The Lutheran Order of Service for Palm Sunday – 6th Sunday during 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. John chapter 12 verses 12-19 written by Pastor M.N. Mntambo in isiZulu (wz1520150329 Palmarum) and translated into seTswana (wt1520150329 Palmarum) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this last Sunday in Lent (Palmarum):
- Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9
- The Epistle: Phil.2:5-11
- The Gospel: St. John 12:12-19
- Psalm: 69:17-19.30-31.33
- The liturgical colour is violet.
May you have a very blessed Sunday and time to meditate on the watchword for this Holy Week of Palm Sunday: The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. (John 3:14b-15)
We pray with the Collect for Palm Sunday: Almighty and everlasting God, who hast sent Thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection; 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)
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