January 2013 - Mateer Memorial Church


January 2013 - Mateer Memorial Church

The Presbesbyter yter Speaks....Theme of the Year:(‘Pastoral Ministry in the Urban Context’)Enabling the congregation to bear witness.Dearly ones in Christ,I deem it my great pleasure to greet each and every one of you in our Saviour’swonderful Name. At the outset, let me wish that in the new year 2013. Maythe Immanuel Lord who is with us bless us profusely through out the year.His promise “... Surely I am with you always, to the very end of age” Matt.28:20(b)(NIV).Golden verse of this month“God is faithful, by (through) whom ye were called unto the fellowship ofhis son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9)""Xs‚ ]p{X\pw \ΩpsS I¿Ømhmb tbip{InkvXphns‚ Iq´mbvabnte°p \nßsf hnfn®ncn°p∂ ssZhw hnizkvX≥'' (1 sImcn¥y¿ 1:9)Once Dr. Gnana Roinson, the Principal of U.T.C. Bangalore, raised aquestion to the theological students when I was doing my theological PostGraduate studies. He asked “Why not make each day a happy day and eachyear a truly happy year? There were a lot of answers to the question andafter a short discussion he said it is possible if only we have an intimatefellowship with the one who is controlling our life! (“The source of life”), Herein 1 Corinthians, Apostle Paul says that “God is faithful by whom ye werecalled unto the fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord”.Each and every incident in our life confirms undoubtedly that God’sblessings are uncountable and God’s caring & nurturing are inevitablenevertheless a closer fellowship with the faithful God is essential to achievethe same. We receive fellowship with God through His son and our SaviourJesus Christ even though we are undeserving. The Scripture describes thatour God is faithful in his promises and safeguards us always. The new yearis a suitable occasion to remember the faithfulness of God; how he lovedand protected us in the past years and promised to follow us all the days ofour life if we remain with Him. If we remain with God as a faithful child of God,then we are legitimate inheritors of God’s blessings which are guaranteedfor all of us for he holds the key to our future.St. Paul writes to the Corinthian Church concerning the moral and spiritualstate of things. There were many things to hinder the power and progress ofthe Gospel in the city of Corinth. The sinfulness of the people of Corinth wasnotorious. It was there “the social forces of the age met, and all thelicentiousness that had been the shame or the religion of the other lands”.Impurity was indulged as a religious service as seen in the worship of the4

Damascuss by obtaining letters from the High-priest. But later he became adisciple of Christ, when Lord Jesus interacted with him and converted him toPaul.(Acts 9:3-24).Republic DayOn 26th January, our Nation is celebrating the 63rd year after it had beendeclared as a Republic Nation. January 26th is the Day we agreed amongourselves to govern us with a charter known as the “Indian Constitution”.The prime objective of the constitution was to ensure life in all its fullness tothe citizens. Let us remember our ancestors and fathers who participated inthis great achievement as patriots with the feeling of Nationalism.Fellowship and other organisations.From January onwards the Women’s Fellowship, Young Family Fellowship,Missionary Prayer Fellowship, Christian Endeavour Youth Fellowship, SeniorCitizen’s Fellowship etc and other sub organisations like Sunday School,Junior Christian Endeavour (JCE) BCL union and other activities of the churchwill function as per schedule participate in the respective organisations andfellowships without fail to fulfil the purpose and vision of the church to bearwitness to our Saviour Jesus Christ.Being part of the ministerial team of our church, I wish you a pleasant andblessed new year on behalf of all the presbyters and their family members.Let us actively participate to bear witness with our regular and committedactions for the extension of the vineyard of our eternal King.With best wishes and prayers,Yours in Christ,Vincent AchanTHREE THINGS TO REMEMBERMiss. Matty Vilasini White1. Love the three: Honesty, Sanctity and Truth2. Understand the three: Time, Health and Wealth3. Respect the three: Father, Mother and Teacher4. Shun the three: Backbiting, Bad Companion and Selfishness5. Attend the three: God, Hard work and Duty6. Fight for the three: Independence, Truth and Justice7. Die for the three: Friendship, Religion and Country8. Always be ready for the three: Disaster, Death and Crisis9. Take care of the three: Handicapped, Widows and Orphans10. Control the three: Anger, Mind and Tongue6

