Announcements – 2024

 

Good morning, Happy Easter

  Next Sunday April 7th Our new diocesan bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Paulose Episcopa will be visiting our parish.  we will have English Holy Communion Service at 9.00 am

Prayer meetings. 

       

Sevika sanghom prayer meeting on Wednesday 10 AM at Church

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Fasting Prayer on Friday 9.30 am at church.

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Sharon prayer meeting:  will be held on April 7th , 06.00 pm at the

residence of Mrs. and Mr. , George Jacob Act # 0028 . Address: 806

Cates Way Philadelphia, PA 19115, All the  members are requested to participate.

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Senior Fellowship.

Prayer meeting for the month of April will be held on April 1st Monday @ 5.00pm (Parish Hall) requesting everyone’s prayerful participation. 

 

 

Young family Fellowship.

 

 St Thomas MTC care ministry will have a seminar ministry on April 20th, 2024, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm regarding family centric topics. Those who are interested to participate can complete the registration using the link in the YFF WhatsApp group chat.

 

Sunday School:

There will be NO Sunday School today or next Sunday, April 7th due to Diocesan Bishop’s visit.

Thank you to Mrs. Dhanya Kurien & Mrs. Soja George for organizing the Mission Month collection and our special collections for The Everywhere Project organization. Thank you, Bibi Achen and Teena Kochamma, for your continued support and all your help and prayers. And thank you teachers, students, parents and families for all your support with this mission project and for all your donations. Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to help with all the donations. 

  • 1500 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches were made
  • 580 eggs boiled
  • 100 bookmarks were decorated
  • 58 Gallon Ziploc bags – Blessing bags were filled by our own students and families to share.
  • 36 large cases of water and  juices
  • As well as several bags/boxes of oranges, apples, bagels and donuts. 
  • Several boxes/bags of clothing were also collected and donated.

Also through everyone’s generous contributions to our Sunday School offertory and donations collected from the Lenten devotionals, this year Sunday School is able to donate $1000 to Snehatheeram & Snehagiri, a mission organization in Kerala working among families suffering with HIV and Aids.

 

 

Trustees Announcement:

1) **Member Portal Transition: ** The transition to a new member portal system has been completed, offering continued access to all previous data. Members seeking further information or assistance are encouraged to reach out to the trustees for support.

2) **1st Quarter Closing: ** Acknowledgment of the approaching end of the first quarter of 2024, with a request for members to review their accounts and settle any outstanding commitments. Gratitude is expressed for the ongoing support, particularly in the form of financial contributions, which are vital for the ongoing renovation project to fix the church property’s roof.

3) **Payment Methods: ** Encouragement for utilizing convenient payment methods such as Zelle and Stripe, in addition to traditional methods like cheque and cash. Members are invited to seek guidance from the trustees if required.

 

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgement:

 Thanks for Shyju And team for preparing lunch

 

Thank you, office bearers , for conducting the social hour for the month of March. Social hour for the month of April   will be done by the Salem prayer group. Give them a big round of applause.

 

 

 

 

Condolences:  

 

Mrs. Rosamma Philipose, (Chennithala Kerala) sister of our member Mr. Kurien George (Zion prayer group A/C # 177) went to be with our lord.

 On behalf of the Vicar, Executive committee and members of the Ascension Mar Thoma Church, we extend our heartfelt condolences and pray that may God Almighty give comfort and peace to all the bereaving family members.

 

Guests: 

 

 Daughter of  Our member Mrs and Mr  Deepu Vadakethu, Dr. Krista Zacharia and husband Dr Stephen ( They are members of Randolphph MTC)

Our Trustee Mr. Saju Kurian’s daughter

Mrs. Saritha and Son in Law Mr. David and their son Logan, and

Mr. Alexander Varughese  Wife Mrs. Rachel Alex,( members of Salem Marthoma church Vennikulam)   and Mr. Alexander Tharamel ( Member of Philadelphia MTC) they are relatives of our Members Mr. Ajoy Thopil, Mrs. Susan George,Mrs. Sherly  Mathew and Mr. Sherjin Sam , visiting our church  , Welcome to Ascension MTC.  Give them a big round of applause.

 If there are any guests in our midst, this is the time for self-introduction.

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Coffee will be served. 

Happy Easter 

Have a blessed week!!!

Thank you.