June 24- 30


Monday - Friday 6 AM Morning Prayer Zoom meeting
Wed, June 19- 8 PM  Bible Study, via Zoom
 June 28 - 30, 2024 VBS
Sun, June 30- 09:00 AM English Holy Qurbana
Lectionary for the Week,
June 30, 2024
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2nd Lesson
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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. Joseph John
From the Vicar Desk

Dearly beloved in Christ Jesus,

Praise be to Lord God who “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak,” and who has offered us these words of encouragement, “Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I am grateful to God and the Church for the opportunity to serve as the Vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston. Our new assignment in this parish poses great challenges as well as holds immense possibilities. Trusting in God’s abundant grace that has strengthened the humble servants of God for generations, I commit myself for the responsibility that God has entrusted. With St Paul, I strive to gather up faith and say, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

I praise God with you for the ways that God has planted and nurtured Mar Thoma Church in this part of the world. Specially, I thank God for Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston and its journey of faith spanning nearly three decades. I thank God for the Bishops, priests and lay people who have strived hard to build up this church.

I am new to this socio-cultural context, but I do discern from the testimonies shared that walking the life of faith and living as the people of God in the North American context in these very challenging times is no easy task. Meaningful transmission of faith to the younger generation, specifically those who are born and brought up in this part of the world is no child’s play. It is crucial that we need to address these concerns as we engage in ministry.

The church is called to empower and strengthen each one of us to live the life of faith as individuals, families and as a community in relevant and practical terms. Church is a “way of being/becoming.” It is a place where we are trained to become more and more like Christ. If this process of becoming does not happen, the church becomes merely a social/cultural gathering. We need to sincerely strive, join together hand in hand to become the church, the way God wants it to be. I very much need your sincere prayers, encouragement and support as I minister towards fulfilling this great task. As a family we will be upholding each other in our prayers.

Prayerful Regards

Rev. Joseph John


Mission Work

Neighborhood Outreach - Photos from Comcast Cares Day at Houston Food Bank and 2nd Mile Ministries
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Mexico Mission - Photos from the events at Mexico Mission.
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