English Lutheran Fellowship
367 West Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg
SERVICES RESUME 7 JUNE 2020, AT 9:00.
Watch the service for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (2 August 2020)
Confessional - Liturgical - Sacramental
Reverend Toby Ahlers
+27 78 575 2604
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The English Lutheran Fellowship is a Confessional Lutheran congregation, and a member of the Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa (FELSISA). We practice what we believe, and we believe what we practice. While other churches seek to be relevant and entertaining, we seek to be faithful to Holy Scripture and our Lutheran Confessions. Our focus in both worship and study is on Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Services are done with reverence and awe, as we gather in the very presence of our Lord in His Holy House to receive His divine gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation through His Holy Word and Sacraments. If you are looking for authentic and historic Christianity, substantive and reverent Christian worship, and a holy encounter with our Holy Lord, you will find it at ELF.
The English Lutheran Fellowship is a Confessional Lutheran church and subscribes unconditionally to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord of 1580. We believe that these Confessions put forth a correct and thorough exposition of God's Holy Word. We do not hold these Confessions above God's Holy Word as it is revealed to us in the Bible. The Bible is the absolute sole source and norm of all Christian doctrine. Our Confessions simply confess and teach what God reveals to us in the Bible. By subscribing unconditionally to our Lutheran Confessions, we are saying that what our Confessions teach about Christian doctrine -as it is revealed in God's Holy Word- is what we believe and confess to be true. You can read our Lutheran Confessions here.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care" (Psalm 95:1-7).
"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the House of the LORD!'" (Psalm 122:1)
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2:42).
At the English Lutheran Fellowship we believe that worship is God's Divine Service to us. We come into His House to receive His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation, which He graciously and lovingly gives to us through His means of grace - His Holy Word and Sacraments. We respond to the gifts we are given with praise, adoration, and thanksgiving through the singing of hymns and by speaking back to God the words He has spoken to us in His Holy Word. We believe that Divine Service is a sacred time when we are invited to come into the very Holy of Holies to be in the very presence of our Lord. We invite you to join us for Divine Service, which take place every Sunday at 9:00.