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240 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 376-8745 (Church), (847) 803-4933 www.chicagomarthoma.org

BI-MONTHLY

Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it. Deuteronomy 10:14


PARISH MANAGING COMMITTEE 2013 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. Sam Thomas Mr. Jacob Thomas Mr. Jobin M. George Auditor Auditor

Vicar, President Associate Vicar, Vice President 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 Elected Non Committee Members Lay Leader, Malayalam Lay Leader, English Mr. George V. Adichithara Mr. Shani Abraham

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 847-362-6086 773-761-6941 847-518-0074 847-699-0110 224-223-6095


VICAR’S MESSAGE

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Greetings to all in the name of Christ Jesus!

We are living in a world of change. Every generation is baffled by its contemporary problems. We should certainly not underestimate the complexity of the issues, which confront the humankind today. A better approach to today‟s complicated world is to develop a Christian mind, namely a mind that is thoroughly informed and has firmly grasped the basic truths of the scriptures. Only such a mind can think with the Christian integrity about the problems of the contemporary world. Towards the beginning of Romans Chapter 12, Apostle Paul uses the expression “the renewing of your mind.” He urges that, in gratitude to God for his mercies, we should present our bodies to him as a living sacrifice. He exhorts not to be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of the mind, which will have a radical effect on our lives and thus transform our behavior. If we want to live straight, we have to think straight. Our fallen mind follows the way of the world; but our renewed mind should be engrossed with the will of God.


Between the two, lies „repentanceâ€&#x; - a complete change of mind or outlook. The support we are receiving for the development of the parish is very much appreciable. Let us always remember that having a church and a place to worship as our own, is indeed a blessing. Its running and its future depends on each of our members. Our commitment to God and His ministry should be our prime responsibility, when we look back and count the blessings God has given us. Let us also be burdened by the financial constraints of our church. By the end of this year, we have to pay off the loan amount, which comes around $100 thousand. The General Body decided to collect $350/- from each family to clear the loan. I request all the parish members to donate the amount at the earliest. Regarding the subscription, even though the General Body has decided a minimum amount, I request the parishioners to rise to the occasion and contribute accordingly, for, God loves a cheerful giver!

Wishing you all a fruitful summer! May God bless you all!

Yours in Christ, Daniel Achen.


ASSOCIATE VICAR & YOUTH CHAPLAIN’S MESSAGE

"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." Genesis 8:22

Dear Friends in Christ, One academic year is coming to completion and summer is at our doors. Changing seasons reminds us one spiritual truth about the God whom we serve, that is our God is, a God of changes, faithfulness, and consistency. The scripture reminds us that as long as the earth endures the different seasons on the earth will not cease. God's promises are true. Some of our youngsters have graduated, some got admission offers from colleges and professional schools, and some received their terminal degrees. I am thankful to God for our youngsters making positive impact in our community and nation with their education. In all their ways God was so faithful to them and we as a faith community are proud of them and our prayers need to be with them as well. Our Sunday school had the annual competitions on May 18th and it was a blessed event. Congratulations to all the participants! Our Youth Fellowship is planning to introduce a Youth Fellowship meeting at Church on every first and third Fridays of the month. Also in this summer a revival meeting, testify night, outreach mission activities are planned. I am happy to report that one person from our church is attending and many expressed their interest to participate in the Native American Mission outreach at Alabama. I also encourage the parents to send their children to Midwest Region Sunday School Junior camp hosted by our church in July and also the National Youth Conference at Toronto from August 1st to 4th, 2013. As a parish let us thrive together to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth. I want to bring to your notice some events related


to Youngsters happening in our church in the months of June and July 2013. Below are the highlights planned at this time:

2-Jun

Teachers & Volunteers training VBS

7-Jun 8-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun June 12-15 16-Jun 21-Jun 23-Jun 28-Jun 5-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 12-Jul 13-Jul 19-Jul 20-Jul 20-Jul

