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, following the service (and refreshments!) there will be an extraordinary meeting to discuss recent developments affecting the group.
We apologise that there will be no celebration of Holy Communion, this Sunday. This is because it was felt that the service needed to be shorter in order to encourage people to stay for the meeting. We hope to celebrate Holy Communion as we customarily do, next Sunday.
This Sunday is the Last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration of the Lord).
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 2 / Listen.
Old Testament - Exodus 24: 12-18 / Listen.
New Testament - 2 Peter 1: 16-21 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 17: 1-9 / 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, when this is celebrated.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.