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Thomas said to him, “My Lord and My God”. (St. John 20:28)

Issue No. 07 Vol. V

July 2011

A Monthly publication for the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Kuwait

ST. THOMAS DAY - 3rd JULY

P.O. Box 25562 Safat 13116 Kuwait Tel : 2563 5253 (Res.) Mob : 6603 0775 St. Thomas Centre Tel: 2564 7060 E-mail: st.thomasmtcq8@gmail.com www.st-thomasmtckuwait.com

Rev. Thomas Koshy Panachamoottil Vicar fatherpanachi@gmail.com

(For Private Circulation only)

Parsonage Location Salmiya, Street 10, Bldg No. 20 1st Floor, Flat No. 14 Al-Dhahok Bin Qays Street Opp. Bestow Super Market


From The Desk of Vicar ... Dearly beloved in Christ, The Reformation teaching that the church is always reforming is a challenge for the church to constantly examine its doctrines and life. The doctrines of resurrection and the parousia give continued assurance that every sorrow will be turned in to joy and the end will be the beginning of something entirely new. Parousia,a Greek word, literally means, “A being alongside” .It also means “Appearance” or “Presence” or “presence after absence” and “arrival”; But not a “Return” or Second coming “as popularly conceived. Parousia appears 13 times in the New Testament with reference to the coming of Christ: 1 Cor.15;23, 1 Thes.2:19,3:13,4:15,5:23,2 Thes.2:18,James5:7-8,2 Peter 1:16,3:4,12, 1 John 2:28. This blessed hope of Parousia, sustains believers in their troublesome existence in the world. However, the doctrine of parousia has become a fundamentalist doctrine of world negation and misleading speculations about the end of the world. Christians need to reaffirm an open future and meaning of all historical life that the dead will be raised and the world will be renewed. Let us prepare ourselves for the world affirming character of Christ’s coming. Lord keeps us in the hope of your coming. Amen Yours in Christ Panachamoottil Achen

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Fsâ aebmfw (ENTE MALAYALAM) CLOSING CEREMONEY on Friday 1st July,2011

The third phase of Malayalam class was inaugurated by Mr. Nixon George, Coordinator Asianet TV, immediately after Fasting prayer on Friday 10th June 2011, Seven dedicated teachers and volunteers helped to impart the intricacies of our Malayalam language to 55 students during the 2 weeks class. The classes will conclude on 1st July,2011 after the service with a closing ceremony including brief entertaining programs by the students and distribution of certificates.


