Apostle Area LAMBERT P

Shepherd R Fredericks held the divine service on 29 January 2017.  The Bible word used was from Genesis 1, a portion of verse 31. The following were highlighted: 1. Recognise God’s power in the creation  2.  Give thanks to God for His gifts and   3.  Glorify God in our behaviour.
The children were asked what they saw during their holidays that impressed them. Some answers were: flowers, people and holiday places. The Rector outlined the items and those created by God. He referred to the beautiful decoration of the altar and that God created this, not man. God created animals, plants, the earth, the sea, us and oxygen. Man made telephones, etc. the things we use daily. Reference was made to the shortage of water in our dams and that we need rain to revive the parched earth. The question was also asked: How should we treat this creation? The answers were: 1. Take care of it  2. Not pollute and 3. Recycle/reuse/reduce. We are the crown of His creation, therefore we should fulfil His teaching and know that He loves us. The children sang at the closing of the service.

The District Apostle Helper Mkhwanazi visited the congregation of Silvertown on 18 January 2017.

On Wednesday 11 January 2017, Apostle P Lambert held a divine service in Muizenberg Congregation.  He was accompanied by the Bishop AC Hartzenberg.
The Bible word that served as a basis for the divine service was taken out of Exodus 33:18. The Apostle highlighted that we as His children are not able to grasp the fullness of His glory. This is revealed to us in His time and according to His will.
The act of Holy Sealing was bestowed upon 5 young souls.
After service the Apostle spent some time with the congregation’s matriculants and posed with them for a photograph. The congregants were thankful to have experienced the serving of the Apostle in their congregation.

On Sunday 8 January 2017, Bishop Hartzenberg bestowed the Golden Wedding Anniversary Blessing on retired Priest Vollenhoven and his wife in Crawford Congregation.

It has been a blessed New Year 2017 indeed with the visit of Apostle P. Lambert in Capricorn Park Congregation on 1 January 2017. Excitement and blessed anticipation could be felt in the congregation.

With the sealing of 7 souls, the retirement of Deacon Abraham Fortune and the ordination of 2 deacons (Simpson and Rank) and 2 priests (Leander and Kammies), it was a blessed occasion. As a congregation it could indeed be said, "Glory be to God our Father"!

On 6 December 2016, Lotus River East Congregation was abuzz with the Christmas spirit!  The church hall was decked out with Christmas decorations which created a very festive atmosphere.

Young and old were involved in making the evening a success. The concert started with a prayer and then it was over to the MC.  The choir opened with a powerful rendition of Shepherds Rejoice.  The orchestra played Christmas tunes accompanied by a guitar, drums, saxophone and percussion.  The Sunday school children also rendered 4 Christmas items and the beginner-recorder players also rendered a hymn out of our hymnal.

There was even a Santa who handed out sweet treats to everyone! It was a most blessed event enjoyed by all in attendance.

On Saturday 10 December 2016, the youth of Fairways Congregation, together with the leaders and ministers put their fears aside and geared themselves up for a day of Acrobranching.

The afternoon kicked off with a lunch for the youth at Mariner's Wharf in Hout Bay, and once their bellies were filled, they were ready to tackle any obstacle that came their way. The activity did not only bring about fun and laughter, but more importantly the spirit of "anything is possible".

Although few in number, the choir of Eagle Park Congregation put on a beautiful Advent Concert and totally stunned the congregation present. 

This small choir performed pieces, such as “Glorious light”, “O little town of Bethlehem”, “The little drummer boy”, “O holy night”, “We three Kings” and “Christmas in Cape Town”.  They were joined by the children for a beautiful rendition of “O holy night”.  The concert was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. 

At the end of the concert, the whole congregation joined in with a hearty performance of “Joy to the world”.