Monday, 25 December 2017

Church Services on Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;

    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.


                             Psalm 148:1-4



The lectionary readings for this first Sunday after Christmas are:


Psalm- Psalm 148

Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 61:10-62:3

New Testament Reading- Galatians 4:4-7

Gospel Reading- Luke 2:22-40

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Church Services for Christmas Day, December 25, 2017

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We look forward to seeing you for this all age service at 10am.



And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,


“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:8-14



The lectionary readings for this Christmas Day service are:

Psalm- Psalm 96

Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 9:2-7

New Testament Reading- Titus 2:11-14

Gospel Reading- Luke 2:1-14; 15-20

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Church Services on Sunday 24th, Christmas Eve and Monday 25th, Christmas Day, 2017

There will be a joint Carols & Lessons service CHS and SEF on Christmas Eve, at 4:30 pm at ARDA. Please come to sing and celebrate together.  There is no 10am service at CHS in the morning of Dec. 24th.


Please join us for a short, child-friendly Christmas Day Service on Monday, Dec. 25th from 10-11am.


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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.


Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.  But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.

Luke 1:29-33



The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday in Advent are:



Old Testament Reading- 2 Samuel 7:1-11; 16

New Testament Reading- Romans 16:25-27

Gospel Reading- Luke 1:26-38

Monday, 11 December 2017

Church Services on Sunday, December 17, 2017

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There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.    
    John 1: 6-8





The lectionary readings for this third Sunday in Advent are:


Psalm- Psalm 126

Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 61:1-4; 8-11

New Testament Reading- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gospel Reading- John 1:6-8; 19-28

Monday, 4 December 2017

Church Services on Sunday, December 10, 2017

There will be a joint Christmas service for CHS and SEF on December 10 at the open-air VIS cafeteria. The service will start at 4:00 and will be followed by a potluck. 
All are very welcome.


Note:  There is no 10am service at CHS this week but services will resume as normal on Dec. 17th.
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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday

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He tends his flock like a shepherd:

    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.
Isaiah 40:11



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday in Advent are:


Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 40:1-11

New Testament Reading- 2 Peter 3:8-15

Gospel Reading- Mark 1:1-8

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Church Services on Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.


                                   Psalm 80:7


The lectionary readings for this first Sunday in Advent are:



Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 64:1-9

New Testament Reading- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel Reading- Mark 13:24-37

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Church Services on Sunday, November 26, 2017

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“‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land.

I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord.  I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice".


Ezekiel 34:11-13; 15-16



The lectionary readings for this twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost are:



Old Testament Reading- Ezekiel 34:11-16; :20-24

New Testament Reading- Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel Reading- Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Church Services on Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Lord, you have been our dwelling place

    throughout all generations.

Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn people back to dust,
    saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”

A thousand years in your sight

    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.

Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
    they are like the new grass of the morning:

 In the morning it springs up new,
    but by evening it is dry and withered.

We are consumed by your anger
    and terrified by your indignation.

You have set our iniquities before you,

    our secret sins in the light of your presence.


Teach us to number our days,
 that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

                                           
                                                 Psalm 90:1-8,12



The lectionary readings for this twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are:



Old Testament Reading- Zephaniah 1:7; 12-18

New Testament Reading- 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Gospel Reading- Matthew 25:14-30  

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Church Services on Sunday, November 12, 2017

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"But may all who seek you

    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”"  Psalm 70:4


The lectionary readings for this twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm- Psalm 70

Old Testament Reading- Amos 5:18-24

New Testament Reading- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gospel Reading- Matthew 25:1- 13


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Church Services on Sunday, November 5, 2017

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This Sunday, Revd Mark Dickens, Dean of Laos for the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, vicar at St George’s International Anglican Church in Singapore will be joining us and preaching on Ezekiel 20:1-20.


"You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory".  1 Thessalonians 2:10-12


The lectionary readings for this twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm- Psalm 43

Old Testament Reading- Micah 3:5-12

New Testament Reading- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

Gospel Reading- Matthew 23:1-12

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Church Services on Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  
Matthew 22:34-40



The lectionary readings for this twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm- Psalm 1

Old Testament Reading- Leviticus 19:1-2; 15-18

New Testament Reading- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Gospel Reading- Matthew 22:34-46

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Church Services on Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”  Matthew 22:21



The lectionary readings for this twentieth Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm- Psalm 96:1-9

Old Testament Reading- Isaiah 45:1-7

New Testament Reading-  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Gospel Reading- Matthew 22:15-22