Worship Archive – November 14th 2021

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – November 7th 2021.]

Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for November 14th 2021:

Theme: Hold on to your faith

Occasion: 6th Before Christmas

Psalm 16
1 Samuel 1: 4-20
Hebrews 10: 11-14
Mark 13: 1-8

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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.

Come, people of the risen King.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
All I once held dear (Knowing you).
O Love that wilt not let me go.
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life.
Day by day, dear Lord.


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 November 14th 2021, with Mrs Simangaliso Mpofu.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on November 14th 2021 in English, with Rev Margaret James (part 1).
Audio message for Hillside Circuit on November 14th 2021 in English, with Rev Margaret James (part 2).

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on November 14th 2021 in Shona, with Mrs Ngonidzashe Mariga.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on November 14th 2021 in Ndebele, with Mrs Simangaliso Mpofu.

Bible readings:

Psalm 16

1 Protect me, LORD God! I run to you for safety,
2 and I have said, “Only you are my LORD!
Every good thing I have is a gift from you.”

3 Your people are wonderful, and they make me happy,
4 but worshippers of other gods will have much sorrow.
I refuse to offer sacrifices of blood to those gods
or worship in their name.

5 You, LORD, are all I want!
You are my choice, and you keep me safe.
6 You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.

7 I praise you, LORD, for being my guide.
Even in the darkest night,
your teachings fill my mind.
8 I will always look to you,
as you stand beside me and protect me from fear.
9 With all my heart, I will celebrate,
and I can safely rest.

10 I am your chosen one.
You won’t leave me in the grave
or let my body decay.
11 You have shown me the path to life,
and you make me glad by being near to me.
Sitting at your right side, I will always be joyful.

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1 Samuel 1

4 Whenever Elkanah offered a sacrifice, he gave some of the meat to Peninnah and some to each of her sons and daughters. 5 But he gave Hannah even more, because he loved Hannah very much, even though the LORD had kept her from having children of her own.
6 Peninnah liked to make Hannah feel miserable about not having any children, 7 especially when the family went to the house of the LORD each year.
One day, Elkanah was there offering a sacrifice, when Hannah began crying and refused to eat. 8 So Elkanah asked, “Hannah, why are you crying? Why won’t you eat? Why do you feel so bad? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”
9 When the sacrifice had been offered, and they had eaten the meal, Hannah got up and went to pray. Eli was sitting in his chair near the door to the place of worship. 10 Hannah was brokenhearted and was crying as she prayed, 11 “LORD All-Powerful, I am your servant, but I am so miserable! Please let me have a son. I will give him to you for as long as he lives, and his hair will never be cut.”
12-13 Hannah prayed silently to the LORD for a long time. But her lips were moving, and Eli thought she was drunk. 14 “How long are you going to stay drunk?” he asked. “Sober up!”
15-16 “Sir, please don’t think I’m no good!” Hannah answered. “I’m not drunk, and I haven’t been drinking. But I do feel miserable and terribly upset. I’ve been praying all this time, telling the LORD about my problems.”
17 Eli replied, “You may go home now and stop worrying. I’m sure the God of Israel will answer your prayer.”
18 “Sir, thank you for being so kind to me,” Hannah said. Then she left, and after eating something, she felt much better.

19 Elkanah and his family got up early the next morning and worshipped the LORD. Then they went back home to Ramah. Later the LORD blessed Elkanah and Hannah 20 with a son. She named him Samuel because she had asked the LORD for him.

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Hebrews 10

11 The priests do their work each day, and they keep on offering sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But Christ offered himself as a sacrifice that is good forever. Now he is sitting at God’s right side, 13 and he will stay there until his enemies are put under his power. 14 By his one sacrifice he has forever set free from sin the people he brings to God.

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Mark 13

1 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look at these beautiful stones and wonderful buildings!”
2 Jesus replied, “Do you see these huge buildings? They will certainly be torn down! Not one stone will be left in place.”

3 Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him in private. 4 They asked, “When will these things happen? What will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
5 Jesus answered:
Watch out and don’t let anyone fool you! 6 Many will come and claim to be me. They will use my name and fool many people.
7 When you hear about wars and threats of wars, don’t be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn’t the end. 8 Nations and kingdoms will go to war against each other. There will be earthquakes in many places, and people will starve to death. But this is just the beginning of troubles.

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