Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber jr

About Wilhelm Weber jr

Rector of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane

19th Sunday after Trinity

  Watchword for the 19th Sunday after Trinity: Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved (Jer 17:14). The Introit is from Psalm 32:  Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose … Continue reading

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18th Sunday after Trinity

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) The Introit is from Psalm 122:  I was glad when they said … Continue reading

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Günter Scharlach in Bleckmar, Germany

Here are some pictures of Günter Scharlach’s time as theology student in the Lutheran Mission Seminary, Bleckmar, at the LTH Oberursel i.T. and also in Hamburg at the Mission Academy.

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Günter Scharlach on his way to marry Ingrid Ringelmann in Kirchdorf, KZN.

These are the first electronic copies after scanning some of those family photos showing Günter Scharlach’s final years in Bleckmar, Germany after World War II and coming to South Africa to be ordained and installed as pastor in Lüneburg, KZN … Continue reading

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17th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1Jo5:4b) The Introit is from Psalm 25:  Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. All … Continue reading

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Review: Learning Zulu

Mark Sanders: Learning Zulu. A secret history of language in South Africa. Wits University Press 2016. This is a book, good to read and most informative – not just teachers of language – and not only because it was my … Continue reading

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16th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: Our Savior, Christ Jesus, has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2Ti 1:10 NIV) The Introit is from Psalm 68:  Sing unto God, sing praises to … Continue reading

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Matins in the morning

Here’s this morning’s sermonette on God’s gracious providence as he takes care of his prophet Elijah hiding him near the brook Kerith and feeding him with ravens: 

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Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis” in pictures

This mornings classes on the presentation of the little baby Jesus – eight days old – in the temple concentrated on Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis”. Here are some pictures used as illustration. One group depicting Greek and Russian icons, whereas the … Continue reading

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15th Sunday after Trinity

  Watchword from the holy apostle St. Peter chapter 5: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1.Pt.5,7) The Introit is from Psalm 127:  Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build … Continue reading

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