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  • VOLUME 327 / MARCH 2017

    And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for

    him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Corinthians 5:15)

  • "Prayer does not change the purpose of God. But prayer does change the action of God." - Chuck Smith

    MESSAGE FROM THE ASST. VICAR

  • "Whoever wishes to be my follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day, and follow in my steps." - Luke 9:23

    LECTIONARY & AREA ASSISTANCE SCHEDULE

    DATE THEME 1STLESSON 2ND

    LESSON EPISTLE GOSPEL AREA

    2-Mar 3-Mar 4-Mar

    The Cleansing Jesus Zechariah13:1-9 1 John 1:5-10

    Ephesians 2:1-10

    St. Mark 1:40-45

    Al Nahda - DXB Naif Road

    Al Ghusais A

    9-Mar 10-Mar 11-Mar

    The Forgiving Christ Genesis4:8-16 Acts

    16:11-18 Romans

    5:6-11 St. Mark

    2:1-12

    Al Ghusais B Al Shaab B Jumeirah

    16-Mar 17-Mar 18-Mar

    The Accepting Christ

    Hosea 2:14-23

    Philemon 1-21

    Galatians 6:1-5

    St. Mathew 15:21-28

    Al Nahda - Shj Muhaisnah A Al Khan - Shj

    23-Mar 24-Mar 25-Mar

    5th Sunday in Lent Exodus3:1-10 Romans 8:31-39

    Galatians 5:1-12

    St. Luke 13:10-17

    Gardens Al Towar

    Muhaisnah B

    30-Mar 31-Mar 01-Apr

    The Restoring Christ Job42:10-17 Philippians

    2:5-11 Ephesians

    2:1-10 St. Mark 10:46-52

    Barsha King Faisal St. - Shj

    Karama B

    06-Apr 07-Apr 08-Apr

    Spirituality that overcomes

    temptation - 40th Friday

    Numbers 21:1-9

    Hebrews 12:1-13

    1 Peter 1:13-22

    St. Matthew

    4:1-11

    Karama A Rolla Ajman

    Bur Dhubai B

    WORSHIP SCHEDULE THURSDAY’S Holy Communion Service (Malayalam) 8.00 pm

    FRIDAY’S Holy Communion Service (Malayalam) 8.00 am

    FRIDAY’S Holy Communion Service (English) 12.30 pm

    FRIDAY’S Matins Worship Service (English) 12.30 pm

    (on 3rd and 5th Fridays)

    SATURDAY’S Holy Communion Service (Malayalam) 7.30 am

    (Holy Trinity Church, Oud Mehta Road)

    The 10th Kaisthana Samithi Meeting for the year 2016-2017 will be held on Friday, 3rd March 2017 and the 11th Meeting to be held on Friday, 10th March at the EMTM Hall at 6.00 pm. All Kaisthana Samithi members are requested to attend the meeting.

    KAISTHANA SAMITHI MEETING

  • During these daysof Lent, let me put away all my pride. Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me. Let me love God with allthat I am and all that I have." - Genesis Grain

    FROM THE PARISH SECRETARY

    MALANKARA SABHA THARAKA: Mar Thoma Church publication “Malankara Sabha Tharaka” for yearly or renewal of subscription please contact the coordinator: Jobi Joshua 050-698 3405.

    BHADRASANA PRAKASHAM: You can get news and latest developments on our Diocese through the Bhadrasana Prakasham. For subscription please contact our Diocesan Assembly member Denny Aringada Thomas 050 234 4979.

  • “We might think that God wanted simply obedience to a set of rules: whereas He really wants people of a particular sort.” - C. S. Lewis

    ORGANISATION NEWS

    MAR THOMA SUNDAY SCHOOL, DUBAI – AT JEBEL ALI CHURCH Sunday school’s regular classes are being held every Friday from 10.30 to 12.15 after the Holy Qurbana service at The Mar Thoma Parish - Dubai, Jebel Ali.

    DAY & DATE PROGRAM TIME VENUE

    03 Mar.

    Common class & individual class 10:30 to 12.15 Hrs.

    Sub-Junior- EMT, Junior - Church Senior - Basement

    Staff meeting 12:20 to 12:30 hrs. Basement

    10 Mar. Individual class 10.30 to 11:15 hrs. Sub-Junior- EMT, Junior - ChurchSenior - Basement

    General Body meeting 11:30 hrs. Basement

    17 Mar. Common class & individual class 10.30 to 12:15 hrs.

    Sub-Junior- EMT, Junior - Church Senior - Basement

    Staff meeting 12:20 to 12:30 hrs. Basement

    24 Mar.

    Common class & individual class 10.30 to 12:15 hrs.

    Sub-Junior- EMT, Junior - Church Senior - Basement

    Staff meeting 12:20 to 12:30 hrs. Basement

    31 Mar.

    Common class & individual class 10.30 to 12:15 hrs.

    Sub-Junior- EMT, Junior - Church Senior - Basement

    Staff meeting 12:20 to 12:30 hrs. Basement

    For any further information, kindly contact Sunday school Head Master K.T. Alex - 050 695 1904 or Secretary Mathew K Abraham (Saji)– 050 559 3697.