Testify Night Malankara Basketball Tournament Bible Study Area 7, 6:30 p.m. Teachers Training VBS Vacation Bible School Father‟s Day Youth Fellowship Presentation Bible Study Ignite,Church,7:15 p.m. Youth Fellowship Committee Meeting Bible Study Area 9 Bible Study Ignite, Church, 7:15 p.m. Youth Fellowship – Homeless Shelter Visit Bible Study Area 1 & 2 Bible Study Area 4 & 5 Youth Fellowship Picnic Youth Fellowship Convention, 7 p.m. Youth Fellowship Convention, 7 p.m. Young Families Fellowship, 10.30 a.m., Church Midwest Region Junior Camp: Host CMTC

July 25- 28

With Prayerful Regards, Rev. Biju P. Simon


WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND LECTIONARY

JUNE 2013 DAY

2

9

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

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

Environmental Sunday : God's creation that has to be preserved

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Lessons Lev.25:8-25 Rev.22:1-7

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Beginning of the Fast of the Apostles

16 09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English 23 09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

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

Epistle-Gospel Rom.8:18-25 St.Mat.6:25-34

Lessons Epistle-Gospel Jer.1:1-12 1 Cor. 12:27-31 Heb. 10:32-39 St.Luke.6:12-19

Apostolicity of the Holy Church Lessons Exo.3:1-15 Acts.2:37-47

Epistle-Gospel 1 Cor. 10:1-6 St. Mat. 16:13-20


Universality of the Gospel 30

08.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

DAY

SCHEDULE

Lessons Jona.4:1-11 Acts. 10:9-23

Epistle-Gospel Acts. 10:34-43 St.John.4:21-26. 39-42

JULY 2013

7

14

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Tithe Offering Sunday-Stewardship of Finance

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons Gen.14:14-24 Acts.5:1-15

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

Priests: Stewards of the Divine Ministry

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Lessons Lev.8:1-14 1 Pet.5:1-11

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Kingdom of God - the Mystery

21

28

LECTIONARY

Epistle-Gospel Acts.20:27-35 St.Mark. 12:38-44

Epistle-Gospel 1Cor.4:l-5 St. Luke. 12:35-40

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons 2Kings.4:1-7 Rev.2:8-11

Epistle-Gospel Heb.3:1-6 St.Mat.13:31-34

07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English

Luxury and extravagance: Hindrance to the Kingdom of God

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Lessons Amos.4:1-9 Jam.2:1-13

Epistle-Gospel 1Timo.6:17-22 St.Luke.16:19-31


AUGUST 2013 DAY

4

SCHEDULE

LECTIONARY

07:30 a.m. Holy Communion in Malayalam

Mission Sunday - The Church that has to Introduce Jesus

09.30 a.m. Holy Communion in English

Lessons Epistle-Gospel lsa.55:1-13 Acts.26:24-29 Acts. 16:19-34 St. John. 12:20-26

PRAYER MEETING’S JUNE DATE

NAME & ADDRESS

TIME

AREA

Combined Prayer Meeting At Church

6.30 p.m.

All

7

th

June 8 Saturday Jun 9th Sunday

Mr. C.V. Varghese 1508 N.Onida Ln, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

6.30 p.m.

June 9th Sunday

Mr. Babu C. Mathew 1490 Millstone Ln, Gurnee, IL,60031

6.30 p.m.

June 16th Sunday

Mr. Alex Idichandy 7615 Davis St. Morton Grove, IL 60053

6.30 p.m.

3

June 21st Friday

Mr. Cherian Varghese 5501 South Melinda St. Greenfield WI 53221

6.30 p.m.

12

6.30 p.m.

3

10.00 a.m.

All

June 23rd Sunday

Mr. Varughese C. Mathew (Ponnu) 8247 Menard, Morton Grove, IL 60053

9

Prayer will be held at Church

June 27th Thursday

Senior Citizen‟s fellowship Prayer will be held at Church


Mr. Mathews Chacko (Soman) 34459 N.Eastingsway, Gurnee IL, 60031 June 30th Sunday

Prayer will be held at

6.00 p.m.

9

Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031

PRAYER MEETING’S JULY DATE July 7th Sunday July 13th Saturday

NAME & ADDRESS Mr. Shibu M. David 3226 Glen Brook Dr, North Brook, IL Combined Prayer Meeting At Church

TIME

AREA

6.30 p.m.

8

6.30 p.m.

