From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
This week we mark Remembrance Day on Friday 11th November, and Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 13th November.
Remembrance Day began as Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War on the 11th November 1918 at 11 a.m. UK time. (Midday Central European Time.) Since then a minutes silence has been held each year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. At the end of the Second World War this became two minutes silence to commemorate the dead of the two world-wide conflicts. It has now become a time to remember all those killed in all subsequent wars and armed conflicts around the world, and to redouble our efforts to work for peace!
From the very beginning the two phrases associated with Remembrance Day are “Lest we forget” and “Never Again!”
This year I have been asked to officiate at the Remembrance Day observances at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments 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.
The bible readings for this Remembrance Sunday will be Isaiah 2:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and Luke 21:5-19, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in Ages Past, Abide with Me, Will Your Anchor Hold, and The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended!
Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501
Last Week’s Sermon
Last week’s sermon “What do you choose?”, can be seen here!
Transgender Day of Remembrance
20th November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. We will have a special service to remember all those who have been killed this year as a result of their gender or gender expression. We will be joined by guests from MPlus – the Chiang Mai LGBT advocacy organisation. All are welcome!
Festival of Christmas Carols – Advanced Notice!
Please put this on your calendar. Volunteers are needed for setting up, ushering, catering, etc.
Do I Stay Christian?
Our book study will continue from now until Christmas!
You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose. 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!
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
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch
Some of the group!
Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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!