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.