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Harvest!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Harvest Celebration at YCF

(NO SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS THIS SUNDAY)

Dear Friends,
Thailand is a land of plenty – so much so that the Thai students at my seminary had a problem with the concept of famine in the bible – in Thailand there is always something you can eat!

But we need to be thankful to God for all we do have – and share with others who have less than us.  All Saints has the privilege of partnering with the Youth Charity Foundation orphanage and we will celebrate our Harvest Festival together.

This Sunday, 2nd October, we will all be travelling up to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope to celebrate our Harvest Festival. Meet at the church at 10 a.m. if you would like a lift or can take someone else.  The Harvest Festival Service will start at YCF at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck lunch.  Please bring desserts to share.

If you wish to make your own way there, follow this link in Google maps.

The scripture readings for our Harvest 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; Bless the Lord Oh my Soul; We Plow the Fields, and Hosanna (I see the King of Glory)!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon, “Money is the Root of All Evil?”, is available here!

Queen Elizabeth – Commemoration Service

Video of the Chiang Mai Commemoration Service is now available here!

Busy time ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for the last three months of 2022.  There is only one “normal” Sunday until Christmas!  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Sunday 2nd October    
Harvest Festival at the Youth Charity Foundation

Sunday 9th October    
Father Iain – Baptism in Bangkok

Sunday 16th October    
Choir Intensive Service

Sunday 23rd October    
Church Retreat at The Nest, Chiang Dao

Sunday 30th October    
Celebration of All Saints Day

Sunday 6th November    
Normal Sunday!!!!!

Friday 11th November    
Remembrance Day

Sunday 13th November    
Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 20th November    
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday 27th November    
First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 4th December    
Second Sunday of Advent

Saturday 10th December    
Festival of Christmas Carols

Sunday 11th December  
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day

Harvest Festival –  This Sunday!

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by a potluck lunch with food also provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive! – Coming Soon!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

Trip to Chiang Dao

We are planning our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao on the weekend of Friday 21st to Monday 24th October.  (The Monday is a public holiday!)   It will be a great time to escape the city and enjoy fellowship together surrounded by the beauty of nature!

Some will choose to go up on Friday night, but most people will probably journey up to Chiang Dao on Saturday morning and stay until Monday.

Please sign-up this week!

The end of Compulsory Masks

The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory during services at All Saints. We are asking anyone who wishes to not wear a mask to sit towards the front, so that others can feel safe and choose to sit elsewhere if they wish.

We would also ask that if anyone would like further accommodations made, they would speak to me or any Council member and suggest what further measures we could take to make them feel comfortable.

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream!  Email for directions!
 

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

Heaven and Earth!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


The Rich Man and Lazarus

Dear Friends,


This week’s Gospel reading tells the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus.  It’s an interesting story, but taken literally we have some awkward theological and philosophical questions.  But it is a parable, it isn’t meant to be taken literally! Find out what we can learn from this story this Sunday!

Our Harvest Festival is fast approaching!  On Sunday 2nd October (only a week away) we will all be travelling up to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope to worship there together. Meet at the church at 10 a.m. if you would like a lift or can take someone else.  The Harvest Festival Service will start at YCF at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck lunch.

The scripture readings at All Saints this Sunday will be from Amos 6:1, 4-7, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, and Luke 16:19-31, and we will be singing the hymns All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; All to Jesus I surrender; Dear Lord and Father of Mankind; and Before the Throne of God Above!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon, “Using it Wisely!”, is available here!

Queen Elizabeth – Commemoration Service

It was a great privilege to officiate at the service to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth, which was held at the Gymkhana Club on Monday.

Many of us gathered together to watch the funeral service from London on a big screen, and then over three hundred, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Chiang Mai and other military and civilian dignitaries, gathered for our own service.

Students lead the singing!

The music was led by the staff and students to Prem International School, and we sang The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended and Amazing Grace as well as God Save the King.

His Majesty’s Consul remembers the Queen

There were readings from the British, Canadian, and Australian consuls, and the ceremony ended with The Last Post and a twenty-one gun salute from the Thai army.

The Mayor of Chiang Mai and other dignitaries
Some from All Saints

Video of the Service of Commemoration is now available here.

https://youtu.be/X9shfAquoLY
Thanks to Stephen Harrow.

Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by a potluck lunch with food also provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive! – Coming Soon!

Cassi and Joe

We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage!

Let me know if you can help in any way.

Trip to Chiang Dao

We are planning our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao on the weekend of Friday 21st to Monday 24th October.  (The Monday is a public holiday!)   It will be a great time to escape the city and enjoy fellowship together surrounded by the beauty of nature!

