From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Wise Men seeking Jesus
Christmas is almost over as we approach Twelfth Night and the Feast of the Epiphany! Epiphany is when the Magi from the East visited Jesus, and it marks the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles. The Jewish Messiah was not for the Jews alone, but for the whole world!
They came bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and we will bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, to the altar at All Saints this Sunday, symbolising bringing all that we have, to God!
Our readings will be Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12, and we will be singing We Three Kings of Orient Are, The First Nowell, As With Gladness Men of Old, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! The readings can be found via this link !
The All Saints trustees met last Tuesday, and approved some new ideas for the coming year including a Lenten Study Course, which will be held in different homes during Lent. We may have one group in Doi Saket, one in central Chiang Mai, and one in Hang Dong! Lent begins on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, this year, so we will have a Pancake Potluck on Sunday 11th February.
Theology On Tap will also soon resume, and we want to start other occasional social activites. A second more contemporary service is also being considered, to begin in August or September.
All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the Christ of Christmas in our lives! We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us, I hope you have a blessed and happy New Year!