Sunday Bulletin

Sunday Bulletin – our Pew Sheet – was first published in 1999, to guide the congregation in worship. This 4-page handout contains the program for the Sunday morning service, the collect for the day, the Bible reading portions, worships songs, list of birthdays and wedding anniversaries during the week, important announcements and an interesting anecdote or story.

You can pick up a copy during the Sunday morning worship service, or read it online here :

If you have any interesting information to share in the form of anecdotes, short stories etc. (around 100 words) relevant to the Sunday theme, please mail it to
Organizer : Kavita Edward

EanMe

EanMe – our monthly newsletter – is published on the first Sunday of every month. Each issue contains a message from the Pastor, articles by members of the church, reports on various activities during the month, besides other interesting reading material. The cover features the picture of a protestant Church from around the world, sent by our members. You can pick up a copy of the EanMe in Church or read the current issue online here :

Original contributions in the form of articles, poems, pictures for the cover, or information relevant to the season, can be sent to the STEC Church Office (stthomasenglishchur@bsnl.in) or the EanMe Team before the 20th of every month.

EanMe Team :

Editor : Fabiola Jacob
Cover Design & Layout : Anila Manoharan
Photographers : Suresh Balasunder and James Thiraviaraj

Why EanMe?

Our Church newsletter ‘EanMe’ – literally meaning “unless” in Greek – has its roots in St. Thomas the apostle’s words of doubt. According to many senior members of our Church, ‘EanMe’ was named so by Rev. Honest Chinniah who served as Presbyter here in the 1970s. It is based on St. Thomas’ famous words to the Risen Lord in John 20:25: “…Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

‘Unless’ or ‘except’ in the King James Version is translated from the Greek word ‘Eanme’ εανμε (eh-an’ may) meaning : before, but, except, not or unless. The word ‘Eanme’ is used in the Bible in other places too. In John 3:3, Eanme is used to refer to “seeing the kingdom of God.” The usage here is to stress that “unless, negating all other possibilities, or except under the circumstance of being born again, one cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Sunday Bulletin – 21st April 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 504 Old Testament: Isaiah 25: 1 – 9 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 651 Epistle: Acts 4: 32 – 37 Mission Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 128 — Holy Communion 182, 183,184 (NLH) Responsive Reading: Psalm 126 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 132 Gospel: Luke 24: 13 – 35 Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. Sundar Johnson Frederick […]

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Sunday Bulletin – 14th April 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 136 Old Testament: Ruth 2: 1 – 18 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 127 Epistle: Acts 9: 36 – 43 – Responsive Reading: Psalm 15 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 135 Gospel: John 21: 1 – 14 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : STEC Adult Fellowship 7:00 AM Holy Eucharist Celebrant & Sermon: Rev. Anitha […]

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Eanme – April 2024

The April 2024 EanMe has Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting, ‘The Annunciation’ on the cover. There are reports and pictures on the Lenten and Passiontide activity, an inspiring testimony and articles, besides all our regular features. Check out the worship schedule for April too!

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Sunday Bulletin – 7th April 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 125 Old Testament: Genesis 32: 22 – 32 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 130 Epistle: Acts 9: 1 – 18 Holy Communion  323, 320, 317 Responsive Reading: Psalm 40 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 131 Gospel: John 20: 24 – 29 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. P. Arun & family 7:30 AM Sung […]

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Opening Hymn ~~~~ 134 Old Testament: Exodus 14: 5 – 31 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 138 Epistle: Colossians 3: 1 – 11 Holy Communion  313, 322, 323 Responsive Reading: Psalm 118: 14 – 29 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 126 Gospel: Matthew 28: 1 – 10 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : 30-3-2024   Pastorate Committee Members 31-3-2024  […]

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Maundy Thursday – 28th March 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 105 Old Testament: Exodus 12: 1 – 17 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 107 Epistle: I Corinthians 11: 23 – 34 Holy Communion  58, 80, 144 [NLH] Responsive Reading: Psalm 116 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 109 Gospel: Matthew 26: 17 – 30 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. Gilfred Sam Chandrakumar & Family […]

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Sunday Bulletin – 24th March 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 98 Old Testament: Isaiah 56: 1 – 8 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 99 Epistle: I Corinthians 3: 16 – 23 Holy Communion 144, 41 [NLH], 101 [A&M] Responsive Reading: Psalm 24 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 332 Gospel: Matthew 21: 1 – 17 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. Frederick Ponniah & family […]

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Sunday Bulletin – 17th March 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 96 Old Testament: Deuteronomy 18: 15 – 22 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 111 Epistle: II Corinthians 1: 3 – 11 Mission Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 110 — Holy Communion 113, 112,107 Responsive Reading: Psalm 73 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 108 Gospel: Luke 18: 35 – 43 Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. Stephen Pravinkumar Paul […]

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Sunday Bulletin – 10th March 2024

Opening Hymn ~~~~ 87 Old Testament: Exodus 3: 11 – 18 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 251 Epistle: Acts 16: 25 – 34 – Responsive Reading: Psalm 137 Closing Hymn  ~~~~ 745 Gospel: Luke 13: 10 – 17 Altar flowers, Bible Reading, & Offertory : Dr. Vijit Cherian & family 7:00 AM Holy Eucharist Celebrant: Rev. Anitha […]

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Eanme – March 2024

Passiontide is the theme of the March 2024 EanMe, which has St. James’s Church in Piccadilly, London on the cover. Check out the articles, testimonies and reports and pictures from recent events at church and the schedule of upcoming events too.

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