Worship Order
Sunday 10/1/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Witness of the Laity - Voluntary
Evangelists’ Day (17th Sunday after
Pentecost)



Sunday 10/8/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Accept the Difference of God’s
Creation - Day for the people with
Special Skills (18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/15/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Youth: Life Focussed on the Word Youth Sunday (19th Sunday after Pentecost)


Sunday 10/22/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Family: ‘place of Faith Formation’ Family Dedication Sunday (20th Sunday after Pentecost)
 

Sunday 10/29/2017
10:00 AM

English Divine Service
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism (21st Day after Pentecost)









Sunday 10/1/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Witness of the Laity - Voluntary
Evangelists’ Day (17th Sunday after
Pentecost)



Sunday 10/8/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Accept the Difference of God’s
Creation - Day for the people with
Special Skills (18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/15/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Youth: Life Focussed on the Word Youth Sunday (19th Sunday after Pentecost)


Sunday 10/22/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Family: ‘place of Faith Formation’ Family Dedication Sunday (20th Sunday after Pentecost)
 

Sunday 10/29/2017
10:00 AM

English Divine Service
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism (21st Day after Pentecost)














Sunday 10/1/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Witness of the Laity - Voluntary
Evangelists’ Day (17th Sunday after
Pentecost)



Sunday 10/8/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Accept the Difference of God’s
Creation - Day for the people with
Special Skills (18th Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 10/15/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Youth: Life Focussed on the Word Youth Sunday (19th Sunday after Pentecost)


Sunday 10/22/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service inMalayalam
Family: ‘place of Faith Formation’ Family Dedication Sunday (20th Sunday after Pentecost)
 

Sunday 10/29/2017
10:00 AM

English Divine Service
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism (21st Day after Pentecost)

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2017 October NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
Seek God’s Wisdom

Beloved In Christ,

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. But the wisdom from above is first pure then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” James 3 : 13-17. Wisdom is an important thing from ancient days. We should not only have knowledge but also wisdom to use the Knowledge correctly. There are people who are very intelligent but . not able to carry out the simple tasks in their lives. Wisdom is the principal thing. Proverbs 4:7 says, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight”.

True wisdom comes from above. The one that does not come from God is destined to fail. The Bible contains many examples of the folly of man’s wisdom. The building of the tower of Babel seemed like a wise enterprise. But it ended in failure and confusion (Genesis 11: 1-9). It seemed Abraham wise to go to Egypt when famine came in Canan but the result proved otherwise. King Soul thought it was wise to put his own armor on David for his encounter with Goliath but God had different plan. The disciples thought it was wise to dismiss the great crowd and let them find their on food but Jesus fed the multitude. The world by its wisdom rejects God and His word. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1cor 1:18). God’s wisdom will endure for ever. Every increase in man’s knowledge only magnifies the problems.

The evidences of false wisdom can be seen in James 3:!4

1. Jealousy (v.14 a ) : This word carries the meaning selfish ambition and zeal. James 3:1 warns not to be ambitious for personal matters. There is a great deal of selfish thoughts among God’s people. Even the apostles argued who was the greatest in the kingdom of God. The Pharisees used their religious activities to promote the praise of men (Mathew 16:1-8). The wisdom of this world exalts man and robs God of glory. Do we rejoice when others succeed?. Do we have secret envy and criticism? . When the wisdom of the world gets into the church there is a great deal of human glorification.

2. Strife (v. 14 b) : This word means “Party spirit”. The world’s wisdom creates rivalry and division in the church. ”Let nothing be done through strife but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves “ (Phili 2:3).

3. Boasting (v.14 c) :The wisdom of man loves to boast. When God’s wisdom is work there is a sense of humility and submission and you want God to get all the glory.

4. Deceit (v .14 d): “Lie not against the truth”. Firstly there is selfish ambition that leads to party spirit and rivalry. In order to win support of the group we resort to boasting and it usually involve lies.

