Salt and Light

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus calls his disciples the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  That includes us too!  How are we being salt and light in our society, amongst our friends, in our work place or school?  Are we really “good news” to those around us?  This week I will be asking us these questions, and exploring how we can really make a difference in the world around us and so give glory to God!

This Sunday’s scripture readings are Isaiah 58:1-12, 1 Corinthians 2:11-16, and Matthew 5:13-20, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, Salt of the Earth, Break Thou the Bread of Life,and A Little Bit of Salt.  The readings can be found via this link!

A little further ahead, Lent begins on Wednesday 1st March when we will be having our Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.  It is the British tradition to eat pancakes on the day before Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on Wednesday 1st March. The day is known as Shrove Tuesday or, more popularly, Pancake Day.  At All Saints there will be a Pancake Potluck on Sunday 26th February following the morning service. More instructions to follow! All are welcome to join!

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,


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