From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Back to Ordinary Time!
I shall be back with you this Sunday after my rather exhausting trip to the UK. The highlight was my mum’s birthday celebration, where 64 people turned up over a twelve hour, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., buffet marathon!
It was great to be joined by All Saints members Pat and Julia, plus two other members of the All Saints Chiang Mai Mission board! The weather was great and everyone had a good time celebrating together and saying goodbye.
Mum with two very long-time friends!
I will return from my time away in the UK just in time for Ordinary Time. After the three seasons of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, the church colour changes back to green all the way until the start of Advent!
But, it is not called Ordinary Time because everything is ordinary, or even boring!!! Ordinary comes from the root ordinal meaning counting, and it is called Ordinary Time because we now count the weeks since the Feast of Trinity!
God is with us – so how can anything be ordinary – let alone boring? Let us open our hearts to God’s love and see God working in our world once more!
See you on Sunday!!!
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be 1 Kings 19:1-15, Galatians 3:23-29, and Luke 8:26-39, and we will be singing the hymns Now Thank We All Our God, Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart, You laid aside Your Majesty, and When we walk with the Lord!
Last week’s Sermon
The Zoom recording of last week’s sermon by Father Mark can be seen here!
A few of the group!
Chili Night will return on Tuesday 28th June!
Weekly Offering to All SaintsYou 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!