Advent!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


All is prepared!

POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Friends,


Christmas is almost upon us: this Sunday, 27th November, is Advent Sunday, and we will be joined by our All Saints Choristers from the Youth Charity Foundation. We will decorate the church following morning worship and this will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage where we will also decorate the Christmas tree!

Advent is a time for anticipation, preparation, and as we prepare our homes and our church for Christmas, we must also again prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ-child! So let us prepare ourselves, and rejoice that love is in the world!

Advent Potluck!

Decorating the Tree!


The readings for Advent Sunday will be Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44, and we will be singing O Come, O come Emmanuel; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; and Joy to the World!

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

Last Week’s Service

Highlights of last week’s service for The Transgender Day of Remembrance can be seen here!

The video ends with the reading of the names of those killed in the last twelve months because of their gender expression.

Advent and Christmas Events 

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Volunteers are still needed to help with setting-up, refreshments, etc.  Please see Chris Tananone.

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

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 Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

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

Remember!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Trans people and church members last year!

Dear Friends,


Our annual Season of Remembrance concludes with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Every year several hundred people are killed, often in the most brutal way, because of their gender expression.  Many are subject to extreme domestic violence and others are targeted by strangers. At a time when trans women themselves, are often portrayed as a threat to society in the western media, we need to stand in solidarity with this persecuted minority.

Of course, domestic violence is not limited to transwomen.  Many women of all sorts are subjected to the most terrible treatment, and we remember them too.

The bible readings for this Transgender Day of Remembrance will be Jeremiah 23:1-6, Galatians 3:23-29, and Matthew 5:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns Stand up stand up for Jesus; Lord, we make this cry for freedom; Beauty for Brokenness; and Let Us Build a House!

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

Last Week’s Service

Highlights of last week’s service for Remembrance Sunday can be seen here!  This includes the sermon, Last Post, and Two Minutes’ Silence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This Sunday, 20th November, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  We have a special service to remember all those who have been killed this year as a result of their gender or gender expression.  We will be joined by guests from MPlus – the Chiang Mai LGBT advocacy organisation.  All are welcome!

Advent Sunday!

Decorating the church!

Next Sunday, 27th November, is Advent Sunday, and we will be joined by our All Saints Choristers from the Youth Charity Foundation. We will decorate the church following morning worship and this will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage where we will also decorate the Christmas tree!

There is a sign-up sheet for the potluck at the back of the church!

Christmas Events – Coming Soon!

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Volunteers are still needed to help with setting-up, refreshments, etc.  Please see Chris Tananone.

Do I Stay Christian?

Our book study will continue from now until Christmas!

You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose.  Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for the last three months of 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

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 Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

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

Lest we Forget!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,


This week we mark Remembrance Day on Friday 11th November, and Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 13th November.

Remembrance Day began as Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War on the 11th November 1918 at 11 a.m. UK time.  (Midday Central European Time.)  Since then a minutes silence has been held each year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  At the end of the Second World War this became two minutes silence to commemorate the dead of the two world-wide conflicts. It has now become a time to remember all those killed in all subsequent wars and armed conflicts around the world, and to redouble our efforts to work for peace!

From the very beginning the two phrases associated with Remembrance Day are “Lest we forget” and “Never Again!”

This year I have been asked to officiate at the Remembrance Day observances at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery.  The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments at the Gymkhana Club.  All are welcome! Our observation of Remembrance Sunday at All Saints, will follow on Sunday 13th November, again beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The bible readings for this Remembrance Sunday will be Isaiah 2:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and Luke 21:5-19, and we will be singing the hymns O God our help in Ages Past, Abide with Me, Will Your Anchor Hold, and The Day Thou gavest Lord is Ended!

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

Last Week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon “What do you choose?”, can be seen here!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20th November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  We will have a special service to remember all those who have been killed this year as a result of their gender or gender expression.  We will be joined by guests from MPlus – the Chiang Mai LGBT advocacy organisation.  All are welcome!

Festival of Christmas Carols – Advanced Notice!

Please put this on your calendar.  Volunteers are needed for setting up, ushering, catering, etc.

Do I Stay Christian?

Our book study will continue from now until Christmas!

You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose.  Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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!

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 Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch



Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

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

November!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Season of Mists!

Dear Friends,


    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
    Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass

I didn’t study much poetry at school, and remember even less.  One poem which has stuck in my mind, however, is John Keats’ poem To Autumn, although the literary minded amongst you may realise that the second line I “remembered” is not part of Keats’ poem.  Mr Google tells me it is part of Lysander’s opening speech in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Whatever the case, November in the UK and northern hemisphere is a season of Autumn leaves, apple-bobbing, and the nights drawing in!

However, at All Saints, November is our Season of Remembrance!

It begins with All Saints Day when we remember and give thanks for Christians who have gone before us.  This is followed by Remembrance Day on 11th November, and Remembrance Sunday on 13th November. Then we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 20th November.

