From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Kong and Gene

Dear Friends,

January is a time of new beginnings, and it certainly will be for our deacon, Gene, and his partner Kong.  This Sunday at 10 a.m. they will be having a special service of blessing of their lifelong covenant.  All are welcome to attend.

Our weekly Eucharist will follow as usual at 11 a.m., and it is apt that our readings will include the wedding at Cana in Galilee from John’s Gospel, and the marriage of the Lamb from Revelation.

Theology on Tap will commence next Friday, 26th January, and Lenten activities begin in mid-February.  We are hoping to start a number of Lent home study groups.

Meanwhile, our readings this Sunday will be Genesis 14:17-20, Revelation 19:6-10, and John 2:1-11, and we will be singing All Creatures of our God and King, Alleluia Alleluia Give Thanks, and All My Hope on God Is Founded.

The readings can be found via this link!

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be next Friday, 26th January.  We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub!  The topic will be “What would a Christian economy look like?”

Nine Lessons and Carols

There will be a meeting after lunch next Sunday, 28th January, beginning around 2 p.m.  This will be to review last year’s event, and to formulate any changes and proposals for this year’s.  All are welcome!

Lent Activities

Pancake Potluck
Our Pre-Lenten Pancake Potluck will be on Sunday 11th February.

Ash Wednesday
On Wednesday 14th February we will have our Ash Wednesday service, beginning at 7 p.m.  This will include the imposition of ashes.

Lent Study Groups
We want to begin a number of Lent Study Groups meeting weekly during Lent in people’s homes.  We hope to have one group in Doi Saket, one group in Hang Dong, and one group in central Chiang Mai.  Let me know if you are interested.

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, I hope you have a blessed and happy New Year!

God bless,



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