Sunday January 12th,2020

 Upcoming Services and Events for the Canadian Marthoma

Church for the week, January 12, 2020

 

Next Sunday, January 19, Holy Communion Service in English @ 10 am.

Sunday school begins at 9 am.

 

Marthoma Order of Worship will take place at the CSI Church Toronto (1315 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke), on Sunday, January 26, at 10:30 am. Divine Service in English @ 9 am, here at the Canadian MTC.

 

General Body Meeting Notice:

 

Notice is hereby given that the General Body meeting of the Canadian Mar Thoma

Church will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 159 Sandiford Drive,

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 0Y2, soon after the Holy Communion Service to

transact the following agenda:

 

Agenda:

1. Election of two Assembly members to the Diocese, for the period 2020 to

2023

2. Election of one Mandalam Representative for the period 2020 to 2023

 

All Edavaka Sangham Members are expected to attend this meeting prayerfully.

 

For and on behalf of Executive Committee

Sunita Alexander

Secretary

 

Prayer Meetings:

Area 1 Prayer meeting at the residence of Regi Alexander (Regi & Suji) on

Sunday, January 12, at 5 pm. Phone: 905-492-5055.  Area 1 Prayer group representative to the Executive Committee 2020, will be elected at this prayer meeting.

 

The new revised Prayer Group 6 Prayer meeting will be held at the Canadian

Mar Thoma Church on Sunday, January 12, soon after the Holy Communion

Service. Area 6 prayer group members are kindly requested to stay back in the

Sanctuary for the meeting. Prayer Group representative for Area 6 to the

Executive Committee 2020, will be elected at this prayer meeting.

 

 

 

Area 4 prayer meeting at the residence of Annamma Mathews on Saturday,

January 25, at 6 pm. Phone: 905-591-1664. Area 4 Prayer group representative

to the Executive Committee 2020, will be elected at this prayer meeting. Address

is 339 Mantle Avenue, Stouffville

 

Area 2 Prayer meeting at the residence of Philip Alex (Abey & Sheeba) on Sunday,

January 26, at 5 pm. Phone: 647-858-5558. Area 2 Prayer group representative

to the Executive Committee 2020, will be elected at this prayer meeting.

 

Sunday School Announcements:

 

• Marthoma Order of Worship will take place at the CSI Church Toronto, on

Sunday, January 26, 2020.There will be no Sunday School Classes this day.

 

• A combined March Break retreat with both the St. Mathews MTC and the

Canadian MTC, is scheduled for, Saturday March 14-2020 at St. Mathews

MTC. The theme for the retreat is “Ambassadors for Christ”.  All teachers and students are required to attend. Transportation will be provided. Please mark your calendars and set this day apart for the same. More details will be provided next week.

 

Sevika Sangham Announcement:

 

World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement of Christian women in

170 countries coming together to observe a common day of prayer and action

during the first week in March. Each year a different country serves as the writer

of the WDP worship service, interpreting the Bible in their own context, and

lifting up issues of mission, justice and peace that are important to them. The

WDP motto is “Informed prayer, prayerful action.” In 2020, the World Day of

Prayer Committee chose the theme: “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” based on

John 5:2–9 The women of Zimbabwe welcome you to World day of Prayer 2020

taking place on Friday, March 6.

 

Edavaka Mission Announcement:

General Body Notice:

 

There will be a General Body Meeting of the Edavaka Mission on Friday, January

24, 2020, at 7:30 PM at the church along with a prayer meeting to transact the

following agenda.

 

1)To present and approve the annual report of the Edavaka Mission for the year

2019.

2) To present and approve the annual account of the Edavaka Mission for the

year 2019.

 3) To present and approve the budget of the Edavaka Mission for the year

2020.

4)To elect the following committee members:

4. a) Vice-President

4. b) Secretary

4. c) Treasurer

4. d) Auditor

4. e) Representatives to the committee from the prayer groups 1 to 7

5) AOB with the permission of the chair

 

Signed, Edavaka Mission Secretary, Alexander Philip

 

Yuvajana Sakhyam Announcement:

• Please note, members who have purchased the tickets for Kalasandhya-

2020 and have yet to pay, please make your payments promptly to one of

the Yuvajana Sakhyam representatives.

• St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church is hosting a session led

by the Toronto Police on various aspects of Canadian life and is inviting

youths and new immigrants. This is taking place on Sunday, Jan 19, from

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the church located at 115 Ionview Road, Toronto.

 

Diocesan Directory:

Price for the Diocesan Directory has increased from $15 to $20 effective January

2020. Those who have already indicated and expressed interest in having a

copy, not to worry. You will receive the copy at the cost of $15. Please see

Alexander P Alexander, Diocesan representative, if you wish to obtain a copy.

 

Birth Announcement:

Jerry Idiculla and Blessy Thomas has been blessed with a baby boy Nehemiah

Varghese Idiculla on January 9, 2020. Congratulations to the proud parents.

 

 

Thank you’s……….

 

I wanted to take a moment to thank the CSI Church Toronto, for this special

Service. What a joy it is to get together with the family of God in worship. We are

so appreciative of Rev. Aneesh Padickamannil, the Choir, and all the members of the CSI Church, for being part of leading the worship service this morning. Worship like this continues to enable us to function as a healthy and vibrant church. The beautiful sound of music filling the atmosphere with praise to God and sounds on the various instruments or vocal expression, such talents and gifts are a wonderful enhancement to all that takes place in service.  On behalf of our dear Achen, Rev. Sunil Mathew, the Executive Body of the church and CMTC family, I want to thank you for the time, work, and heart that you put into preparing the special music for the service. I know that the choir has worked diligently over the past few weeks, to provide beautiful hymns, songs, and musical testimonies that you have added to this worship service,

 

Achen, it was wonderful to see the Holy Spirit ministering to you and through

you as you shared the timeless truths of the Word of God! Thank you Achen. A

big thank you to one and all from the CSI Church Toronto.

 

I cannot thank the Lord enough for an excellent leadership, moral and spiritual

support that we continue to receive from our Achen, Rev. Sunil Mathew. We are

so honored and privileged to have Rev. Sunil Mathew Achen. Thank you Achen

for always being there for us.

 

We have fellowship lunch arranged for all, soon after the service. 

 

Quarterly bulletins can be picked up from the information desk. Please limit to

one, per family.

 

Thank you and have a blessed week.