Sunday Bulletin

Sunday Bulletin – our Pew Sheet – was first published in 1999, to guide the congregation in worship. This 4-page handout contains the program for the Sunday morning service, the collect for the day, the Bible reading portions, worships songs, list of birthdays and wedding anniversaries during the week, important announcements and an interesting anecdote or story.

You can pick up a copy during the Sunday morning worship service, or read it online here :

If you have any interesting information to share in the form of anecdotes, short stories etc. (around 100 words) relevant to the Sunday theme, please mail it to
Organizer : Kavita Edward

EanMe

EanMe – our monthly newsletter – is published on the first Sunday of every month. Each issue contains a message from the Pastor, articles by members of the church, reports on various activities during the month, besides other interesting reading material. The cover features the picture of a protestant Church from around the world, sent by our members. You can pick up a copy of the EanMe in Church or read the current issue online here :

Original contributions in the form of articles, poems, pictures for the cover, or information relevant to the season, can be sent to the STEC Church Office (stthomasenglishchur@bsnl.in) or the EanMe Team before the 20th of every month.

EanMe Team :

Editor : Fabiola Jacob
Cover Design & Layout : Anila Manoharan
Photographers : Suresh Balasunder and James Thiraviaraj

Why EanMe?

Our Church newsletter ‘EanMe’ – literally meaning “unless” in Greek – has its roots in St. Thomas the apostle’s words of doubt. According to many senior members of our Church, ‘EanMe’ was named so by Rev. Honest Chinniah who served as Presbyter here in the 1970s. It is based on St. Thomas’ famous words to the Risen Lord in John 20:25: “…Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

‘Unless’ or ‘except’ in the King James Version is translated from the Greek word ‘Eanme’ εανμε (eh-an’ may) meaning : before, but, except, not or unless. The word ‘Eanme’ is used in the Bible in other places too. In John 3:3, Eanme is used to refer to “seeing the kingdom of God.” The usage here is to stress that “unless, negating all other possibilities, or except under the circumstance of being born again, one cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Eanme – November 2022

The November 2022 EanMe features the Wesley Methodist Church in Singapore on the cover. The Missionary Spotlight is on W F Oldham and Saint Martin of Tours is the ‘Hero of the Faith’ this month. We also congratulate Bishop Paul Swarup, the new CNI Bishop of Delhi who has his roots at STEC.

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Eanme – October 2022

The October 2022 EanMe has a painting of John Wycliffe reading his translation of the Bible to John of Gaunt, by Ford Madox Brown. There’s a report on the recent Annual Thanksgiving Festival, a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, testimonies and all our regular features and articles.

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Eanme – September 2022

The September 2022 EanMe has the Platinum Jubilee of the Church of South India (CSI) and ‘Thanksgiving’ as the theme. St. Edward King and Confessor Church in New Addington, UK is on the cover. Rev. Vedam Santiago, one of the architects of the CSI is our Hero of the Faith, while Missionary Spotlight pays tribute […]

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Eanme – August 2022

The August 2022 EanMe has William Blake’s painting based on the Biblical story from the book of Ruth on the cover. Read all about the recent trip to Sengundram Village for baptism and don’t miss the nostalgic piece by Padma Shri Manohar Devadoss. Cardinal Newman is our ‘Hero of the Faith’ this month, and the […]

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Eanme – July 2022

‘Mission’ is the theme for July 2022, as we commemorate the 1950th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas – the Apostle to India. The historic St. Paul’s Chapel, New York is on the cover. Check out the new layout of the inner pages and all our regular features too…

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Eanme – June 2022

The June 2022 EanMe has the dramatic painting ‘Christ on the Sea of Galilee’ by Eugene Delacroix, on the cover. There are testimonies and articles on the environment, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. Check out the Bible Quiz and Scripture Challenge – and all the other regular features too!

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Eanme – May 2022

The May 2022 EanMe features the charming Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Bellevue, Washington, USA, on the cover. There are reports on the Lenten Retreats, the STEC Choir’s Passion Recital, and articles on Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day. Check out the pictures from the Palm Sunday Procession, and participate in the Bible Quiz.

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Eanme – APRIL 2022

A Passiontide and Easter special, the cover focuses on our recently restored Church building, highlighting the main points of restoration in ‘On the cover’. Pastor’s letter is a reminder of the prayer points for this month. John Owen the theologian is the Hero of the Faith, while the Missionary Spotlight is on Esther John, the […]

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Eanme – March 2022

A Lenten Special, the March 2022 EanMe features the historic Clarinda Church in Palayamkottai, on the cover. Inside, you can find extensive coverage of the recent restoration of our 180-year-old Church, with a detailed report on the restoration journey. The Missionary Spotlight is on Royal Clarinda, while Dietrich Bonhoeffer is our Hero of the Faith. […]

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Eanme – February 2022

The February 2022 EanMe cover features a famous painting by Sir John Everett Millais – ‘Christ in the House of His Parents’. You can read about it in ‘On the cover’. Also in this issue, Manohar Devadoss looks back at 2021, the Christmas Skit Contest winner is announced, and there are reports and pictures from […]

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