From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
November 11th is Remembrance Day. 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.
This will be followed by Remembrance Sunday. Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday when we will remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent armed conflicts around the world. Our service will include the two minutes’ silence following the playing of the Last Post.
The following Sunday, 20th November, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. We will have special prayers at All Saints to remember trans people who have been killed, and those who suffer for who they are.
This year, American Thanksgiving falls on 24th November. To celebrate this day, and also Iain’s 50th birthday on 27th November, a group of us will be going to Bake and Bite. The cost is THB700 per person, which is expensive, but it is a great buffet with all the traditional dishes. You can sign-up on Sunday.
Christmas is coming!
Advanced notice of our Christmas activities:
On November 27th we will have another potluck as we decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. This has become a yearly event enjoyed by all – especially the children and childlike among us! It is also my 50th birthday!
This year the Prince Royal’s College chapel is not available due to extensive renovations, so instead we shall hold our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in our own church building. This will be on both Friday 9th AND Saturday 10th December beginning at 7 p.m. We will have two services to try to accommodate as many as we can! There will be a limited number of tickets on sale for each night. If you would like to sing in the choir, contact Deb Childs on firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the director of Lannacapella who will form our choir for the Nine Lessons and Carols this year! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, so we will have our usual 11 a.m. service, and also a Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Our readings this Sunday will be Isaiah 2:3-4, Revelation 21:1-6a, and Mark 13:5-13, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in Ages Past, Abide with Me, O God of Earth and Altar, and The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended.
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,