Recent Sermons

26th Nov 2023

20231126 “Gedoentes” The Holy Spirit in Acts – Faithful Philip

Hi There! We’re back from our camping trip! We had a lovely time and thank you for the good wishes and love expressed by so many of you. Today’s service is the conclusion of our “Escapades and Exploits (“Gedoentes”) of the Holy Spirit in Acts” series. Today we look at Philip. You […]
18th Nov 2023

20231119 “Gedoentes” The Holy Spirit in Acts – Super Natural

Hi there! While Theo and Brenda are camping in the Karoo, this message is a repeat of the Pentecost Sunday of 2022. It is a message worth hearing again. God bless, Theo
11th Nov 2023

20231112 “Gedoentes” The Holy Spirit in Acts – Embracing Service

Hi there. You’re warmly invited to participate in our online service. This is the second in our series on the Exploits/Escapades of the Holy Spirit. It is a re-broadcast of a message Theo preached in 2021 which fits in very well here. Listen to this message here: The other messages in […]
5th Nov 2023

20231105 “Gedoentes” The Holy Spirit in Acts – Extraordinary Ephesus

Hi there  🤗 You’re warmly invited to our Communion Service and the start of our new series on the Exploits and Escapades of the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts. Today we look at Extraordinary Events in Ephesus. Join us at: GodBless and Love, Theo
29th Oct 2023

20231029 Five Keys to Discipleship: 5. Keeping in Step

Hi there  🤗 We’re continuing our Month of Mission Series on the “Five Keys of Discipleship.” The Fifth Key is about obeying the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We’ve called it: “Keeping in Step…” Join us as we walk in step and even DANCE! God bless and Love, Theo
21st Oct 2023

20231022 Five Keys to Discipleship: 4. Tender Witness

Hi there! 🤗 We’re continuing our Month of Mission Series on the “Five Keys of Discipleship.” The Fourth Key is about Evangelism – Sharing our Faith. We’ve called this key – “Tender Witness” which is outreach motivated by the love of God. You’re warmly invited to join us as we look at […]
15th Oct 2023

20231015 Five Keys to Discipleship: 3. FELLOWSHIP

Hi there. We’re in the Third Week of the Presbyterian Month of Mission’s “Five Keys of Discipleship” series. You’re warmly invited to join us as we learn from Rev McDougal about Fellowship which is a vital part of our Christian Journey. GodBless and Love, Theo
8th Oct 2023

20231008 Five Keys to Discipleship: 2. PRAYER

Hi there. October is the Month of Mission in the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa and the Theme for this year is the Five Keys to Discipleship. Join us as we explore the second key which is Prayer. God bless and Love, Theo
1st Oct 2023

20231001 Five Keys to Discipleship: 1. SCRIPTURE

Hi there! October is the Month of Mission in the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa and the Theme for this year is the “Five Keys to Discipleship.” Join us as we explore the first key which is the regular reading of God’s Word. GodBless and Love, Theo
24th Sep 2023

20230924 Rooted in the Creed – Life Everlasting

Dear Church Family. You are warmly invited to our worship service. The sermon is the conclusion of our series on the Apostle’s Creed: The Life Everlasting. In the message we’ll see that Everlasting Life is more than pie-in-the-sky-one-day-when-we-die and offers hope and purpose for this life too. God bless and Love, […]
16th Sep 2023

20230917 Rooted in the Creed – Resurrection of the Body

Dear Friends The Resurrection is Important: 1. It has implications for the identity and work of Christ 2. For us as individuals it provides meaning and hope 3. It is key to the Church’s nature, foundational to its origin and highly contested in and out today. Join us for a service in […]
10th Sep 2023

20230910 Rooted in the Creed – Forgiveness of Sins

Hi There! Which Doctrine is the most important after God and the Church? The Creed suggests that it is FORGIVENESS! In this service I’m going to look at three beautiful passages about God’s Forgiveness. You are warmly invited! GodBless, Theo    
3rd Sep 2023

20230902 Rooted in the Creed – Church and Communion

Hi There! In today’s COMMUNION Service, we examine two more thoughts in the Apostle’s Creed: “Holy Catholic Church” and “Communion of the Saints”. It’s wonderful to see how these two actually belong together. You are warmly invited to join us in worship. GodBless and Love, Theo    
27th Aug 2023

