From the Vicar's Desk...
10212 Fountaingate Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
Dear beloved in Christ,
Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
The month of March shows the days of holiness and purity. We, the Immanu-el community, are in the Great Lent. The purpose of Great Lent is to prepare the faithful not only commemorate, but to enter into the passion and resur-section of Jesus. Great Lent is intended to be a 'workshop' where the character of the believers is spiritually uplifted and strengthened; where he/she is rededicated to the principles and ideals of the Gospel.
This is the time to make our life more meaningful. This is the time to make much more closer relationship with God and other human beings. We are called to live in this world as a transformed community. Our God is the God of forgiveness. All healing miracles were manifestation of the kingdom of God and invitation to a life of wholeness.
All genuine healing acts are compassionate deeds of God in history. Throughout the ministry of Jesus he manifested this compassion. According to Dr. Philip Potter, The former General Secretary of W.C.C : "compassion is not merely sympathy. It is rather a revolutionary act against a dominant status quoist ideology".
By the grace of God we are hosting the South West Regional Conference of Edavaka Mission, Sevika Sangom and Senior Fellowship on March 6th and 7th 2020. We hope that more delegates will attend this conference. We can up-hold the smooth arrangements for the conference in our prayers. Newly elected Kaisthana Samithy will take charge of this year's Parish ministry in this month.
May the Almighty God Strengthen us to lead a holy life in this Lent season and also throughout in our life.
Yours in Christ,
Anu Achen and Saji Achen.
Rev. Abraham Varghese (Anu Achen)
Vicar, Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston