Friday, 12 September 2008

"The God who speaks!" - Welcome Service and Barbeque - 14th September, 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, we will be having a service, especially to welcome people who either new or newly returned to Laos. The theme for the service will be: "The God who speaks", which will be the first in a series entitled "The God who speaks, and the God who listens".
After the service, we hope you will be able to stay for a Barbeque, which we are hosting. There is no charge for the barbeque, all you need bring is yourself!

This Sunday is the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Bible readings for this Sunday are:

Psalms -
Psalm 19 / Listen.

New Testament -
2 Timothy 3: 14 - 4: 5 / Listen.

Gospel -
Matthew 4: 1-11
Matthew 5: 17-18
Matthew 7: 24-29/

(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.)

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, if it is a Communion Service they may rejoin us for this.

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:

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.