We congratulate Mrs Maria van Staden, who was elected as the new Provincial President of the Mothers' Union at the MU's Provincial Council meeting on Friday 7 December 2018 in Port Elizabeth.
Maria hails from the Diocese of Saldanha Bay in the Aqua Cluster which includes the Diocese of George, the Diocese of False Bay and the Diocese of Cape Town.
We wish her well as she takes up this leadership position in 2019. Halala Maria!
Office of the Provincial Executive Officer
As requested, please find the Collects for Year C – 2019.
Canon Cynthia Botha, Liturgical Committee
The Most Revd Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, will come to Johannesburg next February to deliver the annual lecture in memory of Bishop David Beetge of the Highveld.
Bishop Curry is best known in the Anglican Communion for his sermon at the marriage of British royal family member Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
The lecture will take place on Saturday 16 February 2019 at 2pm at the Great Hall of Wits University in Braamfontein.
The proceeds of ticket sales will go to Kwasa College primary school, Daggafontein, Springs. Early bird tickets – bought by December 16 – cost R120 (R50 for students) and other advance tickets R200.
Secure your tickets by sms to: 083 415 0128 and depositing to:
Standard Bank Kwasa College A/c: 020866607 Branch code 012142.
Ref: DB/your surname/cell no.
More info: Shado@absamail.co.za
Full details here >> Memorial Lecture 2019 Bishop M Curry
PRAYER FOR PROVINCIAL PRESIDENT ELECTION (Mothers’ Union)
Lord God, We praise you and give thanks
For all the blessings you have showered upon us for the past years as the Provincial MU.
We come before your throne of grace for guidance by the Holy Spirit, as we are preparing for the elections of the new leadership.
We thank you for our dear sisters,
Maria van Staden and Nokuzola Nopece for accepting nominations and for their families.
We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love and keep in the ways of your truth.
We also pray for the delegates who will be bringing the voices of ALL the members,
That they may deliberate and discuss matters that will change the lives of people.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
A SOUTHERN AFRICAN MULTILINGUAL HYMN COLLECTION
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A collection of new and old hymns for the various seasons of the Church year.
also for Morning and evening Prayer, Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination, Weddings, etc. etc.
from the Editor: “it seemed counterproductive to create something which would supplant existing vernacular and imported hymnals which already formed an integral part of mainstream worship. Instead it seemed best to fill the gaps providing existing hymns by local authors that are perhaps not widely available…..This collection in no way claims to represent the fullness of Southern Africa theological, musical, textual and cultural styles. It simply aims to represent aspects of our diverse reality”. .. AJ Bethke
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The 2019 Almanac is now available @ R10 per copy.
contains information on the Church Calendar.
10% discount on 10 or more copies.
Postage – single copies. Folded in envelop + R10.30
Bulk orders with a tracking number + R52.50 postage
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The 2019 Diary is available.
Available in a hard cover only – in red, blue and black
@ R125 each. Size A5
The Diary covers the period from Advent 2018 to December 2019 – includes daily Lectionary reading, information on the Dioceses in the Province, special dates etc.
The Bible and Homosexuality by Bishop David Russell
What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?
Reprinted with permission.
Though the issues discussed affect all Christians, Bishop Russell addresses fellow Anglicans.
“It is important for our growth in the faith and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ that we do in fact become aware and think through issues being debated in our day”. (from the back cover)
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The Lectionary for 2019 is available @ R22 each.
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Orders are sent on receipt of payment.
Your prayers are asked for the following:
- Bishop Elect Dale Arthur Bowers as he prepares to be Consecrated and Enthroned as the Bishop of St Helena on Sunday 11 November 2018.
- For the Revd Zwelidumile Tom; the Revd David Stansbury; the Revd Lulamile Ngesi; the Revd Dr Edward Daniels; the Very Revd Sharon Nell; the Ven Fumanekile Kula; the Very Revd Andrew Hunter and the Very Revd Mark Derry, who will be considered for election as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth at their Elective Assembly, to be held from 5 to 7 December 2018.
- For the Revd Mzukisi Nomatshila; the Revd Canon Mpilisi Capa and the Rt Revd Tsietsi Seleoane, who will be considered for election as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Mzimvubu at their Elective Assembly, to held from 10 to 12 December 2018.
The Ven Horace Arenz
Provincial Executive Officer