Worship Archive – August 28th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – August 21st 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for August 28th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on August 28th 2022, with Mr W Kamoyo.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for August 28th 2022:

Lectionary Theme: Forgive our Pride

Occasion: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary readings:
Psalm 81: 1, 10-16
Jeremiah 2: 4-13
Hebrews 13: 1-8
Luke 14: 1, 7-14

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

Come people of the risen King.
Dear Lord and Father.
Salvation belongs to our God.
Who is there like You?
I need thee every hour.
O for a heart.
Christ be beside you.


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 August 28th 2022, with Dr Themba Hwalima.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on August 28th 2022 in English, with Mr John Makuyana.

Bible readings:

Psalm 81

1 Be happy and shout to God who makes us strong!
Shout praises to the God of Jacob.

10 I am the LORD your God. I rescued you from Egypt.
Just ask, and I will give you whatever you need.

11 “But, my people, Israel, you refused to listen,
and you would have nothing to do with me!
12 So I let you be stubborn
and keep on following your own advice.

13 “My people, Israel, if only you would listen
and do as I say!
14 I, the LORD, would quickly defeat your enemies
with my mighty power.
15 Everyone who hates me would come crawling,
and that would be the end of them.
16 But I would feed you with the finest bread
and with the best honey until you were full.”

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Jeremiah 2

4 Listen, people of Israel, 5 and I, the LORD, will speak.
I was never unfair to your ancestors,
but they left me and became worthless
by following worthless idols.
6 Your ancestors refused to ask for my help,
though I had rescued them from Egypt
and led them through a treacherous, barren desert,
where no one lives or dares to travel.

7 I brought you here to my land, where food is abundant,
but you made my land filthy with your sins.
8 The priests who teach my laws don’t care to know me.
Your leaders rebel against me;
your prophets give messages from Baal
and worship false gods.

9 I will take you to court
and accuse you and your descendants
*10 of a crime that no nation has ever committed before.
Just ask anyone, anywhere, from the eastern deserts
to the islands in the west.
11 You will find that no nation has ever abandoned its gods
even though they were false.
I am the true and glorious God,
but you have rejected me to worship idols.
12 Tell the heavens to tremble with fear!
13 You, my people, have sinned in two ways
you have rejected me,
the source of life-giving water,
and you’ve tried to collect water
in cracked and leaking pits dug in the ground.

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Hebrews 13

1 Keep being concerned about each other as the LORD’S followers should.
2 Be sure to welcome strangers into your home. By doing this, some people have welcomed angels as guests, without even knowing it.
3 Remember the LORD’S people who are in jail and be concerned for them. Don’t forget those who are suffering, but imagine that you are there with them.
4 Have respect for marriage. Always be faithful to your partner, because God will punish anyone who is immoral or unfaithful in marriage.
5 Don’t fall in love with money. Be satisfied with what you have. The Lord has promised that he will not leave us or desert us. 6 That should make you feel like saying,
“The Lord helps me! Why should I be afraid
of what people can do to me?”

7 Don’t forget about your leaders who taught you God’s message. Remember what kind of lives they lived and try to have faith like theirs.
8 Jesus Christ never changes! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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Luke 14

1 One Sabbath, Jesus was having dinner in the home of an important Pharisee, and everyone was carefully watching Jesus.

7 Jesus saw how the guests had tried to take the best seats. So he told them:
8 When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the best place. Someone more important may have been invited. 9 Then the one who invited you will come and say, “Give your place to this other guest!” You will be embarrassed and will have to sit in the worst place.
10 When you are invited to be a guest, go and sit in the worst place. Then the one who invited you may come and say, “My friend, take a better seat!” You will then be honoured in front of all the other guests. 11 If you put yourself above others, you will be put down.
12 Then Jesus said to the man who had invited him:
When you give a dinner or a banquet, don’t invite your friends and family and relatives and rich neighbours. If you do, they will invite you in return, and you will be paid back. 13 When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 They cannot pay you back. But God will bless you and reward you when his people rise from death.

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