[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – January 2nd 2022.
Sunday Service from Connexion for January 9th 2022:
Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for January 9th 2022:
Theme: A New Covenant with God
Occasion: Covenant Sunday
Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Ephesians 1: 3-14
John 1: 1-9
Revelation 2: 1-7
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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.
Come, now is the time to worship.
We believe in God the Father.
Lord I come to you (Power of your love).
Light of the world.
Come let us use the grace divine.
Take my life and let it be.
Shalom to you now.
You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.
You can find the Covenant Service from the English Service Book at The Covenant Service webpage.
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1 Shout praises to the LORD! Our God is kind,
and it is right and good to sing praises to him.
2 The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem
and brings the people of Israel back home again.
3 He renews our hopes and heals our bodies.
4 He decided how many stars there would be in the sky
and gave each one a name.
5 Our LORD is great and powerful!
He understands everything.
6 The LORD helps the poor,
but he smears the wicked in the dirt.
7 Celebrate and sing!
Play your harps for the LORD our God.
8 He fills the sky with clouds and sends rain to the earth,
so that the hills will be green with grass.
9 He provides food for cattle
and for the young ravens, when they cry out.
10 The LORD doesn’t care about the strength of horses
or powerful armies.
11 The LORD is pleased only with those who worship him
and trust his love.
31 The LORD said:
The time will surely come when I will make a new agreement with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 It will be different from the agreement I made with their ancestors when I led them out of Egypt. Although I was their God, they broke that agreement.
33 Here is the new agreement that I, the LORD, will make with the people of Israel:
“I will write my laws on their hearts and minds.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.
34 “No longer will they have to teach one another to obey me. I, the LORD, promise that all of them will obey me, ordinary people and rulers alike. I will forgive their sins and forget the evil things they have done.”
3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the spiritual blessings that Christ has brought us from heaven! 4 Before the world was created, God had Christ choose us to live with him and to be his holy and innocent and loving people. 5 God was kind and decided that Christ would choose us to be God’s own adopted children. 6 God was very kind to us because of the Son he dearly loves, and so we should praise God.
7-8 Christ sacrificed his life’s blood to set us free, which means that our sins are now forgiven. Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding, 9 and by what Christ has done, God has shown us his own mysterious ways. 10 Then when the time is right, God will do all that he has planned, and Christ will bring together everything in heaven and on earth.
11 God always does what he plans, and that’s why he had Christ choose us. 12 He did this so that we Jews would bring honour to him and be the first ones to have hope because of him. 13 Christ also brought you the truth, which is the good news about how you can be saved. You put your faith in Christ and were given the promised Holy Spirit to show that you belong to God. 14 The Spirit also makes us sure that we will be given what God has stored up for his people. Then we will be set free, and God will be honoured and praised.
1 In the beginning was the one who is called the Word.
The Word was with God and was truly God.
2 From the very beginning the Word was with God.
3 And with this Word, God created all things.
Nothing was made without the Word.
Everything that was created 4 received its life from him,
and his life gave light to everyone.
5 The light keeps shining in the dark,
and darkness has never put it out.
6 God sent a man named John,
7 who came to tell about the light
and to lead all people to have faith.
8 John wasn’t that light.
He came only to tell about the light.
9 The true light that shines on everyone
was coming into the world.
1 This is what you must write to the angel of the church in Ephesus:
I am the one who holds the seven stars in my right hand, and I walk among the seven gold lampstands. Listen to what I say.
2 I know everything you have done, including your hard work and how you have endured. I know you won’t put up with anyone who is evil. When some people pretended to be apostles, you tested them and found out that they were liars. 3 You have endured and gone through hard times because of me, and you have not given up.
4 But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don’t have as much love as you used to. 5 Think about where you have fallen from, and then turn back and do as you did at first. If you don’t turn back, I will come and take away your lampstand. 6 But there is one thing you are doing right. You hate what the Nicolaitans are doing, and so do I.
7 If you have ears, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will let everyone who wins the victory eat from the life-giving tree in God’s wonderful garden.
Text version of the Children’s Address on January 9th 2022 for Hillside Circuit, with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda:
Dear friends, hope l find you well at home. Compliments of the New Year, l trust you enjoyed the holidays.
How many of you know a song or poem by heart? I know some church hymns and also verses by heart, hope you do too. Jeremiah tells us that God says, “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” What do you think it means to have something written on your heart? It means that because God first gave us this gift of love and faith, we can know something in our hearts we can live in a way that shows we know God. What are ways that we can show we know God? How we treat others and ourselves, creation, reading the Bible, learning songs and verses that help us remember God loves us. So if you can’t read what the scripture says it makes it difficult to know what it is that God has written on our hearts and the ways to know God.
