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Welcomed by the gospel

The cultural and ethnic make-up of communities in which many Lutheran churches are based has changed dramatically. How can we best serve alongside people of all nations so that we truly welcome ‘the stranger’ with the gospel?

Conferences support mission

The LCANZ’s New Horizons local mission conference program is heading to Sydney in May. This follows a successful 2021 launch at which more than 50 people attended a two-day workshop in Adelaide.

Grannies share ‘mother lode’ of wisdom

Bringing together the teaching skills of retired teachers with the learning needs of children, many of whom are refugees, has been a match made in heaven for one northern suburbs school in Adelaide.

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This month’s featured photo

Homeward bound

Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) board chair Jodie Hoff (right) and board member Michael Stolz managed to get in some COVID-safe reading at Sydney airport on their way home from Albury, New South Wales, to Queensland in March. They’d been at ALWS for the board’s first face-to-face meeting since 2019. Big storms hitting NSW and Queensland meant returning to the Sunshine State was touch-and-go, but Michael made it home in the nick of time for a Lions AFL game, while Jodie, who is the principal at LORDS (Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School) on the Gold Coast, was back to prepare the school in case of a COVID lockdown, which occurred the following week.

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‘I love the way The Lutheran openly proclaims the gospel as it should be, encouraging and uplifting all readers that our God calls and gifts us for his purposes in his kingdom. I’m excited to hear diverse stories of our own people where the life-giving love of God is embraced and put into practice!’

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As the magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia (incorporating the Lutheran Church of New Zealand), The Lutheran informs the members of the LCA about the church’s teaching, life, mission and people, helping them to grow in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.

The Lutheran also provides a forum for a range of opinions, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editor or the policies of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The Lutheran is a member of the Australasian Religious Press Association and as such subscribes to its journalistic and editorial codes of conduct.

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