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Peace on Earth!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


A Wonderful Night! The YCF Choir!

Dear Friends,

We had a wonderful night at our Festival of Christmas Carols at Nong Pratheep Church last Saturday night!  We began the Christmas Season singing all the old favourites like Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Come All ye Faithful, and listening to the Lannacappella Choir.


Lannacapella with director, Clare Lyons

The American, British, Australian, Portuguese, and Indian Consuls, and other community representatives, did readings, and the offering for the Youth Charity Foundation raised around THB15,000.  The children of the of YCF also sang!


Our wonderful organist, Kaew

Around two hundred people attended and many commentated on what a great way it was to begin Christmas!

This Sunday we will celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent as we anticipate the coming of the Christ-Child at Christmas!  In our New Testament reading, James urges his readers to love one another and not grumble against one another as they await the return of Jesus.  May we too, be ever joyful!

Our readings for the Third Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 35:1, 5-10, James 5:7-10, and Matthew 1:18-25, and we will be singing the hymns Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Angels We have Heard on High, and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Christmas Movie Night – this Sunday!

From time to time it is fun for us All Saints people to see a movie together!

The new British film, Last Christmas, is showing at Central Festival.  Currently there is a showing at 7:10 p.m.  We will aim to go for this showing.  Meet outside the cinema at 7 p.m. so we can buy tickets to sit together.  (The time may change so check with the cinema or find out more on Sunday morning!)

Christmas Activities at All Saints

Please join us for our Midnight Mass, or our Christmas Morning Eucharist. or both!  We usually have lots of visitors at Midnight Mass so it’s good to have All Saints people to welcome them too!

Christmas Lunch

Forty people have already signed up for Christmas lunch!  Please sign-up this Sunday, or send me an email, if you would like to join us!  We will have roast turkey, and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or pumpkin pie!

Please signup if you are planning to come! This is not a potluck so we need to get organised!

Christmas Gifts for Children
at Youth Charity Foundation

This year we will once again give the 50 children from the Youth Charity Foundation a Christmas present from All Saints.  If we spend 150 THB on each child, that will cost 7,500 THB and we would also like to give something to the adults who work at the homes.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please put money in the red box at the back of the church or give to Trustees Bill Moeller or Chris Tananone, or our treasurer, Don Williams. Thank you in advance for your generosity!  We plan to deliver the gifts on Saturday December 28.  Let Bill or Chris know if you would be interested in joining this event (which will include food provided by the YCF).

Christmas cards

Another way to support the children of the Youth Charity Foundation is to purchase their beautiful handmade Christmas cards.  They are 40 THB each.  Take as many as you want and put the money in the box next to the cards.

New Year Potluck and House Blessing!

William and Tarntip would like to invite everyone to their home on Monday 30th December for a New Year Potluck and House Blessing!

Tarntip writes:

We will start at 4 pm. onwards and have a full blast this year. Food, Live Music, Puppet Shadow, Children Talent Shows, Bowl Singing from Nepal. Also, there will be cooking demonstration as well. Everyone is welcome.  For persons who wish to participate, please email me at purn.karunsiri@ gmail.com

William has had his operation following his motorbike accident and is on the mend!

New Year’s Eve

Everyone is invited to bring in the New Year at the Vicarage!  We will begin at 8 p.m. and go into 2020 together!  Please come if you can – more details to follow!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday, today (Thursday)!  Please feel free to join us!

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Christmas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Nong Pratheep Church is Ready!

Dear Friends,

Our Festival of Christmas Carols is upon us and will be this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Nong Pratheep Church.  (Directions below)  It will be a wonderful time of celebration to begin the Christmas Season and we will be singing all the old favourites like Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Come All ye Faithful.

The American, British, Australian, Portuguese, and Indian Consuls, and other community representatives, will be reading, and the Lannacappella Choir will be singing.  There will be an offering for the Youth Charity Foundation and the children of YCF will also sing!

Please come if you can – and bring your friends!

Please come at 6pm if you can help with setting up, parking, and other arrangements! – and bring cookies to share for the refreshments afterwards!


All is ready for Christmas at All Saints!

This Sunday we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent as we anticipate the coming of the Christ-Child at Christmas!

Our readings for the Second Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, and Luke 1:26-38, and we will be singing the hymns O Come O come Emmanuel, The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came,  Song of Mary, and Angels from the Realms of Glory!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols –
This Saturday, 7th December

The festival will be held in Nong Pratheep Church which is on Thungspong Road.  (Turn off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital)

Directions!

Nong Pratheep Church is on Thungspong Road next to Expat Auto.  (Search for Expat Auto to use Google Maps directions.) Thungspong Road is off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital.

From the North

Drive down the Superhighway past Bangkok Hospital and Macro and do the U-turn.  Continue back along the Superhighway past Bangkok Hospital on the opposite side and turn left down Thungspong Road which is the first road on the left.  Nong Pratheep Church is about 200m down on the right.

From the South

Drive up the Superhighway through the tunnel at the Nongpratheep Intersection.  Then take the immediate exit on to the service road.  Continue a very short distance along past Bangkok Hospital on the opposite side and turn left down Thungspong Road which is the first road on the left.  Nong Pratheep Church is about 200m down on the right.

From the East / Central Chiang Mai

Drive along Charoen Muang Road past the Railway Station to the Superhighway.  Turn left on to the Superhighway and continue along past Bangkok Hospital on the opposite side and turn left down Thungspong Road which is the first road on the left.  Nong Pratheep Church is about 200m down on the right.

Other Christmas Activities

Christmas Lunch

Forty people have already signed up for Christmas lunch!  Please sign-up this Sunday, or send me an email, if you would like to join us!  We will have roast turkey, and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or pumpkin pie!

Please signup if you are planning to come! This is not a potluck so we need to get organised!

Christmas Gifts for Children
at Youth Charity Foundation

This year we will once again give the 50 children from the Youth Charity Foundation a Christmas present from All Saints.  If we spend 150 THB on each child, that will cost 7,500 THB and we would also like to give something to the adults who work at the homes.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please put money in the red box at the back of the church or give to Trustees Bill Moeller or Chris Tananone, or our treasurer, Don Williams. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We plan to deliver the gifts on Saturday December 28.  Let Bill or Chris know if you would be interested in joining this event (which will include food provided by the YCF).

Christmas cards

Another way to support the children of the Youth Charity Foundation is to purchase their beautiful handmade Christmas cards.  They are 40 THB each.  Take as many as you want and put the money in the box next to the cards.

New Year’s Eve

Everyone is invited to bring in the New Year at the Vicarage!  We will begin at 8 p.m. and go into 2020 together!  Please come if you can – more details to follow!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Adventide!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Join us as we decorate the church!

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Dear Friends,

Advent is finally upon us once again!

Our service for Advent Sunday will be followed by a potluck and decorating the church.  This is a great fun time together!  Bring Christmassy food to share!

Advent is a time for preparing for Christmas, not just practically but spiritually too!  As we become busy with Christmas shopping, cooking, decorating, and planning, let us take time to remember the point of it all – to welcome the Prince of Peace into the world and into our lives!  Although Advent is a time of reflection, it is also a time of joy as we remember God coming among us, Emmanuel!  Let us give thanks this Advent!

Our readings for Advent Sunday will be from Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44, and we will be singing the hymns will include O Come O come Emmanuel and Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, as well as the Sussex Gloria and Christmas Creed.  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

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All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols – Saturday 7th December

On Saturday 7th December we will have our 2019 Festival of Christmas Carols!  This is only a week away!  This Christmas celebration is in support of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.  Tickets are free, but there will be a collection for the foundation.

Lannacapella will form our choir and lead the singing, and representatives of various foreign consulates and expat organisations will do readings.  The festival will be held in Nong Pratheep Church which is on Thungspong Road.  (Turn off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital)  (See our website for directions!)

Please take tickets on Sunday and invite your friends!

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Christmas Activities

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Christmas Lunch

On Sunday, there will be a signup sheet for Christmas lunch.  We will have roast turkey, and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or pumpkin pie!  Please signup if you are planning to come! This is not a potluck so we need to get organised!

