Worship Order
Sunday 11/04/2018
10:00 AM 

WORLD SUNDAY SCHOOL DAY
Holy Communion Service in English
Up-bring the Children in the fellowship
of the Church



Sunday 11/11/2018
8:30 AM
VETERANS DAY
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Church: Light on the Lampstand (Festival of
Unity of Communion of Churches in India)



Sunday 11/18/2018
10:00 AM 
Holy Communion in English
   Annunciation to Zechariah 



Sunday 11/25/2018
8:30 AM
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion in Malayalam
Annunciation of Virgin Mary
 














Sunday 11/04/2018
10:00 AM 

WORLD SUNDAY SCHOOL DAY
Holy Communion Service in English
Up-bring the Children in the fellowship
of the Church



Sunday 11/11/2018 
8:30 AM
VETERANS DAY
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM 
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Church: Light on the Lampstand (Festival of
Unity of Communion of Churches in India)



Sunday 11/18/2018
10:00 AM 
Holy Communion in English
   Annunciation to Zechariah  



Sunday 11/25/2018 
8:30 AM
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM 
Holy Communion in Malayalam
Annunciation of Virgin Mary
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2018 November NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
Dearly Beloved in Christ,

“Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man’’ (1Samuel 2: 26)

The Bible has interesting stories of how men and women in different places and circumstances are called by God for specific tasks. Children are seldom included in those categories.

The book of Samuel begins with the calling of the young boy, Samuel.Elkanah and Hanna prayed for a baby, the Lord granted their petition. They named him Samuel which meant ‘asked of God’. All his life, Samuel was a giant man of prayer. The devout parents dedicated the baby to the Lord, as he was God’s gift. Samuel grew up in Shiloh in the ‘presence of the Lord’. He led a life of service there, with the older priest Eli. While visiting Samuel each year, Hanna brought him a new robe, she made for him for his tabernacle service. Surely, he enjoyed his parents’ encouragement and guidance. They gave priority to spiritual matters and gave him training in the way they wanted him to grow. Unfortunately, many parents today focus on material concerns while ignoring spiritual needs. Three things which parents have to pay attention in bringing up children are followed here. Samuel’s parents lived a model life before him. Albert Einstein once said, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others. It is the only means.’’ Children should be given good training. “Train a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Also parents must pray fervently for their children. Hanna is an example to us in her prayers.

Samuel must have been deeply troubled to see the wickedness of Eli’s sons. They needed far stronger disciplines. They were committing sins worth of death. But the Lord was with Samuel and preserved him from the wickedness around him as He was with Joseph in Egypt. The Lord can protect our children also in this present evil world. The Lord was preparing Samuel for His future plans. In contrast to the wickedness of Eli’s sons, is the faithfulness of Samuel. He centered his life on service to God even at that early age. As he grew, his relationship with the Heavenly father grew stronger. Such a deep bond enabled him to become the ‘faithful prophet’ of Israel. God was about to bring judgment to the house of Eli. But he blessed Elkana, Hanna and their house. At that time spiritual leaders were corrupt. God’s people became disobedient and God was not speaking to His people. It was a tragic time in the history of Israel. The silence of God was His

judgment. But God changed the situation by speaking His precious word to young Samuel. He had an attentive ear and a humble heart to obey. As Samuel grew, the Lord was with him. While the Lord was against Eli and his sons, the Lord blessed Samuel and his ministry. We are celebrating the World Sunday School day on the first Sunday of November. Robert Raikes, an English Publisher, started the first Sunday School in 1780 in England. The Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam was established on 25th February 1905 at the Maramon Convention. The motto of our Sunday School Samajam is “Come to Jesus, bring every child to Jesus’’. Jesus called the children to Him and said, “Let the children come to me do not hinder them, for to such, belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19: 14). To lead a Christian life in today’s world is a big challenge to our children. Bring them to Sunday School and get them connected to Christ at an early age. Let them grow in the Lord like Samuel.

May God bless us all,

With Prayers,

Rev Sajit Thomas John
Vicar

Sunday School
  • Sunday School will be at Church on all Sundays at 9.00 AM.
  • Little Blessing and Junior Blessing will be on Malayalam Service Sundays.
  • World Sunday School will be observed on November 4th
  • Regional celebration of World Sunday School on November 3rd Saturday at Staten Island Mar Thoma Church.
  • General Body meeting of Sunday School will be held at Church on Sunday November 4 after Holy Communion Service to elect office bearers and Committee members for 2019.


www.limcsundayschool.org
Edavaka Mission
  • Edavaka Mission meetings will be held on every Thursday at 7.30 PM at the Church.
  • North East Regional Convention 2018 of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists’ Association will be held on November 2 - 4. Theme: “Call To Be Different From Others” Main Speaker: Mr. Jose Pandanad. Venues: Nov 2 at 7.00 PM : St. John’s MTC, Queens Village, NY Nov 3 at 7.00 PM: St. Thomas MTC, Yonkers, NY 10 Nov 4 @ 10.15 AM: Epiphany MTC, Ozone Park, NY





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.




Youth Fellowship
Weekly Meeting schedule will be either announced in the church or through email sent to Youth Fellowship Members.

YOUNG FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

Regular meeting will be held on Sunday November 18, immediately after the service, at the Church. Food & Childcare will be provided.

CHOIR
Malayalam and English Choir practices will be held either before or after service on their respective weeks.
Yuvajana Sakhyam
  • Meeting schedule will be announced at the Church.
  • General Body Meeting of Yuvajana Sakhyam will be held at Church on November 11 Sunday after Holy Communion Service to elect office bearers and Committee members for 2019.
Sevika Sanghom
  • Weekly Bible Study classes will be held every Tuesday at 10.00 AM at the Church.
  • Monthly meeting will be announced at the Church.
  • Conference of North East Regional Sevika Sangham will be held on Saturday November 10th at Bethany Mar Thoma Church, 90 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962.Main Speaker is Rev. Saju B John, Vicar, Bethany MTC. Registration begins at 8.30 AM and the Registration Fee is $10 per person. 
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