St James Mar Thoma Church, London

167 Avery Hill Road, New Eltham, London SE9 2EX
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"The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things."

Proverbs 15:28

Dear All,

This Sunday 18th October 2020, we will be having our divine service in Malayalam at 10.15 am via Webex.

North West Area Prayer group will be assisting in the service.

Parasyaradhana Kramam will be used for the service. If you do not have a copy, you may download a copy (transliterated) by clicking here

Lectionary for this Sunday:

  • Lesson 1: Isa 42: 16-20
  • Lesson 2: Acts 3: 1-10
  • Gospel: John 5: 1-9
Let us prayerfully attend the service.
Please use the Webex details as below:

Start Time: Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:15am
Meeting Link:
Meeting Number: 163 111 9632
Password: James2020 (52637202 from phones and video systems)

Other ways to join
Join by video system Dial
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
Join by phone +44-20-7660-8149
Toll Access code: 163 111 9632

Please kindly note the following whilst you are online.

  • Mute your microphone on your devise and only turn it ON when you are leading the prayer or asked to lead the prayer. This is to prevent echo and other possible disturbances to the audio. 
  • Try and connect through one device per household and the whole family to attend the service together and create an atmosphere of corporate worship within your home.

Area Prayer Meetings

Area prayer groups are meeting via Webex or Zoom. This is organised by the area representative jointly with Achen. Each Area rep will inform via the area whatsApp group, the date, time and how to join the meeting .

The North West Area Prayer Group will meet (17th October 2020) at 7pm.
Edavaka mission Intercessory Prayer

We will have our Edavaka mission intercessory prayer every Wednesday at 8:00pm. Details will be send out separately. Please refer to the Upcoming Events Schedule below.
Response to the corona virus epidemic

Achen continues to send daily devotion via WhatsApp and I believe it has been a great source of comfort to all of us. If you are not receiving it please let me or achen know.

Although we are not able to meet in person, if you have any needs please do not hesitate to contact Achen, area representative, office bearers of the church and organisation representatives.
General Updates
Parish Convention: Our Parish convention will be held online on 23rd, 24th and 25th October 2020. Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas will be our guest speaker. Details will be shared separately.

Church Web Page: Our new revamped Church website is now in pilot and can be reviewed by all members of the parish. Please note that some of the pages are still being developed. If you have any feedback, please contact the Secretary or Mr. Cyril John.

Church Souvenir: As part of the preparations for our Church consecration, we are planning to issue a Souvenir to commemorate the occasion.

We are looking for articles and advertisements for the souvenir. Please contact any of the Executive Committee members if you wish to contribute. Last date to submit articles has now been extended to 31st October 2020. The Souvenir Committee will make the final decision on the publishing of the content of the articles.

Advertisement Rates as follows – Cover Pages - Front Inside (blank), Back Outside (£1000), Back Inside (£500); Inside Pages - Full Page (£300), Half Page (£150), Quarter Page (£75), Less than Quarter page without photo (£50).

GDPR Consent Forms: In order for us to be GDPR compliance, we request all our families to complete the consent forms for safe keeping in the Church records. We have had few feedbacks on the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. This is being reviewed by the Executive Committee. Further updates will be communicated to the parish members.
Youth Fellowship Updates

Zonal youth activities: The Zone Youth Sunday will be conducted online on 18th October 2020 at 4:30pm. Along with our Youth Sunday worship order, praise and worship, devotions and testimonies, internationally recognized Christian ministry band Rapture will be leading the session.

Youth registration: The registration form for this year's youth membership is now available and all youths aged 12-35 are requested to complete the registration.

Please contact Youth Secretaries
Ms. Aneeta John or Mr. Ryan Thomas for more details on the above.
Sunday School Updates

The Sunday School Zonal VBS will be held online on 29th, 30th and 31st October 2020. Details will be shared separately.
Church Project Update
The landscaping work is due to be completed this week. Our only major work pending is the installation of the main gate.

Our Achen and family has now fully moved into our new parsonage. The old parsonage is being handed back.

Meanwhile, we are in urgent need of funding support to pay for our Landscaping and Main Gate installation. We are also in need of small plants for our Parsonage garden and Church landscaping.

If you can and wish to donate or sponsor towards any of the remaining items or works, please contact our Trustees (Mr. P.K. Edison or Mr. Shiju Thomas) or myself.

Please uphold all the works to be undertaken in your prayers.

Best wishes and prayers to those celebrating their Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries and other achievements.
Church Finance

Please continue to support the church financially, especially whilst we are unable to assemble and receive your support through regular offertory, thanks giving offertory, subscriptions and other offerings.

As you will be aware, regular monthly contribution is required for us to run the affairs of the church.

You may make the payment online using our bank details:

Account Name: St James Mar Thoma Church UK
Sort Code: 20 96 89
Account No: 20151556

Please use the following reference format: XXXXX_offertory

If you are making one single payment to cover multiple headings, please use: XXXXX_multiple

Please contact Mr. Shiju Thomas - Finance trustee and notify about your split offerings.

Please replace XXXXX with your family ID or first name. If you do not know your family ID number please contact Mr. Shiju Thomas, Finance trustee.

Thank you for your continued support and please uphold our Church in your prayers.

Upcoming Events
October 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
4 Edavaka Mission Sunday
11 Youth Sunday
18 Zonal Youth Sunday
23, 24, 25 Parish Convention & Parish Day
29, 30, 31 Sunday School Zonal VBS - Held Online
7, 14, 21, 28 Edavaka mission Intercessory Prayer held online. Details shared separartely.
A parish of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in the DIocese of North America and Europe
Registered Charity No: 1059210

Member of Churches Together in England
Member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Vicar: Rev. K K Kuruvila
Mobile: 07903231829

Secretary: Mr. Sibu Thomas

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