The Lutheran Order of Service for the Last Sunday in the Church Year (Holiday of the blessed Eternity) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from St. Peter’s 2nd letter chapter 3 verses 8-13 written by Rev. Sibongisile E. Sithole (PhD) in isiZulu (wz1457141123 n Tr 27) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1457 141123 n Tr 27) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this Last Sunday in the Church Year are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 65:17-19 (20-22) 23-25
- The Epistle: Revelation 21:1-7
- The Gospel: St Matthew 25:1-13
- Psalm: 126:1-2.5-6
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this Last Sunday in the Church Year: “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning” (Lk.12:35)
Oh Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth Your Son, we pray, to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all the company of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast; through Jesus Christ, 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, passion 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.