All Welcome!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Last Sunday at All Saints

Dear Friends,

At All Saints, we like to say that “All are Welcome”.  In this week’s bible readings we see Joseph emotionally welcoming his family to Egypt, but we see Jesus initially rejecting a Canaanite woman.  How can this be?  Why is it so difficult to welcome people who are different from us?  If we truly want to grow at All Saints then we can welcome those who are similar to us, but God calls us to reach out further.  Let’s see how we can do this.

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, and Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28, and we will be singing the hymns Awake My Soul and with the Sun, Let Us Build a House, There Are Many Ways of Sharing, and Stand up stand up for Jesus!  The readings can be found via this link !

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be on Friday next week, 25th August.  (This is a corrected date from that posted last week!)  We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub!  Topic to be decided!

Potluck

We will have a potluck lunch on Sunday 3rd September.  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.  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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