From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
You may have seen a sign in a shop saying “Do not ask for credit, as a refusal may offend!” Are we like that with God, afraid to ask in case the answer is no, or even worse, that answer is yes?
Sometimes we may be afraid that we will get what we ask for, and we are more comfortable just to stay where we are! What is God calling on you to ask for? Is it scary, will it change your life? Do we expect the unexpected?
Find out more this week at All Saints!
Our readings for this Sunday will be from Genesis 32:22-31, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, Seek Ye First, and Before the Throne of God Above! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
Last week’s Sermon
For those who missed it, last week’s sermon, “Be Thankful!” is now available on YouTube!
Last Week’s Potluck
We had an excellent lunch last Sunday – much enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
Our first weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club went well with five people in attendance. Next week we will meet again at midday, this time on Thursday! Please join us if you can!
A reminder that this will be on Sunday 3rd November and we will again journey out to the wonderful Thung Dong Farm! Please sign up at the back of the church or send me an email if you intend to come!
We will leave the church at 9:30 a.m so don’t be late – and bring food to share for our potluck lunch!
All Saints Day Service
To accommodate our Harvest Festival, this year’s celebration of All Saints Day will be on Sunday 27th October!
Other events in November include Remembrance Sunday on 10th November – beginning at 10:30 a.m., and Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 17th November!
All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols
Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries! This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end! It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital. (Directions will be given nearer the time!)
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,