Harvest Home!

FROM REV IAIN BAXTER, ALL SAINTS CHIANG MAI

The beautiful Thung Dong Farm

NO SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS THIS WEEK!!!!!

Dear Friends,

This week there will be no service at All Saints, instead we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival at Thung Dong Farm.  Please be at church for 9:15 a.m.   Cars and a mini-bus will leave the church at 9:30 a.m. and we will  spend the day at the farm. Our service will begin around 11:30 a.m. and we will share lunch together—which Warren has kindly provided. We should arrive back at church around 5 p.m.  You can see more pictures and information about the farm at www.thungdongfarmstay.com  It looks like a beautiful place!  If you intend to go you should have already signed up – we have about 35 people so far!  If you are a last minute person – email me now on iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com to see if we have room!  It should be a memorable day!

Other events coming up include Remembrance Sunday on November 8th.  We will have a combined service, beginning at 10:30 am which will include 2 minutes silence at 11 am to remember victims of all wars, past and present.  Then November 11th is Remembrance Day, when there will be a short ceremony at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery, also beginning at 10:30 am, organised by the Royal British Legion. This will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club. Everyone from All Saints is welcome to join.

This year we are holding our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday 12th December, beginning at 7pm. This will take place in the beautiful Prince Royal’s College Chapel.  People interested in singing in the Choir please email Harvey at hnnich@gmail.com and indicate your interest.  The first choir rehearsal will be at 7:00 on October 29th in the new band room of CMIS.  Please be sure that Harvey has your name so that you can get into the school.

This week our readings are Joel 2:21-27, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, and Matthew 6:25-31, and we will be singing the hymnsCome Ye Thankful People Come,  For the Fruit of all Creation, Now Thank We all our God, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter!   Our sermon is entitled What a Wonderful World!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

God bless,

Iain

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