Remembrance!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Pray for Thailand!

Dear Friends,

Our Season of Remembrance begins this Sunday at the end of the week of the funeral of his late Majesty, King Rama IX.  We will pray for Thailand and give thanks for the life of the king, who guided Thailand with such wisdom for so many years.

Our readings for this Sunday are Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, and Matthew 22:34-46, and we will be singing the hymns The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended, Be Still My Soul, Let us Break Bread Together, and Oh Thailand Fair!

These are the words of Oh Thailand Fair:

      Oh Thailand, Fair!

Words:  Katherine Lee Bates, 1893
/Rev. Iain Baxter, 2017
Tune:    Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882

O beautiful for deep blue skies,
For deep green fields of rice,
For wooded mountain forests fair,
untouched by snow or ice!
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From Lanna to the sea!

O beautiful for temples, gold,
Brown rivers, wide and slow,
For golden beaches, green-clad isles,
and history’s timeless flow.
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for wise royal rule
that gave stability
We pray for just continuing laws,
that Thailand may stay free.
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for all our dreams
that see beyond the years
When all men shall God’s Kingdom know,
Undimmed by human tears!
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From Lanna to the sea!

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 19th November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

All Saints’ Day

Next week we will celebrate All Saints’ Day.  Our service remembering our loved ones, and the saints who have gone before, will be followed by a potluck lunch!

Remembrance Day

Saturday November 11th is Remembrance Day. I, will be taking the ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery.  This will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Please attend if you can.  The ceremony will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club provided by the British Embassy.

Remembrance Sunday

Our service on Sunday November 12th will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow us to mark a two minutes silence at 11 a.m.
Please note the earlier time and do not be late!!!!

Pledge Cards

Three weeks ago 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!

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 share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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