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St. Peter’s Mar Thoma Church

Issue No.31

East Area London, UK

NEWS LETTER

Place of Worship St. Luke’s Church Baxter Road Ilford Essex IG1 2HN

Vicar: Rev. Vinoj Varghese 58 Cobham Road, Seven Kings Ilford IG3 9JP Phone: 020 8491 4049- 07825 988 500 Email: vinojachen@gmail.com

A Parish of The Mar Thoma Syrian Church in the Diocese of North America and Europe Member of the Churches Together in England Member of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Registered Charity No. 1123807

(For private circulation among members only)

http://www.marthomachurchlondon.com


Regular Programmes

Sunday school_ All Sundays after Worship Service. Youth League – meetings are held after Church Service on Sundays. Choir – practices are from 2.00 pm on all Sundays. Sevika Sangham – meetings on First Sundays after Worship. Fasting Prayer _ 1st Saturday of every month in members house. Review of Activities

Diocesan Jubilee Thanksgiving Sunday was held on 7th July 2013 in relation to the Silver Jubilee of our diocese, a special order of service was conducted to thank God for all the blessings and guidance we received in the past decades. Sevikasangam Anniversary was conducted on 7th July 2013. Committee Retreat (Leaders Retreat) was held at St Luke’s church on 3rd August 2013 from 5pm to 9pm. We were blessed with the presence of Rev P. Mathew vicar of St. James church central London. Choir Sunday was celebrated on 4th August 2013 with special order of service as a dedication to bless the choir. After the service the choir specially sung melodious songs which made the day auspicious and pleasant.


FROM THE VICAR’S DESK Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings in our Saviours name. We are in the third quarter of this financial year and the grace of God continues to sustain and nourish us. As a parish let us be grateful to God for all the blessings received thus far. We have a host of special days and programs in this quarter. The harvest festival of our parish is a time of thanksgiving for all the goodness of God. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate and participate in the harvest festival, let me draw your attention to Deuteronomy 26.9 “He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.” As a token of our love and gratitude, we are reminded to offer our best, our first fruits to the Lord. Our kids have all resumed their new academic session after the summer break. Every opportunity to study is Godgiven and so I pray that all our children would make the best use of the opportunities available to grow in wisdom and knowledge and thus contribute to the wellbeing of the society. The purpose of education is twofold. One is to explore the hidden potentials that our kids have been blessed with and the other is to hone those skills and develop them so that our students are able to give their very best for the building up of a just society. The bible reminds us in Proverbs 1.7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. Education that begins and ends in God alone can be fruitful. Best wishes to our kids in this academic year. The Sevika sangham day falls on the 2nd Sunday of September and as a parish we thank God for all the services rendered by our women folk for the building up of the parish. Sevika sangham day is a time for thanksgiving and dedication. Thanking God for empowering our sisters to be active participants in the building up of the Kingdom. It is also a time to renew our commitment and submit ourselves to serve God in our family, church and society. As a church, it is the fellowship with God, God’s people and creation that adds meaning to our life. Our fellowship together is a time for personal growth and edification. I request all the members of this parish to actively and regularly participate in our worship services, prayer meetings and other parish and centre meetings. Let us not forget that we have all been transplanted by God in this country with a very specific purpose, to build and be built, to grow and let others grow and to bloom where we are planted. May the Good Lord strengthen us in our spiritual journey in this land. Yours in His service Vinoj Achen


Harvest Festival Date: 14th September 2013

Venue: All Saints Church Hall 76 Goodmayes Lane IC3 9QB

Time: 9AM onwards Please participate and contribute to make this event a great success

Cultural Festival Date: 19th October 2013 Venue: Fanshawe Hall Barnmead road RM95DX

Time: 9AM – 5PM If you wish to perform please contact the conveners Jimmy Jacob (07894081323) and Samson Abraham (07792853578)


