Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Please note that due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here (click on this link) in your homes. 

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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.




Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,

    my soul and body with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish

    and my years by groaning,

my strength fails because of my affliction,
    and my bones grow weak.

Because of all my enemies,
    I am the utter contempt of my neighbors

and an object of dread to my closest friends—
    those who see me on the street flee from me.

 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
    I have become like broken pottery.

For I hear many whispering,
    “Terror on every side!”

They conspire against me
    and plot to take my life.

But I trust in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”

My times are in your hands;

    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,

    from those who pursue me.

Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.

Psalm 39:1-16


The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday are:


Psalm:  Psalm 31:9-16
First reading:  Isaiah 50:4-9
Second reading: Philippians 2:5-11


The collect:


Lord Jesus Christ, 

on the first Palm Sunday 

you entered the rebellious city where you were to die. 

Enter our hearts, we pray, 

and subdue them to yourself. 
And as your disciples blessed your coming 
and spread garments and branches in your way, 
make us ready to lay at your feet all that we have and are, 
that we too may bless your coming
in the name of the Lord. 
  






Saturday, 28 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Please note that due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here (click on this link) in your homes. 

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The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 130
First reading:  Ezekiel 37:1-14
Second reading: Romans 8:6-11
Gospel: John 11:1-45


The collect:

Almighty God,  
your Son came into the world  
to free us all from sin and death.  
Breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit,  
that we may be raised to new life in Christ,  
and serve you in holiness and righteousness  
all our days;  
through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. 




Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, March 22, 2020

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Jesus heard that they had thrown him [the blind man] out, and when he found him, he said, 
“Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 
“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 
Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” 
Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.  
Jesus said,“For judgment I have come into this world, 
so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, 
“What? Are we blind too?” 
Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; 
but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.  
John 9:35-41



The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 23
First reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Second reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel: John 9:1-41

The collect:


Almighty God,  
you have delivered us from the death of sin  
and raised us to new life in your love,  
through our Saviour Jesus Christ;  
and in baptism you have made us one with him  
so that now we are the children of light.  
Grant that we may walk in his light  
and show forth your glory in the world; 
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. 





Monday, 9 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, March 15, 2020

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Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, 
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace 
in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  
perseverance, character; and character, hope.  
And hope does not put us to shame, 
because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts 
through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5


The lectionary readings for this third Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 95
First reading: Exodus 17:1-7
Second reading:  Romans 5:1-11
Gospel: John 4:5-42


The collect:

Almighty God,  
you give the water of eternal life  
through Jesus Christ your Son.  
May we always thirst for you,  
the spring of life and source of goodness;  
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. 


Sunday, 1 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, March 8, 2020

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What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 4:1-5



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm: Psalm 121
First reading:  Genesis 12:1-4a
Second reading:  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Gospel:  John 3:1-17



The collect:

Almighty God,  
whose most dear Son went not up to joy 
 but first he suffered pain,  
and entered not into glory  
before he was crucified:  
mercifully grant that we,  
walking in the way of the cross,  
may find it none other  
than the way of life and peace;  
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


Sunday, 23 February 2020

Church Service on Sunday, March 1, 2020

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The lectionary readings for this first Sunday in Lent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 32
Second reading:  Romans 5:12-19
Gospel:  Matthew 4:1-11


The collect:

Almighty  God, 
your Son Jesus Christ 
fasted forty days in the wilderness, 
and was tempted as we are but did not sin. 
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit; 
and, as you know our weakness, 
so may we know your power to save; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Monday, 17 February 2020

Church Service on Sunday, February 23, 2020

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While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, 
and a voice from the cloud said, 
“This is my Son, whom I love; 
with him I am well pleased. 
Listen to him!” 
 Matthew 17:5


The lectionary readings for this Transfiguration Sunday are:

Psalm:  Psalm 2
First reading:  Exodus 24:12-18
Second reading:  2 Peter 1:16-21
Gospel:  Matthew 17:1-9

The collect:

God of light and truth, 
open our eyes to the glory of your presence 
in the world around us, 
but chiefly in the face 
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord; 
that we may grow into his likeness, 
and attain the happy fulfilment of our hope 
when the splendour of the Saviour 
will be revealed; 
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who lives and reigns 
with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Monday, 10 February 2020

Church Service on Sunday, February 16, 2020

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rice field

"I planted the seed, Apollos watered it,
but God has been making it grow.

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything,
but only God, who makes things grow.
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose,
and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
For we are co-workers in God’s service;
you are God’s field, God’s building”.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9



The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday after Epiphany are:

First reading:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Second reading:  1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Gospel:  Matthew 5:21-37


The collect:

Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns
 with you and the Holy Spirit,
 one God, now and for ever. 

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Church Service on Sunday, February 9, 2020

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. 
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  
In the same way, let your light shine before others, 
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  
Matthew 5: 14-16


The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday after Epiphany are:

First reading:  Isaiah 58:1-9a
Second reading:  1 Corinthians 2:1-12 
Gospel:  Matthew 5:13-20


The collect:

Merciful Lord, 
grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, 
that we may be cleansed from all our sins 
and serve you with a quiet mind; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns
 with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Church Service on Sunday, February 2, 2020

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The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday after Epiphany are:

Psalm:  Psalm 15
First reading:  Micah 6:1-8
Second reading:  1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Gospel:  Matthew 5:1-12


The collect:

Living God, 
in Christ you make all things new. 
Transform the poverty of our nature 
by the riches of your grace, 
and in the renewal of our lives 
show forth your glory; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns 
with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever.