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Special News Updates
- Congratulations to the newest Altar boys and Covenant girls
    - Timothy Varughese, Russell Lukose, Nidhin David, Steven Varughese, Cyril Kochumman, Joshua Joseph and Jacob Joseph
- March 2018 newsletter inputs
    - Appreciate sending these by Saturday, Feb 17, 2018.
- Sunday, March 4, Diocesan Sunday
    - Our contribution amount is $2940
    - Our vicar, Rev. Alex K. Chacko will be at Colorado and our service will be led by Rev. Shibu Samuel of Toronto as part of the pulpit exchange.
- 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
Updates for this week:
- Monday, Feb 12th Diocesan Family Conference online prayer @8:00pm.
 -  Call details: Dial 7127757035 Access code 379440#.
- Sunday, Feb 11th General Body Meeting at church @right after service.
- Wednesday, Feb 14th Edavaka Mission meeting at church @7:30 PM.
  - Sponsored by Mr. James Jacob and family.
- Wednesday, Feb 14th Parish MissionGeneral 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 Fasting prayer at church @10:00 AM.
- Friday, Feb 16th YFF Meeting at church @7.00 PM.
- Saturday, Feb 17th Sunnyvale Area Prayer Meeting @7:00 PM.
  - Residence of Mr./Mrs. Alex Idiculla.
- Sunday, Feb 18th Holy Communion Service in Malayalam led by Rev. Alex K. Chacko @10:15 AM (Allen area to read the lessons).
  - Sunday School @9:00 AM * Choir Practice @9:00 AM *Intercessory Prayer @9:30 AM.
- Sunday Feb 18th Directory picture taking at church @right after service.
- Saturday, Feb 24th  @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
- Sunday, Feb 25th  @ 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
- Sunday, Mar 4th @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. (Last Day)
- 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.
- Saturday, Feb 24th Murphy Area Prayer Meeting @7:00 PM.
  - Residence of Mr./Mrs. Soney Alexander.
- Saturday, Feb 24th SouthWest Region Center A Yuvajana Sakhyam meeting and General Body at The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas Farmers Branch @10:00 AM.
  - Rev. Mathew Samuel will be leading the bible study.
 - Agenda for the General Body:
  - 1. Annual Report 2017.
  - 2. Annual Audited Account 2017 
  - 3. Calendar 2018.
  - 4. Budget 2018
  - 5. AOB with the Permission of the President.
 - After the general body there will be farewell meeting for all the Achens who are leaving from Southwest Center A  YS.
 - Requesting all the YS members to attend with prayers .
- 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.
- Saturday, Mar 10th World Day of Prayer @St. Mary’s Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church (2112 Old Denton Rd., Carrolton, TX 75006)
   - Details on the Notice Board
- Friday, Mar 16th and Saturday, Mar 17th Region Southwest Conference at Sehion MTC @4:00 PM, Friday, March 16, start time.
  - For more details, please contact the convener, Mr. Mathew P. Abraham
- 2018 MTC Urban Missions Activities @Philadelphia and Chicago.
  - Philadelphia from Sunday March 25th - Thursday, March 29th
  - Chicago from Sunday, July 22nd - Thursday, July 26th.
  - More details directly from the Youth Fellowship team.
- 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.
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
(708) 646-7071


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