All

July 14th Sunday

Mr. Philipose Mathew 9342 Cedar Ln. Des Plaines, IL 60016

7.00 p.m.

4

July 21st Sunday

Mr. Abraham K. Abraham 9364 Margail Ct, Des Plaines, IL 60016

6.30 p.m.

4

July 25th Thursday

Senior Citizen‟s fellowship Prayer will be held at Church

10.00 a.m.

All

6.30 p.m.

5

July 28th Sunday

Mrs. Mariamma Thomas 582 N. 3rd Ave. Des Plaines, IL 60016


A REFLECTION ON FORMATIVE YEARS OF OUR PARISH Dr. M. V. Mathew Vice President

Dear Parishionerâ€&#x;s Greetings in the name of our Precious Lord and savior Jesus Christ, I was asked to write about the beginning of our parish by the messenger committee. It is rather difficult to write the 40 years of history in this short article but I will concentrate mostly on the earlier years of the formation and the evolution of our Parish. We are a small part of the universal diaspora church planted in this part of North America. By Godâ€&#x;s grace and mercy our journey was difficult but miraculous and very providential. As you all know in 1964 when we first came there were only 3 Mar Thomites here and there was no Mar Thoma congregation. Rev. P.T. Joseph (the present Metropolitan) came to Chicago to baptize our oldest son Pradeep. Subsequently the late Most Rev. Alexander Mar Thoma came to Chicago and conducted a Holy Communion service in the Episcopal Church which was attended by few non Mar Thomites also. Thirumeni encouraged us to conduct cottage prayers and to attend the services at the Episcopal Church. The thinking of the Episcopal Synod was not to have our own Churches but to be associated with and to become part of the Episcopal Church and our Achens to become Associate Vicars of the Episcopal Church. This was not acceptable to us the members and we met as a general body and passed a resolution to the effect that we wanted to be an independent church. Our congregation met many obstacles and hardships on the way especially to find places for worship. We started as an official Congregation in 1973 but without the services of a Vicar. Rev. Dr. Ipe Joseph came as our first vicar in 1977 but he was also the vicar for Detroit and Toronto Mar Thoma parishes. Before this the Chicago, the Detroit and the Toronto Mar Thoma parishes met to discuss the future. The Late Rt. Rev. Easow Mar Thimotheos Episcopa was present at that meeting and strongly encouraged us to stand firm on our decision to be independent. This was not well received by the episcopal Synod.


In 1977 we were accepted as a Congregation and Rev. Ipe Joseph was appointed as first Vicar. He was also a student at the Lutheran School of Theology at U of C. In addition he was in charge of Detroit and Toronto Congregations. We had no place of worship and used various places including gymnasiums, basements, chapels etc. In 1981 the late Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius, Suffragon Metropolitan visited all the North American parishes, extensive discussions with our members and the Episcopal Church was carried out. He came to the conclusion and submitted a well thought out report that the Mar Thoma church should stand independent and should enter into an agreement with the Episcopal Church for mutual support. In 1981 we were officially accepted as a parish and the present vicar General Rev. Dr. Cherian Thomas became the second Vicar. Under his leadership we decided to build the present church at Des Plaines. The dedication of the church was in November 1987 by the late Rt. Rev. Easow Mar Thiemotheos (the brother of Rev. V.T. John). We were blessed so much by our Lord from the very beginning and were able to overcome many obstacles and hardships by His Grace. Our members contributed generously and participated in all the activities in the past. We had strong leaderships from our Thirumenis, Achens and the Lay people. Let us be thankful to our Lord for His mercy and guidance throughout. There are many more things to narrate but due to limitation of space I shall end here. Let the Almighty God bless us all.

PARISH SUMMER PICNIC


Our annual picnic is here! Save the date. Location: Bunker Hill Forest Preserve, Grove: 7 Date: Saturday June 22nd. Time: 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m. Intersection of Touhy Ave. & Caldwell Ave. Entrance at Harts Rd. If you have creative ideas or interested to make this event more enjoyable, please let Vicars, Convener Mr. Abraham Philip or Parish Secretary know about it.

