The Lutheran Order of Service for the 12th 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 18th chapter verses 9-14 written by Pastor Rev. E. Mkhabela (Gamalakhe, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1544150823 n. Tr. 12) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1544150823 n. Tr. 12).
The readings for the 12th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 29:17-24
- The Epistle: Acts 9:1-9 (10-20)
- The Gospel: St. Mark 7:31-37
- Psalm: 113: 5-7.2
- The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 12th Sunday after Trinity: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice.” (Isa 42:3 NIV)
A collect for the 12th Sunday after Trinity: Almighty and merciful God, by Your gift alone Your faithful people render true and laudable service. Help us steadfastly to live in this life according to Your promises and finally attain Your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Lutheran Service Book: Altar Book Pg.922)
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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