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Remember!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

This week we come to the end of our Season of Remembrance as we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  The official day is 20th November, but we will be using our service this Sunday to remember those who have been killed, or are discriminated against, due to their gender identity or expression.

As Christians, we believe that all people are made in the image of God and we are committed to reaching out in love to all God’s children.  We will be joined by some people from M-Plus as we worship together.

Our readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 56:1-8, Acts 8:26-40, and Matthew 19:3-13, and we will be singing the hymns Song of Mary, Stand up stand up for Jesus, Beauty for Brokenness, and Let Us Build a House!

Advent and Christmas Events

Christmas is coming soon!  In two weeks’ time we will be celebrating Advent Sunday as we decorate the church.  Put this important event in your diary!

Full details of all Advent and Christmas events below:

Advent Sunday.  December 3rd 11 a.m.
Service followed by potluck and decorating the church.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 
Saturday December 9th 7 p.m.  at The Prince Royal’s College Chapel.

Christmas Eve
Sunday Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m.  Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Family Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by shared lunch.  There will be a sign up sheet for this traditional sit-down Christmas Lunch.

God bless,

Iain

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Never Forget

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Lest We Forget!

THIS WEEK”S SERVICE BEGINS AT 10:30 a.m.!!!!!

Dear Friends,

This week we will mark both Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.  These are both days in the British and Commonwealth tradition, when we remember all those who have died as a result of war and armed conflict.

Saturday 11th November is Remembrance Day.   People will gather at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. for an observance organised by the Royal British Legion.  This year I will be officiating.  The event will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club provided by the British Embassy.

This Sunday, our service will begin at the earlier time of 10:30 a.m.  This is to allow the observation of two minutes silence at 11 a.m.  Do not forget!

Our readings for this Remembrance Sunday are Isaiah 2:3-4, Revelation 21:1-6a, and Matthew 25:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in Ages Past, Abide with Me, O God of Earth and Altar, and The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended.

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be tomorrow night, Friday 10th, and we will again meet at the UN Irish Pub at 7 p.m.  Our topic will be “Who is Jesus?”

Benefit Concert for Shan Refugees

There will be a benefit concert for food aid to the Shan refugee/IDP camps on November 15th at ThaPae East.

The fundraiser is to raise money to purchase food for the Shan refugees in 6 refugee/IDP camps along the Burma-Thai border.  For more details speak to Sophie Roberts or go to the Shan Refugee Concert Facebook page.

God bless,

Iain

All Saints!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

We are All Saints!

POTLUCK THIS WEEK!

Dear Friends,

This week we will celebrate All Saints’ Day at All Saints.  It is a time to remember all those who have gone before us, both saints and sinners, and to think of loved ones passed.   It is also a time to think about the future of our church, All Saints, and we will be collecting the pledge cards which people have taken over the last few weeks.

Finally, this year marks the 500th anniversary of that All Saints’ Day in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenberg.  That event is taken as the beginning of the Reformation, and we might not be worshipping in English today has not that mighty movement not occurred.

Our service this week will be followed by a potluck as we celebrate All Saints’ Day and that 500th anniversary!

Our readings for this Sunday are Revelation 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3, and Matthew 5:1-12, 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, A Mighty Fortress, and O When the Saints!

Loi Kratong

If you would like to join with All Saints people to celebrate Loi Kratong, meet at church this Friday evening at 6 p.m.  We will fly lanterns and float candles together!

Season of Remembrance

Our Season of Remembrance at All Saints includes:

Sunday 29th October         11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November      11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November    10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 19th November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Remembrance Day

Next Saturday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day. I, will be taking the ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery.  This will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Please attend if you can.  The ceremony will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club provided by the British Embassy.

Remembrance Sunday

Our service next Sunday on November 12th will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow us to mark a two minutes silence at 11 a.m.
Please note the earlier time and do not be late!!!!

Advent and Christmas Events

Advent Sunday.  December 3rd 11 a.m.
Service followed by potluck and decorating the church.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Saturday December 9th 7 p.m.  at The Prince Royal’s College Chapel.

Christmas Eve
Sunday Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m.  Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m.

Christmas Day
Family Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by shared lunch.  There will be a sign up sheet for this traditional sit-down Christmas Lunch.

God bless,

Iain

Remembrance!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Pray for Thailand!

Dear Friends,

Our Season of Remembrance begins this Sunday at the end of the week of the funeral of his late Majesty, King Rama IX.  We will pray for Thailand and give thanks for the life of the king, who guided Thailand with such wisdom for so many years.

Our readings for this Sunday are Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, and Matthew 22:34-46, and we will be singing the hymns The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended, Be Still My Soul, Let us Break Bread Together, and Oh Thailand Fair!

These are the words of Oh Thailand Fair:

      Oh Thailand, Fair!

