Friday, 30 December 2016

Church Services on Sunday January 1st, 2017

Happy New Year 2017



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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.



For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,
till her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your vindication,
    and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,
    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Isaiah 62:1-3


The lectionary readings for this Sunday are:


Psalm-  Psalm 147

Old Testament -  Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3

Gospel -  John 1:1-18

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Church Services on December 24th and 25th (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) 2016

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


We look forward to seeing you on this Christmas weekend.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.




Christmas Eve: Service of Lessons and Carols at 6.30 pm at the ARDA Language Centre








"For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end."

                                                              Isaiah 9:6,7



The lectionary readings for this Christmas Eve are:


Psalm-  Psalm 96

Old Testament -  Isaiah 9:2-7

New Testament-  Titus 2:11-14

Gospel -  Luke 2:1-20




Christmas Day: Family Friendly Service at 10.00 am at the ARDA Language Centre








"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
                                                              John 1:14



The lectionary readings for this Christmas Day are:


Psalm-  Psalm 98

Old Testament -  Isaiah 52:7-10

New Testament-  Hebrews 1:1-12

Gospel -  John 1:1-14

Friday, 16 December 2016

Church Services on Sunday, December 18th, 2016

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


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.


Advanced Notice: Christmas Eve service is on Saturday 24th at 6.30 pm. Christmas Day service: Family Friendly service on Sunday 25th at 10 am.





Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 
                                                              Isaiah 7:14



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday in Advent are:



Old Testament -  Isaiah 7:10-16

New Testament-  Romans 1:1-7

Joint Christmas Service 2016


Although this event did not make it onto the website due to miscommunication, a very enjoyable and meaningful joint Christmas service was held by Sunday Evening Fellowship and Church of the Holy Spirit, at Logos College, on the evening of Sunday the eleventh of December. Rather than it simply being a service where the two different groups made their contributions, there was a tangible sense of common purpose and unity, which was really encouraging. The wonderful shared pot-luck supper we enjoyed afterwards also helped foster a deepened sense of fellowship. The finale was the beautiful sunset over the city and the River Mekong, afforded by the top floor terrace. We look forward to more joint events involving the two groups happening in the New Year.
This being the first instance since the website began in 2007, that a Sunday update hasn't happened, we are confident that any future special events in the coming year will make it onto the website.
With apologies: the caretaker webperson.

Carols By Candlelight 2016

If you missed this event this year, we look forward to welcoming you when we hold it again in 2017!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Church Services on Sunday, December 4, 2016

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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.



The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
    and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,  their young will lie down together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child
  will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy    on all my holy mountain,
   for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.
                                                              Isaiah 11:6-9



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday in Advent are:



Old Testament -  Isaiah 11:1-10

New Testament-  Romans 15:4-13

Gospel -  Matthew 3:1-12

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Church Services on Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.


In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
    and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
 He will judge between the nations
    and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.

Come, descendants of Jacob,

    let us walk in the light of the Lord.     Isaiah 2:1-5

The lectionary readings for this first Sunday in Advent are:


Psalm-  Psalm 122

Old Testament - Isaiah 2:1-5

New Testament- Romans 13:11-14 


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Church Services on Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.


"When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.  The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”  The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”  There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.  One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”  But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23:33-43


The lectionary readings for this twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost:    

Psalm-  Psalm 46

Old Testament -  Jeremiah 23:1-6

New Testament-  Colossians 1:11-20

Gospel -  Luke 23:33-43