Useful?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


How useful are you?

Dear Friends,
In this week’s Gospel reading Jesus tells a strange parable.  It is about an unproductive fig tree.  The owner complains because it hasn’t fruited for three years and asks the gardener to cut it down.  The gardener pleads for one more year for the fig tree, but if it still fails to provide figs then it should be chopped down.

Jesus was talking to the people of Jerusalem, but how does this apply to us?  Are we useful or useless?

At this time of conflicts in Ukraine and Myanmar what are we doing?  The Chase family, who used to attend All Saints and now live in Hungary, are making sandwiches for refugees from Ukraine.  Others in our congregation are working with people from Myanmar.  All Saints is donating THB 20,000 to help the Karenni people, but what more can we all do?


Chase family sandwiches!


God has placed us in different places with different jobs to do, but we can all ask “How can I be useful?”

The scripture readings for this Sunday will be Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, and Luke 13:1-9, and we will be singing the hymns Christ is the World’s Light, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, Give me Jesus, and Christ, Be Our Light!

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s Sermon!

Due to technical difficulties, last week’s sermon was not recorded.  Older sermons and services can be seen via the All Saints website!

Covid-19 at the Youth Charity Foundation

Our choir will now not be joining us this Sunday.  As of Wednesday, 35 children at YCF had tested positive for the corona virus.  Please hold them in your prayers.

Also pray for Khun Tasnee who is supposed to be travelling to Australia for her son’s wedding but is still waiting for her visa!

Potluck This week!
 


There will be a potluck at the vicarage following this week’s Sunday service.  Unfortunately due to the new Covid outbreak, the children from YCF will not be joining us.   We will be fewer in number, but can still share with one another.  Bring food to share!  We may eat inside if the pollution level and temperature is high!  All are welcome!
 

Chili Night 


A few of the group!

Chili night at the Vicarage recommences this Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Every Tuesday everyone in Chiang Mai is invited to Chili Night in the New Vicarage.  Chili con Carne, rice, chips, ice-cream, and drinks are provided.  Just come along!  (But let Father Iain know in advance if you can!)   All are welcome.  


Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

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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