Is He, or isn’t He?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Who is Jesus?

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’

Jesus had lost many supporters and followers after he spoke of eating his flesh and drinking his blood.  (See my sermon from last week.)  He then questions his disciples: will they leave too?  Suddenly, it’s about more than following a good teacher, it’s about knowing and acknowledging the Holy One of God!

Who do you think Jesus was?  Who do you think Jesus is?  That is what we will be considering this week at All Saints.

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18, Ephesians 6:10-20, and John 6:56-69, and we will be singing the hymns Awake My Soul and with the Sun, In Christ alone my hope is Found, Be Thou My Vision, and Onward Christian People!  The readings can be found via this link and the sermons from Sunday 12th and Sunday 18th August can now be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Funeral of Father Ian Cragg

Some of you will remember Father Ian Cragg, who attended All Saints from 2014-16.  He died earlier this week, and his funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 am at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery.  Please join us if you can.  May he rest in peace!

Harvest Festival

We are planning our annual harvest festival, hopefully for Sunday 16th September!  Watch this space for confirmation and more details.

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!

All Saints’ Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the All Saints Trustees will be on Monday 3rd September at 6 p.m.

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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