Category Archives: Lutheran Order of service

The Lutheran Church in Southern Africa publishes the Lutheran order of service for each Sunday of the Church year with appropriate propers, readings and a sermon in both isiZulu and seTswana. This is done with the ongoing help of Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD, who has translated sermons from various pastors of the LCSA, who send their sermons to him for translation into either of those two languages. The Lutheran Heritage Foundation helps the LCSA to distribute these orders of worship as hard-copies too and if you are interested please let us have your name and address, so that we can post them to you regularly.

High feast of the Holy Trinity

Ready for church on this high holiday of the Holy Trinity. The table is set, the lights aglow and our baptismal font is as new. We´re full of great expectations on this wonderful feast day, because the one God, who … Continue reading

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Good Friday: For so God loved the world +

Well, today the table is empty. The candles are still burning, but only just. No ornaments today. No flowers. No organ. No bells, no colorful vestments either. Just the Altarbook. No Lord´s Supper today. We´ll be singing still. Yes, muted … Continue reading

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Favorite holiday: Maundy Thursday!

One of my favorite holidays is Maundy Thursday. Not only because on this day at the latest the long weekend started, but also because it was an evening service – nearly as festive, dramatic and emotional as Christmas. Obviously, I … Continue reading

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1st Sunday after Christmas

Watchword: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1,14) Introit Psalm 93 The Lord reigneth, he … Continue reading

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2nd Last Sunday in the Church Year

Watchword: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.” (2.Cor.5:10) The Introit from Psalm 50: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall … Continue reading

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20th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 20th Sunday after Trinity: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah … Continue reading

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10th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from Psalm 33 verse 12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. The Introit is from Psalm 106:  Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help … Continue reading

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Holiday of Christ’s Ascension

Here are the lessons for the high holiday of our Lord and saviour’s ascension to heaven: Watchword: Our Lord and saviour IX says: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32 … Continue reading

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Laetare: 4th Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of the evangelist St. John chapter 12: “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday in Advent

God’s holy Word for the third Sunday in Advent: Watchword: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, for behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand.” (Isaiah 40:3.10) The 85th Psalm for this 3rd Sunday in Advent: Lord, thou … Continue reading

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