“Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you” Isaiah 46:4
The senior citizen is a common polite designation for an elderly personand it implies or means that the person is retired. But the retirement is only from the workplace and when it comes to church, the journey has just begun in terms of giving his/her services fully to the church.
It was in the year 2012, as per the Circular of His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan the Executive Committee of Marthoma Church Jaipur decided to form the Senior Citizen Forum at our Jaipur Parish also.
Every 4th Sunday after service, the Senior Citizen Forum meeting is held at Church, where the members share their experiences and discuss the word of God. This also gives them the opportunity to bind together better as a group. Chain prayer is organized on every 1st Saturday morning to pray on different subjects. House visits are conducted by the members to the residences of those members who are unable to attend church due to illness or weakness.
A Senior Citizen day is organized every year in the church, where a special Holy Communion service is administered only for the senior citizens and the same is followed by a get together lunch for everyone present.
The following members serve as office bearers for the year 2013 – 14.
|President||–||Rev. Sam Abraham|
|Vice President||–||Mr. Abraham T. N.|
|Secretary||–||Mr. M. V. Samuel|
|Treasurer||–||Mr. A. K. Varghese|
|Church Representative||–||Dr. V. Varughese|