Document 331509

“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything
for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3: 4-5
Dear Parishioner,
Blessed Morning.
Parish greatly appreciates you for helping the needy locally and in India through Church and its mission organizations. A Parish of our stature
is looked with hope by many in need genuinely. If you have set apart your God given resources to help the needy, you are urged to handover with
specific memo to Trustees so Parish can support the requests for help.
In the same vein, we encourage you to pray and support the Jammu – Udhampur Mission Field through your voluntary contributions this
Sunday (Jammu- Kashmir is the northern most state of India, closer to Himalayas). Parish appreciates our Edavaka Mission for becoming the
powerful tool in His mighty hands for this new mission field.
Let me also give you an update on local neighborhood ministry initiatives of CMTC. Parish is now working closely with Des Plaines Community
Foundation (nonprofit) to serve the needy brethren in our local community. Please remember Parish in your prayers so we radiate more love
and become a fluorescent beacon of Christian hope in the society we live.
Parish also takes this moment to express our deep gratitude to Mrs. Susy Johnson, Saj, Alex and entire family for sponsoring the OctoberNovember Parish Messenger. May you be richly rewarded by heaven for the support.
Please find the notes for the week below.
Worship schedule for Sunday (October 12th, 2014)
07:30 a.m. Divine Service in English
08:50 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Holy Qurbana in Malayalam
Lectionary: Witness of the People of God (Voluntary Evangelists Day)
1 Thes.4:1-8
Word of the week: Evengelion = Gospel.
Daily Devotion: To read the daily devotion by Christian Education Forum of Dioceses Click Here. Please do subscribe for e-devotion at
Word for the Day Devotion.
First Communicants Class: The first training session for first communicants will be held today [10/10] at Church at 06.30 p.m. All Parish
Children of age 13 and above are eligible if you have been preparing prayerfully to become the communicant member of Church. Parents are
urged to pray and prepare children for these training classes. It is highly important and mandatory to attend all the three training sessions
[10/10/2014, 10/23/2014, and 11/14/2014]
Choir: The Parish Choir will meet tomorrow for choir practice (10/11) from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Church.
Junior Choir: Junior Choir will meet this Saturday the October 11th from 3.45 p.m. to 4.35 p.m. to practice for Word Sunday School Day
Area Prayer Meetings(s): We will have Area Prayer on October 12th Sunday in Area 4 at the residence of Mr. Joseph K. Skaria at 06.30
p.m. Please note, the address is 9262 W. Church St., Des Plaines, 60016, this address correction is updated in our online version of Messenger at
Parish website.
Edavaka Mission:
Combined Prayer: The Combined Prayer Meeting of all Area Prayer Groups of our Parish will be held on Saturday the 11th October at 6.30 p.m.;
everyone is encouraged to join at Church. Rev. John Mathew [Kuriannoor] a senior priest of the Mar Thoma Church will share the WORD
during the Prayer Meeting.
Prayer Cell: The Weekly Sunday Morning Prayer organized by the Edavaka Mission will be held during the Sunday School Session at the
Children Room of our Parish.
Edavaka Mission Sunday: Our Parish celebrates Sunday October 12th as the Edavaka Mission Sunday. John Mathew achen will be with us for
our Holy Communion Service. Please use the envelopes available in the lobby to support Diocesan MTVEA activities.
Jammu - Udhampur Mission Field: In order to support the Jammu - Udhampur Mission Field (under Delhi Diocese), One Day Income is being
collected on Sunday October 12th (MTVEA Sunday). Please bring the Envelopes with your One Day Income share on Sunday and join this
mission effort without any compulsion.
Tuesday Prayer: The Tuesday fasting prayer will be held at Church at 10.00 a.m.
Sevika Sanghom: The combined Bible study of Sevika Sangham & Edavaka Mission will be held on October 15th, Wednesday at 07.00 p.m. in
Region B at the residence of Mr. Renji Thomas & Mrs. Shiny Thomas [420 N Warren Rd, Glenview, IL 60025]
FALL Festival: Please uphold the Fall Festival on November 1st and its ongoing arrangements in your prayers for a blessed time of fellowship for
entire parish.
LEAD: Below is the upcoming LEAD (Lay Person Education & Development) schedule.
Friday, October 17th, at 6.30 p.m.
Friday, October 24th, at 6.30 p.m.
Friday, October 31st, at 6.30 p.m.
Youth Fellowship:
TED Nights: We will have TED Nights next Friday [10/17] at Church at 07.00 p.m. (Teach, Encourage, Disciple).
Fund Raising: Please do support the fund raising drive by purchasing $10 tickets. You may win prizes as well. Please see the flyer for prizes and
more details. Kindly support the inative.
Poolatheen Collection: Our first Vicar Rev. Dr. Ipe Joseph is assigned to coordinate the Pooolatheen construction collection at CMTC. Ipe
achen will be visiting us on October 26th. Please do bring your willful contributions and do support the Poolatheen need.
Parish News: Please find latest updates at Parish Web Site including current Parish Messenger.
Happy Birthday to all of you who are celebrating birthday this week. May your new year begin with all the joy and smiles your heart can
hold; may you be richly blessed throughout the year.
Happy Anniversary to all of you who are celebrating marriage anniversary this week. May the fragrance of God’s love gift you the best of
life with each other. God Bless.
You may follow CMTC @SecretaryCMTC in twitter.
Wish you a blessed weekend.
With Prayers & Together in His service.
Monish K. John
Secretary - Chicago Mar Thoma Church