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.