Lighthouse – August


Monthly Newsletter of Horeb Mar Thoma Church

Vicar’s Message


Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ,
This month we will be celebrating Missions Sunday (Aug 2nd) and Reformation Sunday (Aug 16th). Please keep the mission activities and all those laboring in your prayers. Our church is involved in different ministries and I encourage you to get involved in any one of the organizations of the church and show your faith through actions. Also remember to sign up for the church retreat. Rev. Baiju Markose will be our main speaker. He is currently working on his PhD. at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Chicago. Please keep Achen and the retreat in your prayers.


Just so that you are aware:

  • Edavaka Mission is continuing its study through the Gospel of John. These Tuesday Bible studies are open to all ages.
  • The Young Families Fellowship is doing a study based on the movie Fireproof. These studies aim to strengthen the bonds of marriage.
  • Our Sunday School will be starting up classes next month, but that doesn’t mean their spiritual education should be halted. Parents are encouraged to have family prayer and devotion everyday at home.
  • Sevika Sangham will be concluding its study on the book of Jonah. We also take up current day issues for discussion during our Sunday fellowship time.
  • The Youth Fellowship has been using a study guide book on developing a commitment in our Christian walk and we will be starting discussions of different contemporary issues.
  • Area prayer groups are studying how to prayer using the Lord’s Prayer as a teaching guide.

Remember to use the church directory during your family prayers.

 Yours in His service,

Larry Achen


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 & Witnessing Service (English)  August 30th



Bible Lesson Readers & Deacons


News, Events & Monthly Meetings


Parish (Edavaka) Mission

Tuesday Evening Meeting @ 7:00pm

08/04: Thomas Mammen
08/11:  Mathew Thomas
08/18:  TBD
08/25: TBD
EM Outreach
Sunday, August 30th @ 10am
Sunday Divine Worship at Terrace View Care Center
201 E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835
Prayer Meeting
South Area
Friday, August 7th at 7pm
At the residence of Manoj and Julie Mathew
West Area
Saturday, August 8th at 6pm
At the residence of Benny & Sheba Chacko.
East Area
Friday, August 21 at 7pm
Location: TBD
VBS 2015 – Closing Day Program
Sunday,  August 2nd
at GGUMC after Service
Sunday School Teacher’s Workshop
Saturday, August 15th   from 10am to 2:30pm
Kindly request all Sunday School Teachers to attend this workshop.
It will be a great opportunity to discuss teaching techniques from a Christian perspective.
The main speaker for this year’s workshop is Mrs. Gracy John from San Diego.
Sevika Sangham (Women’s Ministry)

Monthly Bible Study

Sunday, August 16 at GGUMC
After worship service

Youth Fellowship

Bible Study
  August 2nd and 23rd
Location: GGUMC after Service


Horeb MTC Teleprayer

Thursday’s @ 9pm
712-432-1500;   969538#


Western Reg. Edavaka Mission Teleprayer

Wednesday @ 9pm
714-432-1500, 638599#
Church Retreat
September 4 – 6
Camp Wrigthwood
1401 Linnet Road
Wrigthwood, CA 92397


Main Speaker:  Rev. Baiju Markose
“Faith-ing Everday: Reading Signs of our Time”

Based on Matthew 16:3. Achen will look at how we apply faith everyday in the context of today’s contemporary issues like culture of anxiety, busyness, consumption, media, etc.
Retreat Coordinator: Manoj Mathew. Please ask Manoj if you have any questions regarding the retreat.
Sign up List:    Sign Up here!!!

Upcoming Retreat/Conferences

Oct 2-4 National Yuvajana Sakhyam Conf – Silicon Valley MTC
Oct 8-11 – Diocesan Sevika Sangham Conf – St. Stephens MTC, New Jersey
Oct 14-17 – Senior Fellowship Conf – Trinity MTC, Houston
Oct 30-Nov1 – Young Families Fellowship Conf – Long Island MTC, NY

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary