The Lutheran Order of Service for the holiday of Christ’s Ascension into heaven is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and English. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from Ephesians in the first chapter the verses 20b-23 written by Pastor Kurt Schnackenberg (LC in Shelly Beach, KZN) in English (we1431140529 Ascension Day) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1431140529 Go gopola Tlhatlogo) and isiZulu (wz1431140529 ukukhumbula ukwenyuka KweNkosi) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this holiday of Christ’s Ascension are:
Old Testament: 1.Kings 8:22-24.26-29
The Epistle: Acts 1: 3-4 (5-7) 8-11
The Gospel: Luke 24: (44-49) 50-53
The liturgical colour is white.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week. Jesus Christ says: “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (Joh 12:32 NIV)
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)
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.