My hope for you is to know some things by heart. Let’s pray, God help us to know you and to know that you love us no matter who we are–we are always yours. Amen.
Text version of the message on January 9th 2022 for Hillside Circuit in Ndebele, with Ms Sihle Sibanda:
Dumisani inkosi ngoba kuhle ukudumisa uNkulunkulu wethu njalo kufanele.Upholisa inhliziyo ezidabukileyo abophe amanxeba azo ngoba yinkosi elamandla amakhulu.
Ingoma 170 Zulu
Isivumelwano esitsha loNkulunkulu.
Jeremiya 31v31_34 ,Efesu 1v3_14 lo Johane 1v1_9.
Kulesivumelwano esenziwa ngumuntu lomuntu enhliziyweni yakhe lo Nkulunkulu. Phezu kokukudala kwakhe lokukulondoloza Kanye lokukunika isipho sokuphila kambe wena umbonga ngani? uyamhlonipha yini uyayigobela intando yakhe ngeqiniso na, KuJeremiya inkosi isithembisa isivumelwano esitsha esidinga inhliziyo ezintsha, ithi ngizafaka umlayo wami emibilinini yenu ngiwulobe enhliziyweni zenu ngibenguNkulunkulu wenu Lani libengabantu bami. Phezu kwakho konke ngizakuthethelela ububi benu Kanye lesono senu kasayikusikhumbula.Kuyadingeka ukuba ngumntaka Nkulunkulu isikhathi zonke ukuze ubelenhliziyo egeziweyo ngokulotshwa umlayo ukuze uthethelelwe. UNkulunkulu ukuthandile wakuphilisa kwaze kwafika umnyaka ka2022 kambe wena uwenzile yini isivumelwano esitsha emnyakeni omutsha?. Uthi ububi Kanye lesono semuva akasayikusikhumbula ,asichapheni ibridge simsulwa singahambi lamayikayika Kanye lamaxhakaxhaka ekade silawo emuva ukuze samkele umoya ongcwele inhliziyo zethu zilotshwe umlayo omutsha kababa ongeke ucitshwe ngumuntu.
UJohane uthi kukhona ukukhanya okwedlula konke ukukhanya okumele wena njengomntakaNkulunkulu ubephakathi kwakho.ULizwi owaye vele ekhona okhona lalamhlanje uyasikhanyisela empilweni zethu,uJohane uyayicenta idlela kalizwi emhlabeni ukuba kubelokhanya okukhanyisela wena lami.
Sokukuwe ukuba wena ukhetha kukhanya kumbe umnyama lapho sokuphawula izenzo zakho Phambi kukababa. ULizwi uyatshengisa kuMakho 5 ukuthi ozidelayo azinikele enkosini uyakufumana ukukhanya, nxa umfazi wayesegule isifo somophelo okweminyaka leminyaka kodwa engatholi ukusila ngoba wayesesemnyameni kodwa nguzidela Phambi kukalizwi ngenhliziyo eyayisilethemba wakuthola ukukhanya wasola.Vuma lamhlanje wenze isivumelwano esiqotho loNkulunkulu ukuze ukhanyiselwe enhliziyweni yakho ukuze kulotshwe umlayo ongcwele uzakusenza samkele umusa kubaba. Inhliziyo zethu azihlale zigcine umlayo olotshwe yinkosi ,singawucitshi ngezenzo ezingafanele.Khetha ukukhanya usahamba emhlabeni useselethuba lokuvumelana lenkosi yakho ukuze uthole umvuzo oyikuphila okunaphakade Amen.
Text version of the message on January 9th 2022 for Hillside Circuit in Shona, with Mrs Angela Penduka:
Theme: Chitenderano Chitsva na Mwari
A new Covenant With God
Jeremiah 31 vs. 31-34
Ephisians 1 vs. 3-14
John 1 vs. 1- 9
Ndinokukwazisayi muzita ra Baba Nero Mwanakomana nera Mweya Mtsvene Amen. Tinorumbidza Jehova ne Goredzva. Nhasi mharidzo yorurimi rwe Shona tinogoverana neni Mai Angela-Mary Penduka tiri mu Svondo yeku mutsidzira chitenderano chedu na Mwari –Covenant Sunday.
Vuye svondo yokutanga ye Epiphany patinopembera kuzviratidza kwaMwari mu Nyika kuburikidza no Mwana Komano wavo Jesu Kristu.
