Thursday, 15 May 2008

Church Service On Sunday, 18th May 2008

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 we will be having our congregation's stated annual meeting. Please do not let this stop you from joining us at church. At the meeting we will be sharing in taking stock of where we are as a congregation and also looking to the future. You don't have to stay on after the service for the meeting but we don't anticipate it taking very long, and if can stay it would be interesting for us to hear your opinions too. 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 after Pentecost or Trinity Sunday.
The 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.)


Psalm - Psalm 63 / Listen.
Old Testament - Jeremiah 20: 1-6 / Listen.
New Testament - Philippians 2: 19-30 / Listen.
Gospel - Matthew 5: 13-16 / 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 being 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: 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.