From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
father against son and son against father
This Sunday we will read one of the strangest passages in the Gospels. Jesus says: Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three…
This seems to be the opposite of the message of the Gospel and the one who came to bring peace on earth and good will to all! How do we understand this and other disconcerting scriptures.
Our scripture readings this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 23:23-29, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, and Luke 12:49-56, and we will be singing the hymns When Morning Gilds the Skies; O Lord, the Clouds are Gathering; O God of Earth and Altar; and Sing We the King Who is Coming to Reign!
Last week’s Sermon
Video of last week’s sermon “Possessions!”, is now available here!
Welcome Back Potluck – Change of Date!
Our August Welcome Back Potluck will now be held on Sunday 28th August!!!!
This is so the children from YCF in the All Saints Choir are able to attend! Please amend your calendars! More details to follow!
Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October
We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.
There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together. Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.
October Choir Intensive!
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!
We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.
The groups continue to look at the work of Brené Brown. Brené Brown is an American research professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, and is known in particular for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
Tuesday, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose
– temporarily suspended
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
All are welcome!
Some of the group this week!
Chili Night will continue next Tuesday. All are welcome to come to the vicarage at 6 p.m. for Chili con Carne followed by ice-cream. Ask for directions!
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!