From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Last Week’s Pentecost Peace!
The Trinity is not a doctrine for those who like their religion easy! Many years ago, I remember a ten year old girl saying to me: “Some people say Jesus is God’s Son, but others say he is God! How is that? Who is right?”
You will be glad to know that I am not going to try to explain the Trinity here – nor will I try on Sunday! There are some things that are too big for our tiny minds to understand! However, there is much we can learn from the Trinity, not least that God is love and at the heart of God is an internal loving relationship.
Remember the words from 1 John, which I quoted last Sunday, as did a rather more famous preacher, Bishop Michael Curry at a recent royal wedding:
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8
We are all called to love one another, for at the heart of God is a loving relationship!
Our readings this Sunday will be Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, and John 3:1-17, and we will be singing the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy; We All Believe in One True God; Mothering God; and Tell Out My Soul! The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
Memorial for David Burdoin
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. We could have something beautiful carved here in Chiang Mai! Please see Richard our treasurer.
Christine’s recovery from her knee operation is taking time and she is still in some pain. Please hold her in your prayers!
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,