[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – August 22nd 2021.]
Sunday Service from Connexion for August 29th 2021:
Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for August 29th 2021:
Theme: True worship
Occasion: 14th after Pentecost
Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13
James 1: 17-27
Mark 7: 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.
King of kings, Majesty.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.
Dear Lord and Father.
You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.
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1 My thoughts are filled with beautiful words
for the king,
and I will use my voice
as a writer would use pen and ink.
2 No one is as handsome as you!
Your words are always kind.
That is why God will always bless you.
6 You are God, and you will rule forever as king.
Your royal power brings about justice.
7 You love justice and hate evil.
And so, your God chose you
and made you happier than any of your friends.
8 The sweet aroma of the spices myrrh, aloes, and cassia,
covers your royal robes.
You enjoy the music of harps
in palaces decorated with ivory.
9 Daughters of kings are here,
and your bride stands at your right side,
wearing a wedding gown trimmed with pure gold.
Song of Solomon 2
8 I hear the voice of the one I love,
as he comes leaping over mountains and hills
9 like a deer or a gazelle.
Now he stands outside our wall,
looking through the window 10 and speaking to me.
My darling, I love you! Let’s go away together.
11 Winter is past, the rain has stopped;
12 flowers cover the earth, it’s time to sing.
The cooing of doves is heard in our land.
13 Fig trees are bearing fruit,
while blossoms on grapevines
fill the air with perfume.
My darling, I love you! Let’s go away together.
17 Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father who created all the lights in the heavens. He is always the same and never makes dark shadows by changing. 18 He wanted us to be his own special people, and so he sent the true message to give us new birth.
19 My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry. 20 If you are angry, you cannot do any of the good things that God wants done. 21 You must stop doing anything immoral or evil. Instead be humble and accept the message that is planted in you to save you.
22 Obey God’s message! Don’t fool yourselves by just listening to it. 23 If you hear the message and don’t obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror 24 and forget what they look like as soon as they leave. 25 But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don’t just hear and forget.
26 If you think you are being religious, but can’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and everything you do is useless. 27 Religion that pleases God the Father must be pure and spotless. You must help needy orphans and widows and not let this world make you evil.
1 Some Pharisees and several teachers of the Law of Moses from Jerusalem came and gathered around Jesus. 2 They noticed that some of his disciples ate without first washing their hands.
3 The Pharisees and many others obey the teachings of their ancestors. They always wash their hands in the proper way before eating. 4 None of them will eat anything they buy in the market until it is washed. They also follow a lot of other teachings, such as washing cups, pitchers, and bowls.
5 The Pharisees and teachers asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples obey what our ancestors taught us to do? Why do they eat without washing their hands?”
6 Jesus replied:
You are nothing but show-offs! The prophet Isaiah was right when he wrote that God had said,
“All of you praise me with your words,
but you never really think about me.
7 It is useless for you to worship me,
when you teach rules made up by humans.”
8 You disobey God’s commands in order to obey what humans have taught.
Text version of Children’s Address for Hillside Circuit on August 29th 2021, with Mrs Angela Penduka:
Good morning parents and guardians kindly give the children access to your phones and laptops for the next few minutes .We can also read to them especially the little ones. It’s best if you sit with them and help them through the lesson as we try to give our children and grandchildren a strong Christian foundation.
Good morning children I am Gogo Pee. Today we are going to talk about loving and worshiping God. We know that our parents and brothers and sisters love us. They also expect us to love them back. How do we know that they love us? Tell your parents how you know that someone loves you.
You are correct if you said among other things they buy you clothes sweets, birthday cakes. Send you to school. My question, do we also love them back. How do you show those you love that you also love them? You can show them by doing some house chores make nice birthday cards and Christmas Cards play some games with them or just keep them company.
How would you feel if someone would just tell you that they love you and they buy themselves ice-cream or a nice dresses and they never do anything for you other than telling you that they love you even sing nice songs about you but you don’t see or get anything good from them .I would be very sad and wonder if they truly love me
Do you know that Jesus loves you so much? He even told people to let us children go to him because the kingdom of God belongs to us .He hears and answers our prayers. At times he answers in ways we do not expect at times he delays to answer us .But he is always listening to us .Isn’t that lovely to know that Jesus is our great friend every time .Listen carefully children Jesus also expects us to love him back. It is good to sit and listen to what we are told about Jesus, It is good to sing Sunday school songs like Jesus loves me yes I know for the Bible tells me so. But we also need to do some good things for Jesus .How can we do good things for Jesus and show him and other people that we love him so so so much?
There are some animals and plants which cannot take care of themselves. There are some gogos like Gogo Pee who cannot always stand up to get their tablets or get some water to drink. We can help them. We can feed some pets water plants share our toys and other things with others who do not have. (We have to ask our parents first if we can give away some things to those in need.) Jesus is very pleased when we can be kind to animals and other people. We should not say bad things to other people or laugh at others .Always think how the other person feels about what you say or do to them. There are so many things we can do for those who are not as strong as us or do not have the good things we have. Ask your parents and your brothers and sisters the other things we can do.
