From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Wholeness, healing, and salvation, are all intimately linked in scripture. Salvation is more than a mere “going to heaven”, and healing is more than a mere removal of physical symptoms. God wants us to be whole, restored, people. We are all in need of healing, but as we come into the presence of the living God, we can begin to receive that restoration we need.
This week’s Gospel reading tells the story of Jesus healing ten lepers. There are still people suffering from the effects of leprosy in Thailand, and in 2012 I visited those living at McKean Rehabilitation Center. Modern science has arrested the effects and spread of leprosy, but Jesus is offering us all healing in the many different ways we need it.
Visiting McKean in December 2012.
Come to All Saints this Sunday to hear how Jesus can begin healing you! We will also pray for your healing as we receive communion together if you wish. This Sunday’s readings are Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19, and we will be singing the hymns Now Thank We All Our God, O Christ the Healer, Give me Jesus, and How Great Thou Art! The readings can be found via this link!
Meanwhile, you have another chance to join in Zumba!!! All are welcome to join us in Zumba on Wednesday at 5 p.m. here in the church! It will last about an hour. No previous experience is needed and Andy Ong will be leading the class. All ages and fitnesses welcome! Come and join the fun!
And slightly further ahead, “Theology on Tap” will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday 21st October. Nate Tipton will be leading this event where a group of people, from All Saints and elsewhere, can discuss a theological issue over a pint of beer, or other beverage, in a relaxed setting. Initially it will meet once a month on a Friday night. If you might be interested, speak to Nate or me. Venue to be confirmed next week!