Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bye, Bye, Baby!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Bon Voyage to Kelly, Jacob, and Lillian!

Dear Friends,

Yesterday Kelly phoned me to say that their visa number for Afghanistan had come through, and so consequently she, Jacob, and Lily, will be leaving for Dubai this Saturday.  We are therefore going to have a short service of prayer and blessing for them at the church on Friday evening at 7:00pm.  This will give us a chance to say goodbye, and will be followed by dinner at Hinley Curry at about 7:30pm.  Please let me know if you will be joining us for dinner so we can reserve a big enough table!

They have volunteered to continue working on the church directory from Afghanistan!

Then on Saturday night we are all invited to the home of Michael Allman to watch the movie The Lady Eve with Barbra Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.  Its a romantic comedy gem from 1941 and one of Michael’s favorite movies. This is a basic plot – A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him.  The movie is a trim 94 minutes so if we start the film at 7:00 it shouldn’t be too late for people.  (Directions to Michael’s place below.)  It will also be a celebration of Michael’s birthday which is this Thursday.  Those who want to share dinner before the film, will meet at The Salad Concept on Nimmen Haemin at 5:30pm.

This week our worship for the Easter season continues with readings from Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, and John 15:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Jesu Jesu Fill us with Your Love, Jesus Thou Joy of Loving Hearts, and Lift High the Cross.  The readings can be found via this link!  Our sermon will be entitled All You Need is Love!

God bless,

Iain

These are directions to Michael’s place:

It is on Sriwichai Road off of Suthep Road, between Nimmenhaemmin and Sri Mangkalajarn Road and quite near to Wat Suan Dok.  Opposite the beginning of Sriwichai road there is a big pastel purple drug store (on one side it says Drug Store at the top of the sign and the other side says University Pharmacy).  He is on Soi 3.  Go to soi 3 and turn right (you can’t turn left) and he is about a hundred feet down the soi on the right – there is a green gate in need of painting.  If you get lost his mobile is 084-336-0279.

A map is below with an x at the location of the house for those who like maps.  Michael’s e-mail is knmchl@gmail.com so that people can reply directly to him with any questions.

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Easter Season Worship!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

 Dear Friends,

I am back in Chiang Mai, after a relaxing five days away by the sea!  Last week I preached and asked the question, How do we testify to the resurrection? This week Elena will encourage us with the message Let’s eat!  We all need to seek God and see how God can transform our live is only we allow it to happen – there are exciting times ahead!

This week our readings will be Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, and Luke 24:36-48, and we will be singing the hymns When I survey the Wonderous Cross, All for Jesus, The Day of Resurrection, and In Christ Alone my Hope is Found!  The reading can be found via this link!

God bless,

Iain

He is Risen Indeed!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

 Easter Sunday at All Saints!

Dear Friends,

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!

A belated “Happy Easter” to one and all.  We had three wonderful services over the Easter period, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday itself.  It was great to see so many new people, some of whom I know will become regulars.  Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make everything a success.  The food for our Easter Sunday pot-luck was magnificent!

We are now in the Easter Season leading up to the celebration of the Ascension in forty days’ time, and Pentecost.  This week our readings will be Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-2:2, and John 20:19-31, and we will be singing the hymnsAll Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, Alleluia Alleluia Give thanks to the Risen Lord, Christ is Alive, and Thine be the Glory!  The readings can be found via this link!  Our sermon will be entitled How do we testify to the Resurrection?

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