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 (…   […]
10th December 2023

20231210 Christmas Unveiled – Symbols of Christmas

Hi there You’re warmly invited to be part of our worship service where we will explore part 2 of our Series “Unveiling Christmas” as we “Unwrap the Secrets” and decode the symbols we use at Christmas time. I think you will find it meaningful and special. https://youtu.be/38KmMEMRotk GodBless, Theo
2nd December 2023

20231203 Christmas Unveiled – Tabernacle Tidings

Hi there. 🤗 You are warmly invited to our communion service. It is Advent and we are kicking off a series entitled: “Christmas Unveiled: Beyond the Manger, Symbols and Songs”. The first message in the series explores the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles and suggests links and connections. Join us for a special […]
26th November 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 November 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. https://youtu.be/1NF1UCTPY8g God bless, Theo
11th November 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: https://youtu.be/IhIWI-VTMW8 The other messages in […]
5th November 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: https://youtu.be/bYXrN9X7UjY GodBless and Love, Theo
29th October 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…” https://youtu.be/sqiyis2IrA4 Join us as we walk in step and even DANCE! God bless and Love, Theo
21st October 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 October 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. https://youtu.be/UELAEPCf7ss GodBless and Love, Theo
8th October 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. https://youtu.be/nxZMNyk1UHQ God bless and Love, Theo
1st October 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. https://youtu.be/1cSOXv9em7I GodBless and Love, Theo
24th September 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. https://youtu.be/H5MJvZRPe5k God bless and Love, […]
16th September 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 September 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!  https://youtu.be/OKuFfgjSFGA GodBless, Theo    
3rd September 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 August 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: https://youtu.be/HOYDJZex_jk God bless and Love, Theo
20th August 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 August 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. https://youtu.be/kqEsB4z8Xv0 GodBless 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