From the Secretary’s desk…...........…Dear Co-believers,Let us thank God for allowing us to see the year 2013!Many of our friends, relatives and co-believers who saw thedawn of 2012 were called to the eternal home. May the‘New Year’ be an year of abundant blessings to each and everyone of us!The church, its campus, office and members, bubbling with activities andassignments, have returned to normalcy with dawn of January. I thank all thepersons who participated actively in all the programmes in December.The carollers grouped into four groups and achieved hundred percentcoverage under the convenership of Mr. T. Jayakumar Alfred and Er. JoshiDas Y.S. The following leaders helped them in conducting the rounds from28-11-2012 to 21-12-2012. M/s Naveen Sam, Ajith Sen, Peter Chellayan,John Benson, Charles F.T., Amarnath I. Paul, Premchand Johnson,Sadrach Suseel, Sen Edwin, Martin Daniel, Jeevan Satyan, Vijayakumar,Er. Jose H. Jones and Mrs. Ponmoni Mohana.The 106th Church Day started with combined communion service on2-12-2012 at 8.30 a.m. Mr. Sam Balachandran was the chief guest. Ourmembers who made notable achievements were felicitated under theleadership of Dr. S.G. Churchin Ben, Smt. Priya Joy, M/s Martin Danieland Victor E. Joseph. About two thousand persons enjoyed the love-feastorganised under the leadership of Rev. Sunin Spenzer, M/s K. Hudsonand Y. Christudas.The annual fancy sale named as “Noel Fiesta” (the name proposed byMrs. Suvarna Jane) was inaugurated on 8-12-2012 by Shri A. Charles(Ex. Member of Parliament). The first bid was made by Mr. Danny Wilfred,on-line. The novelty of ‘Noel-Fiesta’ was that our members living abroadcould also participate in the bidding of a few selected items ‘on-line’. Theincome from Noel Fiesta has already crossed Rs. 11 lakhs. The convenersM/s C.E. Sarasam, Suresh Devaraj and Jayakumar Alfred (ex-officioconvener) and joint conveners M/s Naveen Sam and C.L. Lal deserve ourappreciation and thanks for the record collection ear-marked for completingthe M.M. Church Centenary Memorial C.S.I Church at Kuravankonam. Allthe sub organisations and various families sponsored stalls and contributedtheir mites as follows:1. H.M.S. - 8,350 5. C.E.Y.F. - 18,0102. Crockery Stall - 8,670 6. S.C.F. - 29,3503. J.C.F - 9,845 7. Women’s Fellowship - 31,1204. B.C.L.U. - 12,740 8. Young Family Fellowship - 37,5007

9. Family Stall - 13,250 11. Harvest Bible Study - 50,02510. Sunday School - 17,030 12. Church Choir - 1,01,185The long-cherished board, displaying the name of our church and thedifferent service timings was erected at the eastern end of the frontcompound-wall and was dedicated by Rev. C.R. Vincent on 9-12-2012 at6.00 p.m. This was followed by the ‘Carol Service’ organised by the C.E.Y.F.participating many city choirs. “Who’s the Baby?” the X-mas Carol servicepresented by the church choir, maintained high standard and was wellappreciated. This carol service on 16-12-2012 was preceeded by dedicatingof the “Facade Lighting” of our church by Rev. Dr. L.E. Sahanam. This hasadded further beauty to the splendid illumination of the Church-campuswith stars and glittering series sets. The manger and X’mas treecompetitions were conducted by Mr. Jothi Sathyanes with the help ofM/s J. Albert and Jinu Walsalam. The “combined X’mas-Celebration” wasconducted on the Daya-Cross Platform on 23-12-2012 with Sri. N. Sakthan,Dy. Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly as Chief Guest. It was wellattended to the very end inspite of being very late in the night. M/s. C.E.Sarasam, Saguna Raj and Premchand Johnson were the convenors forthe same. The interior of the Church was decorated beautifully by a groupof promising, dynamic members of the C.E.Y.F. who burned the midnightoil for about a week during the pre-Christmas nights. They deserve ourappreciations and thanks. They had the support from Er. Joshi Dhas Y.S.and Dr. Churchin Ben. During the X’mas even service, the church choirsang a few traditional carols and the service ended singing “Silent Night!Holy Night, in candle light. On the forenoon of X’mas we had services inTamil, Malayalam and English. Many of our X’mas programmes wererecorded by different T.V. Channels. In the same afternoon we had theX’mas tree” in the T.J. M. Hall along with the Anniversary Celebrations ofB.C.L Union in which prizes were awarded to the winners ofGnanabharanam Memorial Sports Competitions held on the previousmorning. The year end prayer at the houses of the disabled and oldmembers was organised by the Gospel Band. The “Watch Nightcommunion Service” started at 10.30 p.m. on 31-12-2012 and the membersprayerfully entered the new year! The new-year service was held at 7:00a.m. on 1-1-2013. May God bless us all more abundantly and by His grace,bestow a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous 2013.Permanent membership in our church has been granted to Mr. BenjaminJesudhas and family residing at T.C. 27/1901-1, Vanchiyoor.This year’s X-mas kit and poor clothing were distributed by Mrs.Charlet Bai Robert Singh and Mrs. Grisilda Wills. Besides this, we couldoffer the following help:8