It is good to remember, and give thanks, but this must spur us on to create change so that war and injustice can cease, and finally these remembrances become remembrances of the distant past!

The bible readings for this Sunday will be Job 19:23-27, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38, and we will be singing the hymns Praise my Soul the King of Heaven; Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord); I am the Bread of Life; and Tell Out My Soul!

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

Last Week’s Service

Video of highlights of our Celebration of All Saints Day can then be seen here!

Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday

I have been asked to officiate at the Remembrance Day observances at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery on Friday 11th November.  The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments at the Gymkhana Club.  All are welcome!

Our observation of Remembrance Sunday at All Saints, will follow on Sunday 13th November, again beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20th November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  We will have a special service to remember all those who have been killed this year as a result of their gender or gender expression.  We will be joined by guests from MPlus – the Chiang Mai LGBT advocacy organisation.  All are welcome!

Festival of Christmas Carols – Advanced Notice!

Please put this on your calendar.  Volunteers are needed for setting up, ushering, catering, etc.

Do I Stay Christian?

Our book study will continue from now until Christmas!

You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’.

Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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 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


Chili Night 


Some of the group last week!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

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 Saints!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


We are All Saints!

POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Friends,


All Saints Day is when we remember that we are all saints – and also remember the Christian people who have gone before us as examples in the faith! We may remember our grandparents, that teacher at Sunday School, or that friend who was always there for us. As we hold our Celebration for All Saints Day this Sunday, we remember those who have gone before and rejoice that we are part of a community of love and care!

Some of the All Saints Choristers will also be with us, reminding us that we are a people of all ages from many different nations.  It will be a time of thanksgiving and praise! Our service will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage!

The scripture readings for this Sunday will be 2 Esdras 2:42-48, Hebrews 12:18-24, and Luke 6:20-31, and we will be singing the hymns For All the Saints; Bless the Lord Oh my Soul; Father, we love You; Sing with all the Saints in Glory; and O when the saints go marching in!  The choir will be singing Dear Lord and Father of Mankind!

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

Potluck – This Sunday!

Our All Saints Day Potluck will be held this Sunday, 30th October!!!!

Please bring food to share and 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.

Trip to Chiang Dao – Last Weekend!

Those of us who spent last weekend in Chiang Dao had a wonderful time of fun and fellowship!  Good meals, meaningful worship, and dam building!

Worshipping Together!

Sharing Dinner!

Hot springs and dam building!

Chiang Rai Wedding

After the hard work of the Choir Intensive, mum and I again joined with the Youth Charity Foundation for the wedding of a former student.  On Thursday we drove up to Chiang Rai with six kids in the campervan, and then joined the wedding festivities on Saturday morning!

We then drove on to Chiang Dao to take part in the church retreat.

Six happy passengers!

The happy bride at the YCF camp ground!

Breakfast at the YCF camp ground in Chiang Rai!

Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday

I have been asked to officiate at the Remembrance Day observances at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery on Friday 11th November.  The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at the Gymkhana Club.  All are welcome!

Our observation of Remembrance Sunday at All Saints, will follow on Sunday 13th November, again beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Do I Stay Christian?

Our book study will continue from now until Christmas! You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’. Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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 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


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will resume next Tuesday, 1st November!

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

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

Humble!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Rev. Peter Tarleton will be ministering this Sunday

Dear Friends,


Peter Tarleton will be preaching at All Saints this Sunday and it’s appropriate that the theme is humility for Peter is a humble man!  He has offered to preach and celebrate communion at what will probably be our smallest service of the year as most of us will be on retreat in Chiang Dao!

Last week we had one of the biggest attendances of 2022 as we were joined by all of the All Saints Choristers made up of children from the Youth Charity Foundation, but this week numbers will be much smaller.

Our Gospel reading tells the story of the boastful Pharisee and the humble, contrite, tax-collector.  It is the humble man who goes home right with God!  Peter will unpack this more on Sunday.

Meanwhile, thanks to all who made the Choir Intensive weekend such a great success!!!  The kids had a wonderful time!  The choir will also be singing what they have learned and composed at our Celebration of All Saints Day on Sunday 30th October!

The scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Ecclesiasticus 35:12-17, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, and Luke 18:9-14, and we will be singing the hymns Morning has Broken and Christ, Be Our Light!

This week’s service will not be on Zoom.

Last Week’s Choir Intensive Service

Video of the whole service is now available on here!

Thanks to all who made the whole weekend possible.

Joe leads the session!

Thanks to Paddy for being the most “active” participant, and thanks to mum for helping arrange so many practical things and the buying of all the drinks and snacks.


Off to lunch!


Mide leads!


Thanks to Kaew for being part of our choir team and providing such great leadership from the keyboard. Thanks to Denise for practical assistance – who would have thought you could cut pizza with scissors!!  Thanks to Pat and Julia for planning to help – I hope you are better Pat – have a good time in Malaysia! Thanks to Mark and Hannah for heading up the Child Protection procedures.  

