From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
For the beauty of the Earth!
NO IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT ALL SAINTS THIS WEEK
Many of us will be away this weekend for the long delayed and much anticipated trip to Chiang Dao, which was originally planned for August! It will be a time for rest and refreshment, food and fellowship – a time to get to know each other more!
Those who can’t join us in person can join with us on Zoom for the Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. The theme of this week’s service will be “All for Jesus!” What does it really mean to answer this call on our lives?
Our scripture readings this week will be from Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Hebrews 4:12-16, and Mark 10:17-31, and we will be singing the hymns All for Jesus, O Lord the Clouds are Gathering, Take My Life and Let it Be, and Tell Out My Soul!
Last week’s sermon, “She is the Lord”, can be viewed here!
She is the Lord!
New Altar and Lectern
Worship last Sunday!
Our new wooden altar and lectern have been delivered. These will replace the seven year old “temporary structures!” They were handmade by craftsmen in Baan Tawai.
The new altar and lectern!
Saying au revoir to Gene
Our Deacon Gene has left us to minister in New York for a few months. A group of Council members and others gathered to say au revoir to him last Saturday night at the Why Not? restaurant. Many blessings Gene, until you are back with us!
All Saints Day Celebrations!
Our church is called “All Saints” so All Saints Day is our Patronal Festival. This marks another year in the life of our congregation. We will celebrate the feast on Sunday 31st October. We are delighted to have Archbishop Ron Langham ministering to us this year. He is visiting from Australia and will also give some teaching on “The meaning of Apostolic Succession” following our potluck at the vicarage.
I also hope our choir will be able to lead us in the singing – they have already begun practicing the hymns! Worship will begin at the usual time of 10:30 a.m. and the service will be followed by a potluck at the New Vicarage.
We will then enter our “Season of Remembrance” in November.
Chili Night continues!
A few of the group last Tuesday!
Everyone is again invited to the New Vicarage on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Chili Night!
Every week, mum and I are hosting this open-house, offering chili con carne and rice followed by ice cream. Anyone can come – you don’t have to let us know, just turn up. (Although advanced notice is useful so we can prepare enough chili!) All are welcome – not just All Saints people. Tell your friends, spread the word!
The address is:
The New Vicarage,
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road,
Tambon Chang Phueak,
From Maya Mall. Drive up Huay Keaw Road towards Chiang Mai University. Turn right along the Canal Road. Go through one small set of traffic lights. After the road crosses over to the right side of the canal, Ban Ing Doi mooban is accessed over a little white bridge on the left.
Enter the mooban and immediately turn left. The New Vicarage is straight ahead.
We have a weekly online prayer meeting. Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.
Some of the lunch group
The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but has moved to Thursday! Please join us at midday on Thursdays. All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!
Weekly Offering to All Saints
You can still donate in person or online. Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together. God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!