The Lutheran Order of Service for the 9th 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. Matthew in the 25th chapter verses 14-30 written by missionary Rev. Kurt-Günther Tiedemann (Tarmstedt, Germany) in isiZulu (wz1541150802 n. Tr. 9) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1541150802 n. Tr. 9).
The readings for the 9th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10
- The Epistle: Philippians 3:7-11
- The Gospel: St.Matthew 25:14-30
- Psalm: 40:9.11-12
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 9th Sunday after Trinity: For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. (Luk 12:48 KJV)
A collect for the 9th Sunday after Trinity: Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book Pg.918)
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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