Trust & Obey?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Can you really trust God?

Dear Friends,

We live in a fast changing world, a world where governments seem unreliable and big business untrustworthy.  Can you really trust that bank or your pension provider?  It is easy to wonder just what, or who, we can really trust.

And what about God? Is God really to be trusted?  After all, prayers are not always answered and good people suffer!  We will tackle this difficult issue this Sunday at All Saints, starting at the beginning and asking “Who is God anyway?”

Our scripture readings this week will be Amos 5:10-15, Hebrews 4:12-16, and Mark 10:17-31, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, All to Jesus I surrender, King of Kings Majesty, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!  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.

Low Service

The service on Sunday 21st October will be a little different.  We will have a paired-down liturgy, without bells, vestments, and liturgical music.  This is to help accommodate those who are used to a more simple service.  If it goes well, we may have a similar service on the third Sunday of each month—though not in November or December!  Let me have your feedback!

Season of Remembrance

November will again be our Season of Remembrance.  Each Sunday will have a different emphasis.

Remembrance Day will mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, and this year falls on a Sunday.  All Saints’ regular Sunday service will begin at 9:30 a.m. to enable those who wish to attend the ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery to do so.

Sunday 4th November 11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service
– when we remember all those who have died

Sunday 11th November 9:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service
–  at All Saints remembering all victims of war

Sunday 11th November 10:45 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Ceremony
– at the Foreign Cemetery

Sunday 18th November 11 a.m.
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday 25th November 11 a.m.
Thanksgiving – Remembering the Earth

Festival of Carols 2018

We now have a place and date for our 2018 Festival of Carols.  (Renamed from Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols as there may not be nine, and people don’t know what lessons means, and also as we will vary a little from the exact format used previously!)

We will gather at 7 p.m. on Saturday 15th December in the Chiang Mai Christian School Chapel.  This was the original First Church, and is the oldest church building in Chiang Mai!  It sits on the banks of the Ping River just down from the Nawarat Bridge.

The event will be in aid of the Youth Charity Foundation – the orphanage we hosted at our Harvest Festival on the farm.

Put the event in your diary now, and if you like singing why not join the Lannacapella Choir?  They meet at All Saints at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and are about to begin rehearsals for the Christmas event.  Contact Chris on christinebaw@gmail.com if you would like to join!

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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