The Lutheran Order of Service for Quasimodogeniti (First Sunday after Easter) 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 in the twentieth chapter the verses 19-29 written by Pastor M.N. Mntambo in isiZulu (wz1523150412 Kwasimodogeniti) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1523150412 Kwasimodogeniti) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Quasimodogeniti are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 40:26-31
- The Epistle: 1st Letter from St.Peter 1:3-9
- The Gospel: St. John 20:19-29
- Psalm: 116:3.8-9.13
The liturgical colour is white
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week of Quasimodogeniti: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead + (1Pe 1:3 KJV)
A collect for Quasimodogeniti: Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who have celebrated the solemnities of the Lord’s resurrection may, by the help of Thy grace, bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conversation; through the same Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. (The Lutheran Hymnal 69)
If you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, 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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