Adventide!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Join us as we decorate the church!

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Dear Friends,

Advent is finally upon us once again!

Our service for Advent Sunday will be followed by a potluck and decorating the church.  This is a great fun time together!  Bring Christmassy food to share!

Advent is a time for preparing for Christmas, not just practically but spiritually too!  As we become busy with Christmas shopping, cooking, decorating, and planning, let us take time to remember the point of it all – to welcome the Prince of Peace into the world and into our lives!  Although Advent is a time of reflection, it is also a time of joy as we remember God coming among us, Emmanuel!  Let us give thanks this Advent!

Our readings for Advent Sunday will be from Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44, and we will be singing the hymns will include O Come O come Emmanuel and Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, as well as the Sussex Gloria and Christmas Creed.  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

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All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols – Saturday 7th December

On Saturday 7th December we will have our 2019 Festival of Christmas Carols!  This is only a week away!  This Christmas celebration is in support of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.  Tickets are free, but there will be a collection for the foundation.

Lannacapella will form our choir and lead the singing, and representatives of various foreign consulates and expat organisations will do readings.  The festival will be held in Nong Pratheep Church which is on Thungspong Road.  (Turn off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital)  (See our website for directions!)

Please take tickets on Sunday and invite your friends!

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Christmas Activities

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Christmas Lunch

On Sunday, there will be a signup sheet for Christmas lunch.  We will have roast turkey, and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or pumpkin pie!  Please signup if you are planning to come! This is not a potluck so we need to get organised!

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Christmas Gifts for Children at Youth Charity Foundation

This year we will once again give the 50 children from the Youth Charity Foundation a Christmas present from All Saints.  If we spend 150 THB on each child, that will cost 7,500 THB and we would also like to give something to the adults who work at the homes.  If you would like to contribute to this project, please put money in the red box at the back of the church or give to Trustees Bill Moeller or Chris Tananone, or our treasurer, Don Williams. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We plan to deliver the gifts on Saturday morning, December 28.  Let Bill or Chris know if you would be interested in joining this event (which will include lunch provided by the YCF). .
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Christmas cards

Another way to support the children of the Youth Charity Foundation is to purchase their beautiful handmade Christmas cards.  They are 40 THB each.  Take as many as you want and put the money in the box next to the cards.

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Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

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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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