From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Jesus Cleanses the Temple.
Last Sunday we had our Annual General Meeting and ratified our new 2021 Constitution, and elected four Church Council members.
The new Council members are:
Please hold us in your prayers.
This week, our Old Testament Reading contains the Ten Commandments, and our Gospel reading tells of Jesus cleansing the Temple. Our sermon will address the idea of authority. Who has it, and how should it be exercised?
Our scripture readings for Sunday will be Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, and John 2:13-22, and our hymns will be Awake My Soul and with the Sun, Make Me a Channel of your Peace, Lord Jesus Christ, and Lift High the Cross!
Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!
Free Burma Rangers Movie
Two weeks ago a group of us gathered to watch the Free Burma Rangers documentary film. It was certainly worth watching! Katie Wierenga, a member of All Saints, works for FBR and she is offering the opportunity to watch the film online if you missed it.
Please invite your friends, families, and churches to participate in the March 11-13 events.
Thursday, March 11th – 7 PM, EST, 7 AM Thailand (followed by discussion) – register here
Friday, March 12th – 6 PM, EST, 6 AM Thailand (followed by discussion) – register here
Saturday, March 13th: 6 PM EST, 6 AM Thailand – I will have a discussion/presentation about myself and the work of the medical department in Karen State, Burma. Register here
Lent Groups – Anglican 101
These are held on Tuesday evenings at Mark and Christa’s home, and Wednesday afternoons at the Gymkhana Club.
The theme is not designed to convert people to one particular Christian tradition, but it will be a time for all of us to share from our traditions and get to know where we all come from. There will be time for sharing and prayer, too!
Next week’s topic:
Liturgy and Sacraments. –
How we worship and encounter God.
Covid Pollution Protocols at All Saints
Since recommencing face to face worship in August 2020, All Saints has been operating under the protocols developed by Dr William Aldis, which include the wearing of masks, very quiet singing, no air-conditioning, and open doors and windows.
Chiang Mai is now entering the hot and smoky season, and Dr Aldis has revised the protocols accordingly. If the AQI is above 150 or the temperature is above 28C, then we will close the windows and use the air-conditioners. Other precautions, such as the wearing of masks, remain in force. A new more powerful air filter has also been purchased. The basis of these recommendations can be read here!
Last Sunday we needed to switch on the air-conditioning and it is likely that this will again be the case this week.
The Sound of Silence
To help us prepare for worship, the church bell will now be rung at 9:55 am each Sunday. This will signal the beginning of five minutes of silence, for private prayer and reflection before our worship.
It will be rung again at 10 am as our worship begins!
Lunch – last Wednesday!
Our lunch will continue next Wednesday! 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.
Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.