The Lutheran Order of Service for the 13th 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 10th chapter verses 25-37 (Good Samaritan) written by my dear brother missionary Rev. P.C. Weber (Ohlangeni, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1545150830 n. Tr. 13) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1545150830 n. Tr. 13). Here is a draft of my sermon in English: (WE Lk10,25-37 Good Samaritan) with the audio-file here too:
The readings for the 13th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Genesis 4:1-16a
- The Epistle: 1.John 4:7-12
- The Gospel: St. Luke 10:25-37
- Psalm: 119:188.8.131.52a.159b
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 13th Sunday after Trinity: ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (Mat 25:40 ESV)
A collect for the 13th Sunday after Trinity: Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain what You have promised, make us love what You have commanded; 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.923)
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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