From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Our scripture readings for this Sunday focus on Wisdom – how she acts and who she is! But who is Wisdom? Just a personification of one of God’s attributes, an angel, a metaphor, or one person of the Trinity? The Greek Orthodox Church was so devoted to Holy Wisdom that their holiest cathedral was dedicated in her honour, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
So who is Wisdom? Is she the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit who guides us into all wisdom, or something else? Find out more this Sunday!
Our scripture readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity will be from Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, and Mark 8:27-38, and we will be singing the hymns Immortal Invisible God only Wise, Come and Seek the Way of Wisdom, Holy Spirit We Welcome You, and Holy Wisdom Lamp of Learning!
Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.
Last week’s sermon can be viewed here!
Are all welcome?
Last Sunday’s Potluck
Thanks to everyone who made last week’s potluck such a great success. It was a little wet so we were unable to meet out on the lawn under the trees, but we ate outdoors on the back terrace instead. A good time of fellowship!
Clarice’s son, John, has opened a shop selling UK products. It is across the road from Kad Farang in Hang Dong and you can also order deliveries! Their website will be coming soon too! Click here for the Google location!
The Independent Sacramental Movement
Archbishop Ron, who will be visiting us for All Saints Day, is from the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia. This is part of the independent sacramental movement. If you are interested, you can find out more about this little known branch of Christianity by listening to the Sacramental Whine podcast from Bishop Oliver Kling. I have found it a very useful resource.
The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues. Please join us at midday on Wednesday. All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club 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!