Lutheran Order of Worship for the 15th Sunday after Trinity

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Mat 6:28-29 NIV)

The watchword for this coming Sunday is the very comforting exhortation from the first epistle by the apostle St.Peter in the fifth chapter:  “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1Pe 5:7 NIV) and the Hallelujah verse is from Psalm 34: “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” (Psa 34:8 NIV)

The readings for this Sunday are the following: Gn.2,4b-9(10-14)15; 1Petr 5,5c-11; Mt.6,25-24. The main hymn is the beautiful hymn “Auf meinen lieben Gott trau ich in Angst und Not…” (EG 345) , which is translated, but I don’t know by whom.

1. In God, my faithful God, I trust when dark my road; Though many woes o’ertake me, Yet He will not forsake me. His love it is doth send them And, when ’tis best, will end them.

2. My sins assail me sore, But I despair no more. I build on Christ, who loves me; From this Rock nothing moves me. To Him I all surrender, To Him, my soul’s Defender.

3. If death my portion be, Then death is gain to me And Christ my Life forever, From whom death cannot sever. Come when it may, He’ll shield me, To Him I wholly yield me.

4. O Jesus Christ, my Lord, So meek in deed and word, Thou once didst die to save us Because Thy love would have us Be heirs of heavenly gladness When ends this life of sadness.

5. “So be it,” then, I say With all my heart each day. We, too, dear Lord, adore Thee. We sing for joy before Thee. Guide us while here we wander Until we praise Thee yonder.

The order of service is available here in isiZulu (wz1245120916 n Tr 15) and seTswana (wt1245120916 n Tr 15) together with a sermon on Galatians 5,25-26 and 6,1-3.7-10 written by Rev.Eliot Sithole (Durban, KZN) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).

We are grateful for the support from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, which supports the distribution of these sermons as hardcopies throughout Southern Africa.

May the triune God bless and keep you by his grace and mercy. Peace be with you +

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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