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 – 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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Eanme – January 2022

A New Year special, the January 2022 EanMe has the Holy Trinity Church in Huddersfield, the UK on the cover. There are reports on the Annual Thanksgiving Festival and Christmas celebrations at STEC. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is remembered in ‘Heroes of the Faith’ and the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Prem Pradhan – the Apostle to […]

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Eanme – December 2021

A Christmas special, the December EanMe has the towering Duke University Chapel on the cover. Printed after several months, this issue has articles on the season, Padma Shri Manohar Devadoss sharing his experience on receiving the award from the President, and pictures from Advent and Children’s Sunday too!

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Eanme – November 2021

The November 2021 EanMe has the iconic St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria on the cover. There are interesting articles and a report on the consecration of CSI Thangamma Aravamuthan Memorial Church in Goonipalayam, besides all our regular features. Do read and be blessed.

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Eanme – October 2021

The October 2021 EanMe features the majestic St. John’s Cathedral in Nazareth, Tamil Nadu, on the cover. You can read all about this landmark Cathedral in ‘On the Cover’. The ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on Ann & Rev. Caemmerer who served in Nazareth. The life of Elizabeth Fry, the prison reformer is our focus in ‘Heroes […]

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Eanme – September 2021

The September 2021 EanMe features a hidden gem – the Divine Resurrection Church at Sebathiyapuram in Thoothukudi district, TN – on the cover. This issue pays tribute to one of the stalwarts of STEC, who passed away recently. There are tributes, reports, and articles besides all other regular features – do read.

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Eanme – August 2021

The August EanMe is a women’s special! It features the charming Pope’s College Chapel in Sawyerpuram on the cover. There are articles, reports, and poems from our members, besides all the regular features. The Missionary Spotlight is on Dr. Helen Roseveare, while Eliza Caldwell is our Hero of the Faith. Do check out this issue…

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