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Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar Kuwait Parish (Since 1963)

Parish Bulletin, March 2012, Issue – III 49th Year of LIGHTED to LIGHTEN Service in Kuwait " Thanks be unto God for His wonderful gift: Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is the object of our faith; the only faith that saves is faith in Him."

Kudumbha Sangamam 2012... a grand success Held on Saturday 25th February @ I.C.S. Jleeb Al Shyoukh

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KUDUMBHA SANGAMAM – 2012 The Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish very much enthusiastically and successfully completed their 10th Parish Festival at the Indian Central School, Abbassiya. The climate was not favorable, but the participation of the members as well as the well-wishers of Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish, were very high. Literally none of the participants left the Indian central School premises from the inauguration ceremony till the last item that was the prayer and benediction. The high light of the inaugural ceremony was a beautiful and energetic presentation performed by Kuwait Mar Thoma Sunday School Students. The inaugural function was presiding by the Vice President of the Parish, Adv. John Thomas. Senior member of the Parish, Mr. Thomas Mathew was leading the opening prayer. General Convener, Mr. Shibu Thomas Pullampallil welcomed the gathering. Indian Central School Principal Mrs. Santha Mariyam James addressed the audience by underlining the importance of family union. The Chaplain of Vellore Christian College, Dr. Sunny Philip inaugurated the function, as well as the chief guests in the Dias had lighted the traditional lamp. Mrs. Darly Varghese, the Joint Convener made the Vote of thanks for the inaugural function. Main highlight of this year's Parish Festival was the ganamela by the famous playback singer Mr. K G Markose. Parish members enjoyed variety entertainment programs such as Katha Prasangam, Instrumental Music Fusion, Munshi, Flash mob, etc. while kids were delighted with face painting and games. Several food counters were arranged including Tattu Kada. The following prayer groups had arranged the stalls to support these historical events to a grant success. The Ebenezer prayer group with their specially homemade Corn cups and St. Peter’s prayer group with their special Idiayappam and Egg, Coffee and tea was prepared by the St. John’s prayer group and Horeb prayer group presented their special burger King and coke. The Bethany Prayer group was responsible for the arrangements of the stalls like the bedsheets, covers. The Nadan Thattu Kada that offered Kumbalappam, iIlayappam, Kozhakkatta & Kapplandi was prepared by the Sehion Prayer group. For plant lovers a separate counter was arranged by Bethlehem Prayer group with variety of plants and flowers. Peniel prayer group and Logos Prayer group had also put up a splendid thattukada. Along with the various prayer groups the Yuvajana Sakhyam and the Sevika Sanghom presented their nadan vibhvangal. The sale for Maramon CDs was done by the yuvajan sakhyam. The organizers had made timely decision to change the venue of the cultural programs from the outdoor to indoor to enjoy the parishioners in the midst of the unexpected rain throughout the day.


The bad weather did not drive away the people from the grounds. There was a good crowd till the programs ended. Once again this also proves the unity and strength of Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish. The closing prayer and the benediction were performed by one of the senior most members of Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish, Mr. P. M. Cherian. Mr. Philip Varghese and Ms. Ancy Acham were the presenters for the event.

A BIG THANK YOU We would like to take this opportunity to thank Almighty Lord for enabling us to conduct the mega event-Parish FestivalKudumbha Sangamam 2012 of Kuwait Mar Thomas Parish on 25 February 2012.we are glad to mention that it was a grand success due to the wholehearted support of all the parishioners, all Officials, Conveners, coordinators, organizations, chain prayer members, Sevika Sanghom Members and the prayer groups. A special thanks to Sri. K. G. Markose, it was beyond any expectations, literally a breathtaking and mind-blowing performance. We would like to place on record your support and prayers for our Parish. May the blessing of Lord Jesus Christ be upon you all. Once again on behalf of Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish Kudumbha Sangamam 2012 committee we extend " A BIG THANK YOU " to each and every one, who directly or indirectly made this mega event a big success..

Greetings Greetings to all Parish members who are celebrating their birthday and wedding anniversary.Thanksgiving prayer will be held during the services

Condolences Kuwait Mar Thoma Parish expresses heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members on the sad demise of their beloved ones. May God’s care strengthen and comfort them.

Regular Programmes Sunday School: Friday 3:15 pm to 5:15 PM at Marina Hall Yuvajana Sakhyam: All Saturdays, except 2nd Saturday at 7:30 pm. Choir: All Saturdays-Junior Choir & Senior Choir - 7pm Sevika Sanghom: All Saturdays - Abbassiya at 5 pm, City at 4:30 pm, All Tuesdays - Salmiya at 5pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays – Riggai at 5 pm. Edavaka Mission: Fellowship meetings on all Thursdays 7:15pm at Rythum Hall, Abbassiya. Cottage fellowship on 1st & 3rd Thursdays at Salmiya.


Schedule - March 2012 1 - Thur.

7.15 pm

Edav. Mission Prayer

Rhythm Hall

2 - Friday

6.30 am 3.15 pm

Fasting Prayer Sunday School

Marina Hall

8 - Thur.

7.15 pm

Edav. Mission Prayer

Rhythm Hall

9 - Friday

6.30 am 3.15 pm

Divine Worship Sunday School

Marina Hall

15 - Thur.

7.15 pm

Edav. Mission Prayer

Rhythm Hall

16 - Friday

6.30 am 3.15 pm

Fasting Prayer Sunday School

Marina Hall

22 - Thur.

7.15 pm

Edav. Mission Prayer

Rhythm Hall

23 - Friday

6.30 am 3.15 pm

Divine Worship Sunday School

Marina Hall

29 - Thur.

7.15 pm

Edav. Mission Prayer

Rhythm Hall

30 - Friday

6.30 am 3.15 pm

Witnessing Day Sunday School

Marina Hall

Lectionary - March 2012 Title

1st Lesson

2nd Lesson

nd

Jesus who absolves our Sin (3rd Sunday in Lent)(Song 175)

Isa. 1:1-20

1John.1:5-2:6

th

The Zeal of Faith (4th Sunday in Lent)(Song 215)

Isa. 45:1-8

Acts.16:6-15

th

Restoration through Worship (5th Sunday in Lent)(Song 63)

Isa.59:9-21

Rom.8:31-39

Annunciation to Virgin Mary Messiah: Fulfillment of the promise (36th Sunday)(Song 39)

Isa. 42:1-9

Acts. 16:19-34

40th Friday -Victory over Temptation through the Word of God(Song 238)

Num.21:4-9

1Cor.1:18-31

Date 2

9 16

rd

23

th

30


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