Worship Order
Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)














Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)















Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)













Sunday 09/07/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Education for Liberation-Education Sunday
(13TH Sunday after Pentecost)




Sunday 09/14/2014
 9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

 10:00 AM   

Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
Women as Change makers- Sevika Sanghom Day
(14TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/21/2014
10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – English
Accepting the Elderly (Senior Citizens Day)
(15TH Sunday after Pentecost)



Sunday 09/28/2014
9:00 AM   
English Divine Service

10:00 AM   
Holy Communion Service – Malayalam
The Sacrament of Babtism
(16TH Sunday after Pentecost)
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2014 September NEWSLETTER
Message from our vicar
Dearly Beloved in Christ Jesus,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    As we are in the process of understanding and exploring the meaning of the liturgy of Holy Communion, we need to know the significance of the Epistle reading in the Holy Communion service.

    In the Holy Qurbana service there are four readings from the Bible-one from OT, one from NT, one Epistle portion and one Gospel portion. These readings signifies the importance and centrality of the Word of God. The lectionary of the Mar Thoma Church for every Sunday/Special days has a particular theme and all the readings focuses on that same theme. The idea is to bring the message/theme more clearly to the worshipping community. So all the readings are complementary to one another.

    The Epistle is read by a Deacon facing the congregation. The Epistle is always linked with Gospel. The Epistle reading has great significance in the Liturgy of Mar Thoma Church. Its significance is understood by the fact that there is no liturgy without Epistle and Gospel reading. Gospel is read at the last as the fulfilment of all the other readings. If Gospels are “proclamation of Life and salvation,” Epistles are exhortation and teaching for fruitful Christian living. The epistle reading can be from one of the epistles or from the Acts of the Apostles or even sometimes from book of Revelations.

    All the books of the New Testament (NT) including the Gospels emerged out of the need of the early Christian community. As the Christian community grew in strength and number after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there arouse many problems within the Christian community. In order to deal with those problems and also to guide the life of early Christians, Epistles were written. So Epistles emerged out of a particular context or situations of the early Christian community. As Epistles were written by the Apostles or early Church leaders, these Epistles denotes their presence even when they were not physically present in the early Christian community. These Epistles were highly revered and were looked into when the community encountered an issue. These Epistles were read by the church leaders when people assembled for worship. The scripts were copied and were circulated to other churches. These epistles were considered as solutions to the various problems. Christian doctrines and theology has its bases on these writings as they were valuable teachings and instructions of the disciples of Jesus Christ. These letters contain valuable insight and principles for living as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Epistles deal with theological, ethical, moral, socio-religious and liturgical issues. It is these epistles that gave base for the systematic growth of Church.

    The epistles are exhortations and teachings which educated the early Christian community to live a life pleasing to God. These Epistles also warned them against the false teachings, false practices and all evils. They served as the guiding and corrective forces. They are relevant to Christians of all ages as Epistles contain instructions for proper Christian living and behavior.  To conclude we can say that the Epistle reading has the following significances in the Liturgy of the Holy Communion.

1.    As Epistles were a guide to early Christians, these readings help us to understand the life and practices of the early Christian community.
2.    Epistles are exhortations and teachings of the Apostles or Church leaders.
3.    Epistles help us to understand the mind of the disciples of Jesus and early Church leaders in dealing with particular issues or problems.
4.    Epistles teach us Christian values and morals.
5.    Epistle reading gives us insight to deal with the present problems and evils in the society and Church.
6.    Epistles enable us to understand Christian doctrines and theology.
7.    Epistle enable us to discern the will and teaching of Jesus Christ.

May God keep us in His Warm and comforting Embrace.

Rev. Shinoi Joseph
Vicar



Sunday School
First day of Sunday School and Teachers Dedication will be on Sunday, September 7TH, 2014.

Northeast Regional Sunday School Talent Festival will be held at Long Island Mar Thoma Church on Saturday, September 20TH, 2014.

1st Parent & Teachers Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 28TH, 2014.


Edavaka Mission

Edavaka Mission meets every Thursday at 7:30PM at the following locations:

 

Date

Hosting Family

Address & Phone

07/03/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph K Mathew

1557 Rosser Ave., Elmont, NY 11003

516-414-2678

07/10/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. V.G. Abraham

260-19,  81st Avenue

Floral Park, NY 110043

718-347-0441

07/17/2014

 

Mr. & Mrs. Yohannan Varughese

25 David Avenue

Hicksville, NY 11801

516-942-0723

07/31/2014

 

Rev. & Dr. Shinoi Joseph

2350 Merrick Avenue

Merrick, NY 11566

516-208-3523



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.
 
EDAVAKA MISSION
 

Mammen Samuel

Vice President

516-822-2276

Abraham George

Secretary

516-305-4691

Joseph K. Mathew

Treasurer

516-4142678

 

North East Region  Representatives:

Samuel Chacko

516-681-3617

AleyammaYohannan

516-942-0723


Youth Fellowship
Monthly meeting dates/times will be announced in Church. 

If you would like to receive e-mail notifications about dates/times of upcoming meetings, please contact Mr. Alex Thomas @ atx7248@gmail.com.

The 2014 Youth Retreat will be held from
Friday, August 8th – Sunday, August 10th, 2014 in Refreshing Mountains, PA.

Guest Speakers include:  Dr. Shaun Rajan, Rev. V.M. Mathew & Rev. Shinoi Joseph
Registration Fee: $110

If you are interested in attending, but have not registered for the retreat,
please contact a Youth Fellowship Committee member as soon as possible.

Yuvajana Sakhyam
The Northeast Regional Yuvajana Sakhyam is hosting a Kalamela
on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:00AM. 
For more information, please contact
Mr. Lagi Thomas @ 516-849-0368 or Mr. Jibi P. Mathew @ 516-849-4537.

Sevika Sanghom
Sevika Sanghom Northeast Regional Kalamela will be held at Long Island Mar Thoma Church on September 13TH, 2014.  Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M.

Sevika Sanghom Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 14TH, 2014.

Sevika Sangham Auction will be held on Sunday, September 27TH, 2014 in the Church Auditorium after the Worship Service. 

Monthly meeting date/time to be announced in Church.

Updates
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