Come! Come, Lord Jesus!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Festival of Carols – this Saturday!

Dear Friends,

Our Festival of Christmas Carols is almost upon us!  After last year’s event was cancelled, it will be wonderful to gather once again at Thammapratheep Church in celebration of Christmas!  The service begins at 7 p.m.

On 1st December restrictions on the number of event attendees in Chiang Mai city were lifted. Please feel free to distribute tickets widely and invited your friends and neighbours.  

Thammapratheep Church is a large building with seating for well over 200 people, so we will still be able to social distance.  Masks will be required at all times except for when reading from the front or the choir when singing the choir pieces.  People will be required to sign-in and have their temperature taken.

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!

All members of All Saints who are attending, are requested to bring cookies or snacks to share after the service.

Our worship continues this Sunday when our bible readings will be from Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7, and Matthew 1:18-25, and we will be singing the hymns The Angel Gabriel, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, and Angels we have heard on high!

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our Advent Sunday service will soon be available via our Audio-Visual page on the All Saints website!

Lighting the Advent Crown!

Clarice – Funeral on Wednesday

As most of you already know, Clarice, our much loved 95 year old church member, passed away last Thursday. She had been in hospital for just over a week and died from pneumonia.  

Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at All Saints, followed by cremation at Wat Pa Phaeng at 4:30 p.m.  Click here to get directions to the Wat. After the cremation, there will be a reception at Wanlamun restaurant on the river beginning at 5 p.m.  Click here to get directions to Wanlamun.

You can join the service on Zoom with the following link:
Meeting ID: 463 638 9024 Passcode: 123
It will begin at 8 a.m. UK time.

Clarice will be very greatly missed as she had become a much loved friend to many in the three years she had been attending All Saints.

Our deepest condolences to all her family. She was a woman of great faith and is now with her Lord in glory!

Festival of Christmas Carols – This Saturday!

Please feel free to distribute tickets widely and invited your friends and neighbours.  

All members of All Saints who are attending, are requested to bring cookies or snacks to share after the service.

Christmas Presents for YCF

Money to purchase the gifts can be placed in the donation box at the back of the church and we have a “Gift Wrapping Party” on Thursday, December 16 at 2 p.m. at the Vicarage.  Speak to Chris Tananone for details.

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.  
 Midnight Mass

Saturday 25th December  10:30 a.m.  
 Christmas Family Eucharist
 Followed by Christmas Lunch

Sunday 26th December  –

Thursday 30th December       
 Christmas Celebration at YCF

Sunday 2nd January    10:30 a.m.    
New Year’s Service
Sunday 9th January    10:30 a.m.    
Epiphany Service

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!  

Please sign up to indicate  how many people are coming and what food you can bring.

 Chili Night cancelled this week!

A few of the group!

This week’s Chili Night is cancelled due to Clarice’s funeral.  We will resume on Tuesday 14th December – and we will have two Chilis before Christmas!  We might even sing some carols!!!

Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.   Use this link to join the prayer!

Thursday Lunch

Some of the lunch group

There will be no lunch at the Gymkhana Club this week due to the Festival of Carols rehearsal.

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!

God bless,

Father Iain

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