Barossa Lutheran pastors are preparing for empty churches on Sunday, April 21.
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Instead of attending church in the Barossa parishioners will be car-pooling, or catching buses, to get to ALIVE!175 in Adelaide.

ALIVE!175: St Petri Pastor Adrian Kitson, pictured, has written a song that will help mark the occasion.

ALIVE!175 is the official celebration of the Lutheran Church of Australia’s 175-year history.

It will be a quiet day across the dozens of Lutheran churches in the district because the president of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Rev Dr Mike Semmler, has asked congregations near Adelaide to either cancel or supplement their regular services on the day, so all their members can come together in praise and worship.

Members of St Petri congregation, Nuriootpa are among thousands of parishioners who are preparing to attend ALIVE!175.

St Petri Pastor Adrian Kitson said the event will be a very good thing for our local gospel community to share in.

“We are looking forward to being part of the story,” Pastor Kitson said.

Paston Kitson has even written a song to help mark the Lutheran Church of Australia’s 175-year history.

The ALIVE!175 event will be held during the LCA’s Convention of Synod, which is held every three years, at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

ALIVE!175 event organiser Chris Halbert said the event caters for all ages and family groups.

“There’s disabled access for the elderly and those feeling a bit wobbly. And there will be over 400 activity packs to keep children occupied,” Mr Halbert said.

“There’s no reason for anyone not to attend.”

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