Worship Archive – June 13th 2021

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – June 6th 2021.]

Sunday Services from Connexion for June 13th 2021:

Audio message for Connexion on Sunday June 13th 2021 in Shona, with Rev Charity Kambarami.

Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for June 13th 2021:

Theme: Seek and save the lost

Occasion: 3rd after Pentecost

Psalm 120
Ezekiel 17: 22-24
2 Corinthians 5: 6-10
Mark 4: 26-34

Ruth 2: 17-23
2 Corinthians 9: 10

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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.

We believe in God the Father.
All my days I will sing this song of gladness.
The Power Of Your Love (Lord I Come To You).
To be in your presence.
Beauty for brokenness.
Lord Jesus Christ.
O love that will not let me go.


You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on Sunday June 13th 2021 in English, with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on Sunday June 13th 2021 in Ndebele, with Mrs Tokozile Makuyana.

Opening song.
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on Sunday June 13th 2021 in Shona, with Mrs Gloria Nyamambi.

Bible readings:

Psalm 120

1 When I am in trouble, I pray,
2 “Come and save me, LORD, from deceitful liars!”

3 What punishment is fitting for you deceitful liars?
4 Your reward should be sharp and flaming arrows!

5 But I must live as a foreigner among the people of Meshech
and in the tents of Kedar.
6 I have spent too much time
living among people who hate peace.
7 I am in favour of peace, but when I speak of it,
all they want is war.

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Ezekiel 17

22 Someday, I, the LORD, will cut a tender twig
from the top of a cedar tree,
then plant it on the peak of Israel’s tallest mountain,
where it will grow strong branches
and produce large fruit.
23 All kinds of birds will find shelter under the tree,
and they will rest in the shade of its branches.
24 Every tree in the forest will know that I, the LORD,
can bring down tall trees and help short ones grow.
I dry up green trees and make dry ones green.
I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will keep my word.

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2 Corinthians 5

6 So always be cheerful!
As long as we are in these bodies, we are away from the Lord. 7 But we live by faith, not by what we see. 8 We should be cheerful, because we would rather leave these bodies and be at home with the Lord. 9 But whether we are at home with the Lord or away from him, we still try our best to please him. 10 After all, Christ will judge each of us for the good or the bad that we do while living in these bodies.

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Mark 4

26 Again Jesus said:
God’s kingdom is like what happens when a farmer scatters seed in a field. 27 The farmer sleeps at night and is up and around during the day. Yet the seeds keep sprouting and growing, and he doesn’t understand how. 28 It is the ground that makes the seeds sprout and grow into plants that produce grain. 29 Then when harvest season comes and the grain is ripe, the farmer cuts it with a sickle.

30 Finally, Jesus said:
What is God’s kingdom like? What story can I use to explain it? 31 It is like what happens when a mustard seed is planted in the ground. It is the smallest seed in all the world. 32 But once it is planted, it grows larger than any garden plant. It even puts out branches that are big enough for birds to nest in its shade.

33 Jesus used many other stories when he spoke to the people, and he taught them as much as they could understand. 34 He did not tell them anything without using stories. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

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Ruth 2

17 Ruth worked in the field until evening. Then after she had pounded the grain off the stalks, she had a large basket full of grain. 18 She took the grain to town and showed Naomi how much she had picked up. Ruth also gave her the food left over from her lunch.
19 Naomi said, “Where did you work today? Whose field was it? God bless the man who treated you so well!” Then Ruth told her that she had worked in the field of a man named Boaz.
20 “The LORD bless Boaz!” Naomi replied. “He has shown that he is still loyal to the living and to the dead. Boaz is a close relative, one of those who is supposed to look after us.”
21 Ruth told her, “Boaz even said I could stay in the field with his workers until they had finished gathering all his grain.”
22 Naomi replied, “My daughter, it’s good that you can pick up grain alongside the women who work in his field. Who knows what might happen to you in someone else’s field!” 23 And so, Ruth stayed close to the women, while picking up grain in his field.
Ruth worked in the fields until the barley and wheat were harvested. And all this time she lived with Naomi.

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2 Corinthians 9

10 God gives seed to farmers and provides everyone with food. He will increase what you have, so that you can give even more to those in need.

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