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Shepherded!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
(10:30 a.m. from 1st August)

Dear Friends,

We are back in pandemic mode – or on the edge of it!  Face to face worship will continue at All Saints this week, but we are advising particularly vulnerable people to stay at home and join us on Zoom.  We will again meet with fans running and the doors open!

The level of corona virus infection has again been rising in Chiang Mai, and we need to be cautious.

(Graph from Chiang Mai News in English)

This week’s scripture passages focus on God as our shepherd, and Hannah Alexander-Herrick will be preaching on this topic this Sunday.

Perhaps you have reflected on verse 4 of the Twenty-third Psalm, and feel that we are constantly walking “through the valley of the shadow of death”!  But we can remember the second half of the verse, that God is with us, and God’s rod and staff are there to comfort us! These continue to be trying and unpredictable times, and we need to trust in God more than ever.

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

Our scripture readings for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity will be from 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22, and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, and we will be singing the hymns The Lord’s My Shepherd, I will Trust in You, Mothering God, and The King of Love My Shepherd Is!

While many of us are more confined to home than usual, there is the opportunity to watch both last week’s sermon and that of Helga Spring from the 20th June!

Last Sunday’s Sermon and Readings

Sermon and Highlights from 20th June

10:30 a.m. start from 1st August

After much debate and soul-searching we have finally been able to find a compromise starting time!  From August 1st our morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events!

We have many exciting events planned, including a weekend in Chiang Dao, a potluck on August 1st, and the beginning of small house groups! But, because of the pandemic we can’t give a definite go-ahead yet!  Watch this space for more news!

Wednesday Lunch
We will not meet for lunch at The Gymkhana Club next Wednesday due to the pandemic.  Hopefully, this event will resume soon.


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

All God’s Children!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Last Sunday’s Potluck

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
(10:30 a.m. from 1st August)


Dear Friends,

In this week’s New Testament reading, Paul writes of our adoption as God’s children.  He talks of redemption, forgiveness, adoption, and inheritance.  It is a thing of blessing. Last Saturday night’s event at the Youth Charity Foundation reminded me how important it is to belong – to be part of a family!  That doesn’t need to be a blood family, but we all need to belong to someone and have someone we belong to!

We will explore more of this at All Saints this Sunday!

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

Our scripture readings for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity will be from Amos 7:7-15, Ephesians 1:3-14, and Mark 6:14-29, and we will be singing the hymns A Mighty Fortress, Amazing Grace, And Can it be, and Born in Song!

Last Sunday’s service can be seen here!

10:30 a.m. start from 1st August

After much debate and soul-searching we have finally been able to find a compromise starting time!  From August 1st our morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Dedication at the Youth Charity Foundation

Last Saturday there was a special event at House of Grace to dedicate their new building.  The event began with a worship service at 5 p.m. which was followed by dinner. 

I was invited to give the opening prayer – though the rest of the service was in Thai!

Two of our choir members, Mint and Yoke, led the hymns.

We were welcomed by Khun Tasnee.

And all the children took part.

Last Sunday’s Potluck

Thanks to Arthur and Phyllis and all who helped with the excellent Potluck at the MCC Office Compound.  This will probably be the last potluck held there, as the office is expanding and they are losing storage space. Many thanks to Rebecca, Blaine, Arthur, and Phyllis, who have hosted potlucks and the Christmas Lunch during the pandemic.  Without you these would not have been possible!

Our next potluck will probably be at the new vicarage on 1st August!

Moving House

A big thank you to Mark, Gene, Arthur, Katie, and Karen, who came to help me move in to my new house.  And special thanks to Clarice’s son, Jonathan, who sent ten men and four vans to enable the move – we couldn’t have done it without them!


Some of Jon’s merry men getting a wardrobe up the stairs!


Katie and Karen taking the fridge upstairs.  Women are doing for themselves – apparently!


Looking heavenward in the kitchen!

Wednesday Lunch

All being well, our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


 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

Who’s the Boss?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Jesus heals a blind man!

