Local Lutheran Churches
There are two Lutheran Church congregations in the Caloundra and Kawana areas. Pastor Ray Morris oversees both of these congregations. Click on the links below to visit the St Mark's website.
- St Marks Lutheran Church, 16 Bombala Terrace, Caloundra. Services at 8.00am on Sunday (usually more traditional).
- St Marks at Pacific Lutheran College, Woodlands Boulevard, Meridan Plains. Services at 9.30am on Sunday (usually more contemporary).
More About the Lutheran Church
The Lutheran Church is one of the major Christian churches and is the largest and oldest Protestant church. There are more than 60 million Lutherans in the world, with the greatest number based in northern Europe and the United States of America. In Australia and New Zealand almost 255,000 people call themselves Lutherans. The Lutheran Church dates back to the Reformation in the 16th Century when Martin Luther challenged some of the teachings and practices of the Church in his day. Luther insisted that the Bible is the authority that decides what the Church should teach and do. The name 'Lutheran' was given to people who believed that Martin Luther was right in his interpretation of the Bible. The Lutheran Church has been in Australia and New Zealand for 175 years. In the 1830's small groups of Lutherans emigrated in search of religious freedom. They settled mainly in rural areas in various parts of the country. Today, the Lutheran Church is made up of people from rural and urban areas and many different cultural backgrounds.