Hatinamate. Jehova samasimba tino Swededza Mweya yedu kwamuri Mangwanani ano tichikupai mbiri rukudzo nokutenda. Tinozvininipisa Jehova tirivatadzi asi imi hamurasi anovuya kwamuri no Moyo wakaputsika .Pakutanga kwe gore tinotarira mashure tovona Nyasha dzenyu zhinji tovona zvidariko zvedu zvizhinji tiregerereyi tose .Fambai nesu Mweya mtsvene munzira dzokururama.Toisa Nyika yedu mumavoko enyu muphe vatungamiriri vese njere no moyo unokutyayi. Chitaurayi nesu Jehova patinopinda munechikamu chesvondo yedu
Tonamata muzita ra Jesu Kristu AMEN
Hymn 175 is my theme song
Munhu anotadza. Mwari venyasha vanoregerera kasinga verengeki. Since creation humanity has sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Asi Mwari havarasi uyo anozvininipisa achikumbira ruregerero .Makare Israel yakanga arirudzi rwe chisarurwa,vachiropafadzwa vachitongwa sorudzi. Nhasi hazvizi zvorudzi ndezvako ndezvangu mbune .Jehova vanoti muna Jeremiya 31 vs 33 “Ndichaisa murairo wangu mukati mavo ,ndichanyora pa moyo yavo” Saka ndinokuridzira kuti umwe noumwe azvitarise mukati aswededze Mweya wakhe kuna Jehova ,tisanange parufu. ‘Takasanangurwa nyika isati yabambgwa takatemerwa kare kuti muna Jesu Kristu tive vanakomana vake (va Efeso 1 vs4 &5)
Mu profita Jeremiah pazhinji toverenga achiprofita nokutadza ,nokutongwa kwa Israel.Asi pa ndima kubva ya 31 kusvika 33 tirikhuwa mazwi e nyasha ane tariro mazwi edzikinuro.Nyangwe vakabudiswa muhusungwa ku Egypt ,nyangwe vakaitirwa minana Israeri akatadzira Mwari ayigununguna ayinamata zvi mwari. God did not give up on them .Mwari vakavapa mitemo inegumi vakvapa vatungamiriri nevadzidzisi.Akavapa mikana yokuti gore negore vaite mipisro yokudzoresanisa hukama hwavo naMwari.Nesu hatina kusiyana navo toitirwa zvakawanda zvakanaka asi toramba tichigununguna tichitadza.
Mwari varikuti kuchengeta mutemo munhu atadza zvokuti arambe achipirisa gore negore handichade .Nguva ichasvika ndichaitasungano itsva ne imba ya Israel nemba ya Juda. Vakona kudzidzisana nokutevera mitemo saka ndichayinyora Mumoyo mavo. Pasungano itsva tose tichaziva kuti Mwari ndi Mwari hatichaiti zvokuvdzirwa.Sungano iyi itsva ndeye kupiwa mwanakoma Jesu Kristu. Mupostori Pauro anoti takasanangurwa muna Jesu Kristu tikaitwa vanakomana (navanasikana) vake .In Christ we are saved through faith
Nhasi Svondo yokumutsidzira Chitenderano renewal of the covenant tirikuzvarwa patsva. Bhuku ra Johane hari nanganidzi nyaya yekuzvarwa kwa Jesu .He does not dwell much on the nativity but on the coming of the light to shine on the darkness. Johane arikutivudza zvokuti “pakutanga shoko rakanga riripo” Sokutanga pazvakaita Mwari vachiskikanyika ne denga kusika iwe neni ,nhasi pakuvuya kwake pa nyika Soko, Jesu Kristu arikusika iwe neni patsva .Koshesa mudikanwi kusikwa kwako patsva ,koshesa kutiza rima kuenda kuchiedza zvicheme nhasi ukumbire ruregerero. Nangisa ma vesi 9 arimundima ya Johane 1 izwi re chiedza ririmo rushanu.Inzwa unzwisise chiedza kuti
1 Chiedza chavanhu vuye ndibgo hupenyu
2 Chiedza chinovekera rima rose raunopindamariri
3 Tenda kuchiedza
4 Nokuti Chiedza chiedza chezvokwadu
5 Pupura chiedza sa Johane ku vanhu vose
Tirimo munyasha hamadzangu tirimo musungano itsva .Mwari vatibatsire kuti iwo mutemo uri momoyo medu tisayidarika tikoshese kuti taka regererwa pa mchinjikwa. Amen
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