Marriage-aid:1. Retna Bai, Kottavila - Rs. 20002. Thankam, Koduvadu - Rs. 30003. Balraj, Perumpazhuthoor - Rs. 20004. Soumya, Poonthura - Rs. 50005. Manoharan, Kallayam - Rs. 20006. Santha, Kanjiramkulam - Rs. 2000Medical-aid:1. Surendran, Keezhavoor - Rs. 50002. Matilda, Trivandrum - Rs. 30003. Raghu, Eruthavoor - Rs. 1000Housing-aid: Rs. 5000 to Manikantan of KothalamFinancial aid: Rs. 1000 to Rajagopal, Lenin Nagar.May God console the bereaved surviving members of the families ofMr. D. Somasundaram and Rr. Ramesh Dhas who were called to eternalrest!Dr. Samson NessiahChurch SecretaryThe New YearMiss. Matty Vilasini White“Behold I make all things NEW”(Revelations 22:5)We are all fond of New Things.We love to have new clothes, newideas, new furniture etc. Some of uswish to have new friends, newpictures, read new books, new lifestyle. People like to enter into newfields of education, technology, newdiscoveries. We adapt and cultivatenew plants and trees. With regard toour social, cultural, mental andspiritual life, our desire for the NEWhas very deep routes in our humannature. There will be new ideas, newexperiences which give them a newplace of regard. We like the New inthe Old. The new may indicate thetendancy to better and morecomfortable life. “Behold I make allthings NEW”.Now, the question is : Why do welike new things? Because they charmus: their colour, utility, value, theirquality of lasting longer - the shape,the appeal to our senses to investmoney to purchase them. What is theneed for making all things new? Theverse continues: “I saw a NewHeaven and New Earth for the firstHeaven and the first Earth passedaway. What is left is just nothing”.God brings the New Heaven andNew Earth into existence. He hasprepared them according to Hismode and choice.9

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phP\hmcwþ2012Cu h¿jsØ bphP\hmcmtLmjw2012 HIvtSm_¿ 14 ˛ 21 hsc ssZhIr]bm¬ hnPbIcambn \SØs∏´p."Pm{KXbp≈h\mbncn°' F∂Xmbncp∂pNn¥mhnjbw. 14˛mw XobXn RmbdmgvNcmhnse 10 aWn°v dh. kn. B¿.hn≥k‚ v A®≥ sImSn Db¿ØnbphP\hmcØns‚ DZvLmS\w\n¿hln®p. At∂ Znhkw sshIpt∂cw\S∂ "Sme‚ v Cuhv' \ΩpsS k`bnsehnZym¿∞nIfpw bphm°fpw XßfpsSXme¥pIƒ AhXcn∏n®p. dh. kp\n¬kvs]≥k¿ A®≥ sIm®psIm®pIfnIfneqsS F√mh¿°pw \¿Ωw]I¿∂p. "^nenwtjm'bpw D≠mbncp∂p.15˛mw XobXn XnfmgvN sshIpt∂cwbphP\߃ \ΩpsS k`bnsebphP\ßfptSbpw tcmKmhÿbn¬Ignbp∂hcptSbpw `h\߃ kµ¿in°pIbpw {]m¿∞n°pIbpw sNbvXp.16˛mw XobXn D®bv°v 2 aWn°v"dolm_nent‰j≥ sk‚¿' kµ¿in°pIbpw AhnSpsØ At¥hmknItfmsSm∏w kabw sNehnSpIbpw sNbvXp.At∂ Znhkw sshIn´v 5.30 \v k`bn¬h®v dh.F¬.C. kl\w A®s‚t\XrXzØn¬ Hcp {]m¿∞\m tbmKhpw,XpS¿∂v k`mipNoIcWhpw \S∂p.IqSn CdßnsN√p∂ ]´°mcpwkphntijIcpw \ap°p≠mIWw.AXn\v AXymhiyambp≈Xv[m¿ΩnI i‡nbmWv. ""Rßsft\m°q'' F∂p ]dbm\p≈ Np‰wAt∏mkvXe∑m¿°p≠mbncp∂p."C∂sØ k`bv°v AXpt≠m?,k`ip{iqjI¿°v AXpt≠m? k`bn¬\n∂v AI∂p \n¬°p∂hscHIvtSm_¿ 17, _p[\mgvN sshIpt∂cw6.30 \v CEYF BIvSnwKv sk{I´dnAPnØv sk∂ns‚ `h\Øn¬ h®v"tImt´Pv {]b¿' \S∂p. dh.kp\n¬kvs]≥k¿ A®≥ ssZhhN\ ip{iqj\n¿hln®p. 18˛mw XobXn hymgmgvNsshIpt∂cw \SØs∏´ "h¿jn∏v &hn‰vs\ nwKv' Bcm[\bn¬ CEYFAwKw {io. sdPn tUhnUv ssZhZqXv\evIpIbpw sNbvXp. 19, 20, 21XobXnIfn¬ \S∂ I¨sh≥j\n¬{_Z¿. _©an≥ tamkkv CuImeL´Ønse bphP\߃°vA\ptbmPyamb ktµiw \¬In. 21˛mwXobXn bphP\ RmbdmbnBtLmjn®p. A∂sØ F√m Bcm[\Ifnepw bphP\߃ hnhn[ `mK߃ssIImcyw sNbvXp. CEYF AwKßfmbB¬_¿´v Um\ntb¬, F_nkwPn,Zo]vXn tiL¿, skcmKn¬ HmÃn≥{]n≥kv F∂nh¿ hnhn[ Bcm[\Ifn¬hN\ ip{iqj \n¿hln®p. 8 aWn°p≈aebmfw Bcm[\bn¬ {_Z¿. _©an≥tamkkv ssZhZqXv \¬In. I¨sh≥j≥ tbmKtØmSp IqSn Cu h¿jsØbphP\hmcwkam]n®p.A\p{KlIcambnbphP\ sk{I´dnBI¿jn°phm\p≈ GI t]mwhgnk`bn¬ CØcØnep≈ Hcp ]cnh¿Ø\w AYhm \thm∞m\w D≠mIpIF∂p≈XmWv. D]cnπhamb HcpNe\a√ Bhiyw; BgØnep≈Ne\mflIXbmWv. Cu Ne\mflIXbmWv \thm∞m\w. Aßs\ Hcp\thm∞m\Øn\mbn \ap°v {]m¿∞n°mw. ""Rßsf t\m°q'' F∂ \thm∞m\ ssien k`bn¬ kwPmXamIs´.12

