From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these?
This week, our reading from the Book of Acts continues the theme of radical inclusion. Last week we saw the Ethiopian Eunuch receiving baptism. This week we see a whole groups of Gentiles, the Italian Centurion Cornelius, and a group of his relatives and close friends, all being baptised. The doors to the Kingdom are opening! As we celebrate God’s love, we will remember again that All are Welcome!
Our readings this Sunday will be Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6, and John 15:9-17, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, From Heaven You Came, One Bread One Body, and For All the Saints! The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
Please continue to hold Christine in your prayers! She is now in rehab following her knee operation, but says the pain seems unrelenting.
David and Shem
David Burdoin received the result of his bone marrow biopsy on Tuesday, and he has acute myeloid leukaemia. The prognosis is not good and only palliative care can be offered. Shem is flying back to Chiang Mai on Sunday so he can be here.
Please pray for David and Shem, and especially that Shem would have no problems with immigration in the Philippines or in Thailand as he travels back.
Also, please pray for Selena, Ken and Emily’s daughter. She is recovering in hospital but now needs a small operation.
If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.
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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 worshipping with us,