From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Don’t tempt me!
Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday 14th February at 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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