`bmZcthmsS hmgvØs∏´ \maw˛tbiptUm. ^vtfmd≥kv sFkIvkz¿§Ønsebpw `qanbnsebpwG‰hpw i‡hpw, Zo]vXhpw, hmgvØs∏´Xpamb \maamWv ""tbip''.kz¿§ob ]nXmhmb ssZhw Xs‚ {]nb]p{X\v tbip F∂p \maIcWwsNbvXp. alØmb B \mawtIƒ°ptºmƒ kz¿t√mIcpsSbpw,`qtemIcpsSbpw At[mtemIcpsSbpwapgm¬ Hs° aSßpIbpw F√m\mhpw tbip {InkvXp I¿Ømhv F∂v]nXmhns‚ alXzØn\mbn G‰p]dbpIbpw sNtø≠nhcpw. am\hcminCt∂hsc D®cn®n´p≈ G‰hpwt{ijvThpw al\obhpamb \maamWv""tbip''. tbiphn¬ hnizkn°p∂h¿ssZh]p{X∑mcmbnØocpw. ]cnip≤ambB \maØneqsSbmWv \mw kz¿§ob]nXmhnt\mSv kao]nt°≠Xv.]cnip≤amb tbip F∂ \maØneqsS\mw {]m¿∞n®m¬ tbip AXp\ndth‰nØcpw. Aßs\ ]nXmhmbssZhw hmgvØs∏Sp∂p. tbml∂ms‚kphntijw 14:13˛¬ C{]Imcw]dbp∂p: ""\n߃ Fs‚ \maØn¬At]£n°p∂Xp Hs°bpw ]nXmhv]p{X\n¬ alXzs∏tS≠Xn∂p Rm≥sNbvXpXcpw''. tbip F∂ \mawDcphn´m¬ ]nimNp°ƒ hndbv°pIbpwHmSnamdpIbpw sNøpw.B \mawD®cn°ptºmƒ tcmKsa√mw amdn°n´pw.B \maw \ap°p i‡ntKm]pchpw,klmb lkvXhpamWv.tbip F∂ \maw km¥z\te]amWv. apdnth‰ lrZbßtf, tbipI¿Ømhns\ [ym\n°pI. B km¥z\te]w \nßfpsS apdnhpW°pw.tbiphns‚ \maØn¬ \n߃Hcpan®p IqSptºmƒ tbiphns‚km∂n≤yw D≠mIpw.tbip F∂ \maØneqsS \ap°v]m]tamN\hpw \nXyPoh\pwe`n°p∂p. {]`mXw apX¬ {]tZmjwhsc tbip F∂ \maw DcphnSWw.ssZhØns‚ \maw \ΩpsS \nXyPohnXØns‚ `mKamIWw. ssZhhN\w C{]Imcw ]dbp∂p: hm°n\mtem{Inbbmtem F¥p sNbvXmepwkIehpw I¿Ømhmb tbiphns‚\maØn¬ sNøpI. Aßs\sNøptºmƒ, \n߃ sNøp∂{]hrØnIƒ A\p{Kln°s∏Spw.\nßfpw \nßtfmsSm∏w D≈hcpwA\p{Kln°s∏Spw.\mw F√m {InkvXym\nIfpwtbiphn\p th≠n ]oV\IƒG‰phmßm≥ Xømdmbncn°Ww.Aßs\ sNøp∂h¿°v kz¿§Ønse{]Xn^ew alØmbncn°pw .\ΩpsS Np≠pIfn¬ Ft∏mgpwtbiphns‚ \maw D≠mbncn°Ww.tbiphns‚ \maØn¬ \mwPohn°Ww. tbiphns‚ \maw \ΩpsSNp≠pIƒ°v Xo¿®bmbpw tX≥ a[pcw\¬Ipw. kz¿§m[nkz¿§ßfnsecmPmhmb tbiptZhs\ lrZbwKambn BZcn°phm≥ lrZbØn¬Xo{hamb B{Klap≠mbncn°Ww.tbip F∂ \maw F{X t{ijvTw!13

n{kmtb¬˛]mekvXo≥ t]mcm´ws_©an≥ tamkkvtemI-cm-Py-ß-ƒ Cu Znh-k-ß-fn¬{]tXI {i≤- tI{µoIcn-®ncn-°p∂ cmjv{SamWvbn{km-tb¬. hf-sc-b-[nIw {]h-N-\-߃ bn{km-tb-en-s\-°p-dn®v Xncp-sh-gp-Øp-I-fn¬ \mw ImWp-∂p. Ah-bn¬ ]e{]h-N-\-ßfpw \nd-thdn Ncn-{X-ambn.Ct∏mƒ \nd-th-dn-sIm-≠n-cn-°p-∂Xpw C\n\nd-th-td≠Xpam-bp≈ {]h-N-\-ß-fp-≠v.Ah GsX√mamsW∂v \ap°v{i≤n°mw.1. bn{km-tb¬ P\X `qan-bn-sem-s°bpwNnX-dn-°-s∏Spw (Bh. 28:64)Ct∂°v GI-tZiw 3500 h¿j-߃°papºvbn{km-tb-ey¿ `qtem-I-sam-s°bpwNnX-dn-°-s∏-Sp-sa∂v tamsi {]h-Nn-®p (Bh.28:64). Fs‚ I¬∏-\-Isf ewLn-®m¬Rm≥ \ns∂ `qan-bpsS Hc‰w apX¬ as‰mc‰whsc NnX-dn-°p-sa∂p ssZhwtamsibneqsS bn{km-tb-en-s\-°p-dn®p{]hNn®v \mw ss__nfn¬ hmbn-°p∂p.B {]h-N\w _n.kn. 722epw 586epw F.-Un. 70epw 135epw bn{km-tb-en-t\m-Sp≈_‘-Øn¬ ]q¿Æ-ambn \nd-th-dn._n.kn. 1500˛se Cu ss__nƒ {]h-N\w \mw kq£va-ambn ]Tn-®m¬ \sΩA¤p-X-s∏-Sp-Øp∂ A\-h[n Imcy-ßfn¬H∂v tamsi Cu {]h-N\w ]d-bptºmƒbn{kmtb¬ F∂ cmPytam `cWkwhn-[m-\tam C√ F∂-Xm-Wv. F∂m¬Cu {]h-N-\-Øn-\p-tijw Ah¿°vcmPyhpw `c-Whpw e`n-°p∂p; {]tXy-In®vitem-tams‚ ImeØv Ah¿ Hcn-°epwNnX-dn-t∏m-In-s√∂p tXm∂p-amdv Dd-∏p-≈h-cmbnamdn-°-gnp Fnepw a\p-jys‚F√m IW-°p-°q-´-ep-I-sfbpw sX‰n®vss__nƒ {]h-N\w \nh¿Øo-I-cn-°s∏´p.2. bn-{km-tb¬ \in-°-bn√(sbsl 37:11˛14)bn{km-tb¬ temI-sa-ºmSpw NnX-d-s∏-´v, ]oUn-∏n-°-s∏-´-v, At\Imbnc߃sIm√-s∏-´p F-nepw Ah¿ C∂pw \ne-\n¬°p-∂-Xns‚ ]n∂n¬ Nne ssZhoIhmKvZ-Ø-ßfpw {]h-N-\-ßfpw D≠v.bn{km-tb¬ tZiw \ΩpsS tIc-f-Øns‚b{Xbpw t]mepw hep-∏-ap-≈-X-√.\ap-°p-≈-Xp-t]m-epff P\-kw-JybpwAh¿°n-√. Hcp sNdnb cmPyw, 345 NXpc-{i-bSnIntem-ao-‰¿ hnkvXo¿Æw. Chsc\in-∏n-®p-I-f-hm≥ N{I-h¿Øn-amcpw cmPm-°-∑mcpw ]cn-{i-an-®p. C∂pw {][m-\-a-{¥namcpw{]nkn-U‚p-amcpw ]cn-{i-an-°p-∂p.]t£ Ign-bp-∂n-√. bn{km-tb¬ C∂p`qap-JØp \n¬°p-∂Xv Hcp A¤pXwXs∂. Ign Ime-ß-fn¬ DS-se-SpØF{Xtbm cmPy-߃, aX-߃, kwkvImc-߃,PmXn-Iƒ A{]-Xy-£-ambn.F∂m¬ bn{km-tb-ey¿ C∂pw Pohn-°p-∂p.3. skJ-cym-hns‚ {]h-N-\-߃(skJ. 12:2˛3)Ct∂bv°v 2500 h¿j-߃°v apºv{]hm-N-I-\mb skJ-cymhv sbcp-i-te-ans\-°p-dn®vHcp {]h-N\w \S-Øn. B {]h-N-\-Øn¬ \mep Imcy-߃ D≠m-bn-cp-∂p.1. sbcp-itew Np‰p-apff kIe PmXn-Iƒ°pw ]cn-{`-a-]m-{X-amIpw2. sbcp-itew kIe PmXn-Iƒ°pw`mc-apff I√mIpw3. sbcp-i-te-ans\ Bsc√mw klmbn-°ptamAhscms° ITn-\-ambnapdn-th¬°pw4. sbcp-i-te-an\p hntcm-[-ambn `qanbnse kIe PmXn-Ifpw bp≤-Øn\p hcpw.14

