From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Palm Sunday Choristers
Last Sunday we had a great service to celebrate Palm Sunday with our new All Saints Choristers. Team One sang last week and Team Two will sing this Easter Sunday! This week, to make up for last year, we will have three All Saints services, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
I preached on Palm Sunday and highlights of the service can be viewed here. Father Rick Saint will be preaching on Good Friday, and Bishop Ron Langham will be preaching on Easter Sunday. It should be a blessed and exciting time!
Easter is a time for celebrating the defeat of death, the hope that Jesus offers for the world! Like Christmas, it is centred on the message that God is with us, but it has the added joy that even death is not the end and we are offered life eternal!
Please join us if you can to share this sad and then joyous feast.
Ready for Good Friday
Our scripture readings for Maundy Thursday will be 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and John 13:1-17, and we will sing unaccompanied.
Our scripture readings for Good Friday will be Matthew 26:17-29, Matthew 26:36-56, Mark 15:1-15, Mark 15:16-32, Matthew 27:45-54, Isaiah 52:13-53:5, and Matthew 27:62-66. We will be singing the Good Friday hymns When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, How deep the Father’s love for Us, My Song is Love Unknown, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?, and O Love that Will Not Let Me Go.
Easter is Coming!
Our scripture readings for Easter Sunday will be Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, and John 20:1-18, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Christ is Risen Today, The Day of Resurrection, Christ is Alive, and Thine Be the Glory!
Video of our Palm Sunday service can be viewed here!
Easter Service Times
Maundy Thursday Service 1st April 7 pm
– including foot washing ceremony
Good Friday Service 2nd April 7 pm
– a solemn Tenabrae service
Holy Saturday Ordination Service 3rd April 7pm
(This is not an official All Saints event, but it will be held in our building and all are welcome to attend.)
Easter Sunday Service 4th April 10 am
again with our new choir
– followed by potluck and Easter Egg hunt
All are very welcome to join us for lunch!
Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation. This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home. It will be a great break for them by the sea.
Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip. They will be away for eight nights.
Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.
Total = 5000 baht.
Some have already given, but if you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann.
The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.
Any Old Phone?
Do you have an old smart phone that you no longer use? Maybe the camera is broken or the battery has gone bad. We need one for use in the church office so that we can have the church banking app on a dedicated phone which is kept in the safe. We could also use another phone for recording our services!
Let me know if you have one!
No lunch until after Easter – everyone is away!
Weekly Offering to All Saints
You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.
Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.