LEARNING SESSION ON SEASONAL ALLERGY Our member and renowned Immunologist & Allergist Dr. Dolly Thomas will conduct a medical knowledge sharing and teaching session on allergies and sessional allergies in particular in the month of June. Please utilize the opportunity to learn more about allergy prevention, remedies and obtain answers on various questions on the topic. Date: June 30th, 2013 Time: Immediately after the Holy Communion Service


PARISH RETREAT This year the Parish Retreat will be held from September 20th - 22nd at Sheraton Milwaukee in Brookfield, WI. Please touch base with Vicars, Convener Dr. M. V. Mathew or Parish Secretary for details and share your ideas to make our annual spiritual gathering more blessed experience.

PUZZLE Happy Father’s Day! Solve the puzzle by writing in the name of the fathers of the sons and daughters from the given options below in the puzzle. Sunday school students and youths please handover the correct answers to Biju achen or Sunday school superintendent Mr. Joe Thomas. You may send your entries by e-mail to secretary@chicagomarthoma.org. The first three winners will be announced in next messenger.


Across

Down

4. Ephraim & Manasseh 5. Rehoboam 7. Hezekiah 9. Moab 11. Nimrod 12. Obed 15. Joshua 16. Esau and Jacob 17. Jesus 18. Isaac and Ishmael 19. Samson 21. Joseph and Benjamin 23. James & John, The sons of thunder

1. David 2. Jonathan, Merab & Michal 3. Cain and Abel 4. Simeon Peter 6. Samuel 8. John the Baptist 10. Absalom and Solomon 13. Rachel and Leah 14. Shem, Ham & Japeth 20. Jehoshaphat 22. Jesse

SUNDAY SCHOOL VBS This year Vacation Bible School is being held on June 12, 13, 14 & 15 at our Church. All students are encouraged to deepen understanding on savior Jesus.

Midwest Regional Camp The Midwest Regional Camp is being held on July 26, 27, & 28 Eligibility: Students entering 4th grade to students who have completed 8th grade is eligible. Registration cost is $25 per student.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Testify Testify is a time of worship and listening to the testimonies of our fellow brothers and sisters and will be held on Friday June 7th at 7.00 p.m. All youths are encouraged to attend.


Ignite Friday, June 21st at 7.00 p.m. Friday, July 15th at 7.00 p.m.

Revival This year Revival will be held on Friday-Saturday, July 19th -20th. More information will be made available through the CMTC Youth Fellowship emails.

XXXIV National Youth Conference – 2013 Host: St. Mathew's MTC Youth Fellowship, Toronto, Canada Ages: 18- 35, Date: 1 August, 2013 - 4 August, 2013 Location: University of Toronto: Mississauga Campus Price: C$195.00 [Early registrations close on June 15th] please register at www.move2013.com . Hope to you see you all there, God Bless

Area Based Bible Study Please refer Youth Chaplain schedule.

YUVAJANA SAKHYAM “Melam” 2013 Yuvajana Sakhyam is conducting a musical evening on June 2nd 2013 at 6.00 p.m. at Copernicus Center (Gateway Theater), 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630. The net profit will be used for various charity programs and Parish infrastructure development. All parishioners are requested to join the pleasant musical evening.

Kala Mela The annual Kala Mela will be held on June 16th, 2013 after the Holy Communion service. Those who like to participate in the solo (male/female) competition, group song, bible quiz or elocution may


please contact the Secretary, Sunina Chacko or Convener Irene Benny for details.

Yuvajana Sakhyam Picnic Sakhyam Picnic will be held on July 21st, Sunday after the Holy Communion in the church compound. Please plan ahead to attend this fun day. Along with picnic there will be sports competitions as well.

Mid-west region Yuvajana Sakhyam Conference Mid-west region Yuvajana Sakhyam conference will be held on July 20th Saturday at St. Thomas Mar Thoma church, Lombard. All Sakhyam members are urged to attend this meeting.

SEVIKA SANGOM Bible Study Combined Bible Study along with Edavaka Mission is held every Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. below is the June and July schedule June 2013 June 5th

Mr. Jacob George & Mrs. Sosamma (Raju & Lilly) 1716 Juliet Lane, Libertyville, IL

June 19th

Mr. Thomas Thyparambil & Mrs. Mariamma 1715 Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, IL

June 26th

Mr. Abraham Philip & Mrs. Elizabeth 1818 Pheasant Tr, Mount Prospect, IL

July 2013 July 3rd

Dr. Abraham George & Mrs. Sujatha 34370 N. Eastingsway, Gurnee, IL

July 10th

Mr. John Samuel & Mrs. Sunu


8429 Lockwood Ave, Skokie, IL July 17th

Mr. Shani Abraham & Mrs. Aney 519 Huber Lane, Glenview, IL

July 24th

Mr. Shaji Koshy & Mrs. Molamma 566 Briarwood Dr, Wheeling, IL

Snack Sale There will be a snack sale on June 30th. This is a fundraising event for Marriage Aid

One Day Tour Sevika Sanghom one day tour will be held on July 13th. We will be going to Kalamazoo Michigan, a two and a half hour trip on a coach bus. This promises to be a fun filled day with visits planned to an Air Museum, beach and fruit picking. We will be having a fellowship lunch at a picnic area. Please notify the Sevika Sanghom Secretary if you are interested in participating in this event.

XIV National Sevika Sangham Conference National Sevika Sangham Conference will be held from October 3rd - 6th, 2013 at the Emmanuel Mar Thoma Church, Lubbock Texas. Registration deadline is July 15th 2013. Please contact the Sevika Sanghom Secretary to obtain the registration forms.

EDAVKA MISSION Combined Prayer Meetings June 8th at 6.30 p.m. at Church July 7th at 6.30 p.m. at Church


Edavaka Mission National Conference Edavaka Mission National Conference will be held from July 19th -21st at Dallas hosted by the Farmers Branch Mar Thoma Church. Please contact the Edavaka Mission Secretary for registration and traveling arrangements.

BIRTHDAY’S JUNE Dhanya Varkey

1

Matthew Joseph George

1

Annamma K. Benny

1

Beena George

1

Annamma M. Mathai

1

Mathew C. Idichandy

2

John T. Mathew

2

Mariamma Philipose

2

Leboy Wilson Thoppil

2

Jasmine Thampy

3

John . Thomas

3

Jeevan Simon

4

George Thomas

4

Reenu Sanjay Varghese

4

Aswathy A. John

5

Nia Sujai

5

Nikhil K Roy

5

Kunjoonjamma Mathai

5

Mariamma Chacko

6

T.M. Thomas

6

Jerry Tom Thomas

7

Adam C. Varghese

8

Sam Mathew

8

Betsy Philip Mammen

8

Benjamin Cherian Thomas

10

Joshua Avicote Kurian

10

Preethi Elizabeth Varghese

10

Saramma John

10

Susan Philipose

10

Bijoy Oommen Varghese

11

Neethu Eliza Thomas

11

Prathip Koshy Mammen

11

Abigial Sarah Thomas

12

Ria S. Mathew

12

Sanya A. Philip

12

Ginu Abraham

12

Leela Mathew

12

Gigi P. Sam

12

Matt Alex Idichandy

13

Tanya Easow

13

Sobi Zachariah

13

Justin D. Thomas

14

Saji Ommen

14

Alissa Thomas

15

Benjamin Rincy

15

Bincy Ann Varghese

15

Lejay Jacob

15

Varughese Chacko

15

Vini Pearlman

15

Ashvin B. Cherian

16

Lila Idicula

16

Joseph Mathaikutty

16

Mariyamma Mathew

16

Samuel Shibu David

17

Sarah Ann Samuel

17

Sunny Cherian

17


Sam George

17

Alex P. Mathew

17

Oommen Sleeba

18

Amy S. Mathew

19

Josh Roy Thomas

19

Preenu M. John

19

Cecil K. Mathew

19

Susan Samuel

19

Tom George

20

Susan L. Abraham

20

Joseph John

20

Aiden Nikhil Chacko

21

Philip Thomas George

21

Neeta A. Abraham

22

Rajan Cherian

22

Anju A. Mammen

22

Kevin A. Mathew

23

Reena Maria Idichandy

23

Libu V George

24

Rebecca George

24

Jemie A. Shaji

25

Liju Thankam John

26

George Samuel

26

Ansu M. Abraham

27

Philip Cherian

27

Beena Sateesh

27

Reena Jacob

28

George Mathew

28

Alice George

29

Willus E Vivian IV

29

Mary P. Samuel

29

Sajini Alice Varghese

29

Belinda Jane Oommen

30

Nimmy M Shaji

30

Beena Cherian

30

Mary Mathew

30

Minnie Mathew

30

Varughese C. Mathew

30

JULY Christal B. Jacob

1

Robin George

1

Rajam Chinnamani

1

Mary P. Mathew

1

Ethen G. Sam

2

Nina A Idichandy

2

Bindu Philip

2

Jancy Sajan Punjonikavil

2

Susan Thomas

2

Biji S. Samuel

3

Syril B. Philip

3

Jimmy P. Alexander

4

Susan Thomas

4

Mammen A. Mathew

6

P. A. Varghese

6

Ashley K. Thomas

7

Ebin G. Sam

7

Manna Ann Benni

7

Riyah Thomas

7

Kevin K Roy

9

Mancy Annie Koshy

9

T. A. Abraham

10

Alen Mathew

11

Anna E. Thomas

11

Anten Mathew

11

Jessin George

11

Lisa Eliz Mathew

11

George V. Adichithara

11

Thomas T George

11

Mariamma Idicula

11


Thomas Thomas

11

Philip Varghese

11

Randy V. Samuel

12

Reena George

12

Mariamma Varghese

12

Betsy Mathew

13

John Abraham

13

Melin J Khandekar

13

Santhamma J. Mathew

13

Amal M George

14

Kenneth A. Mathew

14

Sibyl Abraham

14

Thomas J. Kolath

14

Nimmy Mamman

14

Glory Ninan

14

Saramma Thomas

14

Irene Miriam Varghese

15

M M Mammen

15

Presto George

15

Annie Irine Benni

15

Thampy Mathew

15

Midhu Varghese

15

Aileen A. Thomas

16

Leena Varghese

16

Rohin Praveen Thomas

16

Beena Gijo Abraham

16

Ackenkunju Mathew

16

Ronish Roy Mathew

17

Jobby Jacob

17

Nitin Thomas Mathai

17

Ray Blesson George

18

Joe Mathew George

18

Rev. Daniel Thomas

18

Bibin C. Mathew

19

Rani Eipe

19

Sodaran P. Jacob

19

Thanku A. Muthalaly

19

Chacko T. Oommen

19

Raj Mathew Pillai

19

George Thomas

19

Raju Varghese

19

Mariamma Idichandy

20

George A Kurien

20

Mini susan Oommen

20

Ashley Abraham

21

Stanley Thomas

21

Abraham Thomas

21

Annie Thomas

21

Pramy Teji Thomas

21

Oommen Varghese

21

Bessy A George

22

John Mathai

22

Abraham Mathew

22

Daisy Sibi Mathew

22

Joji Samuel

22

Ajay Thomas Johnson

23

Sibil Kuruvilla

23

Anil Thomas

24

Mollykutty Babu

24

Roshini Elizabeth Thomas

24

Archibald John

25

Joncy Yesudasan

25

Rubin T. Varghese

25

Valsamma Abraham

25

Koshy Mathai

25

Kavin. M. Thomas

26

Mary Varkey

26

Smitha Thundiyil

26

Supriya Mohan

26

Vincy Ann Chacko

27

Kayla Marie Mathai

27

Rayan George

27

Arun T Mathew

27

Laiben C Daniel

27


Jojikutty Abraham

28

Thomas Mathew

28

Biju Philip

28

Sally Chacko

28

Shiny K. Thomas

28

Sunu Roy

29

Pravin M. Varghese

29

Kiran Abraham Mammen

29

Rexy M Samuel

29

Alwin John

30

Nisha Philip

30

Nathan Tiju Mathews

30

Sheela Varughese

30

Mohan T. Varghese

31

Abraham K. Abraham

31

Besil T. Mammen

31

K. I. Thomas

31

Saju Johnson

31

Saramma Thomas

31

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES JUNE Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Thomas

