Category Archives: Trinity (The church season after Pentecost)

Sola gratia (5th Sunday after Trinity)

Looking forward to this coming 5th Sunday after Trinity. Some 29 years ago tomorrow, Präses Ernst-August Albers preached at the official dedication of our Afrikaans congregation in Piet Retief. He was my confirmand and ordinand, but also strong backer of … Continue reading

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Deliver us, O Lord, our God…

Looking forward to this upcoming Sunday. It´s the 5th Sunday after the High Feast of the Holy Trinity. The Introit is from Psalm 106. The last two verses serve as antiphone: Deliver us, O Lord, our God.Gather us from among the … Continue reading

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As a deer longs for streams of water…

Psalm 42. For the music director, a well-written song by the Korahites in Martin Luther´s translation has been put to music by Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy. As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!I … Continue reading

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Do you still not understand?

So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household.   Watchword for the 7th Sunday after Trinity: Ephesians 2:19 We pray with the collect for this week: … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus Christ, You have prepared this feast for our salvation

Well, one of my English regulars came to excuse herself from tomorrow´s divine service. That´s just how it should be. Coming is no deal. It´s the expected normal and goes without saying but being absent is the exception and apologies … Continue reading

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We pray, that Christ dwells in your hearts through faith

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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It is right for us to fulfill all righteousness…

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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The one who believes and is baptized will be saved.

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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Neither Jew nor Greek…

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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This prefigured baptism, which now saves you… 1.Pt.3,18-22

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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