‘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.
‘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.
‘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’.
‘Let God determine where we’re going’: Bishop David Altus
SA-NT Bishop David Altus this morning: ‘It’s not about who we are and where we are going at all. It’s about who God is and where God is going.’
National Apology: Synod pauses to reflect and repent
During closing devotion tonight General Synod reflected in prayerful silence on our church’s part in failing to protect children in our care.
Bishop urges: ‘Pray the “Lamb of God” prayer throughout Synod’
In his sermon this morning, Queensland Bishop Paul Smith reminded Synod that this “‘Lamb of God’ prayer is not just about me – we don’t say, “Lamb of God have mercy on me” – it is “Have mercy on us”.
Synod doubles Sydney’s Lutherans
The influx of LCA members to Sydney this week has doubled the number of Lutherans who regularly worship in the New South Wales capital.
Opening service sermon: ‘God comes down to rescue us’
LCA Bishop John Henderson addresses General Synod at the opening service of the 19th LCA General Convention: ‘But what if God distracts us? Will we, will you, will I allow it? Are we prepared to be surprised?’