Church Events in December

Special Midnight Worship Service @ 11 pm (31st December, 2018)

A Special Worship Service was held @ 11 pm on 31st December, 2018 where our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani shared God’s Word. Many came to this Midnight Service which was a time of giving thanks to the Lord for the year gone by. The fellowship ended with coffee.   


Prayer for Odisha (30th December, 2018)

We are having special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Services. Every Sunday, we are praying for one district of our State. Our Deacon Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das led the Prayer in the English Service, while Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani prayed in the Odia Service. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we prayed for Dhenkanal district. Please remember this district and our State in your prayers that people may know the truth and the truth shall set them free in Jesus’ name.


Special Service for visitors and friends @ 6 pm (25th December, 2018)

Several thousand people, mostly young men and women, came to our church on Christmas day which provided the church a huge opportunity to tell them what Christmas is all about and introduce them to the truth of Lord Jesus Christ. We thank all the brothers and sisters who stayed back and reached the visitors with Gospel literature and New Testaments. Apart from the regular English and Odia worships in the morning and afternoon, Rev. B.N. Satpathy, some of our Deacons Mr. Paresh Das (Secretary), Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das, our Evangelists, some other brothers and sister Minati Roul came forward to share the Gospel periodically with the large crowd that filled up the church building and the premises. Please pray that the Literature and New Testament distributed on this day may work in their hearts and many will come to know Jesus in their lives. Some inspirational videos were displayed for them too. Many young people came for counselling also. Pray that those who have heard the Gospel may receive God’s Word and accept Christ.


Christmas Service on 25th December, 2018

Special Worship Services was conducted on Christmas day. The English Worship Service was held @ 10 am and the Odia Worship Service held @ 3:30 pm. This year’s speaker was Col. Navneet Chhabra from Hyderabad. He spoke on the uniqueness of Christ’s birth. Many attended the Service and were richly blessed. We thank the members of the English and Odia Choir for presenting special Christmas numbers on this occasion. 


Special Midnight Worship Service @ 11 pm (24th December, 2018)

A Special Worship Service was held @ 11 pm on 24th December, 2018 where our Associate Pastor Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy preached God’s Word. Many came to this Service braving the cold wave going on in our city. After the message from our Pastor, the members of the C.E. Union performed the customary Kirtan Sangeet. 


Christmas Carol Worship by Odia Choir @ 3:30 pm (23rd December, 2018)

The Odia Choir conducted their Christmas Carol Worship on 23rd December, 2018 during the afternoon Odia Worship Service @ 3:30 pm where our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani preached God’s Word. Many attended this Service and were truly touched by the singing of the choir. After the Service, we had a small fellowship over cakes and coffee. Please uphold them in your prayers. 


Prayer for Odisha (23rd December, 2018)

We are having special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Services. Every Sunday, we are praying for one district of our State. Our Deacon Mr. Sandeep Kumar led the Prayer in the English Service, while Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani prayed in the Odia Service. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we prayed for Baleswar district. Please remember this district and our State in your prayers that people may know the truth and the truth shall set them free in Jesus’ name.


Christmas Celebrations @ Sundarpada  (23rd December, 2018)

Like the previous year, Christmas Celebrations was conducted @ Flat No. A-1, G/7, Hi-Tech Plaza, Sundarpada Worship Center on 23rd December @ 9:30 am during the Sunday Worship. Our Associate Pastor Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy preached from God’s Word. He also conducted the Holy Communion subsequently. A small fellowship lunch was served after the Service.


pre-Christmas Media get-together @ 5 pm (22nd December, 2018)

Like every year, we had the pre-Christmas Media Get-together in the Church on 22nd December @ 5 pm. Close to 35 persons came from different media channels. Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani shared the message of Christmas to those present. He ended by saying this words: ‘You may say what you like about Christian faith and about Christ; you may reject Him, but you can never ever ignore Christ.’ We expect those people who came on 22nd evening were touched by the Word of God. It was a wonderful time of sharing the Gospel to them. Sis. Sharmila Pati sung a few Gospel numbers for them. Please keep those media people who attended this program in your prayers.


Christmas Carol Worship by English Choir @ 6:30 pm (21st December, 2018)

A Special Christmas Carol Service by the English Choir was conducted on 21st December, 2018 where the members of the Choir presented special Christmas numbers. The program ended with Silent Night sung by the Choir. On this occasion, Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy shared God’s Word. For the very first time, the members of the choir were felicitated by the church. Small mementos were given to each member of the choir as a token of love for their hard word they put in throughout the year.


Felicitation Ceremony for IEHC Evangelists (20th December, 2018)

Please continue to pray for the team of IEHC and our church Evangelists who haven taken the Gospel to different parts of Bhubaneswar city. They faced adverse situations in some places, but the Lord carried them through. Pray that people will show interest in the Word of God being proclaimed to them. Pray that the Lord may speak to those who have received the literature. As per their target, close to 1 lakh houses were visited by this team. They missed the mark by just 125 homes, which is a tremendous achievement. We Praise God for this endeavor.  

This campaign started on 20 November and ended on 20 December. Please uphold this blessed ministry and also those who have heard the Gospel in your prayers. 

The Church Board felicitated the IEHC Evangelists after the Sunday School program on 20th December evening. The Church Board members, Pastors and Evangelists had a fellowship dinner with the team of IEHC. 


  Christmas Celebrations by Sunday School @ 6:30 pm (20th December, 2018)

Christmas Celebrations (gifts to the children) was conducted on 20th December, 2018 in Church. Our precious children gave some wonderful presentation followed by the prize distribution. Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani encouraged the children with God’s Word. Please do uphold the Sunday School teachers and children in your prayers.


