Thursday, 17 December 2009

Service of Lessons and Carols for both congregations, 10 am, Sunday 20th December, 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 service will be held at 10 am in the ARDA Language Centre. (Click here for directions how to get there.)
Please note that there will be no Sunday Evening Fellowship at 5 pm.

This Sunday, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Sunday Evening Fellowship will be having a Combined Service of Lessons and Carols. This 10 am service takes the place of S.E.F.'s regular evening worship. We hope that as many people as possible will come along, so please, even if you are very much an "evening person" join with us so that it will truly be a combined service. A programme will be provided for children.

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in 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 / Listen.
Old Testament - Micah 5: 2-5 / Listen.
New Testament - Hebrews 10: 5-10 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 1: 39-45 / Listen.

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.