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Blessed are the Poor

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Christmas Eve at the Youth Charity Foundation

Dear Friends,

In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus has some challenging words about the rich and the poor.

‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

‘But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
‘Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.

Let’s face it – we are the rich.  Which of us has ever lain awake wondering where the next meal was coming from?  Which of us has ever been homeless?  Which of us has seen a loved one die for lack of medical care?  Which of us has ever felt completely alone, abandoned to our fate?  Even if we have encountered occasional obstacles, this has not been the general pattern of our lives.  It is not a sin to be comfortable, to have what we need, but it is a sin to do nothing to help our brothers and sisters who need the same.

We live in a fallen world, this means that appealing to people’s “better nature” will never provide enough to feed the hungry or cloth the naked – it never has in the past, and it never will in this world.  That is why we have taxes – to ensure that the earth’s resources are more fairly shared.  People will disagree about how this should be done and what is the fairest way of doing this, but our goal must always be that none go to sleep hungry, that nobody is without a home, and that no one dies where they could be saved.

Our readings this Sunday will be Jeremiah 17:5-8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, and Luke 6:17-26, and we will be singing the hymns All My Hope on God Is Founded, Beauty for Brokenness, Take My Life and Let it Be, and God Whose Almighty Word.  The readings can be found via this link and past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Treasurer

Richard Murray has done a fantastic job as treasurer for the last two years, but his tenure has come to an end and we are looking for a new treasurer.  If you could be interested in serving in this role, please speak to Richard, or to Mark Crawford, or to Father Iain.

Lent Study Groups

This year, we will again be having weekly Lent Study Groups.  If you would like to join a group please sign up at the back of the church.  If you have suggestions for a book to topic we could study please see Father Iain.

Chiang Mai Pride 2019

For the first time in ten years, Chiang Mai will be holding a Pride march.  This will occur next Thursday, 21st February, exactly ten years to the day since the last march.  The march will gather at 6 p.m. at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center and end at Thapae Gate.  All supportive people are invited to join.  All Saints will be marching behind a Christians at Pride banner.

The events are as follows:

17.00 – 19.00 Hrs. Parade Registration
Starting Location: Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center by the Nawarat Bridge

19.00 – 20.00 Hrs. Parade Begin From Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center to Night Bazaar Chiang Mai and end at Thapae Gate

20.00 – 20.15 Hrs. Parade arrives at Thapae Gate. Opening Ceremony Begins

20.15 – 20.25 Hrs. First Speaker – The History of Chiang Mai Pride

20.25 – 22.00 Hrs. Speeches and Ceremony

All Saints Foundation

We are beginning the process of registering All Saints as a foundation with the Thai government.  An initial official planning meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd February.  Please hold all involved in your prayers and let me know if you would like to be involved.

The process for UK Charity registration is also continuing.

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

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Let there be Love!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Love is at the heart of the Christian faith and is there at the beginning of Creation.  The story of Adam and Eve, tells us how God created Eve saying, “It is not good for Adam to be alone”.  We are created to be in relationship with one another – not only in couples, but in families, in churches, in communities.

The Feast of Saint Valentine has become the yearly festival of love in the western calendar and is celebrated worldwide!  Saint Valentine’s origins are lost in history, but one story says he was martyred for performing marriage ceremonies.  The Roman emperor wanted soldiers, and he believed the single men made the best fighters, so he forbade couples to marry.  Saint Valentine believed that marriage was ordained by God and defied the emperor.

Other people, even now, are being killed for who they love, and who they seek to marry, not just gay people, but also women, and sometimes men, who are killed in “honour killings’ for defying the wishes of their families.  As Christians, we declare the love of God and the freedom to choose love and be with the ones we care for!

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday 14th February, and this Sunday our service will focus on the theme of love.   Included in this special service will be the opportunity for all couples to renew their vows to each other, and we will remember that whether we are single or coupled, we are all enfolded in God’s love.

This could be a good opportunity to include partners who don’t normally attend church!

