From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Last Sunday’s Potluck
IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
(10:30 a.m. from 1st August)
In this week’s New Testament reading, Paul writes of our adoption as God’s children. He talks of redemption, forgiveness, adoption, and inheritance. It is a thing of blessing. Last Saturday night’s event at the Youth Charity Foundation reminded me how important it is to belong – to be part of a family! That doesn’t need to be a blood family, but we all need to belong to someone and have someone we belong to!
We will explore more of this at All Saints this Sunday!
Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501
Our scripture readings for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity will be from Amos 7:7-15, Ephesians 1:3-14, and Mark 6:14-29, and we will be singing the hymns A Mighty Fortress, Amazing Grace, And Can it be, and Born in Song!
10:30 a.m. start from 1st August
After much debate and soul-searching we have finally been able to find a compromise starting time! From August 1st our morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Dedication at the Youth Charity Foundation
Last Saturday there was a special event at House of Grace to dedicate their new building. The event began with a worship service at 5 p.m. which was followed by dinner.
I was invited to give the opening prayer – though the rest of the service was in Thai!
Two of our choir members, Mint and Yoke, led the hymns.
We were welcomed by Khun Tasnee.
And all the children took part.
Last Sunday’s Potluck
Thanks to Arthur and Phyllis and all who helped with the excellent Potluck at the MCC Office Compound. This will probably be the last potluck held there, as the office is expanding and they are losing storage space. Many thanks to Rebecca, Blaine, Arthur, and Phyllis, who have hosted potlucks and the Christmas Lunch during the pandemic. Without you these would not have been possible!
Our next potluck will probably be at the new vicarage on 1st August!
A big thank you to Mark, Gene, Arthur, Katie, and Karen, who came to help me move in to my new house. And special thanks to Clarice’s son, Jonathan, who sent ten men and four vans to enable the move – we couldn’t have done it without them!
Some of Jon’s merry men getting a wardrobe up the stairs!
Katie and Karen taking the fridge upstairs. Women are doing for themselves – apparently!
Looking heavenward in the kitchen!
All being well, our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees. You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!
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!