The March EanMe is a Lenten Special, with the Evangelical Church in Hallstatt, Austria on the cover. The Missionary Spotlight is on Thomas Hodson, while Philipp Melanchthon – a close associate of Martin Luther – is our ‘Hero of Faith’ this month. There are tributes to J R Dhanraj and our Sexton John Ebinezer, who […]
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the EanMe Team before the 20th of every month.
EanMe Team :
Editor : Fabiola Jacob
Cover Design & Layout : Anila Manoharan, Anisha Paul
Photographer : Suresh Balasunder
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.”
Meditation: “True Piety” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 82 Old Testament: Micah 6:1-8 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 407 Epistle: James 1:19-27 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 281 Gospel: Mathew 6:1-8 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Sung Eucharist 07:30 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Evensong 6:00 PM Message: Mr. Milton Sigamoney
The February EanMe has the charming Holy Trinity Church, Yercaud on the cover. There’s a report and pictures on the Republic Day celebration at STEC, an article and painting by Padma Shri Manohar Devadoss, a brief biography of Rev. Peter Percival the Missionary who also served at STEC in the 1850s and all the other […]
The January newsletter features St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston,Ontario,Canada on the cover. Rev. John Machar – who served this Church as its second Presbyter is the ‘Hero of Faith’, and the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Agnes Maria Turnbull – a medical missionary to India.
Meditation: “Covenant Sunday” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 76 Old Testament: Genesis 17:1-8 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 81 Epistle: Colossians 2:8-15 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 79 Gospel: Mark 14:22-26 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Sung Eucharist 07:30 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Evensong 6:00 PM Message: Mr. Milton Sigamoney
Meditation: “God’s continuing covenant with all” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 657 Old Testament: Genesis 9:8-17 (New Year) Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 379 Epistle: Galatians 4:21-31 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 165 Gospel: Luke 22:14-23 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Sung Eucharist 11:30 PM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Sung Eucharist 08:00 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. […]
Meditation: “Preparation: The Lord is coming” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 49 Old Testament: Micah 4:1-5 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 51 Epistle: I John 4:7-21 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 640 Gospel: John 4:21-37 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Sung Eucharist 07:30 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Carol Service 06:00 PM
Meditation: “Word of God: Double Edged Sword” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 46 Old Testament: Jeremiah 36:1-10 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 52 Epistle: Hebrews 4:11-13 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 50 Gospel: Luke 1:5-17 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Holy Eucharist 07:00 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Holy Eucharist 06:00 PM Message: Rev. Dr. V. […]
A Christmas Special, the December EanMe features St. Thomas’s Cathedral at Kuching in Malaysia on the cover. The winner of the EanMe Christmas Short Story Contest has been announced, and there are articles and features on the season too. Do check out the schedule of Christmas events happening this month and be there!
Meditation: “Celebrating the Promises of God” Opening Hymn ~~~~ 48 Old Testament: I Samuel 2:1-10 Offertory Hymn ~~~~ 49 Epistle: Hebrew 11:29-40 Closing Hymn ~~~~ 51 Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 Altar Flower , Bible Reading, & Offertory - Sung Eucharist 07:30 AM Celebrant: Rev. Dr. V. Paul Birla Evensong 06:00 PM Message: Mr. Milton Sigamoney