Christmas without
the trimmings
Christmas without
the trimmings

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Christmas without all the trimmings

For many churches around the LCA/NZ, COVID-19 gathering and health restrictions may mean they are unable to host the large Christmas services or be involved in the big community events they usually do.

Church planter to take on local mission role

Church planter Nathan Hedt will be LCA/NZ’s next Pastor for New and Renewing Churches. He succeeds Rev Dr Noel Due, who is retiring after being in the position since January 2018 and having been a mentor to Pastor Nathan.

God’s creation is blooming marvellous

When the first flush of spring and summer flowers bloom, who doesn’t want to stop and smell the roses? So a rose garden planted as a heartwarming invitation to a church is a chance to witness to the beauty of God’s creation.

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Reconciliation – front and centre

In the lead-up to Australia’s 2020 NAIDOC week (which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ gifts, achievements, contributions, histories and stories), Pastor Marcus Wheeler and his wife Betty took time to reflect on The Lutheran’s coverage of the LCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Along with Betty, Western Arrarnta Pastor Marcus serves the people of Bethlehem congregation Hermannsburg (Ntaria) and the surrounding communities of the Finke River Mission in Central Australia, in a team with Pastor Rodney Malbunka and Pastor Neville Doecke.

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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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