[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – July 3rd 2022.]
Sunday Services from Connexion for July 10th 2022:
Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for July 10th 2022:
Theme: Life is like planting in a field
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Bless the Lord O my soul.
Speak, O Lord.
Lord have mercy on us.
Above all powers.
Hide me now.
Crown Him with many crowns.
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus.
This, this is the God we adore.
You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.
Harvest time is the process or period of gathering crops. As we all know, we have the time to plant the seed, nurture the growing plant, harvest the plant and then use the product. We have fruits that we harvest as well, we eat them and out of them we even produce fruit juices. So all the food that we eat originates from the land. So when we plough we pray for good sunshine, rain and good soil to help our crops grow well. So having prayed to God for a good harvest, we must give thanks for the food we eat and remember those who are less fortunate than us. So in this harvest period it is the time to gather the crops we ploughed and bring them into the House of the Lord. So l challenge each and every one to harvest and remember to thank God for the harvest, to thank God for the food we have, parents and guardians who provide for us and that we have our basic needs. Let us thank God for that during this harvest season.
1 The LORD is giving you the land, and soon you will conquer it, settle down, 2 and plant crops. And when you begin harvesting each of your crops, the very first things you pick must be put in a basket. Take them to the place where the LORD your God chooses to be worshipped, 3 and tell the priest, “Long ago the LORD our God promised our ancestors that he would give us this land. And today, I thank him for keeping his promise and giving me a share of the land.”
4 The priest will take the basket and set it in front of the LORD’S altar. 5 Then, standing there in front of the place of worship, you must pray:
My ancestor was homeless,
an Aramean who went to live in Egypt.
There were only a few in his family then,
but they became great and powerful,
a nation of many people.
6 The Egyptians were cruel and had no pity on us.
They mistreated our people and forced us into slavery.
7 We called out for help to you,
the LORD God of our ancestors.
You heard our cries;
you knew we were in trouble and abused.
8 Then you terrified the Egyptians with your mighty miracles
and rescued us from Egypt.
9 You brought us here and gave us this land
rich with milk and honey.
10 Now, LORD, I bring to you the best of the crops
that you have given me.
After you say these things, place the basket in front of the LORD’S altar and bow down to worship him.
11 Then you and your family must celebrate by eating a meal at the place of worship to thank the LORD your God for giving you such a good harvest. And remember to invite the Levites and the foreigners who live in your town.
7 You cannot fool God, so don’t make a fool of yourself! You will harvest what you plant. 8 If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction, but if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life. 9 Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up. 10 We should help people whenever we can, especially if they are followers of the Lord.
33 His disciples started asking each other, “Has someone brought him something to eat?”
34 Jesus said:
My food is to do what God wants! He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do. 35 You may say that there are still four months until harvest time. But I tell you to look, and you will see that the fields are ripe and ready to harvest.