Time to Go?

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Ready to move?

Dear Friends,

This week’s Old Testament reading tells the story of the first Passover.  The people were told to be ready, to cook and eat quickly, and keep no leftovers.  They were to be ready to move.  Likewise, in our New Testament reading, Paul reminds his readers that “the night is far gone, the day is near.”  They are to be ready!

What about us?  Are we travelling light?  Are we ready to answer God’s call whenever it comes?  Jesus gives us great authority, not to order hurricanes to change their path, but to share God’s love with the world.  We are literally commanded to “rewrite the rule-book”!

What exciting future does the Lord have in store for you? Find out at All Saints this Sunday.

Old One Hundredth Liturgy

This Sunday we will also have our special Old One Hundredth liturgy.  We will be singing the Gloria, the Creed, the Sanctus, and the Lord’s Prayer, to the tune of All People that on Earth do Dwell.   The sheet music is here and here, click on the links above for the music.

I hope we can joyfully worship God together as we repeat the words of God’s people to this get music of the faith.  Please give me your feedback!

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, and Matthew 18:15-20, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, One Bread One Body, and Go forth and tell.

The readings can be found via this link !

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be on Friday 22nd September. We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub! This month’s topic is “doubt”!

From October we will begin meeting every two weeks. The schedule is on the Theology on Tap page of the All Saints website.

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 15th October we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.

This will be followed by a barbecue, please bring salads and deserts to share. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign if you intend to come.

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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