1

3

3

Mr. & Mrs. Chockalingam Chinnamani Mr. & Mrs. Joji Samuel

Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Philip Mr. & Mrs. K. O. Oommen

3

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Alexander

5

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Abraham

6

Mr. & Mrs. David George

7

Mr. & Mrs. Rajesh Philip Babu

8

Mr. & Mrs. Cherian V. Thomas

9

Mr. & Mrs. Cherian V. Thomas

9

Mr. & Mrs. Sateesh Thankachan

9

Mr. & Mrs. Abraham K. Chacko

11

Mr. & Mrs. P. A. Varghese

11

Mr. & Mrs. Yohannan Mathew

12

Dr. & Mrs. Isaac Parampottil

14

Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Alexander

14

Mr. & Mrs. Chacko K. Chacko

15

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Chacko

16

Mr. & Mrs. Abraham C. Thomas

17

Mr. & Mrs. James K. Abraham

17

Mr. & Mrs. Augustine Joseph

18

Mr. & Mrs. Mathew K. George

18

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob George

19

Mr. & Mrs. Liju Philip

19

Mr. & Mrs. K. J. Samuel

20

Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Jacob

21

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin J Oommen

21

Mr. & Mrs. Alex M. Idich&y

23

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kuruvilla

23

Mr. & Mrs. Varughese C. Mathew

23

Mr. & Mrs. Abraham George

24

Mr. & Mrs. Chacko T. Oommen

24

Mr. & Mrs. Chacko V. George

24

Mr. & Mrs. George C. Joseph

24

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Varughis

24

Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Varghese

25

Dr. & Mrs. Abraham George

26

Dr. & Mrs. Varghese Mathew

26

Mr. & Mrs. George Stephen

27

Mr. & Mrs. K. C. Samuel

27

Mr. & Mrs. Shani Abraham

27

Mr. & Mrs. George S. Mathai

28

Mr. & Mrs. Manoj K. George

28

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Mr. & Mrs. Sunny Cherian

28

Mr. & Mrs. Tom J. Samuel

28

Mr. & Mrs. George Mathew

29

Mr. & Mrs. Mathew P. Chandy

29

Mr & Mrs. Anish George Mathews

30

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Chacko

30

Mr. & Mrs. Mathews . P Chacko

30

JULY Mr. & Mrs. Chandy. K. Samuel

2

Mr. & Mrs. Sabu Kuruvilla

2

Mr. & Mrs. Sam M. Thomas

2

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Mathew

3

Mr. & Mrs. Orathu C. Chacko

5

7

Mr. & Mrs. Rajan Cherian

7

Mr. & Mrs. Mathew V. Kottapurathu Mr. & Mrs. Roy K Cherian

Mr. & Mrs. Sibi Mathew

8

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Thomas

9

Mr. & Mrs. Abin Koshy

10

Mr. & Mrs. Prince Thomas

10

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Jacob

10

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Mathew

11

Mr. & Mrs. Christiaan Heijmen

12

12

Mr. & Mrs. Varghese Jose

12

Mr. & Mrs. Rusheil Verghese Mathew Mr. & Mrs. John Mathai

Mr. & Mrs. Mathai P. Mathai

14

Mr. & Mrs. Mathew V. Varughese

15

Mr. & Mrs. Yohannan Mathai

15

Mr & Mrs. Abraham. V Koshy

16

Mr. & Mrs. John Samuel

16

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Samuel

16

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Chacko

17

Mr. & Mrs. Alwin John

20

Mr. & Mrs. George Samuel

22

Mr & Mrs. Sujai C Varghese

22

Mr. & Mrs. John Joseph

24

Mr. & Mrs. Raju V. Thomas

24

Mr. & Mrs. Arun T Mathew

26

Mr & Mrs. Bijoy Easao Chacko

26

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Philip

26

Mr. & Mrs. K. V. Abraham

26

Mr. & Mrs. Varghese K. Varghese

26

Mr. & Mrs. Benni Thomas

27

Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Abraham

27

Mr. & Mrs. Ciju Cherian

30

Mr. & Mrs. Oommen Thomas

31

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Sub Committee 2013

Audio Visual

Carol Rounding

Leboy Thoppil ©, Abraham K. Abraham, Moncy Chacko, Alwin M. Abraham, Alvin Varghese, Philip Cherian, Mathew Chandy, Evin G. Sam, Sarun Thundiyil, Vinod Varughese, Benni Thomas Leboy Thoppil ©, Mathew Abraham, Jacob Thomas Biju Jacob, Alwin Abraham, Raju Varghese, Thomas


