The Lutheran Order of Service for the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate: Pray) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana and English too. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the 2nd Book of Moses (Exodus) in the thirty-second chapter the verses 7-14 written by Pastor T. Ratshefola (LC in Mafeking, NW) in seTswana (wt1430140525 Rokate) and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1430140525 Rogate) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN). I preached at LTS in Tshwane (Pretoria) on this word of God too. Here you can listen to it:
The readings for this Sunday are:
Old Testament: Exodus 32:7-14
The Epistle: 1.Timothy 2:1-6a
The Gospel: John 16:23b-28
The liturgical colour is white.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week: Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! (Psa 66:20 NIV)
A Collect for the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate): O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; 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)
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.