Monthly Archives: September 2018

Us and Them!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

A World at War?

Dear Friends,

Taylor Pfaff will be preaching this Sunday, and he will take our Old Testament reading from Esther as his text, asking how Christians are to respond to tribalism and atrocities. We live in a divided world, yet we are called to be peacemakers.  What does this mean in practical terms?

Our scripture readings this week will be Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, James 5:13-18, and Mark 9:38-42, 49-50, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, There’s a Spirit in the Air, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, and Lord Jesus Christ!  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Theology on Tap

Coming up! The next Theology on Tap will be on Friday 5th October at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub.  This is a great opportunity to have a drink, or a meal, and have an open conversation about some aspect of Christian theology.  No previous knowledge is required, just come with your eyes open and your brain engaged!  No view is too strange or too simple!  All are very welcome!

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 worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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Be Childlike!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


One of the boys at our Harvest Festival last Sunday

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Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we had a wonderful Harvest Festival celebration at Thung Dong Farm!  Video of the highlights can now be seen here!  It was a deep blessing to be able to relax and worship in the heart of God’s beautiful creation, and a joy to see the amazing time enjoyed by the children from the Youth Charity Foundation!

Two of the older boys on the lake

It was wonderful to share in the Eucharist in such a beautiful place!

Celebrating on the Lake

Thanks to all who made this possible, especially to Warren, Emily, Ken, Pamela, and Arianna, and thanks be to God!

Two of the older girls in their dance costumes

This week we will be back home in our own building, but celebrating the wonder of the God who has called us to enter God’s kingdom as little children!

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be Wisdom 1:16-2:1, 12-22, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, and Mark 9:30-37, and we will be singing the hymns Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, O Thou Who Camest from Above, and Tell Out My Soul!

The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

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 worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Harvestime!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


God’s wonderful provision!

HARVEST FESTIVAL THIS WEEK!  LEAVE ALL SAINTS at 9:30 AM
NO 11 AM SERVICE at ALL SAINTS!

Dear Friends,

Our Harvest Festival is this Sunday, and we will gather at Thung Dong Farm.

More details of the farm can be found here, and directions, if you are making your own way there can be found here!  Picture of this amazing place can be found here!

Thung Dong Farm’s latest addition – born last Sunday!

Cars will leave All Saints at 9:30 a.m., arriving on the farm around 10:45 a.m.   The service will begin around 11:30 a.m., and we will share in a potluck lunch at around 12:45 p.m.  (Please bring lots of food to share!)

In the afternoon we will have a chance to tour the farm, play games, or just relax.

There will be tea and refreshments around 3:30 p.m. and then we plan to leave the farm at around 4 p.m.

We should arrive back at the church by about 5 p.m.

Call me if you are coming and have not yet signed-up!

God has provided for our needs, and for the needs of the whole world.  We will meet together to give thanks for God’s provision, and to pray for those who, due to the selfishness of some, do not have enough to eat.

Let us give thanks, and work so that nobody goes to bed hungry!

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Matthew 6:25-33, and we will be singing the hymns Come Ye Thankful People Come, For the Fruit of All Creation, Now thank we all our God, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter!

Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

God’s wonderful provision!

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 worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Wholeness!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Harvest Festival on the farm – October 2015

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN-UP THIS WEEK
FOR HARVEST 2018!

Dear Friends,

Jesus came to make us whole!  That is what salvation is – wholeness, healing, reconciliation with God and with each other!

In this week’s Gospel reading we see Jesus welcoming a Syrophoenician woman into that place of wholeness and salvation – although at first he seems reluctant!  As God’s people at All Saints, we have the keys of eternal life – the offer of salvation and wholeness – dare we turn any away?

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be Isaiah 35:4-7a, James 2:1-17, and Mark 7:24-37, and we will be singing the hymns Come Down, O Love Divine, O Christ the Healer, Lord Jesus Christ, and Let us Build a House!

The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Harvest Festival

Our 2018 Harvest Festival will be a week on Sunday, on 16th September!   We will again have the great blessing of meeting amongst the animals and nature at Thung Dong Farm.

September is early for Americans, who celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November, and quite early for Canadians, who celebrate at the end of October, but it is the normal time for English harvest festivals.  In any case, our date has been chosen as it is the only time the farm is available in the next three months!

We hope once again to be joined by children from the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.

Cars will leave All Saints at 9:30 a.m., arriving on the farm around 10:45 a.m.   The service will begin around 11:30 a.m., and we will share in a potluck lunch at around 12:45 p.m.  (Please bring lots of food to share!)

In the afternoon we will have a chance to tour the farm, play games, or just relax.

There will be tea and refreshments around 3:30 p.m. and then we plan to leave the farm at around 4 p.m.

We should arrive back at the church by about 5 p.m.

All are welcome, but please sign-up or email me to say you are coming!

All Saints Hymnal

The draft of the All Saints Hymnal is now complete including most of the hymns we have sung regularly over the last five years.  I have now to add in the new suggestions you have submitted!

Please let me have any other ideas as soon as possible, or you will miss this chance to help develop our worship at All Saints!

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 worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain