Monday, 25 April 2022

Church Service on Sunday, May 01, 2022

 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 Resources provided here (click on this link)* i
n your homes.

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


I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
    You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
    For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
    weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.


The readings for this Third Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 30
First Reading:  Acts 9:1-6
Second Reading: Revelation 5:11-14
Gospel Reading: John 21:1-19


Collect:
God of life and love,
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in his redeeming work,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.




Monday, 18 April 2022

Church Service on Sunday, April 24, 2022

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 Resources provided here (click on this link)* i
n your homes.

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



The readings for this Second Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 118:14-29
First Reading:  Acts 5:27-32
Second Reading: Revelation 1:4-8
Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31


Collect:
Almighty and eternal God,
the strength of those who believe
and the hope of those who doubt,
may we, who have not seen, have faith
and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.




Monday, 11 April 2022

Church Service on Sunday, April 17, 2022

Note:  While we will not hold a Good Friday service at ARDA this week on April 15th, CHS is providing online Worship Resources you can use in your homes.  Please follow this link to reach them. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 17th, when we will meet at ARDA for an Easter Sunday service (following strict safety precautions).

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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, you are encouraged to use the Worship Resources provided here (click on this link)* i
n your homes.

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


Resurrection of Christ, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56588 [retrieved April 11, 2022]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:0000_Mosaics_of_Resurrection_of_Christ.JPG - Eugenio Hansen, OFS. 


Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic,
 “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
John 20:16


The readings for this Easter Sunday:

Psalm:  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
First Reading:  Acts 10:34-43
Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Gospel Reading:  John 20:1-18


Collect
Lord of life and power,
through the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have overcome death
and opened the gate of everlasting life.
Grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory,
who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Church Service on Sunday, April 10, 2022

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, 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.

Morgner, Wilhelm, 1891-1917. Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54247 [retrieved February 20, 2022]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilhelm_Morgner_001.jpg.


When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Luke 19:37-38


The readings for this sixth Sunday of Lent:

Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
First Reading:  Isaiah 50:4-9a
Second Reading:  Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 19:28-40



Collect

Lord Jesus Christ,
on the first Palm Sunday
you entered the rebellious city
where you were to die.
Enter our hearts, we pray,
and subdue them to yourself.
And as your disciples blessed your coming
and spread garments and branches in your way,
make us ready to lay at your feet
all that we have and are,
that we too may bless your coming
in the name of the Lord.