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Rev. Anish Thomas Thomas

Oct 18, 2020
English Ordinary Service: 10:30 am 

Evening Prayer: 6:30 pm 
(Zoom Conference Call)

Zoom Conference call Dial number
Dial Number:1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 164 052 693
Password: 027288
Sunday Eve Prayer @ 6:30 pm
Sunday Eve English Worship @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday Prayer @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Fasting Prayer @ 9:30 am
Thursday Faith Club @ 5:00 pm
Friday Youth Fellowship @ 7:00 pm
 
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Zoom Conference call Dial number
Dial Number:1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 164 052 693
Password: 027288

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Conference Call In Number:   515.739.1034

Access Code: 268052#

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His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan
the XXI MarThoma of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church was called to eternity to be with Our Lord at 2:38 AM on October 18, 2020 (IST) at the Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla. The Mar Thoma Church and the society will ever remember with gratitude the outstanding leadership of His Grace during the past thirteen years as Metropolitan and sixty three years of priestly ministry. The Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos, Office Bearers, Diocesan Council, Assembly Members, Mandalam Members and members of the Parishes and Congregations in the Diocese of North America and Europe of the Mar Thoma Church praise God for the life, witness and leadership of Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan and express our condolences.

Funeral Service of 
His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan

DAY 1

DAY 2

Funeral Service Details

1st Service:  Oct 18 @ 8:00 AM IST

2nd Service:  Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM IST

3rd Service:  Oct 19 @ 8:30 AM IST

4th Service:  Oct 19 @ 3:00 PM IST

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct 21 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 21 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Oct 23 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 24 All Day

Updated July 29, 2020


Dear Christos Members,


We finally have great news indicating that we begin to return to in-person worship on Sundays. Also, switching to holy communion service starting from Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. While we enjoy this news, and it is very important for us to gather again in prayer, please understand that we must exercise caution, and the most vulnerable should not be attending Mass during this time. 


All other prayer meetings, organization meetings, and activities remain in the zoom conference call. All Sunday holy communion services will be in Malayalam led by Rev. Anish Thomas Thomas, except on the 3rd Sunday service. Rev. Thomas K Mathew will lead this service in English. 

As we all come back together in worship and receive the holy communion, we are required to comply with PA state and local guidelines and protocols. 

Here are a few guidelines and reminders to help keep everyone safe…
 Must follow Christos MTC's health and safety compliance with PA State requirements for churches. https://www.phila.gov/media/20200529131928/Guidelines-for-Religious-Institutions.pdf
 Online sign-up (RSVP) is mandatory for attending In-person holy communion service. Sign-up sheets can be accessible through https://bit.ly/0802020 (Call me @ 267-250-5383 if you have to need any assistance)
We are inviting all families of Church account numbers 1- 20 to attend in-person holy communion service this Sunday (08-02-2020). Tentative schedules, as shown in the table below.
 As per the State COVID-19 guideline, limit indoor attendance to 25 people Maximum. So RSVP is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Sign-Up deadline on every Friday at 10:00 pm for that week.
 Live streaming also available for those who remain at home and continue worshiping with us online: https://www.christosmarthoma.org/video-gallery or  https://www.sumodjacobphotography.com/Live
 If you are not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms of illness, please remain at home.
 Must bring a mask and wear it the entire time on the Christos MTC campus.
 No shaking hands or physical touch. Wave “hi” from a safe social distance
 Offer holy communion in a safe distance and with necessary precautions
 To prevent cross-transmission, we will not pass items like offering plates. Your offertory and anniversary offerings may be made through check/cash and placed in a box at the front of the Sanctuary.
 Seats will be socially-distanced. Families living in the same household must sit together.
 Hand Sanitizers will be available throughout the building
 No social hour or Coffee time after the service.

I pray that you and your loved ones remain safe. Hope to see you all soon. 

Prayers
Sumod Jacob
Parish Secretary
267-250-5383

Tentative Schedule for in-person service

Holy Communion Services
Church Account Number for In-Person Service
Holy Communion 
Service in
 RSVP 
(Online Sign-up)
Oct 04
 Acct # 1-40
Malayalam
Oct 11 
Acct # 41-80
Malayalam
Oct 18
Youth & Young Family Members
English
Oct 25
Acct # 81-120
Malayalam
Nov 01
Acct # 121-160
Malayalam
 -
Nov 8 
161-203
Malayalam
-
Nov 15 
Youth & Young Family Members
English
-

Services and Lesson Readings

DATE
 SERVICE
 
Oct 04
10:30 AM
Malayalam Service

 
Oct 11
10:30 AM
Malayalam Service
 
Oct 18
10:30 AM
English Service
 
Oct 25
10:30 AM
Malayalam Service
 
LESSON
 PRAYER GROUP
Amos 7:10-17
1Pet 2: 1-10
Edavaka Mission
Isa 42: 16-20
Acts 3: 1-10
Ebenezer
Gen 41: 37-43
Phil 3: 1-16
Youth Fellowship / Yuvajana Sakhyam
Josh 24: 14-22
Titus 2:1-8
Immanuel
(Family Sunday)

Activities listed below will be online until further notice

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