Pride comes before a fall?

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai


A proud man?

Dear Friends,

There are all sorts of pride: civic pride, national pride, gay pride, racial pride, black pride, pride in our own achievements.  Is pride always a good thing, or never a good thing?  It is listed as one of the seven deadly sins!  This week at All Saints, we will look at what Jesus has to say about pride!

Meanwhile, the All Saints on-line survey is now completed – some results will be shared next week!  (If you are quick you may still be able to do it if you find last week’s email.)

Last Sunday afternoon, Bill Moeller, Andy Ong, and I, went to the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage in Doi Saket, and delivered smoke alarms for their dorm. They were very happy to receive them and you can read more about the foundation on their website, http://www.ycfthailand.com/    The next batch will go to the Karen Leadership Development Program dormitory.  It houses poor Karen students from remote villages who are studying at college in Chiang Mai.

The Youth Charity Foundation Children

Further ahead, there is a great new opportunity coming up.  The following retreats will be facilitated by our church member Ann-Christin Salomonsson.  They all have a contemplative style.  The Meditative Art Retreat is on Thursday 15th September from  9.30 to 12, and the Returning & Resting Retreat is on Saturday 17th September and will last fours hour and includes lunch.  Both are held at The Well.  Then @The Crossroads is a five days retreat held at Horizon Village in November.  People are starting to sign up but there are slots available! You register on The Well website http://www.thewellintl.org/ 

This Sunday’s readings are Sirach 10:12-18, Proverbs 25:6-7, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Be Thou My Vision, and Oh for a thousand Tongues to Sing!  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,

God bless,

Iain

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