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Humility!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Worshiping God in Chiang Dao

Dear Friends,

Judging from the seating at our worship service last week, sitting on the floor is not a problem.  At our retreat in Chiang Dao many people chose to sit on the floor rather than use the uncomfortable wooden chairs.  This was not a question of humility but of comfort!

But, what does it mean to be humble?  How can we really serve one another and act as Christ did for us?  That is what we will be looking at this Sunday at All Saints. Our scripture readings this week will be from Isaiah 53:4-9, Hebrews 5:1-10, and Mark 10:35-45, and we will be singing the hymns God Whose Almighty Word,  Brother Sister Let me Serve You, From Heaven You Came, and Now Thank We All Our God!

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s sermon, “All for Jesus?”, can be viewed here!

All for Jesus?

Retreat to Chiang Dao


Nest Two, Chiang Dao!


A large group of us (between twenty and thirty depending on who you count!) has a wonderful time of peace and relaxation at The Nest, Chiang Dao, last weekend.



We had our youngest ever scripture readers!


Thanks to Katie, Christa, and all the other people who made this weekend possible!

Together in Nature!

All Saints Day Celebrations!

 Our church is called “All Saints” so All Saints Day is our Patronal Festival.  This marks another year in the life of our congregation.  We will celebrate the feast on Sunday 31st October. We are delighted to have Archbishop Ron Langham ministering to us this year.  He is visiting from Australia and will also give some teaching on “The meaning of Apostolic Succession” following our potluck at the vicarage.

I also hope our choir will be able to lead us in the singing – they have already begun practicing the hymns! Worship will begin at the usual time of 10:30 a.m. and the service will be followed by a potluck at the New Vicarage.

We will then enter our “Season of Remembrance” in November.

Chili Night continues!

A few of the group this Tuesday!
Everyone is again invited to the New Vicarage on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Chili Night!

Every week, mum and I are hosting this open-house, offering chili con carne and rice followed by ice cream.  Anyone can come  – you don’t have to let us know, just turn up.  (Although advanced notice is useful so we can prepare enough chili!) All are welcome – not just All Saints people.  Tell your friends, spread the word!

Email iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com or call 0 904 604 304 for directions.


 Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

THURSDAY Lunch 

Some of the lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but has moved to Thursday!  Please join us at midday today.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


Weekly Offering to All SaintsYou 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

All for Jesus!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


For the beauty of the Earth!


 NO IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT ALL SAINTS THIS WEEK


Dear Friends,

Many of us will be away this weekend for the long delayed and much anticipated trip to Chiang Dao, which was originally planned for August! It will be a time for rest and refreshment, food and fellowship – a time to get to know each other more!

Those who can’t join us in person can join with us on Zoom for the Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m.  The theme of this week’s service will be “All for Jesus!”  What does it really mean to answer this call on our lives?

Our scripture readings this week will be from Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Hebrews 4:12-16, and Mark 10:17-31, and we will be singing the hymns  All for Jesus, O Lord the Clouds are Gathering, Take My Life and Let it Be, and Tell Out My Soul!

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s sermon, “She is the Lord”, can be viewed here!

She is the Lord!

New Altar and Lectern

Worship last Sunday!
Our new wooden altar and lectern have been delivered.  These will replace the seven year old “temporary structures!” They were handmade by craftsmen in Baan Tawai.


 

The new altar and lectern!

Saying au revoir to Gene

Our Deacon Gene has left us to minister in New York for a few months.  A group of Council members and others gathered to say au revoir to him last Saturday night at the Why Not? restaurant.  Many blessings Gene, until you are back with us!

All Saints Day Celebrations!

 Our church is called “All Saints” so All Saints Day is our Patronal Festival.  This marks another year in the life of our congregation.  We will celebrate the feast on Sunday 31st October. We are delighted to have Archbishop Ron Langham ministering to us this year.  He is visiting from Australia and will also give some teaching on “The meaning of Apostolic Succession” following our potluck at the vicarage.

I also hope our choir will be able to lead us in the singing – they have already begun practicing the hymns! Worship will begin at the usual time of 10:30 a.m. and the service will be followed by a potluck at the New Vicarage.

We will then enter our “Season of Remembrance” in November.

Chili Night continues!

A few of the group last Tuesday!


Everyone is again invited to the New Vicarage on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Chili Night!

Every week, mum and I are hosting this open-house, offering chili con carne and rice followed by ice cream.  Anyone can come  – you don’t have to let us know, just turn up.  (Although advanced notice is useful so we can prepare enough chili!) All are welcome – not just All Saints people.  Tell your friends, spread the word!

The address is:

The New Vicarage,
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road, 
Tambon Chang Phueak, 
Chiang Mai

This is the link on Google Maps.

From Maya Mall.  Drive up Huay Keaw Road towards Chiang Mai University.   Turn right along the Canal Road.  Go through one small set of traffic lights.  After the road crosses over to the right side of the canal, Ban Ing Doi mooban is accessed over a little white bridge on the left.

Enter the mooban and immediately turn left.  The New Vicarage is straight ahead.


 Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

THURSDAY Lunch 

Some of the lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but has moved to Thursday!  Please join us at midday on Thursdays.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

No Male nor Female!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


All one in Christ Jesus!


Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we celebrated our Harvest Festival with the children of the Youth Charity Foundation.  This week we will be back in church and looking at our unity in Christ and how we are no longer divided by race, gender, colour, or ability!

God has made us all different but has united us in Christ.  Distinctions fall when we are made one in God’s salvation.  We don’t cease to be who we are, but our creation is fulfilled in God’s wholeness allowing diversity to flourish in harmony!

How much we have to say thank you for to our heavenly creator who made us God’s children.

The following week, Sunday 10th October, many of us will be in Chiang Dao.  If you can’t be there, then you will be able to join us on Zoom!

Our scripture readings this week will be from Genesis 2:18-24, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12, and Mark 10:2-16, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, In Christ there is no East or West, Let us Break Bread Together, and Stand up stand up for Jesus!

We were unable to Zoom last week from YCF, but Zoom will again be available this week.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s Harvest Festival Service
can be viewed here!

Harvest Festival Pictures 

Thanks to those who provided the delicious pizzas, to all the staff and children of YCF who prepared everything so beautifully, and to all the people of All Saints who made this wonderful event possible.

Sermon and Translation!

Worshipping together!

Our Deacon Gene!

Wearing my new cassock!

Sharing Together!

Lunch!

Preparing the Pizzas

Three of the younger choir members

The Choir leading our worship!

Chili Night has begun!

A few of the group last Tuesday!


Everyone is again invited to the New Vicarage on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Chili Night!

Every week, mum and I are hosting this open-house, offering chili con carne and rice followed by ice cream.  Anyone can come  – you don’t have to let us know, just turn up.  (Although advanced notice is useful so we can prepare enough chili!)

Ten very diverse people attended last Tuesday and we had a great time of food, conversation, and fellowship.

More of the gathered!


All are welcome – not just All Saints people.  Tell your friends, spread the word!

Email Father Iain on iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com for directions or call 0 904 604 304.


Chiang Dao Retreat – Next Weekend!

A group on people from All Saints are planning to spend two nights at The Nest in Chiang Dao on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October.  There will be no service in church on Sunday 10th October, but people not joining the retreat will be able to take part via Zoom.

There is a sign-up sheet at church or let me know if you are interested in going.

Meal for Gene

Our Deacon Gene will be returning to New York for a few months and a few of us are gathering to say farewell on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the “Why Not?” restaurant on Soi 11, Nimmanhaemin Road.  If you would like to join, let me know!

Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

THURSDAY Lunch 

Some of the lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but has moved to Thursday!  Please join us at midday on Thursdays.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

Harvestime!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Thanks be to God!

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, 26th September, we will celebrate our Harvest Festival with the children of the Youth Charity Foundation.  There will be no service at All Saints, but instead we will leave the church at 10 a.m. to travel out together to the YCF Compound in Doi Saket.  Let me know if you need a lift!!!

If you would like to make your own way there click here for directions.
 The service will begin at 11 a.m. and be followed by a potluck lunch, and pizza and pad Thai will be provided.  Please bring salad or desert to share.
 This was a great success last year and it will be great to repeat the occasion.

