Monthly Archives: August 2018

Hungry for God?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus says “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.”  What did he mean?  Why did so many of his contemporaries misunderstand his meaning, and what does it mean to us?

Our scripture readings this week will be Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia SIng to Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, Jesus calls us o’er the tumult, and All my hope on God is founded!  The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Theology on Tap – Tomorrow Night

Theology on Tap will restart this week!  We will meet on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub.  This is a great opportunity to have a drink, or a meal, and have an open conversation about some aspect of Christian theology.

This week we will talk about salvation.  What is it, and what does it mean to you?  No previous knowledge is required, just come with your eyes open and your brain engaged!  No view is too strange or too simple!  All are very welcome!

All Saints Hymnal

The draft of the All Saints Hymnal is now complete including most of the hymns we have sung regularly over the last five years.  I have now to add in the new suggestions you have submitted!  Please let me have any other ideas as soon as possible, or you will miss this chance to help develop our worship at All Saints!

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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Feel Angry?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Anger is a very natural and human emotion.  Jesus was angry at times when faced with hypocrisy and injustice, and anger isn’t necessarily always wrong.  But in this week’s epistle, Paul writes “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger…”  What does this mean to us?  How should we handle anger and how do we keep loving, even in the midst of anger and injustice?

Our scripture readings this week will be 1 Kings 19:4-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, and John 6:35, 41-51, and we will be singing the hymns When Morning Gilds the Skies, I am the Bread of Life, One Bread One Body, and When in our Music God is Glorified!

The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap will restart next week!  We will meet on Friday 17th August at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub.  This is a great opportunity to have a drink, or a meal, and have an open conversation about some aspect of Christian theology.  No previous knowledge is required, just come with your eyes open and your brain engaged!  No view is too strange or too simple!  All are very welcome!

All Saints Hymnal

The draft of the All Saints Hymnal is now complete including most of the hymns we have sung regularly over the last five years.  I have now to add in the new suggestions you have submitted!

Please let me have any other ideas as soon as possible, or you will miss this chance to help develop our worship at All Saints!

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

All We Need?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

The essentials for life?

Dear Friends,

It’s great to be back in Chiang Mai.  After a much-needed break, I am back in the saddle and raring to go!  Lots of things are happening, and this should be an exciting year at All Saints!  Many thanks to Mark, Nate, Herb, Gene, and many others, for making everything run so smoothly in my absence!

In Philippians 4:19 Paul writes: My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory.  But what does that mean?  What are our needs?  And will God really supply them?

According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, at the most basic level we all need air, water, food, sleep, clothing, and shelter.  He defines these as Physiological Needs.  Other needs, less basic but still necessary, are arranged in a pyramid.  At the top he places self-actualization, that feeling of being who we were meant to be, as Christians we would say being the person God created us to be.

Which ones of these will God provide?


Well, Paul says that God will supply all your need!  We will look at how this can be, this Sunday!

Our scripture readings this week will be Exodus 16:9-15, Ephesians 4:1-16, and John 6:24-35, and we will be singing the hymns All for Jesus, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Take My Life and Let it Be, and Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah!  The readings can be found via this link and past services can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

All Saints Chiang Mai Mission

Last Friday the documents were submitted to register All Saints Chiang Mai Mission as a UK charity.  This will enable All Saints to recover tax paid by UK donors and provide further accountability and oversight for the work of All Saints.

Work on registering All Saints as a Thai Foundation will begin soon!

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap will restart this month!  We will meet on Friday 17th August at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub.  This is a great opportunity to have a drink, or a meal, and have an open conversation about some aspect of Christian theology.  No previous knowledge is required, just come with your eyes open and your brain engaged!  No view is too strange or too simple!  All are very welcome!

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