Palm Sunday is here!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  We will begin our worship with the parading of the palms, as we enter the church singing Hosanna and waving palm branches.   It is good for us to remember that although Jesus entered Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowds, that popularity did not last.  We all like to be liked, but sometimes we have to do what is right, especially in support of those who cannot protect themselves.  I hope we can all remember this as we seek to live godly and useful lives of service to all!

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and we will have the following special services:

Maundy Thursday Service. 
7:30 pm Thursday 24th March.   This will be a time for quiet, candle-lit, contemplation

including Taizé chants and the washing of one another’s feet.

Good Friday Service
11 a.m.  Friday 25th March.  Marking the crucifixion of our Lord.

Easter Sunday Eucharist 
11 a.m. Sunday 27th March.  A joyous Eucharist to proclaim Christ’s resurrection.

This will be followed by an Easter Potluck Lunch and Easter Egg hunt!

Harvey has also asked me to announce a concert which will take place next Wednesday, 23rd March.  It is by the Whitworth Wind Symphony and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Chiang Mai International School.  It should be a good evening!  The poster is attached below.

The Palm Sunday readings will be Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11, and we will be singing the hymns Hosanna Hosanna Hosanna in the Highest, All Glory Laud and Honour, Hosanna Loud Hosanna, You are the King of Glory, and Ride on Ride on in Majesty.  The reading can be found via this link!

God bless,

Iain

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