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Christmas Gifts for Children at Youth Charity Foundation

This year we will once again give the 50 children from the Youth Charity Foundation a Christmas present from All Saints.  If we spend 150 THB on each child, that will cost 7,500 THB and we would also like to give something to the adults who work at the homes.  If you would like to contribute to this project, please put money in the red box at the back of the church or give to Trustees Bill Moeller or Chris Tananone, or our treasurer, Don Williams. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We plan to deliver the gifts on Saturday morning, December 28.  Let Bill or Chris know if you would be interested in joining this event (which will include lunch provided by the YCF). .
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Christmas cards

Another way to support the children of the Youth Charity Foundation is to purchase their beautiful handmade Christmas cards.  They are 40 THB each.  Take as many as you want and put the money in the box next to the cards.

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Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

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Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Christ the King!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Christ is our King!

Dear Friends,

This week we will celebrate the Feast of Christ the King! We are not called to accept Jesus as our saviour – he is that already – but we are called to accept Jesus as Lord, the boss of our life!

Perhaps the use of the word “king” is foreign to us now, and ideas of constitutional monarchies further cloud the issue!  But the basic idea is simple – Jesus is the pattern for our lives, he is the one we should follow, when there are decisions to make then we should be committed to going God’s way and not our own.

This is not always easy.  Sometimes it is difficult to know what God is saying to us, but we are called to listen and follow as best we can and, even if we get it wrong, we know we are safe in God’s hands!

Our readings this Sunday will be Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, King of Kings Majesty, Let us Break Bread Together, and Christ Be Our Light!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Advent Sunday – Next week!

Our service for Advent Sunday on 1st December will be followed by a potluck and decorating the church.  This is a great fun time together!  Bring Christmassy food to share!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols –
Coming Soon!

On Saturday 7th December we will have our 2019 Festival of Christmas Carols!  This is only two weeks’ away!  This Christmas celebration is in support of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.  Tickets are free, but there will be a collection for the foundation.

Lannacapella will form our choir and lead the singing, and representatives of various foreign consulates and expat organisations will do readings.  The festival will be held in Nong Pratheep Church which is on Thungspong Road.  (Turn off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital)  (See our website for directions!)

Please take tickets on Sunday and invite your friends!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

Father Iain’s Absence

I am away in the UK until next Friday 29th November.  Rev. Mark Crawford will be leading and preaching this Sunday.  Please contact Mark if you need anything in my absence.  Mark’s email is adjarnmark@gmail.com and his phone number is 085-932-4203.

Christmas Activities

Christmas Lunch

Next Sunday, there will be a signup sheet for Christmas lunch.  We will have roast turkey, and all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or pumpkin pie!  Please signup if you are planning to come! This is not a potluck so we need to get organised!

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Come as you are!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


All are Welcome!

Dear Friends,

Last week we marked Remembrance Sunday remembering all those who are victims of war.  This week we will remember those who are victims of another sort of war – the fight against bigotry and the fight for the right to be yourself.

Every year hundreds of transwomen, and some transmen, are killed simply for being who they are.  Often those victims are also poor and people of colour and among the most marginalised in society.  Sometimes they die unknown, laid in an unmarked grave, but the Transgender Day of Remembrance works to make sure they are not forgotten.  As part of our service, we will welcome trans people, and others, from the MPlus organisation.

Our readings for The Transgender Day of Remembrance Sunday will be from Isaiah 56:1-5, Romans 8:31-39, and Matthew 22:30-40, and we will be singing the hymns Stand up stand up for Jesus, Lord we make this cry for freedom, Beauty for Brokenness, and Let Us Build a House!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols – Coming Soon!

On Saturday 7th December we will have our 2019 Festival of Christmas Carols!  This is only three weeks’ away!  This Christmas celebration is in support of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.  Tickets are free, but there will be a collection for the foundation.

Lannacapella will form our choir and lead the singing, and representatives of various foreign consulates and expat organisations will do readings.  The festival will be held in Nong Pratheep Church which is on Thungspong Road.  (Turn off the Superhighway almost opposite Bangkok Hospital)  (See our website for directions!)

