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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 1


PARISH MANAGING COMMITTEE 2013 Vicar/ President Associate Vicar/ VP Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Accountant Lay Leader-Malayalam Lay Leader-English Mandalam Member Assembly Member Assembly Member Area 1 Representative Area 2 Representative Area 3 Representative Area 4 Representative Area 5 Representative Area 6 Representative Area 7 Representative Area 8 Representative Area 9 Representative Area 10 Representative Area 11 Representative Area 12 Representative Sunday School Youth Fellowship Yuvajana Sakhyam Sevika Sanghom Edavaka Mission Choir

Rev. Daniel Thomas Rev. Biju P. Simon Dr. M. V. Mathew Mr. Monish K. John Mr. Achenkunju Mathew Mr. Sam George Mr. Abraham K. Abraham Mr. Teji Thomas Mrs. Mariamma Pillai Mr. Leboy Thoppil Mr. Mathew M Mathai Mr. Thomas M. Thomas Mr. Moncy. T. Chacko Mr. Abraham Varughese Mr. Saji John Mr. Mathew Chandy Mr. Abraham George Mr. Jacob C. Mathew Mr. Shibu David Mr. Mathews Abraham Mr. Iype George Dr. Joe M. George Mr. Thomas T. Jacob Mr. Joe Thomas Mr. Sarun Thundiyil Mrs. Sunina Moncy Chacko Mrs. Aney Abraham Mr. Abraham Philip Mr. Kuruvilla P. Samuel

847-803-4933 847-749-8779 847-836-5883 302-607-3240 847-912-2578 847-466-5032 847-824-7615 818-445-4790 847-635-3099 224-381-9484 847-903-6670 773-774-5504 847-791-1670 847-677-4107 847-390-8283 847-827-1985 847-693-1882 847-757-8796 847-420-8846 847-548-6473 630-289-3076 224-381-2174 262-886-8658 815-838-7452 847-324-3019 847-679-9238 847-809-3171 847-290-8189 847-367-6885

OTHER ELECTED MEMBERS Lay Leader - Malayalam Lay Leader - English Auditor Auditor

Mr. Jacob Thomas Mr. Jobin Mathew George Mr. Varghese Adichithara Mr. Shani Abraham

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773-761-6941 847-518-0074 847-699-0110 224-223-6095


FROM THE VICAR’S DESK Dearly Beloved in Christ, “Greetings to you all in the name of the resurrected Christ. “ I appreciate the wholehearted support by the parishioners for the lent prayer and thank the Edavaka Mission members of our pariah for the arrangements. The fellowship we experienced during the lent prayer and during the Passion Week is very much appreciable. Christ, who was resurrected for us promises his peace and presence to the church. His disciples were filled with His peace when they were in fear. Christ showed his wounded hands which explains the transparency in His life and he breathed on them and gave them the power of the Holy Spirit. Finally, he authorized them the responsibility to preach the word of God -being the mission of the church. Let the resurrection experience strengthen us to go forward with more confidence in our Mission. The new Executive committee has taken charge and I wish them the best during their tenure. I also thank the 2012 Executive committee and its office bearers for their dedicated service to the church. The second week of April is very important in our parish calendar. The Diocesan Assembly and the Clergy conference is being hosted by our parish. The Mid West region of our Diocese is having its Jubilee Inauguration ceremony at our Parish on April 12th Friday at 5.30 p.m. onwards. Our Diocesan Episcopa will preside over the meeting and Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilos Suffragan Metropolitan will be the chief Guest for the Jubilee Celebrations. I request the prayerful participation of all the parish members in the regional Jubilee celebration. I would like to bring an important matter to the members of our parish. The Chicago Mar Thoma Family is going through a tough period. We are here in this land for the last 40 years and we have more than 320 families in our roll. These days we struggle to pay the utility bills as we are running the Parish with a negative balance. If all the parishioners pay their subscription regularly we can go forward smoothly. The 2013 Executive Committee is planning to visit or meet all the parish members to take a pledge in this regard. As the Vicar of the Parish, I humbly request all the members to respond to this need positively. Wish you all a Blessed Spring Season, Yours in Christ, Your Daniel Achen

