I don’t have to tell you that at times we feel powerless as church today. The media loves to remind us that the church is ageing and shrinking in Australia, with the implication (and in some cases wish) that we are finished.
Semaphore Ladies Fellowship Craft Group have been helping to keep people in need warm, lending their sewing skills to the Wrap with Love project that distributes knitted blankets to communities and individuals who need relief from cold weather conditions.
It has often been observed that in times of hardship the true essence of community and humanity is revealed. In the aftermath of the Cudlee Creek bushfire in the Adelaide Hills, Birdwood Lutheran Church Pastor David Kuss describes life on the fire-ground as full of unexpected blessings.
It’s been a month of change in the SA-NT District, with numerous pastor installations held across the state and more are scheduled to come. We ask that you keep these pastors and the congregations in your prayers as they commence their journey together.
The former site of the Coober Pedy Lutheran Church Hall will be commemorated with the unveiling of a plaque in May this year. The venture has been initiated by the Lutheran Church in Alice Springs and supported by the Coober Pedy Historical Society.
In some parts of Australia bushfires are continuing to threaten lives and livelihoods. In other places, hundreds of people are sifting through ashes, wondering how they will put their lives back together. Here’s how to help.