Hosanna in the Highest!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Palm Sunday is here!

Dear Friends,

Palm Sunday is upon us!  We will parade into the church on Sunday waving palms and shouting hosanna, just as the crowds did on the first Palm Sunday two thousand years ago!  Hosanna means deliver usset us freebring salvation. Are we crying out to God for ourselves, for others, and for the world?  Or are we comfortable with the way things are?

Jesus came to turn the world upside down – he threw the merchants out of the Temple, challenged those in authority, and was crucified for it!  How much are we prepared to act and pray to make this world a better place?

Our readings this Sunday will be Mark 11:1-11, Philippians 2:5-11, and Mark 14:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns Hosanna in the Highest, All Glory Laud and Honour, Hosanna Loud Hosanna, You are the King of Glory, and Ride on Ride on in Majesty!  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.

In our final 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 study chapter 9 and reflect on the meaning of this most holy of feasts!

Easter Services

Easter is almost upon us!

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)

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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