Our readings for the Feast Saint Valentine will be Song of Songs 8:5-7, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and John 15:12-17, and we will be singing the hymns The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Here is Love vast as the Ocean, In heavenly Love Abiding, and Love Divine all Loves Excelling!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Chiang Mai Pride 2019

For the first time in ten years, Chiang Mai will be holding a Pride march.  This will occur on 21st February, exactly ten years to the day since the last march.  The march will begin at 6 p.m. at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center and end at Thapae Gate.  All supportive people are invited to join.  All Saints will be marching behind a Christians at Pride banner.

All Saints Foundation

We are beginning the process of registering All Saints as a foundation with the Thai government.  An initial official planning meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd February.  Please hold all involved in your prayers and let me know if you would like to be involved.

The process for UK Charity registration is also continuing.

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

Light of the World!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

At Christmas we remember the coming of Jesus, and in the Season of Epiphany we recall the revelation of Jesus to the nations.

Epiphany ends with the Feast of Candlemas, when we read of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple as Simeon declares Jesus to be “a light for revelation to the Gentiles”.

Jesus, with his Gospel of peace and life, forgiveness and new birth, is the Light of the World!  That is what we will be celebrating this Sunday.

Our readings for the Feast of Candlemas will be Malachi 3:1-5, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40, and we will be singing the hymns Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies, King of Kings Majesty, Let us Break Bread Together, and At the Name of Jesus!

Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Valentine’s Service – Next Sunday!

At All Saints, we try to mark significant events in the year’s calendar – not just the religious ones!

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday 14th February, on Sunday 10th we will focus our service on the theme of love.

Included in this special service will be the opportunity for all couples to renew their vows to each other, and we will remember that whether we are single or coupled, we are all enfolded in God’s love.

This could be a good opportunity to include partners who don’t normally attend church!

All Saints Foundation

We are beginning the process of registering All Saints as a foundation with the Thai government.  An initial official planning meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd February.  Please hold all involved in your prayers and let me know if you would like to be involved.

The process for UK Charity registration is also continuing.

Chiang Mai Pride 2019

For the first time in ten years, Chiang Mai will be holding a Pride march.  This will occur on 21st February, exactly ten years to the day since the last march.  The march will begin at 6 p.m. at the Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center and end at Thapae Gate.  All supportive people are invited to join.  All Saints will be marching behind a Christians at Pride banner.

Zaw Lin & Wai Phyo – Prison Addresses

David Cartwright writes:

My dear Iain,

First of all thank you so much for incorporating the issue of the two Burmese boys incarcerated in BKK prison within your sermon this morning. Very moving for me and deeply appreciated.

Also thank you for allowing me to read out Zaw Lin’s letter to Kim and me – I hope I didn’t stumble over it too much! At any rate several members of the congregation thanked me for sharing it.

I do hope the prayer of intercession helps and that the Supreme Court hearing actually happens soon this year resulting in their early release.

As promised I am sending you their addresses and I hope you can include these somewhere on the All Saints website / newsletter;

Zaw Lin 590082,

Building 2,

Bangkwang Central Prison,

117, Nonthaburi Road,

NONTHABURI 11000

Wai Phyo 590018,

Building 2,

Bangkwang Central Prison,

117, Nonthaburi Road,

NONTHABURI 11000

If you could kindly ask the readers to send either greeting cards or notepaper, drawing paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, or any combination thereof, that would be really great!


Many thanks, in anticipation.

With best wishes from David & Kim,

 

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

Love and Hate!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Why are people so angry?

Dear Friends,

Sometimes it seems easier to hate than to love.  I heard that posts on Facebook that make people angry are ten times more likely to be shared – I think I am guilty of that!

Our New Testament reading for this Sunday is from 1 Corinthians 13, Paul’s great hymn to love, but then our Gospel reading sees Jesus rejected – and nearly lynched – in Nazareth!  We still live in a divided and conflicted world – but the Gospel of Love is still the answer!

Our readings will be Ezekiel 43:27-44:4, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and Luke 4:21-30, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, Come let us use the grace divine, I am the Bread of Life, and Love Divine, all Loves Excelling!  Our worship will include the Methodist Covenant Prayer.