tbip ap∂dnbn∏v \¬Inbn´p≠v (aØm.24:33). I¿Ømhns‚ hchn\mbnt\mlbpsS Imew t]msebpw temØns‚Imew t]msebpw temIw Hcp°s∏´pIgnp. F∂m¬ k`Iƒ hn`mKhyXymksat\y ethmZnIy k`sbt∏mse iotXmjvWmhÿbnembncn°p∂p. BflobX BUw_cambnØo¿∂ncn°p∂p. tbip kqNn∏n® [\hms\t∏mse Xn∂pI, IpSn°pI, B\µn°pIF∂p \mw ]dbp∂p. ssZhhnjbambnkº∂amIp∂Xns\ \mw hn´pIfp(eqs°m. 12:15˛21).Dbn¿sØgpt∂‰h\pw k`bpsSDSaÿ\pamb I¿Ømhv ]dbp∂p:Pm{KXbp≈h\mbncn°, (Be earnest =Be serious & sincere) am\km¥cs∏SpI. \ΩpsS PohnXØnepwip{iqjbnepap≈ Kucht_m[hpwBflm¿∞Xbpw Bfltim[\ sNøm\pw\jvSs∏´ hnizmkhpw hnip≤nbpwZ¿i\hpw am\km¥csa∂ hne \¬Inhmßphm≥ tbip{InkvXp _p≤nD]tZin°p∂p.Another blessed year passed byand God kept all of us sound and safe,and we could feel the joyful seasoncoming by. Many far across madepreparation to come by and enjoy themoments. Again some couldn’t make it.But this time of the year it was a bitdifferent. 2012 Noel Fiesta, emailed aform to sign in for online fancy saleparticipation. Wow I got excited, I toldmy kids what this means and they gotexcited too. The much awaited daycame and we had people online withtheir family and kids waiting along withpeople in TJM hall for our chief guestOnline NostalgiaEr. Thambu Z.K.Ir]bpsS hmXn¬ AS-bp-∂Xn\pap≥t] tbip \ΩpsS D≈n¬ C√F∂-dn-p-sIm≠v Ahs\ hmXn¬Xpd∂v AItØ°p kzoIcn°mtam?tbip ]m]nbpsS hmXn¬°¬ A√k`bpsS hmXn¬°emWv ap´p∂Xv.I¿Øm-hns‚ hchv Xma-kn-°p-sa-n¬, 2013 Hcp bYm¿∞ am\-km-¥-c-Øns‚ h¿j-ambn Xocs´. \msf\ap°p≈X√. AXpsIm≠v Ct∏msgnepw \n߃ ]q¿Æ lrZbtØmSpwD]hmktØmSpw Ic®ntemSpw hnem]tØmSpwIqsS Fte°p Xncnhn≥ F∂vbtlmhbpsS Acpf∏mSv (tbmth¬ 2:12).C∂sØ D]hmkßfn¬ Ic®nepwhnem]hpw Dt≠m?\mw B{K-ln-®mepw Cs√-nepw, hnizkn-®mepwCs√-nepw tbip ho≠pwhcpw. AXn\p \ΩpsS AwKo-Im-ctamA\p-hm-Ztam Bh-iy-an-√. I¿Øm-hn¬kt¥mjn®v Ahn-SpsØ kvt\ln®vAhs‚ I¬∏-\-Iƒ A\p-k-cn®p Pohn-°p-∂-h¿ Ah-t\m-sSm∏w bpKm-bp-K-ambnhmgpw. AXn-\mbn \ap°p Hcp-ßmw.Sri A. Charles, former M.P to come. Mydaughter asked “What is this Daddy!”…Iwas so happy that I could pass on somepart of my childhood to her. Charles sirgave a wonderful opening message onwhat Harvest festival meant in his days,again the wonderful thoughts gettingpassed across generations.At last the much awaited time came,officially lelam 2012 is getting started!All this was possible because of theonline option.I believe and hope the days are notfar before we can worship togetheron Sundays whereever we are.16

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Technology:NOEL FIESTA 2012– ONLINE ‘LELAM’It was a great experience to be a part of this successfulevent...Online Bidding...Thank you Lord, for this wonderfultechnology...This idea came up through Er.Thambu Z.K. last year.Er.Dany Wilfred agreed ‘First bid through online.’ Formed a subcommittee'Noel Fiesta - online bidding' under the convenership ofEr.Thambu Z.K. & Er.Salins Kumar...with Er. Archana Jossy, Er.AnoopMohan, Er.Arun Suja Sasikumar, Er.Dhivya Ben & Ajith Sen. Supportfrom Noel Fiesta Committee Conveners were there throughout.Noel Fiesta Day:Our first bidder Er.Dany Wilfred (Dubai) was online from 8 amonwards. Er.Thambu Z K (U.S.A), Er. Robson Roy (U.S.A), Er. DavidAnush (Singapore), Er.Anoop Mohan (Saudi Arabia) and Mrs.NithyaJamestone (Chennai) came online before 8.30 am…After first bid, Er. Dany Wilfred gave a short message throughvideo conference. All the online bidders were seen on the screen withhelp of a projector. It was clear and crisp to everyone in the TJM Hall.Some of our members sitting in the hall were thrilled and excited.After first bid, usual bidding started. After reaching the maximumamount with TJM Hall bidders, online bidders were given chance.The highlight of online bidding was the bidding for a canvas paintingof ‘Jesus Christ with a girl child’. Er.Anush David won that bid. It wasvery interesting to watch online bidding through the screen: Membersof our Church from different parts of the world participating in ourAnnual Harvest Festival!- Online Bidding TeamWe welcome the Family joined by TCSl.No. Family No. Members Date of Joining1 2031 Mr.Suresh Babu D, Mrs.Manju P. Rajan, 03-12-2012Ms.Nissy Ann Babu & Mr.Titto S. BabuDon’t be afraid of a presumed enemy;But trust in the Lord to make a new friend18

“JESUS THE GOD OF REALITY”THIS IS THE TIME TO RESOLUTE FOR 2013A lazy man went into the forest toexplore the life in the forest. Whenhe was passing deep in the forest,heard a strange noise and waitedthere to find out. An animalappeared, to his surprise that was afox, which had lost all its legs. Theman’s question level raised and hewanted to know, how the fox issurviving without legs? So he waited.A little while later he heard somemovement and as he was gingerlywatching, he saw a big tiger comingwith (prey/food) in its mouth. Onseeing this, the man was afraid andhid himself and carefully watched.It was interesting, the tiger sharedthe food with the fox and left.The man wanted to know more,so the next day also he waited.Surprise! The next day also the tigerfed the fox. The man understoodthat the handicapped fox is beingcared by God.So the man decided, and saidto himself that like the fox “I will alsowait for favour from God”. So hestopped working and started tosleep in his room, waiting favor fromthe God. The first day passed,second and so on…. nothinghappened, weeks rolled, no food.The man was tired and not able toArul John Ebenezermove. Finally he reached the edgeof death.Suddenly he heard a voice at hisdoor. He turned his ears to thenoise. The voice said “man, you arein the wrong path. Open your eyesto reality. Imitate the tiger not thefox”.The man thought deeply andsaid “yes” and decided to leave theorthodox belief and to select a newpath in life. He is no more a lazydependent.Dear in Christ,This is the time for us to plan newresolution for 2013 to have a moresanctified Christian Life.In Psalm 17:3 David prayed andresolved that my mouth will not sin.In Daniel 1:8 Daniel resolved notto defile himself with the royal foodand wine.Jesus is the real God and the“God of reality”. Lord’s words, deedsand preaching are real, sincere andtrustworthy. Jesus is our rolemodel for the life in this world andalso to receive eternal life.Let us see the realities Jesustaught to the orthodox peoplearound Him and also expect usto resolve in our life for 2013.You can’t control the length of your life;But you can control its depth.19

Reality in ChristmasAs we celebrate Christmas, weproclaim that the birth of Jesus isreal. Christmas is the fulfillment ofprophesies, also historically proved.The birth was proclaimed by angelGabriel. St. Mathew claims that thebirth of Jesus occurred during thereign of King Herod. The aim ofJesus’ birth itself is to wash thehuman sin by his blood.Reality in PrayerIn Luke 18:10 Jesus told aparable on prayer, to teach us howour prayers should be.During Jesus, time, the periodsof prayer were scheduled daily inconnection with the morning andevening sacrifices. In this parable aPharisee and a tax collector went topray. The Pharisee praised himselfas a righteous man, a quality Jesusnever ever taught in His ministry andnot at all expected from any God’schildren. But the tax collector’shumble prayer pleased the God, soJesus justified and accepted hishumble nature and prayer.How do we pray? Are weready to accept the reality on thisparable and pray according to theexpectations of the Lord Jesus?Reality in OfferingsIn Mark 12:41 & 42 and Luke21:1-4 Jesus said “I tell you thetruth, this poor widow has put moreinto the treasury than all the others”.As stated in these words Jesuswas witnessing an offertory session.Irrespective of the people offeringlarge amount to the temple treasury,Jesus noted and encouraged theoffering of a widow’s very few coins,which she had for whole of the life.Jesus argues that the widow hasgiven the most, because the richpeople have given only from theirsurplus, they did not sacrificeanything to the God but the widowhas really given ‘even all her living’.The reality Jesus appreciated isnot the quantity but the quality ofthe offering. The widow’s offeringshows her qualities such as, 100%faith in God for her life, unselfish,human, open mind to church, notashamed to come to God’spresence as she was.Is it the same way we offer?Reality in HealingSt. Luke 14:4-5 “If any one of youhad a son or ox that happened tofall in a well on a Sabbath, wouldyou not pull them out at once on theSabbath itself?” In this context,Jesus was not considering the Lawof Sabbath which prevents doinggood to men. Throughout theministry, Jesus approached the sickpeople and gave a healthy life to thesick people. Are we doing healingministry?What barrier do we have tohelp the sick people?Reality in HospitalityIn Luke 14 :12 -14 ; ‘ Then Jesussaid to his host, “When you give aluncheon or dinner, do not invite20

