Candlemas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Celebrating Christ the Light of the World!

Dear Friends,

I believe this will be an exciting year at All Saints.  We have our message for the year:

     God love you, and God has a purpose for you!

We also have the four “con”s:

Construction, Consecration, Connection, and Compassion.  (I know compassion doesn’t begin with con but it was the best I could do!)  More will be revealed in due course!

Construction?

This week we mark the Feast of Candlemas as the Season of Epiphany draws to a close.  Candlemas recalls Jesus’ dedication at the Temple as an eight day old baby, when Simeon declares him to be

         ‘A light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to the people of Israel.’

We will be celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World, this Sunday!

Our readings this Sunday will be Malachi 3:1-5, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, Give me Jesus, and Christ Be Our Light!

Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!  This is a great place to catch up if you’ve been away!  Each sermon only lasts around 15 minutes.

Discussion Groups for the New Year

Mpho and Desmond Tutu

In previous years we have had very popular Lent Groups, but this year we would like to begin the groups earlier – and maybe continue longer!  We will begin by studying Desmond and Mpho Tutu’s book, The Book of Forgiving.  Copies will be available to purchase this Sunday.

The groups will be on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Vicarage, and on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Gymkhana Club (following lunch) and the first meetings will be on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th February.  Email if you need directions.  It would be very useful if you could let me know if you are interested so that I can make sure I get enough copies of the book!

All are welcome – I hope you can join us!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

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,

God bless,

Iain

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