Valentine’s Service – Sunday 10th February

At All Saints, we try to mark significant events in the year’s calendar – not just the religious ones!

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday 14th February, on Sunday 10th we will focus our service on the theme of love.  Included in this special service will be the opportunity for all couples to renew their vows to each other, and we will remember that whether we are single or coupled, we are all enfolded in God’s love.

This could be a good opportunity to include partners who don’t normally attend church!

Deacon Gene

Gene will be back with us this Sunday for a short visit!  It will be wonderful to have him back!

Bill Moeller

Bill is now back home – please hold him in your prayers as he continues to recover from his hip operation.  He would appreciate visitors!

Past services and sermons, including our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship, can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!  If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

We are One Body!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

All together on Christmas Morning

Dear Friends,

Thanks to Mark Crawford for leading the worship last Sunday and to all those involved.  I hear all went will once someone arrived with the key!  I shall be back this Sunday after a much needed break.

In this week’s epistle, Paul reminds us that we are all one body, and then in the Gospel reading Jesus declares his mission to release the captives and preach good news to the poor!  That is who we are – the body of Christ – one people called to build God’s kingdom and declare God’s love!

Our readings will be Nehemiah 8:1-8, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, and Luke 4:14-21, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, Called as Partners in Christ’s Service, One Bread One Body, and Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord)!

Deacon Gene

Gene will be back with us next Thursday for a short visit!  It will be wonderful to have him back!

Meanwhile, here are three great chances to hear him preach:

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 21, Year B
The Reverend Deacon Gene Bourquin

http://s559580590.onlinehome.us/sermonuploads/SermonUploads/Ninteenth%20Sunday%20after%20Pentecost%20-%2009-30-18.mp3

DECEMBER 16, 2018
Third Sunday of Advent; Year C
The Reverend Deacon Gene Bourquin

http://s559580590.onlinehome.us/sermonuploads/SermonUploads/Third%20Sunday%20of%20Advent%20-%2012-16-18%201.mp3

January 6, 2018
Epiphany

http://s559580590.onlinehome.us/sermonuploads/SermonUploads/The%20Epiphany%20-%2001-06-19%201.mp3

Past services and sermons, including our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship, can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!  If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

New Horizons!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

The New All Saints?

Dear Friends,

This year looks likely to be one of the most exciting in the life of All Saints.  If all goes well we may be in a new building next Christmas!

The plans for our new place are still in an early stage, but I have been tasked with getting legal agreements, costings, and building schedules together by the end of January!  We want to have a place with room for worship and room to expand our service to the people of Chiang Mai!

View from the back window

We probably won’t have pews initially, but the picture above gives an idea of what the sanctuary might look like.  The building will be approximately 10m x 20m which is twice the size of where we are now, and should comfortably seat 80 people!

The whole site plan

The building on the left in this picture is the existing house, which we will use for fellowship, coffee, potlucks, church office, and children and youth work!  The exacted positioning of the church is yet to be decided.  (There are also other buildings behind and on either side of the land which are not shown – it is not in the middle of green fields!)

Let us pray that God’s will is done, and be ready to dig into our pockets to enable things to happen!


Perhaps our altar won’t be quite so grand!

Meanwhile, I am have a much-needed week off, and this Sunday Mark Crawford will be presiding and Nate Tipton will be preaching. Our readings will be Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, and Luke 3:15-17, 21, 22, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry, Break Thou the Bread of Life, and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!

Christmas Services

Videos of our Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and our Christmas Day Eucharist are now available!

Bill Moeller

Bill is still in Bangkok Hospital, recovering from his emergency hip operation.  He is hoping to be home soon and then would appreciate visitors!  Please continue to hold him in your prayers!

Past services and sermons, including our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship, can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!  If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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

We Three Kings…

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

We have reached the end of a wonderful and eventful Advent and Christmas Season.

One of the highlights was the visit to the Youth Charity Foundation on Christmas Eve as we went bearing gifts for the children!  Epiphany, the Twelfth Night of Christmas, which falls this Sunday, is when we remember the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus!