Some will choose to go up on Friday night, but most people will probably journey up to Chiang Dao on Saturday morning and stay until Monday.

Please sign-up this week!

The end of Compulsory Masks

The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory during services at All Saints.

We are asking anyone who wishes to not wear a mask to sit towards the front, so that others can feel safe and choose to sit elsewhere if they wish. We would also ask that if anyone would like further accommodations made, they would speak to me or any Council member and suggest what further measures we could take to make them feel comfortable.

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday.

Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 

Email for directions!
 

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

Rest in Peace

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Friends,


Since last week’s email was sent, we have all heard the sad news of the death of the British Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. She had a strong Christian faith and, in a role where she was constrained from making any political statement, she did not shrink from sharing her belief in Jesus Christ in her yearly Christmas broadcasts.

The special prayers issued by the Church of England include the words:

Merciful Father and Lord of all life, we praise you that we are made in your image and reflect your truth and light. We thank you for the life of our late Sovereign Lady QUEEN ELIZABETH, for the love she received from you and showed among us. Above all, we rejoice at your gracious promise to all your servants, living and departed, that we shall rise again at the coming of Christ. And we ask that in due time we may share with your servant Elizabeth that clearer vision promised to us in the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

We can echo that prayer, as we too share the hope of resurrection.

It is very appropriate that our New Testament reading this Sunday includes the words from Saint Paul urging that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions.

There will be a special gathering at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club next Monday, 19th September, to view the funeral from London on two big screens.  This will be followed by a short Service of Commemoration which I will be leading and in which the consuls of a number of Commonwealth nations will take part.  The Governor of Chiang Mai and other dignitaries will be in attendance.

People can arrive from 2 p.m. and the funeral service itself will begin at 5 p.m. Thai time.  Our short Service of Commemoration will begin at 7 pm and will include the Last Post and a twenty-one gun salute.

The scripture readings at All Saints this Sunday will be from Amos 8:4-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-7,and Luke 16:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, Take My Life and Let it Be, Let us Break Bread Together, and A Mighty Fortress!

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

Last week’s Service

Video of last week’s service, when the worship was led by our All Saints Choristers, is available here.

The end of Compulsory Masks

After consultation with the congregation, the Church Council has decided that the wearing of masks will no longer be compulsory during services at All Saints.

This was in accordance with the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the congregation and in accordance with changes to Thai law.

However, many may choose to continue to wear masks, and we wish to make the maximum accommodation so that all feel welcome.  We are therefore asking anyone who wishes to not wear a mask to sit towards the front, so that others can feel safe and choose to sit elsewhere if they wish.

We would also ask that if anyone would like further accommodations made, they would speak to me or any Council member and suggest what further measures we could take to make them feel comfortable.

Trip to Chiang Dao

We are planning our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao on the weekend of Friday 21st to Monday 24th October.  (The Monday is a public holiday!)   It will be a great time to escape the city and enjoy fellowship together surrounded by the beauty of nature!

Some will choose to go up on Friday night, but most people will probably journey up to Chiang Dao on Saturday morning and stay until Monday.

There will be a sign-up sheet this Sunday at the back of church.

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday

Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 

The address is:

The 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 Vicarage is straight ahead.

Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

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

Count the Cost!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Destroyed Russian tanks in Ukraine

Dear Friends,


In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus says:

What king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace.

It seems to be something which Vladimir Putin failed to do when launching his invasion of Ukraine.  He thought it would be an easy victory – but it has proved to be nothing of the sort.

Jesus challenge his hearers, and challenges us, to count the cost of following him.  Is it worth it and a cost worth paying?

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be from Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Philemon 1-12, and Luke 14:25-33, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; I have decided to follow Jesus; Jesus calls us! o’er the tumult; and To God be the Glory!

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

Highlights of Last week’s Service

Last Sunday, we had a wonderful service with the worship led by the All Saints Choristers.  This was followed by a great potluck at the vicarage.

Video highlights of the service are now available here!

Our Choir leading the Singing!
Mark presiding!
Our Acolyte carrying the Cross!
Potluck under the trees!
Enjoying lunch!
Younger diners!
More Inside!
Frisby throwing to follow!

Trip to Chiang Dao

We are planning our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao on the weekend of Friday 21st to Monday 24th October.  (The Monday is a public holiday!)   It will be a great time to escape the city and enjoy fellowship together surrounded by the beauty of nature!

We will leave on Friday evening and return on Monday afternoon. There will be a sign-up sheet this Sunday at the back of church.

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue this Tuesday. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream!  Email for directions!

Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October!

A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions! We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities.

