Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting attendance numbers at public gatherings, next month’s LCA/NZ Ordination Service will be live-streamed on the internet, so that people from across the church can participate.

In-person attendance at the service, which will be held at Concordia College chapel, at Highgate in South Australia, will be by invitation only. No general public seats will be available.

The service, which will be held at 2pm on Sunday 6 December 2020, will also be recorded and photographed. DVDs of the service will be available to order in early 2021.

In a challenging year due to the pandemic, the 2020 ordination service gives the church great cause for celebration, Libby Krahling from the LCA/NZ’s Commission on Worship said.

‘Please pray for all the ordinands and their families as they prepare for this very important moment in their ministry’, she said.

‘We hope that as many people as possible will be able to witness the service via live-streaming. Join the whole LCA/NZ in celebrating ordination this year! You may like to gather as a congregation or small group, while observing government and health directives, to watch the service together.’

The service will be live-streamed at https://livestream.com/luthworship/ordination

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