Dearly Beloved in Christ
Loving greetings. Friends we are awaiting another period of reflection, celebration and rededications.
On Thursday October 2nd we will have our centre family conference focussed on the theme, “Family: Manifestation of God Experience”, at Coonoor Mar Thoma Church. Young one, middle aged and all age groups belong to the family. Everyone in the family must find a sense of belonging and recognise his/her significance. Everyone in the family must have a personal relationship with God and that must manifest within and outside the family. A family that manifests its God experience will immensely contribute in building up a healthy church, society and nation and in turn bring the Kingdom of God in to our earthly realm. The family conference scheduled on October 2nd and the Family Sunday planned for Sunday October 26th will certainly challenge us to live up to God’s expectations on family. Rev. Shibi Varghese and Rev. Dr. T.J. Thomas will lead us in these occasions.
The first week of October is celebrated as Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists Association week and October 5th as MTVEA Sunday. A Gospel convention is arranged from Friday October 3rd to Sunday October 5th. Rev. M.K. Jacob of Thadiyoor will be the main speaker. Let us pray, participate and be blessed by these meetings. May it turn out as an occasion for spiritual revival and renewal of life.
October 19th will be celebrated as Youth Sunday. I urge all parents to encourage their children in the age group of 13 to 35 to join in Yuvajanasakhyam and ensure their participation in church life. That would never be a loss.
Sunday, November 2nd is scheduled as Harvest Festival. Let us prepare in advance to make that Sunday a day of celebration, thanksgiving and expressing our gratitude to God almighty by joining the worship service and Holy Qurbana bringing one day’s income as a token of offering the first fruits of our labours and by joining in auction and love feast fellowship.
The second Sunday in November will be celebrated as the World Sunday School Day. Let us continue to encourage the Sunday School ministry by bringing our children regularly to Sunday School, encourage them to participate in their annual examinations, Samajam Birudhu examination and by dedicated and committed members coming forward as teachers.
The Interprayer Group Competitions are scheduled for Sunday November 30th from 3 p.m. All prayer group leaders kindly take the initiative to maker sure of your group participation. Bible Quiz will be based on Genesis Chapters 26 – 50. For the singing competition each group has to sing song 19 from 2014 Maramon Convention Geetangal and a Christian Devotional song of your choice.
The Coimbatore Mar Thoma Charitable Public Trust is currently supporting the rehabilitation of a stroke patient, a kidney transplanted patient and is planning to support the study of a B.Sc., Nursing student of our parish. Moreover, the parish is planning to construct homes for three homeless families of 412 sq.ft., each costing Rs. 4,94,400/-. May the Gracious Lord continue to lead us as a faith community and enable us to stand up for His Glory.
With Prayerful Regards
Your’s in Christ’s Service