MAY 26 | Birthday Centennial Celebration
MAY 28-29 | VBS Camping Trip
JUN 02 | Friday Night Lights
JUN 04 | Oklahoma Mission Trip
JUN 10 | Alabama Mission Trip
JUN 17 | Parish & Graduation Picnic
Worship Service Times
MAY 28 | വിശുദ്ധ ആരാധന (9 AM)
JUN 04 | വിശുദ്ധ ആരാധന (9 AM)
JUN 11 | English Holy Communion (9 AM)
JUN 18 | Contemporary Service (8 AM)
JUN 18 | വിശുദ്ധ ആരാധന (9 AM)
JUN 25 | English Holy Communion (9 AM)
Dearly Beloved in Christ
"The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, (2 Chronicles 5:13)."
First of all, I thank God for his mercies and providence we are enjoying every day in our lives. We are going through the most beautiful Spring season – a magnificent time for renewal and rebirth of the nature. Let’s
humble ourselves before God to experience the renewal in our spiritual life.
I would like to thank everyone for participating in the 50 days lent program, There is no doubt in my mind that it was a blessed season for our spiritual development and renewal as person, family and parish community. We took initiative to fast, spent time to worship God, meditate the Word of God, and attend the liturgical services. All of us therefore, had opportunities to experience a blessed season.
As a member of the Parish community we enjoy many facilities and conveniences, though we may not have time for direct personal involvement in its day to day functioning. However, we can all participate in the well-being and progress of our Parish in a variety of ways. Our fundraising program which is particularly set apart for the payment of mortgage and personal loans is one such wonderful opportunity. So I request all the parish members and families to participate in the program 'American Vasantholsavam' and contribute your donations for the down payment of the mortgage.
Also, It is a matter of great joy and happiness to celebrate the Birth Centenary Celebration (thanksgiving prayer session) of our Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan on 26th May, 2017 at 7.30pm to 9.30 pm at St.Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Chicago.
As all of us know, His Grace Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan is a great human being, a profound lover and leader of all people irrespective of denominations, faith, religion, caste and creed. Our Valiya Metropolitan, is a genuine Christian spiritual leader and fatherly shepherd of the people, and is an ardent promoter of interreligious dialogue and of social and economic development. Being a man of innovation, he always looks for new knowledge, and enriching ways of human, social and religious life. Thirumeni once said during an interview, "I do not have a golden tongue but I love talking to people. I was not a public speaker when I was a student. But I used to talk a lot. I am just speaking about the things I have learned from those interactions and experiences. I always liked interacting with individuals and society." Let Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan be an example, for all of us, in living our Christian and social life in the modern world.
The main themes of this month as per the direction of our Church calendar are Communion with the Risen Lord in daily life; Jesus Christ-The Way, Truth and the Life; Mission as sharing Christ; and The Promise of the Holy Spirit. May God help us to meditate the Word of God and bear fruit in our life.
Rev. Dr. Salomon K.