20230827 Rooted in the Creed – Holy Spirit

Hi There! Who is the Holy Spirit? Why does the Creed say so little about Him? Join us for a service in which we reflect on ten important insights about who the Holy Spirit is and what He does. Click here: God bless and Love, Theo
20th Aug 2023

20230820 Rooted in the Creed – Jesus Christ

Hi there This is the Third Part of our Apostle’s Creed Series – It’s a Big One as we look at WHO Jesus is and WHAT He came to do, and then we use Titus to help us understand WHY He came. Join us for this full, but important message… God bless […]
13th Aug 2023

20230813 Rooted in the Creed – God the Father

Good Morning 🤗 Welcome to our Worship Service! This is part 2 of 8 on the Apostles’ Creed. Today we think about God the Father. GodBless and Love, Theo
5th Aug 2023

20230806 Communion and Rooted in the Creed – I Believe

Good Evening/Morning 🤗 You’re warmly invited to our communion service and the start of our new “Rooted” series on the Apostle’s Creed. Today we look at “I Believe”. We’ll take an important look at the nature and outworking of faith and belief. God bless and Love, Theo  
30th Jul 2023

20230730 Vision Sunday – Going for Growth

Hi There! You are warmly invited to join us for our Vision Sunday and an overview of the Growth Theme in Peter’s Second Letter. Join us as we “Go for Growth!” GodBless and Love, Theo
23rd Jul 2023

20230723 Winter School Hosea

Hi The prophet Hosea personally models one of the two pictures God gives of His love for us: The Faithful Husband and the Devoted Father. Join us for our service as we celebrate the incredible love of God. God bless, Theo
16th Jul 2023

20230716 Winter School Daniel

Hi! Daniel calls us to be brave in a topsy turvy world. We will face trouble, but Daniel shows us God is in charge and that He is with us. You are warmly invited to our service where we reflect on these truths. GodBless and Love, Theo
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Events Future and Past

1st Dec 2023

20231201 Advent Programme and Carol Service

  It’s Dezzember! Dear Theo Our Christmas programme is in the picture attached. We’re going to be unveiling and reclaiming the richness of the message of Christmas. Please make every effort to plug in as I believe you’ll find it meaningful. If you are away, you don’t have to miss out – you […]
16th Aug 2023

20230816 Check In: The Ides of August

Hi there. I haven’t done a mid-week check-in for ages! But this week I was prompted to. I hope you will find this relevant and helpful and if it is, please share it. Blessings and Love, Theo
30th Jul 2023

20230730 Vision Sunday – Going for Growth

Hi There! You are warmly invited to join us for our Vision Sunday and an overview of the Growth Theme in Peter’s Second Letter. Join us as we “Go for Growth!” GodBless and Love, Theo
20th Jul 2023

30 June 2023 Vision, ACM Soup and Rolls

Dear Church Family SAVE THE DATE! VISION AND ACM SUNDAY. On Sunday 30th we will be having a special service where we will present our vision, receive financials, elect board members and nominate auditors. We’ll finish with Vitamin O and Soup and Rolls. If you are willing to make a pot of […]
18th May 2023

20230518 Ascension Day

Welcome to our special Our Ascension Day Service, Thursday 18 May 2023. Welcome to Emmanuel and Grace Presbyterian Church’s You Tube Channel. You can find out more about us at
9th Apr 2023

20230409 Resurrection Sunday – He PREVAILED.

Hi there! We’ve been on a journey. Jesus PRAYED in Gethsemane, He PAID on the Cross and now we will see how He PREVAILED. He is the long-awaited Messiah, the Word made Flesh, and by Resurrection power shown to be the Victorious Son of God. Join us in a special service of […]
7th Apr 2023

20230407 Good Friday – He PAID

Hi there! Here is our Good Friday Service. Jesus was bruised and battered for us. He’s the Hero who Prayed, Paid and Prevailed. Join us for this special service… God bless and Love, Theo
6th Apr 2023

20230406 Tenebrae – He PRAYED

Hi there! And so the Holy Easter Weekend begins. Jesus offers Himself for us. Tonight in our Tenebrae service we look at Jesus the Hero who prays and intercedes for us. God bless and Love, Theo
22nd Feb 2023

