From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
Christmas is here! All is (almost) prepared and we are ready to celebrate the coming of the Christ-Child. Please join us at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve or at our Christmas Day worship on Christmas Day! The scripture readings for our Christmas services will be from Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-20.
On Christmas Eve we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels from the Realms of Glory, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! On Christmas Day we will be singing O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We have Heard on High, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Joy to the World!
May I wish everyone a very happy Christmas!
Here is another picture from our Festival of Carols curtesy of Pat Ward.
Use this link to join on Zoom on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Meeting ID: 548 801 501
Last Week’s Sermon
Last week’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, “Do not be Afraid!”, is now available here.
42 people have now signed up for the Christmas lunch and food has been allocated! We have ordered three turkeys and there will be pork and ham, too! (And lots more besides!)
Gene’s 70th Birthday
Our Deacon, Gene, was 70 last Monday. A group of us gathered at Why Not? to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Gene!
Mum is 81 on 27th December! Instead of having a Chili Night (it is a Tuesday) we will have a Christmas Movie night at the vicarage beginning at 6 p.m. Bring nibbles and left-overs to share!
Handel’s Messiah – Last Saturday
Congratulations to church member Paddy who joined the choir for last Saturday’s performance of The Messiah! It was a wonderful evening.
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!
Busy times ahead at All Saints!
We have a very busy calendar for Christmas 2022. God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!
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!
There will be no Chili Night next Tuesday, 27th December. It will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2022 at the usual time of 6 p.m.
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!
Merry Christmas to you all!