The wisdom from above operates in a different way than the wisdom that is earthly. Let us turn to the evidences of true spiritual wisdom (James 3:13,17)

1. Meekness : (v:13 ) Meekness is not weakness. It is power under control. The meek person sees only the glory of God and does not cater to the praise of man. There is false humility that some people mistake for meekness. Meekness is the right use of power and wisdom is the right use of knowledge. They go together. The truly wise person will show in his daily life that he is a child of God.

2. Purity (v:17 a) “But the wisdom from above is first pure” describes the importance of holiness. God is Holy hence wisdom from above is pure. Man’s wisdom may lead to sin.

3. Peace (v: 17 b) While earthly wisdom leads to competition rivalry and war. God’s wisdom leads to peace. It is a peace based on holiness. If the church  is pure then there will be peace.  God’s wisdom says “confess sin and my peace will keep things together”.

4. Gentleness (v:17 c) The gentle person does not deliberately cause fights. He does not compromise the truth in order to keep peace.

5. Compliance (v :17 d) God’s wisdom makes the believer agreeable and easy to live with and work with. Man’s wisdom makes a person hard and stubborn. The compliant person is willing to hear others.When Gods wisdom is at work there is a willingness to listen, think, pray and obey whatever God reveals.

6. Mercy ( v:17 e ) “ To be full of mercy “ means to be controlled by it. The person who follows God’s wisdom is controlled by mercy. Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan illustrates the meaning of mercy. The Samaritan could gain nothing from the service except the blessing that comes from doing the will of God and the victim couldn’t pay him back. That is mercy.

7. Good Fruits (v: 17 f) God’s wisdom does not make a life empty, it makes it full.The spirit produces fruit to the glory of God.

8. Sincerity (v :17 g) When man’s wisdom is at work there may be insincerity and pretense.When Gods wisdom is at work there is openness and honesty.
“But where shall wisdom be found?” (Job 28:12). Job himself answers this question ”Behold ,The fear of the Lord is wisdom, and depart from evil is understanding”(Job 28:28). God describes Job as ”There is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil” Job 2.3. Job was a man of wisdom from above. Let the life of Job enlighten us.

As we walk by faith we discover the wisdom of God in our day to day life.

May God Bless You

Rev Sajit Thomas John
Vicar

Sunday School
EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2017 - SUNDAY SCHOOL FALL FEST
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH. 2017 -    REGIONAL WORLD SUNDAY
SCHOOL DAY AT EPIPHANY MARTHOMA CHURCH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017 - SUNDAY SCHOOL
ANNIVERSARY

ANNUAL TALENT FESTIVAL 2017
GRADES 1 & 2 - ENGLISH SOLO - ABIGAIL JACOB - GOLD


www.limcsundayschool.org
Edavaka Mission
Weekly bible study classes will be held every Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Church Conference Room.
Youth Fellowship
Monthly meeting - Sunday, October 22nd at 3:30 PM. Location is TBD.

YFF One Day Conference

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9:00AM-3:00 PM Where:St. John’s Mar Thoma Church Theme:    FAMILY MATTERS – based on Nehemiah 4:14
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”” Nehemiah 4:14 NIV Speakers:    Dr. Sam George and Mrs. Mary George

CHOIR
Malayalam and English choir practices will be held either before or after service on their respective weeks.

Yuvajana Sakhyam
Yuvajana Sakhyam Cottage Prayer Meeting to be announced at the Church.
Sevika Sanghom
SEVIKA SANGHAM MONTHLY MEETING - TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE CHURCH.

SEVIKA SANGHAM DIOCESAN CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD FROM
OCTOBER 12-15, AT MARTHOMA CHURCH OF STATEN ISLAND, 134
FABER ST, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10302

SEVIKA SANGHAM REGIONAL KALAMELA WILL BE HELD ON OCT
28TH, AT ST. JAMES MARTHOMA CHURCH, 42 4TH, HILLBURN, NY 10931.
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