From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
After nearly forty years the long-running Australian soap opera, Neighbours, will soon come to an end. The soap tells the story of the people of fictional Ramsay Street and has followed their lives for forty years. Soaps are popular because they tell the stories of characters we really think we can get to know and in societies where many people admit to feeling lonely, connection is something we long for!
In this week’s Gospel reading Jesus is asked “Who is my neighbour?” and he responds with the story of the Good Samaritan. As foreigners living in Thailand, how should we answer that question and what are the implications for our lives?
Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be taken from Deuteronomy 30:8-14, Colossians 1:1-14, and Luke 10:25-37, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun; When I needed a Neighbour; Brother, Sister, Let me Serve You; and God, Whose Almighty Word!
Last week’s Sermon
Last week’s sermon, “Go Out”, is now available here!
Chiang Mai Pride
David Cartwright and I joined other marchers to celebrate Chiang Mai Pride. It was good to have positive conversations with others taking part.
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
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
All are welcome!
A few of the group!
Chili night will return soon! Watch this space for news!
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!