Candlemas remembers the time when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to be presented at the Temple. It marks the end of the full Christmas season.
Why Candlemas? Because Jesus is the Light of the World – the one who brings light into darkness!
Our world is full of challenges. The US has entered a new chapter with the installation of a new president, and All Saints also begins a new chapter with my final return to Chiang Mai. (Although I am not comparing Mark Crawford to Donald Trump!)
It’s great to be back and I am really looking forward to the new things we can do together! God is good!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Malachi 3:1-4, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40, and our hymns will be All People that on Earth do Dwell, Christ Be Our Light, King of Kings Majesty, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!
Father Iain’s Return
I am back in Chiang Mai and will be leading worship at All Saints this Sunday! Thanks for all your prayers and support, I am so excited and looking forward to seeing you again!
Thanks to all who hosted and attended welcome back meals this week. I look forward to seeing some of you in Chiang Dao this Friday!
The First Welcome Meal at Phyliss and Arthur’s.
First Hundred Days
It is really great to be back! I have a list of ten things I want to do in my first hundred days – or from Candlemas to Pentecost!
Watch this space for more details!
On Sunday 14th February we will have a pancake potluck as we prepare for the beginning of Lent. Bring toppings to share.
We will have a special Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 17th February. This will include the imposition of ashes.
Our lunch will be on next week! I am looking forward to being there again! Why not come along? (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.