Dearly beloved in Christ, Warm Greetings!
We got one more chance to celebrate the hopeful and life-giving resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The love He showed that revealed through the Cross should be our guiding force and let the power and hope we received through His resurrection be our strength to lead a victorious Christian life.
On Sunday 13 May 2018, we will be celebrating our 11th parish day. Rev Sam T Koshy will lead the Holy Communion service. Let us praise God for his mercy and love He has showered on our parish in the past years. Continue to Pray for our parish and make sure of your presence in all its activities for the blessing of our parish. I welcome all of you to participate in the Holy Communion and special thanksgiving service. On that day we are planning to publish an updated parish directory. Our parish secretary has already sent a consent form to each family. I request all of you to please co-operate and give your consent for accomplishing this task.
School, college, University exams are going to begin. Our children are preparing for their GCSE &A Leave exams and in Professional courses. In Exodus 17:1 When the Armey of Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim, Moses sent the Army of Israel on the battlefield in the leadership of Joshua. Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand Israel prevailed; and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. When Moses’ hands grew weary; Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on the one side and the other on the other side, and the people of God won the battle. So, let us lift up our hands of prayer to support our children to face their exams with confidence and divine wisdom.
Our VBS is scheduled to be held from May 31st to June 3rd. Sunday school exam will be held on July 1st. I request all the parents to encourage our children and make sure their participation in our VBS and Sunday school exam.
Prayer is the most powerful weapon against trails. The most effective medicine against sickness and the most valuable gift to someone you love. Every Tuesday and Friday we are conducting Chain Prayer and Fasting Prayer. I encourage each one of you to choose a convenient time and day and participate in the prayer. If you have any prayer requests kindly inform in this Mob no 07930710268.
We have entered into a new financial year. I also express my sincere thanks to the present office bearers and all the executive committee members for their dedicated service. A warm welcome to newly elected office-bearers and all the executive committee members 2018-2019. May God Almighty strengthen them for His glory.
We all know that our Hermon Mar Thoma Church is hosting UK Europe Family Conference 2018. It is a great task which we have to accomplish. I request your sincere prayer and participation of all the members of our church. We have only 115 days for its preparation, please register your names as early as possible and extend your hands of co-operation to make this event a great success for the glory of God and blessing of our church.
With prayerful regard,
Jacob Mathew Achen