Mother’s Day 2015

Mother’s Day is a day to honor moms. Clearly a good thing. Honoring parents is not only biblical, it’s one of the 10 laws God gave to the Israelites and, through them, us. Thank you moms for being there for us, we honor you and your love, not just this Mother’s Day.. but cherish each and every moment that we’ve had



Lighthouse – June

 

Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

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Worship Service

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Sunday School

All Sundays – 1:30 pm

Praise & Worship

All Sundays – 2:30 pm

Service Times 

All Sundays – 3:00 pm

First Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Second Sunday — Holy Communion Service (Malayalam)

Third Sunday — Holy Communion Service  (English)

Fourth Sunday — Divine Service (English)

Fifth Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

 

Lectionary

Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons

 

News, Events & Monthly Meetings

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Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

06/02: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mammen
06/09: 
06/16:
06/23: 
06/30: 
  
Prayer Meeting
South Area
Saturday, June 6th at 7pm
At the residence of Inez and Ashby Mathews.
 
West Area
Saturday, June 13th at 6pm
At the residence of Riya and Ginu George.
  
Sevika Sangham (Women’s Ministry)

Monthly Bible Study

Friday, June 5 at 7:30p
At residence of Sheeba Varghese.
 

Sunday, June 21st
@GGUMC – after service

 

Young Family Fellowship

Bible Study
Saturday, June 27th 
 – 4:00PM
Jiby & Abey Mathews

 
 
Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
Sunday,
 June 28th
Location: GGUMC after Service


 
 
 
 

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary



http://www.horebmtc.org/anniversaries/

 

 

 



Mexico Mission Trip – Colonia Mar Thoma

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Mark 16:15

The members of our church visited the Mexico Mission field at Colonia Mar Thoma on April 25-26th. The members included Larry Achen, Mr. Thomas Mammen, Mr. Saji Baby and Binoy Abraham.

Special thanks to our members to whom God opened up their hearts to attend this trip. Please keep the residents who are in need and crave for the Lord.

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field Matthew 9:37-38



Celebrating our Risen Savior – Easter 2015

The Horeb Mar Thoma Church celebrated our risen Savior this year with a special Holy Communion Service, some wonderful renditions by our Sunday School kids and our choir, followed by a fellowship dinner.

Want to thank everyone who joined us during this special time of the year to celebrate Easter Sunday!



Lighthouse – April

 

Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

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Worship Service

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Sunday School

All Sundays – 1:30 pm

Praise & Worship

All Sundays – 2:30 pm

Service Times 

All Sundays – 3:00 pm

First Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Second Sunday — Holy Communion Service (Malayalam)

Third Sunday — Holy Communion Service  (English)

Fourth Sunday — Divine Service (English)

Fifth Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

 

Lectionary

Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons

 

News, Events & Monthly Meetings

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Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

04/07: Mr. & Mrs. K.M. Chacko
04/14: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mammen
04/21: Mr. & Mrs. Juby Mathew
04/28: Mr. & Mrs. Saji Baby
 

Edavaka (Parish) Mission Monthly Care Visit

Saturday, April 25, at 10am
Location: TBD
 
Passion Week Program
Sandhya Namaskaaram  at 7:00pm
Monday, March 30: Mr. Thampi Thomas (South)
Tuesday, March 31: Mr. Mathew Koshy (West)
Wednesday, April 1: K.O. and Ammini Samuel (East)
 
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm
Location: Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House
Yorba Linda, CA
 
 
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 3rd at 6pm
Location: Los Lamas Community Center
10 Federation Way, Irvine, CA
First part will be in Malayalam and Second part in English.
 
Easter Fest Celebration
Saturday, April 4th, 10am to 3pm
Location TBD  (GGUMC is not available)
Coordinator: Sheeba George
 
Prayer Meeting
West Area
Saturday, April 11th at 6pm
At the residence of Cini and Mathew Philip. 
 
East Area
Saturday, April 17th at 7pm
At the residence of Julie and George (Aji) Varghese. 
 
Sevika Sangham (Women’s Ministry)
Monthly Bible Study
Sunday, April 19
At GGUMC after service.
 

Young Family Fellowship

Bible Study
Saturday, April, 18
4:00PM
Will be held at the residence of Elizabeth & Anup Kurien.

 
 
Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
Friday,
April 7th at 7pm
Location: at Nikesh and Sueann’s residence.

