Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Church Service on Sunday, April 5, 2020


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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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.