The Lutheran Order of Service for Septuagesimae – 3rd Sunday before Lent – 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 20 verses 1-16a written by missionary K-G Tiedemann in isiZulu (wz1512150222 Septuagesime) and translated into seTswana (wt1512150215 Septuagesime) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Sunday Seputagesimae:
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 9:22-23
- The Epistle: 1.Corinthians 9:24-27
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 20:1-16a
- Psalm: 31:20a.23-24.25
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed Sunday and time to meditate on the watchword for this week: O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. (Daniel 9:18)
We pray with the Collect for Septuagesimae:
O Lord, we beseech Thee favourably to hear the prayers of Thy people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy name; 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.