Friday, 28 December 2007

All-Age Service for Sunday, 30th December 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.






The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

The Bible readings for this, the first Sunday of Christmas are as follows:

(If you wish to, you can click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 148 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 63: 7-9 / Listen.
New Testament - Hebrews 2: 10-18 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 2: 13-23 / Listen.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Church Service on Christmas Day, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)





This Christmas, we will be having a short, informal service and celebration of Holy Communion.
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church, although not exclusively so. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Tuesday is Christmas Day and we will join with Christians all around the world in celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Christmas Day are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post. If the audio file doesn't open up automatically, please click on the "BibleGatewayAudio.smil" file which should appear on your computer's desktop after you've clicked on the "Listen" link and you ought to be able to hear the reading.)

Psalms - Psalm 96 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 9: 2-7 / Listen.
New Testament - Titus 2: 11-14 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 2: 1-14, (15-20) / Listen.


Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Christmas Day. If you can't make it, have a wonderful Christmas!

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals in Laos to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)...despite this have a wonderful Christmas too!

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Church Service On Sunday 23rd December, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)






This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Advent.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post. If the audio file doesn't open up automatically, please click on the "BibleGatewayAudio.smil" file which should appear on your computer's desktop after you've clicked on the "Listen" link and you ought to be able to hear the reading.)

Psalms - Psalm 80: 1-7,17-19 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 7: 10-16 / Listen.
New Testament - Romans 1: 1-7 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 1: 18-25 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Church Service On Sunday 16th December, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)






This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post. If the audio file doesn't open up automatically, please click on the "BibleGatewayAudio.smil" file which should appear on your computer's desktop after you've clicked on the "Listen" link and you ought to be able to hear the reading.)

Psalms - Psalm 146: 5-10 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 35: 1-10 / Listen.
New Testament - James 5: 7-10 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 11: 2-11 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Church Service On Sunday 9th December, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 72: 1-7,18-19 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 11: 1-10 / Listen.
New Testament - Romans 15: 4-13 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 3: 1-12 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Church Service On Sunday 1st December, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Happy New Year (A)!
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 122 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 2: 1-5a / Listen.
New Testament - Romans 13: 11-14 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 24: 36-44 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

All-Age Service for Sunday, 25th November 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.



The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

The Bible readings for this, the twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost (and first / last Sunday before Advent) are as follows:

(If you wish to, you can click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 46 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 23: 1-6 / Listen.
New Testament - Colossians 1: 11-20 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 23: 33-43 / Listen.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Church Service On Sunday 18th November, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)





This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twenty fifth Sunday after Pentecost / 2nd Sunday before Advent.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 98 / Listen.
Old Testament - Malachi 4: 1-2a / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 21: 5-19 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Church Service On Sunday 11th November, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)







This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twenty fourth Sunday after Pentecost / 3rd Sunday before Advent.
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 17: 1-9 / Listen.
Old Testament - Job 19: 23-27a / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 20: 27-38 / Listen.


Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Church Service On Sunday 4th November, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twenty third Sunday after Pentecost / 4th Sunday before Advent. It is also the Sunday following All Saints Day (1st November).
The Lectionary Bible readings for Sunday, followed by the readings for All Saints Day are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 32: 1-7 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 1: 10-18 / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4, 11-12 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 19: 1-10 / Listen.

Readings for All Saints

Psalms - Psalm 149 / Listen.
Old Testament - Daniel 7: 1-3,15-18 / Listen.
New Testament - Ephesians 1: 11-23 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 6: 20-31 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

All-Age Service for Sunday, 28th October 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.





