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Volume 52 / February 2013

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You will be my witnesses

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. (Isaiah 43:10)


In Gods Hands
Now, O Lord, when the days work is done, I turn once more to Thee, Thee all comes, in Thee all lives, in Thee all ends. In the morning I set out with Thy blessing, all day Thou has upheld me by Thy grace, and now I pray that Thou wouldst grant me rest and peace. I would cast all my cares upon Thee and leave it to Thee the issue of my labour. Prosper, I beseech Thee, all that has been today in accordance with Thy will, and forgive all that has been done amiss. What good I have done today, graciously own and further; and if I have done any harm, annual and overrule it by Thine almighty power (Baillie 1949) How often do we tumble late into bed with the mind so full of plans or of regrets that we cannot sleep? And how often, when something is beyond our control or inuence, do we hang onto it and wrestle with it nonetheless? Youve been called upon to serve your Lord in some concrete way, inadequate though. Your efforts seem inconsequential. What better thing to do than to lay those efforts in the hands of the One who took ve loaves and two sh and fed a multitude? Our Lord takes our efforts seriously and uses them in his work, but is not limited to our powers and our doings. What comfort to know that the universe and the Kingdom and each child are in His hands! Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain (1 Cor. 15:58)

You are deeply concerned about someone May our good God bless you all, you know whos going through difcult times. Perhaps youve written or phoned. Youve With prayerful regards, prayed. Maybe youve even linked that person up with someone else who can help. Now Mothy Achen youve done all you can, but the mind cant seem to shut off. What better thing to do than to lay that youre concerned for in the hands of the One who can make a difference? A barrier has arisen between you and someone else. Youve done what you can do to reconcile, but you fear that a hurt or even a wall still remains. What better thing can you do than to lay yourself and the other in the hands of the Prince of Peace, from whom forgiveness and healing ow?

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Date 03 Feb 2013 (Malayalam) Theme Healing of Body Mind and Soul through ChristMedical Mission Sunday Pethurtha-Beginning of Great Lent-118th Maramon Convention Begins- You will be my witnesses Lent:Feeling the Touch of Christ-118th Maramon Convention Ends (2nd Sunday in Lent) Healing through Forgiveness of Sins (3rd Sunday in Lent) Faith that transcends boundaries (4th Sunday in Lent) Worshipping Community: Agent of Redemption (5th Sunday in Lent) Kyrie Eleison - Prayer that Renews Life (6th Sunday) Hosana- Messiah- The Prince of Peace 1st Lesson 2 Kings 20:1-11 2nd Lesson Acts of the Apostles 3:1-10 Epistle James 5:13-19 Prayer Group Willetton

10 Feb 2013 (English)

Isaiah 1:10-20

Romans 12:1-8

Ephesians 2:1-10


17 Feb 2013 (Malayalam)

2 Kings 5:1-14

1 John 2:15-17 Acts of the Apostles 16:11-18 Acts of the Apostles 13:44-42 Acts of the Apostles 16:19-34 Acts of the Apostles 20:28-38 Colossians 1:15-23 Revelation 21:1-8

Philemon 8-17


24 Feb 2013 (English) 03 Mar 2013 (Malayalam) 10 Mar 2013 (English) 17 Mar 2013 (Malayalam) 24 Mar 2013 (English)

Numbers 12:1-16 Isaiah 45:1-13 Isaiah 6:1-8 Exodus 17:8-16 Zechariah 9:9-17 Isaiah 52:7-15

Romans 7:15-24 Galatians 3:23-29 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Philippians 1:3-11 Philippians 2:5-11 1 Corinthians 15:1-19

Joondalup & North of River (combined)

Canning Vale




Easter Sunday-End of 31 Mar 2013 Great Lent Resurrection: (English Service) Proclamation of Hope

Yuvajana Sakhyam

Prayer Re quests: Y ou can sen c o n fi d e n t d ia l p r a y e r requests t o u r V ic a r o throu T h e li n k is g h o u r w e b s it e . lo c a t e d u n Parish >> d Prayer Re er quests

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YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Youth Fellowship meets third Saturdays of every month at 04:30pm at the residence of a parish member. Encourage all youngsters of our parish to participate in the activities of the Youth Fellowship. For further details, please contact Mr Vitty Jacob ( SUNDAY SCHOOL Regular Sunday School classes will resume in February 2013. Contact: Mr Ninan Thomas or Mrs Babbin Mathews for further details ( SEVIKA SANGHAM Sevika Sangham meets once every two month at the residence of a parish member. Encourage all women in our parish to participate in the activities of the Sevika Sangham. For further details, please contact Mrs Mary John ( PARISH CHOIR Parish Choir meets for practice every Sunday after the Holy Communion Service at Murdoch Worship Centre. For further details please contact Mr. Ginsu Ninan ( SENIOR CITIZENS FELLOWSHIP Senior Citizens Fellowship meets fourth Saturdays of every month at 12:00pm at the residence of a parish member. For further details, please contact Mr Retnarajan. EDAVAKA MISSION Edavaka Mission meets at the residence of a parish member every month. INTERCESSORY PRAYER Edavaka Mission conducts intercessory prayer meeting on rst Friday of every month at 07:00pm at the residence of a parish member. Prayer requests can be deposited in the box kept at Murdoch Worship Centre during the services. Encourage all parish members to participate in the activities of the Edavaka Mission. For further details, please contact Mr Ninan Thomas.