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
FOLLOWED BY POTLUCK

Dear Friends,

“I don’t believe it!”  Jesus arrived back in Nazareth in this week’s Gospel reading, and the people couldn’t believe or accept his teaching!  The text says Jesus was amazed at their unbelief. In the same way, the Pharisees and Sadducees also failed to accept his authority.  But what is spiritual authority?  Do we have it at All Saints and how can it connect to spiritual abuse?  Find out more this Sunday at All Saints.

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

Our scripture readings for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity will be from 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, and Mark 6:1-13, and we will be singing the hymns Praise with joy the world’s Creator, I the Lord of Sea and Sky, Will you come and Follow Me, and Go forth and tell!

Mark’s dramatic sermon from last Sunday can be found here!

Dedication at the Youth Charity Foundation

There will be a special event this Saturday night, 3rd July, at House of Grace to dedicate their new building.  The event begins with a worship service at 5 p.m. which will be followed by dinner. 

Note: this is not at the YCF main compound!!!

Click here for directions to the House of Grace!

If you would like to drive in convoy (or share a car) come to my new house at 4 p.m. (Directions to my new house in item below!)

Gifts for YCF in memory of Bill

THB 32,000 was collected last Thursday in memory of Bill Moeller.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to give Bill a fitting send off!  He will be sorely missed!  Bill’s partner, Mee, wishes to share his thanks for these kind gifts and for all the love he has been shown by so many from All Saints.  He will present the money to YCF at their special event at The House of Grace this Saturday.

Bill’s sister, Marilyn, also sent the following message:

I watched the You Tube of Bill’s funeral.  Thank you for your wishes. It made me feel like l was there with you. Please tell everyone at All Saints how much we appreciate all the wonderful tributes to Bill, his absence leaves a big hole in my heart.

I thought that Mee and all the Ministry Team did a splendid job to make the whole time a wonderful tribute to Bill and just as he had hoped that it would be.

Bill was a wonderful man, may he rest in peace and rise in glory!

You can watch the Celebration of Bill’s Live here!

Potluck and Choir – This Sunday!

Our wonderful choristers will again be singing in church this week and we will be have a special potluck following the service!  All are welcome!

Moving House

I am moving house this Thursday, 1st July.  If you’d like to offer help or even just moral support then let me know!  Pizza and drinks will be provided!  

My new house is in the Ing Doi mooban on the Canal Road between Huay Kaew and the International Convention Center. It should be a great venue for future potlucks, and other church events, too!  Still only 15 minutes from church!

If you want to come, be at the new house from 11 a.m. onwards.  Here is the address, map and link:

9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road, (Canal Road)
Tambon Chang Phueak, 
Mueang Chiang Mai, 
Chiang Mai 50000

The best way is to drive up Huaykaew Road past Maya towards Chiang Mai University, turn right onto Canal Road, go through one set of traffic lights, and Ban Ing Doi is on the left over a small white bridge.

Here is the Google Maps link!

Wednesday Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Healing of Jesus

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Bill Moeller, sharing a meal with All Saints in January

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM

Dear Friends,

This Thursday we met at the HaiYa Crematorium to mark the passing of our dear friend, Bill Moeller.  The service began at 10 a.m. and details can be found below.  It is strange that our Gospel reading for this Sunday is all about healing for, in one sense, Bill was not healed, but he had shared with many of us that he felt it was his time to go and he expressed the wish that he hoped it would be quick – which it was.

The ultimate Christian hope of healing is the knowledge that we will all be made whole as we are united with God in the heavenly kingdom.  But we will still miss Bill greatly! Rev. Mark Crawford will be preaching this Sunday on the story of the raising of Jairus’ daughter – a reminder of our hope of resurrection. 

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

Our scripture readings for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity will be from 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, and Mark 5:21-43, and we will be singing the hymns  When Morning Gilds the Skies, O Christ the Healer, When I needed a Neighbour, and Christ is made the Sure Foundation.