Bible Study
Sunday,
April 26
Location: GGUMC after Service


 
 
 
 

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary



http://www.horebmtc.org/anniversaries/

 

 

 



World Day of Prayer 2015

The Horeb Mar Thoma Church celebrated the the World Day of Prayer by having a special worship service followed by special events by the Sunday School. Roshin kochamma provided the introductory message followed by Ms. Annamma Mathew providing an enriching and thought provoking sermon.

The theme for the World Day of Prayer 2015 was “Jesus said to them ‘Do You Know What I Have Done to You?’” dedicated to the women of the island of Bahamas.



Lighthouse – March

 

Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

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Worship Service

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Sunday School

All Sundays – 1:30 pm

Praise & Worship

All Sundays – 2:30 pm

Service Times 

All Sundays – 3:00 pm

First Sunday — Holy Communion Service (Malayalam)

Second Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Third Sunday — Holy Communion Service  (English)

Fourth Sunday — Divine Service (English)

Fifth Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

 

Lectionary

Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons

 

News, Events & Monthly Meetings

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Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

03/03: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Koshy
03/10: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Philip
03/17: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Thomas
03/24: Mr. & Mrs. Juby Mathew
03/31: Sandhya Namaskaaram
 
Monthly Fasting & Prayer Meeting
Friday, March 27th
Location: TBD
 

Edavaka (Parish) Mission Monthly Care Visit

Saturday, March 29, at 10am
Terrace View Care Center

(201 E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835)

 
Passion Week Program
Sandhya Namaskaaram  at 7:00pm
Monday, March 30: Mr. Thampi Thomas (South)
Tuesday, March 31: Mr. Mathew Koshy (West)
Wednesday, April 1: (Place to be determined) (East)
 
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm
Location TBD   (GGUMC is not available)
 
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 3rd at 6pm
Location TBD (GGUMC is not available)
First part will be in Malayalam and Second part in English.
 
Easter Fest Celebration
Saturday, April 4th, 10am to 3pm
Location TBD  (GGUMC is not available)
Coordinator: Sheeba George
 
Prayer Meeting
West Area
Saturday, March 14th at 6pm
At the residence of Roby and Swapna Chacko. 
 
Sevika Sangham (Women’s Ministry)
Monthly Meeting:
To be held on March 7th, at 10am at the residence of Mrs. Cini Mathew.
 
World Day of Prayer
Saturday, March 08
As part of Worship Service at GGUMC
 
Western Regional Sevika Sangham – One Day Conference
Saturday, March 14th at 9:00am
Venue: Mar Thoma Church of Los Angeles, Glendora
Theme: Women in Ministry
 
Monthly Bible Study
Sunday, March 15
At GGUMC after service.
 
 
Sunday School
World Day of Prayer
Sunday, March 8th
Our Sunday School children will be presenting a skit and song for this event. Please come, watch and appreciate all our children for their wonderful effort.
 

Young Family Fellowship
Bible Study
Saturday, March, 27
4:00PM
Will be held at the residence of Naomi & Rajan Abraham.

 
 
 
Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
Sunday,
March 22
Location: GGUMC after Service


 
 
 
 

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary



http://www.horebmtc.org/anniversaries/

 

 

 



Lighthouse – February

 

Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

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Worship Service

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Sunday School

All Sundays – 1:30 pm

Praise & Worship

All Sundays – 2:30 pm

Service Times 

All Sundays – 3:00 pm

First Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Second Sunday — Holy Communion Service (Malayalam)

Third Sunday — Divine Service (English)  – For February Only

Fourth Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Fifth Sunday — Divine Service (When applicable)

 

Lectionary

Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons

 

News, Events & Monthly Meetings

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Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

02/03: Mr. & Mrs. Saji Baby
02/10: Mr. & Mrs. Juby Mathew
02/17: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Thomas
02/24: Mrs Annamma Mathai
 

Edavaka (Parish) Mission Monthly Care Visit

Saturday, February 28, at 10am
Terrace View Care Center 

(201 E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835)

 
 
Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting
 There will be a Sunday School Teacher’s meeting in Sunday, February 1st, after the service
 
Sevika Sangham
Bible Study:
To be held on February 7th, at 10am at the residence of Mrs. Thankamma Mammen.
 
