The Lutheran Order of Service for Reformation Celebrations is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and also in English. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the prophet Isaiah 62, 6-7.10-12 in the sixth chapter the verses 6-8 written by Rev. Kurt Schnackenberg (LC Shelley Beach, KZN) in English (WE1353 131103Reformation) and translated into both isiZulu (wz1353131103 usuku lokukhumbula ukucandulwa kweKerike) and seTswana (wt1353131103 ka moletlo wa go gopola nt_hwafatso ya kereke) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this Sunday are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 62, 6-7.10-12
The Epistle: Romans 3:21-28
The Gospel: Matthew 5:2-10 (11-12)
The liturgical colour is red.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the Reformation festival: For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1Co 3:11 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)
We thank the Lutheran Heritage Foundation for supporting the distribution of hard-copies of these orders of worship and sermons throughout Southern Africa. If you also want a copy please do not hesitate to subscribe by writing to EAWWeber@bundunet.co.za.