Worship Order
Sunday 5/07/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Communion with Risen Lord in Daily Life
Metropolitan Fund – (3rd Sunday after
Easter)



Friday 5/14/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
Jesus Christ the way, truth and life
(4th Sunday after Easter)



Sunday 5/21/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Mission as Sharing Christ
(5th Sunday after Easter)



Sunday 5/28/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
(DSMC Sunday) (6th Sunday after Easter)














Sunday 5/07/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Communion with Risen Lord in Daily Life
Metropolitan Fund – (3rd Sunday after
Easter)



Friday 5/14/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
Jesus Christ the way, truth and life
(4th Sunday after Easter)



Sunday 5/21/2017
9:00 AM
English Divine Service

10:00 AM

Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
Mission as Sharing Christ
(5th Sunday after Easter)



Sunday 5/28/2017
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
(DSMC Sunday) (6th Sunday after Easter)















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2017 May NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
Beloved in Christ,
Prayer was one of the most inevitable things in the life of Jesus. He prayed to the Father Almighty and taught his disciples to pray. During the time of heavy distress and pain he prayed to the Father and submitted himself into the hands of God. He asks his disciples to get up and pray so that they don't fall into temptation. But those who failed to pray went terrified and scared. The apostle Matthew has clearly depicted how Jesus taught his disciples to pray in the Sermon on the Mount. In Mathew chapter 6, Jesus asks us to have a personal relationship with God which will enable us to lead a life which is holy and
blessed.

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."- Matt. 6:6. In Mathew chapter 7, Jesus gives you and me an assurance "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
You will be blessed if you pray. When we turn to the book of Samuel, we find Hannah, a young lady who prayed to God, weeping copiously in her deep anguish. She kept on praying and the Lord blessed her with a baby boy. The prophet Jonah prayed to the Lord our God from inside the fish. From the heart of the sea his prayers were answered and he was delivered."He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord , and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry" - Jonah. 2: 2 Augustine had led a life of sin at his early age. His mother Monica's fervent and continuous prayers transformed him into a God fearing man. Later he became a Saint.

Prayer is power. A Prayerful person is a powerful person. A Powerful person is the one who takes right choices at the right time. From the life of Daniel, we can understand that he took right decisions in his life. He resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine. He chose character over comforts. As a result in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned, he found Daniel ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. And also when his faith was put to test by the decree issued by the King and other officials, he was ready to face the
consequences. He took the right decision.

"Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his room upstairs where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before." - Daniel 6:10 Even though he was thrown into the lion's den, the Lord had shut the mouths of the lions. No wound was found on him because he had trusted in his God.

Jesus showed his unconditional and sacrificial love on the cross. Let's grow in His unconditional love. I consider the appointment in the Long Island Mar Thoma Church as part of a divine plan. I extend my sincere thanks to Rev. Shinoi Joseph and family for his service.

May God bless us all

Rev. Sajit Thomas John
Vicar

Sunday School
>>  SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:00 AM
>>  LITTLE BLESSINGS MINISTRY (AGES 3-7) WILL BE HELD ON ALL
       MALAYALAM SERVICE SUNDAY’S AT 9:00 AM.

BELOW IS A LIST OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL:-

SUNDAY, MAY 7TH 2017 - DIOCESAN EXAMINATION

SATURDAY, MAY 13TH 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM SPRING FEST

SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2017 - SENIOR GRADUATION CEREMONY

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - LOCAL TALENT FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017 - SUNDAY SCHOOL END OF THE YEAR CEREMONY

JULY 6TH TO 9TH, 2017 - JUNIOR & SENIOR CONFERENCE

JULY 11TH TO 16TH, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NORTH EAST REGION SUNDAY SCHOOL REGIONAL TALENT FESTIVAL
Edavaka Mission
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY CLASSES WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY AT 7:30 PM AT THE CHURCH CONFERENCE ROOM.
Youth Fellowship
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – ELEMENT 26
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 5TH, 12TH, 19TH
AT 7:00 PM. LOCATIONS ARE TO BE DETERMINED.

YOUNG FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY MAY 28TH. LOCATION TO BE
DETERMINED.

CHOIR

MALAYALAM AND ENGLISHCHOIR PRACTICES WILL BE HELD EITHER BEFORE OR
AFTER SERVICE ON THEIR RESPECTIVE WEEKS.
Yuvajana Sakhyam
MONTHLY COTTAGE PRAYER MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 2017 AT 1:30 PM AT THE RESIDENCE OF MR. & MRS. CHERIAN KOVOOR, 1766 GRANT AVENUE, EAST MEADOW, NY 11554
Sevika Sanghom
MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 20TH at 10:00 AM AT THE CHURCH..


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