Worship Order
Sunday 09/02/2018
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English 
Jesus: The Great Guru – Education Sunday



Sunday 09/09/2018
8:30 AM
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
SEVIKA SANGHAM DAY  
Women:
Partners in God’s Liberation



Sunday 09/16/2018
10:00 AM

   Holy Communion in English
 
Holy Qurbana: Sacrament of offering



Sunday 09/23/2018
8:30 AM
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion in Malayalam
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
Share the Wisdom of Elderly 
 


Sunday 09/30/2018
10:00 AM

  Holy Communion in English
   Honor the Bond of Marriage













Sunday 09/02/2018
10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in English 
Jesus: The Great Guru – Education Sunday



Sunday 09/09/2018
8:30 AM
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion Service in Malayalam
SEVIKA SANGHAM DAY  
Women:
Partners in God’s Liberation



Sunday 09/16/2018
10:00 AM

   Holy Communion in English
 
Holy Qurbana: Sacrament of offering



Sunday 09/23/2018
8:30 AM
Divine Service in English

10:00 AM
Holy Communion in Malayalam
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
Share the Wisdom of Elderly 
 


Sunday 09/30/2018
10:00 AM
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2018 September NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
Dearly Beloved in Christ,
 
“Then Jesus asked her O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire and her daughter was healed instantly” (Matt:28). 
 
Jesus’ encounter with a Canaanite woman in the ‘heathenish’ region of Tyre and Sidon is very fascinating. Jesus was trying to remain hidden (Mark 7 :24). But somehow the woman heard about Jesus and she came to him with her need. She addressed him ‘Son of David’. She asked for Jesus pity on her daughter who is afflicted by a demon. Jesus’ silence, disciple’s persisting request to send her away but He replied that He was ‘sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel’ and it couldn’t put her away. It only developed her faith. Her replies indicated that her faith was growing and she was unwilling to let Jesus go without getting an answer. “It is faith’s work to claim and challenge loving kindness out of all the roughest strokes of God”. The patience and persistence of this gentile mother is worth much admiration.
While the disciple’s impatience in her persistent following is also very clear. She humbled herself before Jesus without any argument. She was not hurt at Jesus reply. She did not want to eat at the table as children but to eat some of the crumbs falling from the table. Jesus acknowledged her faith and immediately healed her. Jesus said that If you have faith as big as a mustard seed you could move the mountains. The same kind of faith can be seen in other gentile people also. He appreciated the faith of the Roman Centurion. A centurion was an officer over hundred men in the Roman army. He was a man of character and had the sense of duty. He was very much concerned about his lowly servant. Even though he was a gentile but also a man of great faith. The centurion understood that Jesus was a man of authority like himself. As the soldier obeyed the officer Jesus word could heal the sick. Jesus was marveled at his faith and Jesus commended at both of this gentile miracle as people of great faith. 
 
Another centurion seeing Jesus’ horrible death on the cross declared ‘This man must have been a son of God’. While Jesus and his disciple were sailing in the boat, the storm came. Jesus was asleep. The disciple were frightened and accused Jesus of not caring. Jesus called them “You men of little faith. Here we can see the difference between great faith of the ‘Gentile woman and the centurion’, and the’ little faith of the disciples’.  Jesus rebuked Thomas for his unbelief (John20:27). Thomas word’s help us to understand the difference between doubt and unbelief. God warns us against ‘The evil heart of unbelief’. Thomas testimony came from seeing Jesus, “My Lord and My God”.

May the Holy Spirit enable us to be strengthened in our faith.
May God bless us all,
 
With Prayers,


Rev Sajit Thomas John
Vicar

Sunday School
  • New Academic year of Sunday School will start at 9.00 AM on September 9th.
  • Little Blessing and Junior Blessing will also start on September 9.






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Edavaka Mission
  • Edavaka Mission meetings will be held on every Thursday at 7.30 PM at the Church.
  • Regional One Day Conference of North East Region of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists Association will be held at Staten Island Mar Thoma Church on September 8 from 9 AM. 
  • Main Speaker: Rev. P. T. Koshy (Former Gen. Sec, MTVEA)




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 September 16th, immediately after the service, at the Church.
  • Regional Young Family Fellowship will hold a BBQ at LIMTC Church on September 16th Sunday at 1.30 PM. 

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
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.
  • September 9th will be observed as the Sevika Sangham Centenary Day.
  • All women and girls are requested follow dress code by wearing Kerala Sarees or equivalent outfit on September 9.
  • Members will sing the “Sevika Sangham Centenary Song” during the worship service on September 9th.
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