Worship Archive – October 9th 2022

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – October 2nd 2022.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for October 9th 2022:

Audio message for Connexion on October 9th 2022, with Mrs S Mashiri.

Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for October 9th 2022:

Lectionary Theme: The New Covenant

Occasion: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary readings:
Psalm 66: 1-12
Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7
2 Timothy 2: 8-15
Luke 17: 11-19

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Here are the songs for Sunday morning service. Click or tap on a song to open it in YouTube.

Shout for joy and sing.
The Lord is building Jerusalem.
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Thy word is a lamp.
Through the night.
Jesus we thus obey.
This, this is the God we adore.

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 9th 2022, with Mrs Dominica Mringi.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on October 9th 2022, with Rev Margaret James.

Bible readings:

Psalm 66

1 Tell everyone on this earth to shout praises to God!
2 Sing about his glorious name. Honour him with praises.
3 Say to God, “Everything you do is fearsome,
and your mighty power makes your enemies come crawling.
4 You are worshipped by everyone!
We all sing praises to you.”

5 Come and see the fearsome things our God has done!
6 When God made the sea dry up,
our people walked across,
and because of him, we celebrated there.
7 His mighty power rules forever,
and nothing the nations do can be hidden from him.
So don’t turn against God.

8 All of you people, come praise our God!
Let his praises be heard.
9 God protects us from death and keeps us steady.

10 Our God, you tested us, just as silver is tested.
11 You trapped us in a net and gave us heavy burdens.
12 You sent war chariots to crush our skulls.
We travelled through fire and through floods,
but you brought us to a land of plenty.

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Jeremiah 29

1-2 I had been left in Jerusalem when King Nebuchadnezzar took many of the people of Jerusalem and Judah to Babylonia as prisoners, including King Jehoiachin, his mother, his officials, and the metal workers and others in Jerusalem who were skilled in making things. So I wrote a letter to the prophets, the priests, the leaders, and the rest of our people in Babylonia.

In the letter, I wrote 4 that the LORD All-Powerful, the God of Israel, had said:
I had you taken from Jerusalem to Babylonia. Now I tell you 5 to settle there and build houses. Plant gardens and eat what you grow in them. 6 Get married and have children, then help your sons find wives and help your daughters find husbands, so they can have children as well. I want your numbers to grow, not to get smaller.
7 Pray for peace in Babylonia and work hard to make it prosperous. The more successful that nation is, the better off you will be.

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2 Timothy 2

8 Keep your mind on Jesus Christ! He was from the family of David and was raised from death, just as my good news says. 9 And because of this message, I am locked up in jail and treated like a criminal. But God’s good news isn’t locked in jail, 10 and so I am willing to put up with anything. Then God’s special people will be saved. They will be given eternal glory because they belong to Christ Jesus. 11 Here is a true message:

“If we died with Christ, we will live with him.
12 If we don’t give up, we will rule with him.
If we deny that we know him,
he will deny that he knows us.
13 If we are not faithful, he will still be faithful.
Christ cannot deny who he is.”

14 Don’t let anyone forget these things. And with God as your witness, you must warn them not to argue about words. These arguments don’t help anyone. In fact, they ruin everyone who listens to them. 15 Do your best to win God’s approval as a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed and who teaches only the true message.

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Luke 17

11 On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus went along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men with leprosy came toward him. They stood at a distance 13 and shouted, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 Jesus looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.”
On their way they were healed. 15 When one of them discovered that he was healed, he came back, shouting praises to God. 16 He bowed down at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was from the country of Samaria.
17 Jesus asked, “Weren’t ten men healed? Where are the other nine? 18 Why was this foreigner the only one who came back to thank God?” 19 Then Jesus told the man, “You may get up and go. Your faith has made you well.”

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