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FROM THE ASSOCIATE VICAR / YOUTH CHAPLAIN’S DESK “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ opens to us a new hope and vision for our lives. When I visited the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign last month, I had the privilege of meeting many college students from our Church. During the meeting we discussed about the temptations Jesus faced after 40 days of fasting in the wilderness from the Gospel of Mathew Ch. 4. The challenges that Jesus faced two thousand years ago may be different but temptations take the same principle of deceiving our younger generations in this day and age. In order for us to face the challenges of our lives we need to develop three important aspects in our lives. Foremost among this is the desire for every youth member to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Secondly it is to how creatively and meaningfully Youths can connect their salvation experience to the local parish that they belong to because to make a commitment towards Jesus Christ also calls for witnessing in the local context. Thirdly, keep our spiritual nourishment through developing a disciplined life of prayer, regular study of the word of God, and also participation in corporate spiritual activities such as worship, youth fellowship meetings and so on. These are not easy tasks to achieve but St. Paul says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” May God bless all of us especially our younger generation in Chicago to live out the message of resurrection in their daily lives. I want to bring to your notice some events related to Youth Fellowship happening in our church in the months of April 2013 and May 2013. Here are the highlights (tentative dates): April 2, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 6, 2013 April 7, 2013 April 9, 2013 April 14, 2013 April 16, 2013 April 19, 2013 April 23, 2013 April 27, 2013 May 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 7, 2013 May11, 2013 May 17, 2013 May 18, 2013 May 24, 2013 May 25, 2013

Campus Visit - Loyola University Ignite Bible Study Large Group at Church Area Based Bible Study – Area 1&2 Faith and practice SS class Campus Visit – Illinois Institute of Technology Faith and practice class Campus Visit – De Paul University Ignite Bible Study Large Group Campus Visit –Urbana Champaign (University of Illinois) Area Based Youth Bible Study- Area 6, 7 & 8 Campus Visit – Oakton College Area Bible Study Campus Visit – Triton College Pre- College Seminar Area Based Bible Study- Area 4&5 Annual Sunday school Competitions Area Based Bible Study – Area 9&12 Young Families Fellowship

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 On request Youth Chaplain is available for pastoral care & counseling. Yours in Christ’s ministry, Rev. Biju P. Simon

WORSHIP SCHEDULE & LECTIONARY

APRIL Day

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Schedule

Lectionary

07:00 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

New Sunday-From Doubt to Faith (1st Sunday after Easter)

08.50 a.m. Sunday School

Lessons Zeph.3:14-20 Jam.1:1-8

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

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Epistle-Gospel 1Thess.1:3-10 St.John.20:19-29

07:00 a.m. Holy Communion in English Diocesan Silver Jubilee – Combined Mid-West Regional Service 07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

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08.50 a.m. Sunday School

Christ the Fellow Easter) Lessons Gen.5:18-24 Acts.11:19-26

traveler (2nd Sunday after Epistle-Gospel Gal.1:6-10 St.Luke.24:13-32

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam Good News to those who gone afar (3rd Sunday after Easter)

07:00 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam 21

Lessons Gen.3:1-14 2Tim.4:9-18

08.50 a.m. Sunday School

Epistle-Gospel 1Tim.1:12-17 St.John.21:1-14

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English 28

08.50 a.m. Sunday School

Lord’s Commission for ever (4th Sunday after Easter) Lessons Num.11:23-30 Acts.8:25-40

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

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Epistle-Gospel 1Pet.5:1-11 St.John.21:15-17


MAY Day

Schedule

Lectionary These my least ones-Metropolitan’s Fund (5th Sunday after Easter)

5

08.00 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons Deut.24:14-21 Acts.4:32-37

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

12

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

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The Church that has to watch upon to receive power Lessons Isa.40:25-31 Acts.1:1-8

Epistle-Gospel Acts.1:12-14 St.John.14:25-31

The Feast of Pentecost: Holy spirit: One among Trinity (50th Day after Easter)

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam 19

Epistle-Gospel 2Cor.8:1-9 St.Mat.25:31-40

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons Gen.2:1-15 Acts.2:1-11

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

Trinity Sunday: Holy Trinity(1st Sunday after Pentecost) Sacred Music Day

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Lessons Gen.18:1-15 Eph.1:1-14

