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.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Church Service on Sunday, May 24, 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 

 (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.




Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
    extol him who rides on the clouds;

    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,

    is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Psalm 68:4-6



The lectionary readings for this Seventh Sunday of Easter are:

First reading:  Acts 1:6-14 
Second reading:  1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Gospel:  John 17:1-11


The collect:

Almighty God,
you have raised your only Son
to the right hand of your glory,
and bestowed on him the name above all names. Assure
us that as he reigns with you in heaven
so he abides with us on earth to the end of time; through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and is glorified
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Church Service on Sunday, May 17, 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.



“If you love me, keep my commands. 
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate 
to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. 
The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. 
But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.  
Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. 
Because I live, you also will live. 
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.  
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. 
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, 
and I too will love them and show myself to them.”  
John 14:15-21


The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm:  Psalm 66:8-20
First reading:  Acts 17:22-31
Second reading:  1 Peter 3:13-22
Gospel:  John 14:15-21


The collect:


Merciful God, 
you have prepared for those who love you 
such good things as pass all understanding. 
Pour into our hearts such love toward you, 
that we, loving you above all things, 
may obtain your promises, 
which exceed all that we can desire; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you 
and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 
 

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Church Service on Sunday, May 10, 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.


Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me.  
If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. 
From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”   
John 14:5-7

The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday of Easter are:

First reading:  Acts 7:55-60
Second reading:  1 Peter 2:2-10
Gospel:  John 14:1-14


The collect:

Almighty God, 
your Son Jesus Christ 
is the way, the truth, and the life. 
Give us grace to love one another 
and walk in the way of his commandments, 
who lives and reigns 
with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever.