Trinity Mar Thoma Church, Houston
Announcements, Sunday, July 19, 2020
Worship Service and Lectionary for Next Sunday, July 26, 2020
Next Sunday, July 26, 2020, we will have English Divine Service starting at 9:00 AM.
This will be streamed through our YouTube channel.
Theme: Theological Education: Equipping the people of God
ദൈവ ശാസ്ത്ര അഭ്യസ്നം: ദൈവജനത്തെ സ്ജ്ജമാക്കല്
1st Lesson: Deut 6:1-17
2nd Lesson: 2Tim 2:1-13
Epistle: Eph 3:1-13
Gospel: John 12:20-26
Next Sunday, July 26, 2020, Galveston & Other Area will be in charge of assisting and
reading the lessons.
Parish Day Celebration
Next Sunday July 26th, we will be celebrated our 46th Parish Day.
Our Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa will deliver the
message during the Worship Service. The Parish Day Meeting will be held
immediately after the worship service.
We will be honoring those who have received important academic achievements
this year like Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and PhD etc. If you belongs to any of
these recognition categories, please notify the vicar or the secretary on or before
July 23, Thursday.
We will be honoring the seniors who have completed 70 years since last parish
day and those who haven't honored so far, but completed 70 years can also send
their names to the vicar or the secretary on or before July 23, Thursday.
Area Prayer Meeting
Missouri City/Stafford area prayer will be held through Zoom on July 22nd,
Wednesday at 07:00 PM.
There will be a Fasting prayer this Friday, July 24th 09.30 AM through Zoom.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! VIRTUAL VBS is THIS WEEK from
Thursday-Saturday, July 23rd-25th!!! Don't forget about VBS kit
pickup THIS weekend at church! Follow the email we sent earlier this week for
specifics and for more details on dates/times/locations for pickups.
Also, you will find access to each day's VBS content posted on the link provided in
the email that was sent to the registrant.
If you want to still register, there is still time! Just email Trinity SS!
Please consider donating to our Sunday School! Even though we're facing new
challenges, we want to adjust with the times, and keep Sunday School as fun and
memorable as possible. If you'd like to donate, please send a check to Stacy
George or through Venmo @TrinityMTCSS.
MTVEA South West Region Monthly Prayer Meeting by Zoom on July 20
Monday 8:30 PM. Rev. Thomas Mathew P. (MTC Carrollton) will give the
message from Scripture. Requesting everyone’s Prayerful participation.
Meeting ID: 821 4687 6478.
dial in number 1 346 248 7799.
1 253 215 8782.
Edavaka Mission prayer meeting will be held on July 24th Friday at 7:30 PM
via Zoom meeting. The Zoom meeting details will be sent later.
The Sevika Sanghom prayer meeting will be held on Thursday July 23rd at 7:30
PM via Zoom/Dial in. Please plan to participate.
Young Family Fellowship
A Monthly meeting of young family fellowship will be held on July 25th at 7:00
PM via zoom. We will continue our Bible study on Colossians. All young family
members are requested to attend.
Healthcare Workers Meeting
Indian Christian Ecumenical Community of Houston (ICECH)
ICECH is planning to conduct a Youth Retreat on Saturday, July 25 from
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Topic of the Retreat is “Facing Pandemic with Faith
Perspective”. Rev. Dr. Joe Joseph Kuruvilla is the guest speaker of the
retreat. Please encourage your youth members to attend this retreat. We have
Q&A sessions and virtual choir during the retreat.
Date: July 19, Sunday 7:00 PM.
Meeting ID: 440 320 308
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Speaker: Mrs. Reena John (Reena Kochamma)
(Counselor, Chennai, India)
ICECH is also planning to conduct Second Bible Quiz on Saturday, August 29
From 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please check below link for general instructions
to register for the Bible Quiz. Please send registration forms to Mr. Rajan
Bible Quiz Rules
Last Week’s Offertory
Date : 28-JUNE-20 AMOUNT
General Offertory $950.00
Wedding Anniversary $150.00
On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to express our sincere
gratitude for your generous financial contributions and requesting everyone
continue to help and support to meet the financial obligation of our church.
Mr. T. E. Geevarughese (65 years), f/o Mrs. Linta Ginu (w/o Ginu P. Cherian,
ID#452 & Daughter-in-law of Mr. P V Cherian, ID#269 & sister-in-law of Mr.
Tinu P. Cherian, ID#451, Missouri City and Stafford area) received the heavenly
call. Death was due to a heart attack. He belonged to Manakattumannil family in
Kumbazha in Kerala and survived by his wife, two daughters, and their families.
The funeral will be held later in Pathanamthitta. I request you to uphold the
bereaved families in your prayers.
This is to inform you that Mrs. Mariamma Isaac (100
years), mother of Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos
Episcopa, was called to eternity. Ammachi completed 100
years a month before. The details of the funeral will be
informed later. Kindly uphold Tirumeni and brothers Mr.
Isaac Mathew & Mr. Isaac Varghese and the bereaved family
members in your prayers. The vicars, Executive Committee,
and the whole Trinity family express our prayers and
condolences to Tirumeni and all the family members. Let us
praise God for the Blessed life of Ammachi and pray that God
may strengthen the dear ones with the peace that comes from
God and passes all human understanding.
Mr. Varughese Mathew (77 years), F/O Mrs. Mogan Mathew (w/o Mr Joseph
Mathew [Joe] ID#319 of Pearland West Prayer Group), received the heavenly call
at his residence in Pearland. He was suffering from Parkinson's disease for over
15 years. It was a blessed end as it followed him receiving the Holy Communion
from achen at home. He belonged to the Chamathackal family in Mallappally and
survived by his wife Mrs. Achamma Mathew, two daughters including Mrs.
Mogan and their families. The funeral services will be held later at the CSI church
in Houston. I request you all to uphold the bereaved families in your prayers.
Mrs. Sosamma John (100 years), m/o Mrs. Mariamma Thomas-(Marykutty, w/o
Mr. Thomas Philip-ID# 285-North Shore area Prayer) received the heavenly call
on July 18, 2020. She was the w/o Late Evangelist K. T. John, who served our
church faithfully in and around Kottayam and was instrumental in the build-up
of many Mar Thoma faith communities. She belonged to the Kozhivallil family in
Pampady and survived by three children Mr. K J Abraham (Houston), Mrs.
Eliyamma Babukutty (Houston), and Mrs. Mariamma Thomas; two of her
children passed away before. The funeral is scheduled to be held on July 19,
2020, at 02.00 pm (IST) at the Salem Mar Thoma Church, Pampady.
I request you to uphold the grieving families in your kind prayers.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Suffragan Metropolitan
As per the decision of our Executive Committee, we have sent a letter to Thirumeni
congratulating Thirumeni on his installation as the Suffragan Metropolitan. Please click
below link to access the letter and Thirumeni’s reply.
Congratulation Letter and Thirumeni's Reply
Hearty congratulations to Thirumeni on
behalf of the Trinity MTC Family on your
installation as the Suffrgan Metropolitan.
May our Lord continue to keep Thirumeni in
His gracious. As the Parish, we wish you well
in your ministry and assure you of our
Thank You and Have a Blessed Week! Dr. John P. Lincoln (80 Years) one of the
pioneers of the Diocese of North America and
Europe of the Mar Thoma Church was called
to eternity on June 15, 2020 in Lubbock,
Texas. He was served as the Diocesan Trustee
in many years and also served as Sabha
Mandalm Member, Sabha Council member,
Episcopal Nomination Board member of the
Mar Thoma Church. One of his son Dr. Anil
Lincoln is a regular participant in our worship
services at Trinity. Dr. Lincoln is the uncle of
Mr. Sam Rojin Oommen and the cousin of Mr.
John Thomas (Appu uncle). On behalf of
Trinity Mar Thoma Church I would like to
express our deepest condolences and request you
to uphold the bereaved families in your