Edavaka Mission of Jerusalem Mar Thoma Syrian Church, New Delhi

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“Be alert, stand firm in the faith, 

be brave, be strong.  

Do all your work in love”

1 Cor. 16:13-14

In a city like Delhi , the members are more or less busy with official engagements. Nobody gets enough time to spare for the activities of the Edavaka Mission. Despite this fact, we have been able to do some activities of the Edavaka Mission every year with the timely advice and able support of the Vicar and Assistant Vicar.

Jerusalem Mar Thoma Edavaka Mission is a unit of Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelist Association. Its seven point programmes are

•  Intercessory prayer

•  Bible Study

•  Sharing the experiences

•  House visits

•  Visiting the sick people

•  Prayer meetings

•  Working among different communities

Main activities of Jerusalem Mar Thoma Edavaka Mission are -

Bible Study: Every First Fridays of the month is ear-marked for Bible Study at Church. These classes help the members to deliberate and exchange views on Biblical and other issues.

FASTING Prayer:       Every second Saturdays of the month from 10 am to 12 noon. Because of working day, very few members used to attend the Fasting Prayer.

Mission Sunday:  Special order of worship received from Tiruvalla was used during the special service held in the Church on Mission Sunday. Edavaka Mission members assisted Vicars in the worship service.

REVIVAL MEETING:Conducting Revival meetings in different Prayer Groups for the benefit of the members residing in and around these areas. In these meetings prominent speakers on biblical subjects were invited for delivering the message. Two such meetings were held during the current year in Ayurvigyan Nagar and Kalkaji.

COTTAGE FELLOWSHIP: Every Third Saturday, we are arranging a cottage prayer meeting at the residences of any Edavaka Mission Members. A good gathering attend these fellowship meetings.

Parish Convention: Edavaka Mission is responsible for organizing annual Parish Convention.

Parish Convention 2014

Speaker : Rev. M.C.Samuel

Day 1 (21 August 2014)

You are of what spirit (Ningal eathu aathmaavinu addheenaraayirikkunnu)

Luke 9: 51-55

Day 2 (22 August 2014)

Practical lessons from the life of Mary

Luke 1: 26-31

    1. Divine courage to face the challenges of life
    2. To respond with poise
    3. Sharing painful experiences
    4. Respondng to enighbor's needs
    5. Gifted thefirst borne for God's purpose

Day 3 (23 August 2014)

 

Parish Convention 2013

Speaker : Shri Joy Pullad

Day 1 (5th September 2013)

Trials (Pareekshakal) of Abraham

1. Trial of separation (verpaadu) Gen 12:1 [The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.] - victory for Abraham

2. Trial of Dependance (aashrayam) Gen 12:10-13 [Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt .....  13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you] - failure for Abraham

3. Trial of purification (shudheekaranam) Gen 21:1 [Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised] - victory for Abraham

4. Trial of faith (vishwaasam) Gen 22:1-2 [Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he replied. .... “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you] - victory for Abraham

The reward for Abraham is Gen 22:16 [and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me]

Day 2 (6th September 2013)

Healing for our Mother Land 2Chr7:14 [... will heal their land]

What we should do 2Chr7:14 [if my people, who are called by my name, will humblethemselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land]

1. Humble yourself

2. Keep praying

3. Do God's will

4. Turn around from wicked ways

What will God do

1. Hear our prayers

2. Forgive our sins

3. Heal the land

Day 3 (7th September 2013)

Foundation of the Church - God the Father and Jesus Christ 1Thes1:1 [church ... who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ]

Who is a Christian

1. Christian should be chosen by God , why chosen - to bear fruit 1Thes1:4 [For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you]

2. Christian should have deep conviction 1Thes1:5 [because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction]

3. Christian should be amodel 1Thes1:7 [And so you became a model to all the believers in ....]

3. Christian should have faith and turn from idols, idols are anything not according to the will of God 1Thes 1:8,9 [The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. .... They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God]

4. Christain should wait for second coming of Jesus Christ 1Thes1:10 [and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath]

Day 4 (8th September 2013)

Family (about the family of John): Luke 1: 5 and 6 [In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.]

1. Zacahariah and Elizabeth's hearts were together in the presence of God. They both belonged to the priestly family
2. They both committed their life together for God
3. Righteous at home, they were careful to obey all the laws and commands of The God
4. They together worshiped God
5. They were not afraid as God heard their prayers

 

Visits TO DESTITUTE HOMES: The Edavaka Mission visits destitute homes. Edavaka Mission members spend some time with the inmates and as a token of love, donate money cloths and food.

ONE DAY RETREAT FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS :Arranging a One Day Retreat of Medical Professionals of our Church every year along with the Medical Clinic. Around hundred members working in the Medical field are expected to attend the Retreat. 

CHARITY: Edvaka Mission has also earmarked a certain amount in the Budget for paying as charity to the needy members of our Church.

Updated on Monday, September 09, 2013