And thanks to those who provided financial assistance to make all this possible – you know who you are!!!!

Finally, thanks to Joe and Mide for leading such a fantastic weekend!  Your teaching and energy is an inspiration – the kids loved you!

It was a wonderful three days!

All gathered together!

Thanks everybody!

Trip to Chiang Dao – This Weekend!

Our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao is this weekend from 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!

Rev. Peter Tarleton will be leading worship at All Saints for those who remain in Chiang Mai.  Please come along to support Peter if you are still in town!

Do I Stay Christian?

Our new book study will  continue for ten weeks from now until Christmas! You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’. Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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 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


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

There will be NO CHILI NIGHT this Tuesday, 25th October!  It will resume on Tuesday 1st November!
 

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

Sing Choir!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Our Choir at the Festival of Christmas Carols!

Dear Friends,


The weekend of our Choir Intensive has finally arrived!

Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  Please make sure that you have signed and returned your Child Protection Form.

Our Intensive will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday at the vicarage, and helpers should arrive at 9 am for the briefing.  We have five volunteers coming from the UK, plus All Saints volunteers, and YCF staff, along with 28 children! Everyone will have the opportunity to hear the choir at our Sunday morning service!  (You can bring snacks to donate for the kids on Sunday afternoon and Monday.)

The full schedule is:

Saturday

  9:30 – 11:30 Morning Session
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 14:30 Afternoon Session

Sunday

10:30 -11:30 Sunday Worship
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Afternoon Session

Monday

  9:30 – 11:30 Morning Session
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 14:30 Afternoon Session

In addition, the UK volunteers will be going up to YCF on Friday night for dinner to see the orphanage and meet the kids. It should be a wonderful fun-filled three days.  Thanks to those who have donated to cover expenses!

The choir will also be singing what they have learned and composed at our Celebration of All Saints Day on Sunday 30th October!

The scripture readings for this Sunday will be from Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns At the Name of Jesus; Will you come and Follow Me?; King of Kings, Majesty; and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!  The Choir will be singing Above All!

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

Last Week’s Sermon

Video of the Bible Readings and Sermon for the last Sunday, “God acts God’s way!” is now available here.  The video includes prayers for the children and families killed in the Thai school shooting.

Trip to Chiang Dao – Next Weekend!

Our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao is 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!

Rev. Peter Tarleton will be leading worship at All Saints for those who remain in Chiang Mai.  Please come along to support Peter if you are still in town!

Do I Stay Christian?

Our new book study will  continue for ten weeks from now until Christmas!

You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose (Next week at Green O’Clock as Bella Goose is closed!) or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’.

Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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 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


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

There will be NO CHILI NIGHT this Tuesday, 18th October!  It will resume on Tuesday 1st November!
 

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

Christian?


Our new study book!

Dear Friends,


Last Sunday we had a wonderful celebration of harvest at the Youth Charity Foundation.  (Photos and video below)

This week we begin our new study series looking at Brian McLaren’s book Do I Stay Christian?  It is a challenging read as McLaren addresses in public the powerful question that surprising numbers of people―including pastors, priests, and other religious leaders―are asking in private. 

Do I Stay Christian? is not McLaren’s attempt to persuade Christians to dig in their heels or run for the exit. Instead, he combines his own experience with that of thousands of people who have confided in him over the years to help readers make a responsible, honest, ethical decision about their religious identity.

Join us if you can at midday on Tuesdays at Bella Goose, or Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Crawford’s.

I shall be away this Sunday performing a baptism near Bangkok, and Mark will be leading the worship at All Saints.  The following week we have our Choir Intensive and then the week after at we have our Chiang Dao Retreat.  These are busy, but good, times!

The scripture readings for this Sunday will be from 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19, and we will be singing the hymns Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise; Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart; O Christ the Healer; and Great is Thy Faithfulness!

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

Last week’s Harvest Festival

We had a wonderful celebration at the Youth Charity Foundation!  The children enjoyed the singing and the lunch – as did we all!

Our wonderful Choir!
Adjan Fah translating my sermon
Singing together!
Mark reads the Gospel!
Beautiful Worship!

Video of our Harvest Festival is available here!

Do I Stay Christian?

Our new book study will  continue for ten weeks from now until Christmas! You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose or Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Crawfords’. Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times 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 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

October Choir Intensive! – Next Weekend!

Cassi and Joe
We will be having our first ever choir intensive for the children of the Youth Charity Foundation from Friday 14th to Monday 17th 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 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

Our third church weekend at The Nest in Chiang Dao is 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!

Rev. Peter Tarleton will be leading worship at All Saints for those who remain in Chiang Mai.

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next Tuesday, but there will be NO CHILI NIGHT on Tuesday 18th October! Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

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

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