Sunday, 5 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 12, 2020

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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes. 


*Resources will be updated later in the week.


“A farmer went out to sow his seed.
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path
and the birds came and ate it up. 
Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil.
It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 
But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched,
and they withered because they had no root. 
Other seed fell among thorns,
which grew up and choked the plants.
Still other seed fell on good soil,
where it produced a crop—
a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 
Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
Matthew 13:3-9



The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm:  Psalm 65:9-13
First reading:  Isaiah 55:10-13
Second reading:  Romans 8:1-11


The Collect:

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
till they find their rest in you.
Give us peace in your service,
and in the world to come
the joy of seeing you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 5, 2020

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CHS is currently in the processes of deciding when to begin holding face to face services safely again at ARDA.  We will let you know when a decision is reached.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.

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The Lord is gracious and compassionate,

    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;

    he has compassion on all he has made.

 All your works praise you, Lord;

    your faithful people extol you.

They tell of the glory of your kingdom

    and speak of your might,

 so that all people may know of your mighty acts

    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises

    and faithful in all he does.

 The Lord upholds all who fall

    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Psalm 145:8-14


The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm:  Psalm 145:8-14
First reading:  Zechariah 9:9-12
Second reading:  Romans 7:15-25a


The Collect:

Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ has taught us
that what we do for the least of your children
we do also for him.
Give us the will to serve others
as he was the servant of all,
who gave up his life and died for us,
but lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Church Service on Sunday, June 28, 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. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.


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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.


Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, 
and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 
Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward,
 and whoever welcomes a righteous person 
as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water 
to one of these little ones who is my disciple, 
truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.
Matthew 10:40-42


The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Jeremiah 28:5-9
Second reading:  Romans 6:12-23
Gospel:  Matthew 10:40-42


The collect:


Almighty God,
you have taught us through your Son 
that love fulfils the law.
Grant us grace to love you
with all our heart,
all our soul,
all our mind,
all our strength,
and to love our neighbour as ourselves;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever.






Monday, 15 June 2020

Church Service on Sunday, June 21, 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. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.


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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.



Whoever acknowledges me before others, 
I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 
But whoever disowns me before others, 
I will disown before my Father in heaven.
Matthew 10: 32-33


The lectionary readings for this third Sunday after Pentecost are:


First reading:  Jeremiah 20:7-13
Second reading:  Romans 6:1-11
Gospel:  Matthew 10:24-39


The collect:


O God our defender,

when storms rage about us
and cause us to be afraid,
rescue your people from despair,
deliver your sons and daughters from fear,
and preserve us all from unbelief;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 8 June 2020

Church Service on Sunday, June 14, 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. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.





Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100


The lectionary readings for this Second Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm:  Psalm 100
First reading:  Exodus 19:2-8a
Second reading:  Romans 5:1-8
Gospel:  Matthew 9:35-10:8


The collect:


Almighty God,
without you we are not able to please you.
Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Church Service on Sunday, June 7 , 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. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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 Trinity Sunday are:

Psalm:  Psalm 8
First reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4
Second reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20


The collect:


Almighty and eternal God,
through your Word and Spirit
you created all things.
In Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh,
you reveal your salvation
in all the world.
Through your Holy Spirit,
you give us a share
in your life and love.
Keep us firm in this faith,
and fill us with the vision of your glory,
that we may serve and praise you all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Church Service on Sunday, May 31, 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. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.




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 day of Pentecost are:

First reading:  Acts 2:1-21
Second reading:  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Gospel:  John 20:19-23


The collect:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending your Holy Spirit
and opening the way of life eternal
to every race and nation.
Keep us in the unity of your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.