Committed to sharing Jesus
At this time of social distancing and other restrictive measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you all to stay connected with your family, friends, neighbours, and your Church Community. The Pastoral Care Team at St John’s have established a Care Call Ministry. This will enable us to make phone contact with all in the St John’s community, to stay connected, and encourage each other in this time of physical isolation. Our worlds have seen so much disruption at the moment – we are all adapting to many changes. The one thing that remains unchanged is God’s love for us all.
Our Pastors are writing sermons, which will be distributed by email, phone reading, or into letterboxes. The Sermons will be uploaded to the website under the resources tab above. Remember that you can access the Growing Faith at Home weekly guide off the Resources tab above to remain informed.
Okay, not in your normal seat in your normal church building.
But in your armchair or couch at home each Sunday morning live (or anytime for previous services).
Worshipping online is different to attending a physical church. To get the most out of it, remember to:
Bishop John Henderson - The Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia issues a periodic Heartland News and this can be viewed by following this link and reading on-line Heartland eNews 5 August 2020 COVID-19 Update 10.
Lutheran Church of Australia - The national body of the Lutheran Church continues to support our local Parishes and Churches. To see what is going on take a look at the latest eNews by following this link and reading on-line LCA ALWS Anniversary Cancelled due to COVID-19 12 August 2020.
Lutheran Church of Australia - Victorian District - Our Victorian Synod has its own electronic newsletter. Access District Voices to see what is happening LCAVD eNews for 12 August 2020.
LCA International Mission - Global Partners - Local Church seeks to follow our Lord in His mission to the ends of the earth to make disciples of all nations. We partner with, support and resource local people in mission. LCA International Mission newsletter 10 August 2020.
LCA Ministry with the Ageing - As part of the Board for Local Missions our vision is seeing care for the ageing as a significant and flourishing ministry of the church. LCA Ministry for the Ageing May newsletter.
LCA Grow Ministries - Grow Ministries - exists to support a national vision for children, youth and family ministry in the LCA. LCA Grow Ministries newsletter for 27 July 2020 Butterflies Emerge from Lockdown Cocoon.
LCA Professional Standards - Protects people whilst supporting the LCA's church workers and volunteers. LCA Professional Standards Department newsletter 30 July 2020.>
All Services suspended until further notice.