Words:  Katherine Lee Bates, 1893
/Rev. Iain Baxter, 2017
Tune:    Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882

O beautiful for deep blue skies,
For deep green fields of rice,
For wooded mountain forests fair,
untouched by snow or ice!
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From Lanna to the sea!

O beautiful for temples, gold,
Brown rivers, wide and slow,
For golden beaches, green-clad isles,
and history’s timeless flow.
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for wise royal rule
that gave stability
We pray for just continuing laws,
that Thailand may stay free.
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for all our dreams
that see beyond the years
When all men shall God’s Kingdom know,
Undimmed by human tears!
Oh Thailand, fair! Oh Thailand, fair!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From Lanna to the sea!

Season of Remembrance

On 29th October we will begin our Season of Remembrance at All Saints.  This will include:

Sunday 29th October         11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November      11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November    10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 19th November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

All Saints’ Day

Next week we will celebrate All Saints’ Day.  Our service remembering our loved ones, and the saints who have gone before, will be followed by a potluck lunch!

Remembrance Day

Saturday November 11th is Remembrance Day. I, will be taking the ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery.  This will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Please attend if you can.  The ceremony will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club provided by the British Embassy.

Remembrance Sunday

Our service on Sunday November 12th will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow us to mark a two minutes silence at 11 a.m.
Please note the earlier time and do not be late!!!!

Pledge Cards

Three weeks ago our treasurer, Richard Murray, introduced the idea of pledge cards to All Saints.  Those who wish to, can fill in a pledge card, pledging how much they wish to give each week or month.  They can choose to give by bank transfer, PayPal via the church website, or through dated envelopes in the weekly offering.


We hope this will help us all to prayerfully consider our giving, and will both increase and stabilise the weekly offering at All Saints, so we can do even more in service of God’s world!

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Hail Caesar!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

What do we owe?

Dear Friends,

This week’s Gospel reading contains the line: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Jesus had just been asked about paying taxes.  The Pharisees wanted to trap him into either telling people not to pay taxes to Rome, therefore leading to his arrest, or telling them that they must pay, and therefore losing credibility as a prophet.   Money is always a tricky issue, both for politicians and the Church.  At All Saints we are introducing pledge cards so that each one of us can be intentional with our giving.  How much do we want to give?  What do we owe to Caesar, and what to God?  See below for more details.

Our readings for this Sunday are Exodus 33:12-23, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-7, and Matthew 22:15-22, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, For the Fruit of All Creation, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken!

The readings can be found via this link !

Pledge Cards

Two weeks ago our treasurer, Richard Murray, introduced the idea of pledge cards to All Saints.  Those who wish to, can fill in a pledge card, pledging how much they wish to give each week or month.  They can choose to give by bank transfer, PayPal via the church website, or through dated envelopes in the weekly offering.


We hope this will help us all to prayerfully consider our giving, and will both increase and stabilise the weekly offering at All Saints, so we can do even more in service of God’s world!

Harvest Festival 

Many thanks to Warren for a wonderful harvest festival at Thung Dong Farm last Sunday.  All went very well, and the weather was variable but good enough!  Thanks too, to Bill for inviting the children from the orphanage where he volunteers.  They helped to make it a special day!

Season of Remembrance

On 29th October we will begin our Season of Remembrance at All Saints.  This will include:

Sunday 29th October         11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November      11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November    10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 19th November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

The 2017 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Prince Royal’s College have confirmed the use of their chapel for our service on Saturday 9th December.  Look forward to a great event to begin the celebration of Christmas!

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Harvest

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

The stunning Thung Dong Farm

NO 11am SERVICE THIS SUNDAY!!!!!

Dear Friends,

This week we will finally celebrate our Harvest Festival of 2017.

This Sunday, 15th October, we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.  Do not be late!  There will be two minibuses to transport people and others may also follow in their own cars.

Our Harvest Festival service will be followed by a barbecue.  Please bring salads and desserts to share.  Also, please bring umbrellas and wellington boots in case of rain!  This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend time together in a stunning location and give thanks for God’s provision of nature!

Our readings for this Harvest Sunday are 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, For the Fruit of All Creation, Now thank we all our God, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter!

Our Harvest service in 2017

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Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be this Friday, 13th October. We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub! This week’s topic is “God provides?”  From October we have begun meeting every two weeks. The schedule is on the Theology on Tap page of the AllSaints website.

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Pledge Cards

Last Sunday our treasurer, Richard Murray, introduced the idea of pledge cards to All Saints.  Those who wish to, can fill in a pledge card, pledging how much they wish to give each week or month.  They can choose to give by bank transfer, PayPal via the church website, or through dated envelopes in the weekly offering.


We hope this will help us all to prayerfully consider our giving, and will both increase and stabilise the weekly offering at All Saints, so we can do even more in service of God’s world!

