Monday, 28 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, October 4 , 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.


Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

 

“‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

 

“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you

and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces;

anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”

Matthew 21:42-44


The lectionary readings for this eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Isaiah 5:1-7
Second reading:  Philippians 3:4-14
Gospel:  Matthew 21:33-46


The Collect:

Almighty God,
you have built your Church
on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself
being the chief cornerstone.
Join us together in unity of spirit
by their teaching,
that we may become a holy temple,
acceptable to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 27, 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.


Jesus said to them,

“Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes 

are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.

For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him,

but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did.

And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.


Matthew 21:31-32



The lectionary readings for this seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9
First reading:  Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Second reading:  Philippians 2:1-13
Gospel:  Matthew 21:23-32


The Collect:

Grant, O merciful God,
that your Church,
being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one,
may show forth your power among all peoples,
to the glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 20, 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.


Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Philippians 1:27-30



The lectionary readings for this sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Jonah 3:10-4:11
Second reading:  Philippians 1:21-30


The Collect:

Almighty God,
you created the heavens and the earth,
and made us in your image.
Teach us to discern your hand
in all your works
and to serve you
with reverence and thanksgiving;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 13, 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.


You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? 

Or why do you treat them with contempt? 

For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 


It is written: 

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

 

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Romans 14:10-12


The lectionary readings for this fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Genesis 50:15-21
Second reading:  Romans 14:1-12


The Collect:
Almighty God,
you call your Church to witness
that in Christ we are reconciled to you.
Help us so to proclaim
the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may turn to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.