March 12,2023

 ANNOUNCEMENTS – March 12th, 2023

1.    Next Sunday, March 19th, we have Holy Communion service in Malayalam at 10 am.

2.    The parish Annual report for 2022 is ready for distribution. Please pick them up from the foyer after the service and in the coming days.

3.    EC Notice

4.    Center SS GB Notice

5.    Center choir GB notice

6.    Edavaka Mission Annual General body meeting notice

Dear all Edavaka mission members,

The Annual General Body meeting of The Canadian Mar Thoma Church Toronto Edavaka Mission will be held today, March 12 2023 immediately after the Holy Communion Service at 159 Sandiford drive Stouffville , ON, L4A 0Y2 to transact the following agenda.

1)Present and approve Annual report for the year 2022.

2) Present and approve audited Annual account for the year 2022

3) Present and approve budget for the year 2023

4) AOB with the permission the Chair

Vicar Rev Roji Mathews Abraham will preside over this meeting.

All Edavaka Mission members are requested to attend this meeting prayerfully.

From Itty Thomas, Edavaka Mission Secretary

7.    Area Prayer Meeting

An AREA 3 PRAYER MEETING will be held today at 3:30 pm at the residence of Mr. Mathew C. Samuel and Mrs. Icy Samuel.

Area 3 prayer group representative will be elected in this meeting.

Address: 51 Beulah Drive, Markham, ON, L3S 3N2. - 416-230-9800

All Area 3 prayer group members are requested to attend this meeting.

8.    Today is the last day to submit your names for writing the 2023 Diocesan Exam. Please note that the exam will take place on May 21st, 2023. As announced previously, the Regional Youth Conference will also be taking place over this weekend. Therefore, we request students and parents to please confirm whether they are writing the exam, by submitting the exam registration fee of $10.  From Joel Thomson, Sunday School Secretary.


9.    Youth Fellowship Announcement

The Youth Fellowship is hosting a Games and Paint Night, their first fundraiser event for 2023 Regional Youth Conference next Saturday, March 18th at 5 pm. This event is open to all members of the church. You are welcome to bring a friend along as well. The night is planned to be filled with plenty of games, and painting activities for all ages. Those who are interested in attending, can scan the QR code on the posters posted outside the sanctuary to register.

From Amala Regi Alex & Jacob Philip, RYC 2023 Co-convenors.


10.Weekly Prayer Meetings

1.    Fasting prayer meeting -online via Google meet on Wednesday, March 15th at 10:30 am.

2.    Edavaka Mission prayer meeting held online on Friday, March 17th at 8 pm via Google meet. 

3.    Chain Prayer on Saturday - 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

11.  Yuvajana Sakhyam Meeting planned today is cancelled.


From Bibin Mathew,Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary.


12.Thank you note from Seniors Felowship.

The Seniors Fellowship meeting  was held on March 9th  2023, 10.30 am at our Church. Sincere thanks to our Roji Achen  for leading the meeting  and giving  a meaningful  message. Thanks to  all the participants,volunteers  Mr. George  Mathai and Mr. Mathews Pothen and to Mr. Mathew Varghese  and Susan for sponsoring  the lunch.

From Mariamma Edichandy. Secretary , Seniors Fellowship.


13.Thank you note from Sunday School

By God's Grace, the Sunday School hosted its annual March Break Retreat on Saturday, March 11th. Mr. Jason John and Mr. Justin John, from the St. Mathews Mar Thoma Church, were our speakers for the event. More than 70 students attended the retreat and participated in a host of activities including a lively, action-filled singing session led by our Achen, Kochamma and parent volunteers. We also had engaging discussions and some interactive crafts and games that were organized by the teachers. This year, our senior students took an active part as well by delivering the welcome note, vote of thanks and closing prayer. 

Thanks to all those who made this event a memorable one, especially the co-ordinators Sajo George, Ancy Kochamma and Soney Mathews for leading the planning and organization of the event.


Yours in Christ,

Joel Thomson, Sunday School Secretary.


14. Thank you note from Abraham Chacko’s family

On behalf of myself, Mariamma Chacko, Cherian Abraham and family we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our Vicar, Rev. Roji Mathews Abraham and the Executive Committee of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church for their prayerful support in conducting the Visitation and Funeral Services for our beloved Abraham Chacko (Thampy) who went to be with the Lord on Mon. March 6,2023. We thank God for giving us this wonderful community of believers, whose prayer and support have been a source of strength through this difficult time.




A.   Our beloved parish member Mr. Abraham Chacko (Thampi,76 yrs)  (14 Rovinelli Rd., Scarborough, ON M1B 4L2, Area-3)  passed away at Scarborough General Hospital on Monday March 6th.

 He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mariamma Chacko, sons'  Mr. Jerry Chacko and wife Paula Chacko, Mr. Jeffy Chacko, and daughter Ms. Ginu Chacko.


He is the elder brother of our parish member Mr. Cherian Abraham (Babykutty , Area-4) and grandfather to  Caleb and Priya .


The visitation and funeral services were held at our church on Friday March 10th from 5 pm- 9pm and on Saturday from 1 pm-2 pm.


Body was laid to rest at

Christ the King Catholic Cemetery,
7770 Steeles Ave. East,
Markham, ON L6B 1A8.


Lets all uphold Mariamma Chacko, Jerry & Paula,Caleb,Priya,Jeffy ,Ginu, Cherian Abraham,Shine,Ashlin and Alex Abraham and other sorrowing family members in  fervent prayers for peace and consolation in bereavement.


B.    Our beloved parish member Mrs.Ludyamma Mathew (# 82 Nadine Cres., Unionville, ON L3R 7Y5, Canada - Area 4) passed away at the Markham Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday, March 07th.

 She is survived by her son Mr. Rubin L. Mathew and daughter-in-law Mrs. Cindy Jacob.

The funeral services will be  held at our church  today from 6 pm- 9 pm and tomorrow from 10 am- 12 pm.


Body will be laid to rest at:

 St.Margaret in-the-Pines Cemetery,
4130 Lawrence Ave. East,
Scarborough,ON,M1E 2R8.

Let us uphold Rubin &Cindy and the sorrowing families  in fervent prayers for peace and consolation in bereavement.


C.    Mr. M. JACOB GEORGE (77 yrs, Mathiyanchira House) passed away at Othera in Kerala yesterday (on March 11th.)

The dearly departed  is the father of our member Mrs. Jaya Jacob (Area 7)  and a member of the Ebenezer MTC, Othera.

Funeral is scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Let us uphold Abby Alexander and  Jaya in fervent prayers for peace and consolation in bereavement.