Epistle-Gospel Gal.5:16-24 St.John.16:5-15

Epistle-Gospel 2Cor.13:11-14 St.John.1:12-18

JUNE Day

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Schedule

Lectionary

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Student Sunday-God the Source of Wisdom(Clergy Sunday Offertory)

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons Prov.2:1-12 Jam.3:13-18

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Epistle-Gospel Rom.11:33-36 St.Luke.2:41-52


PRAYER MEETINGS APRIL DATE

NAME & ADDRESS

TIME

AREA

Apr, 6th Saturday

Mr. A.V. Mathew 1644 Barberry Ln, Mount Prospect, IL

6.30 p.m.

7

Apr, 7th Sunday

Mr. George Oommen 6948 N. Kilbourn Ave. Lincolnwood, IL

7.00 p.m.

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Apr, 19th Friday

Mr. Teji Thomas 10469 Dearlove Road, Apt.2A, Glenview, IL

7.00 p.m.

5

6.30

1-12

Prayer will be held at Church Apr 20th Saturday

Combined Prayer Meeting

Apr, 27th Saturday

Mr. Ninan Varghese 9362 Margail Ct. Des Plaines, IL

6.30 p.m.

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Apr, 28th Sunday

Mr. Koshy Varghese (Shaji) 1121 Juniper Ln, Mount Prospect, IL

6.30 p.m.

7

PRAYER MEETINGS MAY DATE

May, 3rd Friday May, 4th Saturday May, 11th Saturday

NAME & ADDRESS

TIME

Mr. Thomas Mammen 3427 94th St. Sturtevant, WI

6.30 p.m.

Mr. Rajan Cherian 18826 Westwood Pl, Lake Villa, IL 60046

6.30 p.m.

Combined Prayer Meeting

6.30 p.m.

May 12th Sunday

Mr. Geevarghese K. Varghese 700 Albany Ln, Des Plaines, IL

6.30 p.m.

May 31st Friday

Mr. Monish K. John 1547 Johnson Dr. Apt 612, Buffalo Grove, IL

7.00 p.m.

Prayer will be held at Church

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AREA

12

9

1-12

7

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MID-WEST REGION DIOCESAN SILVER JUBILEE The mid-west region diocesan silver jubilee celebration will be held at our Church on April 12th Friday. The celebration begins with fellowship dinner starting at 05.00 p.m. The silver jubilee meeting will start at 06.30 p.m. Chief Guest: Rt. Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan. Presided By: Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Around 60 Achens and all the Assembly Members of Diocese will add to the rich presence. Members of Mid-west region MTC will join the celebrations. Our Vicar & the Regional convener Daniel achen is leading the planning efforts. Please join the celebration.

DIOCESAN CLERGY & ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE Our Parish is hosting the 2013 Diocesan Clergy & Assembly conference which will be held from April 11th through April 13th. Please uphold the meetings with prayers. All the Achens will be stating at the residence of our members. Parish appreciates all the support from beloved members.

SUNDAY SCHOOL April 14th April 21st & 28th May 5th May 18th May 18th

- Sunday school Exam II - Diocesan Exam review - Diocesan exam - All day Sunday School Competitions - Last day to register for 2013 VBS; (late fees applies from May 19th )

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP IGNITE Spring Session: Will be held at Church on April 5th and 19th at 7.00 p.m. Youth Fellowship Mission Outreach Project: Dates to be determined. Pre-College Seminar: On May 11th, 2013. Please look at Youth Chaplains schedule for Area Bible study and Campus Visit information. 8


YUVAJANA SAKHYAM Yuvajana Sakhyam is celebrating the Silver Jubilee in year 2013. As part of the jubilee following programs are scheduled for the month of April and May 2013. A 25 hour jubilee chain prayer will start on Thursday April 4th at 7.00 p.m. through teleconference and will end at 8.00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th at Church. If you desire to participate in this chain prayer, please contact convener Mrs. Accamma Jacob (Shobha) or Secretary Mrs. Sunina Moncy Chacko. Blood Donation Camp: There will be a blood donation drive on April 27th. Mr. Vinod Varughese will help with registration and all details.

