Advent Sunday

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

All is ready for Advent!

POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!!!!

Dear Friends,

As Most of you will know from my earlier email, my dad passed away on Tuesday.  This is a very sad time for my family and me, and I would greatly value your prayers – especially for my mum.  The good thing is that we know that he is at peace with God.

Meanwhile, life and worship continues at All Saints, and I would like to thank the great work of Gene, Taylor, and Mark, in leading last Sunday’s service, and all the others who have so amazingly swung into action!  I will be back before Christmas, and look forward to once again celebrating the coming of the Prince of Peace with you all.

This week’s service will be followed by a potluck and decorating the church of the church for Christmas.  I am sure it will be a great time and I wish I could be with you.

Then on Saturday 9th, we will have our annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the Prince Royal’s College Chapel.  This should be a very special event!  Please take tickets to sell and invite your friends.  Thanks to Chris, Tarntip, the Chase family, and so many others, for taking over the organisation of this event!

Our readings for this Advent Sunday are Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, and Mark will be preaching this week. The hymns are O Come, O come Emmanuel, and Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.  The readings can be found via this link !

Advent and Christmas Events

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 Christmas 2017 poster is in every Rimping supermarket.  They need to be handed in at the information desks before 15th 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 Christ of Christmas in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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