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Dearly beloved in Christ,

            Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit”.(Matt7;17). Our church sets apart the Sundays in October to give special attention to the different areas of its mission. 1st Sunday theme Witnessing Life of the Laity (Voluntary Evangelist’s day). Christians are called to be the witnesses of Jesus Christ in this world. Marthoma Voluntary Evangelistic Association gave guidelines to the laities to their effective functioning as christian witnesses, which includes Intercessory prayer, Bible study, Witnessing, House visits, Charitable works, prayer group leadership, and gospel work among other communities.

         The 2nd Sunday theme is Accepting the Difference of God’s Creation (Day for the people with special Skills). As Jesus Christ Extended his service to the weak we also have shown our concern to them.

         3rd Sunday theme is Youth: Life focused on the word of God (Youth Sunday) Youth is a stage of inquiry and enthusiasm. King Solomon offered the following instructions; Rejoice in your youth(Ecc.11:9). Remove sorrow and evil from your youth (Ecc 11:10). Remember God in your youth (Ecc. 12:1). Reflect upon what is coming (Ecc.12:1).

         The 4th Sunday theme is Family: Place of Faith Formation ( Family Dedication Sunday) Family is the most important institution established by God . The family is shaped and sustained by matrimony. God’s creation of man and woman as a couple and their union as husband and wife starting point of the family, It is an invisible union centered on love.

         According to Ps.127:1″ Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labour in vain.” Good homes require God’s blessings. Our life is short; our eternal existence is greatly influenced by how we live during this short life. Family life gains on strength through faith,prayer and God’s blessings. Let us join Joshua and say “As for me and my family we will serve the Lord”

This month we have Edavaka Mission day, day for the people with special skills, Youth Sunday, Family Sunday, One day Income offer etc…. All this observance may help us to be fruitful Christian Witnesses. Let us join the mission of the church. I request your whole hearted cooperation and support for the day to day activities and programs of our Parish .

May the Grace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you.

Your’s in Christ’s service,
Varghese Achen

October 2020