From the Pastor’s Desk
Greetings in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
During the season of Lent, we had our Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter worship services, in addition to the weekly Lenten Dinners and Bible Study. After a gap of two years due to COVID, we were able to once again have our Northeast Philadelphia Ministerium
Churches sponsored Easter Son Rise Worship Service at 6.30 a.m. at the River Front Glen Foerd
A great joy on April 14, 2022, was the 100 th birthday of our congregation member, World War II Veteran, George Weber, with our Car Club celebrating the same with a car cruise / drive by on Saturday, April 16, in honor of his birthday.
With the summer coming in, some of our weekly ministries will not be held from June to September, 2022. However, all ministries will begin as we enter into the fall season.
Seasons change and times change, but the Word of the Lord never changes. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever – Hebrews 13:8.
We have a hope and a future in Jesus Christ, and He will give us the strength to overcome trials and tribulations, granting us the peace that passes all understanding to know He is in control of our lives and every situation we come across.
Peter says in 1 Peter 5:10, ‘And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.’ Paul says in Philippians 1:6, ‘Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’
The word of God needs to be accepted and believed in humility and faith, so that the Word bears fruit in our lives and God’s time. Paul writes in Romans 8:25, ‘But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.’
The proverb ‘Patience is a Virtue’ means that it is a good quality to be able to tolerate something that takes a long time. Patience is also a moral virtue, because it contributes to our happiness and our living well. Waiting attentively involves discerning God’s time for our lives. Waiting without complaining helps us not hate the waiting, but rather helps us to persevere in faith.
If God could close the mouths of lions for Daniel, part the Red Sea for Moses, make the sun stand still for Joshua, send ravens to feed Elijah, open a prison door for Peter, put a baby boy in the arms of Sarah, and raise Lazarus from the dead, then He can certainly take care of you. Nothing you are facing today is too hard for Him to handle!
Patience enables us to stay calm in difficult situations without losing our love, joy and peace we have in God through Jesus Christ, as He leads us by His Holy Spirit.
Rev. Navin Satyavrata