Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Church Service on Sunday, January 3, 2021

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 Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. 
We have seen his glory, 
the glory of the one and only Son, 
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

The readings for this second Sunday after Christmas Day:

Psalm:  Psalm 147:12-20
First Reading:  Jeremiah 31:7-14
Second Reading:  Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: John 1:10-18


Collect:
God of power and life,
you are the glory of all who believe in you.
Fill the world with your splendour
and show the nations the light
of your truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Church Service on Sunday, December 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.

picture of small red bird flying

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
 you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
  kings of the earth and all nations,

    you princes and all rulers on earth,
  young men and women,
    old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
 And he has raised up for his people a horn,

    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.

                                                           Psalm 148:7-14


The readings for this first Sunday after Christmas Day:

Psalm:  Psalm 148
First Reading:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Second Reading:  Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel:  Luke 2:22-40


Collect:
Almighty God,
you have shed upon us the new light
of your incarnate Word.
Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Monday, 21 December 2020

Church Services on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, 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 for our special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

  • Thursday, Dec. 24th at 6:30pm - Christmas Eve Service
  • Friday, Dec. 25th at 10:00am -   Christmas Day Service (All Age Service)
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“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:14

beautiful black madonna and baby Jesus

JESUS MAFA. Virgin and Child, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48380 [retrieved December 20, 2020]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact). 


Psalm:  Psalm 96
First reading:  Isaiah 9:2-7
Second reading:  Titus 2:11-14
Gospel reading:  Luke 2:1-14, 15-20

The collect for Christmas Day:

God our Father,

your Word has come among us

in the Holy Child of Bethlehem.

Grant that the light of faith

may illumine our hearts

and shine in our words and deeds;

through him who is Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Monday, 14 December 2020

Church Service on Sunday, December 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.


But the angel said to her, 
“Do not be afraid, Mary; 
you have found favor with God.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, 
and you are to call him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called 
the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him 
the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; 
his kingdom will never end.”
                                                                         Luke 1:30-33



The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday of Advent are:

First reading:  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Second reading: Romans 16:25-27 
Gospel:  Luke 1:26-38


Collect:
Heavenly Father,
you chose the Virgin Mary,
full of grace,
to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour.
Fill us with your grace,
that in all things
we may embrace your will,
and with her rejoice in your salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 7 December 2020

Church Service on Sunday, December 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.


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.
                                             Isaiah 61:1-3


The lectionary readings for this third Sunday of Advent are:

Psalm:  Psalm 126
First reading:  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Second reading:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 
Gospel:  John 1:6-8, 19-28 


Collect:
God of power and mercy,
you call us once again
to celebrate the coming of your Son.
Remove those things which hinder love of you,
that when he comes
he may find us waiting
in awe and wonder for him;
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.