This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

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

Best Seats?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Choir and Potluck Lunch this Sunday!

Dear Friends,


This week’s Old Testament reading is probably our shortest ever.  It is posted below in full:

Proverbs 25:6-7

Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
   or stand in the place of the great;
for it is better to be told, ‘Come up here’,
   than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

This is an easily understood passage and Jesus expands on it in our Gospel reading when dinner guests are jostling for the best seats!

We all want to be respected and well-regarded but some of us who are white, wealthy, and western don’t even notice the respect that we already receive just for where we were born. How can we retain our dignity and yet be humble?  Find out more this Sunday!

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be from Proverbs 25:6-7, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14, and we will be singing the great hymns At the Name of Jesus; King of Kings, Majesty; Father We Love You; and Christ, Be Our Light!  We will also be singing a new setting of The Lord’s Prayer and the choir will be singing Above All!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon  “Doing the Hard Stuff!”, is now available here!

Welcome Back Potluck – This Sunday!

Our August Welcome Back Potluck will be held this Sunday, 28th August!!!!

Please join us at the vicarage following this Sunday’s morning Eucharist.  Please ask if you need a lift.  All are very welcome!

The address is:

The 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 Vicarage is straight ahead.


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

As my mum has now recovered from Covid, Chili Night will return this Tuesday, 30th August! Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream!  For directions see the details for this Sunday’s potluck.


 Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

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

Healing Call

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Jesus heals!

Dear Friends,


At first glance this week’s scripture readings don’t seem to match.  Our Old Testament reading tells of the call of Jerimiah, while in our Gospel reading Jesus heals a woman bent-double and is condemned for healing on the Sabbath. But on second glance they are linked, for is that not our calling, to bring healing to God’s world?  We often fail to be bringers of healing and reconciliation, but that is what God has called us to be!

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 1:4-10, Hebrews 12:18-29, and Luke 13:10-17, and we will be singing the great hymns All My Hope on God Is Founded; I, the Lord of Sea and Sky; Make Me a Channel of your Peace; and Go forth and tell!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon  “Fire and the Sword?”, is now available here!

Welcome Back Potluck – Next Sunday!

Our August Welcome Back Potluck will be held on Sunday 28th August!!!!

Please sign up this Sunday to say what you can bring.

Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October!

A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities.

This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage!

Let me know if you can help in any way.


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will be suspended next week due to Covid.  Hopefully, it will return on Tuesday 30th August!


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

Division!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


father against son and son against father

Dear Friends,


This Sunday we will read one of the strangest passages in the Gospels.  Jesus says: Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three…

This seems to be the opposite of the message of the Gospel and the one who came to bring peace on earth and good will to all!  How do we understand this and other disconcerting scriptures.

Our scripture readings this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 23:23-29, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, and Luke 12:49-56, and we will be singing the hymns When Morning Gilds the Skies; O Lord, the Clouds are Gathering; O God of Earth and Altar; and Sing We the King Who is Coming to Reign!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon  “Possessions!”, is now available here!

Welcome Back Potluck – Change of Date!

Our August Welcome Back Potluck will now be held on Sunday 28th August!!!!

This is so the children from YCF in the All Saints Choir are able to attend!  Please amend your calendars! More details to follow!

Harvest Festival – Sunday 2nd October

We will be celebrating our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October.

There will be no service at All Saints, but we will travel together to the Youth Charity Foundation’s House of Hope where we will worship together.  Our Harvest Festival will be followed by lunch provided by YCF.

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe

We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October! A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions!

We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities. This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

Vulnerability Groups

The groups continue to look at the work of Brené Brown.  Brené Brown is an American research professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, and is known in particular for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
 
Tuesday, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose
                          – temporarily suspended
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
 
All are welcome!
 

Chili Night 


Some of the group this week!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday.  All are welcome to come to the vicarage at 6 p.m. for Chili con Carne followed by ice-cream.  Ask for directions!


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

Are you Ready?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Do you have power?

Dear Friends,


This week our Gospel reading is all about being ready.  It talks about having our lamps lit.  The parallel passage in Matthew gives more detail and castigates the foolish people for running out of oil and failing to have a spare supply.

When I was in Egypt in 2011 at the time of the Arab Spring, nobody knew how things would develop, many shops were closed and things were in short supply.  We learnt to keep our phones fully charged, just in case the power went off, and our cars full of petrol in case of the need to leave quickly.

Jesus urged his followers to be ready for “Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”  What does this mean to us, how do we understand it, and how can we be prepared?

Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Genesis 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, and Luke 12:32-40, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell; Men of Faith; Be Still for the Presence of the Lord; and Onward, Christian People!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon by Revd. Mark Crawford, “Wealth!”, is now available here!

