Welcome 
Our theme is
“Celebrate Community” inspired by Acts 14:27a - “They gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them”.

SONG Come people of the risen king   click here 

Call to Worship   

Holy God, living Love, beginning and end,
giver of food and drink, clothing and warmth, love and hope:

life in all its goodness 

we praise and adore you.  

Jesus, lover of outcasts, friend of the poor;
O
ne of us, and one with God
crucified and risen:

life
in the midst of death –
we praise and adore you. 

Holy Spirit, breath of love
Bridge-builder, eye opener

Unseen
and unexpected,
Counsellor, advocate on our behalf
We praise and adore you. 

God alone, yet God in community
Drawing us together as one just as you are one
We praise and adore you. 

SONG He Honore   click here  

What’s Happening at Central  

  • Tuesday mid-day prayer 
  • Bible Study and Prayer – via Zoom this week 
  • Youth Group – Wednesday evening at the Castle 
  • Set2Learn  
  • Deacons nominations due in today for AGM 28 June 

 Kids Talk (prepared by Sue)   Click here

 Prayer for the World  

Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, our community, our country, and the world. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection. 

Jesus, it can be scary and overwhelming not knowing how bills and obligations will be met or not being able to provide for families. As people feel financial strain during the uncertainty, bring them comfort and peace, reminding them that You are there for them.  Work through us to provide for them in their times of need. 

Dear Lord, we ask you to comfort the family of George Floyd who was murdered by police officers in the US.  Please bring justice and reform to systems there as well as here that harbour racism and discrimination.  God, we have heard your call to love our neighbours as ourselves. Anything that divides us one from another and allows us to dehumanize and devalue any of your children does not come from you  

Unite us in this grief, draw us nearer to one another, and move us to action. Help us to dismantle systems of injustice and build new ones based on mercy, justice, and love for all people. 

Reveal in us the truth of your love.
We pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen.
 

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   

SONG –   All who are thirsty  click here 

This Week’s Message  

To view the video of the 5 messages, click here.  

Today we are celebrating ‘community’ – being together again in person after our two-month journey on lockdown. Rather than a single message, we’re going to have a community sermon” something like we did at Church camp.  I have invited 5 people to share a 2-minute reflection on one of two questions:  

“How have you seen God at work during the lockdown in yourself or your whānau?”
“ What
new insights have you learned about ‘being and doing church’ during lockdown?” 

 Rachel R
John
V
Holly
M (video)
Shiraz M (video)
Michael HB

 SONGE Toru Nga Mea   click here     

Communion

On this Trinity Sunday, we will have a special time of celebration as a community – when we remember what Jesus has done for us, his life, death, resurrection and his promise to return and set things right in the world. 

SONG – A home in the city  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.  
Amen   

*Worship Songs selected by Jesse