Bill Moeller’s Funeral

Bill’s funeral was at 10 a.m. this Thursday at the HaiYa Crematorium.

It was also livestreamed on Zoom and the video of the service is now available here!

The service lasted about an hour and there was opportunity for people to share their memories of Bill.  The children of the Youth Charity Foundation, of which Bill was so supportive, also sang.

All gifts in memory of Bill will be given to the Youth Charity Foundation.  If you wish to give by bank transfer via All Saints, please inform the All Saints’ treasurer, Arthur Mann, on arthurmann@mcc.org so that he can make sure the money is correctly allocated. Everyone was invited to a meal at the River Market following the cremation.  Bill was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.

Potluck and Choir – Next Sunday!

Our wonderful choristers will again be singing in church on 4th July and we will be have a special potluck following the service!  See Phyllis about what to bring!

Moving House

I will be moving house next Thursday, 1st July.  If you’d like to offer help or even just moral support then let me know!  Pizza and drinks will be provided!  My new house is in the Doi Ing mooban on the Canal Road between Huay Kaew and the International Convention Center. It should be a great venue for future potlucks, and other church events, too!  Still only 15 minutes from church!

Wednesday Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


 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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Jesus Power?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Helga Spring with be preaching this Sunday.

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM


Dear Friends,

All hail the power of Jesus name!  In this week’s Gospel reading we see Jesus calming the storm.  The disciples are amazed: “Even the wind and waves obey him!”  Do we underestimate the power of Jesus?  Find out more about what this can mean for our lives as Helga preaches this Sunday.

Those who don’t wish to attend in person, can also join us on Zoom and we will livestream our service this Sunday.

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

You can watch last week’s service here!

Our scripture readings for the Third Sunday after Trinity will be from 1 Samuel 17:1-49, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, and Mark 4:35-41, and we will be singing the hymns Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Lord Jesus Christ, Lord I lift your name on high, and When in our Music God is Glorified!

It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.  Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and was moved to Dok Kaew Gardens at McKean Hospital for palliative care on Wednesday.  He is in particular need of our prayers at this time.  Please pass on any messages you have for Bill via Gene, Mark, Chris, or me.
Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Potluck and Choir

Our wonderful choristers will be singing in church this week and again on 4th July and we will be have a special potluck on 4th July!  See Phyllis about what to bring!

Moving House

I will be moving house of Thursday 1st July.  If you’d like to offer help or even just moral support then let me know!  Pizza and drinks will be provided!  

My new house is in the Doi Ing mooban on the Canal Road between Huay Kaew and the International Convention Center. It should be a great venue for future potlucks, and other church events, too!  Still only 15 minutes from church!

My mum will arrive in August!

Wednesday Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Broadcasting?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Publish abroad his wonderful name!

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM


Dear Friends,

The word broadcasting does not occur in the Bible, but the word publishing occurs 25 times in the King James Bible.  It is not talking about printing a book though, but rather about making news public!

Of course, broadcasting has more than one meaning also.  It can mean radio or TV, but can also mean declaring news publicly as we are urged to do in this week’s New Testament reading.  In addition, farmers can broadcast seed as they scatter it on the fields.  This reminds us of our Gospel reading this week, where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to seeds growing secretly under the ground only to burst forth.

So how are we to broadcast the Good News of Jesus – shout from the rooftops or work carefully and quietly?  Find out at All Saints this Sunday.

Those who don’t wish to attend in person, can also join us on Zoom and we will livestream our service this Sunday.

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

You can watch last week’s service here!

Our scripture readings for the Second Sunday after Trinity will be Ezekiel 17:22-24, 2 Corinthians 5:6-17, and Mark 4:26-34, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King, In Christ alone my hope is Found, Give me Jesus, and Before the Throne of God Above!

It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.  Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is in particular need of our prayers at this time.  Please pass on any messages you have for Bill via Gene or me.
 Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Potluck and Choir

Our wonderful choristers will be singing in church again on 20th June and 4th July and we will be have a special potluck on 4th July!  See Phyllis about what to bring!

