While they were there (in Bethlehem), the time came for her (Mary, who was with child) to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2, 6 - 7 [...]

2019-11-08T10:19:08+00:00November 8th, 2019|

The watchword for 2020

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! Mark 9,24 There are moments when we simultaniously believe and do not believe. We experience that quite often in our daily lives. I do not mean a statement, for example „ I believe tomorrow it will be fine weather.“ To be able to believe is a [...]

2019-11-08T10:01:06+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Mission and Vision (M&V) Group

Mission and Vision (M&V) Group - Bellville Church of the Cross The Mission-Vision (M&V) group of the congregation (initiated in June, 2019, by Pastor Sadiki) meets every Thursday evening at 19:00 in the church centre and meditates on the way forward for the congregation. Although this is not a closed group - and everyone [...]

2019-11-08T10:01:32+00:00November 8th, 2019|


Die Andrag-Familie 1895-2004: vyf geslagte later Op 18 Januarie 1895 bestyg Paul en Anna (geb. Siebörger) Andrag die passasiersboot, die Norman, en verlaat hul vaderland. Paul is deur die Morawiese Sendinggenootskap uit Duitsland gestuur om op Genadendal die winkel te bestuur. Die afskeid van hul geliefdes was swaar, maar soos die jong Anna in [...]

2019-11-08T10:02:56+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Männerfrühstück am Samstag den 31. August im Gemeindezentrum

Pastor Sadiki hatte vorgeschlagen um nach langer Zeit mal wieder ein Männerfrühstück zu organisieren. Gesagt, getan. Ernst-Günther und meine Wenigkeit trafen uns am Samstagmorgen um die Tische für etwa 11 Personen zu decken. Christiane hatte freundlicherweise schon einiges eingekauft, wie Brötchen, Brot, Marmelade und dergleichen. Kaffee musste gekocht werden und in Thermoskannen eingefüllt werden. [...]

2019-11-08T10:02:31+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Walking the Camino (auf dem Jakobsweg) . . . . .

“To get up in the morning, taking up your backpack and start walking, feeling safe and relaxed, day after day, . . . . “ Is this possible in modern day life? Yes, on the Camino it can be! More than 2000 years ago the Romans built the Via XIX, a military service road [...]

2019-11-08T10:03:17+00:00November 8th, 2019|

News from the Bishop’s Desk: October-November 2019

Synod 2019 Our synod took place from 6-8 September 2019 at St Andrews Lutheran Church in East London. The informative and challenging presentations by the guest speakers on the topic “Biblical and socio-economic/socio-political perspectives on land”, invited the members of synod to engage in a lively debate in small groups. Resolutions were taken and [...]

2019-11-08T10:04:49+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Offene Tür

Die Offene Tür für deutschsprechende Damen der Kreuzkirche, Bellville Anfang der siebziger Jahre begann alles mit Herrn Pastor Peters und seiner Frau Ranhild. Wir gründeten den Bastelkreis (heute die Offene Tür). Jeden Donnerstag trafen wir uns im Gemeindezentrum mit Nähmaschinen und Stoffen, gestickt wurde von den älteren Damen. Die kleinen Kinder spielten unter den [...]

2019-11-08T10:04:28+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Synod Resolution

Resolutions of the discussions around biblical, socio-economic and sociopolitical perspectives on land 8th September 2019 at Synod in East London The following Bible texts were used as guiding principles in our deliberations and form part of an endeavor to be church here and now: 2 Kings 2:19-22; Deuteronomy 10: 10-22; Isaiah 5: 8-10; Leviticus [...]

2019-11-08T10:05:20+00:00November 8th, 2019|

Visitation feedback after the church service 20th October 2019

Visitation feedback after the church service; 20th October 2019. Thank you for allowing the visitation team to listen, hear and see what the Church of the Cross is all about. This congregation has travelled many paths in the past couple of years - from Pastor Hahne to Pastor Molchin to Pastor Matome - all [...]

2019-11-08T08:49:40+00:00November 8th, 2019|