From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
United We Stand!
This week’s New Testament reading is from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. He criticises the Corinthian church for their divisions:
“Each of you says, ‘I belong to Paul’, or ‘I belong to Apollos’, or ‘I belong to Cephas’, or ‘I belong to Christ.’ “
Paul is clear: all follow Christ, no one else is important! It is a lesson for us at All Saints: to do God’s work we need to be united. See how they love one another! We are united as we enter 2023, and let us pray that we remain so, for it is our witness to the world! Find out more this Sunday at All Saints!
The readings for this Sunday will be Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, and Matthew 4:12-23, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King; They’ll know we are Christians; Brother, Sister, Let me Serve You; and Now Thank We All Our God!
Last Week’s Sermon
Video of last week’s sermon is now available here.
You can also watch my sermon from 8th January here!
All Saints Annual General Meeting
This will be held following the morning service on Sunday 12th February. All are welcome to attend and members over the age of 16 will be able to vote.
If you are not a member and would like to join, please speak to me or a council member. Alternatively, if you have left Chiang Mai or no longer worship with us, please let us know if you wish to be removed from the membership list.
The meeting will receive reports, approve the budget for 2023, and elect a new Church Council for the next year. If you would like to join the Council, speak to Father Iain or one of the current council members.
Candlemas Potluck – Sunday 29th January
Our Candlemas Potluck will be held on Sunday 29th January!!!!
Please bring food to share and join us at the vicarage following the morning service. Please ask if you need a lift. All are very welcome!
Some of the group!
Chili Night will continue next week at the usual time of 6 p.m. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream!
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!
Happy New Year to you all!