Worship Archive – June 27th 2021

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – June 20th 2021.]

Sunday Services from Connexion for June 27th 2021:

Audio Morning Service for Connexion on June 27th 2021 in Shona, with Rev Sithokozile Zhira.

Audio Afternoon Service for Connexion on June 27th 2021 in Shona, with Rev Blessmore Chinhara. Theme: God Changes the Bitter into the Sweet.

Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for June 27th 2021:

Theme: God’s love never ceases

Occasion: 5th after Pentecost

Psalm 133
Lamentations 3: 22-33
2 Corinthians 8: 7-15
Mark 5: 21-43

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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 steadfast love of the Lord.
Let the weak say I am strong.
The power of your love (Lord, I come to you).


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 27th 2021, with Mr Tachiona Makovere.


Sunday Service in English with Dr Themba Hwalima – Opening Prayer.
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on June 27th 2021 in English, with Dr Themba Hwalima.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on June 27th 2021 in Shona, with Mr Arnold Mahonye.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on June 27th 2021 in Ndebele, with Ms Sihle Sibanda.

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Bible readings:

Psalm 133

1 It is truly wonderful
when relatives live together in peace.
2 It is as beautiful as olive oil poured on Aaron’s head
and running down his beard and the collar of his robe.
3 It is like the dew from Mount Hermon,
falling on Zion’s mountains,
where the LORD has promised to bless his people
with life forevermore.

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Lamentations 3

22 The LORD’S kindness never fails!
If he had not been merciful,
we would have been destroyed.
23 The LORD can always be trusted
to show mercy each morning.
24 Deep in my heart I say, “The LORD is all I need;
I can depend on him!”

25 The LORD is kind to everyone who trusts and obeys him.
26 It is good to wait patiently for the LORD to save us.
27 When we are young, it is good to struggle hard
28 and to sit silently alone,
if this is what the LORD intends.
29 Being rubbed in the dirt can teach us a lesson;
30 we can also learn from insults and hard knocks.

31 The LORD won’t always reject us!
32 He causes a lot of suffering,
but he also has pity because of his great love.
33 The LORD doesn’t enjoy sending grief or pain.

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2 Corinthians 8

7 You do everything better than anyone else. You have stronger faith. You speak better and know more. You are eager to give, and you love us better. Now you must give more generously than anyone else.
8 I am not ordering you to do this. I am simply testing how real your love is by comparing it with the concern that others have shown. 9 You know that our Lord Jesus Christ was kind enough to give up all his riches and become poor, so that you could become rich.
10 A year ago you were the first ones to give, and you gave because you wanted to. So listen to my advice. 11 I think you should finish what you started. If you give according to what you have, you will prove that you are as eager to give as you were to think about giving. 12 It doesn’t matter how much you have. What matters is how much you are willing to give from what you have.
13 I am not trying to make life easier for others by making life harder for you. But it is only fair 14 for you to share with them when you have so much, and they have so little. Later, when they have more than enough, and you are in need, they can share with you. Then everyone will have a fair share, 15 just as the Scriptures say,
“Those who gathered too much had nothing left.
Those who gathered only a little had all they needed.”