SEVIKA SANGAM Sevika Sanghom and Edavaka Mission - Bible Study for April & May 2013 April 3rd -At the residence of Mr. Benoy & Mrs. Leena Cherian 13119 West Wakefield Dr. Beach Park , IL April 17th -At the residence of Mr. Mathew P Chandy & Mrs. Jessy (Georgekutty) 753 Meadow Drive, Des Plaines, IL April 24th -At the residence of Mr. Oommen & Mrs. Mini Oommen 1006 E Alder Ave, Mount Prospect, IL May 1st -At the residence of Mr. Mathew & Mrs. Sali Varghese 4420 N. Bobolink Trl, Grayslake, IL May 8th -At the residence of Mr. George & Mrs. Santha Mathew 8112 East Prairie, Skokie, IL May 15th -At the residence of Mr. & Mrs. N. M. Philip 755 Meadow Dr, Des Plaines, IL May 22nd -At the residence of Abraham and Annamma Koshy 1345 Miami Lane, Des Plaines, IL Combined Sevika Sanghom Fellowship- On April 20th - Saturday - from 10.00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at the residence of Mrs. Aney Abraham, 519 Huber Lane, Glenview IL. The meeting will have cooking class and fellowship lunch.

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EDAVAKA MISSION Combined Prayer Meeting of all Areas will be held on: April 20th, 2013 and May 11th, 2013 at 6.30 p.m. The prayer meeting will be held at Church.

BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS – APRIL Riya Rachel Mathews

