The Lutheran Order of Service for Reformation Holiday is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and English. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from Philippians 2:12-13 by Rev. Kurt Schnackenberg in English (WE1454141102 Reformationday) and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1454141102 Umkhosi wokukhumbula ukucandaulwa kwekerike) and seTswana (wt1454141102 moletlo wa go gopola nt_wafatso ya kereke) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
An English and Afrikaans devotion can be found here with the courtesy of Rev. Jacob Corzine: http://wp.me/p4tTnB-5lC
The readings for this Reformation Festival are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 62:6-7.10-12
The Epistle: Romans 3:21-28
The Gospel: St. Matthew 5:2-10 (11-12)
The liturgical colour is red.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this Reformation Holiday: For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1Co 3:11 KJV)
Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; 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.