CHRISTOS MAR THOMA CHURCH

  

Philadelphia

Vicar's Message


REV. ANISH THOMAS THOMAS 


FROM THE DESK OF THE VICAR


AUGUST, 2019



The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:15-16) 

Dearly Beloved in Christ,


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


We are all created to be like Christ. From the very beginning, God's plan has been to make you like his son, Jesus. God announced this intention at creation: "Then God said, 'Let us make human beings in our image and likeness'". In all of creation, only human beings, are made "in God's image". This is a great privilege and gives us dignity. God's goal for our life on earth is not comfort, but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually and become like Christ. Becoming like Christ does not mean losing your personality Christlikeness is all about transforming your character, not your personality. As we all know last month, we celebrated our 9 th Parish day and we entered into 10th year. Lets thank God for His blessings. This new year we have to move forward and take some new steps for mission activities. The San Antonio Conference of W.C.C on mission and Evangelism defined mission as 'the whole Gospel for the whole person through the whole church in the whole world'.


August 11th and August 25th is our Sale and auction. This is one of our main financial support. I request all families to participate whole heartedly not only brining items but by participating in auction also. September 2nd, we planned our extravaganza for this year. Let's me ask all our families to pray and put your all effort to make this a successful event. On the parish day we inaugurated the ticket sale. This is the time of our all Diocesan conferences happening. I am very much happy that in all these conferences, our church members are attending. Diocesan Yuvajana Sakhyam National conference is being hosted by us. I request all of you for your prayers and support. End of this month most of our college students are going back to colleges. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all of you and wish all the best for their future studies.


May God Bless You All


Rev Anish Thomas Thomas (Vicar)