Our scripture readings for our Harvest Festival will be from     Deuteronomy 8:7-18, James 5:13-20, and Luke 10:1-9, and we will be singing the hymns Come Ye Thankful People Come, All Creatures of our God and King, For the Beauty of the Earth, and We Plow the Fields and Scatter

Those who can’t travel out to YCF can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 11 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s sermon can be viewed here!

“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble!”

Chili Night!!! – Begins next week!!!!

Everyone is invited to the New Vicarage on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Chili Night!

Every week, mum and I will be hosting this open-house offering chili con carne and rice followed by ice cream.  Anyone can come  – you don’t have to let us know, just turn up.  (Although advanced notice is useful so we can prepare enough chili!)

We plan this to be a weekly event following in the footsteps of Rob Collins and Esther Wakeman, who hosted a “Spaghetti” night each week for more than 25 years!

All are welcome – not just All Saints people.  Tell your friends, spread the word!

The address is:

The New Vicarage,
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road, 
Tambon Chang Phueak, 
Chiang Mai

This is the link on Google Maps.

From Maya Mall.  Drive up Huay Keaw Road towards Chiang Mai University.   Turn right along the Canal Road.  Go through one small set of traffic lights.  After the road crosses over to the right side of the canal, Ban Ing Doi mooban is accessed over a little white bridge on the left.

Enter the mooban and immediately turn left.  The New Vicarage is straight ahead.


New Altar and Lectern

We have ordered a new altar and lectern to be made in Baan Twai.  These will be made of wood, unlike our temporary ones which have lasted us seven years!

They should arrive in about a month’s time.

Chiang Dao Retreat

A group on people from All Saints are planning to spend two nights at The Nest in Chiang Dao on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October.  There will be no service in church on Sunday 10th October, but people not joining the retreat will be able to take part via Zoom.

There is a sign-up sheet at church or let me know if you are interested in going.

Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

THURSDAY Lunch 

Some of the lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but is moving to Thursday this week!  Please join us at midday on Thursday.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Must we choose?


Dear Friends,

What does it mean to be humble?  Scripture says that God exalts the humble and casts down the proud.  But what is true humility and how can we achieve it? Humility is not the same as feeling worthless and does not mean letting others walk all over us or others.  So what does it mean?  Find out a little, at All Saints this Sunday! 

Our scripture readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity will be from Wisdom 1:16-2:1, 12-22, James 3:13-4:8, and Mark 9:30-37, and we will be singing the hymns All for Jesus, All to Jesus I surrender, Brother Sister Let me Serve You, and How Great Thou Art!

Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Next Sunday, 26th September, we will go to the Youth Charity Foundation to celebrate the Harvest Festival.  Find out more below.

Last week’s sermon can be viewed here!

Holy Wisdom.  Who is she?

Harvest Festival – 26th September

Next Sunday, 26th September, we will celebrate our Harvest Festival with the children of the Youth Charity Foundation.  There will be no service at All Saints, but instead we will leave the church at 10 a.m. to travel out together to the YCF Compound in Doi Saket.  If you would like to make your own way there click here for directions.

The service will be followed by a potluck lunch, and pizza and pad Thai will be provided.  See Rebecca about what to bring. This was a great success last year and it will be great to repeat the occasion.

Chiang Dao Retreat

A group on people from All Saints are planning to spend two nights at The Nest in Chiang Dao on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October.  There will be no service in church on Sunday 10th October, but people not joining the retreat will be able to take part via Zoom. There is a sign-up sheet at church or let me know if you are interested in going.

Church Council Meeting

The Church Council met last Friday morning.

As well as planning for future events, we looked at our child protection policy and planned some training that all the church will be invited to take part in.  Of course, we continue to seeking out the best, and safest, way forward in this time of pandemic.

Please hold the Council members in your prayers.  The current members are:

Chris Tananone (Chair)
Iain Baxter
Mark Crawford
Gene Bourquin
Helga Spring
Hannah Alexander-Herrick

Prayer Meeting

We have a weekly online prayer meeting.  Join us at 9 a.m. on Zoom every Tuesday.  

Use this link to join the prayer!