The Wise Men also came bearing gifts, of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and they represent the homage of all the nations being brought to Christ.  They also remind us about giving!  We will have a momentous 2019 at All Saints – as we enter our sixth year we are proposing to build our own building – this will indeed be a year of giving for us all!

Gifts for the YCF children from All Saints

All Saints is not here just for us, although we all receive a great blessing from being part of God’s family here in Thailand, it is here to proclaim and demonstrate God’s love to the nations gathered in Chiang Mai!  We are just at the beginning.  As we build, it is not to look inwards but so that we can even more look outwards as we grow, and so take God’s love to all around us, both Thai and Farang!

God is with us – and will be with us in 2019!  Let us rejoice and be thankful this year!

The Christmas season ends this Sunday, and our readings for Epiphany are Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-6, and Matthew 2:1-12, and we will be singing the hymns We Three Kings of Orient Are, The First Nowell, As With Gladness Men of Old, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Bill Moeller

On New Year’s Eve, Bill, one of our most faithful members and an All Saints Trustee, fell and broke his hip.  On New Year’s Day, he had a hip replacement in Bangkok Hospital. He is on the mend, but please hold him in your prayers!

Past services, including highlights of our Festival of Carols, and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

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 celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

… and a Happy New Year!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Every year on Christmas night my Grannie would say sadly, “It’s as far away as ever!”  My family loved Christmas, and still do, and that phrase has become a family tradition.

Well, the Christmas season is not over yet, but we have had Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and what wonderful days they were at All Saints this year!

Christmas Eve began with ten of us driving up to the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage in Doi Saket, to deliver Christmas presents and hand over the money raised at our Festival of Carols.  Thanks to all who contributed  towards the gifts for the children, and special thanks to the Chase family who bought and individually wrapped more than forty presents!

The Children after they had received their gifts!

One of the youngest!

…and one of the older ones!

A moving new video, in Thai with English subtitles, about the work of the Youth Charity Foundation can be viewed here.

Then later that night, we gathered at All Saints for Midnight Mass.  The church looked stunning as we welcomed the Christ-Child and celebrated the first mass of Christmas!

All ready for worship!

Holy Communion by Candle Light

Then, less than twelve hours later, we were back at the church for our Christmas Day service.  This was attended by over fifty people, and at all three of our Christmas services the music was led magnificently by Robert Rose on our organ.  He and his wife, Jean, were visiting from Doha!  Many, many, thanks to them.

I shall try to upload the video of the services as soon as possible!

Christmas Morning Worship!

Then, following the service, forty of us sat down to a magnificent Christmas lunch – it was the best yet – turkey and all the trimmings, including roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings, followed by Christmas pudding, apple pie, and ginger cookies!  Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a success: to Emily, Ken, Pamela, Pat, Julia, Nate, Elena, David, Helga, and so many more!

All ready for Christmas Lunch!

Mashed and roasted potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings!


A wonderful sit-down meal!


New friends together!

The Christmas season continues, and our readings this Christmas Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, will be 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, and Luke 2:41-52, and we will be singing the carols O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We have Heard on High, Cradled in a Manger Meanly, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Good Christian Friends Rejoice, and Joy to the World!

Past services, including highlights of our Festival of Carols, and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

New Year’s Eve

 

Everyone is warmly invited to the Vicarage for New Year’s Eve.  Festivities begin at 7 p.m.  Bring food and drink to share and stay for as long or as short a time as you like!  Call 0 904 604 304 for directions!

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 celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Merry Christmas!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Christmas is now truly upon us!  Perhaps it is difficult to feel Chrismassy when the sun is still shining and there’s no sign of snow, but the season is here when we welcome Christ into the world and into our lives once more!

Please join us this Sunday at 11 a.m., then on Christmas Eve for Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m., then again on Christmas Day at 11 a.m.

Our Christmas Day service will again be followed by a sit-down Christmas lunch.  It is still possible to sign-up if you would like to join us.  The best way would be by email to Emily Chase on emilylschase@gmail.com.

