Lots of Great Things!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

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Dear Friends,

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What a wonderful weekend we just had!  On Saturday we gathered at our new building to paint, clean and make ready for worship, and then on Sunday we had our last service at 18 Pa Tan Road, including Noom’s baptism in the River Ping.

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Fifteen of us spent about six hours on Saturday, cleaning, organising and painting.  It was a great time of fellowship as we worked together as well as a necessary preparation for our new worship centre.  Despite many having valid excuses not to turn-up, people came.  And the turn-out was 150% of our average Sunday congregation!

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We stopped at about 1pm to share pizza for lunch!  Even the kids enjoyed painting!  Those who have not yet had enough, can join us again at 10 a.m. on Saturday to finish the painting and get everything ready for next Sunday.

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Last Sunday we gathered at 18 Pa Tan Road for the last time.  It was sad to say goodbye to our beautiful outdoor worship by the river, and we remembered many friends who had worshipped with us during the year, including the Chase family and Darryl and Lindy.

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However, it was also a time of new beginning,as we had our very first baptism, as Noom was baptised in the very muddy River Ping!  Video of the baptism can be viewed here.

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In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

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So now God leads us onwards!  This week we will have our first service in our new building at Kaeo Nawarat Road, Soi 2/2. This will be a service of thanksgiving and dedication as we rejoice in all that God has done for us, and, of course, we will share the Eucharist together.  The service will be followed by a pot-luck.

This Sunday our readings are taken from Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, and Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, and we will be singing the hymns Guide Me, O Thou Great JehovahLet Us Build a HouseI am the Bread of Life, and For All the Saints!  You can find the readings via this link.
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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,

God bless,

Iain

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