Welcome Back Potluck – Change of Date!

Our August Welcome Back Potluck will now be held on Sunday 28th August!!!! This is so the children from YCF in the All Saints Choir are able to attend!  Please amend your calendars!

More details to follow!

October Choir Intensive!

Cassi and Joe

We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 15th to Monday 18th October!

A professional choir director, Joe Novelli, will be coming from England to lead the sessions, and Joe’s partner, Cassi Joski-Jethi, who is a documentary film maker, will be recording highlights of the sessions! We will probably have a two hour session each morning and another each afternoon, with lunch in between, and lots of fun activities.

This is a very exciting project and we will need people to help manage lunches and other arrangements at the vicarage! Let me know if you can help in any way.

New Church in Roi Et

Archbishop Ron Langham and Bishop Rick Saint


For various reasons I didn’t make it to Roi Et last Sunday to join the congregation for the consecration of the new Church of the Resurrection and the installation of Bishop Rick Saint as pastor.  However, Gene Bourquin and I were able to join the livestream of the service before our own service at All Saints.

It is wonderful that a new inclusive church has come to Thailand and we pray that this congregation will grow to provide a vital place of worship for expat and Thais alike.

Vulnerability Groups

The groups continue to look at the work of Brené Brown.   Brené Brown is an American research professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, and is known in particular for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
 
Tuesday, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose
                          – temporarily suspended
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
 
All are welcome!
 

Chili Night 


A few of the group this week!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday.  All are welcome to come to the vicarage at 6 p.m. for Chili con Carne followed by ice-cream.  Ask for directions!


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

Eat, Drink, and be Merry?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


“Greed is Good!”

Dear Friends,


In Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street, the lead character, Gordon Gekko, makes a speech.  It includes the famous line “Greed is good!”  This was the centre of the idea of “trickle-down economics”, the idea that greed creates wealth, and that eventually everyone therefore becomes wealthy.

Jesus seemed to have other ideas.  “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” says Jesus in this week’s Gospel reading.

Mark will be preaching this Sunday and he will be looking at the meaning of wealth and how we use it!

Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23, Colossians 3:1-11, and Luke 12:13-21, and we will be singing the hymns Praise my Soul the King of Heaven; Lord, I want to be a Christian; Take My Life and Let it Be; and Now Thank We All Our God!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon by Revd. Peter Tarleton, “Pray for God’s Kingdom!”, is now available here!

New Church in Roi Et

I will be away this Sunday as I will have the joy in taking part in the opening of a new church in Roi Et.  

Archbishop Ron Langham of the Ecumenical Catholic Church and I will join the congregation for the consecration of the new church and the installation of Bishop Rick Saint as pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, Roi Et, Thailand.

Please pray that this congregation will grow to provide a vital and inclusive place of worship for expat and Thais alike.

Welcome Back Potluck

Early notice that we will be having a “Welcome Back Potluck” at the vicarage on Sunday 21st August.  More details to follow – put it in your diary!

Vulnerability Groups

The groups continue to look at the work of Brené Brown.   Brené Brown is an American research professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, and is known in particular for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
 
Tuesday, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose – temporarily suspended
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
 
All are welcome!
 

Chili Night 


A few of the group!

Chili night will continue next Tuesday.  All are welcome to come to the vicarage at 6 p.m. for Chili con Carne followed by ice-cream.  Ask for directions!


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

Prayer?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai
How should we pray?

Dear Friends,


Prayer is a reflex of most people at times of distress, but how should we pray?  Jesus was asked how to pray by his disciples and he taught them the Lord’s Prayer. The Lord’s Prayer is perhaps more of a pattern for our prayer life than an instruction of the exact words we should recite, but it remains a good place to start.

Learn more about Jesus’ teaching on prayer this Sunday when Revd. Peter Tarleton will be preaching.

Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Genesis 18:20-32, Colossians 2:6-19, and Luke 11:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Oh Lord, Hear my Prayer; Seek Ye First; and What a Friend We Have in Jesus!

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

Last week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon, “Are you Mary or Martha?”, is now available here!

Vulnerability Groups



The groups continue to look at the work of Brené Brown.   Brené Brown is an American research professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host, and is known in particular for her research on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
 
Tuesday, 12pm– small group at Bella Goose
Thursday, 6pm– small group at the Crawford’s
 
All are welcome!
 

Chili Night 


A few of the group!

Chili night will return next Tuesday, 26th July.  All are welcome to come to the vicarage at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for Chili con Carne followed by ice-cream.  Ask for directions!


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