George, Jessy Mathew, Ipe Varghese, Shaji Koshy Carol Service Vicar, Secretary, Organization Representatives Charities Of Church Vicar, Trustees Family Retreat Dr. M. V. Mathew ©, Abraham K. Abraham, Jacob George, Philip Cherian, Teji Thomas, Lovely Varghese, Johnson Thekkeveettil, Monish K. John Finance Achenkunju Mathew©, Teji Thomas, Monish K. John, Shani Abraham, Dr. Abraham George, Liju P. Jacob Joe Thomas, Sam George Food Thomas M. Thomas ©, Eipe George, Moncy Chacko, George Samuel , Mathai N. Varghese, Roy John Maintenance Eipe George ©, Mathew P. Chandy, Thomas M. Thomas , Mathai N. Varghese, Thomas Mathew Abraham Varughese, Abraham V. George Medical Team Aney Abraham ©, Dr. Joe George, Dr. M.V. Mathew, Shiji Alex, Dr. Saji Oommen, Dr. Abraham Mathew, Dr. Korath Thomas Messenger & Media Secretary ©, Joe Thomas, Aney Abraham, Teji Thomas, Benni Thomas, Jose Varghese , Vinod Varughese Parish Convention & Abraham Philip ©, Kuruvilla P. Samuel, Saji John, Parish Day Koshy Varghese, Ipe C. Varghese, Reeba Mathew, N. Mathew Philip, Thomas T. Jacob Picnic Abraham Philip ©, Mathews Abraham, Shibu David Mathew M. Mathai, Thomas Mammen, Nidhin Thomas , George Mathew, Praveen Thomas, Mathew P. Chandy Ushering Marimma Pillai ©, Eipe George, Jacob C. Mathew, Dr. M.V Mathew, Mathai P. Easo, Sunina Chacko, Yesudasan P. George, Roy John Web Site Monish K. John ©, Sam George , Leboy Thoppil, Philip Cherian, Shani Abraham, Monu Varghese , Teji Thomas, Abraham E Thomas (Jr.) Youth Dialog Joe Thomas ©, Sarun Thundyil, Dr. Joe George, Amrita John, Dr. Anil Cherian, Aney Abraham, Cecil O. Joseph, Mathew Eapen, Liju Varghese


Contact Information of Vicars, Youth Chaplain 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 & Youth Chaplain) 406 E Kensington Rd, Unit C, Mt. Prospect, IL, 60056 847-749-4260(Parsonage), 847-749-8779 (Cell) Email: bsimonachen@gmail.com MESSENGER INPUTS & INQUIRIES

Please inform the Vicar or Secretary of any Messenger inputs, inquiries or corrections. Any changes in address & phone numbers should be informed to the Vicar, Secretary and the Trustees. 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)

VISIT US ONLINE Please visit us online at www.chicagomarthoma.org and find information on Chicago Mar Thoma Church. Please contact our Webmaster, Mr. Sam George 630-855-5757 for any assistance


2013 Calendar of Events S.School

VBS [Wed To Sat]

Church S.Sangom S.Sangom Y.Sakhyam 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 Church Church Church Church Y.Fellowship Church

Church Picnic S. Sangom Snack Sale One Day Tour Mid-West Regional Conference - Lombard Students/ Teacher Dedication National Conference (Toronto) Mission Sunday Students Dedication Choir Festival National Conference 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 Carol Rounding Begins Mar Thoma Sabha Day Christmas Carol Service Christmas Service Mid-West Regional Youth Conf. Watch Night Service

12-Jun 22-Jun 30-Jun 13-Jul 20-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 1-Dec 21-Dec 21-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 31-Dec

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24-Aug

22-Sep 6-Oct 19-Oct

9-Nov

29-Dec


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The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers. Throughout the land that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land. Leviticus 25:23-24


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