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The Mar Thoma Church
Staten Island

134 Faber st

Staten Island, NY 10302

718-556-3192

Parsonage: 718-370-7664

Lighted To Lighten

Mar Thoma Church in History

The traditional belief is that Saint Thomas (Mar Thoma), one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ came to India in the year AD 52 and established the church in the Malabar coast. Mar Thoma Syrian Church is one of the oldest denominations of Christianity. The Church defines itself as "Apostolic in origin, Universal in nature, Biblical in faith, Evangelical in principle, Ecumenical in outlook, Oriental in worship."  

The Mar Thoma Church Staten Island

From a humble beginning in 1980 with 25 families our church has grown to 128 families. 

Our New Church Facility

In 2005, by the Grace of God we dedicated the new church facility at the cost of $2.3 Million. We thank God for His abundant mercy. "This church is the indestructible, monumental accumulation of the prayers, the hopes, the ideals, and the faith of all the people in this church. We are the army of God and this church is the fortress of our strength. The beauty and glory of this church have been dearly purchased in prayer and pain and we salute and remember with gratitude those who worked tirelessly to erect this monument of faith. This church is here because we have a prosperous present, a bright future, a united diocese, a dynamic bishop, and devoted clergies. All the members of this parish rejoice in the beauty of our new and glorious temple to God’s glory."

Our Bishops

His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Valia Metropolitan


His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan


Our Vicar

Rev. Reni K. Abraham

Vicar

The Mar Thoma Church Staten Island

reniachenk@gmail.com

JULY, 2017


  • From the desk of the Vicar

Dearly beloved in Christ,

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Dr. K. Sarah Nageshwari is a missionary doctor at Bishop Memo-rial Hospital, Anantnag, Kashmir in India. She was born in a staunch Hindu family where her mother became the first convert, who then dedicated Sarah as a missionary. Dr. Sarah’s life in the mission hospital, especially in Kashmir exposes the boundaries of mission. Though she faced constantly intense situations in Kashmir from the rioters, she challenged their life by proclaiming the love of Christ among the local communities. How do we test one’s faith? Is it in a comfortable arena of life or in challenging situations where we face lot of crisis? We are called to Bloom Where We Are Planted.

“What do we advertise through our life”? Rick Warren says that we are called to advertise Kingdom of God through our life. Simple living or living with Christian values is not generally seen in the world where luxury is appreciated. We don’t carry anything to the grave. During the end of life, people would realize that no posses-sions are helpful to attain eternal life. When we share our potentials and resources for the mission of God, God’s name will be glorified. As we observe first Sunday of August as Mission Sunday, let us remind ourselves that Mar Thoma community shares a heritage of mission that every member of the church is a missionary.

23 Sunday school students with 2 chaperones attended Junior Sen-ior conference on July 6 - 9 with the theme Selfie Vs Selfless. I ap-preciate all the parents who sent their children. Also I request all the parents to send your children to V B S 2017 which will be held on Aug 3 - 5.

We have Parish Picnic on Aug 12, Back to School praise and wor-ship on Aug 13 and College students’ dedication on Aug 20.

We are doing all the necessary arrangements to host 18th Diocesan Sevika Sanghom conference on Oct 12-15. Let us thank God for this blessed opportunity granted to our Parish; and pray for God’s blessings and guidance upon our Sevika Sanghom members.

God bless us all

Yours in His service

Reniachen.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE/LECTIONARY

AUG 6, 2017 HOLY COMMUNION 9.00 AM (English)

First Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18

Mr. Joseph Abraham

Second Lesson: Hebrews 12:18-29

Miss. Julia Alex

Epistle: 2 Peter 1:16-19

Assisting: Mr. Shiju Varughese/ Sanjai George

Gospel: St. Luke 9:28-36

AUG 13, 2017 HOLY COMMUNION 10.30 AM (Malayalam)

First Lesson: Genesis 2:18-25

Mr. Shaji George

Second Lesson: Hebrews 13: 1-6

Mrs. Marina Reni

Epistle: Ephesians 5: 21-32

Assisting: Mr. George T. John/Sanjai George

Gospel: St. Matt 19:1-12

AUG 20, 2017 HOLY COMMUNION 10.30 AM (English)

First Lesson: 2 Kings 23:1-9

Mr. Rahul Roshin

Second Lesson: Revelations 1:1-9

Mrs. Veena Thomas

Epistle: 1 Peter 1: 13-25

Assisting: Mr. Sajin Abraham/Rogin Rajee

Gospel: St. Matt 9: 35-38

AUG 27, 2017 HOLY COMMUNION 10.30 AM (Malayalam)

 

First Lesson: Exodus 16:1-16

Mr. Sony Ninan

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11: 23-30

Mrs. Omana Rajee

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:15-17

Assisting: Mr. Nithin Varughese/Rogin Rajee

Gospel: St. John 6: 47-58

           SUNDAY SCHOOL REOPENS ON             AUGUST 27,2017

MONTH AT A GLANCE - JULY 2017

AREA PRAYER MEETINGS

Hylan Blvd/NJ Prayer Group:

 AUG 05 SAT 7 PM

Mrs & Dr. Thomas K. Jose, 212 Hales Ave

North Shore Prayer Group:

 AUG 06 SUN 5 PM

Mrs & Mr. Chacko Mathai, 57 Livermore Ave

Willowbrook Prayer Group:

 AUG 20 SUN 6 PM

Mrs & Mr. George T. John, 44 Steers St

AUG 26 SAT 7 PM

Mrs. & Mr. Rajee V. Thomas, 19 Pilcher St


FASTING PRAYER

AUG 04 FRI 10:00 AM Mrs. & Mr. Jose Pappy, 230 Byrne Ave

AUG 11 FRI 10:00 AM Mrs. & Mr. Varughese George, 21 Roosevelt Ave

AUG 18 FRI 10:00 AM Mrs. & Mr. Mathew George, 469 Woolley Ave

AUG 25 FRI 10:00 AM Mrs. & Mr. Sunil K. George


PARISH PICNIC 2017

August 12, 2017 SATURDAY

Merrill Park, Fairview Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067

SEVIKA SANGHOM BIBLE STUDY

AUG 08 TUE 07:00 PM Mrs. Mariamma John, 572 Mosel Ave

AUG 29 TUE 10:00 AM Mrs. Annamma James, 175 Sheraden Ave


DSSC 2017 PRAYER LINE 1-646-558-6338 ID: 557-7699#


YOUNG WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP

AUG 20 SUN 3:00 PM Mrs. Mary Varughese, 28 Steers St


YUVAJANA SAKHYAM

AUG 20 SUN 04:00 PM Mrs. & Mr. Wilsant Babukutty, 190 Melba St 


EDAVAKA MISSION

AUG 04 FRI 7.30 PM Mrs. & Mr. Mathew P. George, 469 Woolley Ave

AUG 11 FRI 7.00 PM Center 'A' Regional Meeting, SIMTC

AUG 18 FRI 7.30 PM Mrs. & Mr. Thomas Varughese, 127 Suffolk Ave

AUG 25 FRI 7.30 PM Mrs. & Mr. James T. Philip, 175 Sheraden Ave


SENIOR CITIZENS FELLOWSHIP

AUG 17 THU 5.00 PM Mrs. & Mr. Cheriyan Chacko, 404 Buchanan Ave 


CONDOLENCE

Mrs. Leelamma Chacko, Aluvila Puthen Veedu, Kattupuram, sister of our memeber Mr. Shaji George, 260 Warwick Ave was called to eternal rest on July 25, 2017 at the age of 68. Please keep the bereaving family in your prayers


SEVIKA SANGHOM CONFERENCE

Hosted by: MTCSI Suvishesha Sevika Sanghom

VENUE

THE MAR THOMA CHURCH STATEN ISLAND

134 Faber st

Staten Island, NY 10302

ACCOMODATION

HOLIDAY INN

Staten Island

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 12  SAT PARISH PICNIC

AUGUST 13  SUN BACK TO SCHOOL PRAISE & WORSHIP @ 5 PM

AUGUST 20  SUN COLLEGE STUDENTS DEDICATION

SEPT 02 SAT FAMILY NIGHT

SEPT 03 SUN SCHOOL STUDENTS DEDICATION

SEPT 04 MON YUVAJANA SAKHYAM SPORTS DAY

SEPT 10 SUN SEVIKA SANGHOM SUNDAY

SEPT 17 SUN SENIOR CITIZEN SUNDAY

SEPT 22-24 PARISH CONVENTION

SEPT 23 SAT RETREAT FOR YOUTHS

Executive Committee

Vicar & President:         

Rev. Reni K. Abraham 

(718) 370-7664 (H), (917) 932-4575 (C)

Vice-President:

Dr. Thomas K. Jose

(718) 317-2263 (H), (347) 703-8959 (C)

Secretary:

Mr. Sunil K. George

(718) 761-1015 (H), (917) 710-7673 (C)

Treasurer:

Mr. Chacko Abraham

(718) 370-7508 (H), (917) 862-7204 (C)

Accountant:

Mr. Sony Ninan

(718) 477-7562 (H), (347) 840-3708 (C)

Lay Leaders:

Mr. Jacob Cheriyan

(718) 983-0549 (H), (917) 697-8623 (C)

Mr. Justin Mani

(718) 698-7463 (H), (718) 873-4616 (C)


Area Prayer Group Representatives

Bradley: Mr. Joseph Varughese 

(718) 494-2031(H), (718) 619-2229 (C)

Hylan Blvd/NJ: Mr. Koshy P. Koshy

(718) 987-5108 (H), (718) 290-0068 (C)

North Shore: Mrs. Sheeba Chacko

(718) 727-0097 (H), (347) 876-4569 (C)

Willowbrook: Mr. George T. John

(718) 761-8103 (H), (718) 564-3660 (C)


Organizational Representatives

Choir: Mr. Jose Varughese

(718) 477-9747 (H), (917) 817-4115 (C)

Edavaka Mission: Mr. Mani Varughese

(718) 698-7463 (H), (917) 439-6153 (C)

Sevika Sanghom: Mrs. Dolamma Panicker

(347) 534-8592 (H), (347) 534-8592 (C)

Sunday School: Varughese Raju

(718) 727-4026 (H), (718) 902-7806 (C)

Youth Fellowship: Mrs. Betsy Chacko

(718) 494-1792 (H), (718) 213-6166 (C)

Yuvajana Sakhyam: Mr. Prince Thomas

(718) 370-1414 (H), (347) 439-5111 (C)

Young Fam. Fellowship: Mr. Shibu P. Thomas

(718) 698-4848 (H), (917) 304-5505 (C)

Parsonage Com. Conv: Mr. Jacob Chacko

(718) 698-6310 (H), (917) 831-0918 (C)

Sabha Mandalam: Mrs. Molly Mathew

(718) 761-2395

Assembly Members: 

Mr. Jose Varughese

(718) 477-9747 (H), (917) 817-4115 (C)

Mr. Philip Jacob

(718) 370-2312 (H), (646) 206-1537 (C)

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134 Faber st, Staten Island, NY 10302

718-370-7664

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The Mar Thoma Church Staten Island

134 Faber St, Staten Island, New York, New York 10302, United States

718-370-7664