From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Christmas celebration at McKean Leprosy Mission

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading we see Jesus healing ten people with leprosy.  Only one comes back to thank Jesus, and he was a Samaritan – not even a Jew!  Are we thankful people?  Do we give thanks for all God has done for us and all that God has given us, or do we always want more?  This week we will seek God’s way for our lives, and give thanks!

Our readings for this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19, and we will be singing the hymns Holy Holy Holy, Will you come and Follow Me, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Now Thank We All Our God!  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Potluck – This Sunday 13th October!

Our October Potluck will be this week!   Please bring food to share!  All are very welcome!

Gymkhana Lunch

Lunch at the Gymkhana Club, midday, Tuesday 15th October!

One of the board members of the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club would like to develop more links between the Club and All Saints and the wider community.  Last Sunday I suggested that perhaps some All Saints people would like to share a weekly lunch at the Club.  Tuesday seems to be a good day for many people.  We shall try this next week and see how it goes.

Of course, some people will not be able to make it as they are working, but equally there are others who do not like to go out at night.  Hopefully, we will also have more events to follow for the night owls!

Anglican Chant Notation

We will continue to chant a bit of our liturgy this week.  You will see marks like this | and like this *.  | means a bar or measure line in the music, and * means halfway through the verse.  This helps to fit in the words to the chant.  · after a word means it has more than one syllable on the same note.  Previously we use italic underline in the psalms to indicate the changing part at the end of the phrase.  We will see how it goes this week!

Harvest Festival

A reminder that this will be on Sunday 3rd November and we will again journey out to the wonderful Thung Dong Farm!  Please save the date and plan to be there!

All Saints Day Service

To accommodate our Harvest Festival, this year’s celebration of All Saints Day will be on Sunday 27th October!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

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,


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