Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Karnataka Central Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) believes in the lay participation in all levels. Fellowship of Ministerial Assistance is one such initiative where the lay leaders are recognised and given training so that they can be partners in Ministry. This year about 80 of the lay leaders were chosen after a short exam. They will go for regular classes in Biblical Studies, Theology, Ethics, Hermeneutics, pastoral counselling etc which is designed by the Diocese.
I was there to inaugurate the batch of 2020. May God bless all of them so that they will go through the training and help in the pastoral and other ministries of the Diocese. I would like to thank the Director Rev Dr Manohar Chandra Prasad, the convenor of the Nurture and witness committee the Rev BP Timothy, The Diocesan Secretary the Rev Paul Dhanasegaran, The Diocesan Associate Treasurer The Rev George Jaya Prabhu and other clergies for their participation and encouragement.
I also would like to thank Rev Sathyanandam Paul, the Presbyter in charge of St Peter’s Telugu church for their hospitality and making all the other arrangements.Back
An international seminar on Digital Marketing and Cashless Transaction was held at Voorhees College in Vellore. Rt. Rev. Sharma Nithiyanantham, the Bishop in Vellore Diocese inaugurated the Seminar.Back
CSI Good Shepherd Church, Tindivanam reached a milestone on 23.02.2020 by completing 150 years of existence. Bishop in the Vellore Diocese, Rt. Rev. H. Sharma Nithiyanandham, dedicated the sesquicentennial memorial pillar and delivered a special message. Our Bishop was warmly welcomed by the congregation. In commemoration of this auspicious day, a special postal stamp depicting the church was released by the Honourable Law minister of Tamil Nadu government, Mr. C. Ve. Shanmugham and the first stamp was received by our Bishop. The Chairman of the Pastorate and Presbyter in-charge, Rev. Noble Gembeeram, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Committee members had made commendable efforts in making the arrangements. Ayaramma, Rev. Abraham Asaithambi, Bishop Chaplain and other pastors along with the elders of the church took part in the occasion. Our prayers for our Bishop's mission and ministry.Top of FormBack
Bishop Daniel Thiagarajah delivers the sermon at the induction service of the General Secretary of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL), on 21st of February 2020, Christian Reformed Church, Colombo.
The Rev. Maxwell Doss has been inducted as the General Secretary of NCCSL by the church leaders.Back
The Valedictory was a glorious affair at the Good Will Girls High school and composite Pre University college. An interesting date on the calendar of this year 20.02.2020. The class of 2020 comprised of 149 students for the SSLC and 141 students from the Pre-university. The programme began with a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of the graduating class. The crowd for the first time had officers of the diocese, heads of the institution, retired principals, parents and well-wishers.
I encouraged the graduates by high lighting the farewell speech of the president of PUC viz Dedication, Determination and Discipline. The chief guest was Dr J Robert Donald who gave his experience, valuable advice and guidance for the graduates to face life positively once they leave the portals of this Institution.
For the first time a parent, mother of the president was invited to express her impressions of the school which was well appreciated. I would like to thank the Principal Mrs Gnanamoni Franklin, teaching and non-teaching staff for their excellent co-operation and discipline in the conduct of the valedictory ceremony 2020. I also would like to thank Rev George Jaya Prabhu, the Associate Treasure for invoking God's blessings and Rev Christy Rajkumar, the civil Area Chairman for the intercessory prayers. Thank the choir for their performance.Back