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  Happenings during the month of November 2019

Mr. Ramesh Sudarshan Justin (aged 70 years)

Uncle of Mr. Anoop Justin
Slept in the Lord on the 15th November 2019


Mr. Nithin T. Koshy

Mr. Ritesh Singh and Family

Dr. Pramod David Jacob and Family

Mr. David Veda Prasad and Family

St. Andrew's Day 2019

St. Andrew's Day is a special day in our church calendar. This is the time of the year we reflect upon and thank our Lord for all His mercies and blessings on our Congregation.

This year, we celebrated St. Andrew's Day on Sunday, the 24 of November 2019, during the Joint Worship Service. The Worship Service began with the Hymn 'Sing of Andrew'. Our Presbyter Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben's message was a reflection upon the Theme, 'We have found the Messiah', and on Andrew, the first disciple of Jesus. His very inspiring Sermon focused on three points - our Lord's question, 'what are you seeking?', His answer, 'come and see', and Andrew's affirmation, 'we have found the Messiah' - and what this should mean to us as St. Andrew's Congregation. His message also covered how churches named after 'St. Andrew' were established around the world, and the connect with Scotland and countries in Eastern Europe.

Our special guests were the children from St. Andrew's School, dressed smartly in their school uniform. They rendered a special song.

Our Kannada Choir, Stuthi@standrew's, released their 4 DVD production 'Jeevisuvavanu' containing eleven Kannada Devotional Songs. The DVD was released by our Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, in the presence of Rev. Dr. Allan Palanna, Rev. John Wesley Ambler, and the guest, Fr. Benedict Rajesh, the Parish Priest of Good Shepherd Church, Murthy Town, Bangalore.

Elders of our congregation, who attained the age of seventy years during the past year, were felicitated during the Worship Service. Thirteen elders were felicitated.

Merit Scholarships were awarded to nine students who scored more than 80 percent in their academics.

One of our church sextons, Mr. Vijaya Sampath Kumar, who recently opted for early retirement on medical advice, was also felicitated.

As per our tradition, we sang the famous Hymn, 'Thy hand, O God, has guided thy flock from age to age' as the Closing Hymn for the first part of the Service. We celebrated the Holy Eucharist together as St. Andrew's Family.

After the Worship Service, prizes were given away to all the prize winners of the Athrylith Competition conducted by our Youth Fellowship.

The celebrations came to a close with a grand Fellowship Lunch.

May thy hand, O God, continue to guide us from age to age; May Thy mercy never fail us, nor leave Thy work undone …


One of the oldest and best traditions of our church is distributing Merit Scholarships on St. Andrews Day. Over the years, awarding Merit Scholarship has been accepted as the best way to recognize, appreciate and encourage the meritorious students of our congregation. The tradition was continued this year as well. Eight students were selected this year, out of which seven students received the Merit Scholarship on St. Andrews Day from our Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Dexter S Maben.

Following are the details of the students:

Merit Scholarships 2018-19

Name of the Student Category Institution Percentage of marks scored Name of the Parent
Ramya V 7th Standard St. Andrew's School 97%
Deepali Elizabeth Pramodan 10th Standard (ICSE) Bishop Cotton Girls' School 94.40% Mr. Daniel Pramodan
Janita Sarah Sumitra 10th Standard (ICSE) Baldwin Girls' High School 92.40% Mr. Maxwell Samuel Sumitra
Rabekah Jayanthy Thomas 10th Standard (ICSE) Bishop Cotton Girls' School 85% Mr. Jaswanth Thomas
Adrian Jathniel Gerald 10th Standard (CBSE) Presidency School 87% Mr. Arul Gerald
Prakyath Joshua Shiri II PUC St. Joseph's Pre University College 92.17% Mr. Praveen Oscar Shir
Caroline Jean Shiri II PUC Mount Carmel College 94.00% Mr. Ivan Shiri
Karen Daniel 12th Standard Bishop Cotton Girls' School 94.50% Mr. Immanuel Daniel


St. Andrew's Youth Fellowship had organized Athrylith, a Biannual Intra-church event that was held from the 26th of October till the 17th of November, 2019. We concluded the event with prize distribution on St. Andrews Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, the 24th of November.

