Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Midnight Mass 2016

Dear Friends,

A large group gathered to celebrate Christmas at our Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and fifty-two people joined us on Christmas Day for our Family Eucharist.  This was followed by our Christmas lunch where a good time was had by all!
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Sharing a wonderful Christmas Lunch!

May I take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped to make All Saints a great place to worship in 2016, and to wish everyone a wonderful 2017!  New Years are times for new beginnings.  Who knows what the year ahead will bring?  But whatever does happen we can know we are in the arms of a loving God.  That is our Good News  – for Christmas and for all the year round!

Our readings for this Sunday, 1st January 2017, will be Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Hebrews 2:10-18, and Luke 2:15-21, and we will be singing the carols O Come All Ye Faithful, In the Bleak Midwinter, Silent Night, See Amid the Winter’s Snow, and Joy to the World!  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.  Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we continue to celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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Christmas!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Join us for Midnight Mass and on Christmas Day!

Dear Friends,

Christmas is finally upon us.  After all the anticipation and preparation we can now celebrate the birth of Christ together and all that means in our lives.

For many people, myself and Andy included, all the arrangements can make this a stressful time as we prepare to welcome family and friends and hope to have the “best Christmas ever!”  Let us ask God to save us from striving and give us the special peace as we embrace the true meaning of the season:  God’s love for all, which we can reflect in our love for one another.

Christmas Services at All Saints:

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve
11:30 p.m. Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day
11 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist

Sunday 1st January – New Year’s Day
11 a.m. New Year Eucharist

 

Our readings for Christmas Eve will be Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the carols O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

Then on Christmas Day, our readings will be Isaiah 52:7-10 and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the carols O Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, Good Christian Friends Rejoice, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, and Hark The Herald Angels Sing!

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.  Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us, Merry Christmas to one and all,

God bless,

Iain

Christmas!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

A wonderful Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Dear Friends,

Last Friday and Saturday nights we had our wonderful Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – a real beginning to Christmas!  Thanks to the Lannacapella Choir and to all those who did readings or helped behind the scenes.

The Lannacapella Choir

Christmas will soon be upon us, those who have signed up for the Christmas lunch should standby to hear what they have to bring!  Of course, our midnight mass and Christmas morning service will be the centre of our worship, and as we look forward to singing the familiar carols we can rejoice in their message: peace on earth and good will, and the knowledge that God is with us.

Christmas Services at All Saints:

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve
11:30 p.m. Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day
11 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist


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Our readings for this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Advent, will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25, and we will be singing the carols O Come, All Ye Faithful, Once in Royal David’s City, Silent Night, and See Amid the Winter’s Snow.  The readings can be found via this link!

Our new church directory is still available – thanks to Chris for pushing this!  Reply to this email to get a copy!

The Eight Reindeer Monologues

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All Saints member, Connie Mudore, plays Dancer, one of Santa’s reindeer in The Eight Reindeer Monologues.  This dark adult comedy will be performed at the AUA Auditorium (old city) 12/21 through 12/24. All performances are at 7 pm. In this play, Santa is not a very nice man and all of his reindeer are in prison as a result of his actions.  Connie has tickets available for sale today after the service. Ticket price is 300 THB. If you would like more information, contact Connie at constance.faye8@gmail.com

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

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Nine Lessons and Carols

A great night at All Saints, Chiang Mai. The American Consul General, Jennifer Harhigh, reads the sixth lesson at our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Thanks to the Lannacapella Choir for leading our worship.

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Nine Lessons

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

All is ready for our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


Dear Friends,

Our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is finally here. There are still a few tickets available, especially for Friday night, so feel free to come along and bring your friends.

Christmas will soon be upon us, and almost 20 people have signed up for Christmas lunch, so that should be a great event.  Of course, our midnight mass and Christmas morning service will be the centre of our worship, and as we look forward to singing the familiar carols we can rejoice in their message: peace on earth and good will, and the knowledge that God is with us.

Christmas Services at All Saints:

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve
11:30 pm Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day
11 am Christmas Family Eucharist

Followed by Christmas Lunch
(You need to sign-up for the lunch)

Our readings for the third Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, and Luke 1:46-55, and we will be singing the hymns Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Song of Mary, and Tell out my Soul!   The readings can be found via this link!

New Directory

Our new church directory is still available – thanks to Chris for pushing this!  Reply to this email to get a copy!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.  Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Coming Soon

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Christmas Services at All Saints:

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December
7 pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
(A ticket is needed for this event)

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve
11:30 pm Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day
11 am Christmas Family Eucharist

Followed by Christmas Lunch
(You need to sign-up for the lunch)

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we will have a great potluck as we decorated the church for Advent and Christmas. Thanks to all who came to this special event – there were nearly forty of us!

Worshipping together!

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Sharing our Potluck!

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Advent is a time of hope – we look forward to Christmas when we remember Jesus coming as a baby, but we also look forward to Jesus’ second coming when he will come to make all things well.  All are welcome to join us for our Advent and Christmas events, but you will need a ticket for the Festivals of Nine Lessons and Carols, and to sign-up if you want to share Christmas lunch in the church.

Our readings for Advent Sunday will be Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12, and we will be singing the hymns O Come O Come Emmanuel, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, and Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending!

The readings can be found via this link!

New Directory

Our church directory is finally available – thanks to Chris for pushing this!  Send an email to info@AllSaintsChiangMai.com to get a copy!

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

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain