Monthly Archives: February 2018

Losing it! What are you prepared to lose?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


What are you prepared to give up for Lent?  Your Life?

Dear Friends,

Lent is once more upon us!  It is a time of fasting when we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  What will you give up?

Jesus said, “those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.”  Is it really true that the only way we can really live, is to be prepared to give up everything?  Find out more this Sunday.

But Lent is about more than giving something up – it is a time for positive change – a time to give more thought to God and eternity.  That is why we are having our Lenten Study Groups this year.  They began this week!  Six of us met at David and Shem’s house in Doi Saket on Monday, three of us gathered at the Vicarage on Tuesday, and five people gathered at William and Tarntip’s home in Hang Dong on Wednesday.  More have said they would like to join us next week!

If you would like to be involved in the Lent Study Groups you do not have to commit to being there every week – I know some people cannot.  Just join us when you can!  Details below!

Meanwhile, our readings this Sunday will be Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, and Mark 8:31-38, and we will be singing the hymns The God of Abraham Praise, I have decided to follow Jesus, Let us Break Bread Together, and Lift High the Cross!  
The readings can be found via this link!

You can view last week’s sermon via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Lent Study Groups have begun!

For the first time this year we are having Lenten Study Groups.  We are studying the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.

In this easy to read book, Marcus Borg explores what key Christian words really mean – you might be surprised! When Jesus said “You must be born-again”, what was he talking about?  Maybe not what you think… and what does salvation actual mean?

There are three groups: one meeting on Mondays in Doi Saket at David and Shem’s house, one meeting on Tuesdays in central Chiang Mai at the Vicarage, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong at William and Tarntip’s house.  Next week we will be discussing the meaning of Jesus and Salvation!

Meetings will continue until Easter.

You can pick up a copy of the next week’s chapters on Sunday or buy a copy of the whole book for THB150.

Prayers of the People

We want to include your prayers!  Please email Gene on oandmhk@msn.com to share items for prayer.  We will include them in the prayers on Sunday.  (If you would like us to pray privately then please specify this in your message.)

God bless,

Iain

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It’s a Great Temptation!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Don’t tempt me!

Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday 14th February at 7 p.m.

Dear Friends,

Lent is once more upon us!  It is a time of fasting when we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  What will you give up? I am giving up Facebook for the next 40 days!  I will still be updating the All Saints’ Facebook page, and I will still be using Messenger to communicate, but I want to redeem the time I spend reading political and religious articles from around the globe.

But Lent is about more than giving something up – it is a time for positive change – a time to give more thought to God and eternity.  That is why we are having our Lenten Study Groups this year.  They begin next week!  If you would like to be involved in the Lent Study Groups you do not have to commit to being there every week – I know some people cannot.  Just join us when you can!  Details below!

Our readings this Sunday will be Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, and Mark 1:9-15, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, Forty Days and Forty Nights, Take My Life, and What a friend we have in Jesus!  The readings can be found via this link!

Lent Study Groups – Begin next week!

For the first time this year we will be having Lenten Study Groups.  We are going to study the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.

In this easy to read book, Marcus Borg explores what key Christian words really mean – you might be surprised! When Jesus said “You must be born-again”, what was he talking about?  Maybe not what you think… and what does salvation actual mean?

There will be three groups: one meeting on Mondays in Doi Saket at David and Shem’s house, one meeting on Tuesdays in central Chiang Mai at the Vicarage, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong at William and Tarntip’s house.  Meetings will begin on 19th February at 7 p.m. and continue for six weeks!

Email: iain@AllSaintsChiangMai, or sign the sheet at the back of the church, to sign up and to order a copy of the book for THB250.

Prayers of the People

We want to include your prayers!  Please email Gene on oandmhk@msn.com to share items for prayer.  We will include them in the prayers on Sunday.  (If you would like us to pray privately then please specify this in your message.)

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

Pancakes and Transfiguration!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Pancakes this Sunday – as we prepare for Lent!

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, as we prepare for Lent, we will eat pancakes – symbolising the removal of fat from our diets as we enter the Lenten fast.  Don’t forget that we will have our quiet and moving Ash Wednesday service next week!

Our pancake eating will be in contrast to our bible readings which are on the Transfiguration and our vision of Jesus!  I will be attempting to answer the question “Who is Jesus?”  Is he our friend, our saviour, our Lord, our judge, or all or none of these, or something more?

Our readings this Sunday will be 2 Kings 2:1, 6-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, and Mark 9:2-9, and we will be singing the hymns Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies, Be Thou My Vision, Fairest Lord Jesus, and O Jesus, I have Promised!

The readings can be found via this link!

Ash Wednesday – 14th February

Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year – 14th February – and we have our Ash Wednesday service, beginning at 7 p.m.  This will include the imposition of ashes.

Lent Study Groups

For the first time this year we will be having Lenten Study Groups.  We are going to study the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.

In this easy to read book, Marcus Borg explores what key Christian words really mean – you might be surprised! When Jesus said “You must be born-again”, what was he talking about?  Maybe not what you think… and what does salvation actual mean?

There will be three groups: one meeting on Mondays in Doi Saket, one meeting on Tuesdays in central Chiang Mai, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong.  Meetings will begin on 19th February at 7 p.m. and continue for six weeks!  Email: iain@AllSaintsChiangMai, or sign the sheet at the back of the church, to sign up and to order a copy of the book for THB250.

Prayers of the People

We want to include your prayers!  Please email Gene on oandmhk@msn.com to share items for prayer.  We will include them in the prayers on Sunday.  (If you would like us to pray privately then please specify this in your message.)

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

The Word in Flesh

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Join us at All Saints, Chiang Mai!

Dear Friends,

We are a growing, living, people at All Saints, Chiang Mai.  It has been a great privilege to welcome so many new people to worship with us at All Saints this January, and also to welcome Deacon Girard.

Lent is nearly upon us and we will begin our marking of the season with our pre-Lenten pancake potluck on Sunday 11th February.  Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year – 14th February – and we have our Ash Wednesday service, beginning at 7 p.m.  This will include the imposition of ashes.

For the first time this year we will be having Lenten Study Groups.  We are going to study the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.

In this easy to read book, Marcus Borg explores what key Christian words really mean – you might be surprised! When Jesus said “You must be born-again”, what was he talking about?  Maybe not what you think… and what does salvation actual mean?

There will be three groups: one meeting on Mondays in Doi Saket, one meeting on Tuesdays in central Chiang Mai, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong.  Meetings will begin on 19th February at 7 p.m. and continue for six weeks!
Email: iain@AllSaintsChiangMai, or sign the sheet at the back of the church, to sign up and to order a copy of the book for THB250.

Our readings this Sunday will be Proverbs 8:1, 22-31, Colossians 1:15-20, and John 1:1-14, and we will be singing Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, Crown Him With Many Crowns, Give me Jesus, and Tell Out My Soul!

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