From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Festival of Christmas Carols!
Last Saturday, 10th December, we held our annual Festival of Christmas Carols at Thammapratheep Church, led by the Lannacappella Choir and the All Saints Choristers. It was a wonderful start to the Christmas session! More pictures and video of the evening can be seen below.
This week we will mark the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Christmas is nearly here! God has blessed us in so many ways and so we want to give thanks for all God’s blessings and share the good news of the Prince of Peace with all the world!
Please join us this Sunday, or at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, or at our Christmas Day worship on 25th!
The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Last Week’s Sermon
Last week’s sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, “The Faith of Mary!”, is now available here.
Gene’s 70th Birthday
Our Deacon, Gene Bourquin, is seventy next Monday! To celebrate we will be going to the Why Not? Italian restaurant at 7 p.m. on Sunday 18th December. Let me know if you can join us!
Festival of Christmas Carols
Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful event this year! The choirs were the best ever!
Video of the event by Stephen Harrow can be found here!
Handel’s Messiah – This Saturday
This Saturday, 17th December, the Payap University College of Music and the Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah.
The performance is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. in the Henry R. Luce Chapel on the Payap University Mae-Khao Campus. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. so to ensure a seat we will meet outside the chapel at 6 p.m.
Please sign up for the Christmas lunch. This will be at the vicarage following our morning worship on Christmas Day and will include turkey and all the trimmings!
New Year’s Eve at YCF
The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation have invited us to bring in the New Year with them. We will be presenting them all with Christmas presents and sharing dinner and worship together! All are welcome!
Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. This will be followed by the giving of presents, a time of worship and entertainment, and welcoming in the New Year!
Advent and Christmas Events
Busy times ahead at All Saints!
We have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022. God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!
Sunday 18th December
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday 24th December
Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch
Saturday 31st December
Christmas Celebration at YCF
Sunday 1st January
New Year’s Service
Sunday 8th January
Some of the group!
Chili Night continues this Tuesday at the usual time of 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!