JOINT PRAYER FELLOWSHIP JOINT PREYER MEETING ORGINISED BY EDAVAKA MISSION AT REJI THANKACHAN’S HOUSE ON 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 pm MESSAGE REV. GEORGE VARGHESE (DUBLIN)

SEVIKASANGHAM AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR EDUCATION WILL BE HELD ON: SUNDAY 08/09/2013 MESSAGE MRS PUSHPA J. PONAMADAM

ONE DAY FASTING PRAYER AND EVENING DHYANAYOGAM WILL BE ORGANISED BY SEVIKASANGHAM ON: SATURDAY 02/11/2013 AT ST. LUKES CHURCH FROM 11 AM TO 7.30 PM SPEAKER: EVG. SAJEEV DANIEL


CHURCH SERVICE SCHEDULE DATE

DAY

SERVICE/PRAYER

IMPORTANCE

SEPTEMBER 01/09/2013

Sunday

Divine Service-Malayalam

08/09/2013

Sunday

Holy Communion -Malayalam Sevika Sangham Day

15/09/2013 22/09/2013

Sunday Sunday

Holy Communion- English Divine Service - English

29/09/2013

Sunday

Divine Service-Malayalam

OCTOBER 06/10/2013

Sunday Holy Communion -Malayalam

13/10/2013

Sunday Divine Service – English

20/10/2013

Sunday

Holy Communion - English

27/10/2013

Sunday

Divine Service - Malayalam

NOVEMBER 03/11/2013

Sunday

Holy Communion - English

10/11/2013

Sunday

Divine Service – English

17/11/2013

Sunday

Holy Communion - Malayalam Family Sunday

24/11/2013

Sunday

Divine Service - Malayalam

World Sunday Day

MESSAGE BY:-


Epistle reading portions for Sunday worship DATE

DAY

ASSISTING

EPISTLE

FIRST READING

SECOND READING

SEPTEMBER 01/09/2013

Sunday

Eaby Baby Benoy K. Peter

08/09/2013

Sunday

Reji Thankachan 2 Tim. 1:1-10 Binu George

1 Sam. 1:20-28 Eph. 6:1-9 Elizabeth Abraham Aleena Cherian

15/09/2013

Sunday

Sajjin George Hansen Raj Suraj Alex Aneesh John

Joshua. 14:6-15 Eph. 6: 10-20

Sunday 22/09/2013 29/09/2013

Sunday

1 Cor. 1:1-9

Titus. 2:1-7 Eph.5:21-32

Alex Lukose Rom. 5:1-11 Reji Thankachan

Prov.4: 1-19 1 Cor. 2:1-9 Thomas M George Susamma Thomas

K.P Babukutty

Sally Babukutty

Gen.24:1-14 Jimmy Jacob

Heb. 13:1-6 Sarammma Jimmy

Ex.14:15-31 Rev. 7:9-17 Thomas Alexander Susan Alex

OCTOBER Sunday 06/10/2013

Sam p. George Eaby Baby

1Cor.9:16-23

2 Kings.7:3-9

Rinosh Oommen

Suraj Alex Rogin George

Acts.11:19-26

Binitha Rinosh

Sunday

2Cor.12:1-10

Ex. 4:1-17 Lisamma Baby

2Cor.4:7-18 Lisamma Baby

Sunday

1Tim.4:7-16

Eccl.12:1-8

Phil.3 :1-16 Anjalin George

13/10/2013 20/10/2013

Neil Abraham Rijo Koshy Sunday

Shekhar Ambekhar

Eph.3:14-21

Raju Paul Reji Thankachan

27/10/2013

Gen. 2:18-25 Acts.18:1-11 Samson Abraham Rachel Samson

NOVEMBER 03/11/2013

Sunday

2Tim.3:14-17

Binu George

Deut.6:4-25

Sajini Jhonny

Eph.5:1-10

Mathew Mathai

Kurian John 10/11/2013

Sunday

Eph.4:1-6

Sajjin George

Eze.37:15-24

Eph.2:11-22

Skaria George

Anu Thomas

Aneesh John 17/11/2013

24/11/2013

Sunday

Sunday

2.Cor.2:12-17

Mathew Mathai Roshan George Jimmy Jacob Eph.1:3-10 Reji Thankachan

1Corn.24:1-19

K. Jacob Mathews Zech.2:10-13

George Varghese

Rev.8:1-8

Seline Mathews Gal.4:3-10

Mariama George


Area programmes Romford, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath  Prayer Meetings Every Tuesday at 7.30 pm

