No maintenance of this website!!

Dear Lutherans, amaLuthela amahle,

I maintained this website for seven years, I tried to pass the maintenance on to several people. Seemingly I failed. Therefore the website isn’t updated and there is no new information added for about a year now. We will keep the website up and running for information sake. UNkulunkulu anibusise!

Greetings Rev. S. Gensicke


2017 Calendar

Hallo Lutherans in South Africa,

You can now order Bulk calendars for 2017. The theme is 500 years of reformation.

If you order more than 100 you will receive great discounts.

Please contact 0832724176 (D. Nxumalo)

Please only contact him after 18h00!

Calendar 2017

Calendar 2017

Lay Preachers Workshop

Bishop PP Buthelezi hosted the SED Lay Preachers’ workshops over the last two weekends at uMphumulo. They were very informative and exciting. A great time was had by all participants. Apart from the Bishop himself, facilitators included the likes of Mr BB Biyela and Rev Myaka. The participants themselves were very vibrant and engaging.

There was never a dull moment as the likes of Rev MaBiyela Buthelezi, Rev Myaka and Mr Falithenjwa Mkhize kept the participants entertained with music. It is hoped another even bigger and better workshop will be held again early in 2017. Watch this space…

A Lay Preachers’ Interim Committee was formed to help with other workshops going forward.

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SED Lay-preachers’ Workshop

Bishop PP Buthelezi is inviting all lay preachers in SED to attend a workshop arranged as follows.

There are two groups

  1. those that attended the first workshop in March;
  2. and those that will be attending for the first time.
  • The dates for the group that will attend for the first time is 22 – 24 July 2016.
  • The dates for the group that will be coming for the second time is 29 – 31 July 2016.

In both cases the workshop starts at 6pm on Friday and end on Sunday at 11h00 with a sermon by the Bishop and the Holy Communion.

Attendees must bring the following:

  • Bible/s
  • Alter Book
  • Hymn Book
  • Catechism
  • Almanac
  • Church constitution
  • Constitution of the RSA
  • Liturgical Vestments (Alb, Cassock etc.)

Venue: Umphumulo

Bookings: Rev TS Khathi

A Christmas message of our Bishop P.P. Buthelezi

To our overseas friends:

To all my personal and ELCSA-SED Overseas friends and partners in USA, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, India, Norway, Sweden on behalf of ELCSA-SED and myself wish you all and your families and relatives a very blessed joyous Christmas Eve, and Christmas as well as a prosperious New Year!

Our partnership and friendship keeps us together in Christ! Be blessed!

To the LTI Community

Merry Xmas LTI, teaching colleagues and supportive staff we really thank God for your patience understanding and standing firm in your calling. That none of you volunteered to resign or leave LTI till this time means more about your commitment to serve God and the church. We might have not gone through all the pain and suffering you yourselves went through but we heard about it and we are very proud to still count you in till this time! We also thank all your family members, yo spouses and kids for the understanding and support they give you, wishing you all God’s blessings during this Xmas!

To those who became victims and sacrificial lambs during 2015 in LTI, we pray for you not to lose faith in God, failure of church institutions to meet their responsibilities is not the failure of God. We as a Church may fail you but God will never fail you; he is always faithful to his promises.

Wishing all LTI Community a blessed new coming Year 2016. To you my colleague and brother Rev Mathews Rankubata Shabele, the LTI Principal, keep the faith and remain strong for the coming years.

To ELCSA Youth:

To all ELCSA Youth League Members, in all ELCSA Congregations, Parishes, Circuits and Dioceses as well ELCSA Youth in general I wish you all a very blessed, peaceful, safe and enjoyable Xmas!

To all youth leaders in all ELCSA levels thank you so much for leading the youth in spite of all challenges! Am hoping that God willing in 2016 we all will do our best to glorify God’s Name as youth!

Wishing all the clergy always available to serve ELCSA Youth in all levels God’s blessings; to all parents as ELCSA Youth League Chaplain I thank you for making yo kids available for the Lord and his Church and ordinary community.