Worship Archive – September 19th 2021

[Did you miss last Sunday’s services? They can still be found at Worship Archive – September 12th 2021.]

Sunday Service from Connexion for September 19th 2021:

Audio message for Connexion on September 19th 2021 in English and Shona, with Rev Nkulumo Zhira, Youth and Children Ministry Co-ordinator.

Sunday Services from Hillside Circuit for September 19th 2021:

Theme: Servanthood is key to genuine service

Occasion: 17th after Pentecost

Psalm 1
Proverbs 31: 10-31
James 3: 13
Mark 9: 30-37

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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.
Brother, sister, let me serve you (The Servant Song).
All Heaven Declares.
God Of The Poor (Beauty for Brokenness).


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 September 19th 2021, with Mr Kenneth Machingambi.


Audio message for Hillside Circuit on September 19th 2021 in English, with Mrs Ngonidzashe Mariga.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on September 19th 2021 in Shona, with Mr Arnold Mahonye.

Audio message for Hillside Circuit on September 19th 2021 in Ndebele, with Mr Kenneth Machingambi.

Bible readings:

Psalm 1

1 God blesses those people who refuse evil advice
and won’t follow sinners
or join in sneering at God.
2 Instead, the Law of the LORD makes them happy,
and they think about it day and night.

3 They are like trees growing beside a stream,
trees that produce fruit in season
and always have leaves.
Those people succeed in everything they do.

4 That isn’t true of those who are evil,
because they are like straw blown by the wind.
5 Sinners won’t have an excuse on the day of judgment,
and they won’t have a place with the people of God.
6 The LORD protects everyone who follows him,
but the wicked follow a road that leads to ruin.

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Proverbs 31

10 A truly good wife is the most precious treasure
a man can find!
11 Her husband depends on her,
and she never lets him down.
12 She is good to him every day of her life,
13 and with her own hands she gladly makes clothes.

14 She is like a sailing ship
that brings food from across the sea.
15 She gets up before daylight to prepare food
for her family and for her servants.
16 She knows how to buy land
and how to plant a vineyard,
17 and she always works hard.
18 She knows when to buy or sell,
and she stays busy until late at night.
19 She spins her own cloth,
20 and she helps the poor and the needy.
21 Her family has warm clothing,
and so she doesn’t worry when it snows.
22 She does her own sewing,
and everything she wears is beautiful.

23 Her husband is a well-known and respected leader
in the city.
24 She makes clothes to sell to the shop owners.
25 She is strong and graceful,
as well as cheerful about the future.
26 Her words are sensible,
and her advice is thoughtful.
27 She takes good care of her family and is never lazy.
28 Her children praise her,
and with great pride her husband says,
29 “There are many good women, but you are the best!”

30 Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades away,
but a woman who honours the LORD
deserves to be praised.
31 Show her respect
praise her in public for what she has done.

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James 3

13 Are any of you wise or sensible? Then show it by living right and by being humble and wise in everything you do.

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Mark 9

30 Jesus left with his disciples and started through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know about it, 31 because he was teaching the disciples that the Son of Man would be handed over to people who would kill him. But three days later he would rise to life. 32 The disciples did not understand what Jesus meant, and they were afraid to ask.

33 Jesus and his disciples went to his home in Capernaum. After they were inside the house, Jesus asked them, “What were you arguing about along the way?” 34 They had been arguing about which one of them was the greatest, and so they did not answer.
35 After Jesus sat down and told the twelve disciples to gather around him, he said, “If you want the place of honour, you must become a slave and serve others!”
36 Then Jesus had a child stand near him. He put his arm around the child and said, 37 “When you welcome even a child because of me, you welcome me. And when you welcome me, you welcome the one who sent me.”

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