THURSDAY Lunch 

Some of last week’s lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues – but is moving to Thursday next week!  Please join us at midday on Thursday.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

For she is a reflection of eternal light


Dear Friends,

Our scripture readings for this Sunday focus on Wisdom – how she acts and who she is!  But who is Wisdom?  Just a personification of one of God’s attributes, an angel, a metaphor, or one person of the Trinity? The Greek Orthodox Church was so devoted to Holy Wisdom that their holiest cathedral was dedicated in her honour, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.  

The Church of Hagia Sophia


So who is Wisdom?  Is she the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit who guides us into all wisdom, or something else?  Find out more this Sunday!

Our scripture readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity will be from Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, and Mark 8:27-38, and we will be singing the hymns Immortal Invisible God only Wise, Come and Seek the Way of Wisdom, Holy Spirit We Welcome You, and Holy Wisdom Lamp of Learning!

Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last week’s sermon can be viewed here!

Are all welcome?

Last Sunday’s Potluck

Potluck at the New Vicarage

Thanks to everyone who made last week’s potluck such a great success.  It was a little wet so we were unable to meet out on the lawn under the trees, but we ate outdoors on the back terrace instead.  A good time of fellowship!

GREEN’S!

Clarice’s son, John, has opened a shop selling UK products.  It is across the road from Kad Farang in Hang Dong and you can also order deliveries!  Their website will be coming soon too! Click here for the Google location!

The Independent Sacramental Movement

Archbishop Ron, who will be visiting us for All Saints Day, is from the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia.  This is part of the independent sacramental movement.  If you are interested, you can find out more about this little known branch of Christianity by listening to the Sacramental Whine podcast from Bishop Oliver Kling.  I have found it a very useful resource.

Wednesday Lunch 

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues.  Please join us at midday on Wednesday.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

FREEDOM!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

POTLUCK LUNCH THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Friends,

This week our service will again begin at the new time of 10:30 a.m.  Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our service will be followed by a potluck lunch at the New Vicarage.  (Details and directions below!)

Our God is an Awesome God!  That is the title of a song which came to mind when I began preparing for this week’s service.  In our Gospel reading we see Jesus healing and reaching out to all, while in our New Testament reading we are warned against favouritism.  God does indeed open heesh arms to all!

Our scripture readings for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity will be from Proverbs 22, James 2:1-17, and Mark 7:24-37, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, To God be the Glory, When the Music Fades, Our God is an Awesome God, and Oh for a thousand Tongues to Sing!

Last week’s full worship service can be viewed here or you can watch just the sermon here!

God’s welcome for all!

Potluck – this week!

New chairs ready at the New Vicarage!


With the continued fall in Covid level in Chiang Mai, we are happy to have a potluck lunch this Sunday.  This will be outside under the trees at the New Vicarage. Bring food to share and drinks will be provided.  We are meeting outside to make everything as safe as possible.  If you need a lift there are spare seats leaving from the church after the service.

The address is:

The New Vicarage,
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road, 
Tambon Chang Phueak, 
Chiang Mai

This is the link on Google Maps.

From Maya Mall.  Drive up Huay Keaw Road towards Chiang Mai University.   Turn right along the Canal Road.  Go through one small set of traffic lights.  After the road crosses over to the right side of the canal, Ban Ing Doi mooban is accessed over a little white bridge on the left.

Enter the mooban and immediately turn left.  The New Vicarage is straight ahead.

Retreat in Chiang Dao

We are now hoping this can take place at the beginning of October.  Look out for more news!

Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting

We had our fourth Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting this week via Zoom.  This will be a weekly event at 9 a.m. each Tuesday.  Put it on your calendar so you don’t forget!

Use this link to join us!

If you would like us to pray for something or would like your prayer request shared with the email prayer group, please email helgaspring9@gmail.com
 If you would like to join the group but can’t make 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, let me know!

Wednesday Lunch 

Some of last week’s lunch group


The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues.  Please join us at midday on Wednesday.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


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

Actions!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Rev. Dr. Gene Bourquin will preach this week!

