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.
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 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 – […]
The June 2020 EanMe features the CSI Home Church, Neyyoor from Kaniyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, on the cover. Also an online-only edition, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, this edition contains a report, pictures and links to videos of the Virtual VBS at STEC, a brief introduction to our new Pastor Rev. J Paul Sudhakar, […]
A lockdown special, the May 2020 EanMe features a creative rendering of the STEC Online Worship Services by Aurelia Frederick, on the cover. There are articles and poems on the Christian perspective during the pandemic, by our congregation. The ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Dr. Alexander Duff – the Missionary Educationist, while J Waskom Pickett is […]
A Passiontide and Easter Special, the April 2020 EanMe features the beautiful St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu in Hawaii on the cover. There are pictures and reports from the recent Lenten retreat, resources to tide over the current Covid-19 pandemic and our online transition as a Church during the lockdown, besides all our regular features too…
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 […]
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