Our February EanMe features the historic First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, USA on the cover. This issue has articles commemorating the 150th year of our Pipe Organ, and tributes on the 25th death anniversary of our legendary Choirmaster Seth Balasunder – who led the STEC choir for more than three decades. Check out […]
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 January EanMe is a New Year Special, featuring the majestic Hallgrimskirkja Church in Iceland on the cover. Check out the reports on all the Christmas events last December, and the pictures too. The Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Petursson is our ‘Hero of Faith’, while the ‘Missionary Spotlight’ is on E. Stanley Jones. Do […]