Dear Members & Friends of Indo-Pak UMC,
I wish you and your families a blessed Easter!
Someone recently said to me, “Pastor, it looks like we can finally leave behind this long, cold, depressing winter and celebrate Easter!” His emphasis was not on the importance of Easter, which is almost here, but on the dreariness of the weather.
Any reason for celebration that would replace the bad memory of this past winter would have been fine with him. He failed to recognize that the importance of Easter is far deeper than serving as a temporary relief from the winter boredoms.
Jesus resurrection is fundamental to our faith. The Bible tells us, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17). His disciples and friends found the reality of Jesus’ resurrection a difficult, yet undeniable, concept once they saw the risen Lord. Their testimony was so powerful that even His foes were unsuccessful in their attempts to discredit this historic event.
Jesus stands alone as the only person to rise from the dead and to sit at the right hand of God the Father where He is interceding on our behalf, as recorded in the Holy Bible and the Apostles’ Creed. Even though Christ saved us from the bondage of sin through His death, His resurrection gives us the promise of new life in both this world and the next. Christ’s resurrection is the proof of His divinity.
In today’s environment of uncertainty and hopelessness, it is our faith that gives us hope and peace. We have a Savior who is alive today! Let us affirm our faith in the Risen Lord and make a fresh commitment to Him.
I invite you to come and celebrate Holy Week and Easter with us:
Palm Sunday April 13 5:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday (Holy Communion) April 17 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday (Followed by Light Meal) April 18 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday April 20
- Sunrise Service & Breakfast(Pastor’s Home) 6:00 a.m.
- Worship Service & Fellowship Dinner 5:00 p.m.
May the Resurrected Lord richly bless you,
Rev. Ernest C. Singh
Indian Church, Pakistani Church, South Asian Church, Chicago, Illinois, hindi, urdu