Monthly Archives: August 2012

And you thought its only us, who depend on donations …

Read here, what ENInews reports: Washington National Cathedral gets boost for repair effort! (ENInews)–One year after an earthquake caused extensive damage to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., church officials received a large gift to help restore the structure, … Continue reading

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Dean in KZN get’s a new office

The dean of the LCSA diocese in KwaZulu/Natal writes the following to the sponsors from Phoenix Arizona, USA, who instigated the building of the new office in Ntshongweni Lutheran Church: Dear Bob and Pastor Arnie, I hope this email will … Continue reading

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Our hopes for top ranking of Lutheran Seminaries lie south too

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Theuns Eloff of the North-West University in Potchefstroom has recommended the South African Government to choose just two of its universities to concentrate on research and top ranking status. As top executive at his own university he … Continue reading

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Obituary: Dr. Siegfried Schwertner

The SELK has informed that the longstanding member of the Council of Lutheran Missions Dr. Siegfried Schwertner has passed away over the past weekend. He not only visited South Africa, but was an engaged friend and supporter of Lutheran missions … Continue reading

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*An Evening with the Baba-Yaga*

During the temporary absence of our teacher, Mrs Rockrohr (who had to travel to the USA because of some sudden unforeseen matter), we kept our female diaconess-students entertained with a symbolic analysis of an old Russian fairy tale. In that … Continue reading

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St. Gregory of Utrecht

St. Gregory of Utrecht

Today the Church commemorates the abbot St.Gregory of Utrecht, who was a missionary in Fresia, but also head of the abbey of St.Martins – a “seminary for missionaries”.  

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Lutheran Order of Worship

For the 12th Sunday after Trinity the Church is called to heed the watchword proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah about the coming Lord and savior Jesus Christ: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will … Continue reading

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Obituary: Bishop Ramashapa

The Lord of life and death yesterday called Bishop J.M. Ramashapa out of this life into eternity. We commend his family and loved ones into the tender mercies and care of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and pray that … Continue reading

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Survey on biblical literacy in SA

The South African Theological Seminary is conducting a survey on biblical literacy in South Africa. They have requested me to share this in my constituency in the following letter containing the link to the survey too: Letter to church leaders re … Continue reading

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Help building a parsonage in Jouberton

My brother dean Rev. Johannes Mafereka wrote about their congregation’s plans to build a parsonage in Jouberton, which is part of the LCSA diocese in North-West and also the office of the dean. Read his letter here: Church building project

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