From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
For the first time in ten years, Chiang Mai will be holding a Pride march. This will occur this Thursday, 21st February, exactly ten years to the day since the last march. The march will gather at 6 p.m. at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center and end at Thapae Gate. All supportive people are invited to join. All Saints will be marching behind a Christians at Pride banner.
We will gather at 5:30 p.m. at church, or you can join us at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center, which is just across the road from the Governor’s Mansion at the end of the Nawarat Bridge. This will give all of us the chance to share the message that God loves everyone – and has no favorites! (More details below.)
On Sunday, we will be focussing on how we should trust in God with our very lives! If God is for us, who can be against us?
Our readings this Sunday will be Genesis 2:4-9, Revelation 4:1, 6-11, and Luke 8:22-25, and we will be singing the hymns Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, Will Your Anchor Hold?, Now Thank We All Our God, and When we walk with the Lord! The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!
Chiang Mai Pride 2019
The march will gather at 6 p.m. at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center and end at Thapae Gate. All supportive people are invited to join. All Saints will be marching behind a Christians at Pride banner.
The events are as follows:
17.00 – 19.00 Hrs. Parade Registration
Starting Location: Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center by the Nawarat Bridge
19.00 – 20.00 Hrs. Parade Begin From Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center to Night Bazaar Chiang Mai and end at Thapae Gate
20.00 – 20.15 Hrs. Parade arrives at Thapae Gate. Opening Ceremony Begins
20.15 – 20.25 Hrs. First Speaker – The History of Chiang Mai Pride
20.25 – 22.00 Hrs. Speeches and Ceremony
Richard Murray has done a fantastic job as treasurer for the last two years, but his tenure has come to an end and we are looking for a new treasurer. If you could be interested in serving in this role, please speak to Richard, or to Mark Crawford, or to me. A sharing of the role may be possible!
Our Pre-Lenten Pancake Potluck will be on Sunday 2nd March. As we prepare for Lent, we will eat pancakes – symbolising the removal of fat from our diets as we enter the Lenten fast. People are asked to bring toppings to share!
We will have a special Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday 6th March, beginning at 7 p.m. The service will include the imposition of ashes.
Lent Study Groups
This year, we will again be having weekly Lent Study Groups. If you would like to join a group please sign up at the back of the church. If you have suggestions for a book to topic we could study please see Father Iain. The venues will be confirmed next week!
All Saints Foundation
We are beginning the process of registering All Saints as a foundation with the Thai government. An initial official planning meeting will be held this Saturday, 23rd February. Please hold all involved in your prayers and let me know if you would like to be involved. All are welcome!
The process for UK Charity registration of All Saints Chiang Mai Mission is almost complete! I am hoping for some good news this week!
Those of you who regularly attend All Saints will know that our new building project is not now going ahead. This door has shut for the time being, but I am sure that God has got new plans for us just over the horizon. All is well, and there has been no falling-out, but this particular project is not now going to happen!
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,