From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Festival of Carols – last Saturday!
The All Saints Festival of Christmas Carols was a superb start to the Christmas season in Chiang Mai. Representatives from the British, American, Australian, and Indian consulates read, along with other community leaders, and our singing was led by performances by Lannacappella and by the All Saints Choristers.
Lannacappella lead the singing!
A full church celebrates together!
All Saints Choristers – O Holy Night!
Around 150 people attended and the evening was rounded off with refreshments of hot apple cider and cookies!
Our Advent and Christmas worship continues this Sunday when our bible readings will be from Micah 5:2-5, Romans 16:25-27, and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
As most of you already know, Clarice, our much loved 95 year old church member, passed away on Thursday 2nd December. She had been in hospital for just over a week and died from pneumonia. Her funeral was last Wednesday at All Saints, followed by cremation at Wat Pa Phaeng. For those of you unable to attend, the funeral can be seen via this link!
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!
Christmas Events for your Diary!
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 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 2nd January 10:30 a.m.
New Year’s Service
Sunday 9th January 10:30 a.m.
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.
Maureen’s 80th Birthday
My mum turns eighty on 27th December! Everyone from All Saints is invited to lunch at Cafe de Oasis at 1 p.m. on the 27th! Just email me on iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com if you are coming. You will need to order your food in advance from their menu.
Christmas at the Youth Charity Foundation
On Thursday 30th December we will travel out to YCF to celebrate Christmas together and give the children their Christmas presents. We will share dinner together at 5:30 p.m. and this will be followed by a Christmas celebration!
Chili Night resumes!
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!
We have a weekly online prayer meeting. Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.
Some of the lunch group
Lunch at the Gymkhana Club will resume next week at midday on Thursday 23rd December. There will be no lunch on 30th December due to the YCF Christmas celebration in the evening!
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!