All Saints!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

We are All Saints!

POTLUCK THIS WEEK!

Dear Friends,

This week we will celebrate All Saints’ Day at All Saints.  It is a time to remember all those who have gone before us, both saints and sinners, and to think of loved ones passed.   It is also a time to think about the future of our church, All Saints, and we will be collecting the pledge cards which people have taken over the last few weeks.

Finally, this year marks the 500th anniversary of that All Saints’ Day in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenberg.  That event is taken as the beginning of the Reformation, and we might not be worshipping in English today has not that mighty movement not occurred.

Our service this week will be followed by a potluck as we celebrate All Saints’ Day and that 500th anniversary!

Our readings for this Sunday are Revelation 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3, and Matthew 5:1-12, and we will be singing the hymns For All the Saints, Sing With All the Saints in Glory, The saints of God! their conflict past, A Mighty Fortress, and O When the Saints!

Loi Kratong

If you would like to join with All Saints people to celebrate Loi Kratong, meet at church this Friday evening at 6 p.m.  We will fly lanterns and float candles together!

Season of Remembrance

Our Season of Remembrance at All Saints includes:

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

Remembrance Day

Next 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 next Sunday on 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!!!!

Advent and Christmas Events

Advent Sunday.  December 3rd 11 a.m.
Service followed by potluck and decorating the church.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Saturday December 9th 7 p.m.  at The Prince Royal’s College Chapel.

Christmas Eve
Sunday Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m.  Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Family Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by shared lunch.  There will be a sign up sheet for this traditional sit-down Christmas Lunch.

God bless,

Iain

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