Monday, 22 February 2021

Church Service on Sunday, February 28th, 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.

Quilted cross wall hanging


Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

Mark 8:34-38


The readings for this second Sunday of Lent:

Psalm:  Psalm 22:23-31
First Reading:  Genesis 17:1-7
Second Reading:  Romans 4:13-25
Gospel:  Mark 8:31-38

Collect:
Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy
but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory
before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we,
walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other
than the way of life and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Church Service on Sunday, February 21st, 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.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
    according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Psalm 25:4-7



The readings for this first Sunday of Lent:

Psalm:  Psalm 25:1-10
First Reading:  Genesis 9:8-17
Second Reading:  1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel:  Mark 1:9-15



Collect:
Merciful Lord,
grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins
and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
 

 


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Church Service on Sunday, February 14, 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.

black and white painting of Jesus at the transfiguration appearing with Moses and Elijah

JESUS MAFA. Transfiguration, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57486 [retrieved December 29, 2020]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact). 


Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”
Mark 9:7


The readings for this Transfiguration Sunday :

Psalm:  Psalm 50:1-6
First Reading:  2 Kings 2:1-12
Second Reading:  2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9


Collect:
God of light and truth,
open our eyes to the glory of your presence
in the world around us,
but chiefly in the face
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord;
that we may grow into his likeness,
and attain the happy fulfilment of our hope
when the splendour of the Saviour
will be revealed;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Church Service on Sunday, February 7, 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.

picture of a lighted star with the text "Arise & Shine" for your light has come

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 40:26



The readings for this fifth Sunday after Epiphany:

First Reading:  Isaiah 40:21-31
Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Gospel:  Mark 1:29-39



Collect:
Merciful Lord,
grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins
and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.