End of Lent?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


One more week in purple!

Dear Friends,

Lent, that time of reflection and fasting, is drawing to a close.  Mark will be preaching this week, reflecting on the centrality of Jesus in the Christian faith.  The following week we will be in red for Palm Sunday!

How has Lent been for you?  Has it passed you unawares, or has it had an effect on your life?  Has something changed through your Lenten observance?  Of course, we are all busy people, but it is never too late to spend a moment contemplating the deep questions of life, giving thanks for all that we have, and resolving to change our lives for the better.

Our readings this Sunday will be Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, and John 12:20-33, and we will be singing the hymns All for Jesus, Be Thou My Vision, Break Thou the Bread of Life, and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!  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 – Last Chance!

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

Next week, there will be two groups meeting: one meeting on Monday in Doi Saket at David and Shem’s house, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong at William and Tarntip’s house.

As we approach Easter, we will be discussing Chapter 8, the Death of Jesus, next week, and chapter 9, Easter, in our final meeting during Holy Week!  Even if you haven’t been yet, there is still time to join us!

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.)

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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