The Lutheran Order of Service for Sexagesimae (2nd Sunday before Lent) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the gospel of St. Luke in the eight chapter the verses 4-8 (9-15) written by Missionary Peter C. Weber (Ohlangeni, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1513150208 Seksagesime) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1513150208 Seksagesime) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Sexagesimae are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 55: (6-9) 10-12a
- The Epistle: Hebrews 4:12-13
- The Gospel: St. Luke 8: 4-8 (9-15)
- Psalm: 119:105.114.116-117
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week of Sexagesimae: To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Heb 3:15 KJV)
A collect for Sexagesimae: O God, the strength of all who put their trust in You, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. (LSB Altar Book 865)
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)
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.