So girls and Boys we should show that we love Jesus by loving his people and his animals, being kind and polite .We should not lie or bad mouth others. Remember Jesus loves us let us pass this love to others and to animals and plants. Very soon schools will be opening we should start getting ready I hope we have been revising and learning at home
Let us pray
Loving God we thank you for all the children, bless them especially now as they get ready to go back to school after such a long break. We pray Lord that they grow up to be good children who know you and love you. We pray for their parents and guardians most of us are finding it difficult to raise fees but we trust in you Lord you will give a way through the different challenges we face. Forgive us Lord when we live a life that is not pleasing to you AMEN
This is our memory verse for this week.
James 1 vs. 22
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Text version of message for Hillside Circuit on August 29th 2021 in Shona, with Mrs Angela Penduka:
KURUMBIDZA KWAMANDIRKWATI (True Worship)
Ndinokukwazisayi mese muzita ra Baba nero mwanakomana nero Mweya Mtsvene Amen.
Tirikugoverana shoko nhasi neni Amai Angela Mary Penduka tiri pa Hillside circuit.
Hativerengeyi Magwaro aya kuti tigofamba tese mumaridzo yanhasi
Rwiyo Rukuru Rwa Soromon: 2 vs. 8-13
Jakobo 1 vs. 17-27
Marko 7 vs 1-8
Tichazarura ne Pisarema ra Davida 45 Muzvidimbu
Iri I Pisarema rokurumbidza Mambo arikupembera muchato nemandara ye gumwe rudzi.
Anoti muzvidimbu vs2 “ Imi makanaka-naka kupfuvura vana vevanhu.Nyasha yakaduruwa pa miromo yenyu.Saka Mwari vakakuropafadzayi nokusinga peri.
vs7” Makada kururama mukavenga kusarurama Naizvozvo Mwari vakaku zodzai namafuta kupfuvura shamwari dzenyu “
Mu imbi ano taura vo nomukunda arikuchata namambo oti vs 10”Terera mukunda ,rangarira urereke nzeve yako.Kanganwa vo vanhu vako neimba ya baba vako”
Jehova Tenzi tavuya mberi kwenyu zuva ranhasi kukunamatai. Imwi mega ndimi makafanira kunamatwa .Tigonesei Tenzi kuti kana mava wedu tive wenyu chose, tisiye zvese zve kuma shure titarise nokunanga kudenga renyu dzvene,Tenzi munamato wedu kuti tive somudzimai arovorwa anosiya zvekwake otarisa zvitsva tigokunamatai ne Mwoyo yose ,tova ne Moyo yakarurama ino rudo .
Tinotenda kuti imi muchengeti nomudzikunuri wedu munotidzivirira nokuti kundisa kuno wakaipa nezvombo zvake zvokuti tisakunamatai .Tinotenda Jehova nenzira dziripo dzokuti tigoverane shoko nyangwe vamwe vedu vasingagoni kuwadzana nevamwe nokuda kwe denda re Covid 19.Pindirayi Jehova neapo zvikoro zvichigadzirirwa kuvugwa vuvatirayi vana vedu.Chitaurai nesu Tenzi kuti wose anonzwa shoko renyu anzwe achikomborerwa. AMEN
Savatendi tinotarisirwa kunamata nokuimba tichi rumbidza Mwari. Manzwi ataverenga muRwiyo rwa Soromoni manzwi okukoka mazirudo .Manzwi okutanga ndewo mudzimai arikutarisira vo mhinduro inofadza –a positive response. Munhu akasikwa achitsvaka wuye achishuvira kudiwa nokuda vo .Bhuku re Nziyo dzaSoromon rinotaura zverudo .Vanowongorora nokutsanangudza (The scholars ) vanoti rudo ugu mucherechedzo worudo gwa Mwari ku rudzi gwe Israel ne rudo gwa Jesu ku church (An allergory of God’s love for the nation of Israel and the love of Jesus for the church i.e Agape love) Asi vawongorori vemazuva ano vari kubvumirana kuti inyaya yorudo pakati pavaviri vanodanana -Eros love. Sezvinei gungave rudo gwa Mwari Agape love kana gwavanhu vaviri eros love gose gunozvarunotarisira kubva kuno uyo arikupiwa rudo Tinotarisira kuti uyo watinoda atidewo zvemandirokwati Pave nezvinobatika kuti sure ndinodiwa.Kwete kungovudziwa kuti ndokuda handivati ,kozonzi madeko ndakakurota .
Uyo wawunoda anotarisirwa kuda chero nevekwenyu vaunodavo .Ishe vanotida vakatida tiri vatadzi vakatipa Mwana komana wavo kuti ave chibayiro chokupedzisra choku shamba zvivi zvedu kudzoresanisa hukama hwakanga hwa paradzwa ne chivi. Vanotarisira kuti nesu zvisikwa zvavo tivadevo. Muvunzo ndowokuti tinomuda zvemazvirikwazvo here ,zviripo here zvinobatika zvinoratidza kuti tinovada Mwari.
