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Featured Stories


Ethical shopping – How do our choices demonstrate love?

When you consider buying something, what factors do you weigh up? Necessity? Price? Quality? Style? Features? Benefits or usefulness?

Change in format for General Synod

In a first for the LCANZ, the church’s next Convention of General Synod will be held in two parts – an online meeting in October 2021 and an in-person meeting in 2022.

It is in giving that we receive

Some people just get on and do. No fuss, they just find a place to quietly help out. For Annette Wessling, it has been a case of finding not one but several places to lend a helping hand.

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This month’s featured photo

Celebrating a century in style

Pastor Colin Scheer, the LCA’s oldest living pastor, turned 100 on 27 May and marked the occasion with a visit from his sister Val Kriewaldt and brother Kevin Scheer, who travelled from SA to be with him at St Paul’s Lutheran Aged Care at Caboolture in Queensland. Around 25 people, including Pastor Colin’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gathered for a party to celebrate the milestone two days later. Ordained on 6 February 1944, Pastor Colin served at Corowa Field NSW, Albury NSW, Hatton Vale Qld, Beenleigh Qld, Berri SA, Petrie Qld and Crows Nest Qld, before retiring in 1987. The photo was taken by his niece Judy.

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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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