiffany, shares her experience on how the Central Queensland CLW Camp ran with a twist!
This Friday, our pastors will gather together for this year’s Queensland District pastors’ conference. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ and for the first time we will have pastors’ conference online. We will gather under the theme ‘Then, I will praise you,’ which comes from our conference Scripture passage, Psalm 43:3-5. Many of you… Read more
“Give thanks in all circumstances”. Bishop Paul Smith reflects on how God’s “signature” of the cross reminds that God is gracious and merciful and is active and present in the world.
It was wartime, and Rolph was in his last year at primary school. A police car arrived at our farm and mother was given 20 minutes to pack. Rolph and two younger sisters arrived home from school. “Where’s mother?” Rolph could not see her, nor even write to her for three long years. It was… Read more
As we recognise “Child Protection Week,” Bishop Paul Smith shares the significance of this focus for our world, but especially for the ministries of the Lutheran Church in Queensland.
When you travel, do you unpack your bags?… That may sound like a personal question. It’s not meant to be! For many of our churches across Queensland, COVID-19 worship moved us into a space of discovering whether we are an unpacker or a packer.
Our Lord Jesus said, “I will build my Church.” Bishop Paul Smith reflects on the great encouragement that this brings to our Christian service, especially through times of uncertainty.
The story of how four women from Noosa made masks for their community and beyond.
As Lutherans we confess a God who became a human being. Through the incarnation (‘in the flesh’) God entered our space and time on our terms. The call that we have as God’s church is to also enter the spaces that we inhabit incarnationally, approaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ.