September 4,2022

 Thank you, SENIORS’ FELLOWSHIP, for ministering in today’s service as we observed

SENIOR CITIZENS’ SUNDAY.
Next Sunday, September 11th, 2022, we will have Holy Communion service in English at 10:00
 
AM.
1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Notice is hereby given that an Executive Committee Meeting of The Canadian Mar Thoma
Church – Toronto will be held at 07:00 PM on Wednesday 07th September 2022 at 159
Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, ON L4A 0Y2 to transact the following business.
 
AGENDA
 
1. To deliberate and decide on arrangements pertaining to the intimated Metropolitan
visit in September 2022.
2. To deliberate and decide on updates required for Area Prayer Group reorganization.
3. To deliberate and decide on probable avenues for charity donations by the Parish.
4. A. O. B. with the prior permission of the Chair.
All Executive Committee Members are prayerfully called upon to attend this meeting.
By order,
Robin V. Thomas
Secretary.
 
2. HARVEST FESTIVAL AND GARAGE SALE
(pictures of the event will be displayed in the background during the announcement)
Our Parish celebrated its Harvest Festival and conducted the Garage Sale on 28th August 2022,
this Sunday last. Let us praise God almighty for the grace showered upon the event. Let us also
thank and congratulate the Convenors - Mr. ITTY THOMAS, Mr. ALEX PHILIP, Mrs. JEENA
SAJAN, Mrs. LIZ KOCHUMMEN, Mr. KUBER GEORGE, Mr. MATHEWS POTHEN, Mr.
BINU MATHEW & Mr. GEORGE MATHAI - our OFFICE BEARERS, all the EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE MEMBERS and VOLUNTEERS for their concerted and prayerful efforts in
successfully organizing the Harvest Festival and Garage Sale.
Our beloved Parishioners deserve applause for their enthusiastic participation in the auctions and
various fun activities. The children and youths of our Parish deserve a special word of appreciation
for making the outdoor activities, photo wall, craft booth, jukebox, face painting and cultural
activities lively with their zeal and excitement.
Let us all applaud our Yuvajana Sakhyam for the Tattukada and our Sevika Sanghom,
Sunday School, Choir and Youth Fellowship for their entertaining songs and cultural programs.
Our heartful gratitude also goes out all the volunteers who prepared and served the delicious BBQ
luncheon. We were able to raise CAD $ 5045/- in total from both the events against a budget of
CAD $ 5500/-. Members and families who could not contribute to the Harvest Festival in kind can
 
also contribute in cash, by cheque, or via e-transfer to treasurer@marthoma.ca. Tax receipts will
be issued for your donations.
2. PARISH FOUNDING DAY COMMEMORATION SERVICE
We were to observe our Parish Founding Day Commemoration Service on 28th August 2022, this
Sunday last. May all our members and their generations continue to be blessed through the Parish
We received CAD$ 8801/- from 55 families via in-person submissions and e-transfers against a
budget of CAD $ 25000/-. We prayerfully implore all our remaining families to kindly submit your
thanksgiving offertories to the Parish without hesitations by cash, cheque or e-transfer to
treasurer@marthoma.ca. Tax receipts will be issued for your donations.
3. STUDENTS’ THANKSGIVING
The Students’ Thanksgiving service too was a blessing last Sunday. Let us all once again
prayerfully submit our children to God as they commence a new academic year next week.
4. SUNDAY SCHOOL REOPENING
Dear Parents and Students,
The 2022-23 Sunday School year will commence on Sunday, 11th September 2022. Classes will
be in-person. Registrations can be done online via Google Form. The link has been uploaded onto
the Parish website. It will also be sent out via WhatsApp. Kindly submit the relevant details by
Thursday, 08th September 2022.
Joel Thomson, Sunday School Secretary
5. SEVIKA SANGHOM
Notice is hereby given that a general body meeting of The Canadian Mar Thoma Suvishesha
Sevika Sanghom – Toronto will be held on Sunday, 11th September 2022 immediately after the
Holy Communion Service at 159 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, ON L4A0Y2 to transact the
following business:
 
Agenda
 
1. Election of Secretary
2. Any other business with the prior permission of the chair
All Sevika Sanghom members are hereby requested to be present at the general body meeting.
For and on behalf of the Sevika Sanghom Committee.
The Rev. Roji Mathews Abraham, President.
Sevika Sanghom members are also kindly reminded to remit their annual membership subscription
of CAD$ 52/- for the year 2022, without delay. Please note that Sevika Sanghom members can
remit the same either in cash, by cheque, or via e-transfer their subscriptions
to treasurer@marthoma.ca. Please be reminded to issue cheques in the name of “The Canadian
Mar Thoma Church Toronto” and to mention such payments as Sevika Sanghom Subscription
along with church reference number.
 
6. ONAM SADHYA
 
Yuvajana Sakhyam and Young Families of our Parish are organizing an Onam Sadhya on Sunday,
11th September 2022 after the Holy Communion Service at our church. The Sadhya is open to all
via pre-registration. Kindly ensure your participation by registering yourself and your family
members on or before Friday 09th September 2022 @ CAD $ 18/- per person. Take away is also
available. The Onam Sadhya would include:
Rice, paper leaf, salt, chakaraveretti, banana chips, papadam, mixed pickle, lime pickle, inji puli,
thoran, mezhukupuratti, aviyal, kalan, pachadi beet root, kichadi pineapple, olan, eriseri, kootu
curry, sambar, ghee, pazham, payasam, inji thayire.
All those who are interested can pay by cash or through e-transfer to ys@marthoma.ca.
Please feel free to contact: 1. Lincy Bilu - 416 347 8771 or 2. Shiju Mathew - 647 896 4181, for
further details.
Shiju Mathew, Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary
7. SENIORS’ FELLOWSHIP
The Seniors’ Fellowship held their monthly meeting with a BBQ on Thursday August 25th, 2022.
Thanks to all the participants. Special thanks to Mr. Thomas P John & Mrs. Betty John for
sponsoring the event. The next monthly meeting of the Seniors’ Fellowship Senior Fellowship
along with Onam Celebrations will be held on Thursday September 8th 2022. Please attend
prayerfully.
From Mathew C Samuel, Senior Fellowship Co-ordinator.
7. WEEKLY PROGRAMS
1. Fasting Prayer on Wednesday, September 7th @ 10:30 am via Google Meet.
2. Edavaka Mission Meeting on Friday, September 9
 
th @ 08:00 pm via Google Meet.
3. Revival Meeting on Saturday, September 10th @ 09:30 in person at our Church.
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or
send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I
will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to
the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may
be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there”.
The Edavaka Mission of our Parish is organising a Revival Meeting. God’s Word will be delivered
to us by Br. Finney Premkumar, doctoral scholar in Philosophy from the USA. This Revival
Meeting is for all the families and we prayerfully request all our members to partake of this blessed
time of meditation and prayer. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all participants. A team
comprising of our Youth Fellowship, Yuvajana Sakhyam and Parish Choir will lead the praise and
worship. A Q & A session will be held in the post-lunch session and we encourage all our members
to utilise this opportunity to quell doubts concerning creation, evolution, existentialism, faith,
liturgy, etc. Prayer requests for intercession at the meeting can be forwarded to
 
prayer_requests@marthoma.ca or be dropped in the prayer requests box outside the Vicar’s
office or be sent via WhatsApp directly to Achen @ +1-647-294-8796.
8. OBITUARY
The Canadian Mar Thoma Church - Toronto deeply condoles the demise of Mrs. LEELAMMA
NINAN (74 yrs.), the sister of our members Mr. Abraham Chacko (Thampi and Mariamma, Area
3 prayer group) and Mr.Cherian Abraham (Babykutty and Shine, Area 4 prayer group) who passed
away at Manipal, Karnataka, India on Monday August 29th 2022. The funeral was held at the
Mathilakam Ascension MTC, Puthencavu on Thursday, September 1st at 2:00 PM.
 
The Canadian Mar Thoma Church - Toronto deeply condoles the demise of Mrs. MARY NINAN
(83 yrs., Retd. Asst. Director, MPEDA), the mother of our member Mrs. Manju Joseph (w/o Mr.
Benny V. Joseph, #69 Market Street, Stouffville, ON L4A 1G6, Canada - Area 4) who passed
away at Stouffville early last evening. Funeral arrangements are being made and will be announced
later.
Let us uphold the bereaved families in prayers for peace that surpasses all understanding to console
their hearts and minds while in bereavement.
 
9. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
NAITHAN ABRAHAM, a baby boy, was born to our members Mr. RIJO ABRAHAM & MRS.
 
SUSAN SKARIA on Sunday 21st August 2022. Let us continue to pray for the health and well-
being of the child and his proud sister RIANAH SARA ABRAHAM.