Prepare the Way!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Last Week’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the All Saints Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols such a success.  I have watched the video on YouTube and it looks wonderful, I am only sorry that I could not be there myself.  You can watch the service via the Audio-Visual page of the All Saints website!

This coming Sunday Mark Crawford will be both preaching and celebrating communion.  Thanks, Mark, for all you are doing, and thanks to everyone else who have kept things running so smoothly at All Saints in my absence!

Our readings for this third Sunday of Advent are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8, 19-28, and the hymns are Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, and As with Gladness Men of Old.  The readings can be found via this link !

Tuesday saw the funeral of my dad.  It was a very moving event and the church was packed!  A fitting tribute to such a wonderful man and father!  Thanks so much for the beautiful wreath sent by the “friends and congregation of All Saints, Chiang Mai”

Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and support.  I will be back, along with my mum, on 20th December, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Christmas Eve!

Advent and Christmas Events

Full details of all Advent and Christmas events below:

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.

Christmas Day Lunch

This will be a full sit-down Christmas lunch with all the traditional trimmings!  Different people will be asked to bring different dishes so please sign-up at the back of the church if you intend to come.  I will be bringing turkeys and Christmas pudding from England!

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,


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