From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
What is God calling you to? Our Old Testament reading this week records God’s calling of Samuel, and our Gospel reading tells of Jesus’ calling of Nathaniel. God is calling you too!
Not all are called to be bishops, priests, or deacons, although I believe that God is calling many more than those who answer the call, but we are all called if we are Christians, for we are called to follow Christ.
So, think! What is God calling you to do, to be? Is God calling you to ordination? The world needs more priests – more people to lead, minister, and intercede, to and for God’s people and the world. Talk to me if you feel God is putting a calling on your life, whether you are nine years old or ninety-nine years old! God is calling!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be 1 Samuel 3:1-20, Revelation 5:1-10, and John 1:43-51, and our hymns will be Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, I the Lord of Sea and Sky, I will offer up my life, and Tell Out My Soul!
Video of last week’s service can be viewed on the AllSaintsChiangMai.com audio-visual page!
Father Iain’s Return
I am now safely back in Thailand quarantining in Bangkok. God willing, I shall be back in Chiang Mai from Sunday 24th January. Thanks for all your prayers and support, I am so excited and looking forward to seeing you again!
Mark has been organizing a serious of events to welcome me back, including meals on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, and Wednesday 27th, and a getaway to Chiang Dao on Friday 29th January. See Mark for more details.
I shall be back in All Saints and leading worship on Candlemas, Sunday 31st January!
Check on Sunday to see if the lunch is on next week! (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!)
Weekly Offering to All Saints
You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.