Never Forget!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

We pray for an end to all war!

WORSHIP BEGINS AT 9:30 AM THIS WEEK

Dear Friends,

This Sunday will mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, and we will remember this in our worship this 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.

Immediately following this morning’s service at All Saints, we will travel down to the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery for the Remembrance Ceremony.   This will begin around 10:45 a.m. so that we can observe two minutes silence at 11 a.m.

Everyone is then invited to lunch at the Gymkhana Club.

Remembrance Sunday is in no way a day to celebrate war, it is a day to mourn, to commit ourselves to the goal that war should cease.  While wars rage around the world, particularly in Syria and Yemen, this may seem a futile goal, but we are called to never give up, and we believe in the future when there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and war will be no more!

Our readings this Sunday will be Isaiah 2:3-4, Revelation 21:1-6, Matthew 25:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in Ages Past, Abide with Me, and The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended!

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.

Season of Remembrance

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

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

Posters and free tickets are now available at the church.

If you want to print your own, or share the poster, you can download the pdf of the poster here, and the tickets here!

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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