There were a lot of events ranging from outdoor events such as Badminton and Tug-of-war, and indoor events such as 'Cooking without Fire' and Sudoku .There was even some entertaining events like 'Eat your Heart out'. There were events for all age groups, and we saw a lot of participation from our sportive congregation and we thank you all for your support.

Athrylith was started with the objective in mind to get to know our members, discover hidden talents, make new friends, and have some healthy competition and fellowship together. We are happy to say that this year was also a success, thanks to each and every participant who played not just to win but spend time together and encourage each other.

We thank God for his mercies and protection on the members, and that everything went smoothly. We eagerly await the next Athrylith 2021, and hope to see you all there!

Youth Secretary
Neha Soans

Carol Rounds 2019

"Hark the Herald Angles Sing, Glory to the New Born King"

It's that time of the year where we come to your homes to share the Joy and Peace of Christmas!

Thank Offering from Carol Rounds will go towards Sustaining the Ministry of St. Andrew's School at Siddapura

Note: Two groups are scheduled on the highlighted days Carol group will leave at 6:30 PM on Weekdays and 5:30 PM on Saturday/Sundays

St. Andrew's Church - Carol Rounds 2019 Schedule

1 Dec 2019
Cox Town / Hutchins Road / Clarence Shool / ITC / Thomas town / Maruthi SevaNagar / Jai Bharathi Nagar / Mosque Road (Frazer Town) Mr. P Jayaseelan - 9844441700
2 Dec 2019
J P Nagar(part) / Jayanagar / Hanumantha Nagar / Banashankari / Padmanabha Nagara / Kanakapura Road Mr. Abhinendra Kumar - 9845443869
Mr. Kiran Kotian - 9945183487
Mr. Daniel Pramodan - 9880256971
3 Dec 2019
Ittimadu / Kamakya / Mysore Road / Raja Rajeshwari Nagar Mr. Abhinendra Kumar - 9845443869
Mr. Kiran Kotian - 9945183487
Mr. Daniel Pramodan - 9880256971
4 Dec 2019
Lingarajapuram / Kariyana Palya / Oil Mill Road / Kacharakanahalli / Karamchand Layout / Campus Crusade Dr. Flemingson - 9448512502 Mr. David Soans J - 9480065725
4 Dec 2019
Murugeshpalya / Vinayaka Nagar / Wind Tunnel Road / Marathahalli + Tun Bridge High School Mr. Sushma Sadananda - 9916486901 Mr. Sam Macwana - 9844209043 Mr. Reginald Lazarus - 9845143543
6 Dec 2019
HAL Quarters / LB Shastri Nagar / Basava nagar / Munnekollela / Marathahalli Mr. John Sebastian - 9880069470 Mr. Franklyn Edwin - 9886054607, Mr. Shawn Simon - 9845024292
7 Dec 2019
ITI - Ramamurthy Nagara / K R Puram / Madhagondana Halli/ TC Palya /Hoysala Nagara/ Hosakote Road / Budigeri Cross
Sheshadaripuram / Malleshwaram / Rajajinagar / Vijayanagara / Basaveshwara Nagara / Nagarabav
Mr Fredric Isaac - 9900181994
8 Dec 2019 SUNDAY Choir Sunday Huskur / Electronic City / Hosa Road / Haralur Road Mr. Sanjith Joy Devadatta - 9886190980 Mr. Prashant Arawatigi - 9886098211
9 Dec 2019 MONDAY Yeshwanthapura / IISc / Mathikere / BEL Road / MS Palaya / Sanjay Nagar Mr. John Mohan Raj - 9844255320 Mr. Suhas Kumar - 9845231005
10 Dec 2019 TUESDAY Shanthi Nagar / Richmond / Langford road / Audgodi / Lakkasandara Mr. Eric Paul - 9880729648 Mr. Sam Macwana - 9844209043
11 Dec 2019 WEDNESDAY Ananda Nagar / Ganga Nagar / Hebbal / RT Nagar Mr. Neil Anchan - 9731880808 Mr Anoop Justin - 9886102158
12 Dec 2019 THURSDAY Madivala / Tavarekere / BTM I & II Mr. Erashmas Sumithra - 9845434345 Mr. Vijay Palanna - 9448092086
14 Dec 2019 SATURDAY Purva Rivera / Munnaekollu / Kundala Halli / Hoodi / Shanthinikethan Mr. John Sebastian - 9880069470 Mr. Franklyn Edwin - 9886054607
15 Dec 2019 SUNDAY Hennur Bande / Kothunur / BDS Garden / Byarathi
Ulsoor / Cambridge Layout / Indira Nagara / Jeevan Bhima Nagar / Kodihalli
Mr. Gladson Maben - 9845345820 Mr. Clement Reginald - 9035009438 Mr. Billy Graham : 90080 80937
Mr. John Sebastian - 9880069470 Mr. Franklyn Edwin - 9886054607
17 Dec 2019 TUESDAY Hulimvu / NOBO Nagar / Bannergatta Road / Vijay bank Colony/ DLF/Kodichikkanahalli
D G Halli / Arabic College / Nagawara / Tanisandra / Hegde Nagar / Chellekere
Mr. Erashmas Sumithra - 9845434345 Mr. Vijay Palanna - 9448092086
Mr Ivan Shiri - 9686296089 Mr. Martin Peter - 990013440
18 Dec 2019 WEDNESDAY Victoria Layout / Austin Town / Viveknagar / Ejipura
Vidyaranyapura / Tindlu / Yelahanka
Mr. Sam Macwana - 9844209043
Mr. Suhas Kumar - 9845231005
19 Dec 2019 THURSDAY KodigeHalli / Sahakar Nagar / Chikkajala Jakkur /Kempapura Mr. Neil Anchan - 9731880808 Mr. Rehan Bangara - 9916447797
20 Dec 2019 FRIDAY OMBR / Horamavu / Babusapalya
Udaya Nagar / Kaggadasapura /Rahath Bagh / Mallespalya / CV Raman Nagar
Mr. John Sebastian - 9880069470 Mr. Franklyn Edwin - 9886054607, Mr. Shawn Simon - 9845024292
21 Dec 2019 SATURDAY Koramangala / HSR / Hosapalya / Sarajapur Rd/Belandu
Jalavayu Vihar / Kammannahalli / HBR Layout /Kalyan Nagar
Mr. Egbert Devadatta - 9844040208 Mr. David Soans - 9448225584
Mr Ivan Shiri - 9686296089 Mr. Billy Graham : 90080 80937 Mr. Martin Peter - 990013440
22 Dec 2019 SUNDAY Shivajinagar / Lavelle Road / Church Compound Mr Manoj Noronha - 9731729141

