From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
We are All Saints!
POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!
All Saints Day is when we remember that we are all saints – and also remember the Christian people who have gone before us as examples in the faith! We may remember our grandparents, that teacher at Sunday School, or that friend who was always there for us. As we hold our Celebration for All Saints Day this Sunday, we remember those who have gone before and rejoice that we are part of a community of love and care!
Some of the All Saints Choristers will also be with us, reminding us that we are a people of all ages from many different nations. It will be a time of thanksgiving and praise! Our service will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage!
The scripture readings for this Sunday will be 2 Esdras 2:42-48, Hebrews 12:18-24, and Luke 6:20-31, and we will be singing the hymns For All the Saints; Bless the Lord Oh my Soul; Father, we love You; Sing with all the Saints in Glory; and O when the saints go marching in! The choir will be singing Dear Lord and Father of Mankind!
Potluck – This Sunday!
Our All Saints Day Potluck will be held this Sunday, 30th October!!!!
Please bring food to share and join us at the vicarage following this Sunday’s morning Eucharist. Please ask if you need a lift. All are very welcome!
The address is:
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road,
Tambon Chang Phueak,
From Maya Mall. Drive up Huay Keaw Road towards Chiang Mai University. Turn right along the Canal Road. Go through one small set of traffic lights. After the road crosses over to the right side of the canal, Ban Ing Doi mooban is accessed over a little white bridge on the left.
Enter the mooban and immediately turn left. The Vicarage is straight ahead.
Trip to Chiang Dao – Last Weekend!
Those of us who spent last weekend in Chiang Dao had a wonderful time of fun and fellowship! Good meals, meaningful worship, and dam building!
Hot springs and dam building!
Chiang Rai Wedding
After the hard work of the Choir Intensive, mum and I again joined with the Youth Charity Foundation for the wedding of a former student. On Thursday we drove up to Chiang Rai with six kids in the campervan, and then joined the wedding festivities on Saturday morning!
We then drove on to Chiang Dao to take part in the church retreat.
Six happy passengers!
The happy bride at the YCF camp ground!
Breakfast at the YCF camp ground in Chiang Rai!
Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday
I have been asked to officiate at the Remembrance Day observances at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery on Friday 11th November. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club. All are welcome!
Our observation of Remembrance Sunday at All Saints, will follow on Sunday 13th November, again beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Do I Stay Christian?
Our book study will continue from now until Christmas! You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’. Copies of the book are available from church.
Busy times 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 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
Some of the group!
Chili Night will resume next Tuesday, 1st November!
Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream!
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!