The Lutheran Order of Service for the 16th 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. John in the 11th chapter verses 1 (2) 3.17-24 (41-45) (Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead) written by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) in both isiZulu (wz1548150920 n. Tr 16) and seTswana (wt1548150920 n Tr. 16).
The readings for the 16th Sunday after Trinity are:
Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 3:22-26.31-32
The Epistle: 2.Timothy 1:7-10
The Gospel: St. Luke 7:11-16
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: (2Ti 1:10 KJV)
A collect for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: O Lord, we implore You, let Your continual pity cleanse and defend Your Church; and because she cannot continue in safety without Your aid, preserve her evermore by Your help and goodness; 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.926)
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.