From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jesus Cleanses the Temple.

Dear Friends,

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:

  Bill Moeller
  Helga Spring
  Chris Tananone
  Hannah Alexander-Herrick
  Iain Baxter
  Mark Crawford
  Gene Bourquin

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!

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!

 Wednesday Lunch

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.

God bless,

Father Iain

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