Monday, 27 April 2020

Church Service on Sunday, May 3, 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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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 Lord is our shepherd. We lack nothing.
He lets us rest in grassy meadows; he leads us to restful waters;
he keeps me us alive. He guides us in proper paths for the sake of his good name.
Even when we walk through the darkest valley, We fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff—they protect us. You set a table for us right in front of our enemies.You bathe our heads in oil; our cups are so full it spills over!
 Yes, goodness and faithful love will pursue us all the days of my life,
 and we will live in the Lord’s house as long as we live.
-Psalm 23 (CEB with corporate language)


The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday of Easter are:


Psalm:  Psalm 23
First reading:  Acts 2:42-47
Second reading:  1 Peter 2:19-25
Gospel:  John 10:1-10


The collect:

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. 

Monday, 20 April 2020

Church Service on Sunday, April 26, 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. 
*(New materials to be updated later this 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.


Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, 
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. 
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—
for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Act 2:38-39



The lectionary readings for this third Sunday of Easter are:

First reading:  Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Second reading:  1 Peter 1:17-23
Gospel:  Luke 24:13-35


The collect:
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, 13 April 2020

Church Service on Sunday, April 19, 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. 
*(New materials to be updated later this 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.


Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


                                           Psalm 16:9-11



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday of Easter are:


Psalm:  Psalm 16
First reading:  Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Second reading:  1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel:  John 20:19-31


The collect:

Almighty and eternal God, 
the strength of those who believe 
and the hope of those who doubt, 
may we, who have not seen, 
have faith and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, 
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
now and for ever. 







Monday, 6 April 2020

Church Service on Sunday, April 12, 2020




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


WORSHIP RESOURCES FOR EASTER SUNDAY

You are encouraged to use the Easter Sunday
Worship Service Resources provided here (click on this link
in your homes. 





WORSHIP RESOURCES FOR GOOD FRIDAY

There are three different resources for use by Church of the Holy Spirit members for Good Friday.

The first is entitled “Good Friday Devotions” and is designed as a normal form of worship, though without a sermon. The readings are quite long and Good Friday is a day for quiet reflection.  Click here for this resource.

The second is called “The Seven Words from the Cross” and is a longer set of reflections following the format of a traditional form of Good Friday service, commonly running from noon to three in the afternoon, based on brief readings followed by guides to help reflection, with time to consider the issues in silence, before concluding with common prayers and moving to the next point Click here for this resource.

The third is a link to a folder of All-Age resources primarily aimed at families with children.  In the folder are a series of PDF files for you to print out and use.  Five are based on "Jesus words from the cross".  There is also a PDF file based on a Bible reading (Mark 15:16-39) and one to help you make an Easter garden.  Click here for this resource.


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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 Easter Sunday are:

First reading:  Acts 10:34-43
Second reading: Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel: John 20:1-18


The collect:

Lord of life and power, 
through the mighty resurrection of your Son, 
you have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life. 
Grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, 
may reign with him in glory, 
who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive, 
one God, now and for ever.