The Lutheran Order of Service for the 2nd Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the Revelation to St. John chapter 3 verses 7-13 written by Pastor F. Mtshali (LC Fernie, MP) in isiZulu (wz1502141207 Adv 2) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1502141202 Adf 2) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 2nd Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 63:15-16 (17-19a) 19b; 64:1-3
- The Epistle: St. James 5:7-8
- The Gospel: St. Luke 21:25-33
- Psalm: 80:2-3.19-20
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this 2nd Sunday in Advent: Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Lk.21,28 KJV)
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same 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, 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.