The Lutheran Order of Service for the 20th 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 10th chapter verses 2-9 (10-16): “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ This sermon was written by missionary Rev. Kurt-Günther Tiedemann (Tarmstedt, Germany) in isiZulu (wz20151018 Tr 20) and translated as usual by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into seTswana ( wt1552151018 n Tr 20).
The readings for the 20th Sunday after Trinity are:
- Old Testament: Genesis 8:18-22
- The Epistle: 1.Thessalonians 4:1-8
- The Gospel: St. Mark 10:2-9 (10-16)
- Psalm: 19:8-9
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the 20th Sunday after Trinity: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8 NIV)
And we pray with this collect for the 20th Sunday after Trinity: O Lord, grant to Your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve You with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen.
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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