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  Happenings during the month of September 2019

Mr. Trevor Joseph Furtado (aged 53 years)

Husband of Mrs. Annette Janet Furtado, father of Edgar Jonathan Furtado & Ian Lemuel Furtado
Slept in the Lord on the 1 st September 2019

Mr. Abishek Ebenezer Kotian


Women's Sunday

Women's Sunday was celebrated in our church on the 8th of September 2019 on the Theme: 'Women as Bridges of Peace Network'.

The members of our Women's Fellowship led the Praise and Worship. Familiar choruses related to the theme were sung.

The message was shared by Mrs. Sophia Christabel at the Kannada Service, and Mrs. Latha Christie at the English Service.

The members presented a Skit written and directed by Mrs. Sushma Sadananda, followed by a Special Song, 'Thank you Lord for Your Blessings on Me'

The Annual Report was read by Mrs. Mirium L. S Sadhu, Secretary, WF. Our Women's Fellowship would like to record our thanks to our Presbyter Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben and the members of the Pastorate Committee, the Office Staff and the Support Staff. A special word of thanks to Mr. Anish Kotian, Master Roshan Noah and Mr. Samuel Vijayakumar, for making our songs sounds pleasant by accompanying us with their wonderful music.

Art & Craft

The 21st September being a Third Saturday, we decided to make some Ecofriendly Handmade Paper Bags and contribute our bit in helping preserve the environment from Plastic Hazards.

Civil Area Zonal Meet

The CSI KCD Civil Area Zonal Meeting was th organised on the 28 of September 2019, at 4pm, in our church. Around 150 women from the Civil Area Women's Fellowships participated

Mrs. Mirium Sadhu, on behalf of the Andrew's Family, welcomed the members and the Office Bearers of KCD Women's Fellowship, followed by the Prayer.

Our Guest Speaker Mrs. Latha Samuel spoke on the theme Peace in the Family, in line with the theme given for Women's Sunday, 'Women as Bridges of Peace Network'.

Our Women's Fellowship members rendered a Special Song in Kannada, 'Jeevadindeddavane'. They also led the 'Praise and Worship' at the start of the Service.

The Closing Prayer was offered by Mrs. Sheila Ebenezer, followed by the Benediction by Mrs. Latha Samuel.

All the ladies had a fruitful time of fellowship

Mrs. Mirium L. S Sadhu, Secretary, Women's Fellowship


Photograph taken after the Kannada Worship Service

Photograph taken after the Kannada Worship Service

Introduction of the New Ministry for the Elders of the Church was proposed by our Pastor Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben in the Pastorate Committee Meeting held on Friday, the 26th of July 2019, and all the committee members unanimously approved this proposal. Mr. David Soans was chosen as the Convener of this Ministry

In the same meeting, the convener for the Care for the Elderly Ministry proposed to have AOne day Retreat for the elderly at ECC, Whitefield on the 15th of August 2019, which was approved by the Pastorate Committee

The one day retreat was held as proposed with the theme 'One family, in Christ' with 43 members of our church, in attendance. The report of which, is already published in the last month's Newsletter.

There was a lively discussion on how to take forward the activities of the Care for the Elderly so that, the needs of the elders could be met.

Here are some of the Feedback and suggestions that were brought forward during the retreat:

  • Have more fellowship gatherings for elders
  • Form a WhatsApp group to share prayer needs.
  • Have a separate Financial 'Head of Account' to manage Care for the Elderly related initiatives
  • Area leaders to keep in touch with the elders in their respective areas
  • Have more volunteers in the committe
  • Pastoral care and attention

This committee has been formed for the Care of the Elderly and we invite more members to join.

Care for the Elderly is a Care-Giving Ministry, true to the words as in 1 Peter, 5: 2

"Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly"

We seek your prayerful and wholehearted support - to take this Ministry forward for the benefit of the Elderly of our Congregation.

