Lenten Retreat

The annual Lenten Retreat was held on 8 March 2020, starting with the Matins and extended till lunch time. Rev. Benjamin Christian, National Director of FEBA India was the special speaker. He conducted the retreat on the theme ‘Tools of destruction in Christian life’ (to know the weapons Satan uses against us and how to […]

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Virtual VBS 2020

As the city of Chennai was under lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic in May, a Virtual Vacation Bible School themed ‘Boot Camp’, was organized together with Scripture Union. Around 75 children aged 5 to 16 years – from our parish and neighbouring churches – participated in the online VBS, via Zoom. https://vimeo.com/422092781

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Mission Festival

The Mission Festival was celebrated on 21 July 2019, starting with the Holy Communion Service at 7.30 am. The Sale was inaugurated by our Presbyter Rev. Dr. Paul V Birla after the service. All fellowship groups participated in the sale by putting up stalls. There was breakfast and other stalls selling eatables and homemade goodies.

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Welcome to Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla

Our new Presbyter Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla began his tenure at STEC in June 2019. We extended a warm welcome to him and his family during the first Sunday in June. You can find out more about our Pastor and his ministry here.

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STEC 175 – Commemorative Tablet

A commemorative stone tablet with a brief note on the 175-year history of our Church was unveiled by Rev. Richard Ambrose Jebakumar on 26 May 2019. You can find this at the entrance, near the main door of the Church.

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Vacation Bible School

The Vacation Bible School was held in our Church from 24 April to 4 May 2019. Around 140 children from our parish and the surrounding areas participated in the VBS. ‘Come, let us go to Galilee’ was the theme this year, and many joined in enthusiastically by volunteering and teaching in the VBS.

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Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday was celebrated on 14 April 2019, with a procession. The Church was decorated with palm leaves, and the congregation went on a procession to the main gate, where they assembled and sang songs and read the Bible. Our Choir sang a special cantata during the Passiontide Recital in the evening.

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Children’s Sunday

‘Little Missionaries’ was the theme for Children’s Sunday, as our Sunday School children staged an African-themed play, sang lively songs and took active part in the morning worship service. A series of competitions were conducted prior to this, and prizes were distributed to all the winners.

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Annual Thanksgiving Festival

The ATF is truly special, and it began with a special thanksgiving service, followed by the festival sale, which was inaugurated by the oldest couple in the congregation! Besides food stalls, fun and games, a picturesque thanksgiving-themed photo booth, a white elephant stall and a plastic-free initiative were the highlights this year.

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