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WEEKLY PROGRAM

February 26 - March 3

2024

 
Monday - Friday 6 AM Morning Prayer Zoom meeting
 
Wed, Mar 28th - 8 PM Bible Study via Zoom
 
Fri, May 1st - 10 AM Fasting Prayer
 
Sun, Mar 3rd - 8 AM Year end retreat
 
Sun, Mar 3rd - 9:30 AM English Holy Communion 
 
Sun, Mar 3rd - 10 AM Retreat Malayalam Holy Communion 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Lectionary for March 3rd
Theme: Jesus Christ Who Redeems All
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2nd Lesson
Epistle
Gospel
 
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For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. - Romans 12:4-5.

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Rev. Dr Eappen Varghese
Vicar
From the Vicar Desk
Let us receive with joy O faithful, the divinely inspired announce ment of Lent, like Ninevites of old, like harlots and publicans who heard John preaching repentance through abstinence, let us prepare for the Master’s communion. Performed in Zion. Let us wash ourselves with tears for its divine purification. Let us pray to behold the fulfillment of Pascha, the true Revelation; Let us prepare for adoring the Cross and Resurrection of Christ our God! Do not deprive us of our expectation, O Lover of Man. Dearly Beloved in Christ, We are in the blessed time of Great Lent. The lent is Holy. It makes us holy. This is a sanctified time as we go through the passion expe rience of our Lord Jesus through the Lenten prayer and meditation. Let’s all join together in this beautiful devotion of liturgical celebration of our salvation and newness. Repentance is the beginning and condition of a truly Christian life. Christ’s first word when he began to preach was: “Repent” (Matthew 4: 17). What is repentance? In the rush of our daily life, we have no time to think about it. Sabbath, sanctified time of rest, is potentially a time of self- reflection. When Sabbath- rest- worship is relaced by entertainment, the experience of self- reflection is also lost. This is a danger modern humanity faces today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We need to systematically unwind from victimizing fashions of life. Lent is a possibility that helps us to repent and reflexively investigate us with the eyes of our Lord and correct our life and attitudes. What is repentance? Why do we need it? How are we to practice it Great Lent gives us the answer. “It is indeed a school of repentance to which every Christian must go every year in order to deepen his faith, to reevaluate, and if possible, change his/her life.” (Alexander Sche memann- Great Lent). Christian life is not simply a set of rules, but it is a way of life. It is through the forms and spirit of her Lenten worship that the Church conveys to us the meaning of this unique season. Our Church organizes Lenten prayer on weekdays from Mon day through Friday at the houses of our members. Kindly attend the meetings. Every Tuesday we will have English lent prayer via zoom from 7.30 to 8pm. Sunday School, YF and YFF will lead the service. Ephphtha Bible Study will continue on every Wednesday from 8 pm to 9 pm. Kindly attend in all the spiritual life of the Church. Continue to think about our theme for the year, “work out your own salvation with ear nd trembling”. May God Bless our Church, our Parish, our families and all he world, Amen.

 

Rev. Dr Eappen Varghese, Vicar.

 




 
 
 
 
 
 

Mission Work

Neighborhood Outreach - Photos from Comcast Cares Day at Houston Food Bank and 2nd Mile Ministries
View more pictures and read about our Neighborhood Outreach and Volunteering...
Mexico Mission - Photos from the events at Mexico Mission.
Read more about Mexico Mission