From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
It was great to see thirty people gathered for our final combined 11 a.m. service and potluck last Sunday. Thanks to all who brought such delicious food to share! This week we will have two services: our usual Eucharist at 11 a.m. and an identical 9:15 a.m. Eucharist. You will now have a choice of worship times – but nobody needs to come twice, except me!
After the 11 a.m. service there will be a Church Council Meeting which should begin around 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
This week our Bible readings look at God personified as Wisdom in the Old Testament and Apocrypha, and our Gospel reading includes Peter’s declaration to Jesus: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!” We will be looking at how we see God, as we are made in God’s image: male and female. Our readings will be Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-81, James 3:1-12, and Mark 8:27-38, and we will be singing the hymns The King of Love my Shepherd is, Mothering God, Be Thou my Vision, and O God our Help in Ages Past. The readings can be found via this link!
If you enjoy gardening and are free this Saturday from 10am to 4pm, then you can go down to the Foreign Cemetery on the Lamphun Road and help with their exciting renovation project. Bring any tools you have. More details can be found on the Friends of the Foreign Cemetery Facebook page.
Also, next Friday, one of our church members, Michael Aldman will be appearing in Stories for Peace Day as part of the Miscast Players of Chiang Mai. This will be on 18th September at 7:30pm in the AUA Auditorium. All are welcome to attend – see Michael for details!
Video and audio of our major services can be found on the Audio-Visual page of the All Saints website and as always, 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,