From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Our Solemn Remembrance
Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.
This year’s Holy Week seems to have crept up on us unawares. Lent quietly flew by, and Easter is almost upon us. With the lessening of the Covid threat, people are travelling for both work and pleasure, and many of our regulars are out of town. It will be a relatively quiet Easter, but I suppose that’s not unlike the first one. Yes, there were crowds shouting “Crucify him!”, but at the crucifixion itself Jesus was largely alone with only a handful of his women followers left to sustain him. It was these same women who would three days later be the first witnesses to his resurrection.
So, if we are fewer in number this year, we would do well to remember that first Easter and Good Friday. Jesus’ love for the whole world was revealed not to crowds of thousands, but to a small group of ordinary people – and that is who we are! So let us remember that the message of Good Friday is that God is here for each one of us, and God’s love has no limit.
The scripture readings for Good Friday will be an account of the last week of Jesus’ life leading to the crucifixion, and we will be singing the hymns When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, How deep the Father’s love for us, My Song is Love Unknown, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, and O Love that Will Not Let Me Go!
On Easter Sunday our scripture readings will be Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, and John 20:1-18, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Christ is Risen Today, The Day of Resurrection, Christ is Alive, and Thine Be the Glory!
Use this link to join us on Zoom this Friday at 7 p.m. or on Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501
Our Palm Sunday Service
Highlights of the service for Palm Sunday 2022, including Parading of the Palms, Gloria, Gospel Reading and Sermon, and the All Saints Choristers singing “Still”, can be seen here! Older sermons and services can be seen via the All Saints website!
The Easter season is upon us!
Good Friday Service 15th April 7:00 pm
– a solemn tenabrae service
Easter Sunday Service 17th April 10:30 am
– followed by potluck and Easter Egg hunt
The Youth Charity Foundation in Hua Hin
The YCF annual trip to the sea was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. They are finally going next week, and mum and I will be joining them.
Please pray that all may be renewed and refreshed, and that all would go well in travel and in Hua Hin. And pray for me as I lead the bible study for the older children.
New Small Groups
Tuesday, April 19th, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose
Thursday, April 21st, 6pm– small group at the Crawfords’
Talk to Mark and Christa for more details.
Child Protection Training
Following the adoption of our new Child Protection Policy at our AGM in February, we are offering training to all church members. This will be at the church on Sunday, April 24th at 1pm, following lunch.
A few of the group!
Chili night will return on Tuesday 3rd May at 6 p.m. This will be the last Chili Night before mum returns to the UK for four months!
Our prayer meeting will be changing – watch this space for details!
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!