The Lutheran Order of Service for the 17th 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 15th chapter verses 21-28 (Jesus answers the Canaanite woman) written by Rev. F.J. Mtshali (LC Fernie) in isiZulu (wz1549150922 n. Tr 17) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (wt1549150922 n. Tr. 17).
The readings for the 17th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1-6
- The Epistle: Romans 10:9-17 (18)
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 15:21-28
- Psalm: 25:8.10.14-15
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 17th Sunday after Trinity: This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1Jo 5:4 NIV)
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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