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Special News Updates

- His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Philippose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan awarded Padma Bhushan by the Republic of India
    - Congratulations to Thirumeni for being awarded Padma Bhushan, fir the distinguished service of a higher order.
- 2017 KECF General Body Meeting minutes 
    - 2017 KECF General Body meeting minutes are posted on the notice board.
- World Day of Prayer on March 10, 2018
    - Details posted on the notice board.
-  Sehion MTC Directory Pictures
     - Picture taking  next Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 from 9.30 AM to 3 PM
     - Thanks to the families who had their pictures taken today.
     - Directory pictures every day after service in February, 2018 starting Feb 4, 2018.
     - For any information, please contact Lalu Mathew at 214-597-9040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
- 32nd North American Diocese Family Conference at Houston, Hilton Houston North @July 5-8, 2018
    - Early bird registration discount till March 31, 2018
    - More details online at
- Chain prayer on Feb 3, 2018 for Region Southwest Conference hosted by the Sehion MTC
    - Thanks to all who signed up and participated it the chain prayer yesterday.  

Updates for this week:
- Monday, Feb 5th Diocesan Family Conference online prayer @8:00pm.
 -  Call details: Dial 7127757035 Access code 379440#.
- Wednesday, Feb 7th Edavaka Mission meeting at church @7:30 PM.
  - Sponsored by Mr. Cherian Alexander and family.
- Saturday, Feb 10th Garland Area Prayer Meeting @7:00 PM.
  - Residence of Mr./Mrs. P. C. Mathew (2730 Corley Dr., Garland 75040).
- Sunday, Feb 11th Holy Communion Service in English led by Rev. Alex K. Chacko @10:15 AM (Sunnyvale area to read the lessons).
  - Sunday School @9:00 AM * Choir Practice @9:00 AM *Intercessory Prayer @9:30 AM.
- Sunday, Feb 11th General Body Meeting at church @right after service.
- Every Sunday, Malayalam Choir Practice at church @9:00 AM.
  - 1st Saturday each month, Malayalam choir practice at church @10:00 AM to 11.30 AM.
 - The Selected Songs Rehearsal for the March 16-17 Conference will continue at all the choir Practice Sessions.
        Malayalam choir leadership team requests all members to be ready at 9 AM on all Sunday practices, also to devote 30 minutes for the Regional Conference special songs.
- - Wednesday, Feb 14th Parish Mission General Body Meeting at church @right after the weekly prayer meeting.
   - Agenda
   - 1) Presentation  and approval of 2017 Annual Report
   - 2) Presentation of 2017 Audited Annual Accounts
   - 3) Any other matters as approved by the chair  
- Wednesday, Feb 14th Sunday School SW Center A General Body meeting via teleconference @8:00 PM.
  - Teleconference Info
  - Dial-in # (605) 475-2875; PIN/ Access code : 314 5915
   - All Sunday School Teachers and 2017 & 2018 Center Committee members are requested to attend.
- Friday, Feb 16th YFF Meeting at church @7.00 PM.
- Sunday, Feb 18th Sunday School General Body Meeting at church Room 6@right after service.
  - Agenda
  - 1) Presentation of 2017 Annual Report
  - 2) Presentation of 2017 Audited Income/Expense Report
  - 3) Presentation of 2018 Proposed Budget
  - 4) Election of Regional Representative
  - 5) Any other matters as approved by the chair
- Saturday, Feb 24th Sehion STARS meeting at church @10:00 AM.
- Sunday, Feb 25th Yuvajana Sakhyam cottage prayer @right after service.
  - Residence of Sibu Mathew (7920 Paisley, The Colony TX 75056).
- Sunday, Feb 25th Yuvajana Sakhyam General Body meeting @right after service.
- Friday, Mar 16th and Saturday, Mar 17th Region Southwest Conference at Sehion MTC @time TBD.
  - For more details, please contact the convener, Mr. Mathew P. Abraham
- Youth Fellowship Membership Drive
  - Everyone who wants to be a member has to register even if you were previously a member.
  - Non members cannot participate in any events.
  - The $15 fee is due to Jessica Abraham on Feb 4th right after service.
- 2018 MTC Urban Missions Activities @Philadelphia and Chicago.
  - Spring of 2018 in Philadelphia from Sunday March 25th - Thursday, March 29th
  - Another will be the same week as our 2018 National Conference in Chicago from Sunday, July 22nd - Thursday, July  - 26th.
  - More details directly from the Youth Fellowship team and also through the weekly updates email.

Other important events/reminders/updates:
- If anything needs to be added to the prayer requests, please let Achen or me know so that we can add to the list.
- If anyone is aware of any job vacancy, please let Achen or me know so that we can post it on the notice board or send through email. Someone might be able to take advantage of these opportunities.
- If anyone knows or someone not receiving these email updates and would like to have that person added, please send me the email address.
- Please do not forget to send me any announcements for next Sunday by COB Friday of this week.

Prayer Requests (please check and let me know whether any of the prayer requests should be removed):
Please pray fervently for the following who are in need of our prayers:
 - All the students and young adults who are working or in school, away from home
 - All our families that are travelling; may God grant them travel mercies throughout their journey.
 - Please continue to pray for Jerry, children and the family members and friends who are mourning the loss of Sona 
 - Mrs. Thankamma Thomas (mother of Mrs. Sherly Thomas, Murphy) who is recovering at home
 - Mr. Cherian Alexander (Frisco), may God touch him and strengthen him
 - Mr. Samuel Varkey (McKinney) for the continued healing of his foot
- Mrs. Mariamma Simon for continued health and strength

 - Mr. Rueben for speedy recovery
- Mr. Mathew Ampattu for full recovery.

 - Tanuja for full recovery
 - Adira for complete recovery
 - All senior members of our parish who are suffering from various illnesses
 - All those who were laid off and are looking for employment; may God open doors.

Reni Ninan
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