Sunday March 8th, 2020

Announcements for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Next Sunday, March 15, Holy Communion Service in Malayalam @ 10:30 am.Sunday School begins at 9 am.

Lenten Prayer Meetings this week:

Thursday, March 12, Lenten Prayer meeting at the residence of Regi Alexander (Regi &Suji) at 7:30 pm.  760 Craighurst Court, Phone # 905-492-5055

Friday, March 13, Lenten Prayer meeting at the residence of Alexander John (Jiji &suni) at 7:30 pm.  Address: 17 Lacona Crescent, Richmond Hill Phone # 905-773-5749

Blessing of the Foundation Stone for the Phase 2 Construction Project:

Blessing of the Foundation stone will take place this morning and it is truly an honor and privilege to have our beloved Thirumeni, Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa bless the foundation stone for the Phase 2 Construction Project.  Kindly requested to prayerfully attend the same.

Sunday School Announcements:

Joint Sunday School March Break Retreat at St. Mathews MTC next Saturday, March 14.  Buses will leave the Canadian MTC premises at 8 am sharp.  Students will arrive back at the Canadian MTC between 6 and 6:30 pm. All Students and teachers are expected to attend the retreat.  Students are expected to bring their bibles, notebook, writing accessories and water bottle.

Announcement from the regional youth conference committee.

Arun & Joann Conference Convenors

It is with great joy we announce that this year’s conference will be hosted by our youth fellowship over the Victoria Day long weekend. Together, we will be exploring the theme of “overcoming with Christ”, taken from Romans 12:21.

This year we are going to be doing something different, we are opening up the registration for whole of Canada, spots are limited so if you’re between ages 13-35, you can now register for $150 at overcome2020.com.

Upcoming fundraiser for the youth conference:

The CMTC Youth Fellowship will be conducting a games night as a fundraising event for the upcoming Regional Youth Conference. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Anyone above the age of 12 are invited and admission will be $15.00 per person. This fun-filled night will include board games, interactive games, and dinner.

Please keep the upcoming regional youth conference in your prayers.

Thank you,RYC Finance Team

Sevika Sangham Announcements:

GENERAL BODY Notice:

The Annual General Body Meeting of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church Sevika Sanghom will be held on March 15, 2020 at the Canadian Mar Thoma Church,159 Sandiford drive, Whitchurch, Stouffville, soon after the Holy communion service, to transact the following agenda. President Rev. Sunil Mathew will preside over the meeting.

Agenda

1.To present and approve the Annual Report for the year 2019

2.To present and approve the income and expenditure for the year 2019

3.Present and accept the auditors report for the year 2019

4.Present and approve the budget for the year 2020

5. Election for the following posts for the year 2020

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Auditor

Committee members for the Areas 1 to 7

6.Any other business with the permission of the chair.

All Sevika Sanghom members are requested to attend.

JeenaSajan

Sevika Sanghom Secretary

Obituary:

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Mrs. Molly Koshy (80 years), on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Bangalore, India.  She is the mother of our members, Anil Koshy & Sunil Koshy. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, March 8 at the Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Bangalore.  Please uphold the family in our prayers.  

Birth Announcment:

Benjamin and Lincy have been blessed with a baby boy, Marcus, on Monday, March 2, 2020.  Congratulations to the proud parents.

Sandeep and Blessy have been blessed with a baby girl, Olivia, on Monday, March 2, 2020.  Congrutulations to the proud parents and grand parents.

CMTC Whatsapp Group& Email Communication:

If you are interested to be part of the Whatsapp group of the church, please sign up on the sheet placed on the info desk in the foyer.  If you are not receiving email communications from the church, please bring it to the attention of Sunilachen or the Secretary. 

 Floral Arrangement in the madbaha is sponsored by families of first Holy Communicants.

 The Inaugural function of the Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Committee took place yesterday and it was truly an honor to have our Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenosofficially inaugurate the committee.  We had dignitaries, distinguished guests, directors of CMRC and members of the mar thoma churches present.  It was a significant milestone in the history of the Mar Thoma Church in Canadaand it was a blessing to all those in attendance.  Take this time to thank everyone who worked hard and behind the scenes especially to Shiju Mathews who coordinated food for all attendees, the tech team, the choirs and Sunday school presentation from both from the St. Mathews MTC and the Canadian MTC.  Special acknowledgement to Rev. Moncy Varghese Achen from the St. Mathews MTC and our Sunil Achen for their leadership and prayerful support.  Thank one and all, for their participation. 

 First Communicants:

Our beloved Thirumeni’s exhortation to children yesterday, about the importance of Holy Communion was a refresher for parents who attended the session.  Children received a good understanding and knowledge of what it is to be a full communicant member of the church.  This morning, as a church, we would like to congratulate them and appreciate them for the stand they have taken and continue to uphold them in prayer as they walk in the faith.  

Thank you and have a blessed week!