1

13

1

Jocelyn Rachel Varghese Manisha P Kurian

Shanu G. Mathew Aleyamma David

1

Suresh Adichithara

13

Saramma Sleeba

1

Mariamma Kurien

13

A.K. Varghese

1

Elizabeth Abraham

14

Merlyn Maria Manoj

2

John K. Kurikesu

14

Mathai Abraham

2

Mammen Mathew

14

Cherian S. Thomas

2

Abraham C. Thomas

14

Feba M Varghese

3

Mariamma P. Thomas

14

Jeeva C Varghese

3

Blessen T. Jacob

15

Lena Ann Daniel

3

Briana Mathew

15

Mathew P Mathai

3

Christy Varghese

15

Isaac Mathew Abraham

4

Molly P. Chacko

15

Jayden Mathew Sunny

4

Jeji Mathews

15

Roshan George

4

Marykutty Philipose

15

Shelly A Shibu

4

John K. Thomas

15

Vinesha George

4

P.A. Philipose

16

Salilaja Mathew

4

Reshma Susan Thoma

17

Robin K Roy

5

Mathew P. Chandy

17

Jincy C Jinu

5

Zachariah Edamala

17

Monish K John

5

Abigail Mathew

18

Jacob Mathews Varghese Jessica A. Thomas

6

Andrew Philipose

18

6

Joel Mathew

18

Maria Jose Koleth

6

Roshan C. Samuel

18

Juby Joseph

6

Sindu Parakunnel John

18

10

13


Divya Varkey

7

Alby Joji Abraham

19

Febin M Varghese

7

Angel Maria Teji

19

Nathan Abraham Joseph Oommen Thomas

7

Philip Abraham

19

7

Reni Blesson George

19

Nathan. S Thomas

8

Steve J. Chacko

20

Joshua Kurien Jacob

8

Sheela George

20

John Joseph

8

George K. Mathai

20

Geogy Thomas

8

Blessy Mathew

20

Lovely Varghese

8

Omana Thomas

20

Ben T. Jacob

9

Anitha M. Koshy

21

Namitha E Abraham

9

Nisha Ann Varghese

21

Johny Chacko

9

Mary K. Joseph

21

Susy K. Samuel

9

Sunina Moncy Chacko

21

Alice Cherian

10

Jesty Chacko

22

Yohannan Mathai

10

P. T. Geevarghese

22

Tiju Mathews

10

Sherwin M. Varghese

22

Jisha R. Varughese

12

Rachel Cherian

22

Kiran Manappurathu Mathew Cora Abraham

12

Mollamma Shaji

22

12

Ashil Royce

23

Sheeja T. George

12

Neha Elizabeth Cherian

23

Saramma Mathew

12

Annamma V. Mathew

23

Sibi Mathew

12

Sunil Mathew

23

Ponnamma Samuel

23

Abgail S. Kurien

28

Saramma Thomas

23

Ashley Chacko

28

Mathai N. Varghese

23

Rakhi Shibu David

28

Sheeba Varughese

23

Sujatha M. Abraham

28

Manoj Thomas

24

Orathu C. Chacko

28

Abraham Mathai

24

Sosamma George

28

Alina Varghese

25

28

Cia M. Mathew

25

Georgina Mary Mathews Isaac Parampottil

Iype Thomas

25

Joseph Skariya

28

Lovely Jacob

25

Jobin Mathew George

29

Bindu Abraham

26

A. V. Mathew

29

Jinil Joseph

26

L. M. Mathew

29

11

28


Joel G. Thomas

27

Mary Sunny

29

Saleena Kuruvilla

27

George V. Cherian

30

Abel C. Thomas

28

BIRTHDAYS - MAY Chacko V. George

1

Benoy Cherian

12

Biju P Simon

1

Accamma Jacob

12

Sam M. Thomas

1

Susan V. Samuel

13

Marwin M. Varghese

2

Ashley Thomas

14

Mathai P. Mathai

2

Joanna Joseph

14

Samuel P. Mathew

2

Shani Abraham

14

Kunjamma Thomas

2

Aleyamma Chacko

14

Alicia Chacko

3

Jiji Varughese

14

Bindu Ann Jacob

3

Layla Marie Chacko

15

Sosamma Mathaikutty

3

Melwin Solomon Rajan

15

Aleyamma Mathew

3

Sheena A. John

15

Royce Mathews

3

Samuel T. Alex

15

Arphy T Roy

4

Shibu M. David

15

Susan Sarish Sunny

4

Aniyan Varghese

15

Aleyamma Thomas

4

16

Mariam Varghese

4

Nickolas Vadakkadathu Mathews Rachel Salomi Mathews

Aneeta Johnson

5

Moncy T. Chacko

16

Sujith Issac Sajan

6

Roy K Cherian

16

Mathew Eapen

6

Nisha S George

16

Koshy K. Mathai

6

Elise Grace Cherian

17

Abin Jomy

7

Leah E. George

17

Ashlin Sera Monish

7

Joseph Chacko

17

Leah Ann Mathew

7

Saramma Joseph

17

Manoj Khandekar

7

Beena Samuel

17

Gracy Jacob

7

Alona M. George

18

George Varughese

7

Selena Susan Mathews

18

Mariamma Mathew

8

Suma G Abraham

18

Micha Sanjay Varghese

8

Issac George

18

Annamma P. Adichithara

8

Prince P Mathew

18

12

16


Saji John

8

Melville Nickerson

18

Santha Mathew

8

Leelamma Philip

18

Rubin Mathew Thomas

9

Sosamma Thomas

18

Megha Jacob

9

Anisha Philipose

19

Terin Chacko

9

Sarah M. Kuruvilla

19

Bigi P Kurian

9

Philip Abraham

19

Rebecca Mathew

9

Bryan C. Thomas

20

9

Sikka Merrin Philip

Lijin Varghese

20

Ashwin J. John

10

Susan John

20

Sherin S. Thomas

10

Susamma Manoj

20

Sherina M. Mathew

10

Mathai N Mathai

20

Rachel Alexander

10

Shibu Ninan

20

Jessy Roy Edamon, Punalur Susamma George

10

Anitha Prince

20

10

Lalu Thomas

20

Saramma Mammen

10

Koshy Varghese

20

Yohannan Mathew

10

Akhila Joji Abraham

21

Shibi Monish

11

Sherin George

21

George V Varghese

11

Shiny Mariam Philipose

21

Sinu Cherian

21

Sophie Rajan

