Pentecost Sunday is Here!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

This week is Pentecost Sunday!
Potluck this Week!

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Dear Friends,

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.
God is with us as we see the fulfilment of the prophecy from Joel:
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In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my servants, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.

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In this we see that God’s love, and the power to be in relationship with God, is not confined to a select few but is offered and available to all!

This is the Good News of the Gospel: God is for us all!

Our readings this Sunday will be Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, and John 15:26-27, 16:4-15, and we will be singing the hymns Come Down O Love Divine, Spirit of God Unseen as the Wind, O Breath of Life Come Sweeping through Us, and O God of Burning Cleansing Flame!  The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Pentecost Sunday Potluck

Our service will be followed by a Potluck.  Please bring food to share!

The Funeral of Allen David Burdoin

We gave David a wonderful send off!  He would have loved to see how much so many people valued him so highly.  Thank you to all who took part, and all who shared their thoughts of this wonderful man.  He is home with the Lord now and at peace.  Please continue to hold Shem in your prayers.

Video of the funeral can be seen by clicking here.

It has been suggested that it would be good to  commission a new altar in memory of David.  He was one of our church trustees and the Eucharist was deeply meaningful to him.  Our current altar is only an ordinary metal-legged table.  We would like something made of wood which could bear a plaque in David’s memory.
There will be a plate at the back of the church, or please see Richard our treasurer.

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 worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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