Announcements for Sunday October 24, 2021
Good Afternoon, Welcome to all attending this service in-person and online.
1. Next Sunday, October 31st, we will have Holy Communion service in Malayalam at 10 AM.
Online registration for in-person attendance is open for all members, families with kids and guests. The google form will be online from tomorrow 7 pm. If you have any difficulty in filling the form, please let me know for assistance.
The service is also live streamed on our YouTube Channel.
2. The Canadian Mar Thoma Church Parish Convention 2021
We are on the third day of our Parish convention. Last 2 days our convention was held at 7:30 PM and Rev. Santhosh K C, St. John’s Mar Thoma Church, Mira Road, Mumbai was the main speaker on both days.
Those who attended last 2 days were touched by the life experiences of Achen,
Our failure to understand our Master Lord, His plans and His time was the topic of Day-1 and through the life of Elijah Achen reminded us to Go back to the Alter,Go back to Prayer and Go Back to Life.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend last 2 days convention, the recordings are available in Youtube and I highly recommend you to listen to Santhosh Achen’s message on both days.I take this opportunity to once again thank Santhosh Achen for his powerful message on both days.
Today Rev.Dr.George Varghese, Counselling Institute, Ernakulam will deliver the message immediately after the Holy Communion service.
3. Fall Cleaning
The Fall cleaning scheduled yesterday was postponed and will be held next Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 am. All members interested to volunteer are requested to please arrive in church by 9:30 am. You may also call or text our fall Cleaning Conveners John Chacko (Biju) @ 647-408-2499 or Jojo George Mathew @ 647-673-7346 or myself @ 647-225-8205 and confirm your availability. Lunch will be served to all the volunteers.
4. Edavaka mission Announcement
1. On Tuesday, October 26th and Friday, October 29th - 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.
5. Fasting prayer will be held on Wednesday, October 27th @10:30 am virtually using Google meet.
6. Area Prayer Meetings
1. An Area - 4 prayer meeting is scheduled on October 30th at 6pm via Google meet.
All respective area prayer group members are requested to attend these meetings prayerfully.
From Rony Varghese, Area Prayer group - 4 representative.
7. Sevika Sanghom Combined Retreat Announcement
The Sevika Sanghom of St. Mathew’s Mar Thoma Church is organizing a combined retreat along with The Canadian Mar Thoma Church on Friday, Oct 29th, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00PM. Rev. Boby Philip,Vicar,ST. STEPHENS CHURCH,Vadavathoor, Kerala will be the guest speaker of the day and the theme is “What are you searching for?” We cordially invite you all to attend.
From Susan Jacob, Sevika Sanghom Secretary, St. Mathew's Mar Thoma Church and Shanti Sonu Jojo Sevika Sanghom Secretary, CMTC, Toronto
8. Sunday School announcement
Today 24th October 2021 there will be no Sunday School classes for Nursery, JK, SK, Grade 1 & Grade 2 due to Family Sunday and church convention. All other S.S. classes will take place as usual.
Effective 31st October 2021, Sunday school timing is changing from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm for classes Nursery, JK, SK, Grade 1 & Grade 2. All other classes will take place as usual. Updated meeting details will be shared by teachers to the registered emails.
From Tom C Thomas, Sunday School Secretary
9. Youth fellowship announcement
A youth fellowship prayer meeting is scheduled for today at 4pm over Zoom. Mariam Koshy will lead the talk session.
Our parish member Mr. Varughese Mathews (Baby), 70 years, (Area Prayer Group- 1) passed away on October 18th .
Mr. Varughese Mathews is preceded by his son, Benny Varughese and survived by his wife, Mary Varughese (Lalitha) and daughter Dr. Betsy Varughese.
The viewing and funeral services were held at our church on Thursday,21st October and Saturday, October 23rd.
We, the CMTC family, express our heartfelt condolences and prayers.
Please keep the bereaved family in our prayers.
11. Thank you
Thank you Joseph Chacko Achen for leading today’s Holy Communion service.
Thanks once again to all of you for attending today’s service in-person and online.
Stay safe and have a blessed week ahead !! Thank you.