28

Abraham V. George

21

Sally Royce

28

Shibu Koshy

21

Liji Shibu

28

Anitha A. Mathew

21

Rima Zachariah

28

Chandy. K. Samuel

21

Ambuji M. David

29

Jincy Abraham

22

Blesson George

29

Sherly Daniel

22

John Mathew

29

Rachel George

22

Asha P. Sam

29

Elizabeth S. Mathew

22

29

Kunjumol Thomas

22

Johnson Thomas Thekkeveettil Sam Thundiyil

Mathew V. Varughese

22

Sheela

30

Austin Joel Koshy

23

Aleyamma Abraham

30

Subil A.Thomas

23

Karen A. Joseph

30

Reji Varghese

23

Mini V. Abraham

30

Rosamma Chacko

24

Mathew K. George

30

Liza John

24

Sajan P Issac

30

Annamma Johnson

24

Roy John

30

13

29


Valsamma Mathai

24

Varghese Jose

30

Bijoy S. Thomas

25

Cecil O. Joseph

30

Bijoy S. Thomas

25

Santhosh Paul Joseph

30

Shebin K Shibu

25

Daisamma Koshy

30

Elsy Abraham

25

Rincy John Kurian

30

Susan Chacko

25

Susan Mathew

30

Mariamma Abraham Jacob Elizabeth John

25

Anie Mohan

30

25

Mariamma Mohan

30

Mariamma Koshy

25

Daniel Philip

30

Mini Mathews

25

Aleykutty Thomas

30

Jessymol Varghese

25

Prince Thomas

30

Alan Varghese

26

Koshy Varghese

30

Elliot Blake Mathew

26

Mathew Varghese

30

Jaimy Issac

26

Susan Varghese

30

Mary Daniel

26

Sunu Thomas

31

Mathew V. Idicula

26

Anu Eapen

31

Jitty S Sujai

26

Jessy Kurian Rincy

31

Mathews Abraham

27

Shiny Shibu

31

Shijy Alex

27

Annamma Thomas

31

Mariamma Koshy

27

Siji Varghese

31

Soozy Mathew

27

Rosamma Varkey

31

Praveen Thomas

27

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES ANNIVERSARIES APRIL Mr. and Mrs. George N. Mathai

3

Mr. and Mrs. Mobi Abraham

23

Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Mathew

5

Mr. and Mrs. Rajan John

23

Mr. and Mrs. Sam George

7

Mr. and Mrs. Benoy Cherian

24

Mr. and Mrs. Shibu Koshy

9

Mr. and Mrs. Jinu C Thomas

25

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thomas

12

Dr. and Mrs. Joe Mathew George

25

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Kurikesu

17

Mr. and Mrs. John Mathew

25

Mr. and Mrs. Sijin Mathew

17

Mr. and Mrs. Moncy T. Chacko

25

Mr. and Mrs. Liju Jacob

19

Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Varghese

26

Rev. and Mrs. V.T. John

20

Mr. and Mrs. Yesudasan P. George

26

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Mr. and Mrs. Varghese V. Ninan

20

Mr. and Mrs. K.George Chacko

21

Dr. and Mrs. Varghese Saji Mathew

29

ANNIVERSARIES MAY Mr. and Mrs. Pallathu J. Mathai

2

Mr and Mrs. Varghese V. Cherian

21

Mr. and Mrs. Teji Thomas

2

Mr. and Mrs. John Kurien

22

Dr. and Mrs. Anil Cherian

6

Mr and Mrs. M M Mammen

22

Mr. and Mrs. Vinod M. Varughese Mr. and Mrs. Abraham V. George

7

Mr. and Mrs. John Koshy

23

9

Mr. and Mrs. Cherian P John

24

Mr. and Mrs. John Kuruvilla

9

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Varghese

24

Mr. and Mrs. Mammen A. Mathew Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mathai Kutty

9

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mathew

25

10

Mr. and Mrs. Jinoj Mathew

26

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skariya

10

Mr. and Mrs. Mathai N Mathai

26

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mathew

10

Mr. and Mrs. Chacko V. Sleeba

28

Mr. and Mrs. Zachariah Edamala

12

Mr and Mrs. Jacob Cherian

28

Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Thomas

13

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy P. Alexander

28

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Mathai

14

Mr. and Mrs. Monish K John

28

Mr. and Mrs. Abraham K. Abraham Mr. and Mrs. George M. Joseph

16

Mr. and Mrs. John John

29

16

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kochumman

29

Mr. and Mrs. Leboy Wilson Thoppil Mr. and Mrs. Philip Thomas

17

Mr. and Mrs. Sandeep Mammen

29

17

Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Mathew

30

Dr. and Mrs. M. V. Mathew

21

Mr. and Mrs. Suresh Adichithara

30

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Abraham

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MESSENGER NOTES Please inform the Vicar or Secretary of any Messenger corrections. Any changes in address & phone numbers should be informed to the Vicar, Secretary and the Trustees. ** For any announcements to be delivered on Sunday, please inform the Vicar and the Secretary by 5.00 P.M. of the preceding Friday. For all Messenger and Announcement items, please email The Secretary, Monish K. John (secretary@chicagomarthoma.org) 15


