Sunday, 29 December 2019

Church Service on Sunday, January 5, 2020

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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 Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John 1:14


The lectionary readings for this second Sunday after Christmas Day are:

Psalm:  Psalm 147:12-20
First reading: Jeremiah 31:7-14
Second reading:  Ephesians 1:3-14 
Gospel:  John 1:1-18



The collect:

God of power and life, 
you are the glory of all who believe in you. 
Fill the world with your splendour
 and show the nations the light of your truth; 
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns 
with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Church Service on Sunday, December 29, 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.



The lectionary readings for this first Sunday after Christmas are:

Psalm:  Psalm 148
First reading: Isaiah 63:7-9
Second reading:  Hebrews 2:10-18
Gospel:  Matthew 2:13-23


The collect:

Almighty God, 
you have shed upon us 
the new light of your incarnate Word.
Grant that this light, 
enkindled in our hearts, 
may shine forth in our lives; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who lives and reigns with you, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 
Amen



Monday, 23 December 2019

Church Services on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25

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.

Please join us for our special Christmas Services:

Tuesday, Dec. 24th- 6:30pm - Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday, Dec. 25th- 10:00am- Christmas Day Service (family friendly service with Communion)

We look forward to seeing you.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details.




“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  
Luke 2:14



Psalm:  Psalm 96
First reading:  Isaiah 9:2-7
Second reading:  Titus 2:11-14
Gospel:  Luke 2:1-14



Collect:

God our Father,
your Word has come among us
in the Holy Child of Bethlehem.
Grant that the light of faith
may illumine our hearts and shine
in our words and deeds;
through him who is Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Church Service on Sunday, December 22, 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 virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”
(which means “God with us”).


The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday of Advent are:

First Reading- Isaiah 7:10-16
Second Reading- Romans 1:1-7
Gospel Reading- Matthew 1:18-25


The collect for this Sunday is:


Heavenly Father, 
you chose the Virgin Mary, full of grace, 
to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour. 
Fill us with your grace, 
that in all things we may embrace your will, 
and with her rejoice in your salvation; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Church Service on Sunday, December 15, 2019

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When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah,
he sent his disciples to ask him,
“Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
The blind receive sight,
the lame walk,
those who have leprosy are cleansed,
the deaf hear,
the dead are raised,
and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
Matthew 11:2-6


The lectionary readings for this third Sunday of Advent are:

First Reading- Isaiah 35: 1-10
Second Reading- James 5:7-10
Gospel Reading- Matthew 11:2-11


The collect for this Sunday is:

God of power and mercy, 
you call us once again to celebrate the coming of your Son. 
Remove those things which hinder love of you, 
that when he comes he may find us waiting 
in awe and wonder for him; 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Monday, 2 December 2019

Church Service on Sunday, December 8, 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.



In those days John the Baptist came, 
preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, 
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  
This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,

‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.’”

Matthew 3:1-3



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday of Advent are:


First Reading- Isaiah 11:1-10

Second Reading- Romans 15:4-13

Gospel Reading- Matthew 3:1-12


The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God, 
you sent your servant John the Baptist 
to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah. 
Inspire the ministers and stewards of your truth 
to turn our disobedient hearts to you, 
that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge 
we may stand with confidence before his glory; 
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever.