Shining the light of Christ into the online community from Cairns North Queensland, the new website of Cairns Lutheran Parish was launched today.
It is hard to comprehend the scale of devastation experienced by so many people in both Far North Queensland and especially in Victoria. When disasters occur, we are reminded once more to put our hope and trust in God and we pray for his mercy and peace to be upon the many families and communities directly affected. 

God’s grace and peace be with you.

What are we to make of events such as the terrible bushfires we have witnessed in Victoria over the past two weeks? What about the flooding in Far North Queensland? Maybe you are dealing with terrible events that affect just you or those closest to you. Many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, are asking what God’s role in these terrible events might be. Why does a good and loving God allow such destructive events to occur? Where is God in the midst of all this suffering?

World Day of Prayer 2009 - Papua New GuineaWorld Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. 

Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that Prayer and Action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world. We welcome the worshipping community to share a prayer and pray for others. In March 2009, the World Day of Prayer service is written by the women of Papua New Guinea on the theme "In Christ there are many Members yet one Body." 

In Cairns this year, World Day of Prayer will be hosted by the Salvation Army. 

Cnr Hoare & Clarke Streets
Manunda, QLD 4870
Phone: 07 4051 2454

World Day of Prayer service will commence at 10am on Friday 6th March, 2009. Everyone (including men) is welcome attend. 

Visit World Day of Prayer on the web: Global SiteAustralian Site

During the season of Lent, Trinity Lutheran Church would like to invite you to join us at special Wednesday evening worship services, starting at 7:30 pm. In 2009 the season of Lent begins on 25th February (Ash Wednesday) and concludes on 12th April (Easter Sunday). 

Lent and Ash Wednesday: why do we have them?

Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is a period of forty days (excluding the Sundays) leading up to Easter.

Peace Lutheran College are hosting a "Shave for a Cure" fundraising event on Friday 13th March, beginning at 10:45am. The venue will be the Multi Purpose Centre. 

$1,000 raised will see Principal Rob Fysh have his hair coloured in many different shades. 

$900 will see Pastor Mathew's locks shaved off altogether. 

Other teachers, staff and students will have hair coloured, legs shaved and other ways to support this important event.

Cairns Lutheran Parish would like to invite you to come and celebrate Easter with us, at one of the following worship services. 


Easter Chapel – Friday 3rd April, 2009

8:45 am Peace Lutheran College (at the Multi Purpose Centre), Easter Chapel Service


Ingham Service of Thanksgiving – Saturday 4th April, 2009

9:00 am Ingham Lutheran Church


Palm Sunday – Sunday 5th April, 2009

8:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion

10:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion

11:00 am Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Service of the Word


Maundy Thursday – Thursday 9th April, 2009

7:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion 


Good Friday – Friday 10th April, 2009

8:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion

11:00 am Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion


Easter Sunday – Sunday 12th April, 2009

8:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion

10:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church, Service of the Word 

11:00 am Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Service with Holy Communion


Follow the "READ MORE..." link below to find out more about why the Christian Church has celebrated these festivals for thousands of years.

Sunday 22. March marked the 17th anniversary of the opening and dedication service of our new Trinity Lutheran Church building, opened in 1992. As part of the celebrations the video of this dedication service was rereleased on DVD. Click on the YouTube video link below, to preview some of the highlights over the internet. 

Our congregation at Trinity first opened its doors almost 45 years ago on Trinity Sunday, 24. May 1964. Keep a look out on this website for details about upcoming celebrations marking this milestone birthday. 


Peace Lutheran College have begun their Easter holidays with the boarding students also returning home to spend this blessed time with family and friends. Teaching staff return to the college on 20th April with students returning to classes on 21st April. We pray that all staff, students, and college families enjoy a time of refreshment and being renewed in Christ's love for all people.

Pastor Mathew

Easter 2009

The Gideons International (Australia)This Sunday evening Mr Ray Ramm will be presenting information on the work of The Gideons International in the placement of Bibles into communities and into the hands of people, many of whom have never had the opportunity to read God's Word before.

"I still remember receiving my little green Gideons New Testament and Psalms when I joined the Army in 1987. While I didn't attend church services at that time, it was somehow comforting to think that someone cared enough to give me a small Bible of my own." Pastor Mathew, Cairns Lutheran Parish

Everyone is most welcome to attend this presentation which begins at 5:00pm and will be accompanied with joyful singing and a brief devotion. A shared meal follows.