Monday, 31 May 2021

Church Service on Sunday, June 6, 2021

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown and situation in Vientiane, CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes.

*Resources will be updated later in the week.

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.
 When I called, you answered me;
    you greatly emboldened me.

Psalm 138:1-3



The readings for this second Sunday after Pentecost:

Psalm: Psalm 138
First Reading:  1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20
Second Reading:  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Gospel: Mark 3:20-35


Collect:
God of the nations,
you have revealed your will to all people
and promised us your saving help.
Grant us your grace,
both to hear and to do what you command,
that darkness may be overcome
by the power of your light;
through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 24 May 2021

Church Service on Sunday, May 30th, 2021

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown and situation in Vientiane, CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes.

*Resources will be updated later in the week.


The readings for this Trinity Sunday:

Psalm: Psalm 29
First Reading:  Isaiah 6:1-8
Second Reading: Romans 8:12-17
Gospel: John 3:1-17


Collect:
Almighty and eternal God,
through your Word and Spirit
you created all things.
In Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh,
you reveal your salvation
in all the world.
Through your Holy Spirit,
you give us a share
in your life and love.
Keep us firm in this faith,
and fill us with the vision of your glory,
that we may serve and praise you all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.



Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Church Service on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown and situation in Vientiane, CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.


If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes.

*Resources will be updated later in the week.

beaded image of a dove with rainbow colors stream downwards from it

Kossowski, Adam. Veni Sancti Spiritus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56946 [retrieved April 11, 2021]. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/8750321716 - Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.. 


When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  Acts 2:1-4


The readings for this day of Pentecost:

Psalm: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
First Reading:  Acts 2:1-21
Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27
Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


Collect:
Almighty and ever-living God,
you fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending your Holy Spirit
and opening the way of life eternal
to every race and nation.
Keep us in the unity of your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Church Service on Sunday, May 16th, 2021

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown and situation in Vientiane, CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.


If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes.

*Resources will be updated later in the week.




I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the glorious Father,
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation,
so that you may know him better.
Ephesians 1:17

The readings for this seventh Sunday of Easter (a celebration of Ascension of the Lord): 

Psalm:  Psalm 47
First Reading:  Acts 1:1-11
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53


Collect:

Almighty God,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
ascended far above all heavens
that he might fill all things.
Grant that your Church on earth
may be filled with his presence
and that he may remain with us always,
to the end of the world;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Church Service on Sunday, May 9th, 2021

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown and situation in Vientiane, CHS will not be holding services this Sunday at ARDA.

Instead, you are encouraged to use the
Worship Service Resources provided here*

 (click on this link) in your homes. 
*Resources will be updated later in the week.

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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.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes.

*Resources will be updated later in the week.


“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.   My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.   You are my friends if you do what I command.    I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.    This is my command: Love each other.  John 15:9-17


The readings for this sixth Sunday of Easter:

Psalm:  Psalm 98
First Reading:  Acts 10:44-48
Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel: John 15:9-17


Collect:

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass all understanding.
Pour into our hearts such love toward you,
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.