From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
In its two years of existence, All Saints has grown from a membership of two to one of around forty! It is exciting that our existing building is getting full! With this in mind we will begin an additional Sunday service at 9:15am. We will review how this is going after Christmas! Initially the new service will have an identical format to the one at 11am, and people will therefore have a choice of time for worship. For those who are happy with the existing 11am service there should be no change.
It is expected that the earlier service will have a smaller attendance and will be a quieter time to come before God together! Of course, this will give more space in the 11am service too!
From Sunday 13th September, we will have two services: one at 9:15am and one at 11am! The last combined 11am service will be on Sunday 6th September. This will be followed by a potluck and we will take a group photo.
Other events coming up include the Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Double Five Concert at the Kad Suan Kaew Theatre. This is this Saturday at 7:30pm. Peter Nicholson, the oldest son of Harvey and Nancy, will be playing the double bass!
A little further ahead, Michael Aldman will be appearing inStories for Peace Day as part of the Miscast Players of Chiang Mai. This will be on Friday 18th September at 7:30pm.
This week our readings will be from Songs of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, and Mark 7:1-23, and we will be singing the hymns Awake my Soul, The Well-Loved Traditions, I am the Bread of Life, and Be Doers of the Word of God. The readings can be found via this link!
This week’s sermon will be entitled That Old Devil Called Love.
If you would like to see the Songs of Praise episode from the refugee camp in Calais, which I mentioned in last week’s sermon, you can go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b067862y/songs-of-praise-16082015. You will need a program to unblock the link.