SONG – In Christ Alone  click here
              In Christ alone my hope is found, he is my light, my strength, my song… 

Call to Worship– from Psalm 95 

O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!  

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

 SONG – Te Atua (Majesty)  for Ascension Sunday  click here  

Te Atua, tapu o ngā tapu
Ki a Ihu, te korōria, te hōnore
Te
Atua te mana hareruia
I heke mai i te maunga tapu Ki te iwi e 

HapaitiaHapaitia
Te ingoa o Ihu
WhakapaiWhakapaingia 
Whakamoemititia 

Te Atua, tapu o ngā tapu
I mate nei a Ihu e, te Kinginu
I mate
nei a Ihu e, te Kinginui 

Amine 

*****

Majesty, worship His Majesty, 
Unto Jesus be all glory, honour and praise.
Majesty,
kingdom, authority, 
Flows from His throne, 
Unto his own, His anthem raise.  

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King. 

Majesty, worship His majesty,
Jesus who died, now glorified,
King of all kings.  

Kids Talk (prepared by Sue) click here
Join Sue, Meryn and the Central Kids as they share:

  • Kids Church Prayer
  • I’m thankful for…
  • The Belly Breath (for dealing with big emotions)
  • God is our fortress, our rock 
  • Rock painting to encourage others 
  • Psalm 139 song 
  • My Lighthouse song

Prayer for the World

Gracious God,
we pray for peace in your world:
for all national leaders,
and especially those in leadership here in New Zealand,
that they may have wisdom to know
and courage to do what is right especially in the face of this pandemic. 

for those in our communities who are suffering,
those who are feeling anxious or depressed,
the homeless and hungry,
those who mourn their dear ones who have passed away.

We lift up those who have lost jobs during the lockdown
and especially those who are without hope or friend to sustain them in their time of need. 

Show us Lord how we can bless others.
Help us to be generous with our time and resources.
Use us Lord to bring comfort and restore hope in Your name. 

God of grace, hear our prayer,
through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace
and the Saviour of the World.  

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 Pushpay – click here   

SONG – My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (Psalm 18)  click here
                My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…  

“Bubble Church”please consider joining with another Central household
or family for worship
 

 This Week’s Message by Roanna, overseas worker in S.E. Asia
click here
Planted in the Rockbased on Psalm 18 

Join the CONVERSATION with Ro and Andy on 24 May @ 11.30am 12.15pm
“How do you see God in the images of a rock or a smiling Jesus?   
What is one of your favourite images of God?”
See email for Zoom link to join the discussion.   

SONG – Guide me, O thou great Jehovah  click here
                 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land
I am weak but Thou art mighty, hold me with thy powerful hand…
 

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.  
Amen.    

 (*Worship Songs selected by Robyn Jaquiery)

During this coming week   

  • Say THANK YOU to people serving you at the cafe or supermarket  
  • Invite someone to have BUBBLE CHURCH together with your household 
  • Join one of the many groups connecting digitally – please flick an email to office@central.org.nz for info on:  
    • Wednesday Deeper Dive into the Psalms – home group  
    • Thursday mid-day Prayer gathering 
    • Central Kids Church 
    • JYG (Junior Youth Group) 
    • Youth Group 
    • Young Bunz (young adults) 
    • Bible Study and Prayer groups 
    • Book Groups