Hermannsburg Happenings

2017-09-20 06:00
Almost 100 delegates and invited guests from South Africa attended the 2017 Synod of the ELCSA (N-T) in Hermannsburg from 14 to 17 September.

Almost 100 delegates and invited guests from South Africa attended the 2017 Synod of the ELCSA (N-T) in Hermannsburg from 14 to 17 September.

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IN a completely unscripted moment, just as Paul Tönsing uttered the words, “it is almost as if we are thrown into a dark...” the lights went out - a breaker in Pietermaritzburg had apparently tripped, plunging Hermannsburg into darkness.

Paul, one of our Grade 9 pupils, was addressing the Synod delegates about the challenges that teenagers face and the important role our faith plays in their lives, completely unfazed, Paul continued his speech by torchlight until the lights came back on a few minutes later, leaving an indelible impression on everyone present.

We are very proud of our high school pupils, Paul Tönsing, Dieter Volker, Nonjabulo Khoza and Ntokozo­ Zondi, who addressed the almost 100 delegates and invited guests of Synod, as well as our musicians (who participated in the opening church service and opening ceremony), our Little Oaks from the Kindergarten, and our primary school pupils, who presented their perspectives of our school to the Synod in separate group presentations.

The Hermannsburg congregation hosted the annual Synod this year, where delegates from the congregations in the eastern half of South Africa, as well as invited guests from the Cape and Namibia, met to discuss various issues affecting our church and its mission.

Thank you to all members of our school family who provided accommodation and hosted delegates for the four days, and who attended­ the open sessions of Synod­.

As the term nears its end, we look forward to A Pig’s Tale on Thursday, 21 September (supper can be booked on 074 125 0054 and will be served at 6pm.

The theatre piece begins at 7pm in the Hermannsburg church hall.

Our 25th annual HMB Golf Day will tee off on Friday, 22 September and continue with the main day on Saturday, 23 September - contact golfday@hmbschool.co.za to book your slot - advertising opportunities are available for your company.


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