13th April 2024

20240414 Do you want to be healed?

Hi there You are warmly invited to our service of worship. I am away on long leave in April, but I have put a patchwork of services together for April and we’ll be listening to some messages by Jackie Barker, which she preached at the beginning of 2023 and these messages became […]
6th April 2024

20240407 Jesus is the Question.

Hi there! You are warmly invited to our service of worship. I am away on long leave in April, but I have put a patchwork of services together for April and we’ll be listening to some messages by Jackie Barker, which she preached at the beginning of 2023 and these messages became […]
31st March 2024

20240331 From Exodus to Easter – EASTER SUNDAY

Hi there! 🤗 You are warmly invited to join us for the twelfth and final “Exodus to Easter” worship service and in this one we celebrate the Resurrection! https://youtu.be/XIScVoLumWM God bless and Love, Theo
29th March 2024

20240329 From Exodus to Easter – GOOD FRIDAY

Hi there! 🤗 You’re warmly invited to our Good Friday Service. I’m pulling together some of the powerful Old Testament images that anticipate and predict what Jesus did on the cross for us. I believe it will be a great inspiration and blessing to you. https://youtu.be/lL-QFNdN4Mk God bless and Love, Theo
28th March 2024

20240328 From Exodus to Easter – Tenebrae

Hi there! 🤗 You are very warmly invited to our special Tenebrae Communion Service which imagines Jesus’ final hours before the cross as a journey of “gathering darkness”. Gather your communion elements and come and be part of this very special journey. https://youtu.be/e-ZL6RMG0pY GodBless and Much Love, Theo
24th March 2024

20240324 From Exodus to Easter – Intercessor – Palm Sunday

Hi there! 🤗 You’re warmly invited to our Palm Sunday service in which we continue our journey from Exodus to Easter as we look at the how Jesus Intercedes for us in an incredible way. https://youtu.be/NZJzOJkuCoM God bless and Love, Theo
17th March 2024

20240317 From Exodus to Easter – Idols

Hi There! How do we relate the Golden Calf to Easter? Come and Join us in our worship service to find out. We also present our annual budget for accountability and transparency… Blessings and Love, Theo
10th March 2024

20240310 From Exodus to Easter – Community

Hi 🤗 *Here’s the big secret:* _Moses was lonely._ You are warmly invited to join us for our worship service where we reflect on the role of COMMUNITY in Exodus and relate that to Easter. There are some useful insights to Moses, Teamwork and Brokenness in Human Relationships. You can join us […]
2nd March 2024

20240303 From Exodus to Easter – MANNA

Hi There! You are warmly invited to our Communion Service as we continue our journey from Exodus to Easter. Today we’ll connect Manna and Jesus statement that He is the “Bread of Life.” https://youtu.be/IYD7GAS47Zw God bless and Love, Theo
25th February 2024

20240225 From Exodus to Easter – PRESENCE – Tabernacle, Fire and Cloud

Hi there! Did you know 1/8 of Exodus is devoted to the building of the Tabernacle? Is it important? _It sure is!_ You are warmly invited to our worship service to learn how the Pillar of Cloud & Fire, the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant all point to Jesus in […]
18th February 2024

20240218 From Exodus to Easter – Crossing the Red Sea

Hi There. One of the OT’s iconic moments is the Crossing of the Red Sea. As it turns out, this is an important theological theme in the NT. You are warmly invited to join us in worship as we explore this important concept. https://youtu.be/h_gowlQC9Og GodBless and Love, Theo
14th February 2024

20240214 Ash Valentine’s Wednesday

Hi there. You are very warmly invited to our Ash Wednesday Service. It is an edited and annotated version of the live service we had this morning and we think you will find it very special. Click here: https://youtu.be/DrI04a70DEg GodBless and Much Love, Theo
13th February 2024

20240213 Shrove Tuesday

Hi there! Here is a short 11 minute Shrove Tuesday Sermon including a lovely song about Christ’s Preparation for the Cross. Please join us for this special devotion. https://youtu.be/aN7GEfe2U1A God bless and Love, Theo
11th February 2024

