The Lutheran Order of Service for the Third Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians in the 4 chapter the verses 1-5 in isiZulu (wz160315113 Adv. 3) and seTswana (wt1603151213 Adf 3) by my dear father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for the Third Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-8 (9-11)
- The Epistle: 1st Letter of St.Paul to the Corinthians 4:1-5
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 11:2-6 (7-10)
- Psalm: 85:188.8.131.52
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this third week in Advent: Isaiah 40:3.10: “Prepare the way of the LORD. Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might” (ESV).
We pray with this collect: LORD Jesus Christ, we implore You to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (LSB Pastor’s Care Companion Pg 539)
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.