The Lutheran Order of Service for the last Sunday after Epiphany – the Holiday of Transfiguration – is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the holy Gospel of St. Matthew chapter 17 verses 1-9 written in both isiZulu (wz1511150125 la bofelo morago ga moletlo wa Epifania) and seTswana (wt1511150125 Epi 6) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration):
- Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-10
- The Epistle: 2.Corinthians 4:6-10
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 17:1-9
- Psalm: 97:1-2.6.12
- The liturgical colour is white.
May you have a very blessed Sunday and time to meditate on the watchword for this week: The Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:2)
We pray with the Collect for the Holiday of the Transfiguration of our Lord:
O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us coheirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee 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.