Welcome

Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30am for a warm hearted, inspiring, familiar style service that will encourage you and give your faith a much needed lift. St Enoch’s has a growing, diverse congregation and a thriving Sunday School for children from toddlers to teens. 

Everyone’s welcome for tea and coffee after the Sunday service.

Our Church

For many people belonging to a Church is a vital and positive part of their lives. Church membership offers a supportive community, people with whom they hold shared values and links to a tradition and faith.

Weekly Bulletin

In the Community for the Community

Address

ST ENOCH’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
134 SIXTEENTH AVE, TAURANGA.

NOTE: Motorists cannot turn RIGHT into Sixteenth Avenue. You have to turn into 17th Ave and drive around the block. 

Or turn LEFT into Sixteenth Avenue coming from the town centre.

In Times of Uncertainty

Loss of control cause uncertainty and makes us anxious. We are wired to want to be in control of our lives (and sometimes of other’s lives as well). That is why society punish people by taking away their freedom and control over their own lives.

The illusion that we are in control is threatened and often shattered by natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, by people threatening our safety, freedom and property, and by illness (physical/mental/spiritual). Apart from the loss of life and the apparent lasting damage suffered by many who contracted Covid-19, it was the loss of control and certainty which affected us badly. Although life in New Zealand is currently close to business as usual, we must keep in mind and continue to pray for all the places where Covid-19 is causing much uncertainty, suffering and sorrow.

Cowering in the sanctuary, the author of Psalm 62 concluded: it is futile to put our trust in other people; it is important to have our priorities straight and live honourable lives, and completely trusting God is the only sensible thing to do. Let us therefore not respond to uncertainty with anxiety and all absorbing efforts to regain control. Let us fully trust God and then quietly and confidently do what we can within the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Blessings

Jaco Reyneke

© (2016) / Updated: 2021