Are we truly Inclusive?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Zoom preaching last Sunday!

Dear Friends,

I am still in self-isolation but am looking forward to getting out and about again next Tuesday.  I shall again be preaching via Zoom this Sunday and Mark will be leading the service from the church.

This week the first reading from Acts tells the story of Philip baptising the Ethiopian eunuch.  He was the first non-Jew to be baptised and was a first on a number of levels.  I shall be looking at how this passage challenges us on the issue of inclusion!

We will again have a Holy Communion memorial this Sunday, but not a consecrated Eucharist, as there is little point in pre-consecrating the elements when people are receiving virtually at home!

Use this link to join this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our scripture readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter will be Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, and John 15:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, Called as partners in Christ’s service, Let Your Living Water Flow, and Great is Thy Faithfulness! The liturgy can be downloaded here!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Unfortunately, due to technical problems last week’s service was not recorded – but join us live this week at 10 a.m. or watch the hopefully successful recording this week!

YCF Vacation – Postponed

Last Saturday I head that the Youth Charity Foundation had reluctantly made the decision to postpone their vacation due to the Covid situation.  Obviously the children are very upset by this unavoidable decision.

They hope to reschedule for the October break if the conditions allow.  All money donated will be held until then.

People to Pray for

Please continue to pray for Bill and Warren who are experiencing health problems, and give thanks for Helga who came through her lazer eye operation last Sunday with excellent results.  She says she is now able to see out of both eyes for the first time in a year.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

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