Worship Archive – February 13th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – February 6th 2022.

Sunday Service from Connexion for February 13th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on February 13th 2022, with Rev Tapiwa Chimedza.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for February 13th 2022:

Theme: Humility is the identity of Christianity

Occasion: 6th after Epiphany

Lectionary readings:
Psalm 1
Jeremiah 17: 5-10
1 Corinthians 15: 12-20
Luke 6: 17-26

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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.

Beloved and blessed.
Here is love vast as the ocean.
Purify my heart.
Be lifted up.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
Jesus calls us o’er the tumult.
By Christ redeemed.
My peace I give unto 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 February 13th 2022, with Mrs Tokozile Makuyana.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on February 13th 2022 in English, with Dr Themba Hwalima part 1.
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on February 13th 2022 in English, with Dr Themba Hwalima part 2.

Bible readings:

Psalm 1

1 God blesses those people who refuse evil advice
and won’t follow sinners
or join in sneering at God.
2 Instead, the Law of the LORD makes them happy,
and they think about it day and night.

3 They are like trees growing beside a stream,
trees that produce fruit in season
and always have leaves.
Those people succeed in everything they do.

4 That isn’t true of those who are evil,
because they are like straw blown by the wind.
5 Sinners won’t have an excuse on the day of judgment,
and they won’t have a place with the people of God.
6 The LORD protects everyone who follows him,
but the wicked follow a road that leads to ruin.

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Jeremiah 17

5 I, the LORD, have put a curse on those who turn from me
and trust in human strength.
6 They will dry up like a bush in salty desert soil,
where nothing can grow.

7 But I will bless those who trust me.
8 They will be like trees growing beside a stream
trees with roots that reach down to the water,
and with leaves that are always green.
They bear fruit every year
and are never worried by a lack of rain.

9 You people of Judah are so deceitful
that you even fool yourselves, and you can’t change.
10 But I know your deeds and your thoughts,
and I will make sure you get what you deserve.

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1 Corinthians 15

12 If we preach that Christ was raised from death, how can some of you say that the dead will not be raised to life? 13 If they won’t be raised to life, Christ himself wasn’t raised to life. 14 And if Christ wasn’t raised to life, our message is worthless, and so is your faith. 15 If the dead won’t be raised to life, we have told lies about God by saying that he raised Christ to life, when he really did not.
16 So if the dead won’t be raised to life, Christ wasn’t raised to life. 17 Unless Christ was raised to life, your faith is useless, and you are still living in your sins. 18 And those people who died after putting their faith in him are completely lost. 19 If our hope in Christ is good only for this life, we are worse off than anyone else.
20 But Christ has been raised to life! And he makes us certain that others will also be raised to life.

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Luke 6

17 Jesus and his apostles went down from the mountain and came to some flat, level ground. Many other disciples were there to meet him. Large crowds of people from all over Judea, Jerusalem, and the coastal cities of Tyre and Sidon were there too. 18 These people had come to listen to Jesus and to be healed of their diseases. All who were troubled by evil spirits were also healed. 19 Everyone was trying to touch Jesus, because power was going out from him and healing them all.

20 Jesus looked at his disciples and said:
God will bless you people who are poor.
His kingdom belongs to you!
21 God will bless you hungry people.
You will have plenty to eat!
God will bless you people who are crying.
You will laugh!
22 God will bless you when others hate you and won’t have anything to do with you. God will bless you when people insult you and say cruel things about you, all because you are a follower of the Son of Man. 23 Long ago your own people did these same things to the prophets. So when this happens to you, be happy and jump for joy! You will have a great reward in heaven.
24 But you rich people are in for trouble.
You have already had an easy life!
25 You well-fed people are in for trouble.
You will go hungry!
You people who are laughing now are in for trouble.
You are going to cry and weep!
26 You are in for trouble when everyone says good things about you. That is what your own people said about those prophets who told lies.

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