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Season of Remembrance

On 29th October we will begin our Season of Remembrance at All Saints.  This will include:

Sunday 29th October         11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November      11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November    10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 21st November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Join the Choir

Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Saturday 9th December.  Lannacapella Choir will be leading the worship.  They would love more singers.  If you would like to join to sing at this event, please see Chris or email her on christinebaw@gmail.com.

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Death by …

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

What can we do?

Dear Friends,

Having seen the terrible carnage wreaked by one man in Las Vegas this week, the most frightening thing is the lack of reaction.  We would expect the reaction “something must be done”, but instead reactions range from “nothing needs to be done” from the gun lobby, to “nothing can be done” from those who advocate gun control but have given up on any political progress.

By coincidence, our Old Testament reading for this Sunday includes the Ten Commandments, including “Thou shalt not kill”, and in our Gospel reading Jesus tells the parable of the wicked tenants, who first kill the owner’s servants and then his son.  As Christians, we believe that only God can make the world a perfect place, but that we are called to work alongside God to change our world, to build God’s kingdom on earth.  Join us this Sunday as we ask the question: what can we do?

Our readings for this Sunday are Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Philippians 3:4-14, and Matthew 21:33-46, and we will be singing the hymns Fairest Lord Jesus, To a Place of Celebration, From Heaven You Came, and Let Us Build a House.

The readings can be found via this link !

The Bengali Humanitarian Relief Fund

Last week’s special collection for Rohingya Refugees raised the incredible sum of THB 21,150.  Thank you for all who contributed so generously.  It has been sent to the Mother Child Concern Foundation who are working on the ground in Bangladesh.

Pledge Cards

This Sunday our treasurer, Richard Murray, will be introducing the idea of pledge cards to All Saints.  Those who wish to, can fill in a pledge card, pledging how much they wish to give each week or month.  They can choose to give by bank transfer, PayPal via the church website, or through dated envelopes in the weekly offering.


We hope this will help us all to prayerfully consider our giving, and will both increase and stabilise the weekly offering at All Saints, so we can do even more in service of God’s world!

Harvest Festival – Next Week!

On Sunday 15th October, next week, we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.  This will be followed by a barbecue, please bring salads and deserts to share. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign-up this week if you intend to come!

Season of Remembrance

On 29th October we will begin our Season of Remembrance at All Saints.  This will include:

Sunday 29th October         11 a.m.
Remembrance of Thailand – in the week of the King’s Funeral
Sunday 5th November      11 a.m.
All Saints Day Service – when we remember all who have died
Saturday 11th November 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Foreign Cemetery –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 12th November    10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Sunday Service at All Saints –
Remembering all victims of war
Sunday 19th November     11 a.m.
Service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Join the Choir

Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Saturday 9th December.  Lannacapella Choir will be leading the worship.  They would love more singers.  If you would like to join to sing at this event, please see Chris or email her on christinebaw@gmail.com.

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

Share Love!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Rohingya Refugees

POTLUCK LUNCH – THIS WEEK!

Dear Friends,

I have been sick this week, having to visit McCormick Hospital and feeling rather sorry for myself.  Happily, the drugs I have received seem to be working and I am feeling better, though still tired.

Meanwhile, although, the situation in western Myanmar is no better, the Rohingya refugee situation has already fallen out of the news and our minds have moved on to other things.

But we have not forgotten.  This week we will have a special collection for Rohingya Refugees.   This money will go to the Bengali Humanitarian Relief Fund set up by Ben Svasti, the Honorary British Consul in Chiang Mai.  He writes:

In response to the plight of an estimated 430,000 civilians, mostly children, who recently moved from Myanmar to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, and who are in desperate need of humanitarian relief, a Bengali Humanitarian Relief Group has been set up with the support of some members of the diplomatic community in Chiang Mai.

The purpose of this strictly apolitical humanitarian group is to raise emergency relief funds and to provide essential humanitarian support to new arrivals crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border particularly children in this continuing desperate crisis. 

This tragedy is happening on our doorstep, just 600 km away, closer to us than Bangkok; it is too close to ignore.

I am sure members of All Saints will contribute generously to this fund.  You can find more details here.

This Week at All Saints

In contrast to the many need of the world, we will remember God’s generosity to us as we study the scriptures this Sunday.

Our bible readings for this Sunday are Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, and Matthew 21:23-32, and we will be singing the hymns The King of Love My Shepherd Is, The Servant King, Spirit of the Living God, and Oh for a thousand Tongues to Sing!

The readings can be found via this link !

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 15th October we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.

This will be followed by a barbecue, please bring salads and deserts to share. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign-up this week if you intend to come!

Join the Choir

Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Saturday 9th December.  Lannacapella Choir will be leading the worship.  They would love more singers.  If you would like to join to sing at this event, please see Chris or email her on christinebaw@gmail.com.

