From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
This week we will mark Remembrance Sunday with a special combined service at 10:30 a.m. This year’s commemoration occurs as wars continue to rage in Syria, Iraq, and many other parts of the world. It appears that very often today wars are within countries rather than between countries and the rules of the Geneva Conventions are more often ignored than complied with. In our suffering world we need now, more than ever, to pray for peace and justice, and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, whether for their country or for standing up for what is right in their own lands.
Our service will include the playing of the Last Post followed by two minutes silence at 11:00 a.m. Our readings are Isaiah 2:3-4, Revelation 21:1-6, and Mark 13:5-13, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in ages past, Abide with me, All my hope on God is founded, and The day thou gavest Lord is ended. Our sermon is entitled We must remember!
November 11th is Remembrance Day itself. There will be a short ceremony at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. organised by the Royal British Legion. This will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club. Everyone from All Saints is welcome to join.