The Lutheran Order of Service for this years 19th Sunday after the high holiday of the most holy Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s holy word from the gospel of the apostle St. John in the 5th chapter verses 1-16 by in isiZulu (wt1349131006 n Tr 19) by Rev. J.T. Nkambule (LC Ncotshane, MP)and another one by Rev. Mkhabela (LC Gamalakhe, KZN) translated as usual into seTswana (wt1349131006 n Tr 19) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this Sunday are:
Old Testament: Exodus 34, 4-10
The Epistle: Ephesians 4, 22-32
The Gospel: Mark 2, 1-12
The liturgical colour is green.
The collect: O almighty and most merciful God, of Thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech Thee, from all things that may hurt us, that we, being ready, both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that Thou wouldst have done; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen. (The Lutheran Hymnal Pg. 80)
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the Sunday: Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved (Jer 17:14 NIV) – and if you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, enthusiasm and wisdom, knowledge and insight – and the true words and pictures to preach his holy will purely and his promises faithfully! However if you are not preaching, but listening – then listen as if God is talking to you + His precious gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16 NIV)
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