CHURCH BEGINS AT 10:30 THIS SUNDAY!
Dear Friends,

This week our service will again begin at the new time of 10:30 a.m.  Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

This Sunday, Gene will be preaching on the topic of the Action not Words. We have a hope in Christ, not just for ourselves but for the whole world, but this should prompt us into action!  In this time which sees such darkness in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Haiti, and so many other places, we have a hope for the world to share, and we must act when we can!

Our scripture readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity will be from Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27, and Mark 7:1-23, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun, Be Doers of the Word of God, Called as Partners in Christ’s Service, and Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah!

Last week’s Full Worship Service can be viewed here!  This was a Zoom recording and so the sound and picture is not of the usual quality.



Our hope in the Lord!

Covid-19 in Chiang Mai

The recorded infection level in Chiang Mai has dropped as low as 16 for the last two days.  Pray that this trend continues and that things may soon be able to fully open up again. Also, please pray for the continuing vaccination programme in the city.  Most of the older people at All Saints have now been able to receive at least one vaccination, but there is still some way to go before all are vaccinated.

Pray for Afghanistan!

As people continue to flee to the airport in Kabul, please hold the whole nation in your prayers.  Remembering especially those known to us and those who were working as partners with MCC. The situation is dire now, and many people just want to get out!  Let us pray as we can and do what we can to help!

Baptisms – last Sunday

 My friend, Pastor Nut, who is only eighteen, performed two baptisms last Sunday in Samut Prakan.  He has a ministry to LGBT people and others. Please hold him, and the mother and son he baptised, in your prayers.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting

We had our fourth Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting this week via Zoom.  This will be a weekly event at 9 a.m. each Tuesday.  Put it on your calendar so you don’t forget!

Use this link to join us!

If you would like us to pray for something or would like your prayer request shared with the email prayer group, please email helgaspring9@gmail.com If you would like to join the group but can’t make 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, let me know!

Wednesday Lunch 

Some of last week’s lunch group

The lunch at the Gymkhana Club continues.  Please join us at midday on Wednesday.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be a club member!


Masks are Biblical!



Some people have tried to object to mask-wearing on religious grounds!  For Christians we only have to read Leviticus 13:45-46 to know that if we are sick, or may be a risk to others, we should wear a mask!

Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, “Unclean! Unclean!” As long as they have the disease they remain unclean.
                                               Leviticus 13:45-46

Of course, we shouldn’t take verses out of context – but sometimes we can!!!!  🙂


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

God’s Hope!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

CHURCH BEGINS AT 10:30 THIS SUNDAY!
Dear Friends,

This week our service will again begin at the new time of 10:30 a.m.  Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

This Sunday, Mark will be preaching on the topic of the Hope of God. We have a hope in Christ, not just for ourselves but for the whole world.  In this time which sees such darkness in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Haiti, and so many other places, we have a hope for the world to share.

Our scripture readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity will be from 1 Kings 8, Ephesians 6:10-20, and John 6:56-69, and we will be singing the hymns Awake My Soul and with the Sun, Blessed Assurance, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!

Last week’s Full Worship Service can be viewed here!  This was a Zoom recording and so the sound and picture is not of the usual quality.

The Wisdom of God!

Trip to Bangkok

Mum at the Gymkhana Club lunch on Wednesday!

I successfully picked my mum up from quarantine in Bangkok last Sunday.  Thank you for all your prayers. She is now with me in Chiang Mai and should be at church on Sunday.  Meanwhile, I have to self-isolate for two weeks, and so am working from home. I will be back at church on the 29th August.

10:30 a.m. start – this Sunday!

From August 1st our morning worship has begun at 10:30 a.m.  (Don’t worry if you forget – you’ll just be there early!)

Pray for Afghanistan!

We have many people at All Saints working with the Mennonite Central Committee aid agency.  MCC has been working in Afghanistan for many years.

Blaine writes:

We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and are keeping in contact with our expat staff and our Afghan staff.  We are somewhat relieved because our expat staff have been able to leave Afghanistan and now are in Uzbekistan. 
 
We are very concerned about our Afghan staff that have worked with us and remain in Afghanistan.  There is real anxiety among some of our partners which we are in contact with concerning their safety and future.  We have one partner that has done a lot of Peacebuilding training activities, and another three partners that have worked with Women’s literacy and vocational skills – All of these are in Kabul.  We have another partner in Herat that works with mental health.

