The Lutheran Order of Service for Invocavit (First Sunday in Lent) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the gospel of St. Matthew in the fourth chapter the verses 1-11 written by Pastor Peter C. Weber (Ohlangeni, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1515150222 Invokaviti) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1522 Invokavite) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Invocavit are:
- Old Testament: Genesis 3:1-19 (20-24)
- The Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-16
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 4:1-11
- Psalm: 91:1-2.11-12
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week of Invocavit: For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1Jo 3:8b KJV)
A collect for Invocavit: O Lord God, You led your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that following our Saviour we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; 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 869)
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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