Monthly Archives: July 2017

Double Trouble

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Rachel and Leah

Dear Friends,

We can continue our journey through the lives of the Patriarchs with the story of Rachel and Leah.  Jacob is tricked into marrying the wrong sister so marries the right one as well.

Rivalry and jealousy are again central to the developing story.  What does this mean for us?

I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday as I return from my summer break.  Many thanks to Mark, Ann-Christin, and Jacob, for their hard work over the last four weeks.

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39, and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, Let Us Build a House, One Bread One Body, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!

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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Access God!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jacob’s Ladder: the way to heaven?

Dear Friends,

How can we contact God?  How can we reach out to the divine, the beyond?  Jacob had a vision of a ladder between heaven and earth with angels ascending and descending upon it.

How can we know God in our lives?  Find out at All Saints this week.

Our service this week will be led by the Rev. Mark Crawford, as I am in the UK.  Please attend if you can, to give Mark your support during this season when many people are travelling!  I shall be back next week!

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Genesis 28:10-19, Romans 8:12-25, and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, For the Bread Which You Have Broken, and Amazing Grace!

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

More Conflict!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jacob and Esau
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Dear Friends,

As we continue our way through the stories of the Patriarchs of Genesis, we reach the story of Jacob and Esau.  More fighting, more conflict, more sibling rivalry!

In the Gospel reading, Jesus tells the Parable of the Sower: not all seed will grow and be successful!  What can we do to prepare the ground and bring more peace into our world?

Find out this Sunday as Rev. Mark Crawford again leads our worship.

Our service this week will be led by the Rev. Mark Crawford, as I am in the UK.  Please attend if you can, to give Mark your support during this season when many people are travelling!

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, and we will be singing the hymns All Creatures of our God and King, Give me Jesus, 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,

God bless,

Iain

What is real love?

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

This week’s Old Testament story is that of Isaac and Rebekah.  This is perhaps one of the few “good marriages” in the Bible, although next week we will see how each parent favoured a different one of their twin sons.

What is love really all about?  What does God really demand of us?  How does God want us to respond to him?

These are some of the questions we will be looking at in this week’s sermon at All Saints.

Our service this week will be led by the Rev. Mark Crawford, as I am in the UK.  Please attend if you can, to give Mark your support during this season when many people are travelling!

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, and we will be singing the hymns Immortal Invisible God only Wise, Be Thou My Vision, and Open My Eyes That I May See!

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