From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Praise to God! The Christ has Come!
Christmas is almost upon us. Although our Festival of Carols is cancelled, we still have many events at All Saints. Sunday worship will as usual take place at 10 a.m. this week, and then on Christmas Eve we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 a.m. This is a very blessed and peaceful service. Then on Christmas Day we will have our Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by lunch – see below for details!
For the first time since All Saints began I will not be with you this Christmas – but I will be with you in spirit, and hope to join you online for Midnight Mass, and this Sunday I will be preaching on video!
So Merry Christmas to one and all! See you on Sunday!
Our scripture readings the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 16:25-27, and Luke 2:1-20, and our hymns will be O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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!
All our welcome to join the Christmas day lunch at the MCC compound near the church. If you want to bring a dish to contribute, please sign up at church or contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be enjoying turkey, ham, and many other delicious foods! A Christmas movie will be shown after the lunch, people are welcomed to bring board games, and stay for the afternoon.
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! Merry Christmas – God is with us!