The Lutheran Order of Service for the 1st Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from St. Matthew’s gospel chapter 21 verses 1-9 in isiZulu (wz1501141130 Advent 1) and seTswana (wt1501141130 Adf. 1) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 1st Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:5-8
- The Epistle: Romans 13:8-12
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 21:1-9
- Psalm: 24:7-10
- The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this 1st Sunday in Advent: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation. (Zechariah 9:9 KJV)
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for you live and reign with the Father 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, insight and wisdom, mercy, compassion, knowledge and clarity of both thought and speech – 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 for 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.