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The Monthly Newsletter of St Saviours Family

4 September 2016: Tamil Eucharist 8:30 AM


Theme: The Cost of Discipleship
Readings: OT: Joshua 24:14-24; NT: I Thessalonians 3:1-8;
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
Songs: Hymns 9, 333, 311
Lyric 163
11 September 2016: English Eucharist 8:30 AM
Theme: God does not abandon His people when they go astray
Readings: OT: Hosea 11:1-11; NT: Philemon 7-20;
Gospel: Luke 15:1-10
Songs: Hymns 18, 63, 246, 209
18 September 2016: Tamil Eucharist 8:30 AM
Theme: Gods Service needs Common sense and devotion
Readings: OT: 2 Kings 5:19b-27; NT: I Timothy 6:6-12, 17-19;
Gospel: Luke 16:1-12
Songs: Hymns 2, 315, 26
Lyric 131
25 September 2016: English Eucharist 8:30 AM
Theme: True compassion is based on justice
Readings: OT: Amos 8:4-10; NT: I John 3:14-18;
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
Songs: Hymns 19, 139, 186, 223

Do not be anxious about anything,


but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6

ST. SAVIOURS TAMIL CHURCH


9, Haji Mohammed Mohsin Square, Kolkata 700 016.
Phone: 033 2217 2636
E-Mail: saviours.calcutta@gmail.com
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FROM THE PRESBYTERS DESK

PLAN YOUR FUTURE


This energy-boost Message gives an insightful and easy
7-step plan you can follow to shape a great future.
1. LET GO THE PAST: Many live in their past and complain of lack of
Opportunities, and they lead a life of self-pity. To have a bright
future, one should walk out of emotional and circumstantial
bondages. Get that freedom from all your boundaries. Jesus
gives the freedom from all that binds you. If the Son sets you
free, then you will really be free (John 8:16). So forget what is
behind you and do your best to reach out what is ahead of you
(Philippians 3:13).
2. EXPECT GREAT THINGS: Enlarge your vision of your future and
think big of whatever you want to achieve. Do not deceive
yourself; no one makes a fool of God. A person will reap exactly
what he plants (Galatians 6:7). Plant many seeds. God rewards
those who take the initiatives first and who are prepared to
receive great things in their life.
3. SUBMIT TO GODS PLAN: I alone know the plan I have for you,
plans to bring about the future you hope for (Jeremiah 29:11).
Ask God constantly to reveal that plan for your life. Align your job
and life to Gods ways and then God promises, I will reach you
the way you should go, I will instruct you and advise you (Psalm
32:8).

positive assertion and told Goliath, the Philistine giant, This


very day the Lord will put you in my power (I Samuel 17:46).
Speak only positive and encouraging words and never the
frustrating and discovering words. Your self-talk should give you
the confidence. Always believe in your self-talk of I can do, I will
do, God will help me and your mind will work on it and shape
your future as per Gods plan.
5. THOUGHTS GIVE YOU THE DIRECTION: The source of all power for
organized life is in your thoughts. You are as you think that you
are. Whatever dream you have for your future, provide that
picture to your thoughts and build up a castle in your mind and
the kingdom of your future. The kingdom of God is within you
(Luke 17:21). Think only of thoughts and words of those things
that are good, noble, right and those that deserve praise
(Philippians 4:8).
6. YOUR ATTITUDES SHAPE YOUR FUTURE: Have the victorious
attitude and mentality of 100 percent trust in God. We have
scores of witnesses who lived in faith in spite of odds, trusting
only on God. So, get rid of everything that gets in the way,
trusting only on God (Hebrews 12:1). The Lord is good to
everyone who trusts in Him. So it is best for us to wait in
patience (Lamentations 3:25).

