The Lutheran Order of Service for Estomihi (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. Mark in the eight chapter the verses 31-38 written by Pastor Sibongisele E. Sithole (Thekweni, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1514150215 Estomihi) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1514150222 Estomihi) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Estomihi are:
- Old Testament: Amos 5:21-24
- The Epistle: 1.Corinthians 13:1-13
- The Gospel: St. Mark 8:31-38
- Psalm: 31:2.6.8-9
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week of Estomihi: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. (Luk 18:31 KJV)
A collect for Estomihi: O God, mercifully hear our prayers and having set us free from the bonds of our sins deliver us from every evil; 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.