Monday, 30 November 2020

Church Service on Sunday, December 6, 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 voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord;
make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

                                                  Isaiah 40:3-5


The lectionary readings for this second Sunday of Advent are:

First reading:  Isaiah 40:1-11
Second reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15a 
Gospel:  Mark 1:1-8


Collect:
Almighty God,
you sent your servant John the Baptist
to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah.
Inspire the ministers and stewards of your truth
to turn our disobedient hearts to you,
that when the Christ shall come again
to be our judge
we may stand with confidence before his glory;
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Church Service on Sunday, November 29, 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.


Restore us, O God;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.

                                 Psalm 80:3



The lectionary readings for this first Sunday of Advent are:

First reading:  Isaiah 64:1-9
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Gospel:  Mark 13:24-37


Collect:
Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away
the works of darkness
and put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ
came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge both the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Church Service on Sunday, November 22, 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 lectionary readings for this twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm: Psalm 95:1-7
First reading:  Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24
Second reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
Gospel:  Matthew 25:31-46

The Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God,
it is your will to restore all things
in your well-beloved Son,
our Lord and King.
Grant that the peoples of the earth,
now divided and enslaved by sin,
may be freed and brought together
under his gentle and loving rule;
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Church Service on Sunday, November 15, 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.


“‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’"  Matthew 25:28-30


The lectionary readings for this twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Zephaniah 1:7;12-18
Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Gospel:  Matthew 25:14-30


The Collect:

Almighty God,
you sent your Son Jesus Christ
to be the light of the world.
Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us,
and bring us to eternal light and joy;
through the power of him
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 2 November 2020

Church Service on Sunday, November 8, 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.



"But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"  Amos 5:24


The lectionary readings for this twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm: Psalm 70
First reading:  Amos 5:18-24
Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel:  Matthew 25:1-13


The Collect:

Eternal God,
you caused all holy scriptures
to be written for our learning.
Grant us so to hear them,
read, mark, learn,
and inwardly digest them,
that we may embrace and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us
in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.