Worship Archive – June 12th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – June 5th 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for June 12th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on June 12th 2022, with Rev S Makwara.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for June 12th 2022:

Theme: The Holy Spirit connects us to the Father

Occasion: Trinity Sunday

Lectionary readings:
Psalm 8
Proverbs 8: 1-14, 22-31
Romans 5: 1-5
John 16: 12-15

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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.

The church’s one foundation.
El Shaddai.
Beloved and blessed.
We bow down.
Lord we believe.
Dear Lord and Father.
May the Lord, mighty God.


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 June 12th 2022, with Mrs Chipo Marara.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on June 12th 2022 in English, with Mr Tachiona Makovere.

Bible readings:

Psalm 8

1 Our LORD and Ruler,
your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!
You let your glory be seen in the heavens above.
2 With praises from children and from tiny infants,
you have built a fortress.
It makes your enemies silent,
and all who turn against you are left speechless.

3 I often think of the heavens your hands have made,
and of the moon and stars you put in place.
4 Then I ask, “Why do you care about us humans?
Why are you concerned for us weaklings?”
5 You made us a little lower than you yourself,
and you have crowned us with glory and honour.

6 You let us rule everything your hands have made.
And you put all of it under our power
7 the sheep and the cattle, and every wild animal,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and all ocean creatures.

9 Our LORD and Ruler,
your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!

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Proverbs 8

1 With great understanding, Wisdom is calling out
2 as she stands at the crossroads and on every hill.
3 She stands by the city gate
where everyone enters the city, and she shouts:
4 “I am calling out to each one of you!
5 Good sense and sound judgment can be yours.
6 Listen, because what I say is worthwhile and right.
7 I always speak the truth and refuse to tell a lie.
8 Every word I speak is honest,
not one is misleading or deceptive.

9 “If you have understanding,
you will see that my words are just what you need.
10 Let instruction and knowledge mean more to you
than silver or the finest gold.
11 Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels
or anything else you desire.”

12 I am Wisdom – Common Sense is my closest friend;
I possess knowledge and sound judgment.
13 If you respect the LORD, you will hate evil.
I hate pride and conceit and deceitful lies.
14 I am strong,
and I offer sensible advice and sound judgment.

22 From the beginning, I was with the LORD.
I was there before he began 23 to create the earth.
At the very first, the LORD gave life to me.
24 When I was born,
there were no oceans or springs of water.
25 My birth was before mountains were formed
or hills were put in place.
26 It happened long before God had made the earth
or any of its fields or even the dust.

27 I was there when the LORD put the heavens in place
and stretched the sky over the surface of the sea.
28 I was with him when he placed the clouds in the sky
and created the springs that fill the ocean.
29 I was there when he set boundaries for the sea
to make it obey him,
and when he laid foundations to support the earth.

30 I was right beside the LORD,
helping him plan and build.
I made him happy each day, and I was happy at his side.
31 I was pleased with his world and pleased with its people.

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Romans 5

1 By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God. 2 Christ has also introduced us to God’s undeserved kindness on which we take our stand. So we are happy, as we look forward to sharing in the glory of God. 3 But that’s not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. 4 And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope 5 that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love.

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John 16

12 I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand. 13 The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit doesn’t speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen. 14 The Spirit will bring glory to me by taking my message and telling it to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That is why I have said that the Spirit takes my message and tells it to you.

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