Moving House

I will be moving house of Thursday 1st July.  If you’d like to offer help or even just moral support then let me know!  Pizza and drinks will be provided!  

My new house is in the Doi Ing mooban on the Canal Road between Huay Kaew and the International Convention Center. It should be a great venue for future potlucks, and other church events, too!  Still only 15 minutes from church!

My mum will arrive in August!

Wednesday Lunch

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will continue next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Welcome!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


The Holy Spirit

IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM
Dear Friends,

The Holy Spirit is perhaps the hardest person of the Trinity to visualize – we can more easily picture God the Father, or Jesus, but the idea of spirit is much more intangible.  The Holy Spirit is often pictured as a dove, but does that really help us?

In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus talks about “blaspheming the Holy Spirit” and says “”whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.”  What does this mean?

Firstly, if you are afraid you may have accidentally blasphemed the Holy Spirit then don’t worry – you won’t have!  I think it means that you have deliberately said something is from God when you know it is not, or vice-versa.  You have deliberately misled someone.  Even then, repentance is still possible!

It is all about being honest and truthful, and it’s all about God’s forgiveness once again!  We will explore this more on Sunday!

Those who don’t wish to attend in person, can also join us on Zoom and we will livestream our service this Sunday.

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

And you can watch last week’s excellent sermon by Christa Crawford here!

Our scripture readings for the First Sunday after Trinity will be 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, and Mark 3:20-35, and we will be singing the hymns Now Thank We All Our God, Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart, You laid aside Your Majesty, and When we walk with the Lord!

It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.  Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is in particular need of our prayers at this time.  Please pass on any messages you have for Bill via Gene or me.
 Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Wednesday Lunch – Restarts!

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club recommenced this week. We will meet again next Wednesday at midday under the trees.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


 Meeting Time


For seven years All Saints main service was at 11 a.m.  Last August, we began meeting with the doors open due to Covid. The service was then moved to 10 a.m. as it was cooler.   With first the pollution and then the heat, we have retreated back into the air-conditioning, and some people have requested that the service move back to 11 a.m.

What do you think?  Speak to me or a Church Council 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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Not Alone!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Back in Church!

BACK IN CHURCH AGAIN AT 10 AM


Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to be back in church again last week.  In 2020 we missed both Easter and Pentecost, this year we were able to worship in person in both festivals – although online in between. God is everywhere so why does it matter where we worship?  Well, the message of Christmas is all about Jesus being incarnate, in the flesh.  We are incarnate beings and so it is good for us to be together in person!

Our God is not a lonely God!  That is part of what the Trinity teaches us – that God is in relationship even within God’s self.  The scriptures are the account of God seeking relationship with those heshe has created and we are called to be in deep, strong, relationship with God and with one another.

So.. let us meet together and rejoice!

However, the pandemic is not over, and there are still those amongst us who must for a little while longer continue to self-isolate.  They can join us too on Zoom and we will livestream our service this Sunday.

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

Last week, we were joined virtually by the All Saints Choristers who sang the Gloria, Sanctus, and during Communion.  We will hear them again this Sunday!

You can watch the recording here!

And you can watch last week’s service here!

Our scripture readings for this Trinity Sunday will be Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, and John 3:1-17, and we will be singing the hymns Holy Holy Holy, We All Believe in One True God, Mothering God, and Tell Out My Soul!

It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s service is available here!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.  Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is in particular need of our prayers at this time.  Please pass on any messages you have for Bill via Gene or me.
 Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Wednesday Lunch – Restarts!

Our weekly lunch at the Gymkhana Club will recommence next week. We will meet at midday on the terrace.  You don’t have to be a member and all are welcome!


 Meeting Time


For seven years All Saints main service was at 11 a.m.  Last August, we began meeting with the doors open due to Covid. The service was then moved to 10 a.m. as it was cooler.   With first the pollution and then the heat, we have retreated back into the air-conditioning, and some people have requested that the service move back to 11 a.m.

