Worship Order
Sunday 12/03/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
Visitation of Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (Bible Sunday)



Sunday 12/10/2017
8:30 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Birth of John the Baptist



Sunday 12/17/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Annunciation to Joseph


Saturday 12/23/2017
6:30 PM

Christmas Carol Service


Sunday 12/24/2017
8:30 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Sunday before Christmas
Our Lord is Coming
 

Monday 12/25/17
9:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Yaldo - Fiest of Nativity - Birth of our Lord
(End of 25 days Lent)



Sunday 12/31/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
(Young Family Fellowship Sunday)
Year Ending - ‘God our Helper and Redeemer’


Sunday 12/31/2017
9:30 PM

Year Ending - Watch Night Service
‘God our Helper and Redeemer’
Intercessory Prayer, Witnessing followed by
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam












Sunday 12/03/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
Visitation of Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (Bible Sunday)



Sunday 12/10/2017
8:30 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Birth of John the Baptist



Sunday 12/17/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Annunciation to Joseph


Saturday 12/23/2017
6:30 PM

Christmas Carol Service


Sunday 12/24/2017
8:30 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Sunday before Christmas
Our Lord is Coming
 

Monday 12/25/17
9:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
Yaldo - Fiest of Nativity - Birth of our Lord
(End of 25 days Lent)



Sunday 12/31/2017
10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in English
(Young Family Fellowship Sunday)
Year Ending - ‘God our Helper and Redeemer’


Sunday 12/31/2017
9:30 PM

Year Ending - Watch Night Service
‘God our Helper and Redeemer’
Intercessory Prayer, Witnessing followed by
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam














Sunday 12/03/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
Visitation of Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (Bible Sunday)

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2017 December NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
JOY TO THE WORLD

Dearly beloved in Christ

Luke 2:10-17 “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (vs.10-11)… And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child (vs. 17).”

This was the first announcement of the Messiah’s birth by an angel. It was not to priests or scribes but to some anonymous shepherds. The angel revealed the gracious, loving, forgiving, seeking and saving action of God towards humankind. Shepherds were really outcasts in Israel. Their work made them ceremonially unclean and kept them away from the temple for weeks at a time. But God does not call the rich and the mighty. He calls the poor and the lowly. (Luke 1:51-52: He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate.)
The Messiah came to be both the Good Shepherd (John 10) and the Lamb of God, who was to be sacrificed for the sins of the world (John 1:29). So it was fitting that the good news about God’s shepherd and lamb be given first to the humble shepherds. God selected hard working men to be the first witnesses that His son has come into the world. At first, one angel appeared and gave the glad announcement. Then a chorus of angels joined him and gave a song of praise. The shepherds were afraid at what they saw and heard.

“Fear not” is one of the key themes of Christmas message and the good news is for everybody. The good news was that God had sent a Savior for humankind. The whole purpose of the plan of salvation is the ‘’glory of God”. (Eph 1:6). The angels praised God at creation (Job 38:7) and now they praised him at the beginning of the new creation. God’s glory had dwelt in the tabernacle (Exo 40:34) and in the temple (2 Chron 7:1-3) but had departed because of the nations’ sin. (1 Samuel 4:21). Now God’s glory was returning to earth in the person of His Son. (John 1:14). The shepherds immediately rushed to Bethlehem. It was ‘the first Christmas rush’. It was different from the Christmas rush we see today. They found Him after a search (Luke 2:16). They worshiped Him and marveled at God’s grace and goodness. The shepherds are good examples to imitate for us today. They received by faith the message God sent them and then responded with immediate obedience. After finding the baby, they reported the good news to others, “glorifying and praising God” (Luke 2:20). They took the place of the angel. They humbly returned to their duties as new men back to their same old job.

As we begin to observe this advent season, let us think about ourselves. Are we transformed by the birth of Jesus like the shepherds? Are we able to share this good news with others? Or just like that ‘little inn in Bethlehem’ on the first Christmas, our lives too get so crowded and so filled up that we don’t have room for Christ.
Christmas brings us good news that unto us a savior is given. If you don’t have Christmas in your heart you are not able to find it under your tree. One of the most famous and beloved paintings in the world today is Holman Hunt’s painting ‘The light of the world’. In the painting the resurrected Christ is depicted. Christ holds a lantern in his hand which is a symbol of salvation. He is knocking at the door – the door of a human heart. There is no latch on the outside. The door can be opened only from within. Only you can let, the light of God’s love, which is incarnated in Jesus into your heart. Let this Christmas be the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and may Jesus be the light of our Christmas celebration.

Let us praise our Lord Almighty for all His Grace and blessings showered upon us this year. We were blessed with the presence of our metropolitan Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma in our parish. We are thankful to him for his visit. I also express my sincere gratitude to all the office bearers and committee members for their selfless service.

I wish you all a meaningful Christmas.
Yours in His ministry,

Rev Sajit Thomas John
Vicar

Sunday School
December 3, 2017 - Sunday School Anniversary and Our Local World Sunday School Day.

Sunday School Anniversary will be right after the Holy Communion Service. World Sunday School Day will be during Service and the enevelopes will be collected that day as well.



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Edavaka Mission
Weekly bible study classes will be held every Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Church Conference Room.
Youth Fellowship
WEEKLY MEETING SCHEDULE WILL BE EITHER ANNOUNCED IN THE CHURCH OR THROUGH EMAIL SENT TO YOUTH FELLOW-SHIP MEMBERS.

YOUNG FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
Meeting to be announced at the Church

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

Yuvajana Sakhyam
MONTHLY MEETING TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE CHURCH.
Sevika Sanghom
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY CLASSES WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY AT 10:00 AM AT THE CHURCH.
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