BIRTHDAYS IN JULY DATE

NAME

PRAYER GROUP

TELEPHONE

MOBILE 99588244

1

LALOO THOMAS

MAHANAIM

25657655

1

SHERLY GEORGY

EDEN

25621374

97211981

2

ALEX M. GEORGE

EDEN

25625029

66062752

2

JACOB JOSEPH VELLOOR

MAHANAIM

25653582

2

KEZIA RACHEL GEORGY

EPHRATH

94060957 67058476

3

ABEY P. THOMAS

ARARAT

4

VARUGHESE MATHEW

EDEN

25615823

94453095 99758170

4

JOMOL ABRAHAM

MIZPAH

66891075

99270127

4

NINI ELSA MATHEW

OLIVET

55479452

99381676

4

JACOB C. KOSHY

EDEN

25615982

4

SEEMA RAJESH VARKEY

EDEN

4

LENI ELIZABETH MAMMEN

ARARAT

24341694

99362892

4

JIJI IDICULLA JOHN

KADESH

25653028

99281995

5

BETH JOSEPH KOLLAMALA

EMMAUS

25657821

99601604

5

AARON MATHEW MATHAI

MAHANAIM

25650429

5

STEFFY MERIN SUNIL

MIZPAH

5

NANMA MARIAM MATHEWS

KADESH

25638554

97830325

6

ANNE THOMAS

CANAAN

25623273

97934381

6

SUNIL PHILIP

GEEHON

25349052

66197107

6

ALEYAMMA ISAAC

EPHRATH

24316015

6

ANGEL MARIAM SUNNY

MAHANAIM

6

CHACKO PHILIP

ARARAT

24348934

97213522

7

MARIYAMMA SAM

OLIVET

25616048

66290253

8

RONY VARGHESE JACOB

CANAAN

25627158

99670672

10

DANIEL THOMAS KOLETH

EDEN

25662952

99827389

10

KEVIN GEORGE SAM

EMMAUS

25639634

66133001

10

RON PHILIP IDICULLA

EMMAUS

25643271

65150212

11

VARGHESE PHILIP

EMMAUS

23718450

66846021

11

ISSAC JACOB

OLIVET

25634270

66568667

11

BIJU THOMAS

MAHANAIM

11

BLESSEN BOBAN VARGHESE

CANAAN

25635156

66562536

12

CIBY SHIBU VARGHESE

ARARAT

24311746

66644803

12

PRAKASH JOHN MATHEW

OLIVET

25615203

99550996

12

REVITHA THANKOM GEORGE

ARARAT

24335198

66044008

12

SMITHA THOMAS

MAHANAIM

25641963

99369353

12

ANNE SHYLA PHILIP

KADESH

25638554

13

JERRIN VARUGHESE

EPHRATH

97643176 67050820

99893110 66605358

99561506 66357330

67094578

66706883 66862436

13

ANN MARY SAJI

EDEN

13

RIYA GEORGE MATHEW

EPHRAIM

24316340

66829483

13

MELVIN VARUGHESE T.

EMMAUS

25619683

99112919

13

JACOB P. JABBU KOSHY

MAHANAIM

25623596

99056031

14

REUBEN RENJI VARGHESE

OLIVET

25629644

99770623

15

ASHLY SHIBU CHERIAN

KADESH

25649403

99891450

15

SHIJU MAMMEN GEORGE

KADESH

25610934

99142005

15

TOBY GEORGE MATHEW

MIZPAH

25750317

99004109

15

ELIZABETH JESSY MATHEW

CANAAN

25650273

97835292

97100727


BIRTHDAYS IN JULY DATE

NAME

PRAYER GROUP

TELEPHONE

MOBILE

16

ARON ALEX

EPHRAIM

24346514

66265733

16

MARIA CARMEN

EDEN

25643263

97979813

16

AGASTYA RAJAN AVINASH

CANAAN

25629747

16

SLINJU MONCY

EPHRATH

17

KEZIA ALEXANDER

MIZPAH

97214239

97952102

18

SUSAN JACOB (DR.)

SHEKAM

24762691

66278743

19

KRIPA ELSA VARGHESE

KADESH

25621469

19

VINCE VARGHESE

OLIVET

19

SHIBU THOMAS JOHN (DR.)

EMMAUS

25660975

66533284

20

SINI SOJI PHILIP

OLIVET

25628044

66267537

20

ANU MATHAI

CANAAN

25619359

99578545

20

SUSAN SAM

EMMAUS

25639634

20

BABUKUTTY P.

ARARAT

20

SHERYL ELIZABETH PHILIP

MIZPAH

25630152

21

MOLCY RACHEL ABRAHAM

CANAAN

25639462

99450411

21

GEORGE VARGHESE K.

GEEHON

25353394

66224297

22

NEVIN MATHEWS KURUVILLA

OLIVET

25667304

99423735

22

JACOB MATHEW

GEEHON

25341972

66935777

22

CIBI AJU

MIZPAH

25616347

66732206

22

ABRAHAM T. MATHEW

EPHRATH

24753854

66893288

23

SANDRA BIJU VARGHESE

MAHANAIM

25641963

99369353

23

MATHEW P. ALEXANDER

CANAAN

25650273

97835292

24

SARAH GRACE MATHEW

EMMAUS

25652861

99844364

24

SASHA ANN JOSHI

MAHANAIM

25620983

99517300

24

KEVIN JOHN THOMAS

EMMAUS

25660975

66533284

25

GIGIMOL T. EAPEN

ARARAT

24341003

97551132

25

JOMIN MARIAM JACOB

EDEN

25632914

66490385

25

OLIVE ANN SAM

EMMAUS

25639634

66133001

27

GEORGE KURIAN

KADESH

25663826

99608206

27

ROBY D. MATHEWS

KADESH

25627554

66779089

27

ANDREWS CHERIAN

OLIVET

25646983

66396367

27

ROHAN JACOB MANI

EDEN

25624138

97520573

28

MATHEW JOHN

MIZPAH

25659153

97227413

28

IRENE MARY KURUVILLA

OLIVET

25667304

99423735

28

KUNJAPPAN ALEXANDER

MIZPAH

97214239

97952102

28

HANNAH ANNE FINNEY

MAHANAIM

25610329

66631761

28

ALEXANDER VAIDYAN T.O.

ARARAT

24346876

66896594

29

MATHEW K.C.

EPHRATH

24316015

99561506

29

SABU GEORGE

EDEN

99735194

66174259

29

MILAN KOSHY PHILIP

OLIVET

25662310

66236469

30

EBY SAM K.

