From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
God is here!
POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!
This week’s Old Testament reading tells the story of the Burning Bush! When Moses approaches this disturbing phenomenon, God says “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
All Saints, Chiang Mai, is holy ground, for it is a space set apart for the worship of God. It is not as old as the thousand year old churches I visited in England this summer, nor as grand as the 150 year old cathedral in Hong Kong, but it is holy ground, none the less.
I am really excited about this new year at All Saints: I am excited about my new teaching schedule, it means I will have much more time to serve the church here, I am excited about Deacon Gene’s arrival, we can support each other in so many ways, I am excited about our growing and interesting congregation, for together we are the body of Christ, and I am excited about the stewardship campaign we are about to embark on, for it will enable us to do so much more!
Perhaps this year we will have to move to somewhere bigger, or even build our own place, but right now this is holy ground! Come and join us on that holy ground this week, and allow God to prepare us to change God’s world and build God’s kingdom!
Our bible readings for this Sunday are Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, and Matthew 16:21-28, and we will be singing the hymns All Creatures of our God and King, Beauty for Brokenness, Break Thou the Bread of Life, and From Heaven You Came.
The readings can be found via this link !
We will have a potluck lunch this Sunday following our morning worship. Please bring food to share. All are welcome.
If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.
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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,