Posts from April 2020

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Central on Sunday – 26 April 2020

by Roselyn

SONG – Come people of the risen king  Click here Call to Worship  In Christ, the God of heaven has made his home on earth.  Christ dwells among us and is one with us. Highest of all creation, he lives among the least. He journeys with the rejected and welcome the weary.  Come now, all […]

Central on Sunday – 19 April 2020

by Roselyn

SONG – We Welcome the Stranger  Click here  (thanks to Southwest Baptist Church, Christchurch)  We come here before You, the Author of Life Our hands reaching for You in awe of most high Lord we long to hear from You To be shaped by Your heart We’re singing thank You Bringing hope to the scarred […]

Central on Easter Sunday – 12 April 2020 (1st Live Service)

by Roselyn

The Easter Sunday service was our first ‘live worship’ via Zoom.  The message was shared by a special guest who told of her experience with Jesus – Mary Magdalene.  A special shout out to all who worked hard so we could worship God together and celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection: Mark, Sarah, Jeanette, Ian, Holly, […]

Central Good Friday Reflection – 10 April 2020

by Roselyn

(Thanks to Robyn J) Kia ora koutou katoa Welcome to this Good Friday Reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus. We hope the readings and music will help you meditate on the meaning of the death of Jesus and our response to this deeply moving gift of love.   The lyrics to the songs are included in the […]

Central on Sunday – Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020

by Roselyn

Pre-Worship Activity – Making a cross from Harakeke (flax) (prepared by Adrienne) In many churches, it’s traditional to hand out small crosses folded from a palm leaf on the Sunday before Easter. This is to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, while people waved palm branches and shouted ‘Hosanna!’ The little […]