Our Parish members Thomas Mathew (Santhosh) and Shilu Thomas are blessed with a baby girl, Divna Rose Thomas on Tuesday 8th January 2013. Please uphold the family in your prayers. The Parish congratulate them with the new arrival and pray that God Almighty will bless the family abundantly.

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Area Prayer Group Canning Vale Fremantle Joondalup Murdoch North of River Willetton Date & Time TBA TBA TBA 10th February, 6:00PM TBA 09th February, 6:00PM Venue (residence of) TBA TBA TBA Mr Bijoe Verghese TBA Mr Mathew Philip Representative Contact Vicar Mr Anish Varghese Mr Binu Jacob Mr Shaji Mathews Mr Joji Varghese Mr Benny K David


Pray for our Parish, Vicar and the members; Pray for all our Parish Organisations and for all their activities; Pray for all our kids starting their school year this month; Pray for our Sunday School kids and teachers; Pray for the upcoming Parish Camp 2013; Pray for this nation and its government; Pray for world peace and for all war torn countries; and Pray for the youth of our parish for them to have a blessed and God fearing future.


Mr Stanly John married Sherin on 12th January 2013 at the St. James C.S.I. Church, Punnavel. May God Almighty bless the new wedded couple and bless their married life. Let us uphold the families in our prayers.

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Annamma Varghese (1 February) Elizabeth John (1 February) Dr Valentina Mathew (3 February) Shiju Mathews (5 February) Varghese K K (6 February) Joash R Rajesh (7 February) Renchi P Mathews (7 February) Renu Mathews (7 February) Levin Anto Francis (8 February) Serah Susan George (14 February) Rohini Thomas (20 February) Anu Varukunnel Mathews (20 February) Talola John (21 February) Elizabeth Francis (25 February) Anusha Vijay (27 February) Rachel Sanjana Thomas (27 February) John Subesh Thomas (28 February) Elezabeth Reeny Jacob ( February) Ian Reyhan Jacob ( February) Kiran Josy Baby ( February)
God Created You with his own hands; He Knows your name and your thoughts; He Blesses you with life, with love; And the joy of another year to know him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! May the Almighty God continue to bless your family more and more in the coming years. May you be an inspiration and example for others in the days to come. WISHING ALL THE CELEBRANTS HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!


Anil George & Bindu Anil (5 February) Raja Gopal & Susan George Raja (22 February)

Madbaha: M u s o f t h e d a d b a h a r e m in d s iv in e p r e s G o d ( I s a .6 ence of :1 ) . T h e M a g e n e r a ll y t o t h e E a s d b a h a is t. Madbah is c o n s id e a red as the sanctum sanctorum ( h o ly o f t h e h o li e s ) .

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Malayalam Service Holy Communion Service every rst and third Sundays at 09.00 am. English Service Holy Communion Service every second and fourth Sundays at 09.00 am and Divine Worship Service on other Sundays at 09.00 am. Special thanksgiving prayers will conducted for birthday and wedding anniversaries during the communion services. The Bible study, on the Gospel according to Mathew lead by our Vicar, starts at 08:00am every Sunday.


Inviting articles for Thoolika section of our Parish Messenger. The language is not a barrier here, all are invited to participate. Please note all articles required to be published the following month must reach the Webmaster by email ( on or before 20th of the current month. Please restrict your passages to half a page or around 200-250 words.

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QUIZ NO. 0003
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How many apostles did Jesus choose? What are the wages of sin? Who is the rst mother mentioned in the Bible? Who else, other than the wise men, came to visit Jesus when he was a small child? Who lied when he was asked to reveal the source of his great strength? What was the name of the man Jesus mother was engaged to at the time she became pregnant? Which book of the Bible records many of the hymns David wrote? From what disaster did the Ark save Noah? What happened to Jesus forty days after his resurrection? What animals did Jesus cause to run into the sea and drown?

Please email your answers to Please do so with your parents permission. (The winners and the answers will be published in the following months newsletter)

Winners of Quiz No. 0002 Shradha Mariam Shibu Congrats to all who participated.

Answers of Quiz No. 0002 1. Cain (Gen 4:9) 2. Abraham (Jam 2:21-22) 3. Creation (Gen 1 - 2) 4. King of the Jews / This is Jesus, King of the Jews (Mark 15:26; Matt 27:27) 5. Moses (Exo 2:3) 6. Forty (Gen 7:12) 7. She was a virgin (Matt 1:23) 8. Wise men / magi (Matt 2:7-10) 9. He was swallowed by a great sh (Jon 1:17) 10. Gods (Gen 1:27)

Inviting articles from our kids for this section. Please note all articles required to be published the following month must reach the Webmaster by email ( on or before 20th of the current month. Please restrict your passages to half a page or around 200-250 words.

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Please feel free to drop in your comments and suggestions regarding our Parish Messenger at We are looking for articles to be published in our monthly newsletter. Those who can write articles, poems, drawings (kids) please contact the Webmaster at This is another opportunity to use our God given talents for the Glory of God.

Sunday School Registration Form - Please remember to fill the enrollment form & send by email to, or give the registration form to Babbin Bijoe (0413 812 078) / Neeta Sanju (0401 291 344) Parish Directory 2013 Form - Please complete the Directory Form and email the Vicar or the Secretary along with your family photo on or before 15 February 2013.


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