December 2002


Dearly beloved in Christ,

We are at the threshold of another Advent season. Advent reminds us of the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Christmas brings to our minds different images: X-mas carol, X-mas cards, X-mas cake, X-mas tree, Nativity scene and so on. What looms large today is a commercialized Christmas celebration. It seems as if the core message of Christmas is very often ignored in the midst of these celebrations!

The value of our Christmas celebration has to be measured in the light of our proximity to the heavenly voice, yes- the first Christmas carol: “Glory to God in the highest of heavens and on earth peace and goodwill to men.” (Lk.2:14) In our consumeristic culture the motto seems to be the glorification of the human . Hence peace is at stake everywhere. As Dr. Michael Amaladoss, the Roman Catholic thinker rightly reminds us:

In a world that pursues power through money and violence, the God-child is a prophetic affirmation of a counter-culture founded on vulnerability, poverty and love. This is the only way-God’s own way – to peace.

When we are all set to celebrate this year’s Christmas, can we make at least a small attempt to promote peace wherever we are? The Prince of Peace reminds us over and over again “Blessed are the peace makers”.

The displaced, vulnerable, poor child of Bethlehem is the one who ushers in a new era. He is the one who challenges our egoism, luxury and opulence. He challenges us to be with Him for the culmination of God’s plan for this world. How do we respond to this challenge?

Wish you all a Christ-centered Christmas and a happy and meaningful New Year.

Yours in His ministry,

Abraham Achen 




Sun, Dec 01

 9:30 am

10: 30 am

Adult Bible Class

Holy Communion Service, English

Sun, Dec 08

 9: 30 AM

 10: 30 AM

Intercessory Prayer

Holy Communion Service, English

Sun, Dec 15

 9:30 am

10: 30 am

Adult Bible Class

Holy Communion Service, Malayalam

Sun, Dec 22

9:30 am

10: 30 am

Adult Bible Class

Holy Communion Service, Malayalam

Wed, Dec 25

10:00 am

Christmas Service

Holy Communion Service, English

Sun, Dec 29

 9:30 am

10: 30 am

Adult Bible Class

Holy Communion Service, English

Tue, Dec 31

10:00 pm

12:00 am

Prayer and Witnessing

Holy Communion Service, Malayalam






1st Lesson

2nd Lesson




Gen 33:1-17

1 Thess 3:6-13

2 Cor 1:3-11

St. Luke 1:39-45


Isa. 55:1-13

Rom 15:1-6

2 Tim 3:10-17

St. Luke 1:57-66


Isa. 11:1-10

Rom 1:1-6

1 John 5:1-12

St. Mat. 1:18-23


Zech. 2:10-13

1 John 4:7-21

Philip. 4:4-9

St. Luke 1:46-56


Isa 11:1-9

Philip. 2:1-11

Col. 1:15-20

St. Mat. 1:18-25


Isa. 45:1-7

Acts 17:16-31

Gal. 2:15-21

St. Mat. 15:21-28


Exo. 33:12-33

Heb. 13:7-21

1 Peter 5:6-11

St. Luke 12:22-34


You shall call His name Jesus, 

for He will save His people from their sins. --Matthew 1:21

Upcoming Events

  •       Parish Retreat - To Be Announced

  •       Christmas

  •           1 Month Caroling

  •           24th Christmas Eve Carol Service

  •           25th Morning Service

  •        Parish Day – January 26th, 2003, Sunday

  •        January 1st—Youth Fellowship Dedication Night




Importance of the Day

Sun, Dec 01

25 Days Fast Begins, Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth - Joyful Expectation of Christ's Coming

Sun, Dec 08

Birth of John the Baptist, God's Word - Bread of Life - Bible Sunday

Sun, Dec 15

Annunciation to Joseph

Sat, Dec 21

Mar Thoma Church Day

Sun, Dec 22

Rejoice the Lord is Coming

Wed, Dec 25

End of 25 Days Fast Yaldho - Birth of our Lord - God is with us

Sun, Dec 29

Light of the Gospel to All People

Tue, Dec 31

Year Ending - Watch Night Service - Trust in the Lord



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