The Lutheran Order of Service for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the gospel of St. John in the second chapter the verses 1-11 written by Pastor Gerhard Heidenreich (Lachendorf, Germany) and by Pastor Petrus Lubede (Umlazi LC, KZN). Both sermons were translated by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into isiZulu (wz1510150118 Phifaniya 2) and seTswana (wt1510150118 Epi 2).
The readings for this 2nd Sunday after Epiphany are:
- Old Testament: Exodus 33:17b-23 (2. Book of Moses)
- The Epistle: Romans 12: (4-8) 9-16
- The Gospel: St. John 2:1-11
- Psalm: 105:1-4
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (Joh 1:17 KJV)
A collect for this Sunday: Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of Thy people, and grant us Thy peace all the days of our life; through Thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. (Lutheran Hymnal of the LC in Australia 1973: Pg. 67)
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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