Sunday, 19 May 2019

Church Services on Sunday, May 26, 2019

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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.

This Sunday we we will have our annual service of "Affirmation, Praise and Prayer".  Please join us to find out more about God's work in and through us.



May God be gracious to us and bless us

    and make his face shine on us

so that your ways may be known on earth,

    your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you.

 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,

    for you rule the peoples with equity

    and guide the nations of the earth.

May the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;

    God, our God, blesses us.

May God bless us still,

    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.


Psalm 67


The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm- Psalm 67

First Reading- Acts 16:9-15

Second Reading- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

Gospel Reading- John 14:23-29


And the collect is:

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass all understanding.
Pour into our hearts such love toward you,
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Church Services on Sunday, May 19, 2019

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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.



“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”  Acts 11:15-17


The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm-  Psalm 148

First Reading- Acts 11:1-18

Second Reading- Revelation 21:1-6

Gospel Reading- John 13:31-35


The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ

is the way, the truth, and the life.
Give us grace to love one another
and walk in the way of his commandments,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Church Services on Sunday, May 12, 2019

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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.




The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm- Psalm 23

First Reading- Acts 9:36-43

Second Reading- Revelation 7:9-17

Gospel Reading- John 10:22-30


And the collect for this Sunday is:

God of peace,
who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of an eternal covenant,
make us perfect in goodness
so that we may do your will;
and create in us what is pleasing to you;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Church Services on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

    praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment,

    but his favor lasts a lifetime;

weeping may stay for the night,

    but rejoicing comes in the morning

Psalm 30:4-5



The lectionary readings for this third Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm- Psalm 30

First Reading- Acts 9:1-6

Second Reading- Revelation 5:11-14

Gospel Reading- John 21:1-19


And the collect for this Sunday is:


God of life and love,
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in his redeeming work,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Monday, 22 April 2019

Church Services on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  John 20:19-23




The lectionary readings for this second Sunday of Easter are:


First Reading- Acts 5:27-32

Second Reading- Revelation 1:4-8

Gospel Reading- John 20:19-31

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Church Services on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Special Note:  You are warmly invited to join our Easter Services:
  • Fri. April 19th-  6:30pm- CHS Good Friday Service at ARDA
  • Sun. April 21st- 10:00am- CHS Easter Service at ARDA followed by potluck lunch

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.



The lectionary readings for this Easter Sunday:


First Reading- Acts 10:34-43

Second Reading- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Gospel Reading- John 20:1-18

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Church Services on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

You are warmly invited to join our Easter Services:

  • Fri. April 19th-  6:30pm- CHS Good Friday Service at ARDA
  • Sun. April 21st- 10:00am- CHS Easter Service at ARDA followed by potluck lunch


After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, 
“Take this and divide it among you. 
For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine 
until the kingdom of God comes.” 
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, 
and gave it to them, saying,
“This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you".

  Luke 22:17-20


The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm- Psalm 31:9-16

First Reading- Isaiah 50:4-9a

Second Reading- Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel Reading- Luke 22:14-23:56

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Church Services on Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Restore our fortunes,Lord,

    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears

    will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,

    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,

    carrying sheaves with them.
Psalm 126:4-6


The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 126:4-6

First reading: Isaiah 43:16-21

Second reading: Philippians 3:4b-14

Gospel reading: John 12:1-8

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Church Services on Sunday, March 31, 2019

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The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm- Psalm 32  

First Reading- Joshua 5:9-12

Second Reading- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Gospel Reading- Luke 15:1-3; 11-32

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Church Services on Sunday, March 24, 2019

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You, God, are my God, 
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.


I have seen you in the sanctuary

    and beheld your power and your glory.

 Because your love is better than life,

    my lips will glorify you.

 I will praise you as long as I live,

    and in your name I will lift up my hands.

 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.


On my bed I remember you;

    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.

 I cling to you;

    your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 63:1-8




The lectionary readings for this third Sunday in Lent are:


Psalm- Psalm 63:1-8

First Reading-  Isaiah 55:1-9

Second Reading- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Gospel Reading-  Luke 13:1-9







Sunday, 10 March 2019

Church Services on Sunday, March 17, 2019

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One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.
Psalm 27:4-5




The lectionary readings for this second Sunday in Lent are:


Psalm- Psalm 27

First Reading- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Second Reading-  Philippians 3:17-4:1

Gospel Reading- Luke 13:31-35

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Church Services on Sunday, March 10, 2019

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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.


Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord
“He is my refuge and my fortress,

    my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2


The lectionary readings for this first Sunday in Lent are:


First Reading- Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Second Reading- Romans 10:8b-13

Gospel Reading- Luke 4:1-13