Full Gospel Assembly
3018 E. Lincoln Hwy, Parkesburg, PA 19365
From the office of Pastor Simeon – March 2021 Pastoral Greetings
Christ’s Chapel Family and Friends!
I greet you in the name of our blessed Savior, Christ Jesus.
We give our Lord God all the glory as we declare as written in 1Peter 1:3, ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!’
In the celebration of our Lord Jesus on this Sabbath, we trace the triumphant entry of Christ Jesus, to the city of Jerusalem and rejoice for his entry to every heart of man, as we take faith in him. Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, and John 12 will all give to you the events that this day brings to recollection. Within our teaching for this Sunday, we will touch into each of these recordings, with focus on the words of Christ as to the significance of this moment. It was in the midst of the celebration of the day, that our Lord, as he looked to the cross of Calvary, brought forth his teaching in which he declared his obedience unto the Father. You see Church, even as we rejoice over the Lord’s entry into our lives, Christ reminds us today of the significance of this hour…. ‘But for this purpose, I have come to this hour.’ (John 12:27). It was in this divine moment, he prayed ‘Father, glorify your name.’
We enter this day with a heart of praise and thanksgiving for the ever-abundant grace and mercy of Christ Jesus, freely given to you. And as we join our brothers and sisters the world over, may we hear his words ‘For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again (John 10:17). Thanks be to our Lord God for his mighty love.
As the children of God, let us begin this week rejoicing in the Lord, even as we once again take remembrance of his love for us, as he laid down his life that we might receive the fullness of his saving grace.
Be encouraged this week, in looking toward Resurrection Sunday, April 4th, read the Gospel accounts of Christ’s triumphant entry to Jerusalem, his crucifixion, and His resurrection! Take this time with the Lord, believing that he will speak into your life as you study of him.
Christ’s Chapel will be online (zoom – see: cc-fga.org) and in-person for both Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday services at 10:30 AM. Communion will be served for Resurrection Sunday service. In-person gatherings are with the request for masking (except while seated) and social distancing. All are welcome. May the Lord God continue to bless and lead you by His power always.
Pastor Simeon Strauser