The Feast of Christ the King!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Last week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, on Sunday night I flew back to the UK as my dad is in hospital.  He has double pneumonia and is on oxygen, but seems to now be responding to the treatment.  Please hold him and my mum in your prayers.

Last week we had a very moving service for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, in which a number of the ladies from M-Plus took part.  We thank God for their presence with us and for all the good work M-Plus does amongst the LGBT community in Chiang Mai.

This week is the Feast of Christ the King.  Taylor Pfaff will be preaching, Mark Crawford will be presiding at communion, Debbie Kramlich will be playing the organ, and our deacon Gene will be coordinating everything as usual!  We are very blessed to have such wonderful people in our church.

I should be back next week for Advent Sunday, which will be followed by a potluck and decorating the church for Christmas!

Our readings for this Sunday are Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Matthew 25:31-46, and the hymns are All Creatures of our God and King, When I needed a Neighbour, The King of Love My Shepherd Is, and The Lord’s My Shepherd.

Theology on Tap

This week’s Theology on Tap is cancelled.  The final one for this session should be on 8th December!

Advent and Christmas Events

Christmas is coming soon!  Next week we will be celebrating Advent Sunday as we decorate the church.  Put this important event in your diary!

The two posters shown below are now available for distribution at the back of the church.  Please take them.  We particularly need to make sure that a Nine Lessons and Carols poster is in every Rimping supermarket.  They need to be handed in at the information desks before 1st December for display for the next two weeks.

Tickets are now available for the Nine Lessons and Carols.  Please take as many as you can to sell to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, enemies (we have to love them too), and acquaintances.  Just bring the money and put it in the jar at the back of church.

Full details of all Advent and Christmas events below:

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.

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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