From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Advent is Here!
DECORATING THE CHURCH & POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY
Advent Sunday is here once again and the new church year commences! In Advent we anticipate the coming of Jesus and the bringing of true peace on earth, it is a time of waiting, a time of expectancy, and a time to prepare our hearts for the Lord!
This Sunday we will be joined by our All Saints’ Choristers and will begin our Advent preparations by decorating the church for Christmas. This will be followed by a potluck lunch at the vicarage.
Our bible readings this week will be from Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and Luke 21:25-36, and we will be singing the hymns O Come O come Emmanuel, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, and Joy to the World!
Transgender Day of Remembrance Weekend
The List of the slain
Last weekend we had two moving events to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance. On Saturday night we held a meal and candle-lit vigil, and on Sunday morning our service included the reading of the names of those killed in the last twelve months.
Sharing the message of God’s love for all
It was good to be joined by people from MPlus for our Saturday evening memorial.
Lighting a candle in remembrance
Video of the service highlights will be available next week.
Advent Sunday – This Week!
Don’t forget our potluck at the vicarage. This should be a great fun event for both children and adults!
Potluck lunch to follow our service!
Christmas Events for your Diary!
Posters are now available for distribution!
Saturday 11th December. 7:00 p.m.
Festival of Christmas Carols
Friday 24th December 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 25th December 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Family Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch
Sunday 26th December –
NO SUNDAY SERVICE!
Thursday 30th December
Christmas Celebration at YCF
Festival of Christmas Carols
Posters and tickets are now available for distribution.
Due to Covid restrictions we have a maximum capacity of 150 people. There will only be 100 tickets available, as the Youth Charity Foundation will number nearly fifty people!
Please take a ticket and keep it safe as you will need it to gain entry. If you find that you have tickets that will not be used, please return them so that others can have them.
It should be a wonderful event with the Lannacappela Choir leading the singing and performing their own items, and the All Saints Choristers singing for the first time!
Christmas Lunch at the Vicarage!
This will include turkey, ham, Christmas pudding, and all the trimmings! We need people to sign-up to indicate they will be coming so we can make sure there will be enough food!
More details to follow later!
Swimming at the Centre of the Universe
This is the pool where we held the afternoon for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation at the end of October. There are three swimming pools and a restaurant within a tranquil garden setting, where you can swim, sunbathe and relax. The water in the 25 metres lap pool, and the two children’s pools, is sanitized using a salt water system imported from Australia.
Currently, the club celebrating its 14th Anniversary, but because of Covid-19 is not throwing a pool party, but instead is offering free VIP membership to new customers who register before 31 December. Walk-in customers usually pay 100 – 200 Baht depending on the length of time they spend at the pool. With a VIP membership, however, there is a flat entrance fee of 100 Baht with no time restrictions.
As an additional incentive, first time visitors from All Saints Church are offered a free swim which can be booked using the following link:
If you wish to go as a group at the same time, one person should complete the booking form and add the email addresses of up to 5 more people when prompted to do so.
Detailed maps, directions, and even a video showing how to make your “Journey to the Centre of the Universe”, can be found on their website, ChiangMaiSwimmingPool.com
Chili Night continues!
A few of the group!
Everyone is again invited to the New Vicarage next 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
Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues at noon today. All are welcome!
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!