From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Jesus told the story of a rich farmer:
‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’
Jesus calls on us to be wise in our use of the money and resources we have, but the important question is Where is our treasure? Is our treasure in earthly things, in money, position, or power, or is it in the things of God – in love of God and neighbour, in doing good for the world? We will be looking at these issues this Sunday!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23, Colossians 3:1-11, and Luke 12:13-21, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Go forth and tell! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
Comings and Goings!
Elena – leaving this Friday!
Elena will be flying back to California on Friday, and Jantra will be off to boarding school in India next weekend. Meanwhile, Gene our Deacon will be arriving on Tuesday 6th August! Please hold them all in your prayers!
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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,