Worship Archive – April 3rd 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – March 27th 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for April 3rd 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on April 3rd 2022 with Rev Christopher Mawupa.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for April 3rd 2022:

Theme: Jesus – the author of new life

Occasion: 5th Sunday in Lent

Lectionary readings:
Psalm 126
Isaiah 43: 16-21
Philippians 3: 4b-14
John 12: 1-8

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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.

My life is in You, Lord.
Come let us all unite to sing God is love.
O my soul, arise and bless your Maker.
Love divine, all loves excelling.
I am so glad that my Father in heaven.
In loving kindness Jesus came.
In my life Lord be glorified.


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 3rd 2022 with Mrs Gloria Nyamambi.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on April 3rd 2022 in English, with Rev Maxwell Nkobi.

Bible readings:

Psalm 126

1 It seemed like a dream when the LORD brought us back
to the city of Zion.
2 We celebrated with laughter and joyful songs.
In foreign nations it was said,
“The LORD has worked miracles for his people.”
3 And so we celebrated
because the LORD had indeed worked miracles for us.

4 Our LORD, we ask you to bless our people again,
and let us be like streams in the Southern Desert.
5 We cried as we went out to plant our seeds.
Now let us celebrate as we bring in the crops.
6 We cried on the way to plant our seeds,
but we will celebrate and shout as we bring in the crops.

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Isaiah 43

16 I am the one who cut a path through the mighty ocean.
17 I sent an army to chase you with chariots and horses;
now they lie dead, unable to move.
They are like an oil lamp with the flame snuffed out.

The LORD said:
18 Forget what happened long ago! Don’t think about the past.
19 I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it?
I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.
20 Every wild animal honours me, even jackals and owls.
I provide water in deserts
streams in thirsty lands for my chosen people.
21 I made them my own nation, so they would praise me.

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Philippians 3

4 Others may brag about themselves, but I have more reason to brag than anyone else. 5 I was circumcised when I was eight days old, and I am from the nation of Israel and the tribe of Benjamin. I am a true Hebrew. As a Pharisee, I strictly obeyed the Law of Moses. 6 And I was so eager that I even made trouble for the church. I did everything the Law demands in order to please God.
7 But Christ has shown me that what I once thought was valuable is worthless. 8 Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ 9 and to know that I belong to him. I could not make myself acceptable to God by obeying the Law of Moses. God accepted me simply because of my faith in Christ. 10 All I want is to know Christ and the power that raised him to life. I want to suffer and die as he did, 11 so that somehow I also may be raised to life.

12 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. 13 My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. 14 I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.

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John 12

1 Six days before Passover Jesus went back to Bethany, where he had raised Lazarus from death. 2 A meal had been prepared for Jesus. Martha was doing the serving, and Lazarus himself was there.
3 Mary took a very expensive bottle of perfume and poured it on Jesus’ feet. She wiped them with her hair, and the sweet smell of the perfume filled the house.
4 A disciple named Judas Iscariot was there. He was the one who was going to betray Jesus, and he asked, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?” 6 Judas did not really care about the poor. He asked this because he carried the moneybag and sometimes would steal from it.
7 Jesus replied, “Leave her alone! She has kept this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor with you, but you won’t always have me.”

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