Sunday, 28 November 2021

Church Service on Sunday, December 5 , 2021

Please note:  Because of the current COVID situation, we will not be meeting at ARDA this week.  Instead, we invite you to access our online Worship Resources linked below.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, due to Covid19 restrictions or any other reason you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* in your homes.

*Resources will be updated a few days before the service.


The readings for this second Sunday of Advent:

Psalm: Luke 1:68-79
First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4
Second Reading: Philippians 1:3-11
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6


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.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Church Service on Sunday, November 28, 2021

Please note:  Because of the current COVID situation, we will not be meeting at ARDA this week.  Instead, we invite you to access our online Worship Resources linked below.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, due to Covid19 restrictions or any other reason you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* in your homes.

*Resources will be updated a few days before the service.



The readings for this first Sunday of Advent:

Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36



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, 15 November 2021

Church Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021

Please note:  Because of the current COVID situation, we will not be meeting at ARDA this week.  Instead, we invite you to access our online Worship Resources linked below.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, due to Covid19 restrictions or any other reason you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* in your homes.

*Resources will be updated a few days before the service.

Christ Monogram with Alpha and Omega

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The readings for this twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost:

Psalm: Psalm 132:1-12
First Reading:  2 Samuel 23:1-7
Second Reading:  Revelation 1:4b-8
Gospel:  John 18:33-37


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, 8 November 2021

Church Service on Sunday, November 14, 2021

Please note:  Because of the current COVID situation, we will not be meeting at ARDA this week.  Instead, we invite you to access our online Worship Resources linked below.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, due to Covid19 restrictions or any other reason you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* in your homes.

*Resources will be updated a few days before the service.


Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16: 9-11


The readings for this twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost:

Psalm: Psalm 16
First Reading:  1 Samuel 1:4-20
Second Reading:  Hebrews 10:11-25
Gospel:  Mark 13:1-8


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, 1 November 2021

Church Service on Sunday, November 7, 2021

Please note:  Because of the current COVID situation, we will not be meeting at ARDA this week.  Instead, we invite you to access our online Worship Resources linked below.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, due to Covid19 restrictions or any other reason you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* in your homes.

*Resources will be updated a few days before the service.

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Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Mark 12:41-44


The readings for this twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

Psalm:  Psalm 127
First Reading:  Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Second Reading:  Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel:  Mark 12:38-44


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.