Announcements- Sunday, Nov 29 th 2020

Worship Schedule:

 

Coming Sunday Dec 6th, there will be Malayalam Holy Communion service at 10:30 AM, which will be live streamed from our sanctuary. The City of Philadelphia reduced the religious gathering to 5% of the occupancy after the dangerous surge of coronavirus across the Philadelphia region. Therefore, the first 40 members who are signing up are only allowed to attend the service in person at our sanctuary. All remaining  members  are requested to stay at home and prayerfully participate in the live stream.

Prayer Meeting: This evening, Sunday, Nov 29th from 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM via

Zoom Video.

Weekdays and Weekend Prayer Meeting: There will be evening prayer meetings on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ( Dec 3rd to Dec 6th  ) from 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM,  via Zoom Video Conference. You can find the zoom info in our church e mail.

Sunday School:   Classes will be held Sunday, Dec 6th  from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Via Zoom Video Meeting. You can find the link in our church e mail.

Sevika Sanghom:  Sevika Sanghom Meeting on Wednesday, Dec 2nd  at 10:00 AM  Via tele conference.  Dial in number- 515-604-9094 Access code 788893203#.

Youth Fellowship:  YF meeting on Friday, Dec 4th at 6:00 PM. Via Zoom Video Conference.

Election Notice:.

Election of office bearers for the year 2021. 

As per the circular No. DC 335/2020 from the Diocesan Episcopa, A notice is hereby

given for the election of the following positions for the year 2021 as per the Constitution of the Marthoma Church mentioned in Clause No.232 to 251.

  1. As per the Mar thoma Church Constitution Clause 239, Vicar will be the returning officer for the election. The returning officer has the authority to appoint polling officers to assist him.

2. The duly published Edavaka Sanghom list for the year 2020 shall be the voter's list for the elections. All persons, whose names appear in the Edavaka Sanghom list shall be eligible to contest in the elections, propose and second candidates and vote in the elections.

3. There will be election for the following positions. Vice president- 1, Secretary- 1, Trustee-Finance- 1, Trustee Accounts- 1, Lay Leader-Malayalam- 1, Lay leader- English-1, Internal Auditors for 2021 -2.

4. Notification regarding the election will be announced during the worship service on Sunday, November 29th and Sunday, December 06th, and a copy will be affixed on the Church notice board, under the signature of the Vicar.

5. Last date of submitting the nominations will be Sunday, December 06th, 2020 before 4PM. Nominations will be accepted in person by appointment (due to COVID-19 protocols) from the candidate duly signed by the proposer and seconder to the Vicar (returning officer), at Vicar's office, 10197 Northeast Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Nomination forms will be available with the Vicar (Returning officer).

6. The Scrutiny of the nominations will be on December 06th ,2020, 5PM at Ascension Mar thoma Church Parish Hall, 10197 Northeast Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Candidate or the proposer can be present at the time of scrutiny of the nomination paper.

7. If the number of candidates duly nominated does not exceed the number of persons to be elected() the returning officer shall, upon completion of scrutiny, declare the said candidates to have been duly elected and thereupon, the proceedings of the election, shall be recorded in the minute book of the Edavaka Sanghom and a copy thereof sent to the Diocesan Episcopa, for his approval.

8. Last date of withdrawing the nomination will be Wednesday, December 09th2020 before 5PM in writing to the returning officer (Vicar) in person, at Vicar's office, 10197 Northeast Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. If the number of nominees exceed the number of persons to be elected, Names of accepted nominees will be announced during the worship service on Sunday, December 13th  and the list of names will be affixed on the church notice board, under the signature of the Vicar.

9. If the number of nominees exceed the number of persons to be elected, elections will be held by means of secret ballot (proxy will not be allowed) on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 from 8AM to 5PM following the COVID-19 protocol at Ascension Mar thoma Church Parish hall, 10197 Northeast Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. 12.00PM to 12.30PM will be the interval.

 

10. Upon completion of voting, the votes will be counted on Saturday, December 19th 2020, 5.30 PM at Ascension Mar thoma Church Parish hall, 10197 Northeast Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116 and the returning officer will declare the result of the election. Proceedings of the election and the election result will be recorded in the minute book of the Edavaka Sanghom, under the signature of the Vicar and a copy of thereof shall be sent to the Diocesan Episcopa, for his approval. Candidate or a person nominated by the candidate will be permitted at the time of counting.

11. Decisions of the returning officer will be final.

Signed

Rev. Jinson K. Mathew,

Returning Officer.

Nov 23rd, 2020.

Condolence:

1. Our member Mr. C.T.Thomas, Father of Mr. Binu C. Thomas( A/c # 179, Salem Parayer group) Passed away in Kerala.

2. The Mother of our member Mr. Abraham Mathai P, A/c No. 235, Bethlehem Prayer group passed away in Kerala.

 On behalf of Ascension Mar Thoma Church Philadelphia,  I  express our heartfelt condolences and pray that Almighty Lord console these sorrowing family members with heavenly peace.

