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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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.