From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

(10:30 a.m. from 1st August)

Dear Friends,

We are back in pandemic mode – or on the edge of it!  Face to face worship will continue at All Saints this week, but we are advising particularly vulnerable people to stay at home and join us on Zoom.  We will again meet with fans running and the doors open!

The level of corona virus infection has again been rising in Chiang Mai, and we need to be cautious.

(Graph from Chiang Mai News in English)

This week’s scripture passages focus on God as our shepherd, and Hannah Alexander-Herrick will be preaching on this topic this Sunday.

Perhaps you have reflected on verse 4 of the Twenty-third Psalm, and feel that we are constantly walking “through the valley of the shadow of death”!  But we can remember the second half of the verse, that God is with us, and God’s rod and staff are there to comfort us! These continue to be trying and unpredictable times, and we need to trust in God more than ever.

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

Our scripture readings for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity will be from 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22, and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, and we will be singing the hymns The Lord’s My Shepherd, I will Trust in You, Mothering God, and The King of Love My Shepherd Is!

While many of us are more confined to home than usual, there is the opportunity to watch both last week’s sermon and that of Helga Spring from the 20th June!

Last Sunday’s Sermon and Readings

Sermon and Highlights from 20th June

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.

Upcoming Events!

We have many exciting events planned, including a weekend in Chiang Dao, a potluck on August 1st, and the beginning of small house groups! But, because of the pandemic we can’t give a definite go-ahead yet!  Watch this space for more news!

Wednesday Lunch
We will not meet for lunch at The Gymkhana Club next Wednesday due to the pandemic.  Hopefully, this event will resume soon.

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!

God bless,

Father Iain

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