On Sunday 10 July 2016, District Apostle N Barnes served the congregations of Toekomrus and Bridgton.

The Bible word for the divine service was taken out of Exodus 17:11-12. The Apostle Cronje was called upon to assist in serving the congregation and the Shepherd Frans and District Evangelist Du Toit were the appointed proxies to receive Holy Communion for the Departed.
The warm fellowship in the congregation was a welcome respite from the winter temperatures that prevailed outside. The divine service was concluded with the retirement of Shepherd Frans, who faithfully served as a minister for 39 years, and the appointment of Priest Pietersen as the new rector for Toekomrus congregation.