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Special News Updates:

·         Women’s retreat from July 26th to July 28th, 2013

o   Thank you to all the organizers who made our church proud by hosting the event successfully

§  Thanks to all who took the time to attend too

§  Thanks especially to Stacy, Jincy, Rachel /James, Kristina and other Youth League and church members who spent countless hours preparing and participating.

o   Thanks also to Retreat event speaker Roshin Kochamma from Horeb Mar Thoma Church, Los Angeles who gave the sermon.

o   Thanks also to all the families who provided accommodations to the attendees.

·         2013 Sehion Mar Thoma church retreat update

o   Registration is closed - only exceptions under extenuating circumstances will be considered going forward.

o   Visitors on Sunday for service will have to pay $25 (and lunch will be provided if you register by Aug 18th).

o   Anyone who does not register to attend the service (before Aug 18th) will still be charged $25 on Sunday morning and will not have lunch provided.

§  Please see Manoj or Annie to register for Sunday Service, or if you have any questions.

·         2013-2014 Sunday School Academic Year Update

o   Sunday School Registration for the 2013-2014 Academic Year begins Sunday, August 4, 2013.

o   The 2013-2014 Sunday School Academic Year will commence on Sunday, August 25th @ 9:00

·         Contribution Update

o   Trustees wanted to thank everyone that has been contributing their monthly pledge throughout the year.

o   Please contribute if you have not given your pledge yet for the last few months, so we can make sure the regular obligations of the church are met.

·         August 2013 Newsletters

o   Those who have not provided inputs, please do so today itself.

§  If inputs are not received today, newsletter cannot be printed till the 1st week of August 2013.

Updates for this week:

·         Sunday, July 28th Combined Garland and Sunnyvale prayer groups Harvest Festival at the church @right after service.

·         Wednesday, July 31st Edavaka Mission meeting at the residence of Mr. /Mrs. K.A. Abraham (Plano) @7:30 PM.

·         Friday, August 2nd Fasting Prayer at the church @10:00 AM.

·         Friday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 4th KECF ecumenical convention at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church of India, 1080 W. Jackson Road, Carrollton, TX 75006. @6.30 PM to 9:00 PM.

o   Malayalam choir is singing.

o   Speaker - Rev. Fr. Dr. Rege Mathew, Dean and professor of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

·         CANCELED - Saturday, August 3rd English Choir Practice at church @10:30 AM.).

·         Saturday, August 3rd Sunday School Annual competition at church @10:00 AM..

o   Lunch will be served and then a game time for all the kids with a bounce house and other activities.

o   All Sunday School children are encouraged to come for the fun and games, not just those participating in the competitions.

·         Sunday, August 4th Holy Communion Service in Malayalam led by Rev. Saji Thomas @10:00 AM (Garland area to read the lessons).

o   No Sunday School *Choir Practice @9:00 AM *Intercessory Prayer @9:30 AM.

·         Sunday, August 4th Sevika Sangham Harvest Festival at the church @right after service.

·         Sunday, August 4th Yuvajana Sakhyam cottage prayer meeting at the residence of Mr. /Mrs. Sunil Zachariah @2:00 PM.

o   Bible Quiz - Genesis 20-25.

·         Saturday, August 10th Garland area prayer meeting at the residence of Mr. /Mrs. Jackson Varnan @7:00 PM.

·         Saturday, August 17th Garland area prayer meeting at the residence of Mr. /Mrs. Cherian Varkey@7:00 PM.

·         Sunday, August 18th Combined Allen and Murphy prayer groups Harvest Festival at the church @right after service.

·         Saturday, August 24th, Yuvajana Sakhyam and Choir Combined picnic at Lewisville Lake in Big D Cats Catamaran Boat @9.30 AM to 1:00 PM.

o   3 hour short cruise in the Lewisville Lake,

o   Live performances on the Boat and also swimming for those interested.

o   Food will be served on board.

o   Cost per person is $30. - All members of the church are invited.

o   Boat Capacity is 105 members -- First come first serve basis.

o   Please see YS Secretary - Jeni Varghese and Choir Picnic coordinator Mohan Zachariah for registering.

·         Saturday, Aug 24th Yuvajana Sakhyam Tree plantation project at the church @2:30 PM.

o   Thanks to those who have already handed over the signup amount .

o   For those who have not given so far please handover the check to our Church trustees in coming weeks .

·         Friday, Aug 30th to Sunday, Sept 1st Sehion MTC Retreat@CampCopass, Denton.

o   Last day for registration extended to July 28th.

o   Please register ASAP and more details on Notice Board or at or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

o   The committee has procured additional hotel rooms for those who wanted "more plush and private" accommodations, but they need to know ASAP if anyone needs these accommodations.

o   Please contact Rachel Mathai if you need one of these rooms reserved for you, or if you need to do a general registration.

·         Sevika Sangham House Visits every Monday.

o   Those who are interested, please meet at the parsonage at 9.30 AM.

·         Sevika Sangham House Bible Study and Prayer 4th Sunday of every month.

o   Right after service at the church.


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