“PASSION SUNDAY” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 96 Old Testament: Job 42: 10 – 17 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 111 Epistle: Ephesians 2: 1 – 10 Holy Communion 113, 112 (A&M) Responsive Reading: Psalm 126 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 108 Gospel: Mark 10: 46 – 52 Bible Reading, & Offertory : Mr. Roopsingh Immanuel & Mrs. Caroline Roopsingh & […]
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 – 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 (email@example.com) 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
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.”
Opening Hymn : 87 Scripture Readings: Old Testament Exodus 3: 1-13 Epistle Galatians 5: 1 – 12 Responsive Reading Psalm 82 Gospel Luke 13: 10 – 17 Announcement Meditation: “The Liberating Christ” Offertory Hymn: 251 Mission Offertory Hymn: 259 Communion Hymns: * There is a fountain * His strength is perfect Prayer Benediction Closing Hymn […]
A Lenten Special – the March 2023 EanMe has the Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in North Carolina, USA on the cover. There are pictures and a report on the Sports Day at our Church School, a testimony and articles on the lenten season. Read about Lemuel Haynes, America’s first black ordained minister and Clementina Rowe […]
The February 2023 EanMe features Rembrandt’s ‘Presentation of Jesus in the Temple’ on the cover. ‘Heroes of the Faith’ explores how the Bible shaped Rembrandt’s art, while the Missionary Spotlight is on Shi Meiyu – the medical missionary in China. Check out the report on the Christmas visit to Sengundram Village and all the interesting […]
The January 2023 EanMe features The Moody Church in Chicago, USA on the cover. This issue pays tribute to Padmashri Manohar Devadoss – the artist-writer, who was a regular worshipper here at STEC. There are reports on the events during the Christmas season, check out the results of the Christmas Treasure Hunt and all other […]
The 180th anniversary special – the December EanMe has a brief history of our Church, a Treasure Hunt contest and aptly features our legendary Choirmaster Seth Balasunder on his centenary birth anniversary in ‘Heroes of the Faith’. Do check out our Christmas articles and all regular features too!
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]