Saturday, 17 December 2011

Combined Carol Service of Church of The Holy Spirit and the Sunday Evening Fellowship, 18th December 2011 at 3 pm at the Vientiane International School

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.



"“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered.  
“May your word to me be fulfilled.” 
Then the angel left her." 
Luke 1: 34-38

The service will be held at 3 pm at the Vientiane International School
(Click here for directions how to get there.)

Please note that there will be NO morning service at 10 am or Sunday Evening Fellowship at 5 pm.

This Sunday, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Sunday Evening Fellowship will be having a Combined Carol Service. This service takes the place of C.H.S.'s regular morning service and Sunday Evening Fellowship as both groups combine at 3 pm. We hope that as many people as possible will come along, so please, even if you are very much a "morning person" join with us so that it will truly be a combined service and not just the evening group happening a couple of hours early. A choir will be singing and there will also be drama, as well as input from the children and younger people, so it promises to be a really special event.

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 89:1-4,19-26 / Listen.
Old Testament - 2 Samuel 7: 1-11,16 / Listen.
New Testament - Romans 16: 25-27 / Listen.
Gospel - Luke 1: 26-38 / Listen.


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.