Monday, 27 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 2, 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.


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.
Psalm 145:8-9



The lectionary readings for this ninth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Isaiah 55:1-5
Second reading: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel:  Matthew 14:13-21


The Collect:

Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ
fed the hungry
with the bread of his life
and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by the true and living bread,
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 26, 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.


“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,
which a man took and planted in his field.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds,
yet when it grows,
it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree,
so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32



The lectionary readings for this eighth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  1 Kings 3:5-12
Second reading: Romans 8:26-39


The Collect:

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy.
Increase and multiply upon us your mercy,
that with you as our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal,
that we lose not the things eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever and ever.
Amen

Monday, 13 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 19, 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.


I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.’”
Psalm 89:1-4


The lectionary readings for this seventh Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm:  Psalm 86:11-17
First reading:  Isaiah 44:6-8
Second reading:  Romans 8:12-25


The Collect:

Almighty God,
your Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence.
Give us pure hearts and constant wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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