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Central on Trinity Sunday – 7 June 2020

by Roselyn

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: […]

Protocols for Central Service on Sunday 7 June 2020

by Ruth

Intermediate (JYG) and College-age (YG) Youth You will meet at Stillwaters, 327 Willis St. Parents should drop off their young people by 9.45 am and return to pick them up after worship ends at Central. This is a short-term solution until we can all gather together again at Central. Children’s Church Sue and Meryn are […]

Central on Pentecost Sunday – 31 May 2020

by Roselyn

SONG – Kyrie Eleison   click here  For the things we’ve done and left undone For the ways we’ve wandered from your heart Forgive us, we pray  For the idols we put on your throne For the loves we chose above your own Forgive us, we pray  Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, God have mercy […]

Central on Ascension Sunday, 24 May 2020

by Roselyn

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 […]

Central on Sunday – 17 May 2020

by Roselyn

SONG – Bless the Lord O My Soul  click here  Bless the Lord O my soul, worship His holy name  Call to Worship    In 2012, Central Baptist did a series of Sundays on the Psalms. As part of that, every week people were invited to write phrases or sentences relating to the theme of the […]

Central on Sunday – 10 May 2020

by Roselyn

SONG 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 […]

Central on Sunday, 3 May 2020 – (2nd Live Service)

by Roselyn

We had our 2nd live worship service via Zoom on Sunday, 3 May 2020. To view the full worship service video – click here To view the video only of the Message (based on Psalm 90) by Flora – “Looking to the Past, Planning for the Future” – click here To view the video only […]

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, […]