Tuhia – Write it in the hearts of the people  Click here

Call to Worship

This is the day that you have made, Lord.
Help us to rejoice in it and be glad!
Remind us of the privileges we enjoy as your people:
To confess our sins, 
To receive forgiveness and give it,
To pray and sing and listen,
To renew our fainting spiritus,
To rest in all your promises. 

Open our eyes to see you, Lord.
Open our ears to hear your Word.
Visit us through your Holy Spirit,
And help us to celebrate who we are in You. 

Come People of the Risen King (who delight to bring him praise)
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Kids Talk (prepared by Sue)  Click here
Join Sue and the Central Kids as they share:

  • Kids Church prayer with Thomas 
  • Bubble Churchchurch may look a little different in this season.  We can still seek God and serve others in our bubbles. 
  • Mother’s Day message with wee friends 
  • Psalm 121 – a song for journeys (with hand motions) 
  • An original Psalm by Theo  
  • Teddy Bear Support to those in hospice care 
  • A Kahoot!a fun quiz on the Psalms 

Prayer for the World 
        Dear God, 

Being alone is hard. We were created for community, not confinement. 

But we’re grateful that no matter how alone we may feel, You never leave or forsake us. And, we’re grateful for technology that helps us stay in touch with each other. 

Today, please remind us that this time of social distancing and isolation will not last forever. 

Give us the strength to endure this difficult season and deepen our connection with You and Your people. 

Empower us with an extra dose of Your love, peace, hope and joy, because we need it. Remind us of Your promises, and please heal our land. 

Your Word says that You answer people when they call on Your name, and that You deliver them. 

Right now, we ask that You would heal those who are sick or who are carrying the COVID-19 virus without knowing it. Heal them and protect those around them. 

Provide a cure for the Corona virus and heal our economy. Bring a quick and miraculous end to the darkness in our world.  

Whether Your healing comes today, next week, or next month, we believe that You will heal our world. And we will continue to praise You, even as we wait for answers. Please deliver us. 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

E Toru Nga Mea – There are three things  Click here 

Emergency Fund – for those in need 

Thank you to those who have given generously to Emergency Fund so that we have resources to meet the emergency needs of our community as we become aware of them. Please consider contributing to the Fund if you are able to send your gift to the Central Baptist bank account 03-0502-0169965-00 and use ‘Emergency Fund’ as your reference.

Offering: Please continue to give generously to support ministry within the Central family and to the wider community.     

We have lost nearly all our rental income due to the lockdown, so we really appreciate your generosity.   

 1. Internet banking & AP – The Church’s bank account is 03-0502-0169965-00
2. Credit card payment through
Pushpayclick here

God of Wonders…You are Holy   Click here 


This Week’s Message“Journey” based on Psalm 121
by Graeme
Joyes  Click here 

FELLOWSHIP and DISCUSSION on 10 May @ 11.30am 12.15pm
See email for Zoom link to join the discussion.

Be Thou My Vision  Click here 

 Central Blessing   

You are God’s people, gifted with dreams and visions.  
Upon you rests the grace of God like flames of fire.  
Love and serve the Lord in the strength of the Spirit.  
May the deep peace of Christ be with you,  
the strong arms of God sustain you,  
and the power of the Holy Spirit strengthen you in every way.  

(*Worship Songs selected by Jesse Austin-Stewart)

During this coming week    

  • RING someone this week and ask how they’re going 
  • WAVE HELLO to a neighbour
  • Join one of the many groups connecting digitally – please flick an email to for info on:

    • Wednesday Deeper Dive into the Psalms – home group  
    • Thursday mid-day Prayer gathering 
    • Central Kids Church 
    • Seniors Connection 
    • JYG (Junior Youth Group) 
    • Youth Group 
    • Young Bunz (young adults) 
    • Bible Study and Prayer groups
    • Book Groups