Worship Archive – July 24th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – July 17th 2022.]

Sunday Services from Connexion for July 24th 2022:

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Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for July 24th 2022:

Theme: Master teach us to pray

Occasion: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary readings:
Psalm 85
Hosea 1: 2-10
Colossians 2: 6-19
Luke 11: 1-13

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

If my people who bear my name.
Over all the earth.
You laid aside your Majesty.
Be still for the presence.
We bow down.
Spirit divine attend our prayers.
What a friend.


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 July 24th 2022, with Rev Bekithemba Phiri.

MASTER TEACH US TO PRAY. (Luke 11: 1-13)
-The disciples and Jesus were in a certain place, and Jesus was praying. When Jesus had finished praying, one of them asked him to teach them how to pray as John had taught his disciples.
-in the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples we note the following important aspects:
1 That we have God as our Supreme Father though we have our fathers in earth.
2 That His name has to be respected, as is in the 10 commandments.
3 That he is ready to give us our daily needs (food and other necessities)
4 For us to enjoy his forgiveness, we have to forgive those who sin against us. That Glory, power belong to God.
5 It is important that as Sunday school kids we know all these things, about who do we pray to, worship, petition.
6 We all need to know how to pray, for prayer is communication with God.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on July 24th 2022, with Rev Bekithemba Phiri (1).
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on July 24th 2022, with Rev Bekithemba Phiri (2).
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on July 24th 2022, with Rev Bekithemba Phiri (3).
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on July 24th 2022, with Rev Bekithemba Phiri (4).

Bible readings:

Psalm 85

1 Our LORD, you have blessed your land
and made all go well for Jacob’s descendants.
2 You have forgiven the sin
and taken away the guilt of your people.
3 Your fierce anger is no longer aimed at us.

4 Our LORD and our God, you save us!
Please bring us back home and don’t be angry.
5 Will you always be angry with us and our families?
6 Won’t you give us fresh life
and let your people be glad because of you?
7 Show us your love and save us!

8 I will listen to you, LORD God,
because you promise peace to those
who are faithful and no longer foolish.
9 You are ready to rescue everyone who worships you,
so that you will live with us in all of your glory.

10 Love and loyalty will come together;
goodness and peace will unite.
11 Loyalty will sprout from the ground;
justice will look down from the sky above.

12 Our LORD, you will bless us;
our land will produce wonderful crops.
13 Justice will march in front,
making a path for you to follow.

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Hosea 1

2 The LORD said, “Hosea, Israel has betrayed me like an unfaithful wife. Marry such a woman and have children by her.” 3 So I married Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and we had a son.
4 Then the LORD said, “Hosea, name your son Jezreel, because I will soon punish the descendants of King Jehu of Israel for the murders he committed in Jezreel Valley. I will destroy his kingdom, 5 and in Jezreel Valley I will break the power of Israel.”
6 Later, Gomer had a daughter, and the LORD said, “Name her Lo-Ruhamah, because I will no longer have mercy and forgive Israel. 7 But I am the LORD God of Judah, and I will have mercy and save Judah by my own power – not by wars and arrows or swords and cavalry.”
8 After Gomer had stopped nursing Lo-Ruhamah, she had another son. 9 Then the LORD said, “Name him Lo-Ammi, because these people are not mine, and I am not their God.”

10 Someday it will be impossible to count the people of Israel, because there will be as many of them as there are grains of sand along the seashore. They are now called “Not My People,” but in the future they will be called “Children of the Living God.”

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Colossians 2

6 You have accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord. Now keep on following him. 7 Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful.
8 Don’t let anyone fool you by using senseless arguments. These arguments may sound wise, but they are only human teachings. They come from the powers of this world and not from Christ.
9 God lives fully in Christ. 10 And you are fully grown because you belong to Christ, who is over every power and authority. 11 Christ has also taken away your selfish desires, just as circumcision removes flesh from the body. 12 And when you were baptized, it was the same as being buried with Christ. Then you were raised to life because you had faith in the power of God, who raised Christ from death. 13 You were dead, because you were sinful and were not God’s people. But God let Christ make you alive, when he forgave all our sins.
14 God wiped out the charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses. He took them away and nailed them to the cross. 15 There Christ defeated all powers and forces. He let the whole world see them being led away as prisoners when he celebrated his victory.
16 Don’t let anyone tell you what you must eat or drink. Don’t let them say that you must celebrate the New Moon festival, the Sabbath, or any other festival. 17 These things are only a shadow of what was to come. But Christ is real!
18 Don’t be cheated by people who make a show of acting humble and who worship angels. They brag about seeing visions. But it is all nonsense, because their minds are filled with selfish desires. 19 They are no longer part of Christ, who is the head of the whole body. Christ gives the body its strength, and he uses its joints and muscles to hold it together, as it grows by the power of God.

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Luke 11

2 So Jesus told them, “Pray in this way:
‘Father, help us to honour your name.
Come and set up your kingdom.
3 Give us each day the food we need.
4 Forgive our sins,
as we forgive everyone who has done wrong to us.
And keep us from being tempted.’ “
5 Then Jesus went on to say:
Suppose one of you goes to a friend in the middle of the night and says, “Let me borrow three loaves of bread. 6 A friend of mine has dropped in, and I don’t have a thing for him to eat.” 7 And suppose your friend answers, “Don’t bother me! The door is bolted, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up to give you something.”
8 He may not get up and give you the bread, just because you are his friend. But he will get up and give you as much as you need, simply because you are not ashamed to keep on asking.
9 So I tell you to ask and you will receive, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you. 10 Everyone who asks will receive, everyone who searches will find, and the door will be opened for everyone who knocks. 11 Which one of you fathers would give your hungry child a snake if the child asked for a fish? 12 Which one of you would give your child a scorpion if the child asked for an egg? 13 As bad as you are, you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly Father is even more ready to give the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks.

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