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Dearly beloved Bethany family members,

As a Church we are called out as a community for a great mission. This will be fulfilled through the Christ worshipping and witnessing community. The historical Jesus was a first century person. The first century Christian proposed a Trinitarian interpretation of the events of the birth, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. The baptismal and the Eucharistic celebrations inspired the doctrine of the Trinity. Our calling and commissioning are from the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit. Let us adore Triune God and submit to fulfil the mission of evangelism.

The secret of success is not very hard to figure out. The better you are at connecting with other people, the better the quality of your life. When you make new connections in the outside world, you make new connections in the inside world- in your brain. This keeps you young and alert. Connecting is good for the community. A community is the culmination of a lot of connections: common beliefs, achievements, values, interests, and Geography. A connected community provides its members with strength and safety. When we feel strong and safe, we can put our energy into evolvingsocially, culturally and spiritually.

July and August is the summer vacation time. Take special care to use summer vacation most effectively and colorfully. July 4th the United States celebrates Independence Day. Freedom is a great responsibility. 3 rd July is St. Thomas day and July 25th is St. James day. Our VBS will be on July 14,15 &16 and I am happy to welcome all our students to the VBS. Let us humbly Thank God for getting a new Church Building to worship God. By the grace of God the dedication service of new Church will be on July 16th at 9.30 am and I am delighted to invite all of you for the dedication service. I take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who participated wholeheartedly, in various capacities, in the construction of the new church building.I hope and pray that God Almighty may continue to guide the parish to be fruitful by sharing the joy of salvation. May the blessings of God be with you all.

In Christ’s service,

Rev.Jacob Thomas Achen

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