Bishop C Classen served Durbanville Congregation on Tuesday 19 March 2019.
For the Divine Service the Bishop utilised the Bible word Luke 12:49-50 – ‘I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!’
The congregation which included members from the Bishop Area that were going through medical concerns were encouraged to remain positive and move closer to God. Our example remains Jesus Christ who in His circumstances gave glory to God, therefore we are encouraged to do the same.
During the Divine Service, Priests Willem Olivier and Mervyn Samuel were placed into retirement.
At the conclusion of the Divine Service, the Bishop shared some precious thoughts and words of encouragement with the special invitees.