The Lutheran Order of Service for Reformation Day 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 5th chapter verses 1-10: “Beatitudes.” This sermon was written by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) in isiZulu (wz1554151101 ukucandluwa kwekerike) and seTswana (wt1554151101 ntšhwafatso ya kereke).
The readings for Reformation Day are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 62:6-7.10-12
- The Epistle: Romans 3:21-28
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 5:1-10
- Psalm: 46:2-3.5.8
The liturgical colour is red.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for Anniversary of the Reformation: For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1Co 3:11 NIV)
And we pray with this collect for Reformation Day: Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your Church Your saving peace; 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)
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.