Sunday Worship

Sunday Service from Connexion for June 4th 2023:

Audio message for Connexion on June 4th 2023 with Rev Gumbochuma.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for June 4th 2023:

Lectionary Theme: Fulfilling God’s mission

Occasion: Trinity Sunday

Lectionary readings:
Psalm 8
Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 4a
2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
Matthew 28: 16-20

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Here are the songs for Sunday morning service. Click or tap on a song to open it in YouTube.

Morning has broken.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty.
All heaven declares.
King of Kings, majesty.
Breathe on me.
Spirit divine, attend our prayer.
When we walk with the Lord.
May the Lord.

You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.

Children’s Address:

Audio Children’s Address for Hillside Circuit on June 4th 2023, with Mrs Simangaliso Mpofu.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on June 4th 2023 with Mr Tachiona Makovere.

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Bible readings:

Psalm 8

1 Our LORD and Ruler,
your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!
You let your glory be seen in the heavens above.
2 With praises from children and from tiny infants,
you have built a fortress.
It makes your enemies silent,
and all who turn against you are left speechless.

3 I often think of the heavens your hands have made,
and of the moon and stars you put in place.
4 Then I ask, “Why do you care about us humans?
Why are you concerned for us weaklings?”
5 You made us a little lower than you yourself,
and you have crowned us with glory and honour.

6 You let us rule everything your hands have made.
And you put all of it under our power
7 the sheep and the cattle, and every wild animal,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and all ocean creatures.

9 Our LORD and Ruler,
your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!

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Genesis 1 & 2

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was barren, with no form of life;
it was under a roaring ocean covered with darkness.
But the Spirit of God was moving over the water.

3 God said, “I command light to shine!” And light started shining. 4 God looked at the light and saw that it was good. He separated light from darkness 5 and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning – that was the first day.

6 God said, “I command a dome to separate the water above it from the water below it.” 7 And that’s what happened. God made the dome 8 and named it “Sky.” Evening came and then morning – that was the second day.

9 God said, “I command the water under the sky to come together in one place, so there will be dry ground.” And that’s what happened. 10 God named the dry ground “Land,” and he named the water “Ocean.” God looked at what he had done and saw that it was good.
11 God said, “I command the earth to produce all kinds of plants, including fruit trees and grain.” And that’s what happened. 12 The earth produced all kinds of vegetation. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. 13 Evening came and then morning – that was the third day.

14 God said, “I command lights to appear in the sky and to separate day from night and to show the time for seasons, special days, and years. 15 I command them to shine on the earth.” And that’s what happened. 16 God made two powerful lights, the brighter one to rule the day and the other to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 Then God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to rule day and night, and to separate light from darkness. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. 19 Evening came and then morning – that was the fourth day.

20 God said, “I command the ocean to be full of living creatures, and I command birds to fly above the earth.” 21 So God made the giant sea monsters and all the living creatures that swim in the ocean. He also made every kind of bird. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. 22 Then he gave the living creatures his blessing – he told the ocean creatures to live everywhere in the ocean and the birds to live everywhere on earth. 23 Evening came and then morning – that was the fifth day.

24 God said, “I command the earth to give life to all kinds of tame animals, wild animals, and reptiles.” And that’s what happened. 25 God made every one of them. Then he looked at what he had done, and it was good.
26 God said, “Now we will make humans, and they will be like us. We will let them rule the fish, the birds, and all other living creatures.”
27 So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women. 28 God gave them his blessing and said:

Have a lot of children! Fill the earth with people and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds in the sky, and every animal on the earth.
29 I have provided all kinds of fruit and grain for you to eat. 30 And I have given the green plants as food for everything else that breathes. These will be food for animals, both wild and tame, and for birds.
31 God looked at what he had done. All of it was very good! Evening came and then morning – that was the sixth day.

1 So the heavens and the earth and everything else were created.

2 By the seventh day God had finished his work, and so he rested. 3 God blessed the seventh day and made it special because on that day he rested from his work.
4 That’s how God created the heavens and the earth.

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2 Corinthians 13

11 Good-by, my friends. Do better and pay attention to what I have said. Try to get along and live peacefully with each other.
Now I pray that God, who gives love and peace, will be with you. 12 Give each other a warm greeting. All of God’s people send their greetings.
13 I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will bless you and be kind to you! May God bless you with his love, and may the Holy Spirit join all your hearts together.

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Matthew 28

16 Jesus’ eleven disciples went to a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus had told them to meet him. 17 They saw him and worshipped him, but some of them doubted.
18 Jesus came to them and said:
I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth! 19 Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 20 and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.

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[Did you miss last week’s Sunday Services? They can now be found at Worship Archive – May 28th 2023.]