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V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, Cape Town – Eurochor performance.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES BY THE EUROCHOR,
HISTORIC TOUR of the HUGUENOT MUSEUM & MONUMENT
and REFORMATION CELEBRATION SERVICES

29 october
 
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International Inspiration
The Eurochor is unique in every way. With over 150 members drawn from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Romania, this youth choir has thrilled audiences throughout the world with their multilingual, varied, colourful and captivating concerts. You can see more about them at their website: www.eurochor.com. This choir is affiliated to KwaSizabantu Mission, who has a fascinating story of dynamic churches that were birthed from Zululand!

SCHEDULED CAPE TOWN PERFORMANCES BY THE EUROCHOR

  • Saturday, 29 Oct 2016, 3PM – Eurochor performing at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, Cape Town. Anyone welcome. Attendance is FREE.
  • Sunday, 30 Oct 2016, 10AM – 499TH Reformation Sunday Service, with the Eurochor – Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town. All welcome.
  • Monday, 31 Oct 2016, 12noon – Reformation Day Celebration Service with the Eurochor – Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek. All welcome.
  • Monday, 31 Oct 2016, 3PM – Reformation Day Celebration – Eurochor concert – Dutch Reformed Church, Franschhoek. All welcome.

    Eurochor-1Reformation and Revival
    It was on 31 October 1517, that Dr. Martin Luther launched the greatest century of Reformation with his bold stand at the Castle Church in Wittenberg! 31 October is celebrated as the birthday of Evangelical, Bible believing churches worldwide.

    What are you planning for the Reformation Celebrations at the end of October 2016?


Please join us for a H
ISTORIC TOUR of the HUGUENOT MUSEUM & MONUMENT, CULTURAL PERFORMANCES BY THE EUROCHOR and REFORMATION CELEBRATION SERVICES.

The Eurochor and orchestra will be visiting Cape Town from 29-October to 1 November 2016.

  • They will be performing at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on Saturday, 29 October, at 3PM.
  • They will also perform during the 499th Reformation Sunday Service at the historic Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town, on Sunday, 30 October, at 10AM.
  • The choir will also lead us in Reformation Celebration Hymns such as Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God at the Reformation Day Celebration Service in scenic Franschhoek, on Monday, 31 October, at 12noon.
  • We further plan for them to perform a multi-lingual concert (FREE entry) on 31 October, at 3PM at the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek.

 

TOUR of HUGUENOT MONUMENT and MUSEUM in FRANSCHHOEK – Monday, 31 October

TIME: 10am – 12noon.

COST: R2/child and R10/adult (for entrance to Museum).

No charge for this guided tour on 31 October.

 

Hear history come alive when Christian Missionary and Historian, Dr. Peter Hammond, leads a guided tour of the Huguenot Museum and Monument.

Western civilisation has been blessed with the greatest freedoms, productivity and prosperity ever known in history. The liberty, standards of justice and creativity enjoyed in Western civilisation are a direct result of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION SERVICE – Monday, 31 October

TIME: 12noon


Join us in Franschhoek, for the Reformation Day Celebration Service, with the Eurochor.


(There is no charge for those entering the Monument to attend this service).

After the Service, a picnic lunch will be available. Please RSVP, should you wish to be included for an already-packed picnic lunch. Cost: R30/person.

(If it is raining, then the midday Reformation Day Service will be held in the Dutch Reformed Church)

 

“Will You not revive us again that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalm 85:6

 

Educational and Inspirational
Bring your family and friends for a dynamic and vibrant history experience that will inform, inspire, educate and encourage them to work for Reformation and pray for Revival today.

EUROCHOR CONCERT in FRANSCHHOEK
The Eurochoir is planning on presenting a multilingual concert from 3-5PM at the Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek. Entrance is free.

“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

For further information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact:

021-689-4480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


RESOURCES FOR REFORMATION

What Can You Do to Create Awareness of this Very Important part of Our Church History:

You can also organise for inspiring Reformation films, such as Luther, Martin Luther and William Tyndale - God's Outlaw, to be shown at your cell group, youth groups, school or college.

Visit www.ReformationSA.org for articles, events and resources which you can use to inspire your congregation, students, family and friends. Please let us know should you want us to serve you in this way. We have a great Christian heritage, let's celebrate it together.

“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the Kingdom is the Lord's and He rules over the nations.” Psalm 22:27-28

See also:

31 October is Reformation Day
The Forbidden Bible
Reforming our Families
How the Reformation Changed the World
The Greatest Century of Reformation

The Power of Prayer Handbook is Now Available as an E-Book
Bizarre Examples of Why We Need Reformation Today
A Biblical Response to Halloween


About Us

"Stir up the gift of God, which is in thee… For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."(2 Timothy 1:6-7)

May you "earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." (Jude 3)

The Gospel Defence League (GDL) is an Association of Christians of all denominations and population groups. Its two-fold aim is:

  • To proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as that Gospel is set forth in Holy Scripture and generally affirmed in the historic creeds of Christendom, and
  • To oppose any attempts to secularise the Gospel, deny its supernatural elements, or question the full substantial deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Background of the Gospel Defence League

Having witnessed first hand the effects of the Moratorium on Missions as promoted by the World Council of Churches in the early seventies, Charles and Dorothea Scarborough became alarmed at the spread of revolutionary humanism by the Ecumenical Movement through its Liberation Theology.

In 1974 they joined the Christian League of Southern Africa founded by the Methodist Minister, Rev Fred Shaw. In 1980, after the demise of the CLSA, they established the Gospel Defence League in Cape Town. Rev Charles Scarborough was elected Chairman (serving for 11 years) and Dorothea Scarborough became its Secretary. Through contact with theologians in Germany the League was able to draw on the knowledge and experience of leading missiologists and experts on the Ecumenical Movement.

The League furthered its work through meetings and conferences, a Newsletter and various Study Papers, which examined ecumenical concepts (such as Reconciliation, Justice, Oppression, Democracy, Human Rights etc) in the light of the Bible. - As the Ecumenical Movement moved ever further away from the Biblical Gospel, the GDL published the series 'Law and Liberation', a series of papers which affirmed the Ten Commandments in South Africa's revolutionary situation. The quarterly 'Vox Africana', served to inform the German Churches that their generous donations to the World Council of Churches (44% of its total budget) were promoting insurrection and violence in South Africa.

In the 'New South Africa' the GDL has limited its German writings to the UCANEWS published on behalf of United Christian Action.

In the new Millennium the Gospel Defence League continues to warn against Humanism, be it secular, revolutionary, or cosmic. It affirms the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and 'contends for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.'

Dorothea Scarborough

Born Olivet, 14.2.1936 in Stettin, Germany.

Born and educated in Germany, Dorothea married Rev Charles Scarborough in 1958, when he was minister of Sheffield Congregational Church, England. From 1964-1968 they served with the London Missionary Society in the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati). In 1969 (until 1994) they ministered at Sea Point Congregational Church, Cape Town.

In 1980 Mrs Scarborough became Secretary of the Gospel Defence League and has edited the GDL Newsletter. From 1978-1991 she also authored the quarterly German language paper 'Vox Africana' and since 1992 the German language Newsletter of United Christian Action.

From 1982-2003 she was also Honorary Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches, and from 1986-2004 a member of the national Programme Committee of the Women's World Day of Prayer.

In 2003 Mrs Scarborough was elected Chairman of United Christian Action, Cape Town (now Christian Action Network) and Chairman-elect of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. She is also an executive member of the International Christian Network, Germany, to which GDL/UCA are affiliated.

In 2006 Mrs Scarborough was elected President of The Reformation Society



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