Monthly Archives: March 2014

Last Temptation?

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From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

As we continue to mark Lent and the run up to Easter, we are proposing to show the film The Last Temptation of Christ.  This may be of interest to people who don’t normal come to church and we will be able to publicise the showing.  We are thinking of having the movie at 7pm on either Saturday 19th March or 5th April.  Let us know when would be best for you if you plan to come.

Tomorrow we will have our weekly Wednesday Night Group when we will be discussing the Bible, looking at chapter 4 of Marcus Borg’s book Speaking Christian.  This week’s readings are Exodus 17:1-7, Romans 5:1-7, and John 4:5-26, and we will be singing the hymns All Creature of our God and KingDown the Mountain the River FlowsLet us Break Bread Together, and Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken.

After the service we will share coffee and biscuits at the house. Directions can be found on the Where and When page.

God bless,

Ken

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Lent Continues….

Fullscreen capture 05032014 214822-001 Ash Wednesday Service

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Our weekly Wednesday Night Group resumes tonight as we continue studying Marcus Borg’s book Speaking Christian. This week we will discuss Chapter 4, The Bible. Iain is away on his college’s annual work camp, so Elena will be leading the discussion tonight.

Iain will be back on Sunday for our regular Eucharist, and Elena will also be guest preacher this week.  This week’s readings are Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17, and we will be singing the hymns The God of Abraham PraiseWill you come and Follow Me?Lord, I want to be a Christian and Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun.

After the service we will share coffee and biscuits at the house.  Directions can be found on the Where and When page of the All Saints website.  Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Ken

Welcome to Lent!

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

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Fullscreen capture 05032014 214822-001Dear Friends,
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We had a very enjoyable service – if that is the right word – on Ash Wednesday, with two new people in attendance.  All went to plan and ashes were imposed on our foreheads.

We are now in the season of Lent as we begin the 40 days of fasting until Easter.

Iain writes, “Fasting can mean different things to different people.  To some it may mean giving up food or something else, but for all of us Lent should be a time of taking stock of our lives and our faith.

Overall, though, Lent is still a joyful time, for if we remember our own sinfulness and mortality, we also remember God’s infinite love and his forgiveness.”

This week’s readings are Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns Forty Days and Forty NightsGuide Me, O Thou Great JehovahJesus, Remember Me, and For All the Saints.

God bless,

Ken