Thank You,

May God Bless You.

Announcements- Sunday, Nov 22nd 2020

 Kalpana. DC/340/ 2020

 

Worship Schedule

 

Coming Sunday Nov 29th, there will be Malayalam Holy Communion service at 10:30 AM, which will be live streamed from our sanctuary.. City of Philadelphia reduced the religious gathering to 5% of the occupancy after the dangerous surge of corona virus across the Philadelphia region. Therefore, the first 40 members who are signing up are only allowed to attend the service in person at our sanctuary. All remaining  members  are requested to stay at home and prayerfully participate in the live stream.

 

Prayer Meeting: This evening, Sunday, Nov 22nd from 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM via

Zoom Video.

 

Thanksgiving Eve. Prayer:   Due to fewer sign up, the Holy Communion service planned for the Thanksgiving Day is cancelled. Instead we will have a Worship Service / Prayer meeting in English on Thanksgiving Eve.  (Wednesday Nov 25 at 7.30 PM) via Zoom. Our Youth Fellowship members and Youth Chaplain Achen will lead the service. All members prayerful participation is requested.

 

Weekdays and Weekend Prayer Meeting There will be evening prayer meeting on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov 26th to Nov 29th ) from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM,  via Zoom Video Conference. You can find the zoom info in our church e mail.

 

Sunday School:   Classes will be held Sunday, Nov 29th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Via Zoom Video Meeting. You can find the link in our church e mail.

 

Sevika Sanghom:  Sevika Sanghom Meeting on Wednesday, Nov 25th   at 10:00 AM  Via tele conference.  Dial in number- 515-604-9094 Access code 788893203#.

 

Yuvajana Sakhyam notice: There will be a General Body meeting of the Juvajana Sakhyam on Sunday Nov 22nd at 6:00 PM on Zoom. All Yuvajana Sakhyam members are requested to attend the meeting.

Mr.  Subin Abraham, Secretary.

 

Condolence: The sister of our member Mrs. Susan Jessy Mathew, A/c No. 316, Zion Prayer  Group  was called to eternity  in Kerala. On behalf of Ascension Mar Thoma Church, I  express our heartfelt condolences and pray that

Almighty Lord console the sorrowing family members with heavenly peace.

 

Wish you all a happy thanksgiving.

God Bless you all.

Announcements- Sunday,  Oct  25th  2020

Worship Schedule

 

Coming Sunday, November 01st, we are observing  Family Sunday.

            

There will be  Malayalam  Holy Communion Service and which will be live streamed from our Sanctuary. As usual  we will be sending out the link to sign up  on Monday Oct 26  and the members will get three days ( Monday to Wednesday) to sign up . The members  who have signed up can attend the service in person  at this  sanctuary. All the remaining members are humbly requested to stay at home and prayerfully participate in the live stream. The time of worship and the number of services is dependent on the number of members signing up. Refreshments will be provided to all those who attend service at church.

 

Diocese of North America and Europe.

Condolence & Thanksgiving Meeting - October 25, 2020 @ 8:00 PM

         Greetings from the Sinai Mar Thoma Center, New York,

 

The Diocese is organizing a Condolence & Thanksgiving Meeting on Sunday, October 25, at 8:00 PM EST ( this evening)  to thank God for the life and Ministry of Late Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan. Church Leaders of all denominations will be sharing their condolences and reminiscences.

 

Please check your email for the access link.

 

Thanks & Regards

Manoj Achen

 

Weekdays and Weekend Prayer Meeting There will be evening prayer meeting on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct 29th to Nov 1st  ) via Zoom Video Conference. You can find the zoom info  in our church e mail.

Sunday School: There will be no Sunday School on coming Sunday.

 

Sunday School:   Classes will be held Sunday, Nov 1st  from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM  Via Zoom Video Meeting. You can find the link in our church e mail.

 

Sevika Sanghom:  Sevika Sanghom Meeting on Wednesday, Oct 28th    at 10:00 AM  Via tele conference.  Dial in number- 515-604-9094 Access code 788893203#

 

Youth Fellowship:

 

There will be YF prayer Meeting on Friday, Oct 30th at 6:00 PM by Zoom Video.

Edavakasanghanga list

        As announced by the Vicar last Sunday, the updated Edavaka Sanghanga list is  

             Published on the notice Board for the review of members.                  

Church Directory

 

As per the decisions of Executive Committee , we are planning to  publish a church directory for 2020.  Members who  would like to change their address, phone number or Email id, please contact or email your changes  to Vicar or Secretary,  ASAP.

 

 

 

Acknowledgement: Today, we observed Young Family Fellowship   Sunday. On behalf of Ascension Mar Thoma Church, I extend our gratitude and love to Mr. Aji Thomas for his powerful Word of God and all Young Family Fellowship   members who assisted in our worship.

 

         Thank you and have a Blessed Week