20240211 From Exodus to Easter – Law

Hi there Join us for part 2 of our Exodus to Easter Series – Today we look into the role that the Law plays in our faith journey. https://youtu.be/C-Nl6pOzZe4 GodBless and Love, Theo
4th February 2024

20240204 From Exodus to Easter – Passover

Hi there You are warmly invited to our COMMUNION service! We are beginning a series, “From Exodus to Easter”, which will take us all the way to Easter. Today we look at the significance of the Passover. Join us at https://youtu.be/AmvV_mEDtx8 God bless and Love, Theo
28th January 2024

20240128 Streams in the Desert 4: Trust in God

Hi There! You’re warmly invited to be part of our worship service where we will explore part 4 of our Series “Streams in the Desert” as we come to the last of our four words – TRUST. https://youtu.be/GRzTYdtttqM GodBless and Love, Theo
21st January 2024

20240121 Streams in the Desert 3: Community

Hi there. You are warmly invited to part three of our “Streams in the Desert” series. Today we explore the importance of Community. Please join us at    • 20240121 Streams In The Desert:  3 Co…   for our service of worship. GodBless and Love, Theo
14th January 2024

20240114 Streams in the Desert 2: Creativity

Hi there. You are warmly invited to our communion service and part 2 of our series: “Streams in the Desert” and we are talking about Creativity… Please join us at    • 20240114 Streams In The Desert: 2 Cre…   God bless and Love, Theo
7th January 2024

20240107 Streams in the Desert 1: Courage

Hi there! You are warmly invited to our first service for the new year. This is Part 1 of our series: “Streams in the Desert” and we are talking about Courage. Please join us at    • 20240107 Streams In The Desert #1: Co…   God bless and Love, Theo
31st December 2023

20231231 Old-New Year Check-In

Hi there! Here is our year end/beginning reflection. I hope it is helpful! https://youtu.be/DJpHD6D-0N4?si=-etGXNsRcKZpFMx5 Brenda, Caleb and I wish you a very happy new year on behalf of your Emmanuel Church Family. GodBless and Love, Theo PS: The two songs in the video are: Casting Crowns: God of all my Days    • Casting Crowns – God of All My Days (…   […]
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24th March 2024

Easter Programme

10th March 2024

20240316 Work Party

9th March 2024

20240309 Mens Breakfast

                     
2nd March 2024

20240302 Women’s Breakfast

                                         
14th February 2024

20240214 Ash Valentine’s Wednesday

Hi there. You are very warmly invited to our Ash Wednesday Service. It is an edited and annotated version of the live service we had this morning and we think you will find it very special. Click here: https://youtu.be/DrI04a70DEg GodBless and Much Love, Theo
13th February 2024

20240213 Shrove Tuesday

Hi there! Here is a short 11 minute Shrove Tuesday Sermon including a lovely song about Christ’s Preparation for the Cross. Please join us for this special devotion. https://youtu.be/aN7GEfe2U1A God bless and Love, Theo
12th February 2024

20240212 Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and LENT

Hi everyone Easter is Early this year. That means Lent is too… Lent is a significant way to prepare our hearts for Easter and to allow God’s great love story touch our hearts again. It’s very appropriate that Ash Wednesday coincides with Valentine’s Day: In view of God’s great love for us, […]
31st December 2023

20231231 Old-New Year Check-In

Hi there! Here is our year end/beginning reflection. I hope it is helpful! https://youtu.be/DJpHD6D-0N4?si=-etGXNsRcKZpFMx5 Brenda, Caleb and I wish you a very happy new year on behalf of your Emmanuel Church Family. GodBless and Love, Theo PS: The two songs in the video are: Casting Crowns: God of all my Days    • Casting Crowns – God of All My Days (…   […]
1st December 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 August 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 July 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!” https://youtu.be/roc1qhrmjrE GodBless and Love, Theo
20th July 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 www.emmanuel.org.za https://youtu.be/cXg3tZYeOcc.
9th April 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 April 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… https://youtu.be/ebVlx-SHd9I. God bless and Love, Theo
6th April 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. https://youtu.be/yGSQj86Qg9g. God bless and Love, Theo
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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