CHRISTOS MAR THOMA CHURCH

  

Philadelphia

Vicar's Message


REV. ANISH THOMAS THOMAS 


FROM THE DESK OF THE VICAR


JULY, 2020


 

“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the LORD alone guided him, no foreign god was with him.” (Deuteronomy 32: 10-12)


Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ


Dearly Beloved in Christ,


Our almighty God is like a parent who delights in leading the tender children in His care to the very edge of a precipice and then shoving them off the cliff into nothing but air. He does this so they may learn that they already possess an as-yet-unrealized power of flight that can forever add to the pleasure and comfort of their lives. Yet if, in their attempt to fly, they are exposed to some extraordinary peril, He is prepared to swoop beneath them and carry them skyward on His mighty wings. When God brings any of His children into a position unparalleled difficulty, they may always count on Him to deliver them. When God places a burden upon you, He places arms underneath you.


Month of July is very important as it is the Independence Day of this country. Let’s give praise to the Lord for this beautiful country and the values that this country upholds. This country promotes individualism and equality. We have to understand these values in a positive sense. We have to respect each person and give priority to others also. Christ also showed these values through His ministry. As a church we are celebrating St.Thomas day and,St.James day in this month. As Marthomites we are following St.Thomas tradition.Ad.52 St.Thomas came to Kapad(Malankara) and he give baptism to the people. We have to thank God for the rich tradition we have. As a parish we are completing 10 year as parish and faith community.


Let us thank God for the abundant blessings we received throughout these years. In this time, we have to remember all Clergy and lay leaders who gave leadership to our church.


Let us pray to God continue His blessings in the days to come.


As we are still in the pandemic situation ,the executive committee met last day, has decided to continue with the divine Sunday worship Live stream till July 31st.Also we are continuing our Sunday evening prayer meetings and all other organization meetings regularly via zoom video conference and expecting everybody’s active participation regarding the same. Our first virtual VBS is commencing on Monday, July 6th evening at 5.30, request everybody’s prayer and your encouragement for the children to attend regularly. We all are aware of the at present increase in Covid cases all over USA, as such, I would like to request all of my parish members to please comply with all the rules and norms of the State regarding Covid and stay safe and healthy.

We are praying for all your health and well being.


God Bless You All


Yours In Christ

Rev. Anish Thomas Thomas

Vicar, Christos M T C, Philadelphia