The Lutheran Order of Service for the high Holiday of Christ’s Ascension to heaven is available here in isiZulu and seTswana too. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke in the 24 chapter the verses (44-49) 50-53 written by missionary Rev. K-G Tiedemann in isiZulu (wz1528150514 ngomkhosi wokukhumbula ukwenyuka kweNkosi) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1528150514 moletlo wa go gopola tlhatlogo ya Morena) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this high Holiday of Christ’s Ascension to heaven are:
- Old Testament: 1 Kings 8:22-24.26-29
- The Epistle: Acts 1:3-4 (5-7) 8-11
- The Gospel: St. Luke 24 (44-49) 50-53
- Psalm: 47:2.6.8-9
The liturgical colour is white
May you have a very blessed Ascension Holiday and have time to meditate on the watchword for this day: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (Joh 12:32 KJV)
A collect for Ascension: Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may we also ascend in heart and mind and continually dwell there with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. (LSB Altar Book Pg.899)
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.