From Vicar’s Desk
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ……
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Thank God for the blessings that we received throughout the year as a Parish. As we bid farewell to the old year, we generally introspect the year past and make new resolutions. Our intentions are good, but as the year progresses, we find that most resolutions fall by the side. If we analyse our daily life, we realize that we are mostly dealing with people, material things and situations or events. Everybody has to respond to various situations or events. Life can be defined as perspectives and our responses to them.
Though we know what we should or should not do, we are unable to act in accordance to the divine will of God. This is because we have not been able to respond to the call of God. St. Paul defines human condition in one of his epistles, “Thus passes away the glory of the world”. What is the force that makes us face challenges even though we know that the glory of the world will pass away? It is the impulse to search for the meaning of life. When we stand before the Creator, we will understand each opportunity that was offered to us, which we either accepted or rejected. The final test of religion is not what I have believed, not what I have done, not what I have achieved but how I have discharged the common charities of life. When we respond to the call of Jesus Christ, we will experience the power of God in our lives. He will direct our lives when we follow Him. God guides us in all circumstances of our lives. Ultimately, we find true peace and joy. As we are coming to the end of the financial year, I want to appreciate and tha all of you for the sincere co-operation that you are rendering to the various ministries and needs of our Parish and Church. I got an opportunity to do the ministry with a wonderful Executive committee and office bearers who have a great vision for the Parish. Parking lot project completion, new comprehensive software for the parish, online payment facilities, 20th-year celebration and souvenir, resolving the huge liens and taxes to the city without revenue loss, new vehicle for vicar, Kerala flood relief project are some of the commend-able achievements. In 2019 our Parish is hosting the National Senior fellowship conference which is a major event in which we need the prayer, participation, and co-operation of all the members. Warm welcome and prayers to the new office bearers and executive committee entering the ministry for the new year. From less than hundred families in 1998 the number of families increased to more than 200 families is really remarkable. “The pertinent question to be asked is not how big thechurch is, how fast is it growing and how rich it is, But the relevant question is what difference it makes to that bit of the world in which it is placed.” Lesslie Newbigin.
HAVE A BLESSED AND JOYOUS YEAR
With prayers and best wishes,
Rev. Jinson K. Mathew
This is our achen with his family, Lisha Kochamma, Serene and Reuben.