From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Saying Farewell – last Sunday!
Last week we had our potluck to say goodbye to Pamela, Ken, Emily, Elena, and Jantra! This Sunday, the Chase family will be on their way down to Bangkok, although Elena and Jantra will be with us for another week! As you may know, the Chases are moving into the unknown with no jobs or home to go to – I know they have been praying a lot! Let’s hold them in our prayers too!
In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord’s Prayer, and then says to them “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” We ask, we pray, on behalf of each other. But what about when our prayers seem not to be answered? Some thoughts this week!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Genesis 18:20-32, Colossians 2:6-15, and Luke 11:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy; Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God; King of Kings Majesty; and At the Name of Jesus! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
After a year of backing-tracks, we now have a new organist! Her name is Gaew and she is a piano teacher here in Chiang Mai. She played for the first time last Sunday and it was excellent! We are very blessed to have her with us!
The Chase family have collected 50 milk cartons for the orphans at the Youth Charity Foundation! They are filling them with soap powder so that each child will have their own container for doing their laundry. Last Sunday we collected a further THB 800 to buy more soap powder!
Bill Moeller and Chris Tananone will take the cartons to the orphanage!
Advertising All Saints
I believe that All Saints is a good place to worship. For those who love an inclusive or a liturgical church it is a place to encounter God in Chiang Mai! The problem is, so many people don’t know we are here. We don’t need to “convert” people to grow as a body, but we do need to get the word out that All Saints exists and is here for them!
We have now paid for a Google ad.
If someone searches for “church Chiang Mai” or even just “church” and they are within a 25 km radius then our small listing ad appears.
This does not cost us anything unless someone clicks on the ad to go to our webpage or on the phone number to call the church! We will be watching how this works over the next month. Why not have a go? (But don’t click on the link as this will cost money!)
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,