Worship Order
Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)














Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)















Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 10/05/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelist’s Day)
(17th Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 10/12/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Accept the difference of God’s Creation /
Day for mentally and physically challenged
and palliative Patients
(18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/19/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Spirituality of Youth in the modern age
Youth Sunday
(19th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/26/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Faith that has to be formulated in family.
Family Sunday
(20th Sunday after Pentecost)
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2014 October NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
“The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…by the Apostle… or Evangelist…”
(Taken from the Order of Worship for Holy Qurbana)


Dearly Beloved in Christ Jesus,

Last month we tried to understand the significance of the Epistle reading during the Holy Communion service. This month we will try to explore the significance of Gospel reading during Holy Communion service.

The liturgy of the Word has a special significance in Holy Communion service. The Liturgy of the Word includes four readings of Bible and a sermon (preaching). The Gospel portion is read only after the other three readings i.e. 1st lesson, 2nd lesson and the Epistle portion. This signifies that Gospel is the fulfillment of all the other readings. Thus Gospel reading is the epitome or climax of the Liturgy of the Word. I would like to make four important significance in relation to reading of the Gospel.

1.    Gospel is Jesus the Christ
The Greek word for Gospel is euangelion which means “good news” or glad tidings and this good news is Jesus the Christ, the God incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Jn 3:16). So Gospel is only one i.e. Jesus Christ but there are four version/writings of Jesus Christ i.e. of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These writing are words and deeds of Jesus the Christ. The good news for the world is that God has incarnated and has redeemed the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So the Gospel is Jesus Christ. He is the Gospel from God the Father and in believing in Him is eternal life. He is the Logos, the Word of Life from Above.

2.    Gospel reading signifies Christ Presence
Our worship are the proclamation of the salvific work of God in Jesus Christ. The words of Jesus are ‘life-giving words’ that leads one to eternal life. Before Gospel is read Deacon announces, “let us stand in silence, awe and reverence and listen to the proclamation of the living Word of God from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord.” The congregation is reminded to stand and be silent. There should not be any movement or any sort of

disturbance during this time. Jesus Christ himself is the GOSPEL, listening from Gospel signifies “listening to Jesus himself”. Therefore through Gospel, Jesus is speaking to his people. So reading from the Gospel signifies the presence of Jesus Christ himself in our midst. So one has to be cautious of not to dishonor Jesus who is speaking to us through Gospel.

3.    Gospel is Life Giving Proclamation

St. Paul says “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek (Rom1:16). The Gospel proclaims life and salvation to the world through Jesus Christ as against the sin of humanity which brought damnation and death. Jesus through his sacrificial death and resurrection on the Cross redeemed the humanity from the evils of sin. So Jesus is the Life and Salvation to the world.  Jesus is the absolute truth of the salvation history. So reading of Gospel affirms that salvation is possible only ‘in and through Jesus Christ’ who is ‘God incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary.’ In reading the Gospel this salvation is proclaimed and the covenantal relationship between God and humanity is remembered.

4.    In Listening to Gospel we proclaim our belief and faith
The Holy Scriptures are read not only for instructional purposes but these words also lead the worshiping community to repentance and sanctifications. Thus liturgy of the word enable us to partake in the Holy Qurbana. When the celebrant elevates the Bible and says ‘The Holy Gospel of our Lord…,” the Congregation glorifies God the father and seeks God’s blessings upon the world. In reading, listening and preaching the Gospel portion we profess our belief and affirm our faith in Jesus Christ. In other word the community affirms and proclaims the absoluteness of truth of the Gospel as written in the Bible.

May God keep us in His Warm and comforting Embrace.

Rev. Shinoi Joseph
Vicar







Sunday School
Sunday School Anniversary will be held on Sunday, October 19th, 2014.


Edavaka Mission

Edavaka Mission meets every Thursday at 7:30PM at the following locations:

 

Date

Hosting Family

Address & Phone

07/03/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K Mathew

1557 Rosser Ave., Elmont, NY 11003

516-414-2678

07/10/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. V.G. Abraham

260-19,  81st Avenue

Floral Park, NY 110043

718-347-0441

07/17/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. Yohannan Varughese

25 David Avenue

Hicksville, NY 11801

516-942-0723

07/31/2014

 

Rev. & Dr. Shinoi Joseph

2350 Merrick Avenue

Merrick, NY 11566

516-208-3523



Edavaka Mission Activities

Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelist's Association was found by our late Metropolitan Most Rev. Abraham Mar Thoma out of his strong conviction that each Mar Thomite is an Evangelist.  Evangelism is the utmost mission of this Organization.  The Parish level unit is known as the Edavaka Mission and at the Long Island Mar Thoma Church, New York, we give stress to the seven fold activities such as Intercessory Prayer, Bible Study, Sharing of Experience, House Visit, Visiting the Sick, Group Activities etc

Edavaka Mission regular meetings are conducted every
Thursday at 7.30 PM at the Church as well as Members' houses with prior announcement at the Parish on Sundays.  Fasting Prayer meetings are conducted once every month at the members' houses either the last Saturdays or Thursdays depending upon members and Achen's convenience with prior announcement at the Parish on Sundays.
 
Edavaka Mission also support various Mission projects such as sponsorship of students at St. Thomas School, Visakhapatanam, India.  Sponsoraship of an Evangelist in India. Medical and financial aid to different individuals and families based on requests received by Achen time to time.  Edavaka Mission welcomes donations from members for the above mentioned activities and sponsorship.  For details, please contact our Achen Rev. A. B. Binu, Mr. Mammen Samuel or Achamma Jacob.
 
EDAVAKA MISSION
 

Mammen Samuel

Vice President

516-822-2276

Abraham George

Secretary

516-305-4691

Joseph K. Mathew

Treasurer

516-4142678

 

North East Region  Representatives:

Samuel Chacko

516-681-3617

AleyammaYohannan

516-942-0723


Youth Fellowship
Meetings date/time to be announced in Church and via e-mail.

If you would like to receive e-mail notifications about dates/times of upcoming meetings, please contact Mr. Alex Thomas @ atx7248@gmail.com.


Yuvajana Sakhyam
There will be a bake sale / plant sale held on Sunday, October 12th 2014.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the sale.

Monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 3:30PM – 5:30 PM at the residence of
Mr. Shaun & Mrs. Salomi Thomas 
12 Royal Way, Manhasset Hills, NY 11040 / (516) 509-6399


Sevika Sanghom
Monthly meeting date/time to be announced in Church.

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