The Lutheran Order of Service for the 3rd Sunday after Easter (Jubilate) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the Acts of the Apostles recorded by the evangelist St. Luke in the 17th chapter the verses 22-28a (28b-34) written by Pastor T. Ratsefola (LC in NW) in seTswana (wt1428140511Jubilate) and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1428140511 Jubilate) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this Sunday are:
Old Testament: Genesis 1:1-4a.26-31a; 2:1-4a
The Epistle: 1. John 5:1-4
The Gospel: John 15:1-8
The liturgical colour is white.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2Co 5:17 NIV)
A collect for this 3rd Sunday after Easter: Almighty God, You show those in error the light of Your truth so that they may return to the way of righteousness. Grant faithfulness to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Church that they may avoid whatever is contrary to their confession and follow all such things as are pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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 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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