Friday, 25 September 2009

Church Services On Sunday 27th September, 2009

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

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

This Sunday morning, we will be having a Special Service of Worship and Praise (See below for details).

The Church of the Holy Spirit
Presents for the International Community

A Service of Praise to God
Featuring the CHS Singers

At ARDA Language Centre
On Sunday, 27 September 2009 at 10.00 am

If you like to hear good singing and enjoy singing too,
then please join us at this special service.

Our theme will be God’s love and how to receive it when life is hard.

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)

Children are welcome to this service. There will also be a programme for those requiring something as an alternative to it!

After the service, please stay and join us for coffee and a light buffet "pre-lunch".

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

Old Testament - Numbers 11: 4-6,10-16,24-29 / Listen.
Psalms - Psalm 19: 7-14 / Listen.
New Testament - James 5: 13-20 / Listen.
Gospel - Mark 9: 38-50 / Listen.

(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 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.

The Sunday Evening Fellowship:
The Sunday Evening Fellowship meets at 5 pm, also at the ARDA Language Centre.
The format for the evenings is usually to have a time of praise and prayer, followed by Bible teaching. Once a month, we celebrate Communion.
Sunday School and creche facilities are available.
More details about the (S.E.F.) will be available on the website soon.

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.