From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
This week’s Old Testament reading is from Jeremiah 1:4-10. It includes the line “”Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” Each one of us is intimately known to God – God knows us better than we know ourselves – yet God still loves us! Join us at All Saints, Chiang Mai, this week, as we rejoice in the God of our creation and our salvation.
If you read the last two weeks’ emails, you will know that our All Saints on-line survey is now on-line. Nineteen people have now completed the survey, but over 40 read this email last week! Please fill it in if you have not already done so. This should help us to not only serve one another better, but to reach out to the wider world.
Please take time to complete it, and think carefully about your answers. We really want to know how we can improve what we offer at All Saints, as we seek to honour God and serve the needs of our community. The survey is anonymous, unless you want personal feedback, in which case you should fill in your name and email address at the end.
If you are a couple or family, then each person can complete the survey – just click on “submit” when you have completed the survey and the option “submit another response” will appear. Another response can then be made – but only submit one per person!
We are hoping to begin distributing our smoke alarms this week!
As we have been given THB10,200 by the Chiang Mai Expats Club in order to purchase more smoke alarms for Thai dormitories, if you know of a dormitory which might need them, then let me know! All Saints has already purchased 20 smoke alarms, at a total cost of THB7,300, which we will be donating to dormitories in Thailand. They each contain a battery with a guaranteed ten year lifespan.
This an on-going project. We will buy and install more smoke detectors as funds allow and requests are made. Lets hope that this small project helps to save many lives.
This Sunday’s readings are Jeremiah 1:4-10, Hebrews 12:18-29, and Luke 13:10-17, and we will be singing the hymns Praise with joy the world’s Creator, I will offer up my life, Take My Life and Let it Be, and How Great Thou Art! The readings can be found via this link!
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,