Sunday June 30th, 2019

 Announcements for Sunday, June 30, 2019


Next Sunday, July 7, Holy Communion Service in Malayalam @ 10.00 am Common Session at 9:30 am.


Sunday school Announcements:

1. Sunday school Appreciation day was held last Sunday.  Special thanks to all the students, teachers and volunteers for their participation.  Acknowledge and thank Tom Kalampukattu, Coordinator of the event.

2. Today is the third day of VBS.   Please uphold Sunday school in your prayers.


Annual Church Picnic:

The date for the Church Picnic has been postponed to Saturday, August 24.  Please mark your calendars.  More details to follow closer to the date. 


Youth Fellowship Announcement:

The Canadian Mar Thoma Church Youth Fellowship invite you to their inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 

-        July 13, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

-        Stouffville District Secondary School, 801 Hoover Park Drive

-        Price: $20 per player and $10 per spectator

You can register as a team or as an individual player!

There will be 2 divisions: The Junior division will be ages 13 to 16, The Senior division will be ages 17 to 45

Registrations are done online.  The tournament is open to anyone and ALL. 

Lunch will be served to all Registrants and Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division! For more info: go to the website or email -

PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Deadlines are fast approaching!

Sponsors are invited to sponsor the prizes or the refreshments! If you would like to be a sponsor for the tournament, please contact Brianna Varghese, Joshua John, Nithin Jacob or Reuben Alexander.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Youth fellowship prayer meeting at the residence of Nikki Anne George on June 30th at 6:00 pm.  Her address is 67 Janray Dr., Scarborough, ON, M1G 1Y5.


There will be a youth prayer meeting at the residence of Tania Mani on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 6 pm.  Address:  199 Flagstone Way, New market


Choir Announcement:

The Canadian Mar Thoma Church Choir would like to extend an invitation to ALL members of our parish for an Instrumentalist audition.  This audition is open to all members of our church and will be conducted on July 6th at 11:30 am.  All those interested are asked to give their names to our Choir Secretary or Choir Leaders.  The registration forms are available in the foyer.  We are looking for a variety of instruments, so please feel free to sign up!  All auditioners are required to play a two-minute piece.   


Edavaka Mission Announcement:

This week Edavaka Mission Meeting will be combined with Praise & Worship  and will be led by Leena Mathew, at the church, on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm.  Bible Trivia deadline is Sunday, June 30.  Please make your submissions no later than 12 pm to Sunil Achen or the Edavaka Mission Secretary, Alexander Philip.      


Sevika Sangham Announcements:

General body meeting of the Sevika Sanghom is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, June 30th at the church after the Holy Communion service.

President, Rev. Sunil Mathew will preside the meeting.  All Sevika Sanghom members are requested to attend the meeting.

Agenda as follows:

1) Decision to close the CMTC Sevika Sanghom account with TD Canada trust and to merge with Canadian Marthoma Church Accounts. 

2) Any Other Business with the permission of the Chair.

Signed, Jeena Sajan, Sevika Sanghom Secretary


A Joint Sevika Sangham Retreat is scheduled to take place on  Saturday, September  14, 2019.  Day to be filled with spiritual encouragement, Praise and Worship and Devotion. Along with this, we have Rev. Ajit Varghese who will talk to us about “Coping with Stress” and last but not least “Tips/Information” about Ayurveda by Dr. Lincy Benjamin.  We are hoping that all sevika’s will come out and be part of 2019 Retreat. 
Details are as follows:

ThemeEqual Participation in the Ministry of the Kingdom of God'

Location: CMTC church @159 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, Ontario

Time: 9:30am-3:00pm (9:30 – 09:50 am will be light breakfast and Registration)

Fees: $15.00

For more info, please contact the Coordinators, Julie Varghese & Suji Regi


Diocesan Sevika Sanghom Conference 


October 10 th -13 th , 2019

Hosted By:




Registration deadline is June 30 2019. After this date there will be a $25 late fee in addition to the other payments. Please ensure that you register on time. On line registration is available to make the registration process faster for you. 

For more information, please contact the Sevika Sangham Secretary, Jeena Sajan or you may contact the Conference Convener, Mariamma Thomas & Conference Secretary, Sherry Reji


Fasting Prayer meeting on Wednesday, July 3 at 10 am at the church.


Kerala Christian Ecumenical Fellowship - St.Thomas Day 2019

As the day is fast approaching, please  make sure the participation of your  youth or  sunday school children  for the St.Thomas Day celebration.  Please confirm your program participation not later than July 8th 


If you are interested to be part of Rev. Dr. P. K. Mathew Memorial Quiz Competition -2019 taking place on Saturday September 21, 2019, please contact our Edavaka Mission Secretary, Alexander Philip or our KCEF Committee Member, Alexander P Alexander.  Deadline to sign up is July 21, 2019. Topic for this year is: Isaiah Chapters 1-33 and full book of the St. John’s Gospel.


New Comers Meet:

There will be a newcomers meeting next Sunday, July 7 soon after the Holy Communion Service in the sanctuary.  This meeting is for anyone and all families who has come new to this country in the last two years.


Deuteronomy 16:17  says - Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.  This is a friendly reminder to contact the trustees to make your contribution towards the Parish Day Collection if you wish to do so, at your earliest convenience. 



It is with deep sadness that we inform you the passing away of Mr. Stephen Samuel, 75 years, brother in law of Joseph Varughese (Appukuttan & Ray) on Wednesday, June 26 @ 5 pm.  Viewing will take place at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham ON L3R 5G1 on Tuesday, July 2nd from 5 pm to 9 pm.  And Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Road, Scarborough ON M1H 2Y9 beginning with viewing from 10 am to 11 am, followed by the funeral service.  Please uphold the bereaved family in our prayers. 


Floral Arrangement in the madbaha is sponsored by Abraham George & family (Shaju & Annie)


Thank you:

It gives me immense pleasure and honor to thank you, Kuruvilla Achen on behalf of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church and on Sunil Achen’s behalf.  Thank you for accepting our invitation to be the Director of this years Vacation Bible School.  Truly honored and blessed to have you in our midst.  You are an inspiring leader and thank you for being generous with your time.  Children have thoroughly enjoyed the time with you through the sessions, singing and fellowship and I am sure they are looking forward to more sessions with you.  Thank you for leading a blessed Holy Communion Service and an inspiring message…...   We are grateful to you for taking the time in spite of all other events that have come your way and being here to bless us with your presence and leadership.  We are so delighted to have you.  Thank you Achen.