The Lutheran Order of Service for the 4th Sunday after Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word through the apostle St. Paul in the letter to the Romans in the twelfth chapter the verses 17-21 written by Pastor M.N. Mntambo (LTS in Tshwane) in isiZulu (wz1438140713n Tr 4) and translated as usual seTswana (wt1438140713 n Tr. 4) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 4th Sunday after Trinity are:
Old Testament: Genesis 50,15-21
The Epistle: Romans 14,10-13
The Gospel: Luke 6,36-42
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. (Gal 6:2 NIV)
Grant, o Lord, we beseech Thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Thy governance that Thy Church may joyfully serve Thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Modimo, Rara, Mong-wa-bopelotlhomogi jotlhe, re a go leboga, gonne o re utlwetse – rona baleofi – botlhoko, o re baakanyeditse boitshwarelo ka Mopholosi wa rona Jesu Keresete. Bula dipelo tsa rona gore re dumele tse re di diretsweng ke wena, ka go re ruanya le wena, rona ba re neng re senyegile ka fa tlhagong ya rona ka go sa go itse, ka kilano, tumano, tlhoano. O re abele mowa wa go itshwarelana, re golele mo thatong e e boitshepo ya gago, re go utlwe, re nnele ruri mo go wena mo kagisong ka ntlha ya ga Keresete. Amen.
Nkulunkulu Baba, Mninimusa! Siyakubonga ngokuba usizwele thina aboni wasizuzela uxolo ngoJesu uMsindisi wethu. Vula izinhliziyo zethu ukuze zikholwe ngowakwenzela thina lapho ubuyisana nathi esasikhungathekile ngokwemvelo yethu ekungazini nasemikhubeni yokulwa nokuzondana. Siphe uMoya woxolo, sikhulise entansweni engcwele yokulalela nokuhlala nawe ngokuthula. 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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