The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

The Bible readings for this the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

(If you wish to, you can click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 65 / Listen.
Old Testament - Joel 2: 23-32 / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 18: 9-14 / Listen.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Church Service On Sunday 21st October, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)




This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twenty first Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 119: 97-104 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 31: 27-34 / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 18: 1-8 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Church Service On Sunday 14th October, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)






This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 66: 1-12 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Timothy 2: 8-15 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 17: 11-19 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Church Service On Sunday 7th October, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 137 / Listen.
Old Testament - Lamentations 1: 1-6 /Listen.
Lamentations 3: 19-26 /Listen.
New Testament - 1 Timothy 6:6-19 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 17: 5-10 /Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 28 September 2007

All-Age Service for Sunday, 30th September 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

The Bible readings for this the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

(If you wish to, you can click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 146 / Listen.
Old Testament - Amos 6:1a, 4-7 / Listen.
New Testament - 1 Timothy 6:6-19 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 16:19-31 / Listen.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Church Service On Sunday 23rd September, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)





This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services customarily follow a liturgy drawn from the Anglican Church. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 79: 1-9 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 8:18 - 9:1 / Listen.
New Testament - 1 Timothy 2 : 1-7 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 16: 1-13 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Church Service On Sunday 16th September, 2007

Welcome to the website of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Vientiane, Laos: an international group of believers and seekers from many different backgrounds, sharing together the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)





This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)
Our Holy Communion services follow an Anglican liturgy. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 51: 1-10 / Listen.
Old Testament - Exodus 32: 7-14 / Listen.
New Testament - 1 Timothy 1 : 12-17 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 15: 1-10 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Church Service On Sunday 9th September, 2007

This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)


Our Holy Communion services follow an Anglican liturgy. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 139: 1-6,13-18 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 18: 1-11 / Listen.
New Testament - Philemon : 1-21 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 14: 25-33 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Church Service On Sunday 2nd September, 2007

This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)



Our Holy Communion services follow an Anglican liturgy. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 81:1, 10-16 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 2: 4-13 / Listen.
New Testament - Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 14:1, 7-14 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Friday, 24 August 2007

All-Age Service for Sunday, 26th August 2007

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)


Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.



The Bible readings for this the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

(If you wish to, you can click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)

Psalms - Psalm 103:1-8 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 58:9b-14 / Listen.
New Testament - Hebrews 12:18-29 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 13:10-17 / Listen.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Church Service On Sunday 19th August, 2007

This Sunday, we will again be having a Service of Holy Communion. (This is normally the case every Sunday with the exception of the last Sunday of each month, when we have all-age worship.)

The service will be at the ARDA Language Centre at 10 a.m.(Click here for directions how to get there.)

Our Holy Communion services follow an Anglican liturgy. Since we are an international congregation from a range of backgrounds and traditions, the liturgy we use has been chosen to be as inclusive as possible. You certainly do not require to be Anglican or a member of a particular denomination to share with us at the Communion table. The table around which we share the bread and wine belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and all who love him and seek to love him more are invited to participate with us.
Since we celebrate Holy Communion towards the end of our worship service, if you do not feel that you wish to participate in the sacrament, you are welcome to join with us and remain seated while others gather round the table. This is entirely normal and acceptable. In other words, do not let the fact that we are celebrating Communion, stop you from joining us at church. We warmly welcome you to be with us, wherever you might consider yourself to be on your life's journey.

This Sunday is the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
The Lectionary Bible readings are as follows:

(Click on the reference to read the passage, or alternatively, click on "Listen" to hear the chapter containing the verses being read - to do this you need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer or mobile device. For further information please click on the link at the foot of this post.)


Psalms - Psalm 80:1-2,8-19 / Listen.
Old Testament - Isaiah 5:1-7 / Listen.
New Testament - Hebrews 11:29-12:2 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 12:49-56 / Listen.

Children are normally present with us during the first part of our service before leaving for their own teaching in Sunday School. They are of course free to remain throughout the service. If children do decide to go to Sunday School they may rejoin us for Communion.

Creche facilities: There are currently families with young children who are part of the congregation. There is no formal creche as yet but we are happy to help with looking after young children.

If you want any further information, then please email us at: thechs@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

(*Currently the Lao Government does not permit Lao nationals to worship outwith the three recognized Lao churches. If you are a Lao national reading this and interested in finding out more about what Christians believe, you can find out more at one of the following officially recognised churches for Lao nationals: The Lao Evangelical Church, The Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. You will find contact information for these churches in Vientiane here. Should this legislation prohibiting Lao nationals from attending other groups be lifted, we will certainly gladly participate in such changes.)

The free RealPlayer required to play the Audio Bible passages can be obtained for Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices by clicking on this link.