From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Back in Church!
BACK IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
It was wonderful to be back in church again last week. In 2020 we missed both Easter and Pentecost, this year we were able to worship in person in both festivals – although online in between. God is everywhere so why does it matter where we worship? Well, the message of Christmas is all about Jesus being incarnate, in the flesh. We are incarnate beings and so it is good for us to be together in person!
Our God is not a lonely God! That is part of what the Trinity teaches us – that God is in relationship even within God’s self. The scriptures are the account of God seeking relationship with those heshe has created and we are called to be in deep, strong, relationship with God and with one another.
So.. let us meet together and rejoice!
However, the pandemic is not over, and there are still those amongst us who must for a little while longer continue to self-isolate. They can join us too on Zoom and we will livestream our service this Sunday.
Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501
Last week, we were joined virtually by the All Saints Choristers who sang the Gloria, Sanctus, and during Communion. We will hear them again this Sunday!
And you can watch last week’s service here!
Our scripture readings for this Trinity Sunday will be Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, and John 3:1-17, and we will be singing the hymns Holy Holy Holy, We All Believe in One True God, Mothering God, and Tell Out My Soul!
It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!
People to Pray for…
Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell. Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is in particular need of our prayers at this time. Please pass on any messages you have for Bill via Gene or me.
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.
Wednesday Lunch – Restarts!
Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will recommence next week. We will meet at midday on the terrace. You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!
For seven years All Saints main service was at 11 a.m. Last August, we began meeting with the doors open due to Covid. The service was then moved to 10 a.m. as it was cooler. With first the pollution and then the heat, we have retreated back into the air-conditioning, and some people have requested that the service move back to 11 a.m.
What do you think? Speak to me or a Church Council member!
Weekly Offering to All Saints
You can still donate in person or 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!
Come Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!