Come Holy Spirit!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Our Advocate and Comforter

Dear Friends,
Over the last couple of weeks, Ratcha has made me watch the entire series of Harry Potter films in order – something I had never done before.  

In the last episode (spoiler alert!) Harry Potter is killed by his arch-enemy, Voldemort, but then comes back from the dead due to his possession of the Resurrection Stone.  JK Rowling, who is a Scottish Episcopalian, has said this is an allegory of the life, death, and resurrection, of Jesus.

However, in the Hogwarts franchise, the final film ends with Harry and his friends sending their own children off to the wizarding school nineteen years later.  This is very different than the story of Jesus where forty days after his resurrection he ascends into heaven.  An event we will mark next Sunday.

In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus promises that although he will go away he will send “another comforter”, the Holy Spirit.  He even says that is why he is going away!  This is what we will explore this Sunday.

Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, and John 14:23-29, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing; Jesu, Jesu, Fill us with Your Love; What shall I do, my God to love; and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon, “Love, and be vulnerable!”can be seen here!

Chili Night 

A few of the group!

Chili Night continues next Tuesday, 24th May, at 6 p.m.!  We will then take a break while I am away in England, and it will return on Tuesday 28th June!

All are welcome!

Gone Fishing!

This is a quiet season at All Saints after the many events of the last few months!  More will be happening in the Autumn/Fall.  Please hold our plans in your prayers!

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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