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Mark 5

21 Once again Jesus got into the boat and crossed Lake Galilee. Then as he stood on the shore, a large crowd gathered around him. 22 The person in charge of the Jewish meeting place was also there. His name was Jairus, and when he saw Jesus, he went over to him. He knelt at Jesus’ feet 23 and started begging him for help. He said, “My daughter is about to die! Please come and touch her, so she will get well and live.” 24 Jesus went with Jairus. Many people followed along and kept crowding around.
25 In the crowd was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had gone to many doctors, and they had not done anything except cause her a lot of pain. She had paid them all the money she had. But instead of getting better, she only got worse.
27 The woman had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him in the crowd and barely touched his clothes. 28 She had said to herself, “If I can just touch his clothes, I will get well.” 29 As soon as she touched them, her bleeding stopped, and she knew she was well.
30 At that moment Jesus felt power go out from him. He turned to the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 His disciples said to him, “Look at all these people crowding around you! How can you ask who touched you?” 32 But Jesus turned to see who had touched him.
33 The woman knew what had happened to her. She came shaking with fear and knelt down in front of Jesus. Then she told him the whole story.
34 Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain.”
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from Jairus’ home and said, “Your daughter has died! Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Jesus heard what they said, and he said to Jairus, “Don’t worry. Just have faith!”
37 Jesus did not let anyone go with him except Peter and the two brothers, James and John. 38 They went home with Jairus and saw the people crying and making a lot of noise. 39 Then Jesus went inside and said to them, “Why are you crying and carrying on like this? The child isn’t dead. She is just asleep.” 40 But the people laughed at him.
After Jesus had sent them all out of the house, he took the girl’s father and mother and his three disciples and went to where she was. 41-42 He took the twelve-year-old girl by the hand and said, “Talitha, koum!” which means, “Little girl, get up!” The girl got right up and started walking around.
Everyone was greatly surprised. 43 But Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened. Then he said, “Give her something to eat.”

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Text version of message for Hillside Circuit on June 27th 2021 in Ndebele, with Ms Sihle Sibanda:

Ihubo lokunxusela/133
Ukuthandana abazalwane njengoba UNkulunkulu esithandile, kufana lamazolo asehemo awela entabeni zaseziyoni ngoba inkosi yalala khona isibusiso esiyikuphila okungapheliyo.
Hym 9
Isihloko/Uthando luKankulunkulu okungapheliyo
Incwadi yeZililo 3vs 22-33, Marko 5vs 21-43
Uthando lukababa okungapheliyo kanye lesihawu sakhe esingapheliyo, luhlezi lulutsha nsuku zonke ngoba kuluthando luKankulunkulu olunamadla wonke.Akukhipha ngawo ebugqilini besono ukuze ube lothando, lethemba njengolwelenkosi yethu enguJesu, inkosi elungileyo kwabayikhethayo labayethembayo ngenhliziyo zabo zonke ezilothando esalunikwayo kungela mbhadhalo, kwabayidingayo iyatholakhala ngoba inkosi ilothando lesihawu esingapheliyo.
Thola uthando ulungengakankulunkulu ube lethemba usesebutsheni bakho uhlale ulindele usuku lwenkosi yakho ngokuthula kwalo ngoba alupheli njalo alucini. Ohlezi elothando kanye lethemba uyazehlisa kuso sonke isikhathi njengenkosi yethu.Eyazehlisa phambi kwezulu yathola ukunqoba okwakhulula mina lawe ukuze sithole ithemba lothando okungapheliyo kukaJesu. Thina silobaba ongayilusilahla kokuphela ngoba esithanda. Uyatshengisa uthando lwakhe olungapheliyo encwadini kaMakhu labantu batshengisa ukuthi ithemba labo likuJesu ngokuma phambi kwakhe bezehlisa. Nxa kwasekubuthene ixuku elikhulu ngasolwandle kwafika indoda okuthiwa nguJairosi yaguqa phambi kwakhe ukuba ayisize ngokusilisa indodakazi yakhe eyayigula kakhulu. Phakathi kohambo lokuya emtwaneni kuba lokusiliswa kowesifazane owayelomopho owawusuleminyaka eminengi umhlupha waba lethemba lokuthi angathinta ingubo kaJesu uzasila. Nxa UJesu ebuza ukuthi ubani omthintile kazange acatshe. Lanxa esesaba waziveza wawa phambi kwakhe evuma izono wasiliswa. UJesu watshengisa uthando ngokuvusa umtwana owayesefile kodwa yena wathi ulele. Ngamadla lothando lethemba ebungcweleni bukayise uThalitha wavuka ngezwi kuphela. Ngalekuseni bathandekayo ngiyalinxusa ukuthi lamukele uthando lesihawu sikaNkulunkulu okungapheliyo ukuze sithole ukulunga phambi kweNkosi. Amen

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