Please take tickets on Sunday and invite your friends!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

Father Iain’s Absence

I will be away in the UK from Monday 18th to Friday 29th November.  Rev. Mark Crawford will be leading and preaching on Sunday 24th.  Please contact Mark if you need anything in my absence.  Mark’s email is adjarnmark@gmail.com and his phone number is 085-932-4203.

Christmas Activities

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Remember!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


This week’s service begins at 10:30 a.m.!!!!

Dear Friends,

Each year, around the world November 11th is marked as Remembrance Day.  People fall silent at 11 a.m. for two minutes to remember those killed in two world wars and in all the conflicts since.

Remembrance Sunday is observed on the Sunday closest to November 11th, and so this year we will mark the day on Sunday November 10th.  Our service will begin at the earlier time of 10:30 a.m. to allow us to observe the two minutes silence at 11 a.m.  We remember those who have died so that we might be free.

Our readings for Remembrance Sunday will be from Isaiah 2:3-4, Revelation 21:1-6a, and Matthew 5.1-12, 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!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Harvest Festival 

The Bulletin on the harvest table


The lake early on Sunday morning


Our Communion Altar


Worship in the Barn


Bible Reading in Thai


Potluck Lunch

Last Sunday we had a wonderful celebration of harvest at Thung Dong Farm.  Thanks so much to Warren for hosting the event.  We were again joined by the children of the Youth Charity Foundation who all had a wonderful time!  Video of the service, sermon, and kids having fun, can be found here!

Remembrance Day Ceremony
at the Foreign Cemetery

Next Monday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day.  There will  be a special ceremony at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery which will begin around 10:45 a.m. so that we can observe two minutes silence at 11 a.m.   All are welcome!

Everyone is then invited to lunch at the Gymkhana Club.

Gymkhana Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will again be at midday, today (Thursday)!  Please feel free to join us!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Sunday 17th November we will mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Harvest Time!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Leaving church at 9:30 a.m.!!!!

Dear Friends,

Once again we will have the joy of travelling out to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival!  We will leave church at 9:30 a.m. and should be back by around 5 p.m.  (The full itinerary is below!)  We will again be joined by the children of the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage.

Harvest is a time for giving thanks!  We give thanks to God for our food and the wonders of creation, and we commit ourselves anew to be wise stewards of all God has entrusted to us!  Please join us if you can for this wonderful day, but email me on iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com if you are coming – we don’t want to leave you behind and we need to ensure that we have enough cars!

Our readings for this Harvest Sunday will be from Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, and Matthew 6:25-33, and we will be singing the hymns Come Ye Thankful People Come, Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation, Give Thanks with a grateful heart, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Harvest Festival – This Sunday, 3rd November!

Program

9:30 Depart All Saints
10:45 (Approx) arrive Thung Dong Farm
11:30 Harvest Festival Service
12:45 Potluck
(Please bring food to share!)

Tour of the farm, games, or just relaxing.

1530 Tea and refreshments
1600 Depart the farm
1700 (Approx) arrive back at All Saints, Chiang Mai.

There is no cost involved for those wishing to join this service at the farm but the usual weekly offering will be made during the service.

We need to match the people coming to the number of cars so please email me if you intend to come!!!!!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our third weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

Other November Events

Other events in November include Remembrance Sunday on 10th November – beginning at 10:30 a.m., and Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 17th November!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

All Saints Day!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Last week I watched the movie, Coco.  It is a charming animated film in which a young boy journeys into the land of the dead on All Saints’ Eve to contact his ancestors.  It is based on the Mexican belief that the dead suffer when they are no longer remembered upon earth and there is nobody left to display their photo.

At the family shrine in the movie Coco

Whatever we think of their theology, All Saints Day and All Souls Day are important times to remember those who have gone before us, those we mourn, those who cared for us and made us who we are.  We will remember them this Sunday and remind ourselves of our never-ending connection with the saints in glory!

Our readings for this Sunday will be from Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, and Luke 6:20-31, and we will be singing the hymns For All the Saints, Sing With All the Saints in Glory, The saints of God their conflict past, Let us Build a House, and O When the Saints!  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Harvest Festival – Next Sunday, 3rd November!

