From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Join us for Midnight Mass and on Christmas Day!
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,
We will miss being with you this year! We were with you last year and pray for you all .Have enjoyed reading your posts thoughout 2016 and look forward to them continuing into 2017.Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Sue and John Robotham who will this year worship in St Peter’s Church Elford, Staffordshire.