From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
This week our Gospel reading is the story of the Prodigal Son – one of the most famous parables in scripture. In the parable, the son who has gone away and squandered his inheritance is, none the less, welcomed back by his father. This powerful story reminds us that whatever we’ve done, or failed to do, God will always welcome us back.
This is assurance – the knowledge that God will always love us, no matter what! It is at the very heart of the good news of the Gospel – no one is so bad that they must sit at the back of the church by the door, all are fully welcome to be restored and come fully in!
The scripture readings for this Sunday will be Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Amazing Grace, Break Thou the Bread of Life, and Born in Song!
Last week’s Sermon!
Last week’s sermon “Useful or Useless?” can be seen here!
Older sermons and services can be seen via the All Saints website!
Rainbows and Windmills
Many of you will have met Peter Tarleton at All Saints. His first book, Rainbows & Windmills, will be released in Dublin this week. It looks at the dichotomy between spirituality and religion and asks challenging questions about both.
It can be ordered online, either from Columbabooks.com or Amazon.
A few of the group!
Chili night at the Vicarage continues 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.
We have a weekly online prayer meeting. Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.
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!