REV. ANISH THOMAS THOMAS
FROM THE DESK OF THE VICAR
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. (Psalms125:1)
Thank God for all the blessings that we have received last 7years. St. Paul in his letter to Philippians he is teaching that we must rejoice in the Lord in every manner of life. This year our convention was a blessing for many. The message we received was that, it doesn’t matter where we are rather we have a Christ who is with us wherever we are and in whatever situation. It is a real fact as far as our parish is concerned. When we didn’t have sufficient place to worship, when we moved to our present place of worship and in each and every stage of the building up of new sanctuary, Christ was with us. November 4th is the day we all are looking forward together.
Construction work is going on at its fastest pace. At present when we are in extreme need of financial support, I expect everybody’s whole hearted co-operation. On that day 18 children getting ready for their first Holy Communion. Let’s keep them also in our prayers. Let’s pray and get prepared to make the new sanctuary inauguration, Holy Communion, parish day and public meeting a historic event. As we enter the new sanctuary , let us all forget all differentiations and old experiences and get into a new world of spiritual and friendly experience.
October 8th,the second Sunday is set apart as the Edavaka Mission Day. Praising God for all the works and efforts of Edavaka Mission and welcoming all to the fellowship meetings too. October 15th,Sunday Rt.Rev.Dr. Gee Varghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa is visiting our parish, so, we are conducting the Holy Qurbana on that day at 4.30 p.m and also it’s a Youth Fellowship Sunday. October 29th will be looked after as the Yuvajana Sakhyam Sunday.
In November ,we have election for the office bearers and executive committee for the year 2018,so please make it a note to select the representatives from all the organizations and prayer groups for the executive committee before that.
Dear friends let’s work and move forward hand in hand for the building up of the Lord’s Kingdom.
With Love and Prayers,
Rev. Anish Thomas Thomas
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CHRISTOS MAR THOMA CHURCH
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PHILADELPHIA, PA 19115