An Easter special, the April 2021 EanMe has the St. Thomas Church in Perumalpuram, Tirunelveli, on the cover. There are articles on the Easter theme, pictures from the Palm Sunday procession, and reports on the Lenten retreat and passion recital by the STEC choir, besides all our regular features. Do read…
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
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.”
The March 2021 EanMe has ‘Passiontide’ as the theme, and features the historic Thiruvithamcode Arapally built by the Apostle St. Thomas himself in Kerala in 63 AD, on the cover. Pastor’s note stresses the need to pray for the upcoming election, there’s a report on the recent village outreach, and an article by Padma Shri […]
The February 2021 EanMe has the beautiful St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, on the cover. There are articles on the upcoming season of Lent, with the complete Lenten Schedule of worship services and mid-week devotion. The ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on John Eliot and Rev. Thomas Bray is our ‘Hero of the Faith’. Do […]
The January 2021 EanMe is a New Year special, featuring the majestic St. Martin’s Church in Delhi Cantonment on the cover. There are reports on the Christmas visit to a village and our virtual carol service, articles on the new year and epiphany, besides a new edition of the Bible Quiz and all our regular […]
A Christmas special – the December EanMe also pays tribute to Mrs. Premella Soundarapandian, who passed away recently. An iconic figure at STEC, she impacted the lives of the Sunday School children she nurtured for more than four decades, in a unique way. This issue also has reports on the Annual Thanksgiving Festival and Children’s […]
A Children’s Special – this issue showcases kid’s lockdown activities during the pandemic. It also commemorates late Rev. Honest Chinniah, the founder of this Church Newsletter, with special articles on him! There’s information on the upcoming Annual Thanksgiving Festival, to read and participate. Check out the regular features too.
The October 2020 EanMe features the majestic St. John’s Church, Helsinki, Finland on the cover. This issue includes a testimony and articles by parishioners, with the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ on Benjamin Bailey and Thomas Traherne in ‘Heroes of Faith’. Check out the Bible Quiz and all our regular features too…
The September 2020 EanMe features the charming All Saints Church at Stanley Bay in Alexandria, Egypt on the cover. There is a report on Women’s Sunday via Zoom, pictures and a link to the video of the STEC Virtual Choir singing Frederick M Lehman’s ‘The Love of God’ on Choir Sunday, besides all other regular […]
The August 2020 EanMe is a lockdown activity special – with members of our parish sharing poems, art, crafts and recipes that have kept them busy during this pandemic. Women are in focus too this month, as ‘Heroes of Faith’ features ‘10 Christian women who shaped history’ and the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Charlotte Digges […]
The July 2020 EanMe focuses on ‘Mission’ and ‘St. Thomas the Apostle’ as the themes for the month. The charming St. Andrew’s Church, one of the historic Churches in Chennai, is featured on the cover. Dawson Trotman – the American Evangelist is our ‘Hero of Faith’, while the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Claudius Buchanan – […]