Sunday, 22 May 2022

Church Service on Sunday, May 29, 2022

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n your homes.

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Saget, Father George. Ascension, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56518 [retrieved April 17, 2022]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KeurMoussaAutel.jpg. 

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany,

he lifted up his hands and blessed them.

While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

Luke 24:50-53




The readings for this Ascension of our Lord

Psalm:  Psalm 47
First Reading:  Acts 1:1-11
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
Gospel Reading: Luke 24:44-53


Collect:

Almighty God,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
ascended far above all heavens
that he might fill all things.
Grant that your Church on earth
may be filled with his presence
and that he may remain with us always,
to the end of the world;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Church Service on Sunday, May 22, 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.


May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face shine on us
 so that your ways may be known on earth,
    your salvation among all nations.

 May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you rule the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations of the earth.
May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;
    God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still,
    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Psalm 67:1-7


The readings for this Sixth Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 67
First Reading:  Acts 16:9-15
Second Reading: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29


Collect:

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass all understanding.
Pour into our hearts such love toward you,
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Church Service on Sunday, May 15, 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 Fifth Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 148
First Reading:  Acts 11:1-18
Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-6
Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35


Collect:

Living God,
so teach us to know you
through your Son Jesus Christ,
that we may walk in harmony with his will,
and share the power of his eternal life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Monday, 2 May 2022

Church Service on Sunday, May 08, 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.



All the angels were standing around the throne

and around the elders and the four living creatures.

They fell down on their faces before the throne

and worshiped God, saying:

 

“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”




The readings for this Fourth Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 23
First Reading:  Acts 9:36-43
Second Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel Reading: John 10:22-30


Collect:

God of peace,
who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of an eternal covenant,
make us perfect in goodness
so that we may do your will;
and create in us what is pleasing to you;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.