    TRINITY SUNDAY SCHOOL – AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH Regular classes are held every Saturday from 10:15 am to 12 noon at the Trinity Church compound. Saturday, 1st April: Education Blessing Day- Holy Communion Service in English will be held at 7:30 am at Trinity Church. Saturday, 8th April: Trinity Sunday School Anniversary and Farewell to our Youth Chaplain Rev. Roby Jacob Mathew and family will be held at Hall No: E4 from 10:30 am. All are cordially Invited. For further details please contact Mr.Alex Abraham on 050 4572751 Or Secretary Mrs. Mini Susan Thomas on 050 4657608.

    VBS 2017: Our VBS 2017 God willing is scheduled to be held from 16 to 23 June 2017 at The Mar Thoma Parish- Dubai, Jebel Ali. Theme of the VBS is “THY KINGDOM COME” (Matt 6:10). As we need staff and volunteers for the smooth conduct of our VBS, we request interested members / parents to submit the VBS staff application forms to Sunday school Office by 31 March 2017. All are requested to Pray, Participate, Support & Plan your vacation travel accordingly. For further details, kindly contact Sunday school office or VBS convenor Ebenezer George Philip (M) 056 683 332.

  • ORGANISATION NEWS

    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. - Frank Herbert

    SEVIKA SANGHAM Sevika Sangham meets every Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening at five different areas as mentioned below. Unit 1 Sunday: Jebel Ali Ind. Area / Jebel Ali FZ / Al Quoz /Gardens / Barsha / Al Warqa-

    Rashidiya/ Ras Al Khor - International City. Contact: Mrs Mercy Varghese 04 8820276, 050 9415837.

    Unit 2 Monday: Jumeirah / Satwa / Karama A / B / C / Bur Dubai A / B / Holy Trinity Area. Contact: Mrs Mariamma Thomas 04 3252053, 055 7692535.

    Unit 3 Saturday: Al Maktoum A / Al Maktoum /B / Naif Road / Frij Murar / Kuwait Hospital Area / Clock Tower / Hor Al Anz & Garden City. Contact: Mrs Jancy Philip 04 2713884, 050 9514171.

    Unit 4 Monday: Al Shaab A / Al Shaab B / Abu Hail-Mamzar / Al Nahda Dubai / Al Ghusais A / Al Ghusais B / Muhaisnah A / Muhaisnah B / Al Towar. Contact: Mrs Silvy Mathew 04 2617806, 050 8585272.

    Unit 5 3rd Sundays: Al Nahda Sharjah / Al Khan / King Faisal, Sharjah / Rolla-Ajman. Contact: Mrs Betty Thomas - 06 5535211, 050 7497483.

    A combined meeting is held at Holy Trinity Church, Hall No. F-2 every 4th Monday of the month. For further details contact Secretary Mrs. Elsy Chacko 04 3350766 / 050 8802731.

    SEVIKA SANGHAM FASTING PRAYER Sevika Sangham conducts fasting prayer every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 am at Holy Trinity Church (F2 Hall). Please contact Convenor Mrs. Marykutty Alexander on 055 1576748.

    DAY & DATE PROGRAM VENUE

    Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 Regular Meeting @ 10:45 AM Bethel Carmel Hall

    Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 Night Prayer @ 10:15 PM Bethel Carmel Hall

    Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 Regular Meeting @ 10:45 AM Bethel Carmel Hall

    Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 Regular Meeting @ 10:45 AM Bethel Carmel Hall

    Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 Regular Meeting @ 10:45 AM Bethel Carmel Hall

    Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 Regular Meeting @ 10:45 AM Bethel Carmel Hall

    PARISH MISSION Parish Mission meets every Friday at 10.45 am at the Bethel Carmel Hall. For further details please contact Secretary Jacob Mathew 050 358 1343.

    SENIOR CITIZENS FELLOWSHIP The meeting of the Senior Citizen's Fellowship for the month of March along with the farewell of our Youth Chaplain Rev. Roby J. Mathew and family is scheduled for 8.00 pm on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 at the Arabian Suite Hotel Apartment, Mankhool Area, Bur Dubai. Requesting all Senior Citizens (above 55 years) to attend the meeting with prayers. For further details please contact Mr. M. A. Abraham 050 253 5190.

  • “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your

    brotherhood throughout the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9

    ORGANISATION NEWS

    YUVAJANA SAKHYAM Yuvajana Sakhyam meets every Friday at 10:45 am at Bethanya Hall after Service. Encouraging all Yuvajana Sakhyam members of our parish to participate in the regular activities of Sakhyam.

    For further details, please contact Please contact YS secretary Mr. Paul Ninan on 056-7245126 or dubaiyuvajanasakhyam@gmail.com. Job Cell Convener : Mr. Anson Jerrin on 055-5637137 or jobcelldmtys@gmail.com. Prayer Cell Convener: Mr. Anoop C. S. on 052-6353416.

    YUVAJANA SAKHYAM PROGRAMMES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017

    DATES PROGRAMMES TIMING REMARKS 03.Mar.2017 Regular Meeting 11.00 am Bethanya Hall

    10.Mar.2017 Farewell Meeting - Rev.Roby Jacob Mathew and family 11.00 am Bethanya Hall

    17.Mar.2017 Regular Meeting 11:00 am Bethanya Hall

    24.Mar. 2017 Bible Study - Rev. Joe Mathew 11:00 am Bethanya Hall

    Cottage Prayer 6.00 pm Residence of Mr. Aji Thomas

    31.Mar.2017 Sakhyam Picnic 11:30 pm Creek Park

    YOUTH FEL