VICAR'S MESSAGE

From the Vicar's Desk

DEARLY BELOVED IN CHRIST,

Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ . After the Christmas season, we have entered a new year with new dreams and expectations. Looking back, we give thanks to God for all that has taken place in 2016. As we are at the beginning of a New Year, let us evaluate our past failures and let us praise God for the blessings we experienced. As a community let us praise God together “bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, Bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits”. (Psalms 103; 1-2).

2016 was a blessed year for us. By the grace of God, He has given us the opportunity to celebrate the 25th Year of our Parish in the previous year. We conducted a lot of programs at both Parish and organization level. I appreciate those who took different roles for the success of the Jubilee programs. We conducted our Parish picnic on October 29th. This gathering was a great fellowship between our Parishioners. We arranged three days of fasting prayer from November 10th-12th. It was great blessing to those who attended the meeting. We celebrated Yuvajanasakhyam day on October 30th and Edavaka mission day on October 2nd. Our regional Yuvajanasakhyam conducted a one day conference at South Florida MTC on October 22nd. 15 youths from our Church attended this meeting. Our Yuvajanasakhyam organized the welcome Christmas on November 26th. We celebrated Thanksgiving day on November 27th. Our house to house caroling and Christmas carol service were successful. I commend the efforts of those who work hard for the success of the house to house caroling and the carol service, especially our choir members and Sunday school students. The presence of Rev.John.P.Oommen and Kochamma were of great blessing to us from July to September months. I wish all the best and offer my prayers to those who celebrating their birthdays and wedding anniversaries in the coming months. Two of our members were called to eternity. Let us praise God for their blessed life and pray for their families. Let us pray for those who are sick in our Parish.

As we enter into a new financial year from the month of January, I appreciate and thank God for the valuable services of the office bearers and executive committee members who served in 2016. Also I pray for those who are elected as office bearers and committee members of the year 2017. We are blessed by the presence of Very.Rev.T.K.Mathew and Kochamma in these months. Thanks Achen for all your services. The historic Maramon Convention this year is from 12th February 2017 to 19th February 2017. Great lent begins on February 26th. I request all your participation and prayers for the lent programs and events.

May God bless you all. I wish you a blessed Happy New Year.

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Let us continue to pray for the sick, and consolation of bereaved families among us whose dear ones have passed away in the past months. Also, please remember those who have lost their loved ones and properties all over the world in natural calamities and through hateful violence.

In Christ’s service,

- Rev. Joykutty Daniel. (Vicar)