Lutheran Order of service & sermon in isiZulu and seTswana

Verlorene Sohn

The Lutheran Order of Service for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke in the 15th chapter verses 10,1-3.11b-32 written by retired missionary Rev. K-G Tiedemann (Tarmstedt, Germany) in isiZulu (wz1535150621 n. Tr. 3) and translated by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1535150621 n. Tr. 3).

The readings for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament:       Ezekiel 18:1-4.21-24.30-32
  • The Epistle:            1st Timothy 1:12-17
  • The Gospel:            St. Luke 15:1-3.11b-32
  • Psalm:                    103:8.10-12

The liturgical colour is green.

May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luk 19:10 KJV)

A collect for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity: O God, the protector of all who trust in You, without whom nothing is strong and nothing is holy, multiply Your mercy on us that, with You as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Pastoral Companion 593)

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

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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