MGOCSM Chicago 2013 - Ambassador for Christ
Chicago: MGOCSM Chicago presented the year's new theme and the area's new Core Team during Friday Night held at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst on Friday, October 18th at 6:30 PM. Rev. Fr. Christopher Mathew delivered the message on what it means to be an Ambassador for Christ, the theme of the new year taken from 2 Corinthians 5: 18-21. The new Core Team was introduced at this event as well: Melvin Thomas from St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn; Thomas Mamoottile from St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Bellwood; Jeslin Panicker from St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst; Melvin Thomas from St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst; Susan Zacharia from St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Chicago. They look on to carry the great work of Mathew Mani from St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst and Subin Oommen from St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Chicago, the former Core Team members. Approximately 30 of youth members were in attendance. MGOCSM Chicago looks forward to grow in God's faithfulness as we focus on how to become better Ambassadors of Christ.
Corinthians 5:18-2118 All this is from God. Through Christ, God made peace between himself and us. And God gave us the work of bringing people into peace with him. 19 I mean that God was in Christ, making peace between the world and himself. In Christ, God did not hold people guilty for their sins. And he gave us this message of peace to tell people. 20 So we have been sent to speak for Christ. It is like God is calling to people through us. We speak for Christ when we beg you to be at peace with God. 21 Christ had no sin, but God made him become sin[a] so that in Christ we could be right with God.