OLIVET

25639980

99985373

30

JACOB MATHEW CHUDUKATTIL

SHEKAM

24762691

66278743

30

SHARON ELIZABETH MATHEW

EMMAUS

25642194

66711102

30

JIJI MATHEW GEORGE

CANAAN

25668174

97801302

99068514 99718537

66420854 55108344

66133001 66910782

We thank God for protecting you all in the past year and pray that God’s blessings be upon you in the New Year.

66400194


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HOME LAND FELLOWSHIP & PICNIC - PHASE - II Our “HOMELAND FELLOWSHIP-2011” PHASE - II is planned for mid of August. Location - Nilakal,Gavi,Thekkady & Vagamon or Munnar - 2 Days- (1 Night & 2 Days) Those interested my contact : Conveners - Abraham Mathew Tel.: 66565496 / 25630521 or Christy Thomas Tel. : 97867814/25663520.

CONGRATULATIONS

NEW MEMBERS Member Number: 0422 Name: Annie Shyla Philip Prayer Group: Kadesh Mother Parish: Ebenezer Valanjavattom Contact No.: 6670683. Member Number: 0423 Name: Shany .V. Abraham Prayer Group: Emmaus Mother Parish: Carmel - Ayroor Contact No.: 65719207 Member Number: 0424 Name: Thomas .K. Mathew Prayer Group: Emmaus Mother Parish: St.Thomas Elanthoor

Hearty Congratulations to the Newly Wedded Couple Our member Miss. Ancy Thomas (D/O.Mrs & Mr. Chacko Thomas Eden P.G) Married to Mithun Eappen Mohan of St Peters Marthoma church, Abbasiya

May Heaven’s choicest blessings be showered upon the cheerful couple.

CONDOLENCE We, The St. Thomas family express our deepest condolence to Dr.Susan Mathew & family, Mem # 317 Emmaus prayer group on the sad demise of her mother Mrs. Mariamma Mathai (80), Mattathu Family, Paruthippara Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Trivandrum. St. Thomas family joins in conveying our heartfelt condolence to the bereaving members of Mr.Abraham Samuel & family, Mem # 279 Ararath prayer group at the loss of his beloved brother Mr. S.Thampi (62), Vathethu Padettathil , Chettikulangara St.Andrews Mar Thoma Church Kannamangalam, who has been called to the heavenly abode. May The Peace that passeth all understanding abide with both the families.


WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES IN JULY We wish the following couples a Happy Wedding Anniversary. Please attend and partake in the thanksgiving prayer during the Holy Communion Service. DATE 5