The meal is free but people will need to sign-up so we can calculate numbers, and people will be allocated things to bring!  Please sign-up this week as Christmas Day is almost upon us!  Donations towards the cost of the turkeys would also be welcome.  (They were $100 each!)We are family, and nobody should be alone at Christmas!

Our readings this Christmas Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, will be Micah 5:2-5, Romans 16:25-27, and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the carols O Come, All Ye Faithful; O Little Town of Bethlehem; and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!  Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

Christmas 2018 at All Saints

The All Saints Festival of Carols

This was a wonderful event with over two hundred people in attendance and over THB 30,000 raised for the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage!

The packed chapel!


The wonderful Lannacapella Choir!

The Youth Charity Foundation Choir!

Photos courtesy of Steve Yarnold!

Thanks to all the many people who worked so hard to make this a success, to so many people from All Saints, to Lannacapella for singing, to Remi for playing the organ, and to Chiang Mai Christian School for allowing us to use the historic 1868 First Church.

Highlights of the Festival of Carols can be seen here! Thanks to Steve Harrow.

Last Sunday we also had another collection for the forty-four children of the Youth Charity Foundation to buy each one of them a Christmas present.  We shall be taking them their gifts on either Christmas Eve or Boxing Day!

Memorial Poinsettias

The following people donated poinsettias in memory of loved ones:

Contributors:        In Memory of:

Abigail James       Bernard Garvey & Lorreta Garvey

Chris Tananone   Thomas B. Buffum Jr.,
                               Gertrude K. Buffum,
                               Thomas Henry Buffum,
                               Cheng Tananone
                               Anita Pleumarom

Don Williams       Donald R. & Pauline

Bill Moeller           Mia & Carl Moeller

Chase Family       Walt & Donalda Robinson,
.                                Earl & Kathleen Chase
                              Daphne Thomson

Anonymous          Rani & Reuben

New Year’s Eve

Everyone is warmly invited to the Vicarage for New Year’s Eve.  Festivities begin at 7 p.m.  Bring food and drink to share and stay for as long or as short a time as you like!  Call 0 904 604 304 for directions!

Ardahanreeswara Award

On Wednesday 12th December I travelled down to Bangkok to receive the Ardahanreeswara Award for Strengthening and Empowering LGBTI Community.  This was given for the work of All Saints in welcoming gay and trans people, and shows that our work is nationally recognised in this area.

The report on the event (in Thai) on Thai PBS can be seen here, and my speech (in English) can be seen here!

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 celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Merry Christmas!

From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

This Saturday at 7 pm

Dear Friends,

Christmas is upon us, and we will begin our celebration of the Christmas Season at 7 p.m. this Saturday as we gather in the chapel of Chiang Mai Christian School. The Festival of Carols should be a wonderful event – please invite your friends but make sure they get there early for a seat!

If you are able to help with the set-up, please meet at All Saints at 10 a.m. this Saturday to help with transportation and the decoration of the chapel at the school!  We need to move the organ, the sound system, lights, chairs, an altar, and many smaller decorations, etc.  We have a small truck coming to help move the larger items, but many hands will help make things easier!

Later, please be at the chapel by 6 p.m. if you can, to help with ushering, etc!  After the service, we will then need help with refreshments and then taking down decorations and moving everything back to All Saints!

Our singing will be led by the Lannacapella Choir!

After an exciting, and probably exhausting, Saturday night, we will then gather once again at 11 a.m. Sunday morning to mark the Third Sunday of Advent.

Our readings this Sunday will be Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7, and Matthew 1:18-25, and we will be singing the carols Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Of the Father’s Love Begotten; and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!

Past services and sermons can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

Christmas 2018 at All Saints

Many Christmas events coming up!  These will again include a sit-down Christmas lunch – the turkeys are already sitting in the freezer!  The meal is free but people will need to sign-up so we can calculate numbers, and people will be allocated things to bring!  Please sign-up this week as Christmas Day is almost upon us!  Donations towards the cost of the turkeys would also be welcome.  (They were $100 each!)

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 celebrate the Christ of Christmas!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain