From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Joseph holds the baby Jesus
Dear Friends,
This week we will mark the third Sunday of Advent – Christmas is coming soon!

Joseph shows us the way.  Mary had to believe that God could intervene in her life so that she should bear a son, but she knew that the baby must be from God.  Joseph had to believe the impossible – and trust Mary – and trust the word of the angel! How strong is our trust in God – and how strong are we to do what is right?

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be Isaiah 61:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and Matthew 1:18-25, and our hymns will be The First Nowell, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Angels We have Heard on High, and Ding Dong Merrily on High.

Last week’s service for the Second Sunday of Advent can be viewed here!

The Advent and Christmas Season

Festival of Christmas Carols – CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled due to the on-going uncertainty of Covid-19 in Chiang Mai!  All other Christmas events will continue as planned!

Thammapratheep Christmas Eve Service

There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Thammapratheep Church on December 24th beginning at 7.30 pm. It usually lasts for around one and a half hours.

Refreshments will be served after the service for everybody. All Saints people are invited to participate and there will be English translation throughout the service.

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

On Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December, we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m.  This is always a beautiful, peaceful service, and usually attended by a lot of visitors.  It is a wonderful way to begin Christmas.

Christmas Day Eucharist

On Christmas Day we will have our Morning Worship at 11 a.m. followed by lunch!  Please join us if you can!  More information to follow! New Year’s Eve

Thursday December 31st at 5.00 p.m. New Year’s Eve service, dinner and giving of Christmas presents at the Youth Charity Foundation.  Stay until midnight if you want to bring in the new year together.

All Saints’ Wednesday Lunch

The Wednesday Lunch
This is temporarily on hold due to worries about Covid-19.

Meanwhile, prayers and blessings to all!  Rejoice in the Lord – for God is good!

God bless,

Father Iain

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