From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
The New All Saints?
This year looks likely to be one of the most exciting in the life of All Saints. If all goes well we may be in a new building next Christmas!
The plans for our new place are still in an early stage, but I have been tasked with getting legal agreements, costings, and building schedules together by the end of January! We want to have a place with room for worship and room to expand our service to the people of Chiang Mai!
View from the back window
We probably won’t have pews initially, but the picture above gives an idea of what the sanctuary might look like. The building will be approximately 10m x 20m which is twice the size of where we are now, and should comfortably seat 80 people!
The whole site plan
The building on the left in this picture is the existing house, which we will use for fellowship, coffee, potlucks, church office, and children and youth work! The exacted positioning of the church is yet to be decided. (There are also other buildings behind and on either side of the land which are not shown – it is not in the middle of green fields!)
Let us pray that God’s will is done, and be ready to dig into our pockets to enable things to happen!
Perhaps our altar won’t be quite so grand!
Meanwhile, I am have a much-needed week off, and this Sunday Mark Crawford will be presiding and Nate Tipton will be preaching. Our readings will be Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, and Luke 3:15-17, 21, 22, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry, Break Thou the Bread of Life, and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!
Videos of our Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and our Christmas Day Eucharist are now available!
Bill is still in Bangkok Hospital, recovering from his emergency hip operation. He is hoping to be home soon and then would appreciate visitors! Please continue to hold him in your prayers!
Past services and sermons, including our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship, 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,