NAME THOMAS PHILIP KOLETH & SHERIN THOMAS

PRAYER GRP. EDEN

TEL. RES. 25662952

MOBILE 99827389

5

JACOB MATHEW & MARY JACOB

EPHRATH

24338098

97208353

6

THOMAS T. GEORGE & MARIAMMA THOMAS

CANAAN

25636713

97470589

6

GEORGE EAPEN & SHEENA ANNA GEORGE

MAHANAIM

97254038

7

GEORGE MATHEW & SUMA P. EAPEN

CANAAN

99432984

8

ROSHAN P. JACOB & JISHAMOL KURUVILLA

EMMAUS

8

JAMES NATHANIEL & SHEEBA JAMES

ARARAT

65062453 24315306

97287546

9

CHACKO V.J. & LEELAMMA CHACKO. K

EDEN

25648169

99519354

9

SAJI VARGHESE SAMUEL & LOVELY CHACKO

MAHANAIM

25611739

99845904

9

BLESSON DANIEL PHILIP & SHERLIN MARY VARGHESE EMMAUS

25638325

66035539

10

JACOB CHACKO ABRAHAM & SUBY M. VARGHESE

KADESH

25617209

99228448

25649072

11

ANU ABRAHAM K. & ELIZABETH ABRAHAM

EMMAUS

11

RONI THOMAS JOHN & SHERIN ANU RAJU

MIZPAH

97609876 55041085

15

BIJU GEORGE THOMAS & SEEMA ANNIE JOHN

MAHANAIM

25635729

66738237

17

SAJI MATHEW GEORGE & SOSAMMA CHACKO

MIZPAH

25750317

99004109

19

JACOB C. KOSHY & TERSY THOMAS

EDEN

25615982

97643176

23

CHACKO DANIEL & LISSY DANIEL

EDEN

25652751

66165292

23

ALEXANDER DAS & MARYKUTTY ALEXANDER

MAHANAIM

25637873

99582291

24

EBY SAM K. & SHALU EBY

OLIVET

25639980

99985373

24

ANU GEORGE THAKADIYIL THOMAS & ELIZABETH ANU ARARAT

66565360

66565360

26

SUNIL PHILIP & RENJINI SUNIL PHILIP

25349052

66197107

GEEHON

27

SANTHOSH PHILIP & LINCY SOSA VARGHESE

GEEHON

25652543

97910385

29

SAM MATHEW & BEENA THOMAS

EPHRATH

24348036

97104307

30

SHOBIN K. MATHEWS & PREETHI ELIZABETH CHERIAN OLIVET

25638289

65010514

RETREAT FOR BACHELORS, SPINSTERS AND ADULT SINGLES - 08 JULY, 2011 A Retreat will be held, with the interest of bringing all our above members to make them ‘feel at home’, on Friday, 08th July 2011 from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. immediately after the regular service at St. Thomas Center. With intense hope and earnest prayers we solicit your presence in turning this new event of togetherness a mighty success to fortify the unity of St. Thomas family. For more details and registration, please contact Convener - Eapen Mathew, Mob No. : 90076484

Sunday School Junior Choir Senior Choir Yuvajana Sakhyam Sevika Sanghom Edavaka Mission

REGULAR PROGRAMS AT ST.THOMAS CENTRE Summer Vacation Every Thursday at 6.00 TO 7.30 PM Every Thursday at 7.30 TO 9.30 PM Every 1st Friday at Centre after the Worship service And 3rd Sunday at Abbasiya All Saturdays at 5.00 PM All Saturdays at 7.30 PM


26 TUES 11

22 FRI 11

19 TUES 11

15 FRI 11

12 TUES 11

8 FRI 11

5 TUES 11

1 FRI 11

DATE

7:30 AM

07:30 PM

7:30 AM

07:30 PM

7:30 AM

07:30 PM

7:30 AM

07:30 PM

7:30 AM

TIME

STC, SALMIYA

STC, SALMIYA

HOP, NECK, Kuwait City

STC, SALMIYA

HOP, NECK, Kuwait City

STC, SALMIYA

HOP, NECK, Kuwait City

STC, SALMIYA

HOP, NECK, Kuwait City

STC, SALMIYA

VENUE ST THOMAS DAY - "MY LORD AND MY GOD"

THEME

GOSPEL

EPISTLE

PROGRAMME

FIRST LESSON

2 Timothy 3:10-17

SECOND LESSON

EPHRAIM

Prayer Group / Organisation

1 Samuel 1-14

Ephesians 1:1-12

ALL PRAYER GROUPS

ARARATH

CANAAN

EPHRATH

OLIVET

EDEN

KADESH

EDAVAKA MISSION

MIZPAH

Isaiah 52:7-15

St.John 13: 12-20

Deuteronomy 6:4-25

Acts 4: 5-12

3:

Hebrews 4 :12-16

St.John 6:52-58

2 Kings 20: 1-11

1 Peter 2:1-10 Romans 6:1-11

St. Matthew 10:1-10

FASTING PRAYER

St.John 20:24-29

HOLY COMMUNION

HOLY COMMUNION HOLY COMMUNION HOLY COMMUNION

James 5:13-19

STC: ST. THOMAS CENTRE & HOP - Hall OF PEACE

Common Prayer

HOLY COMMUNION

GRACE THAT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION THROUGH THE SACRAMENT HOLY COMMUNION

PEOPLE OF GOD "ROYAL PRIESTHOD"

HOLY COMMUNION 1 Thessalonians 1:2-9

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2010

29 FRI 11 07:30 PM

PRIEST MINISTER OF THE WORD

29 FRI 11

Prayer Groups shall identify and assign appropriate personnel as Two Laymen to Assist in Church services,Two Lesson Readers And Four Children to collect offertory, during Worship services and Holy Communion services for both St.Thomas center & Hall of Peace. Please co-ordinate with Lay Readers .

Sponsership For ST. THOMAS MESSENGER We request individuals /organizations/prayer groups to sponsor our bulletin "Messenger" every month. You could even share the special occasions in your family with the St.Thomas family by sponsoring an issue of "Messenger". Your kind cooperation in this matter is solicited. For futher details,please contact the office bearers in advance.

Trustee Accounts

Vijoy Alexander

Lay Ministrant

Mathew P Alexander

Lay Ministrant

Abraham Stephen

ST.THOMAS OFFICE BEAREERS 2011-2012

Trustee

66284427 / 25624177

Christy Thomas

97835292 / 25650273

Secretary

97100853 / 22623051

John Varghese (Reji)

97867814 / 25663520

Vice President

99086449 / 25627036

John Alexander

66249240 / 25610139


Messenger July 2011