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

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