Names of Elders from the Congregation who have attained the Age of 70 Years during the past Year


Stuthi started with humble intentions of presenting good old and new songs to our Congregation during the Joint Worship Services of First Sundays and Festivals in the language of the land that is Kannada. Stuthi also started singing and at least once a week, in Kannada Service every fourth Sunday. Its primary aim has been to communicate the message of the songs clearly using the medium of music.

The New Hope TV channel sponsored the first DVD 'PARISHUDDHA DEVA' in 2010. Our church sponsored our next two DVDs: STUTHIYANNE SALLISUVENU in 2011, and then DEVARIGE MEESALAADA in 2013, at the th start of our 150 Year Celebrations! These have been well received, broadcast by multiple channels in Karnataka and beyond. Stuthi has been invited by other churches and Christian Organisations, at Bengaluru and beyond, including Udupi and Mangaluru.

Compared to our earlier releases, this Album has many firsts:

We have a song sung by our young talents, choreographed by a few little knights in shining armour - a dream of ours even before our last DVD in 2013!

Two of the songs were video-graphed in Good Shepherd Church, Murphy Town, belonging to our Catholic brethren.

Three songs were video-graphed in the idyllic lawns of UTC.

Lyrics for as many as three songs have been composed in-house, one of these covering the meaningful rituals of a wedding ceremony. As always, the majestic interiors and the soothing exteriors of our church have provided lovely setting to many songs.

