From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
We are the People of God!
In the Church calendar we are now entering the half of the year known as “Ordinary Time.” It is called ordinary not because it is boring or uninteresting, but because it isn’t one of those special seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, or Pentecost! As you can see from the diagram below, our scripture readings and themes for Ordinary Time focus on the story of the people of God – the message of what we should be doing and who we are in God’s purposes.
This week our Gospel reading is from Luke’s Gospel where Jesus calls his disciples to follow him and utters those well known lines ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ Jesus demands our commitment and this will be the focus of our worship this Sunday!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, and Luke 9:51-62, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Will you come and Follow Me?, They’ll know we are Christians by our Love, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
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