From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
At All Saints we like to try new things and this week we will be trying out chanting our Psalm. The Psalms were written to be chanted or sung and it is another way we can introduce more music and variety into our worship! Let me know what you think. We could also sing the Psalms to popular hymn tunes, but chanting somehow gives a feel of the ancient traditions of the church of which we are part. The metrical arrangements we will be using were produced by the Church of Scotland, so we will be standing in the Scottish Presbyterian tradition.
Meanwhile, another reminder that in two weeks’ time we will be starting a new Wednesday evening group at All Saints Chiang Mai. It will run from October 1 – December 31. Class will start promptly at 7pm and end around 8pm. Elena Kelly will be leading the class focusing on 13 specific women in the Bible. Wine and cheese will be provided, bring any translation or paraphrase of the Bible that you possess (the more, the better!). All humans are welcome! If you would like to take part please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday our readings are taken from Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, and Matthew 18:21-35, and we will be singing the hymns All Creatures of our God and King, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Let us Break Bread Together, and Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise. You can find the readings via this link. I will be preaching about forgiveness and diversity in the church.