Sunday April 07th, 2019

Announcements for Sunday April 7, 2019
 
Worship Services for the week
 
Next Sunday, April 14 which is Palm Sunday, please note: Common Session will start at 9 am, Sunday school students will proceed to their respective classes at 9:15 am, Bible Study for youths, parents and seniors at 9:15 am in the sanctuary, followed by Holy Communion Service in English at 10:00 am.
 
Sunday school Announcement
 
  • There will be No Sunday school classes on Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • Sunday School Diocesan and non-diocesan exams will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM. Light lunch will be provided.
  • Regular Sunday school classes will continue to take place even after the final exams until the first week of June.
Sunday School Children’s Choir
 
Our first practice of Sunday School Children’s Choir is scheduled for today immediately after the service. All the Sunday school students are encouraged to join. We will be learning new songs and will be presenting occasionally during special services and church programs. Today’s practice will last for approximately an hour.
 
We are also looking to purchase a Percussion Drum Set for the choir which is being displayed on the screen. If anybody is interested in sponsoring this instrument, kindly contact Achen or Sunday School Secretary.
 
Youth Fellowship
 
As spring is in the air, the youth fellowship is organizing a tree planting initiative for all interested members of the church. This event will be held on April 27th, 2019 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Paulynn Park, Ajax. Please give your names to Riya Thomas or Brianna Varghese.
Additional details to follow closer to the date.
 
Prayer Meeting:
 
There will be an Area 3 prayer meeting at 4 pm on April 13, 2019, at the residence of Rajesh Oommen (Rajesh and Sheema), 51 Grosbeak Crescent, Scarborough ON M1X 1X2 – Phone number 416-289-6701
 
Edavaka Mission Announcement
 
Lent prayer for the upcoming week:
 
Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the residence of Mr. Jacob Mathew (Pramod and Preethy)
23 Groovewood St., Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4X4
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the residence of Bilu Omman (Bilu and Lincy)
9 Porthclair Court, Toronto, ON M1B 4X8
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the residence of Mr. Jacob Samuel (Ammanan and Susan) 27 Kimbark Crescent, Markham, ON L3R 8P8
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the residence of Mr. Samuel John (Joji and Latha)
59 Lady Karen Crescent, Maple, ON L6A 4M3
 
Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:30 pm Holy Qurbana in Malayalam at the Church
 
Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the residence of Mr. Thomas K John (Thomaskutty and Jessy) 92 Wolf Trail Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4J7
 
Edavaka Mission Diocesan Conference
 
Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association, Invites you to the 15 th Diocesan Edavaka Mission Conference 2019. This conference is hosted by St Mathews Mar Thoma Church from Thursday, August 1 st to Sunday, August 4 th . This blessed event will be held in the gracious presence of our Diocesan Episcopa Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Thirumeni. The keynote speaker will be Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa of the Chennai-Bangalore Diocese. The theme of the Conference is “Co-workers of the Kingdom of God” based on 1 Cor.3:9. The registration fee for the conference is $100. Kindly register by June 30 th . More details of the conference at the conference website: https://emc2019marthomachurch.ca . We are seeking for your generous support by sponsoring an advertisement in the souvenir to make the conference affordable to all participants.
 
Edavaka Mission is posting a Bible Trivia
 
Starting from April, the Edavaka Mission is posting a Bible Trivia every month on the website. Questions will be posted on the first Sunday of each Month and the answers should be handed over to the Vicar or Edavaka Mission Secretary on the last Sunday of Every Month. The winner will be awarded a prize. In case of more than one successful candidate, the winner will be selected by casting a lot.  The topic for April is The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Questions will be posted on the website on April 7th (today). Answers to be received by April 28, 2019
 
Regional Youth Conference:
 
We have Conference committee members from the St. Mathews Mar Thoma Church, Milton to answer any questions regarding the upcoming Regional Youth Conference scheduled to be held from May 18 to May 20, 2019.
 
Obituary:
 
It is with deep sadness that we inform you the passing away of Mr. T. P. Abraham (85 years), Thoppil House, Uthimoodu, Pathanamthitta.  He is the father of our member, Sherly Mathews (Jose and Sherly) - Mathews John.  Funeral will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm.  Sherly is already in India and Jose will be leaving today.  Please uphold the bereaved family in prayer.  
 
Quarterly bulletin
 
Bulletins are ready for the next quarter. Please take a copy on your way out. Friendly Reminder, please put your name down on the list posted in the foyer, for floral arrangements for the church, if you are interested.