From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
On Sunday 18th October we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival. Living in the city we can easily be cut off from the cycle of nature and the abundance of God’s provision for us. However, in Thailand we just have to look out the window to see the fruits of nature all around. This year Warren has invited us to celebrate the harvest at his place, Thung Dong Farm. There will be no service at All Saints on that day, instead we will leave the church at 9:30 a.m. and spend the whole day at the farm.
Our service will begin around 11:30 a.m. and we will share lunch together—which Warren has kindly provided. We should arrive back at church around 5 p.m. You can see more pictures and information about the farm at www.thungdongfarmstay.com It looks like a beautiful place! If you intend to go, please sign up as we need to organise transportation for everyone! It should be a memorable day.
Meanwhile, this week our readings are Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, James 5:13-20, and Mark 9:38-50, and we will be singing the hymns Let all the world in every corner sing, O Lord make haste to hear my cry, Break Thou the bread of life,and What a friend we have in Jesus! The readings can be found via this link! Our sermon is entitled What’s the point in praying?
If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page. 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,