your friends, your brother orrelatives, or your rich neighbours; ifyou do, they may invite you backand so you will be repaid. But whenyou give a banquet, invite the poor,the crippled, the lame, the blindbecause they are not able to payyou back. In these words Jesus tellsus not to respect only the rich butalso to respect the people who areless privileged, which is again areality the world expects from aChristian.How our hospitality works?Reality of being SincereIn Mathew, Chapter 6:1 to 18Jesus says how we have to besincere in giving to the needy, prayerand fasting.Are we sincere in our deeds?Jesus’ life, teaching, preachingand healing are 100% true. We, thesons and daughters of Jesus shouldfollow these realities in our personallife. Seeking the Grace of God, Canwe accept the realities of Christmas,prayer, offering, healing ministry anda sincere life?May our dear Lord strengthen usto resolve to do these in 2013 andbe witness for CHRIST.Happy New YearGod Bless youYouth Retreat - 2012Ceragil Austin Prince33 members participated in theYouth Retreat held at Thekkady andWagamon on 26th and 27th October2012. Britto George was theconvener. We left our church campuson 25th October at 11 pm under theleadership of Rev. C.R. Vincent andreached Vandiperiyar by next daymorning. After worship atVandiperiyar C.S.I. Church, Weproceeded to Thekkady for sightseeing and boating through wildlifesanctuary. This was a memorableexperience. We enjoyed the beautyof God’s creation and praised Godprofusely.By evening we left for Wagamonand a camp fire was arranged. Thenfollowed a dedication service whichwas attended by all with raptattention. In the nextday morningMrs. Flora Rachel Sumam gave themessage. Then we visited Pineforest, Wagamon Meadows andsuicide point and reached backTrivandrum by midnight. By God’sGrace, the youth retreat this year wasdevotional, interesting andentertaining to all participants.21

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Circle Prayers for the Month of January 2013Greetings to all and wishes of a blessed New year. I do hope and praythis year we will have more prayer gatherings in homes. Though in Octoberand November I have requested for your suggestions regarding arrangementsof circle prayers unfortunately no one felt it necessary to do so. This yearcircle prayers are arranged on ward Circle basis and it comes on rotation. Italso helps us to avoid immediate repetition.Circle/ ward prayers are meant to meet for prayers regularly by membersin one area/ward /circle. Somehow the focus has shifted from prayer to eating.It s true in the early church when people gathered together they also sharedmeal. But that was because they used to meet under the threat of persecution.One can also argue that meeting without eating is cheating. But in today’scontext there are a lot of opportunities for community eating. So let us givepriority for praying. If the time 6.30 p.m. is a hindrance, let us also think ofchanging the time. However let us hope this year we will have meaningfulcircle/ward prayers.Sahanamachan8/1/2013 Ambalamukku Crcle 488 Mr. Hubert Daniel AmbalamukkuTuesday Charachira Circle 1071 Mrs. Jaya Retnaraj CharachiraEdapazhinji Circle 647 Er. Premdas Justus P T P Nagar11/1/2013 Kowdiar Circle 963 Mrs. Leela Thampi Jawahar nagarFriday L M S - Palayam Circle 78 Ms. Matty Vilasini White NandavanamMuttada Circle Dr. Yageen Thomas Devaswam Lane15/1/2013 Nanthancode Circle 71 Mrs. Joyce Moses NanthancodeTuesday Pattom Circle 1671 Adv. Biju Immanuel Asha Bhavan, PottakuzhiStatue Circle 732 Mr. David Manickya Raj Kunnukuzhi18-1-2013 Thycaud Circle 734 Mr. Vincent Joffrey ValiyasalaFriday Ulloor Circle 1070 Mr. Jayanth Y. Godwin PangoduVazhuthacaud Circle 1709 Mrs. Grace Ammal Kunnappuzha22-1-2013 Ambalamukku Crcle 662 Mr. J Gerald Ambala NagarTuesday Charachira Circle 1154 Mr. Selvaraj J. CharachiraEdapazhanji Circle 1451 Prof. Prakash Francis Edappazhanji25-1-2013 Kowdiar Circle 1062 Mr. Kripal Das KowdiarFriday L M S - Palayam Circle 1268 Mr.A T Rajan Museum Bains Compound29-1-2013 Muttada Circle 1705 Dr. Thompson P T (Pyar) parottokonamTuesday Nanthancode Circle 762 Mr. R. Sundaram NalandaPattom Circle 1442 Mr. Sathyaraj LIC Lane1/2/2013 Statue Circle 1064 Er. Jeevan Sathyan G H JunctonFriday Thycaud Circle 1402 Mr. Sylus Raj Mukkunnimala5/2/2013 Ulloor Circle 1402 Mr. Amarnath I Paul Chalakkuzhi laneTuesday Vazhuthacaud Circle 342 Mr. J. Jones Vazhuthacaud26

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