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IN LIEU OF SUNDAY SERVICE,
PRAYER AND DEVOTION 

WILL BE HELD BY
CONFERENCE CALL
Mar 15, 22, 29
10:30 am to 11:30 am


Dial from Phone
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 164 052 693

Click HERE to connect from your computer or mobile ZOOM APP

All Christos members are encouraged to dial-in

Lent prayers will resume on Monday, Mar 23.
(This is a recurring meeting from 
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm every day)

Requesting everyone to connect to the below conference number either from your computer or phone before 6:30 pm. 
Dial from Phone
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 164 052 693

CHRISTOS PRAYER LINE

Conference Call In Number:   515.739.1034

Access Code: 268052#

Every Wednesday at 9:00 PM

SOCIAL HALL ASSIGNMENTS

MONTH
 PRAYER GROUP
 March
Salem North
 April
Salem South
 May
Sharon 

Live streaming of the Passion week services from the Diocesan Center, New York

Hosanna Sunday – 10:00 am (EST) Holy Communion in Malayalam

Maundy Thursday – 07:00 pm (EST) Holy Communion in English

Good Friday – 10:00 am (EST) 1st Service – Malayalam, 2nd & 3rd Service

English Easter Sunday – 10:00 am (EST) Holy Communion Service in English


Dear Christos Members,


As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we continue to actively monitor the rapidly changing situation to make the best possible decisions regarding access to the Church Building. Based on the policies established by the Governor of Pennsylvania, and by the guidelines established by the Mayor of Philadelphia, the Christos MTC will remain closed for an additional month, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.  This is an evolving situation and this policy may be extended or rescinded based on information provided by federal, state and local authorities. 


As previously communicated, we will continue doing online virtual worship for all Lent and Passion week services. The diocese is planning to live stream the Passion week services from the Diocesan Center, New York, and the timing are as follows: 

Hosanna Sunday:-  10:00 am (EST) Holy Communion in Malayalam
Maundy Thursday-  07:00 pm (EST) Holy Communion in English
Good Friday:- 10:00 am (EST) 1st Service – Malayalam, 2nd & 3rd Service – English
Easter Sunday:- 10:00 am (EST) Holy Communion Service in English.

The link of live streaming will be sent to all when it's available. 

Our Prayer: "കൃപാലുവായ ദൈവമേ, നിൻ്റെ കൃപയാൽ ഈ വസന്ത നീക്കി, ദേശത്തിന് രൂപാന്തരവും സൗഖ്യവും നൽകേണമേ"

Prayers
Sumod Jacob
Parish Secretary
267-250-5383

Dear Christos Members,


We recognize that the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) is concerning to all, and unfortunately, the situation continues to escalate each day. The Christos MTC remains committed to protecting the safety and security of our members, and it is clear that we need to be prepared for various scenarios over the next few weeks to safeguard our members and families.


Therefore, out of an abundance of caution and to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID‐19, we will be canceling Sunday worship services and all other church and organization activities from March 14th to March 31st. This date will be re‐evaluated as the situation evolves in order to assess whether an extension is warranted.


Alternatively, one-hour prayer and devotion scheduled for the next three Sundays this month from 10:30 am to 11:30 am through a conference call. Encourage every Christos members to dial-in to below conference number during the period.

Dial from Phone
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 164 052 693


OR

Click HERE to connect from your computer or mobile ZOOM APP


If you are exhibiting any symptoms of concern, please take the following steps per CDC guidance.


Prevention Tips

As a reminder, practicing good hygiene is the best way to prevent against illness. Below are some prevention tips from the CDC:


•     Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•     Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

•     Avoid shaking hands; instead consider greeting others with a warm smile or an elbow bump.

•     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

   o If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

•     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

•      Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

   o CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

   o Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.


For more information, please refer to the CDC FAQs.


We will continue to monitor developments and will share updates as appropriate. Thank you for doing your part to help us all stay healthy. Let God's Angels guard and keep you all safe.  


Prayers
Sumod Jacob
Parish Secretary
267-250-5383

 DATE
  SERVICE 
   LESSON READINGS
GROUP
Mar 1
10:30 AM
English Holy Communion

Zech 13:1 - 9 
1 John 1:5 - 10
Sharon
Mar 8
10:00 AM
Malayalam Holy Qurbana

Gen 4:8 - 16 
Acts 16:11 - 18
Trinity East
Mar 15
10:30 AM
English Holy Communion
CANCELLED 

Hos 2:14 – 23 
Phlm 1:1 - 21
Trinity West
Mar 22
10:30 AM
Malayalam Holy Qurbana
CANCELLED  

Exod 3:1 – 10 

Rom 8:31 - 39

Ebenezer
 Mar 29
10:30 AM
English Service
CANCELLED  
Job 42:10 - 17 
Phil 2:5 - 11
Immanuel 

REGULAR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

 DAY
 TIME
 NEIGHBORHOOD PRAYER 
TUESDAYS
 6:30 PM at PARSONAGE  
 FASTING PRAYER 
WEDNESDAYS
 9:30 AM at CHRISTOS MTC 
 CHOIR PRACTICE:  MALAYALAM
THURSDAYS
 7:00 PM at CHRISTOS MTC 
 CHOIR PRACTICE:  ENGLISH
 FRIDAYS
 6:00 PM at CHRISTOS MTC
 YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
 FRIDAYS
 7:00 PM at CHRISTOS MTC 
 JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP
FRIDAYS
 7:00 PM at CHRISTOS MTC