Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus.
As we leave May we are saddened by the thought that Mariamma Auntie, one of our active members of our church, left us to join with the Lord in eternity. She has left us a legacy to do our best to show God’s love for others in word and deed. June as the name suggests comes from the Roman name Junius. Before the Julian calendar June was the fourth month of the year. Summer comes into full swing this month. As we journey through the June lectionary, the first Sunday presents us with the Pentecost, the fortieth day when the Holy Spirit comes to the disciples as promised by Jesus after His ascension into heaven. The Holy Spirit keeps God’s children attuned with God, aligned with heaven by always reminding them they are holy. The Church celebrates Second Sunday as the Trinity Sunday. The triune God Father, Son and Holy Spirit are family in themselves. The best model of social living that trickles down to us showing how to live best in society. Third Sunday reminds us that we are sent out to the world as his disciples to be God’s healing, loving and caring presence. Fourth Sunday reminds us we are God’s servants called to teach and practice what he has commanded us. In the midst of changing seasons may God help us to practice and remain constant in our faith. God bless us.
Rev. Sherin Varghese Oommen
Assistant Vicar, The Chicago Mar Thoma Church