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THE MAR THOMA PARISH PERTH

PARISH MESSENGER
Volume 79 / May 2015

A BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSION OF
INTEREST

The request was, sure shot, granted
Behold! Here comes Rev. Mothy Varkey.
In every house his praises were chanted
For he was no less than a modest
prodigy
Perth Marthoma had, indeed, won the
monopoly.
Since then, Mothy Achen’s been worth
its weight in gold
For he is different from the usual cleric
mould,
Time began to witness some change
He was not one with a limited range.
A pious man with variegated interests
Blessed by the Almighty with a broad
spectrum intellect
Revolutionizing the biblical teachings
and holy writ
While not withholding his dry humour
and quick wit

His teachings were a difference for his
congregation to gain.
Making his little parish to learn and laugh
like a drain.
He is our Achen of all trades,
Whose mastery never fades,
As his qualities are endless without a
bend,
From skilled oratory to sportsmanship to
blend
Smashing his racquet to winning a goal
He has always given his heart and soul.
Amongst all this, he burnt the midnight
oil
And with sheer fortitude, grit and toil
He widened his ideology
Earning a title of Doctor in Theology.
Dear Achen, you have been our icon
A conscientious guide with a beacon
Of not having you in our midst
Will create a deep dark abyss
You have been a vital key
Which no one would disagree!
Achen, you are our treasure
Wishing you the best in life beyond
measure.
Written by Mrs Nimi Varghese

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MESSAGE

Perth Mar Thoma Church laid an
Expression of Interest
To Right Reverend, the Metropolitan, the
highest.
If only, we could have a clergy
Who has an inclination to serve and
study liturgy
Is young and keen but single
Desiring no intentions to mingle!

The Mar Thoma Parish Perth

PARISH CONVENTION 2015
Speaker: Rev. Alex Nathan
[Canning Vale Presbyterian Church]
“Glimpsing the Heart of the Father “
(Luke 15)

22nd May [Friday], 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
23rd May [Saturday], 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Date: 24th May
Chief Guest: Rev. Alex Nathan
Rev. Biju George
at Murdoch University Worship Centre
after Holy Communion Service
Church Report :: Variety programs :: Prize Distribution :: Lunch

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NOTICES

Murdoch Worship Centre [Near Car Park 5]
Murdoch University , WA

CHURCH SERVICE & AREA ACOLYTES
Date

1st Lesson

Theme

03 May 2015 Believing in the
(English)
Risen Christ
Christ’s Invitation to
10 May 2015
be a Expression of
(English)
Mission

2 King.
4:27-37
Ezek.
34:15-24

2nd Lesson
Acts.
26:12-23

Epistle
1 Pet.
1:3-12

Fremantle

1 Pet. 2:1-10 Eph. 5:1-14

17 May 2015 Waiting upon the
(Malayalam) Holy Spirit

Isa. 40:25-31

The Feast of
24 May 2015 Pentecoast - Come
(English)
Holy Spirit Renew
Us

Ezek. 37:1-14 Acts. 2:1-13

Acts.1:1-11

Prayer
Group

Yuvajana
Sakyam/
Sunday
School *

Acts.
1:12-14

Joondalup &
North of
River
(combined)

Titus 3:5-8

Canning
Vale

Trinity Sunday - We
31 May 2015
Gen. 1:1-28
worship in Triune
(Malayalam)
God

1 John.
1:1-10

2 Cor.
13:11-14

Willetton

07 Jun 2015
(Malayalam)

Jam. 1:1-8

Phil. 4:4-9

Murdoch

Students Sunday - 1 King.
Wisdom from Above 3:16-28

* Sunday School Praise band will be singing the worship songs and the Yuvajana Sakhyam will
be coordinating the worship service.

AREA PRAYER GROUP MEETINGS
Date & Time

Venue (residence of)

Representative

Canning Vale

31 May 2015 @ 6:00PM

Mr Anish Varghese

Mr Abraham Kurien

Fremantle

02 May 2015 @ 6:00PM

Dr Kuruvilla Mathew

Mrs Reny Mathews

Joondalup

10 May 2015 @ 4:00PM

Mr Soney Titus

Mr Soney Titus

Murdoch

03 May 2015 @ 6:00PM

Mrs Julie Mathew

Mr Kurian Parayil

North of River

16 May 2015 @ 4:00PM

Mr Joby Varghese

Mr Joji Varghese

Willetton

16 May 2015 @ 6:00PM

Mr Shibu Mathew

Mr Shibu Mathew

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SERVICES

Area Prayer Group

MONTHLY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
DATE

SUNDAY SCHOOL

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE

03 May 2015
(English Worship Service)

8:00AM

9:30AM - Worship Service

10 May 2015
(English Worship Service)

8:00AM

9:30AM - Worship Service

17 May 2015
(Malayalam Service)

8:00AM

9:30AM

22 May 2015

Parish Convention Day 1 - @ 7:30PM

23 May 2015

Parish Convention Day 2 - @ 7:30PM

24 May 2015
(English Service)
31 May 2015
(Malayalam Service)

-

8:00AM

8:00AM

9:30AM

PRAYER POINTS

Pray for our Parish, Vicar and the members;
Pray for our new Vicar Rev. Biju George for his preparation to travel to Perth and
his ministries. Pray for his visa procedures to be completed in time;
Praise God for  Gods faithfulness since 2006  to exist as a Parish in Perth and
enabling us to celebrate yet another Parish day;
Pray for the Church Convention - for all our members and friends to attend and
for Gods anointing on the speaker Rev. Alex Nathan;
Pray for all our Parish Organisations and for all their activities;
Pray for all students and teachers in our Parish;
Pray for our Sunday School kids and teachers;
Pray for those who have been affected by the recent redundancies and that You
will open new doors for them as they seek employment;
Pray for the young couples in our church as they settle down and guide them as
they start a new life together;
Pray for all the mothers in our church and those preparing to be mothers
acknowledging them all for their contributions and goodness to each one of us;
Pray for this nation and the government;
Pray for world peace and for all war torn countries; and
Pray for the kids and youth of our parish for them to have a blessed and God
fearing future.

