From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
The stunning Thung Dong Farm
NO 11am SERVICE THIS SUNDAY!!!!!
This week we will finally celebrate our Harvest Festival of 2017.
This Sunday, 15th October, we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m. Do not be late! There will be two minibuses to transport people and others may also follow in their own cars.
Our Harvest Festival service will be followed by a barbecue. Please bring salads and desserts to share. Also, please bring umbrellas and wellington boots in case of rain! This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend time together in a stunning location and give thanks for God’s provision of nature!
Our readings for this Harvest Sunday are Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Matthew 6:25-33, and we will be singing the hymns Come, Ye Thankful People, Come, For the Fruit of All Creation, Now thank we all our God, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter!
Our Harvest service in 2017
Theology on Tap
Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be this Friday, 13th October. We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub! This week’s topic is “God provides?” From October we have begun meeting every two weeks. The schedule is on the Theology on Tap page of the AllSaints website.
Last Sunday our treasurer, Richard Murray, introduced the idea of pledge cards to All Saints. Those who wish to, can fill in a pledge card, pledging how much they wish to give each week or month. They can choose to give by bank transfer, PayPal via the church website, or through dated envelopes in the weekly offering.
We hope this will help us all to prayerfully consider our giving, and will both increase and stabilise the weekly offering at All Saints, so we can do even more in service of God’s world!
Season of Remembrance
On 29th October we will begin our Season of Remembrance at All Saints. This will include:
Sunday 29th October 11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November 11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 21st November 11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance
Join the Choir
Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Saturday 9th December. Lannacapella Choir will be leading the worship. They would love more singers. If you would like to join to sing at this event, please see Chris or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,