ecclesia a nobis

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

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Dear Friends,

Ecclesia a nobis – We have a church!  Of course, the church is the people, but it’s great that we now have our own building.

Yesterday, Elena and I went down to the new church building to get the keys.  We now have our building. She was greatly impressed by the space.  I have a list of paint, brushes, rollers, and cloths to buy, ready for our fixing-up day on Saturday.  We will meet there at 10 am.  Bring old clothes and a happy smile!  Lunch will be provided.

We already have tables, chairs and drawers there, purchased at a very good price.  Thanks to William and Tarntip for transport to the place selling them, and Matt and Noon for assisting in carrying them back to the church!

This Sunday is our last service at 18 Pa Tan Road. After almost one year of worship on the terrace we are moving on.  It has been a great place to praise God in the midst of nature.  We may even get to use the river this week!  Our first service in the new building will be the following week on Sunday 13th July.  The service will also be followed by a potluck.   Directions to the new place are on the website!

This Sunday our readings are taken from Genesis 24, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, and we will be singing the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, Alleluia Alleluia Give ThanksCome Down O Love Divine, and Love Divine all Loves Excelling.  You can find the readings via this link.  Video and audio of our major services can be found on the Audio-Visual page of the All Saints website and as always, 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,

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God bless,

Iain

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