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SERVICES

For Your Prayers

MORE PHOTOS IN
THE PARISH
WEBSITE.
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PHOTOS

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YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
Youth Fellowship meets fourth Saturdays of every month at 04:00pm 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 Ms Shauna Rivya Jacob
(youth@perthmarthoma.org.au).
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Regular Sunday School on all Sundays before the Holy Communion Service.
Contact: Mr Ninan Thomas or Mrs Susan Abraham for further details (sundayschool@perthmarthoma.org.au) or visit the Sunday School website
(www.school.perthmarthoma.org.au).
EDAVAKA MISSION
Edavaka Mission meets at the residence of a parish member every month.
An intercessory prayer is held on first Friday of every month at the residence
of a parish member. For further details, please contact Mr Solomon Jacob.
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 (choir@perthmarthoma.org.au).

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 Babbin Mathews
(sevika@perthmarthoma.org.au).

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MINISTRIES

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.

KIDS ONLY
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BIRTHDAY - May 2015
Mary Toms (1 May)

Roy Thomas (21 May)

Prinsu Ann Mathew (1 May)

Susan Mary Philp (22 May)

Vanaja Abraham (3 May)

Jeremy Mathews (23 May)

Lija John (5 May)

Dr Vijay Lazar (23 May)

Angela Jocelyn Thomas (5 May)

Soumya Biju (23 May)

Caitlynn Simon (5 May)

Preeya Alex (24 May)

Tisha Thomas (5 May)

Shibu Mathew (25 May)

Kavitha Mathew (6 May)

Jaya Mathew (25 May)

Kevin Viji (7 May)

Thomas Mathew Nediyakalayil (25 May)

Elizabeth John (9 May)

Raya Suzanne Thomas (25 May)

Neeta Sanju (11 May)

Dr Ravi Mathew (27 May)

Sajan Mathew Jacob (13 May)

Aaron Joseph Vaidyan (27 May)

Mathew John (13 May)

Ann Mary Mathew (28 May)

Danyl Varukunnel Mathews (13 May)

Sigimol A J (29 May)

Philipose Raji Valliparampil (14 May)

Shauna Rivya Jacob (29 May)

Harsh Abraham Titus (14 May)

Aby Mathew (30 May)

Mary John (15 May)

Soney Titus (30 May)

Mathews Jacob (16 May)

Asha Binu (30 May)

Michelle Anna Thomas (17 May)

Philip Ramacha (30 May)

Angela Jocelyn Thomas (17 May)

Prasad Mathew (31 May)

Raji Mathew (20 May)

Pradip John (31 May)

Joe Philip (20 May)

Babu Philip (31 May)

Shalena Thomas (20 May)

Soosan Titus M (31 May)

“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!!

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - May 2015
May)
Pradip John & Lija John (4 May)
Joji Varghese & Aswathy Joji (6 May)
Dr. Abu Abraham & Dr. Sapna Abraham (8
May)
Joseph Vaidyan & Sonia Joseph (10 May)

Vitty Jacob & Livia Alex (14 May)
Varghese K K & Thankamma Varghese (19 May)
Dr Roy Varghese & Dr Ann Kochiyil Abraham (20
May)
Dr Sajan Thomas & Dr Mary Binsu Abraham (23
May)
Dr Shaji Varukunnel Mathews & Anu Varukunnel

Mathews (24 May) REGISTRATIONS
OPEN NOW!!
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 CELEBRANTS HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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WISHES

George Oommen & Mary Oommen (3

Messenger Notes
Please feel free to drop in your comments and suggestions regarding our Parish
Messenger at admin@perthmarthoma.org.au.
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
admin@perthmarthoma.org.au. This is another opportunity to use our God given
talents for the Glory of God.

PARISH FAMILY
CONTRIBUTION
ACCOUNT DETAILS

PARISH BUILDING
FUND
ACCOUNT DETAILS

the National Australia Bank

the National Australia Bank

BSB - 086 136

BSB - 086 136

PARISH GIFT FUND
ACCOUNT DETAILS
the National Australia Bank

BSB - 086 136

Account# - 865 285 498 Account# - 195 940 763 Account# - 848 646 298
preferred transaction mode is electronic transfer to the Parish account.

For more information, please contact
Rev Biju George
(Vicar)
Mob: TBA
Landline: 08 6161 6797
email:
vicar@perthmarthoma.org.au

Mr Shibu Jacob
(Secretary)
Mob: 0452 255 765
email:

Webmaster
email:
admin@perthmarthoma.org.au

secretary@perthmarthoma.org.au

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