This is Holy Week!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm!

Dear Friends,

This is Holy Week, that most solemn part of the Christian year.  We will mark Good Friday with our quiet, candle-lit, service of Tenebrae.

Tenebrae means darkness or shadows.  As we come to the end of Lent, we begin a journey into darkness to a place of deep shadows.  We will accompany Jesus in his last hours, witnessing the cruelties and the suffering he endures.  We will listen to the words of condemnation and ridicule.  We know that in all this he is innocent.  He is the faithful servant of God, doing his Father’s work; bringing the gospel of love, peace and hope.

And so, in this liturgy, we will be invited to walk solemnly and attentively with Jesus.  Better to know.  Better to understand.  Better to be his friend, his disciple, his witness.

And then, three days later, we will witness to Christ’s mighty resurrection in our Easter Sunday Celebration which will include the joy of four baptisms!

For Good Friday our Tenebrae Service will have readings from Matthew 26:17-29, Matthew 26:36-56, Mark 15:1-15, Mark 15:16-32, Matthew 27:45-54, Isaiah 52:13 – 53:5, and Matthew 27:62-66.  We will sing the hymns When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; How deep the Father’s love for us; My Song is Love Unknown; Were You There When They Crucified My Lord; and O Love that Will Not Let Me Go!

The readings for Easter Sunday will be from Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, and Matthew 28:1-10, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Christ is Risen Today; The Day of Resurrection; Christ is Alive; and Thine Be the Glory!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Good Friday at 7:00 pm and Easter Sunday at 10:30 am
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Palm Sunday Service

Highlights of our Palm Sunday Service including Parading of the Palms, Gospel Readings in Thai and English, and the Sermon, are now available here!

Easter Services!

Good Friday –       7:00 p.m. Friday 7th April
Easter Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Sunday 2nd April

Easter Baptisms

We will have four baptisms this Easter!  God is good!

Easter Potluck!

Our Easter Sunday service will be followed by a special Easter Potluck at the vicarage!   This will include an Easter Egg hunt and other Easter goodies!

Spring Retreat: 12th – 14th May

We are organising a Spring Retreat to run from Friday 12th May – Sunday 14th May.  We are planning to hire a whole resort, RungNara Pool Villa, in SanSai, just outside Chiang Mai. It is only 30 minutes drive from church so should be easy for everyone to get there!  There are only ten rooms, so please let Phyllis or Katie know if you are thinking of coming.

It will be a time of relaxation and fun!

Chili Night 

Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next week 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!

God bless,

Father Iain


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