Hongu tinogona kupupura hukuru hwavo ,tinogona kuimba,vamwe tine step yakadzikama yokupinda mukereke ya Mwari.Hero shoko kwandiri newe heyo yambiro irikubva kuna Jakobo2vs20 (James)rutendo gusina mabasa rwakafa. Kana pasina chinobatika rutendo ugo ndogwechinguva chishomanene , haguna kudzika .Jesu vemene vakatsinidzira mashoko o prophet Isaiah kuma farisi nevanyori kuti “ Avavanhu vano ndikudza nemuromo yavo asi moyo yavo irikure neni“
Moyo wakho ngauve pedo na Jesu zvisava zvekutaura chete .Vupenyu hwaunorarama ngahupupure kuti unorumbidza muchokwadi unorutendo hwemene. Ndezvipi ko zvino batika zvacho. Rutendo nokurumbidza kwe zvemene kunovonekwa sei? Hanzi zvaunoitira vamwe, hukama hwako nevamwe,kuchengeta nekutaririra chirikadzi ne nherera. The widows and ophans represent all the under priviledged. Hanzi zvipo zvakanaka zvinobva kunamwari izvi zvipo ngatigoverane navamwe ngatigoverane nezvisikwa zva mwari.
Mashoko anobuda mumukamwa mako anovaka kana kuti anoputsa,unokurudzira kana unoshora vamwe .Inzwa unzwe hanzi usakurumidza kutaura teyerera unzwisise usati wataura ,usakurumidza kutsamwa nokuti”kutsamwa komunhu haku unzi kururama kuno shuvirwa na Mwari –Jakopo 1 vs20 (For man’s anger does not bring about the righteous love that God desires)
Tarira Mundima ya Mark yateverenga va Farisi vanovona nokungotarisa zvakaipa pava dzidzi va Jesu Vakavona vamwe vevadzidzi vachidya ne maoko ane tsvina. Vakavona vasina kugeza kwete vaya vakageza. Just seeing the negative side of things. Nyaya iripo hayisi yava dzidzi vasina kugeza mavoko asikutsvaka kupa Jesu Mwana komana wa Mwari Mhosva yokusatevera tsika dze chi Juda. Kumisiridza nyaya dzetsika matradition avo vachisiya mirairo yaMwari ref Mark 7 vs8 Hati chenjere ku misikidza chi Wisiri tichikangamwa mirairo ya Jehova . Ehe zvakanaka kuva netsika dzedu seboka asi hazvive zvirimugwara rechi Kristu zvisazotipesanisa ne Mission of God takuita Mission yemunhu. Nesu vo hatina kusiyana navo vaFarisi ava tinato tumwe tutsika twe chivanhu tunopesana ne chitendero chedu sema Kristu tichiri kubatirira tichiti chivanhu chedu ( its our culture) hatiwongorore kuti chivanhu chacho hachitibudisi here mugwara roku namata munezvokwadi .Vupenyu hwatinorarama hunoparidzira here vasati vamziva Jesu .Kuita kuno kunda kutaura.Ndinokomborerwa ne Mzingwane High School Moto” Izenzo Kungemazwi.”’zviito kwete mashoko.
Panenyaya yakambo tsviriridza mu social media yomufumi ayipa mumwe murume ayitambura” kudla kwaanenge asiya kwagarisa mu fridge yake .Akamboyedza kumu udza nezverodo rwaMwari oti hatinamate tese akati “Baba vedu varikudenga” uyu murume oti Babavako varikudenga .Zvikanzi sei usingadi kuti Baba vedu akati hatingavi vana vomhunu iwe uchindipa zvakavora ndichidyira panze. Hatichenjere tive vamiriri va Mwari vezvokwadi.Hawungati kune anoshaya enda hako Mwari vakuitire zvakanaka pasina chawamuitira.Hatichenjere kuita savaFarisi tichitadza kunamata nokungoda kutarisa nokupima chi Kristu cha vamwe zvisingambova kudzi asikuvuraya mweya yavo.Not edifying but discourging.
Jesu vari kutsvaka anovanamata mu mweya nomu zvokwadi ,vanotsvaka achageza mabori enherera achabata ruvoko gwe bofu achafamba nemheta makhumbo parwendo uru rwatinago. Hatitsvake vushe hwekudenga kwete gwe pano pasi kutenda hakuneyi nezaunodya asi zvatinotaura ,novupenyu hwatinorarama hunotipupurira. Hupenyu huno ratidza rudo hwaMwari Pass the love of God to everyone as you truly worship Him in ernest. Amen
Nyasha dzaishe wedu Jesu Kristu norudo rwa Mwari Baba nokuwadzana kwa Mweya Mtsvene zvivenesu zvigare nesu tese nguva dzose Amen