Vicar’s Message

“Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ”.

It was a blessing to serve Trinity Mar Thoma Church for the past three years. I thank the Lord Almighty for this opportunity. I also thank His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan and the former diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Gee Varghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa and the Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos for the timely guidance. I thank the office bearers and Committee of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 for their co-operation. I thank Rev.
KochuKoshy Abraham and Rev. Philip Philip and families for their support. I am happy that we could pay off the internal loan for the new property in the last year through our joint efforts and that the general body authorized the Committee to purchase a new Parsonage. From May onwards I am transferred to St. Andrews Mar Thoma Church, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. I beseech your prayers for our ministry in North India in the midst of the rising communalism. I am indeed grateful and thankful for the prayers, love and affection showered upon us by the Trinity family.

A warm welcome to the new vicar Rev. Jacob P. Thomas and family who will God willing reach Houston in the first week of May. As a Parish let us come closer to God and transform our churches into houses of prayer and worship. Kent Hughes describes the intimate impact of spending time with God. “Our
lives are like photographic plates and prayer is like a time exposure to God. As we expose ourselves to God for half hour, an hour, perhaps two hours a day, his image is imprinted more and more upon us. More and more we absorb the image of his character, his love, his wisdom, his way of dealing with life and people.”

Max Lucado in the book “the Great house of God” says “God wants to be your dwelling place. He has no interest in being a weekend gateway or a Sunday bungalow or a summer cottage. Don’t consider using God as a vacation cabin or an eventual retirement home. He wants you under his roof and always. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference; he wants to be your home.”

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

May God bless us all.