The Lutheran Order of Service for the 18th 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. Mark in the 12th chapter verses 28-34 (The foremost command) written by late pastor and dean Rev. + Aaron Ntuli + in isiZulu (wz1550151004 n Tr 18) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana (t1550151004 n Tr 18).
The readings for the 18th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-17
- The Epistle: Romans 14:17-19
- The Gospel: St. Mark 12:28-34
- Psalm: 122:2-3.7.9
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 18th Sunday after Trinity: And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (1Jo 4:21 NIV)
And we pray with this collect for the 18th Sunday after Trinity: “O God, forasmuch as without Thee we are not able to please Thee, mercifully grant that Thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen.” (TLH 80)
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.