A snake on the Cross? What does this mean?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

What is this?

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Old Testament reading, we hear of God’s antidote to poisonous serpents: a bronze serpent on a pole!  What is that about, and what does it mean?  How does it connect to the gospel?  Find out this week!

Our readings this Sunday will be Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, and John 3:14-21, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia Sing to Jesus, He lives He lives, Lord I lift your name on high, and All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!  The readings can be found via this link!

You can view last week’s excellent sermon by Taylor Pfaff 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 Chapters 13 and 14: Sin, and Repentance and Forgiveness.

Meetings will continue until Easter.  You can buy a copy of the book for THB150.

Easter Services

Meanwhile, Easter is coming soon!

Sunday    25th March       11 a.m. Palm Sunday Service
with Parade of the Palms.

Thursday 29th March       7 p.m.  Maundy Thursday
Service with Taizé music
and feet washing

Friday      30th March        11 a.m. Good Friday Service

Sunday    1st April              11 a.m. Easter Worship
(followed by potluck and
Easter Egg hunt)

Prayers of the People

We want to include your prayers!  Please email Gene on oandmhk@msn.com to share items for prayer.  He will still be doing this task from New York!  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,


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