20230222 Ash Wednesday

Hi there. Here’s our Ash Wednesday service. It’s a little longer than the usual devotion because I talk about the revival that is taking place at Asbury University USA and try to place it all in context. I believe you will find it meaningful and helpful. God bless and Love, Theo
21st Feb 2023

20230221 Shrove Tuesday – Lent Commencement

Our Shrove Tuesday Lent Message.
31st Dec 2022

20221231 Old Year Check

This is a check-in for the old to new year…
24th Dec 2022

20221224 Carol Service

We recorded our Carol Service on 4 Dec and it is shared here for Christmas Eve…. Enjoy!
13th Oct 2022

13 Oct – Check-In – Burger Bash and Day of Giving

Dear Church Family You are warmly invited! This Sunday will be our Day of Giving. I have done a weekly check-in about that,  but I need to talk about the BURGER BASH🍔 and the BELATED FAREWELL we will be having for the Barkers at 11h00 on Sunday Morning after the 8h30 […]
25th Jun 2022

25 June ’22 – Regulations Lifted!

Hi there. 😁 Here’s a short greeting recorded on Thursday afternoon. (Click HERE….) With covid regulations lifted we want to warmly invite you to join us in church. ⛪ You may still wear a mask if you’d like, but it’s not compulsory. We will no longer be doing sign up sheets, you […]
20th May 2022

Confirmation 2022

Dear Teens and Parents, We will be starting our Teen Confirmation process on Sunday the 29th of May 2022, and we would like to invite you to be part of this experience. Over the years we have developed a great confirmation process – it covers a review of the traditional creeds, core-doctrinal […]
15th Apr 2022

Easter Music Selection

Hi there! Here’s a link to the Easter playlist. I’ve listed the songs below with a few comments… Click HERE for the songs. Do you have any songs you would suggest I add? Send me the YouTube links. Have a GOOD Friday and a blessed weekend. God bless and Love, Theo PROLOGUE: […]
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Our Vision

We have a dream for our Congregation!

The name Emmanuel means God is with us. This is not just a philosophical concept. The One who carried this name actually walked amongst human beings bringing hope and love and healing with hands, feet and a body of flesh and blood. He truly was (and still is!) God with us.

There is a story of a woman who was very ill, but too afraid to approach Jesus directly. She reached out to touch the hem of His robe as He passed by, because she was convinced that this was enough to bring her into contact with His loving healing goodness. She was right. And she found more healing and love than she could have hoped for.

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised that He would live in those who followed Him. But how can people get to see Him and come to know Him? It is up to us who know Him to be examples of His love and to help people get to know Him.

We have a dream of a community - a welcoming family that will help people to come into contact with our God who loves us, is with us, and in us. We dream to be the hem of Jesus’ robe to the world.

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Our Doctrinal Position

(This is our own summary of Scriptural Doctrine with regard to the Church)

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • that Jesus was (and is) fully human and fully God
  • that a personal life-changing relationship with God through Christ is the only way to salvation
  • that the Holy Spirit equips us for the work God has prepared for us to do.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are:

  • inspired by God
  • reliable in revealing God’s plan and purpose to us
  • the key to growth in our relationship with God

We believe that the Church is called to:

  • proclaim Christ as Lord and Saviour
  • to reach out to the world in a balanced (physical, spiritual, mental, and social) way in God’s love
  • to teach the Word of God in a practical and meaningful way

We believe that worship

  • must be sincere and truthful
  • can take any form, whether “Contemporary” or “Traditional” or other
  • must reveal the love and majesty of God
  • must be orderly

We believe that:

  • bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit is more important than the gifts of the Spirit and that the gifts must be exercised in an orderly manner.
  • the Holy Spirit moves in love and unity
  • guidance from the Holy Spirit is confirmed by Scripture, Christian counsel, and practical common sense.

We believe that:

  • the Church needs to continue Christ’s ministry of reconciliation in all walks of life
  • this imperfect world will come to an end when Jesus comes
  • God calls all the members of His Church to participate in His work.
  • The divisions of culture, gender, and class have been overcome by Christ
  • the Church should be ready for Christ’s return