The Lutheran Order of Service for the 4th Sunday after the Holiday of Epiphany (6th January) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from Genesis chapter 8 the verses 1-12 written by Rev. K-G Tiedemann (Germany) in isiZulu (wz1413140202 Epi 4) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1413140202 Epi 4)
The readings for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 51:9-16
The Epistle: 2. Corinthians 1:8-11
The Gospel: St. Mark 4:35-41
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed Sunday and have time to meditate on the watchword for this fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! (Psa 66:5 NIV)
Collect for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany: Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
If you are called to preach, 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 faithfully according to his most precious revelation of his will and promises in both the Old and New Testament! 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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