From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Water into wine! What a useless miracle – it’s not like healing the sick or feeding the hungry! So what was the point? John, in his Gospel, describes the miracles as a series of “signs” – the point is, they point to who Jesus is! He is the one who has power over nature, over all the world!
How do we react to these signposts? Do we follow or choose to go the other way? Perhaps water into wine wasn’t a useless miracle after all! Cheers!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Genesis 14:17-20, Revelation 19:6-10, and John 2:1-11, and our hymns will be All Creatures of our God and King, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, I am the Bread of Life and A Mighty Fortress!
Father Iain’s Return
I have nearly finished my quarantining in Bangkok. God willing, I shall fly back to Chiang Mai on Sunday. All has gone well so far. 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!
Every Thursday for the last couple of months, Mark, Chris, Bill, Tarntip, Gene, and I, have been meeting to develop the Mission, Values, Vision, and Constitution of All Saints. We hope to have all this ready for presentation at a congregational Annual General Meeting at the end of February, along with the election of new Council members.
More to follow!
We will be meeting for lunch at midday next Wednesday at the Gymkhana Club. I am really excited to finally be back with you! Why not join us? (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.