From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Harvest Celebration at YCF
(NO SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS THIS SUNDAY)
Thailand is a land of plenty – so much so that the Thai students at my seminary had a problem with the concept of famine in the bible – in Thailand there is always something you can eat!
But we need to be thankful to God for all we do have – and share with others who have less than us. All Saints has the privilege of partnering with the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage and we will celebrate our Harvest Festival together.
This Sunday, 2nd October, we will all be travelling up to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope to celebrate our Harvest Festival. Meet at the church at 10 a.m. if you would like a lift or can take someone else. The Harvest Festival Service will start at YCF at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck lunch. Please bring desserts to share.
If you wish to make your own way there, follow this link in Google maps.
The scripture readings for our Harvest will be from Deuteronomy 8:7-18, James 5:13-20, and Luke 10:1-9, and we will be singing the hymns Come ye Thankful People Come; Bless the Lord Oh my Soul; We Plow the Fields, and Hosanna (I see the King of Glory)!
Last week’s Sermon
Video of last week’s sermon, “Money is the Root of All Evil?”, is available here!
Queen Elizabeth – Commemoration Service
Video of the Chiang Mai Commemoration Service is now available here!
Busy time ahead at All Saints!
We have a very busy calendar for the last three months of 2022. There is only one “normal” Sunday until Christmas! God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!
Sunday 2nd October
Harvest Festival at the Youth Charity Foundation
Sunday 9th October
Father Iain – Baptism in Bangkok
Sunday 16th October
Choir Intensive Service
Sunday 23rd October
Church Retreat at The Nest, Chiang Dao
Sunday 30th October
Celebration of All Saints Day
Sunday 6th November
Friday 11th November
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 20th November
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Sunday 27th November
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday 4th December
Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday 10th December
Festival of Christmas Carols
Sunday 11th December
Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday 18th December
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday 24th December
Sunday 25th December
Harvest Festival – This Sunday!
We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, 2nd October.
There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together. Our Harvest Festival will be followed by a potluck lunch with food also provided by YCF.
October Choir Intensive! – Coming Soon!
Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!
We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.
Trip to Chiang Dao
We are planning our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao on the weekend of Friday 21st to Monday 24th October. (The Monday is a public holiday!) It will be a great time to escape the city and enjoy fellowship together surrounded by the beauty of nature!
Some will choose to go up on Friday night, but most people will probably journey up to Chiang Dao on Saturday morning and stay until Monday.
Please sign-up this week!
The end of Compulsory Masks
The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory during services at All Saints. We are asking anyone who wishes to not wear a mask to sit towards the front, so that others can feel safe and choose to sit elsewhere if they wish.
We would also ask that if anyone would like further accommodations made, they would speak to me or any Council member and suggest what further measures we could take to make them feel comfortable.
Some of the group!
Chili Night will continue next Tuesday. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! Email for directions!
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!