Mr. David Soans, Convener - Care for the Elderly

by "The Canticles" on Sunday, September 29, 6 pm Service

Starting with "Adoramus Te" by Palestrina and "Comfort Ye" and "Every Valley shall be exalted" from Handel's Messiah, to "People Need the Lord" by Steve Green, "Through It All" and concluding with the "Tribute" both by Andrae' Crouch, the Canticles enthralled the congregation with a repertoire spanning Classical, Traditional and Contemporary Music. Comprising 12 Male Voices, all from a Lutheran background, they were conducted by Ebenezer Arunkumar and accompanied by Immanuel Thyageswaran on the Piano.

The TELC Lutheran Pavanasar Church Choir performed Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is our God" which was the topic for the Sermon based on /em>Psalm 46, as we enter the Reformation Month, followed by St. Andrew's Church Choir.

Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, our Presbyter, spoke about Martin Luther who was not only a Theologian and a Reformer, but also a Musician and a Composer! In the reform of the liturgy, he gave community singing a renewed role. He composed about thirty chorales, and, with other musicians, a Hymn Book, and insisted that singing be taught in schools. Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben then went on to speak about the German missionaries who worked in India, Ziegenbalg, sent by Frederick IV of Denmark, who landed in Tranquebar, a fishing hamlet on the east coast, 262 kms south of Chennai, as early as 1706, and translated the Bible into Tamil, much ahead of William Carey who came to India in 1793. Also the Basel Mission from Switzerland sent three missionaries to work in India; Johan Christopher Lehner, Christian Lenhard Greiner and Samuel Hebich, who set out on 31st March 1834 from Basel, landed in Coastal Calicut on 21st August 1834, and moved on to Mangalore on 30th October 1834.

This was followed by all the Choirs singing familiar German Mangalore Tune Hymns together in harmony, in Kannada, English and Tamil, accompanied by the Organ, Violins and a Cello as well. The entire Service was a vindication of Johann Sebastian Bach's famous quote "the aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."

Andrew Bhagyanathan, Organist and Choir Director


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Mr. Chethan Abhinendra Kumar (9845443869)
Mr. Kiran Kotian (98459 53487)
Mr. Daniel Pramodan (98802 56971)
J P Nagar / Jayanagar / Hanumantha Nagar / Banashankari / Padmanabha Nagara

Ittimadu / Kamakya / Mysore Road / Raja Rajeshwari Nagar
Dr. Flemingson - 9448512502
Mr. David Soans J - 9480065725
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Mr. Manoj Noronha - 9731729141 Infantry Road / Shivajinagar / CSI Hospital / Ulsoor / Lavelle Road / Mosque Road (Frazer Town)
Mrs. Alexandrina Namratha - 9591765455
Mr. Gladson Maben - 9845345820
Mr. Ivan Shiri - 9686296089
Mr. Clement Reginald - 9035009438
Mr. Billy Graham - 9008080937
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Mr. Neil Anchan - 9731880808
Mr. Jeeva Peter - 9980688744
Mr. Anoop Justin - 9886102158
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Sanjay Nagar / Nagashetti Halli / KodigeHalli / Sahakar Nagar / Yelahanka / Chikkajala

R T Nagar / Sultana Palya / K B Sandara / Dinnur Ganga Nagar
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Mr. Shawn Simon - 9845024292
Mr. Jaswanth Thomas - 9008322770
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Mrs. Sushma Sadananda - 99164 86901
Mr. Reginald Lazarus - 9845143543
Mr. Sebastian John- 9880069470
Mr. Franklyn Edwin - 9886054607
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Indira Nagara / Jeevan Bhima Nagar / Kodihalli
Mr. B Silver - 9606291932
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Ms. Gabriella Tannistha - 7259198424
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Mr. Sanjeeth Joy Devadatta - 9886190980
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Mr. Eric Paul - 9880729648
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Mr. Fredric Issac - 99001 81994 Sheshadaripuram / Malleshwaram / Rajajinagar / Vijayanagara / Basaveshwara Nagara / Nagarabavi
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