From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Ash Wednesday – 18th February 2015
New Year is behind us and we will soon be entering the season of Lent. We still have three weeks before Lent begins on Wednesday 18th February when we will be having a special Ash Wednesday service at All Saints beginning at 7 pm. This is a solemn service when we come before God and confess our sins. The liturgy will include the imposition of ashes.
The day before Ash Wednesday is Shrove Tuesday, orMardi Gras. In the British tradition it is known as Pancake Tuesday, and many people enjoy pancakes on this day. At All Saints we will have a pancake potluck following the service on Sunday 15th February. More details to follow. Meanwhile our worship continues in this season of Epiphany as we remember our call to discipleship.
This Sunday our readings are Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, and Mark 1:21-28, and we will be singing the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, In Christ Alone My Hope is Found, For the Bread Which We have Broken, and Tell Out My Soul the Greatness of the Lord. You can find the readings via this link. Our sermon will challenge us to live prophetic lives.