Chelmsford Holy Communion Service  7th September 2013 at 4 pm Celebrant: Rev. P. Mathew, Vicar, St. James M. T. C. Central London  16th November at 4pm Prayer Meeting  18TH September at the residence of Varghese Mathew (Libu) at 6.30 pm  3rd October at the residence of Samson Abraham at 6.30 pm

Ilford  Prayer Meetings Every 1st and 3rd Fridays at 8.00 pm

Eastham  Prayer Meeting:

North London  Prayer Meeting:


NOVEMBER SEPTEMBER Date 1 3 4 6 6 10 12 14 17 22 24 25 29

Name Aleena Cherian Jhon M Jhon Sharon Cherian Elizabeth Abraham Chintu Eeapen Evan S Thomas Bindumole Binu Rogin G Varghese Rohit G Varghese Sharlotte Cherian Suja Alex Hannah M Pretty Melvin Thomas

Area Walthamstow Barnet Cambridge

Date 3 4 4 6 7 7 12 15 15

Chadwell Heath

Enfield

15 17 18 20

East Ham Southall Southall Cambridge Ilford Walthamstow East Ham

October Date 3 4 7 8 9 11 13 14 14

Name Kevin Samson Angel S. Regi Alan S. Abraham Rijo Koshy Anjalin G. Thomas Neha David Shibu Abraham Eaby Baby Shekhar Amekhar

18 19 20 22 22 22 28

Simmy Aji Anisha Jhon Sharon Sundar Jenson Mathews Charlotte Benoy Alexander Thomas Eben T Mathews

Area Chelmsford Romford East Ham Hainault East Ham Enfield East Ham Chigwell Chadwell Heath Cambridge Edmonton Liverpool Barking Dagenham Ilford Leytonstone

21 21 24 24 25 27

Name Bintha Rinosh Mathew Mathai Sajani Johny Valsamma Raju Shiny J. Mathew Aileen Manoj Jaya Thomas Molly Thampi K Jacob Mathews Selin Mathews Elsamma Joseph Joel B George Rinosh O Vanjipathra Siby George George Thomas M Cherian P Mathew Alan O Rinosh Prem Sunder Sam P George

Area Chadwell Heath Barkingside Chelmsford Chadwell Heath Chelmsford Goodmayes Chadwell Heath Enfield Barking Barking Cambridge East Ham Chadwell Heath London East Ham Cambridge Chadwell Heath Liverpool Newbury Park

Congratulations to Jensen Mathews and Deepthi Jensen (Barking) who are blessed with a baby boy on 25th August 2013


September Date Name

October Area

Date Name

5

Thomas M George East Ham & Susamma Thomas

19

5

Joy Thomas & Elsamma Jospeh

Cambridge

25

11

KP Babu & Sally Babu

Chadwell Heath

15

Cherian P Mathew & Deepa Cherian

Cambridge

15

Jimmy Jacob & Susamma Jimmy

Romford

Raju Paul& Valsamma Raju

Chadwell Heath

Alexander Thomas & Susan Alex

Ilford

Rinsoh Oommen & Binitha Rinosh

Chadwell Heath

21 25 30

Area

Reji Romford Thankachen & Lisamma Baby Samson Chelmsford Abraham & Rachel Samson

November Date

10 28

Name

Area

Skaria George & Anu Thomas

East Ham

George Varghese & Mariamma George

Southall

Hearty Greetings to all those who are celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries. May God Bless you in the New Year.

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