We are all God’s forgiven children and part of the body of Christ.
What Lutherans Believe
History of the Lutheran Church
Our congregational life centres on Sunday morning worship and fellowship time together before and after the service. This time reminds us that we are all God’s forgiven children and part of the body of Christ. We acknowledge that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
We are a small, close-knit congregation with members from various cultural backgrounds. Although many of us are of retirement age, our community includes a range of people aged 30-plus who may work or have families. We all enjoy being active in leadership roles for worship and managing our church’s priorities and resources. Some of us have been brought up in the Lutheran Church, while others have joined at various stages in their lives.
Brief history of the congregation
The Living Waters congregation moved from Cabramatta to Flowerdale Rd, Liverpool in 1962. The original church building was small and wooden. Over the next 30 years, our congregation saw steady growth and the little wooden building was soon outgrown.
In 1988, plans to build a new multi-functional worship centre were set in place. Construction began in 1990, and for two years we worshipped down the road at a nearby public school.
The new worship centre was dedicated on 5 July 1992. Since this time, it has provided a flexible place to meet together as God’s people. Our building even hosts a few other Christian church communities from various cultural backgrounds.
In the late 1990s, with the restructuring of the Holsworthy army base, we lost a significant portion of our congregation. Young people grew up, married and moved away. Since 2000 most of our founding members have passed away; however, we now have a strong core of many members who have been part of the congregation for some years.
Liverpool was one of the first towns established outside of Sydney, with colonial settlement going back to the 1830s. Since then it has seen many changes, especially in the ethnic backgrounds of the population.
Liverpool is a growing city in Sydney’s western suburbs, with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, many of which are non-Christian. Much of the growth includes young families and higher-density housing.
Our catchment area ranges up to Fairfield, across to Milperra and Sadlier in each direction, and down to Macquarie Fields. This area includes urban and suburban districts. It is a hub from which many people commute into Sydney city for work and entertainment.