Saturday, 13 December 2014

Combined Carol Service at Vientiane International School 3.30 pm Sunday 14th December, 2014

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.

"For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. 
In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. 
Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. 
All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” 
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. 
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, 
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, 
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations." 
Isaiah 61: 8-11

 The Sunday Evening Fellowship and Church of the Holy Spirit combined carol service morning service will be at the Vientiane International School at 3.30 p.m. (Please click on this link for map and directions to the school from the Morning Market.)

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 3.30 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 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 third 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.)

Old Testament - Isaiah 61: 1-4,8-11 / Listen.
New Testament - 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 / Listen.
Gospel (1) - Luke 1: 47-55 / Listen.
Gospel (2) - John 1: 6-8,19-28 / 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.)

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