This is Lent!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Ash Wednesday at All Saints

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Dear Friends,

We have now entered the season of Lent.  Fifteen of us gathered for our Ash Wednesday service last night and marked the solemn beginning of this holy season with the imposition of ashes and prayers of penitence.

However, although Lent is a season for reflection, it is not a time of darkness or sorrow, for although we consider our own short-comings, we also look forward to the good news of Easter.  Lent is released from the void of darkness because we have the knowledge that our sins are forgiven and that nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Pictures and video from last week’s Pancake Sunday can be found on the All Saints Facebook Page.

This Sunday our bible readings are Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, Forty Days and Forty Nights, Take My Life, and What a friend we have in Jesus.  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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