Many members could be seen making their way into the Retreat East church which had just about reached its seating capacity shortly before 09:00 – a full hour before the divine service was due to start.

On Sunday, 2 June 2013, Korsten Congregation in Port Elizabeth served as the host to a special divine service conducted by District Apostle N Barnes for Arcadia Bishop Area.

The congregation of Vasco came into being when two long standing congregations merged.