‘No’ to infant communion in the LCA
General Synod has voted to not introduce the practice of infant communion in the LCA. It did however endorse the church’s existing practice of offering the sacrament to children ‘at the earliest appropriate age’.
‘A place to stop, reflect, confess and forgive’
Since 2015 there has been a distinctive focus on chaplaincy at conventions of synod. The current convention has benefitted from the work of ordained chaplains and lay spiritual carers, working in teams across all six days.
‘Uncharted territory still to cross’: LCA Bishop
‘As we take the next steps, let’s be patient with God and kind to one another’, urges LCA Bishop John Henderson in his closing address to Synod.
Synod offering directed to drought relief
The Synod offering total (including deposits with the LLL and offerings on the plate on Synod Sunday) is currently $11,408.30. Congregations can still contribute.
Synod backs Aboriginal decision-making capacity
Synod has today backed changes to the LCA’s constitution to increase opportunities for Aboriginal representation and participation in church decisions.
Memento honours indigenous Lutherans
As mementoes of their visit, Synod’s international guests were given a palm cross decorated by Queensland artist Leah Kerr.
‘The LCA is hurting’
‘The LCA is a broken woman, hurting in all parts of the body’: Bishop David Altus draws together the reflections of Synod on yesterday’s ordination vote.
‘Remember whose you are’: Bishop Lester Priebbenow
‘Let us remember who we are and whose we are, in Christ’, Bishop Lester Priebbenow reminds delegates the morning after the ordination vote.
Synod says ‘no’ to ordination of women
General Synod has again said ‘no’ to the ordination of women in the Lutheran Church of Australia.
‘We are water people’: LCNZ Bishop Mark Whitfield
In his sermon this morning, New Zealand Bishop Mark Whitfield encouraged Synod to daily ‘remember and be embraced by the grace and promise of our baptism’.