The Lutheran Order of Service for the 17th Sunday after Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from Ephesians 4:1-6 by missionary Manfred Nietzke (LC Lachendorf, Germany) in seTswana (wt1451141012 n Tr 17) and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1451141012 n Tr 17) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 17th Sunday after Trinity are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1-6
The Epistle: Romans 10:9-17 (18)
The Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this 17th Sunday after Trinity: And this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith. (1Jo 5:4 ESV)
Lord God, grant unto us your Holy Spirit that we may hear and accept your word, in order that, being cleansed in mind and renewed in life, we may live to you, here and hereafter; 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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