From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Dear Friends,

As Christians we are called to forgive one another, we are even called to forgive our enemies!  In the polarised political landscape around the world, this message is even more relevant!  To forgive is not to excuse or accept wrong doing, but it is to love, to not bear a grudge, and to reach out to bring healing and reconciliation. We must be wise in our dealings, but we must be people of love.  Find out more this week at All Saints!

Father Rick Saint will be preaching and presiding this week!  It is a great joy to welcome him from Bangkok.

Father Rick at Johan and Uni’s Confirmation

This Sunday you can again join the congregation in person at 10 a.m., or join live on Zoom with this link, or watch later via the All Saints Audio-Visual page. Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, and Matthew 18:15-20, and our hymns will be Immortal, invisible, God only wise and They’ll know we are Christians by our love!

Details of the practical arrangements for Face-to-Face worship are below.

Potluck this Sunday!

Immediately following the church service this Sunday, All Saints will hold its first potluck since February at the Mennonite Central Committee compound which is walking distance from our church. Please bring a main dish or salad to share (microwave and oven available). Drinks and dessert will be provided. 

A showing of Hamilton will take place after the potluck for those interested.  The meal will be eaten outside under a roof. The movie will be shown in the MCC office conference room.  

Our next All-Zoom Service

There will be another all Zoom service next Sunday, 13th September, at 6 p.m. Thai time.  I will be leading the service and this will be in addition to All Saints’ regular 10 a.m. in-person service!  Mark will be leading the 10 a.m. service as usual! It will give us all another chance to see our All Saints friends from around the world.

Face-to-Face Worship at All Saints

The following measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of those attending:

The chairs have been rearranged to ensure that social distancing is maintained, people’s temperature will be taken on arrival, masks will be required, and hand gel supplied.  Names and contact details will be recorded.

All the doors and windows will be open and fans will ensure maximum air circulation.  No singing will be permitted but we will be able to listen to the hymns being played on the organ and sing along in our heads.

The services will be shared on Zoom so that those who cannot, or do not feel happy to, attend in person, can still join!

The protocols can be viewed here!

All Saints’ Wednesday Lunch

This is now a weekly event!  Yesterday, a group from All Saints again gathered for lunch!  Why not join next week?  (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!)  We will be meeting at the Gymkhana Club at midday every Wednesday!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service. It is wonderful that you will be able to meet together and join in worship once again.  I hope to join you all soon!

God bless,

Father Iain

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