We are thankful to our Lord for using the sacrificial offerings by Stuthi Team, and Well-wishers from our and other churches, for His Glory! We are indeed grateful to our Presbyter-in-charge Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, the Pastorate Committee, the Church Staff, and of course the Congregation, for backing us up with financial, logistic, moral and every kind of support!

Contacts: Email: Mobile: 9243422377, 9845019601, 9845239261 The Book Room (BSI)

Church Office Facebook: Stuthi@Andrew's YouTube: Stuthi StAndrews

Report on our Sunday School Activities (after a brief lull!)

Our Sunday School was blessed to have A Day's Camp on the 29 of October, to learn about the Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit that God has laid out for us as in Galatians 5: 22-23 and 1 Corinthians 12:7. About 75 kids from our church attended.

The day started with the children eagerly gathering for the Camp. Our Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben opened the Camp with a time of Worship, Prayer and Introduction to the Theme. Thereafter, the kids were segregated into their respective classes for a time of activity based on learning on the Theme. The children show-cased their time-consuming talents like drawing, creative writing, painting, sketching, and clay modelling, and indulged in the Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt was a real excitement and thrill! They were so engrossed in these activities that they literally forgot to have their snacks and lunch!!

After the sumptuous meal, much to the chagrin for the children was to stay awake! Songs, instrumentals, group singing, acting, dancing, cart wheeling, and orations kept them wide awake. It was a privilege for us teachers to find out the vast bouquet of hidden talents that our children have. It was a joy to see their enthusiasm when they show-cased their talents.

As a treat for the children, the church provided a day's outing to Lago Palms Resort

We started early on the 1st of November and reached in hunger for a sumptuous breakfast! We spent time learning the Word of God. We were given free time to spend and use the Resort facilities after this.

The children got to mingle in an informal atmosphere. They played Cricket, Throw ball, Futsal, Carrom, Chess and not to forget the greatest attraction…WATER PLAY, which included Rain Dance and the Pools.

Some lazed around; others continued to play after a wonderful lunch till snacks were served. Snacks were a hit! … Who doesn't like Ice cream and cake! Tired and weary after the fun-time, we reached back by sun-down… some of us already fast asleep in the bus! We were about 102 people, children and chaperones included.

World Sunday School Day was celebrated on November the 10 2019 by both the Kannada and English Sunday School during their respective Worship Services. Children took active part during the Worship Service by leading and show-casing their talents during the different parts of the Service, like pros! The messages were delivered by Mr. John Phillip Anchan and Mrs. Sophia Christabel in Kannada and English Services respectively on the theme, "What this Child is going to be?"

The Kannada Sunday School children led by Mrs. Nalini Lawrence gave their presentations which included a wonderful choreography, which was appreciated by many during the Kannada Worship Service.

In the English Service, the Sunday School children led the Praise and Worship, Prayers - Praise and Adoration, Confession, Intercessory Prayers, and Prayers of Dedication and Commitment. The children read the Scripture Lessons; showcased their talents by presenting a humorous Skit, took the Offertory, and also played the Piano Offertoire. Prizes to our young achievers in the Biblical Sphere were presented by our Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben. The Sunday School Teachers were introduced to the congregation to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts, and they also sang a Special Song.

Finally, the children were treated with goodies for their growling tummies and for staying that long!!!!

On behalf of the Sunday School, I would like to thank our Presbyter Rev Dr. Dexter Maben, our Pastorate Committee Members, our Teachers, Volunteers, Youth Fellowship Members, the Editors for the Order of Service, Office Staff, Support Staff, Worship Support Team, Sound Engineers and their respective families for their support. I would also like to thank our children for eagerly attending the Sunday School, and their parents who are going the extra mile of sending their kids to grow more in the Love of God; Congregation members for supporting and motivating us in whatever little we do. Also, our Sponsors for all the events past and yet to come!

I would like to thank our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for giving us the blessings for show-casing the same. Please do continue to pray for us.

Rashmi Mohanraj
Sunday School Superintendent

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