Christmas Celebrations by Mahila Samiti @ 6:30 pm (19th December, 2018)

The members of the Mahila Samiti conducted their pre-Christmas Celebrations on 19th December, 2018. Church Secretary Mr. Paresh Das gave an encouraging message to change our perspective and lay more stress on sharing the Gospel than other things. A heart-touching skit was presented by members of the Mahila Samiti. Prizes were given to those sisters who participated and secured positions during the Biblical Competitions held earlier in the month. Please uphold this blessed ladies ministry in your prayers.


Annual Prize Giving Ceremony by C.E. Union @ 6:30 pm (18th December, 2018)

The members of the Christian Endeavor Union (C.E.) had their pre-Christmas Celebrations with their Annual Prize Giving Ceremony on 18th December, 2018. Prizes were awarded to those who participated in the various Sports and Biblical Competitions during November and December this year. Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani encouraged those present with God’s Word. We thank the Christian Endeavor Union for their enthusiasm. Please keep them in your prayers.


Prayer for Odisha (16th December, 2018)

We are having special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Services. Every Sunday, we are praying for one district of our State. Our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani led the Prayer in both the Services. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we prayed for Sundargarh district. Please remember this district and our State in your prayers that people may know the truth and the truth shall set them free in Jesus’ name.


Christmas Celebrations @ C.S. Pur  (16th December, 2018)

Like previous years, Christmas Celebrations was held @ Florida house, Niladri Vihar on 16th December @ 9:30 am after the Sunday Worship. Church Secretary Mr. Paresh K. Das shared God’s Word. Some of the Sunday School children performed some wonderful choreography. It was a beautiful time of Praise and Worship, which was followed by a fellowship lunch. We Praise God for such a vibrant church in the heart of the city. Please keep this Worship center in your prayers.


Christmas Celebrations for the Visually Challenged (13th December, 2018)

Like last year, a special program was conducted for the visually challenged @ 10:30 am on 13th December. Nearly 40 visually challenged people came to the church. They presented gospel songs, recited memory verses and read the Braille Bible. Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani spoke from God’s Word to encourage them. Our Deacon Rev. Bijoy Kumar Das conducted the show. Church Secretary Mr. Paresh Das, some of the Board members among others were present. A fellowship lunch was arranged for them. Please keep them in your prayers.


Special Training Program on Gospel sharing conducted on 12th December, 2018

When we get to talk to a visitor, we don’t get more than 3-5 minutes time. Often we are at a loss as to how we should communicate the gospel to them in such a short time. To discuss this and equip ourselves with a strategy so that we can communicate the good news about Jesus to them, the church arranged special training program @ 6:30 pm on December 12 (Wednesday). Bro. Binu George encouraged one and all to share the Gospel in a creative yet powerful way. Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani also encouraged those present and asked the people to share the Gospel in a sensitive way as per the leading of the Holy Spirit. Evangelist bro. Sandeep Giri and Deacon Sandeep Kumar shared their thoughts on sharing the Gospel to seekers on Christmas day. Those present were richly blessed.


Prayer for Odisha (9th December, 2018)

We are having special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Services. Every Sunday, we are praying for one district of our State. Our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani led the Prayer in both the Services. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we prayed for Ganjam district. Please remember this district and our State in your prayers that people may know the truth and the truth shall set them free in Jesus’ name.


Christmas Celebrations @ Kalinga Vihar  (9th December, 2018)

Like previous years, Christmas Celebrations was held @ HIG 88, K-5 Kalinga Vihar, near St. Arnold School on 9th December @ 9:30 am during the Sunday Worship. The Lord’s servant Rev. Sangram Singh shared God’s Word. The children presented some Christmas special programs after the Worship. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and lunch after the Service. Those who attended were blessed.


2nd Saturday Chain Prayer held on 8th December, 2018

The chain prayer is held from 7 am to 12 noon on every second Saturday of the month. On 8th December, we had the Chain Prayer and many came to spend time at the Lord’s feet. We thanked the Lord for all the blessings that He has showered upon us through the year. We thank those who attended this Prayer fellowship.


Prayer for Odisha (2nd December, 2018)

We are having special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Services. Every Sunday, we are praying for one district of our State. Our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani led the Prayer in both the Services. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we prayed for Cuttack district. Please remember this district and our State in your prayers that people may know the truth and the truth shall set them free in Jesus’ name.


Water Baptism on 2nd December, 2018

We are happy to inform you all that 3 young people have accepted Christ Jesus publicly on 2nd December morning in church. The Service was conducted by our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani. They are sis. Annalisa Peter, sis. Priyadarshini Ludia Kanhar and bro. Prashant Kumar. They were accepted as members in the afternoon Odia Worship Service. Please uphold them in your prayers.


Morning Prayer Group (fellowship picnic) @ Botanical Gardens on 1st December, 2018

The Morning Prayer group had a wonderful time of prayer and fellowship (picnic) @ Botanical Gardens, NandanKanan here. They had worship service at the Gardens where they also prayed for the officials that they may know the truth and the truth shall set them free. The service ended with Benediction by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani. Please continue to pray for this group. Do join them every morning from 7-8 am, except Sundays.


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  1. Avatar jeetendra jena says:

    Hi, could please correct the following.The dates are confusing for odia carol,In the heading it is mentioned 23rd November while in the body it is mentioned 16th November.Which one is correct?

    (Christmas Carol Worship by Odia Choir @ 3:30 pm (23rd December, 2018)

    The Odia Choir will celebrate their Christmas Carol Worship on 16th December, 2018 during the afternoon Odia Worship Service @ 3:30 pm where our Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani will share God’s Word. Please do come in large numbers and encourage the Choir team)

    1. Avatar admin says:

      Hello,

      Thanks for correcting the error. The site has been updated. Stay blessed and share the site with others.

      Sandeep

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