Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Group to Begin!

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Our Wednesday Night Group will start NEXT Wednesday, 5th February.  We will be meeting at the home of Joel Akins.  Call or email for the address, or see next Sunday’s bulletin.  The meeting will begin at 7pm, but we will meet  at 6pm, and go to a local eating place first.  The group should last about an hour and we will discuss possible activities at our first meeting.  We may study a book together, share, pray, read the bible, or a mixture of these.  It should be a great way of better getting to know and support one another.

On the following Sunday, 9th February, we will have a pot-luck meal following the service.  Please think about what you could bring to share!

Before then, however, we will have our usual weekly Eucharist this Sunday.  This week’s bible readings are: Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, and Matthew 5:1-12, and we will be singing the hymns All Creature of our God and KingBeauty for BrokennessFor the Bread Which You Have Broken, and Men of Faith Rise Up!

Directions can be found on the Where and When page of the All Saints website, and last week’s sermon can be heard on the Audio-Visual page.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Ken

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This Week’s Worship!

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

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All is well at All Saints, and most people are back from their

Christmas travel.  Our Covenant Service went well last week as we committed ourselves to God and each other for another year.

Our Wednesday night discussion group should be starting on 5th February, Joel had offered to host at his home near Nimmanhiman Road, so we may meet there – see the bulletin for details. We will probably go for a meal first.  Exact timing and location are still to be confirmed.

This week’s readings are Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, and Matthew 4:12-23,and we will be singing the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,Jesu, Jesu, Fill us with Your LoveLet us Break Bread Together, and Let Us Build a House.

After the service we will share coffee and biscuits at the house and go for lunch at the Thai restaurant further up Pa Ton Road.

Directions can be found on the Where and When page.

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Ken

This Week’s Worship

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Iain is back from Bangkok, and we will really begin our new year at All Saints this Sunday, with part of the Methodist Covenant Service.

Iain writes: “The Covenant Prayer, developed by John Wesley, makes us focus on our commitment to God as we begin a new year together.  New Year is a time to take stock of things past, and to look forward to the future. Those of us from a Methodist background will be familiar with the prayer, but it is also increasingly being used by churches of other traditions, too.”

The prayer is challenging and is copied below so that we can read and consider it before we meet for worship on Sunday.

The Methodist Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.’

This week’s readings follow the theme of our covenant with God and are: Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42, and we will be singing the hymns All creatures of our God and KingCome, let us use the grace divineWonder of wonders, here revealed, and Let all the world, in every corner sing.  If the words are not well known to a couple of our hymns this week, the tunes should be familiar.

After the service we will share coffee and biscuits at the house and perhaps go for lunch together.  Directions, as always, can be found on the Where and When page of the All Saints website.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Ken

Happy New Year!

From Ken Chase for All Saints Chiang Mai

 Dear Friends,

Haley and I are now back in Thailand after a great Christmas break in Cairo.  Father Ian Cragg will be leading our worship this Sunday, as Iain is away at an Ecumenical Seminar near Bangkok.

This week’s readings are: Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, and Matthew 3:13-17, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do DwellJesus Shall Reign Where’er the SunLet us Break Bread Together, and Love Divine, all Loves Excelling.  Next week’s worship will include parts of the Methodist Covenant Service, as we commit ourselves to serve God together in this new year.

Iain is thinking of starting an informal small group on Wednesday nights, where those who wish to, can meet to share, pray and study the faith together.  Feedback is warmly welcomed.  This will probably begin in February.

God bless,

Ken

Happy New Year!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year to all!  I pray that 2014 will be a blessed year for you and all who you love!  I fly back from England on Friday and will arrive in Chiang Mai on Saturday lunchtime, Ken and Haley will be back on January 9th.

This Sunday we resume our weekly worship at All Saints, Chiang Mai.  We will be celebrating the feast of Epiphany and our readings will be Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12.  We will be singing the carols We Three Kings of Orient AreThe First NowellAs with Gladness Men of Old, and Joy to the World!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you soon,

God bless,

Iain