The Lutheran Order of Service for the Fourth Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon by the late Dean of KZN Aaron Ntuli (LC Pella, KZN) based on God’s Word from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians in the 4 chapter the verses 4-7 in isiZulu (wz1604151220 ngesonto 4 esikhathini seAdvente) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1604151220 Adv.4) by my dear father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 52, 7-10
- The Epistle: Philippians 4,4-7
- The Gospel: St. Luke 1: (39-45) 46-55 (56)
- Psalm: 102,14.16.20-21
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this fourth week in Advent: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:4-5)
We pray with this collect: Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come and help us by Your might, that the sins which weigh us down may be quickly lifted by Your grace and mercy; 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.