4. THE POWER OF YOUR WORD: Your tongue is the most powerful


organ God has provided. David used his tongue in

7. GIVE AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN: God expects us in turn to give our
time, talents and treasures for His work. He is kind, caring and
gentle to those who honour Him. He also expects us to have the
same concern for the poor and needy and assures us, Give to
others and God will give to you. Indeed you will receive a full
measure, a generous helping poured into your hands all that you
can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God
will use for you (Luke 6:38).
REV. DR. SAMUEL RAJ

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BIRTHDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
06-Sep

Ms. Beula Alexander Samuel

07-Sep

Ms. Jemi Anugraha

08-Sep

Mr. S. Gabriel Vasanthkumar

08-Sep

Ms. Joshima Getsia

11-Sep

Mrs. Christy Ramaiah

12-Sep

Mr. Moris Asir Newton

14-Sep

Mr. Benjamin Sounderaj

18-Sep

Mr. Michael Vedraj Mani

25-Sep

Mrs. Jebathai Abraham

26-Sep

Dr. Mrs. Helen Roberts

A POEM TO PONDER

LETS THINK it

BLAME: The blame-game began at the Garden of Eden,


Adam blamed Eve & she the serpent, the Fruit God had forbidden;
We blame others for our mistakes and pass the buck on someone,
But should we not examine ourselves before blaming anyone!
TIME: Some complain lack of time to work for our Lord,
Time is precious, specially Prayer Time spent with God;
In our limited time on earth we should do whatever we can,
Time spent for God must be priority, John 9:4 should be our beacon!
VOICES: Voices play a pivotal role in guiding our lives everyday,
But voices from T.V, radio commercials etc. can lead us astray;
We fail to hear Gods voice as multitude of voices besiege us,
If we disobey/ignore His voice, He cant fulfil His promises to us!

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES IN SEPTEMBER


05- Sep

Mrs & Mr. S. Gabriel Vasanth

07- Sep

Mrs & Mr. Thanasekar

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OFFERING: In Worship, offering plays an integral part,


It should come spontaneously from the heart;
Offering is an expression of our love, gratitude & devotion,
God blesses greatly when we offer with adulation and adoration!
RESPONSE: God chooses people for His mighty tasks,
But do we always respond when He asks;
Some leap into action with faith in the Almighty God,
Lets respond with generosity, courage, joy & devotion to the Lord!
TOMORROW: Peoples thoughts re always of the morrow
But God has no place on their plans & dreams of tomorrow;
Long days/long life re granted by God to those who trust in Him
Lets not worry about morrow, in His mighty care ll never feel dim!

MS. CYNTHIA MUKHERJEE, VIA E-MAIL FROM THE UAE


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SPECIAL YOUTH FEATURE

5 WAYS THE OLYMPICS TEACHES US TO


BE BETTER CHRISTIANS
The Olympics have just concluded. It shows opportunities to see
amazing courage, soaring victories, and inspiring acts of nobility
from the athletes involved. One could almost call it a metaphor for
the Christian journey: the Olympics can reveal essential truths on
becoming a better Christian. If youve chosen to run the race for
Christ, youd do well to remember these five pieces of wisdom.
1. YOU CANT DO THIS ALONE:
As iron sharpens iron, so
one
person
sharpens
another. Proverbs 27:17
People tend to put a high
value on independence. We
believe everyone should
solve their own problems;
asking for help is seen as a
sign of weakness. At first glance, the Olympics appears to reinforce
this idea. Athletes will step up to the mat and perform amazing
feats all on their own. Take a moment to listen to their stories
however, and youll realize this is far from true.
All athletes had coaches to train them, teammates to encourage
them, and families to support them throughout their journey. Nearly
all of them declare they could never have gotten this far on their
own. The same rules apply to us: we need each other for
leadership, fellowship, and inspiration. Alone we can do very little,
but together, we have the ability to become so much more!
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2. WE ALL START SOMEWHERE: But grow in the grace and knowledge