A reminder that this will be a week on Sunday, 3rd November, and we will again journey out to the wonderful Thung Dong Farm!  Please sign up at the back of the church or send me an email if you intend to come!  We will leave the church at 9:30 a.m so don’t be late – and bring food to share for our potluck lunch!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our second weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will be at midday on Thursday!  Please feel free to join us!

Other November Events

Other events in November include Remembrance Sunday on 10th November – beginning at 10:30 a.m.,

and Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 17th November!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Ask, Ask, Ask!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

You may have seen a sign in a shop saying “Do not ask for credit, as a refusal may offend!”  Are we like that with God, afraid to ask in case the answer is no, or even worse, that answer is yes?

Sometimes we may be afraid that we will get what we ask for, and we are more comfortable just to stay where we are!  What is God calling on you to ask for?  Is it scary, will it change your life?  Do we expect the unexpected?

Find out more this week at All Saints!

Our readings for this Sunday will be from Genesis 32:22-31, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, Seek Ye First, and Before the Throne of God Above!  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Last week’s Sermon

For those who missed it, last week’s sermon, “Be Thankful!” is now available on YouTube!

Last Week’s Potluck

We had an excellent lunch last Sunday – much enjoyed by all.  Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Gymkhana Lunch

Our first weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club went well with five people in attendance.  Next week we will meet again at midday, this time on Thursday!  Please join us if you can!

Harvest Festival

A reminder that this will be on Sunday 3rd November and we will again journey out to the wonderful Thung Dong Farm!  Please sign up at the back of the church or send me an email if you intend to come!

We will leave the church at 9:30 a.m so don’t be late – and bring food to share for our potluck lunch!

All Saints Day Service

To accommodate our Harvest Festival, this year’s celebration of All Saints Day will be on Sunday 27th October!

November Events

Other events in November include Remembrance Sunday on 10th November – beginning at 10:30 a.m., and Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 17th November!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Thankyou!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Christmas celebration at McKean Leprosy Mission

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading we see Jesus healing ten people with leprosy.  Only one comes back to thank Jesus, and he was a Samaritan – not even a Jew!  Are we thankful people?  Do we give thanks for all God has done for us and all that God has given us, or do we always want more?  This week we will seek God’s way for our lives, and give thanks!

Our readings for this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19, and we will be singing the hymns Holy Holy Holy, Will you come and Follow Me, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Now Thank We All Our God!  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Potluck – This Sunday 13th October!

Our October Potluck will be this week!   Please bring food to share!  All are very welcome!

Gymkhana Lunch

Lunch at the Gymkhana Club, midday, Tuesday 15th October!

One of the board members of the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club would like to develop more links between the Club and All Saints and the wider community.  Last Sunday I suggested that perhaps some All Saints people would like to share a weekly lunch at the Club.  Tuesday seems to be a good day for many people.  We shall try this next week and see how it goes.

Of course, some people will not be able to make it as they are working, but equally there are others who do not like to go out at night.  Hopefully, we will also have more events to follow for the night owls!

Anglican Chant Notation

We will continue to chant a bit of our liturgy this week.  You will see marks like this | and like this *.  | means a bar or measure line in the music, and * means halfway through the verse.  This helps to fit in the words to the chant.  · after a word means it has more than one syllable on the same note.  Previously we use italic underline in the psalms to indicate the changing part at the end of the phrase.  We will see how it goes this week!

Harvest Festival

A reminder that this will be on Sunday 3rd November and we will again journey out to the wonderful Thung Dong Farm!  Please save the date and plan to be there!

All Saints Day Service

To accommodate our Harvest Festival, this year’s celebration of All Saints Day will be on Sunday 27th October!

All Saints’ Festival of Christmas Carols

Please put the date of Saturday 7th December for our Festival of Carols in your diaries!  This took a lot of arranging – but we got there in the end!  It will also be at a new venue: Nong Pratheep Church, which is across the Superhighway from Bangkok Hospital.  (Directions will be given nearer the time!)

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshipping with us,

God bless,

Iain