Worship Archive – April 10th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – April 3rd 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for April 10th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on April 10th 2022, with Rev Junior Paradza.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for April 10th 2022:

Theme: Humility is not foolishness – Lessons from Jesus

Occasion: Palm Sunday

Lectionary readings:
Psalm 31: 9-16
Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Philippians 2: 5-11
Luke 19: 28-40

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Here are the songs for Sunday morning service. Click or tap on a song to open it in YouTube, or go to the Songs for worship webpage to find them embedded.

All glory, laud and honour.
Make way, make way for Christ the King.
Come children join to sing.
Children of Jerusalem.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Trotting, trotting through Jerusalem.
Ride on ride on in majesty.


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 April 10th 2022, with Mrs Tracey Chigwada.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on April 10th 2022, with Mrs Simangaliso Mpofu.

Bible readings:

Psalm 31

9 Have pity, LORD! I am hurting and almost blind.
My whole body aches.
10 I have known only sorrow all my life long,
and I suffer year after year.
I am weak from sin, and my bones are limp.

11 My enemies insult me. Neighbours are even worse,
and I disgust my friends.
People meet me on the street, and they turn and run.
12 I am completely forgotten like someone dead.
I am merely a broken dish.
13 I hear the crowds whisper, “Everyone is afraid!”
They are plotting and scheming to murder me.

14 But I trust you, LORD, and I claim you as my God.
15 My life is in your hands.
Save me from enemies who hunt me down.
16 Smile on me, your servant. Have pity and rescue me.

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Isaiah 50

4 The LORD God gives me the right words
to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me eager to learn his teaching;
5 he made me willing to listen and not rebel or run away.

6 I let them beat my back and pull out my beard.
I didn’t turn aside when they insulted me
and spit in my face.
7 But the LORD God keeps me from being disgraced.
So I refuse to give up,
because I know God will never let me down.

8 My protector is nearby; no one can stand here
to accuse me of wrong.
9 The LORD God will help me and prove I am innocent.

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Philippians 2

5 and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought:

6 Christ was truly God.
But he did not try to remain equal with God.
7 He gave up everything and became a slave,
when he became like one of us.

8 Christ was humble. He obeyed God
and even died on a cross.
9 Then God gave Christ the highest place
and honoured his name above all others.

10 So at the name of Jesus everyone will bow down,
those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
11 And to the glory of God the Father
everyone will openly agree,
“Jesus Christ is Lord!”

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Luke 19

28 When Jesus had finished saying all this, he went on toward Jerusalem. 29 As he was getting near Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples on ahead. 30 He told them, “Go into the next village, where you will find a young donkey that has never been ridden. Untie the donkey and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks why you are doing that, just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ “
32 They went off and found everything just as Jesus had said. 33 While they were untying the donkey, its owners asked, “Why are you doing that?”
34 They answered, “The Lord needs it.”
35 Then they led the donkey to Jesus. They put some of their clothes on its back and helped Jesus get on. 36 And as he rode along, the people spread clothes on the road in front of him. 37 When Jesus was starting down the Mount of Olives, his large crowd of disciples were happy and praised God because of all the miracles they had seen. 38 They shouted,

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory to God.”

39 Some Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, make your disciples stop shouting!”
40 But Jesus answered, “If they keep quiet, these stones will start shouting.”

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