of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and
forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
Olympic athletes can be intimidating. Theyre strong, fast, agile,
almost superhuman at times. Still, none of the champions started
out as the people they are now. That world-renowned swimmer
began as an awkward teenager who could barely tread water, while
that celebrated gymnast once had trouble doing a somersault. It
took years of dedication and training for them to reach here, and it
takes a lifetime of work for someone to follow Christ.
All of us begin somewhere, whether its in a Sunday school, or
picking up a Bible after years of apathy. Living as a believer takes
time and study, but even the oldest and wisest of us are
discovering how little we still know about God. Dont be afraid of
humble beginnings, this is where Jesus meets everyone.
3. FAILURE IS INEVITABLE: For a righteous man falls seven times, and
rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity. Proverbs
24:16
If the Olympics teaches us anything, its that even the best athletes
dont always win. A gymnast winning a gold medal one night can
stumble and fall the next. The fastest man alive can be beaten by a
nameless competitor. No matter how good you are, nobody wins
every time. Its a hard lesson many of us still struggle to accept.
Theres an old saying, God expects more failure from you than you
expect from yourself. There could be a day when you could fail as
a Christian. When it comes, whats important is that you accept
your mistake and learn from it. True Olympic winners remember
their faults and use them to get better. We should do likewise.
4. GIVE IT YOUR ALL: Do you not know that in a race all the runners
run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the
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prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24


When someone qualifies for the Olympics, you know theyre not just
going for the scenery. This is the apex of competition, a literal oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for most contestants. So when their
moment comes, do you think theyre going to give a halfhearted
performance? Of course not! Even if they dont expect to win, these
athletes give everything they have to achieve their goal.
For Christians, every day is an Olympic game. The world watches,
and we have to decide how we are going to live. We can choose to
be token believers, to say the words but withhold the actions, or we
can give everything we have to God. We may never see a podium,
but by living for Jesus, the world will see His victory in our lives.
5. WINNING ISNT EVERYTHING: But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33
One of the celebrated Olympians of all time is a sprinter, Derek
Redmond. Redmond never won a medal; in fact hes remembered
for coming in dead last, but how he finished the race is still etched
into the worlds collective memory. Midway through his semi-final
event, Redmond tore his hamstring and fell to the ground in terrible
pain. Rather than allow medics to carry him off the field, Redmond
limped his way to the finish line supported by his father. A crowd of
over 65,000 spectators gave him a standing ovation.

LETTERS FROM CHURCH FB PAGE


St Saviours Tamil Church Calcutta
CONNECTING AFTER 50 YEARS: It's like drawing
the former members back into the fold? I am connecting with all
of you after 50 years, thanks to Glo and Stan who found me. We
have a separate FB page, 'Memories of Yesteryears': just 10 of
us oldies who connect with happy nostalgic growing up
memories in Cal and in Tamil Church. Suggestion: A corner for
NRI news? Like us folks, and the rest of the members who are
abroad?
THELMA DAVID
HISTORY BEHIND THE NEWSLETTER: 16 years ago, it was started as
Church Bulletin by Edward Paul Annan. In Oct/Nov 2002, it was
renamed "Saviour's Chimes", circulated as Church magazine.
PRINCE KUMAR

How we finish the race is vastly more important than winning it. As
Christians, we need to be mindful of the legacy well leave behind.
Will people remember us as someone who helped the needy, who
showed compassion to the outsider, or will they be glad to forget
us? Remember, God does not judge a man by his strength or glory,
the LORD looks at the heart.

Prince Kumar initiated it and the name Saviour Chimes. Those


days, Aunty Siromoni was a regular contributor.
EDWARD PAUL

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SPECIAL REPORT AND


GLIMPSES

ST SAVIOURS
167TH PATRONAL
FESTIVAL
The Patronal Festival of
the Church was celebrated on August 21, by the Tamil and Hindi
congregations coming together with great joy and harmony.
Bro. Dayanidhi Rao, renowned Gospel Singer and Preacher was
the Chief Guest; he brought the Word of God, and rejoiced Him
with his special songs. The Service was followed by Special
programmes from members of both the Tamil and Hindi
congregations. This was followed by a sumptuous lunch.
Here are a few glimpses from the Festival:

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