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!