Please hold all these people and situations in your prayers!

Pray for Myanmar

Karenni people fleeing their homes

We have sent another THB10,000 to help with the situation in Myanmar.  This is being used to purchase medical supplies for Karenni people.  It is estimated that 50% of the Karenni population have been internally displaced to camps along the Thai-Burmese border. There are reports of random shootings and the targeted shelling of churches by the Burmese military.

Please hold them, and all of Myanmar in your prayers.

Baptisms – this Sunday

Mother and Son Baptism

My friend, Pastor Nut, who is only eighteen, will be performing three baptisms this Sunday in Samut Prakan.  He has a ministry to LGBT people and others. Please hold them in your prayers.

Email Prayer Group

“The prayer of a righteous one is powerful and effective.”

Would you like us to pray for you or something or someone you are concerned about?

We have started an email prayer group.  Simply email your request to Helga at helgaspring9@gmail.com and it will be shared with the people on our praying list. If you would like to be one of the pray-ers.  Then also email the same address to be added to the list.  You will then be forwarded prayer requests as they arrive.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting

We had our third Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting this week via Zoom.  This will be a weekly event at 9 a.m. each Tuesday.  Put it on your calendar so you don’t forget! Use this link to join us! If you would like us to pray for something or would like your prayer request shared with the email prayer group, please email helgaspring9@gmail.com

Wednesday Lunch – Restarts!

Some of this week’s lunch group

Although the pandemic is far from over, the number of cases in Chiang Mai seems fairly static and people are still allowed to eat in restaurants, both inside and outside.  It is therefore relatively safe to eat outside at the Gymkhana Club. We will therefore be meeting again at midday next Wednesday.


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

Wisdom!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

CHURCH BEGINS AT 10:30 THIS SUNDAY!
Dear Friends,

This week our service will again begin at the new time of 10:30 a.m.  Those who don’t wish to gather in person can join us on Zoom.

Use this link to join this Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

This Sunday, Christa will be preaching on the topic of the Wisdom of God.  We have a wise and loving God and we know that we, and ultimately the whole world, are safe in God’s hands.   But the wisdom of God is not the wisdom of the World!

Our scripture readings for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity will be from 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14, Ephesians 5:15-20, and John 6:51-58, and we will be singing the hymns Immortal Invisible God only Wise, When we walk with the Lord, Let us Break Bread Together, and Christ Be Our Light!

Last week’s Full Worship Service can be viewed here!  This was a Zoom recording and so the sound and picture is not of the usual quality.

Jesus is the Bread of Life!

Trip to Bangkok

My mum will finish her two week quarantine this Sunday.  As there are currently no domestic flights, on Saturday I will drive down to Bangkok to pick her up, and on Sunday we will return to Chiang Mai. Please pray for safe journeying and that there will be no problems. Thanks to Pat and Julia Ward for letting me stay in their Bangkok apartment on Saturday night!

I will then have to self-isolate and work from home for two weeks, so I will only be able to join on Zoom for the next Sunday.   (My mum will be free to go out though!)

10:30 a.m. start – this Sunday!

From August 1st our morning worship has begun at 10:30 a.m.  (Don’t worry if you forget – you’ll just be there early!)

Email Prayer Group

“The prayer of a righteous one is powerful and effective.”

Would you like us to pray for you or something or someone you are concerned about?

We have started an email prayer group.  Simply email your request to Helga at helgaspring9@gmail.com and it will be shared with the people on our praying list. If you would like to be one of the pray-ers.  Then also email the same address to be added to the list.  You will then be forwarded prayer requests as they arrive.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting

We had our second Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting this week via Zoom.  This will be a weekly event at 9 a.m. each Tuesday. Use this link to join us!

If you would like us to pray for something or would like your prayer request shared with the email prayer group, please email helgaspring9@gmail.com

Wednesday Lunch – Restarts!

This week’s lunch group

Although the pandemic is far from over, the number of cases in Chiang Mai seems fairly static and people are still allowed to eat in restaurants, both inside and outside.  It is therefore relatively safe to eat outside at the Gymkhana Club. We will therefore be meeting again at midday next Wednesday.


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