From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Praise to God – the Christ has Come!
Christmas is here! It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate with my Chiang Mai church family this year – we have over thirty people signed up for Christmas lunch – last year mum and I were alone!
The message of Christmas remains the same however – whether we are alone or part of a great multitude – God is with us! We see Jesus, Immanuel, come to earth to reconcile us to God and one another – this is good news indeed!
So Merry Christmas – one and all!
Our Christmas worship will take place with Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and our Christmas Morning Family Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. The bible readings will be from Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We have Heard on High, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World, Angels from the Realms of Glory, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
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! If you haven’t signed up you are still welcome – no one should be alone at Christmas – but let us know you are coming!
Maureen’s 80th Birthday
My mum turns eighty on 27th December! Everyone from All Saints is invited to lunch at Café 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 and let me know what you would like to eat. Café de Oasis 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!
No Chili Night on 28th December
A few of the group!
There will be no Chili Night on 28th December. We will meet again on Tuesday 4th January 2022!
We have a weekly online prayer meeting. Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.
Some of the lunch group
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!
God bless, and Merry Christmas!!!!