Worship Archive – October 16th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – October 9th 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for October 16th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on October 16th 2022 in English, with Rev J Paradza.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for October 16th 2022:

Lectionary Theme: Experiencing God’s Kingdom

Occasion: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary readings:
Psalm 119: 97-104
Jeremiah 31: 27-34
2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5
Luke 18: 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.

Hakuna wakaita.
God is our strength.
Beloved and blessed.
I’m so secure.
Speak O Lord.
In heavenly love abiding.
Father make us one.

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 October 16th 2022, with Mrs Ngonidzashe Mariga.


[Sorry. I am having some technical difficulties with uploading this audio.]

Bible readings:

Psalm 119

97 I deeply love your Law! I think about it all day.
98 Your laws never leave my mind,
and they make me much wiser than my enemies.
99 Thinking about your teachings
gives me better understanding than my teachers,
100 and obeying your laws makes me wiser
than those who have lived a long time.
101 I obey your word
instead of following a way that leads to trouble.
102 You have been my teacher,
and I won’t reject your instructions.
103 Your teachings are sweeter than honey.
104 They give me understanding and make me hate all lies.

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Jeremiah 31

27 Someday, Israel and Judah will be my field where my people and their livestock will grow. 28 In the past, I took care to uproot them, to tear them down, and to destroy them. But when that day comes, I will take care to plant them and help them grow. 29 No longer will anyone go around saying,

“Sour grapes eaten by parents
leave a sour taste in the mouths of their children.”

30 When that day comes, only those who eat sour grapes will get the sour taste, and only those who sin will be put to death.

31 The LORD said:
The time will surely come when I will make a new agreement with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 It will be different from the agreement I made with their ancestors when I led them out of Egypt. Although I was their God, they broke that agreement.
33 Here is the new agreement that I, the LORD, will make with the people of Israel:

“I will write my laws on their hearts and minds.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.

34 “No longer will they have to teach one another to obey me. I, the LORD, promise that all of them will obey me, ordinary people and rulers alike. I will forgive their sins and forget the evil things they have done.”

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2 Timothy 3

14 Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things. 15 Since childhood, you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise enough to have faith in Christ Jesus and be saved. 16 Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. 17 The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds.

1 When Christ Jesus comes as king, he will be the judge of everyone, whether they are living or dead. So with God and Christ as witnesses, I command you 2 to preach God’s message. Do it willingly, even if it isn’t the popular thing to do. You must correct people and point out their sins. But also cheer them up, and when you instruct them, always be patient. 3 The time is coming when people won’t listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. 4 They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories. 5 But you must stay calm and be willing to suffer. You must work hard to tell the good news and to do your job well.

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Luke 18

1 Jesus told his disciples a story about how they should keep on praying and never give up:
2 In a town there was once a judge who didn’t fear God or care about people. 3 In that same town there was a widow who kept going to the judge and saying, “Make sure that I get fair treatment in court.”
4 For a while the judge refused to do anything. Finally, he said to himself, “Even though I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 I will help this widow because she keeps on bothering me. If I don’t help her, she will wear me out.”
6 The Lord said:
Think about what that crooked judge said. 7 Won’t God protect his chosen ones who pray to him day and night? Won’t he be concerned for them? 8 He will surely hurry and help them. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find on this earth anyone with faith?

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