August 29,2021

  Announcements for Sunday August 29, 2021

1.                 Felicitation letter to Suffragan Metropolitans

 

2.                 Next Sunday, September 5th, we will have Divine worship service in Malayalam at 10 AM.

We don’t have any online registration for this Divine Worship service. Everyone is welcome to attend this service in-person. After arrival, fill the Covid declaration forms, have temperature checks at the reception counter.

The service is also live streamed on our YouTube Channel.

3.                 Virtual House Visit

There are no Virtual House Visit this week.

4.                 Harvest Festival 2021

Today after the church service, we are organizing our Harvest Festival.

We welcome all who are present here and watching this service online to participate in this event. Lunch will also be served for all the in-person attendees.

We request your  active participation by donating homegrown vegetables, plants, home made snacks, paintings or any brand new items and by participating in the talent shows and auctions.

If you don’t have any items for donation, you can also participate by buying items in auctions or as donation by cheque or e-transfer to treasurer@marthoma.ca and include “Harvest Festival” in the Memo.

For those who are unable to attend the Harvest Festival in person, We are also starting  a zoom session soon after the end of this service. The  zoom link was shared yesterday in Whats app and through emails.

5.                 Mar Thoma Messenger and Light to Life  Announcement

 

As announced last week, we request all families to subscribe to the Mar Thoma Messenger, which is the official publication of our Diocese.

Subscription Rates are:

3 years = $35.00

Life Members = $300.00

 

For New subscriptions/renewals or to contribute articles for the upcoming Messenger publications, please contact the Diocesan assembly members, Benny V. Joseph or George Mathew Madackal or our church secretary Robin Thomas.   

 

"Light to Life '' is a Mar Thoma mission project that aims to develop communities by supporting the educational needs of children in villages of India and in the Native American mission fields. Several Mar thoma members in North America have been contributing to this noble cause by sponsoring children across India.

A contribution of $25 per month is all it takes to sponsor a child. We would like to request the members who already promised  sponsorship to kindly provide the pledged amount starting September 2021. We are also looking for new sponsors. Kindly contact George Mathew Madackal and Benny Joseph for more details.

From Benny Joseph & George Mathew Madackal, Diocesan Assembly Representatives.

6.                    Edavaka mission Announcement

 

1.              On Tuesday, August 31th and Friday, September 3rd    - weekly prayer meeting held @ 8 pm virtually using google meet.

2.              Chain prayer held every Saturday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

From Itty Thomas, Edavaka mission secretary.

 

7.                 Fasting prayer  will be held on Wednesday, September 1st @10:30 am virtually using  

Google meet.

 

8.              Sunday School Announcement

 

Sunday school classes for 2021 - 2022 year will be starting from 12th  September 2021.

 

From Tom C.Thomas,Sunday School Representative.

 

9.                  Sevika Sanghom Announcement

 

1.  MIND Initiative

Sevika Sanghom  is requesting participation from the members to come forward as volunteers in making sandwiches and dropping them off in the shelter. Kindly contact secretary Shanti Jojo or the convenors (Mary Susan Thomson,Susan Samuel,Elizabeth Pothen or Julie Varghese) for further information.

From Shanti Jojo, Sevika Sanghom Secretary

 

10.               Birth Announcement

We are delighted to announce the birth of a granddaughter to our members Jacob George and Shoba Jacob today. Mom and baby are both doing well. Congratulations to the proud parents (Kingsley and Clinta Jacob) and grandparents.

11.            Obituary

Mr. Mohan Philip (69 yrs), brother of our member Alexander Philip (Alex & Tiji, Area Prayer group-4), passed away in Kerala on August 26th  at 7:45 pm Indian time. He was a member of Kundara Salem MTC.

Funeral will be held on Monday August 30th .

 We, the CMTC family, express our deepest condolences and prayers. Please keep the bereaved families in our prayers.

 

12.         Thank you Joseph Chacko Achen for leading today’s Holy Communion service, Students dedication service and for delivering a meaningful sermon to all of us.

 

Thank you to all students for attending the dedication service and to all members and guests for attending today’s Holy Communion service in-person and online.

 

Request your continued presence and  active participation for the Harvest Festival going to start soon after this service.

 

Stay safe and have a blessed week ahead!! Thank you.