What do you think?  Speak to me or a Church Council 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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Wind & Fire!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


The Coming of the Holy Spirit

BACK IN CHURCH AT 10 AM


Dear Friends,

The first thing to say is that – thanks be to God – we will be back with face-to-face worship in the church at 10 a.m. this Sunday! It will also be Don’s last Sunday so we will share lunch together at Green O’Clock following the service to wish him farewell.

Our 10 a.m. service will also be live on Zoom for those who do not wish to attend in person, and there will be a “hosted viewing” at 6 p.m. for those who wish to join then.

Use this link to join this Sunday at 10 a.m. or watch again at 6 p.m..
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

The All Saints Choristers will be singing for us on video!

The top picture shows the Day of Pentecost, but it is perhaps a surprising image to many of us as it shows Mary in the centre.  “Was Mary even there?” was my first reaction.  How often do we imagine a group of men gathered in that upper room? So I checked the scriptures.  Acts Two begins “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.”  But who were they?  We need to look back a chapter to find out!

Acts 1:13 lists the disciples gathered together, and then verse fourteen says “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”  So, not only was Mary present, but so were the other “women” – although even this picture does not show them!

How often is our view of what God is doing shaped by our social conditioning and pre-suppositions?  Let’s keep our minds open to the movement of God’s Spirit!!!  Pentecost is a time of excitement and a time for us to renew our vision of God’s almighty power!

Our scripture readings for this Pentecost Sunday will be Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, and John 15:26-27, and we will be singing the hymns Come Down O Love Divine, Spirit of God Unseen as the Wind, O Breath of Life Come Sweeping Through Us, and O God of Burning, Cleansing Flame!

It’s wonderful that we can again be together in person and share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s service is available here!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.  Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is in particular need of our prayers at this time.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Relief for Burma

Two weeks ago, Katie shared some of the needs of the people displaced by the fighting in Burma.  Many have had to flee their homes with only what they could carry, and are clustered along the border.

You can see that appeal here!

The All Saints Church Council has decided that the church should give THB 10,000 to support this work, and individuals are invited to add to the total themselves.

You can give by bank transfer to

Account Name: Iain Girvin Baxter
Bank: Krungsri Bank
Account Number: 7181-05586-5

The account is in my name but is controlled by our Treasurer, Arthur Mann, and I have no control over it to ensure transparency.  Please email Arthur at arthurmann@mcc.org to ensure your gift is correctly allocated.

You can also donate by PayPal via the All Saints website here!  Again, email Arthur so he knows to allocate the money correctly.

Meeting Time

For seven years All Saints main service was at 11 a.m.  Last August, we began meeting with the doors open due to Covid. The service was then moved to 10 a.m. as it was cooler.   With first the pollution and then the heat, we have retreated back into the air-conditioning, and some people have requested that the service move back to 11 a.m.

What do you think?  Speak to me or a Church Council 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!

Come Holy Spirit!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Ascended!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Ready to lead worship last Sunday

Dear Friends,

Our Sunday Eucharist this week will again be at 6 p.m. Thai time.  (Midday in the UK, 1 p.m. in Europe, and 7 a.m. on the US East Coast.)  Last week, Mark, Gene, and I, were in the church (with Christa who did the technical bit), and readers from around the world took part on Zoom, as did the rest of the congregation.

Use this link to join this Sunday at 6 p.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

This Sunday is Ascension Sunday and Mark will be preaching to us as I lead the worship.

What does the Ascension mean to you?  Anything?  Or is it just an odd passage at the end of the Gospels and the beginning of Acts? The Ascension tells us that Jesus is with us for ever!  He didn’t just rise from the dead but later die again as Lazarus did.  Instead he is both at God’s right hand interceding for us, and with us in the world as we live our daily lives.

This is Good News too!

Our scripture readings for the Ascension Sunday will be Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Luke 24:44-53, and we will be singing the hymns Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise, At the Name of Jesus, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Christ Be Our Light!

The liturgy can be downloaded here!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s service is available here!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain