From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
We had two great services last week with the launch of our new 9:15 a.m. service, and all is now prepared for this coming Sunday! Our Church Council Meeting followed the 11 a.m. service and lasted about two hours.
The meeting was told that things are going well at All Saints, and we see continued steady growth in members, and have a healthy financial situation. The Council also appointed a sub-committee to produce a draft church constitution. This will be brought to the next council meeting for consideration and will then be submitted to a general church meeting for approval.
Future events agreed upon include a Harvest Festival to be held at Thung Dong Farm, probably on the Sunday 19th October, a Thanksgiving Potluck on Sunday 29th November, and a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday 12th December to be held in Prince Royal College Chapel at 7pm. We will again have a Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, and a Christmas Morning Service followed by lunch.
Spending was agreed for the completion of the organ project, and the possible installation of an air-conditioning unit in the church office to provide a place for younger children during part of our worship. Full minutes of the meeting will be available on request.
Finally, a reminder that tomorrow night Michael Aldman will be appearing in Stories for Peace Day as part of the Miscast Players of Chiang Mai. It begins at 7:30pm in the AUA Auditorium. All are welcome to attend and tickets are not required.
This week’s bible readings encourage us to be united as the Body of Christ, putting others first, and our sermon will be entitled Bind us Together Lord! The readings are Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8, and Mark 9:30-37, and we will be singing the hymns Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, Jesu Jesu Fill us with your Love, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, and Let us build a house! The readings can be found via this link!
If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.
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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,