The Lutheran Order of Service for Misericordias Domini (Second 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 tenth chapter the verses 11-16 (27-30) written by Pastor Kurt Schnackenberg (St. Thomas LC Shelly Beach, KZN) in English (WE152410419Misercordias domini), and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1524150419 Miserikordias Domini isonto loMalusi omuhle) and seTswana (wt1524150419 Miserikordias Domini) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for Misericordias Domini are:
- Old Testament: Ezekiel 34: 1-2 (3-9) 10-16.31
- The Epistle: 1st Letter from St.Peter 2:21b-25
- The Gospel: St. John 10:11-16 (27-30)
- Psalm: 23:1-4
The liturgical colour is white
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week of Misericordias Domini. Our Lord Jesus Christ says: “I am the good shepherd. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life. (Joh 10:11.27-28 NIV)
A collect for Misericordias Domini: O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. (LSB Altar Book 894)
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)
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.