CONTACT INFORMATION OF VICAR’S Rev. Daniel Thomas (Vicar) 9500 W. Golf Road Des Plaines, IL 60016, Phone: 847-803-4933 Cell: 847-321-5464, Fax: 847-803-0153 E-Mail: revdanielthomas@hotmail.com Rev. Biju P. Simon (Associate Vicar) 406 E Kensington Rd, Unit C, Mt. Prospect, IL, 60056 847-749-4260(Parsonage) 847-749-8779 (Cell) Email: bsimonachen@gmail.com Please visit us online at www.chicagomarthoma.org. Visit our monthly messenger online and find information on Chicago Mar Thoma Church. For more information, please contact our Webmaster, Mr. Sam George 630-855-5757.

THANK YOU & GOD BLESS

Prayers & Best Wishes: Dr. Abraham Mathew & Family Skokie, IL

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2013 SUB COMMITTEES Will be soon updated.

PARISH PICNIC

Parish Picnic is on June 22nd Saturday. Please stay tuned for more info.

“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” ― Billy Graham

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2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS S. Sangom S.School Church Church Church Church S. School Y.Fellowship S.School Choir Choir S.School Church S.Sangom S.Sangom Y.Sakhyam Church S.School Y.Fellowship E.Mission E.Mission Choir Y.Sakhyam S.School Church E.Mission S.School S.Sangom Y.Sakhyam Church S.Sangom Church S.School S.Sangom E.Mission Y.Sakhyam Y.Fellowship Y.Sakhyam Church S.School Church Church Church Church Church

Snack Sale Second Exam Diocesan Clergy Meeting 2013 Diocesan Assembly /Council Meeting Regional Diocesan Jubilee Celebration Executive Committee Retreat Diocesan Exam Mother’s Day S. School Competition Sacred Music Day Choir Picnic VBS [W To Sat] Church Picnic S. Sangom Snack Sale One Day Tour YS Mid Regional Conference - Lombard Family Night Students/ Teacher Dedication National Conf (Toronto) Mission Sunday Students Dedication Choir Festival National Conf S.School Anniversary Reformation Sunday Edavaka Mission Convention Students/ Teacher Dedication Grand Parents Day Harvest Festival Educational Day Sevika Sangom Sunday Church Family Retreat Christmas Program Trial S.Sangom Conference Sanadha Suvishesha Sangha Dinam Yuvajana Varam Youth Sunday Youth Sunday Christian Family Dedication Day World Sunday School Day Parish Convention Parish Day CCI Sunday Proposed Parish General Body Meeting Thanks Giving Service

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7-Apr 7-Apr 11-Apr 12-Apr 12-Apr 21-Apr 5-May 12-May 18-May 26-May 8-Jun 12-Jun 22-Jun 30-Jun 13-Jul 20-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 1-Aug 4-Aug 5-Aug 10-Aug 15-Aug 17-Aug 18-Aug 22-Aug 25-Aug 7-Sep 7-Sep 8-Sep 8-Sep 20-Sep 29-Sep 3-Oct 6-Oct 18-Oct 20-Oct 20-Oct 27-Oct 3-Nov 7-Nov 10-Nov 10-Nov 17-Nov 28-Nov

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4-Aug

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22-Sep 6-Oct 19-Oct

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Carol Rounding Begins Mar Thoma Sabha Day Christmas Carol Service Christmas Service Mid-West Regional Youth Conf. Watch Night Service

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1-Dec 21-Dec 21-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 31-Dec

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Rev. Daniel Thomas 9500 Golf Road Des Plaines, IL60016

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