Area Prayer Meeting for February
South Area
Saturday, February 7th at 7pm
At the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Jiju Cholakath, Irvine
 
East Area
Friday, February 20th at 7pm
at the residence of Mr & Mrs. Sunil Thomas, Anaheim Hills
 
West Area
Saturday, February 21st at 6pm
At the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Koshy, Cerritios
 

Western Regional Mar Thoma Voluntary Evangelists’ Association

- Annual Regional Conference for 2015
- Hosted by St. Andrews MTC of Los Angeles   
      (Chatsworth, CA)
- Feb 14 & 15.

- Cost: $25 per adult.

Bible Quiz

The Quiz will be from “THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES” & “FAITH & SACRAMENTS OF THE MAR THOMA CHURCH”.

 
 

Young Family Fellowship
Bible Study
Saturday, February, 28 – 4:00PM
Location: TBD

 
 Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
Sunday, February 22
Location: GGUMC after Service

 


 
 
 
 

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary



http://www.horebmtc.org/anniversaries/

 

 

 



Lighthouse – January

 

Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

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Message from Rev. Larry Varghese, Vicar

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Dearly Beloved in Christ,

 

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us… Matthew 6:12 (NLT)

Paul says, “Therefore be imitators of God.” – Eph 5:1. Peter says, “Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct.” – 1 Pt 1:15.

We usually think of being Christ-like as being the Biblical mandate. But it’s interesting to ask the question: Does God act like us? When we think of forgiveness we know we are to forgive other just like God has forgiven us. Here though, intriguingly enough, we are taught to reverse idea that God will forgive us in the same manner we forgive others. Is this a mistranslation? We should note that the Lukan version can be translated as “forgive us our sins for we have forgiven the sins of others”, but Luke also quotes Jesus as saying, “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Lk 6:37.

So what do we make of this idea of God acting like us? Well we should realize this isn’t something completely unusual. When Jesus spoke about judgmental attitudes he said, “For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” – Mt 7:2. Should we expect that God wouldn’t act this way? Do we think that God will forgive us regardless of our forgiving others? What does our attitude of unforgiveness imply about our experience of forgiveness? It should cause us to stop and think. Every time we say the Lord’s Prayer we are asking God to be like us in terms of forgiveness.

It is a frightening request for us to be making year after year. But hopefully the one who understands their own sins before God will realize the irony if they refuse to forgive someone else. Understanding that forgiveness has been achieved once and for all on the cross, we must admit that the experience of forgiveness is somehow tied to our offering of forgiveness to others. Therefore forgive, and be forgiven – not as though to earn forgiveness, but to prove our understanding of God’s forgiveness of us.
Rev. Larry Varghese.


Worship Service

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Sunday School

All Sundays – 1:30 pm

Praise & Worship

All Sundays – 2:30 pm

Service Times

All Sundays – 3:00 pm

First Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Second Sunday — Holy Communion Service (Malayalam)

Third Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Fourth Sunday — Holy Communion Service (English)

Fifth Sunday — Divine Service (When applicable)

 

Lectionary

Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons

 

News, Events & Monthly Meetings

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Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

01/06: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mammen
01/13: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Philip
01/20: Mr. & Mrs. K.M. Chacko
01/27: Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Koshy
Sunday School Art Exhibition
Our Sunday School students will be exhibiting their art poster for the “Going Green” initiative of our Diocese.
Their art will be display on our church walls on January 4 and 11.
 L.E.A.D. Class
January 17, 10am – 3pm
Location: GGUMC
Sevika Sangham
Bible Study and GB:
To be held on January 18th at GGUMC following service.
Prayer Meeting – Condolence
Saturday, January 17th  at 6pm
At the residence of Mr. Manu Abraham, Placentia

Young Family Fellowship
Bible Study
Saturday, January, 24 – 4:00PM
Location: Aji and Julie Varghese

 Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
Friday, January 9th,  6:45 pm
Location: Vivek Abraham

Bible Study
Sunday, January 25
Location: GGUMC after Service

 


Birthday and Wedding Anniversary



http://www.horebmtc.org/anniversaries/

 

 

 



Christmas Carol Service 2014

The Horeb Mar Thoma church celebrated the Christmas Carol Service on Sun, Dec 21st by having a special worship service followed by special events by the Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, Choir, Sevika Sangham and other organizations. Rev. Dr. Bau Dang the Sr. Pastor at United Methodist Church who is also a translator of the Vietnamese Bible provided an enriching and thought provoking sermon.

Wishing all our brothers and sisters in Christ a blessed Christmas!