A message to members of the LCANZ from the College of Bishops
The 20th Convention of General Synod for the LCANZ, held in Melbourne, has come and gone. Delegates came before God each day in worship with listening ears, and with the desire to live to God’s glory in the decisions we made.
An unchanging mission
Preaching at the closing service of the Convention of General Synod in Melbourne on Sunday, Pastor Neville reminded the hundreds of delegates, organisers, staff and visitors present that the reason for the church’s existence, the urgency of its work and the joy implicit in the message of the gospel are the same at its 20th General Synod as they were at its first.
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Churchwide Office to address $1.5m annual deficit
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God restores beauty to the broken
God is a master potter who shapes his church into something beautiful and restores that beauty by piecing back together his creation when it is broken. That was the message of encouragement from Western Australia District Bishop Mike Fulwood during Saturday’s worship at the LCANZ’s Convention of General Synod in Melbourne.
Synod welcomes Finke River Mission delegates
Melbourne’s city skyline was a stark contrast to the vast verdant landscape of Central Australia for four Aboriginal delegates attending the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand’s 20th Convention of General Synod from 9 to 12 February 2023.
LCANZ to explore one church; two practices of ordination
Today delegates at the General Synod of the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ), meeting in Melbourne, directed the church’s General Church Board and the College of Bishops to explore the theological, constitutional and governance issues involved in establishing ‘one church with two different practices of ordination’.
Bishop David Altus challenged General Synod delegates to practise ‘being light to each other in here, so we get better at it... Read More
Box Hill ordination proposal lost
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‘We meet in the name of the worker of miracles’
Bishop Paul Smith tonight reminded those gathered in Melbourne at the LCANZ Convention of General Synod that they are meeting in the name of the worker of miracles – Jesus Christ.