Potluck – This Week!

We will have a potluck lunch following our service on Sunday.  We can give thanks for all we have to share with one another.

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain



Don’t Forget!

It’s Not Fair!

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Rohingya Refugees

Dear Friends,

Sometimes we feel that life just isn’t fair!  Sometimes it isn’t – why does a good person get cancer, and a bad one have a long and happy life?  This is one of the biggest questions in Christian theology.

The Bengali Humanitarian Relief Group

We will have a special collection for Rohingya Refugees on Sunday 1st October as part of our outreach to those whose experiences have certainly not been fair!  This money will go to the Bengali Humanitarian Relief Group, an organisation set up by Ben Svasti, the Honorary British Consul in Chiang Mai.  He writes:

In response to the plight of an estimated 430,000 civilians, mostly children, who recently moved from Myanmar to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, and who are in desperate need of humanitarian relief, a Bengali Humanitarian Relief Group has been set up with the support of some members of the diplomatic community in Chiang Mai.

The purpose of this strictly apolitical humanitarian group is to raise emergency relief funds and to provide essential humanitarian support to new arrivals crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border particularly children in this continuing desperate crisis. 

This tragedy is happening on our doorstep, just 600 kms away, closer to us than Bangkok; it is too close to ignore.

I am sure members of All Saints will contribute generously to this fund.  You can find more details here.

This Week at All Saints

In contrast to these dire situations, we on the other hand, have little reason to complain, but some people just like complaining and we see this in this week’s Old Testament and Gospel readings.  Do the complainers have a point?  Come and find out!

Tomorrow night we also have our next Theology on Tap meeting.  The topic is “doubt”.  See below for details!

Our scripture readings for this Sunday are Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:27-30, and Matthew 20:1-16, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia Sing to Jesus,  Amazing Grace, Now Thank We All Our God, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!

The readings can be found via this link !

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be tomorrow night, Friday 22nd September. We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub! This month’s topic is “doubt”!

From October we will begin meeting every two weeks. The schedule is on the Theology on Tap page of the All Saints website.

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 15th October we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.

This will be followed by a barbecue, please bring salads and deserts to share. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign if you intend to come.

Your favourite Hymns!

Last week I listed the top ten hymns used at All Saints.  If you have a favourite hymn you would like us to sing, then send me an email!

Join the Choir

Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Saturday 9th December.  Lannacapella Choir will be leading the worship.  They would love more singers.  If you would like to join to sing at this event, please see Chris or email her on christinebaw@gmail.com.

Our next Potluck – Sunday 1st October

We will have a potluck lunch on Sunday 1st October following our service which includes the collection for the Rohingya refugees.  We can give thanks for all we have to share with one another.

Congregation News

David Burdoin is still in Suan Dok hospital with acute anemia, but hopes to be going home tomorrow.  I am sure he would then appreciate visitors.  He sends thanks to everyone for their support and love.

Nate and Muyoung are expecting a baby girl!  Nate gave the happy announcement in church last Sunday.

God bless,

Iain

Weak or Strong?

From the Rev. Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai

Which are you?

Dear Friends,

As a young Christian, I was really confused about what it meant to be a strong Christian or a weak one!  It seemed to me that a strong Christian would faithfully keep all the laws, not drink or smoke, go to church every Sunday, do evangelism.  Surely that was what being “strong” was about?  As we shall see in this week’s New Testament reading, Paul had other ideas: he saw those law-keepers as being the ones weak in the faith, while those who seemed less particular he saw as being strong!

How could this be?  Find out this Sunday!

Our scripture readings for this Sunday are Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, and Matthew 18:21-35, and we will be singing the hymns Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, Jesu Jesu Fill us with Your Love, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and When in our Music God is Glorified!

The readings can be found via this link !

Theology on Tap

Our next Theology on Tap meeting will be next week on Friday 22nd September. We will again meet at 7 p.m. at the UN Irish Pub! This month’s topic is “doubt”!

From October we will begin meeting every two weeks. The schedule is on the Theology on Tap page of the All Saints website.

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 15th October we will journey together to Thung Dong Farm to celebrate our Harvest Festival Eucharist in the midst of nature. We will leave church at 9:30 a.m.  This will be followed by a barbecue, please bring salads and deserts to share. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign if you intend to come.

Top Ten Hymns

Those of you who like this sort of thing might like to know which hymns are the ten most frequently sung at All Saints.  They are:

Christ is made the Sure Foundation
Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise
Let us Break Bread Together
All Creatures of our God and King
All People that on Earth do Dwell
For the Bread Which You Have Broken
Holy, Holy, Holy
All My Hope on God Is Founded
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Be Thou My Vision

Trustees Meeting

The All Saints’ trustees will meet next Monday night, beginning at 6 p.m.

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 worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain