Sunday July 07th, 2019

Announcements for Sunday, July 7, 2019

 

Next Sunday, July 14, Holy Communion Service in English @ 10.00 am.  Common Session at 9:30 am.

 

Circular No. 341 and Notice – read by Achen, Rev. Sunil Mathew

 

Prayer Meetings:

Area 2 prayer meeting at the residence of Sajan Varghese (Sajan&Jenu) on Saturday, July 13 at 6 pm.  Their address is 250 Orton Park Road, Unit # 26, -Scarborough, ON M1G 3T6.  Phone # 647-717-6557.

 

Area 5 prayer meeting at the residence of Johnson Zachariah (Saji& Shirley) on Sunday, July 14 at 6 pm.  Their address is 136 Santa Maria Trail, Maple, ON L6A 3G9.  Phone # 905-417-5887.

 

Sunday school Announcements:

 Our 2019 VBS “Giddy Up Junction, taking God’s Love to New Frontiers” was held from Friday, June 28 to Monday, July 1.  The VBS Directorwas Rev. Abraham KurivallaAchen from St Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Philadelphia. We had a total of 130students, teachers and volunteers in attendance that included the 86 students.  The teachers and volunteers had a special orientation session on Thursday, prior to the start of VBS, and also teachers and volunteers attended the special devotional session prior to the start of VBS each day. The Coordinators of the event was Thomas Chacko & Elizabeth Thomas along with Sunday school office bearers.  In addition to fun-filled, inspiring, encouraging and bible in-depth sessions, we had a dedication session on the final day and 21 students from ages 4 to 17 years of age dedicated and re-dedicated their lives to God.  Please uphold these children in your prayers that they continue to grow and be mature Christians.  The final day program started with a rally – the first ever kind in the history of the Canadian Mar Thoma Church led by Rev. Abraham KurivallaAchen and our very own Sunil Achen.  At this time, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our VBS Director, Rev Abraham KurivallaAchen and our Vicar & President, Rev Sunil MathewAchen for their leadership, guidance, advice, prayerful support from the planning stage to the finish of VBS.  Special thanks to the Coordinators, students, teachers, volunteers who made special efforts to be part of VBS 2019.  This was truly a blessed event. 

Annual Church Picnic:

The date for the Church Picnic has been postponed to Saturday, August 24.  Please mark your calendars.  More details to follow closer to the date. 

 

Youth Fellowship Announcement:

The Canadian Mar Thoma Church Youth Fellowship's first ever 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is coming up!! The tournament is open to all ages 13-50. The details are as follows:  Date: July 13, 2019; Venue: Stouffville District Secondary School; Cost: $20 per player, $10 per spectator.  Lunch will be served to all registrants.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.  Don't forget to register online at BIT.LY/CMTC3ON3. For more info, visit the website or email youth@marthoma.ca

 

For the St. Thomas Day Celebration, the Youth Fellowship will be presenting a program.  If you are interested, please assemble in the Choir Room soon after this announcement. 

 

Edavaka Mission Announcement:

Edavaka Mission Bible Study at the church, on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm.  Bible Trivia winner for the last month will be announced today soon after the announcements.  The next trivia for the month of July will be posted on our website by the end of today – Bible Trivia is based on the Gospel according to St. John.  Please make your submissions on or before July 28 to our Vicar, Sunil Achen or the Edavaka Mission Secretary, Alexander Philip. 

 

Also, please note the registration deadline for the Edavaka Mission Conference to take place at the St Mathews MTC, Milton has been extended to Monday, July 15.  If you are still thinking of registering, please do so before the deadline. 

 

Edavaka Mission is sponsoring a compliment page in the souvenir in connection with the Edavaka Mission Conference.  For that reason, a photo is being taken of the Edavaka Mission members.  Please stay back for the photo.

 

SevikaSangham Announcements:

There will be a SevikaSangham monthly prayer meeting next Saturday, July 13 at 10 am at the church.  Rev. Sunil Mathew will lead the prayer meeting.

 

SevikaSangham is arranging a picnic for SevikaSangham members on Saturday, July 20.  The location is Tiffany Falls, Hamilton.  This is exclusively for SevikaSanghammembers but families are welcome.  For more details, please contact the SevikaSangham Secretary, JeenaSajan or Area Committee members. 

 

Senior Fellowship Meeting at 11 am on Thursday, July 11, at the church. 

Senior Fellowship picnic to take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Miliken Park, Scarborough.  If you are interested, please contact Senior Fellowship Coordinator, Mathew C Samuel, Samuel Pappy or Sunil Achen. 

 

Fasting Prayer meeting on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 am at the church.

 

New Comers Meet:

There will be a newcomers meeting this afternoon, July 7 soon after the Holy Communion Service in the sanctuary.  This meeting is for anyone and all families who have come new to the country in the last two years.

 

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Orientation session:

We have a safety device – AED machine, installed in the foyer and if you are interested to know and learn how to operate it, in case of emergency, may please assemble in the foyer next Sunday, July 14, just outside the First Aid room for an orientation session.  Orientation session will be led by Dr. Jisha Thomas.

 

Floral Arrangement in the madbaha is sponsored by Tom Kalampukattu& family (Tom &Supriya)

 

Friendly Reminder:  Those who have not yet contributed towards the Parish Day Collection may please do so, at the earliest. Please see the trustees to make your contribution. 

 

Quarterly Bulletin: Quarterly bulletins are available in the foyer.  Please take your copy before you leave.

 

Visit from CSI Christ Church Toronto- Rachel Isaac to speak to the congregation for 2-3 minutes after the communion service