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2203, 2024

National Day of Prayer 5

March 22, 2024|

SACC NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 5 MAY SACC NEC RESOLUTION:  NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AHEAD OF 2024 ELECTION The South African Council of Churches National Executive Committee (SACC NEC) concluded its first quarterly gathering of 2024 by unanimously agreeing on the need for dedicated prayer [...]

1503, 2024

Bishop’s Newsletter April | May 2024

March 15, 2024|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER APRIL | MARCH 2024 News from the Bishop's Office Reflection on the watchword for April Peter writes: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (1 [...]

1103, 2024

Church Day 2024

March 11, 2024|

CHURCH DAY MARCH 2024 Yearly the Lutheran churches of the Western Cape gather on the first Sunday of March for our church day. This is always a lovely day where we gather for a service and share a meal afterwards. This year we were [...]

1902, 2024

Youth Camp 2024

February 19, 2024|

YOUTH CAMP DECEMBER 2023   From the 14th to the 19th of December 2023 12 coworkers accompanied by a mixture of 33 youths between the ages of 11 and 17 years old from the congregations of St. Martini, Vasco, Rondevlei, Phillipi, Bellville, and Stellenbosch [...]

602, 2024

Bishop’s Newsletter February | March 2024

February 6, 2024|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY | MARCH 2024 Food for thought With the words of the watchword for 2024 we are called to love. The apostle Paul says: “Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14) At first glance it seems to be a tall [...]

502, 2024

AGM ’24: Chairperson’s Report

February 5, 2024|

CCW AGM 2024: Chairperson's Report Presented by Martin Detering on the 3rd of Feb. `24 Dear CCW representatives, dear pastors and bishop, dear guests, The task of the CCW in the year 2023 could be summarized under the banner: “promoting the interaction between the congregations of our Circuit”. This is [...]

102, 2024

Music Day

February 1, 2024|

MUSIC DAY 21 January 2023 1.    Present Members from most of our congregations were present at the music day, held at Bellville Kreuzkirche. Most of those present were actively involved in the music ministries of their own congregations, while a few were there to [...]

3101, 2024

Summary of the Intergenerational Ministry Survey

January 31, 2024|

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I greet you with the watchword for 2024 “Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14. May you have a prosperous year ahead, I encourage you to make use of the Survey presented to Synod and discussed at length. It is a helpful tool [...]

2401, 2024

Call to pray for justice and peace

January 24, 2024|

Call to pray for justice and peace Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, during these challenging and uncertain times and the case of genocide against Israel, we request that we unite in prayer for justice and peace. May truth prevail and respect for human life and human dignity be [...]

2201, 2024

“What is your essence?” – Chundré’s visit to Brazil

January 22, 2024|

Dear Bishop As the 2024 academic year begins, I find myself reflecting on a defining moment from last year that has greatly shaped my journey. The 25th Congrenaje in Brazil.Last year, admits my dual life of journalism and theological studies. I was blessed with an opportunity to attend the 25th [...]

201, 2024

New Year’s greeting from the LWF

January 2, 2024|

New Year’s greeting
from the LWF 2 JANUARY 2024 Download Letter Let all you do be done in love New Year’s greeting from the LWF General Secretary Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Another year is coming to an end and a new one [...]

101, 2024

Letter from the LWF

January 1, 2024|

Letter from the LWF 15 DECEMBER 2023 Download Letter To LWF member churches Geneva, 15 December 2023 Dear church leaders, dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Greetings from the LWF Communion Office during this time of Advent when we are preparing for Christmas [...]

512, 2023

Prayers onto women and girls

December 5, 2023|

THURSDAY IN BLACK LET US FOCUS OUR PRAYERS ONTO THE WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO ARE MARGINALISED AND JUDGED. Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you, Do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with [...]

512, 2023


December 5, 2023|

You might wonder what is Thursdays in Black. It is an initiative driven by LUCSA (Lutheran Communion of Southern Africa) in a bid to create awareness of the scourge of gender injustices that are happening in our communities. There are so many ways that people are suffering the injustices of [...]

2311, 2023

Bishop’s Newsletter December 2023 | January 2024

November 23, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER DEC 2023 | JAN 2024 Reflection: another year comes to the end. A new year begins.It feels that it was just a few months ago that we started the new year with expectations, hopes, and uncertainties. Will we be able to let go [...]

111, 2023

OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 2023 Bishop’s Newsletter

November 1, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 2023 Synod 2023 The 1st session of the XVIth Synod will take place from 12-14.10.2023 at St Cru- cis Lutheran Church, East London. The topic will be: “God sees!” The CCW and CCE pre-synod meetings were an opportunity to [...]

2610, 2023

Synod 2023 letter to congregations

October 26, 2023|

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ We greet you in the wonderful name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The 1st Ordinary meeting of the 16th Synod of the Ev.-Luth Church in Southern Africa (Cape Church) was held from 12-14 October 2023 at St Crucis in East London. The pastors [...]

2507, 2023


July 25, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2023 News from the Bishop’s officeSYNOD 2023The 1st session of the XVIth Synod will take place from 12-14 October 2023 at St Crucis Lutheran Church, East London.The topic will be: “God sees!”. A focus will be placed on the intergenerational [...]

1805, 2023

JUNE | JULY 2023 – Bishops Newsletter

May 18, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER JUNE | JULY 2023 Bishops Newsletter Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) The thirteenth Assembly of the LWF will take place from 13 -19.9.2023 in Krakow, Poland. The theme is: One Body, One Spirit, one Hope. We will be represented by [...]

2003, 2023

April | May 2023

March 20, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER APRIL | MAY 2023 Synod 2023 The 1st session of the XVI Synod will take place from 12-14.10.2023 at St Crucis Lutheran Church, East London. The topic will be: “God sees!” - but also focusing on the intergenerational diversity within our congregations / [...]

2601, 2023

February | March 2023

January 26, 2023|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY | MARCH 2023 Further reflection on ‘being church here and now’  (with reference to: News from Bishop’s Office December 2022 – January 2023) In being a church that is relevant and serves the people it is important to remember that: (reflection [...]

1711, 2022

December 2022 | January 2023

November 17, 2022|

BISHOP'S NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2022 | JANUARY 2023 Further reflection on ‘being church here and now’ (with reference to the News from Bishop’s office October and November 2022) In being a church that is relevant and serves the people it is important to remember that: [...]

211, 2022

SACC call for radical honesty in addressing National Issues

November 2, 2022|

SOUTH AFRICA IN A STATE OF TURBULENCE -  SACC CALLS FOR RADICAL HONESTY IN ADDRESSING NATIONAL ISSUES As a nation, we are in the midst of what would appear to be an extended stretch of turbulence that is shaking the foundations of our beliefs and that is tearing at [...]

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