Lent Season – 2016
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Mar 27 – 04:00 PM
Dear Members & Friends of Indo-Pak United Methodist Church,
I wish you and your families a blessed Easter!
I recently heard a celebrity tell that Easter was very important in her home. She bragged about one of her Easter traditions where she invites children for an Easter hunt, and gives them gifts. At the end of the celebration, each child is encouraged to exchange his/her gifts with another child who likes it, too, in order to teach them a lesson in sharing. She appeared to be very passionate and her effort is very noble and praiseworthy, yet without any mention of the resurrection of Christ, this is an empty celebration.
She is not alone as there are scores of people for whom Easter has become just an empty celebration without any understanding or belief in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus resurrection is fundamental to our faith. The Bible tells us, “And if He 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. Even His foes were unsuccessful in their attempts to discredit this historic event. The believers ‘who met the risen Lord personally became powerful witnesses to persuade others to become followers of risen Christ.
As recorded in the Holy Bible, the Apostles ’ Creed, and other literature, Jesus stands alone as the only person that ever rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of God the Father to intercede on our behalf.. 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.
Rev. Ernest C. Singh.
INDO-PAK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presented
(A Raga based Musical Journey from Gethsemane to Golgotha.)
On March 15th, 2015; 5:00pm at the church with an attendance of over one hundred fifty people.
Guest singer Nigel Bobby of Pakistan touched the hearts of our audience with some familiar songs and Zaboors as well as some fresh and new compositions and melodies. Chicagolands own singer Sadiq Robinson sang three songs while his son tabla player Rahel accompanied him. Indo-Pak UMC’s own musicians, Keyboard player Shahzad Markus, Dholak Player Nadeem Nelson and guitarist John Mall accompanied guest singer and others.Pastor Eric Sarwar helped coordinate this program. Two members of Wheaton Christian Reformed Church, Ethno Doxologist Rebecca Reddington, indo- Pak youth group, Mall family and congregation participated in singing of Geets, bhajans and zaboors.
This evening was meant to be a somber evening as the focus and theme of the evening was the passion and sufferings of Christ. However the sad news of killing of eighteen and wounding of eighty Christians by suicide bombers in two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, made this evening even more serious. Rev. Ernest Singh asked everyone to pause to pray for our brothers and sisters in Pakistan and to take special offerings for them. $566 was donated during the program and efforts are underway to sell CD of the program to raise additional funds with a goal is to raise a total of $2000 for the families of victims.
Over all this was one of the most meaningful experiences for us. We were sad, humbled and thankful as we worshipped God with music and reading of the Holy Bible.
The evening concluded with a meal in Grimes Hall and a time for fellowship.
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Indo-Pak United Methodist Church of Chicago best writing paper is a friendly community of Indian and Pakistani Christians, who come together for worship, Bible study, fellowship and cultural celebrations for the purpose of growing in Christ and sharing the Gospel of Christ with others.
Sunday Worship: 5pm
I rejoiced with those who said to me “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Psalms 122: 1