Shining a light on
domestic violence
Shining a light on
domestic violence

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Featured Stories

Learning can help bring change

Some years ago, Angela Mayer says God led her to work in men’s behaviour change programs and, through the people she met, she became passionate about working to improve the lives of families experiencing domestic violence. 'We can change people’s lives, increase safety and help them feel the love of God in their homes and families', she says.

New bishop elected for NSW-ACT District

Pastor Richard Schwedes will be the next bishop of the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory District of the LCANZ. Pastor Richard, who will also have oversight of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand, was elected during the district’s 40th Convention of Synod at Wagga Wagga NSW in March.

Doin’ it all to the glory of God

In the Hoff family, teaching isn’t the only thing that runs in the blood. So does the sentiment embroidered on a family tapestry hand-sewn by Rob Hoff’s maternal grandmother Elsa Sickerdick: ‘Faith without service means nothing.’ It is a motto that Elsa’s grandson Rob Hoff takes to heart.

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Fun, friends and fellowship

Before enjoying an after-service coffee with friends at Warradale Lutheran Church in suburban Adelaide recently, Genevieve and Stephen checked out the latest edition of The Lutheran. The duo is among a loyal contingent of Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) clients who make worship extra joyful for their Faith family. Stephen is also one of the stars of SA-based LDS’s new advertising campaign, which has been seen in local cinemas, on social media platforms and heard on commercial radio. LDS provides housing and in-home support for more than 90 people and is now seeking people within SA Lutheran congregations to become host families or housemates for people living with disability. Visit to find out more. You can check out the LDS ads at

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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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