The Lutheran Order of Service for the 10th Sunday after Trinity (Destruction of Jerusalem) and a celebration of Missions is available here in English, isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon for the Mission festival based on God’s Word from the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew in the 9th chapter verses 35-38 written by Rev. Wilhelm Weber (Murrayfield, GP) in English (we1542150809 10. n. Tr. Missionsfest), and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into both isiZulu (wz1542150809 n tr 10 Missionsfest) and seTswana (wt1542150809 n Tr 10 neyobuthunywa).
The readings for the 10th Sunday after Trinity (Destruction of Jerusalem) are:
- Old Testament: 2.Kings 25:8-12
- The Epistle: Romans 11:17-24
- The Gospel: St. John 4:19-26
- Psalm: 129:1-4
The liturgical colour for the 10th Sunday after Trinity (Destruction of Jerusalem) is violet/lilac.
The readings for a celebration of God’s mission:
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 16:19-21
- The Epistle: Philippians 1:12-21;
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 28:18-20
- Psalm: 129:1-4
The liturgical colour for the Mission festival is red
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 10th Sunday after Trinity: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. (Psalm 33:12 NIV)
Or for the Mission festival: “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22 NIV)
A collect for the 10th Sunday after Trinity: O God, You declare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity. Mercifully grant us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; 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.919)
Collect for Mission celebrations: Almighty God, in Your kindness You cause the light of the Gospel to shine amongst us. By the working of the Your Holy Spirit, help us to share the good news of Your salvation that all who hear it may rejoice in the gift of Your unending love; through 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.987)
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.