Eitz Chaim Newsletter – May 09 2020

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


This Week on Shabbat

Shabbat Services will resume this Saturday at the Central Church building!

Live streaming will still be available. Please use the following URL (internet address) to access the live stream for the Eitz Chaim services. Click Here

We are attempting to follow the Governor’s directives for worship services.

1. Social distancing will be emphasized. That being said – families will sit together, leaving at least 1 empty seats before arriving at the next person in the row. Any single persons, please sit with at least 1 empty chairs on each side of you. We will be removing every other row in the auditorium – again – for social distancing.

2. All children will be with their parents at all times. Infants, toddlers, young people – stay with the parents. There is no nursery, no child care, no Tot Shabbat, Jr. Shabbat, or Bar Bat Mitzvah classes.

3. Oneg does not lend itself to social distancing, so we will have NO ONEG.

4. No Motzi Kiddish as we are not preparing to have a meal together.

5. During the Torah walk, no one is to touch the Torah – please raise your Bible to the Torah if you like.

6. ANYONE with a compromised immune system is encouraged to stay at home and watch the Torah Service through the live streaming.

7. We all know the drill by now. Facemasks are encouraged, no hand shaking, maintain your distance when talking with others.

This week’s Drash by

Terry Watson

The Forgiveness Effect

Let’s explore Scripture to discover what it looks like to be instruments of the radical forgiveness that our Messiah calls us to live by.

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Live streaming will still be available. Please use the following URL (internet address) to access the live stream for the Eitz Chaim services. Each week the URL will change but you can always access the live service by going to the main Eitz Chaim YouTube page by clicking on the link below. The live service will be at the top of the page with the date of that particular week. See graphic below.

Click Here to connect to the YouTube link.
“Please also hit “Like,” “Subscribe,” and “Share.” If you click on the little bell to the right of the subscribe button YouTube will notify you when EC goes live. Please share with as many people as possible.” It increases our ranking on YouTube.

Do you need help or prayer at this time?

Contact Mark Huey 407-346-4084 this is his Cell number. Call him during daylight hours, if he is tied up and can’t answer the phone – Leave a message and he will call you back. We have folks ready to shop for you if need be. We have some food and some bags for the sick we can deliver.

We will begin wellness phone calls this week for those of you attending our congregation. Leadership will be calling to pray with you and be as helpful as possible. If you do not receive a call in the next 7 days we may not have your phone number.

Solution?? Yes
Email your Name and Phone to Dan@ECDallas.Org
We want to keep in touch with you.

Now you can give your tithes and offerings
in a new easy way with your phone.
The instructions to use it are these:
1. Text to this number which is the EC number we have been assigned 844-664-6337
2. Text the word GIVE to this number.
3. You will receive a link with the information to connect and set up your individual account.
4. You can then load their app (or use a computer) to log into your account.

Giving with a cheerful, grateful, blessing heart is essential to our own personal well being.

Why? Because as any of us look around – we see folks in grave need. At our shul, your leadership is preparing to help – discussing who we can help – what parameters, guidelines we should use so Eitz Chaim can be as fair and as generous as possible with each of you – when your need arises.

The building is closed. The Ministry is NOT. The Congregation – Eitz Chaim lives in each of you.

We are a generous, loving, and giving family – a diverse mishpocha – the bride of Messiah.

Please remember your tithes and offerings can be given online during this difficult time.

To use PayPal or a Credit Card go to www.ecdallas.org/donate

Or if you prefer to Give by Mail
Eitz Chaim Congregation
PO Box 832568
Richardson TX 75083


ALL WHO ARE BROKEN, HURTING OR STUCK ARE INVITED TO COME FIND RECOVERY IN JESUS.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 (NIV)New classes forming on Zoom So now Distance is no consideration.

May 12, 2020 7 PM
Separate men’s and women’s group. We will deliver locally or mail books. Watermark is working on writeable pdf workbooks so people can do their work on their devices.

Contact Dan Boron
dan@ecdallas.org


Need Job Help?

The State of Texas has resources
https://www.twc.texas.gov/


Torah Portion of the Week

EMOR ~ Say!

Leviticus 21:1-24:23,
Ezekiel 44:15-31,
Luke 14:12-24

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – Jan 25, 2020

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


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All activities begin at 2:15 pm
Verse by verse study of Genesis 15 with Earl Smith
Davidic Dance Practice Shabbat
Youth Group

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Please pray for Fernando and Adriana Carrillo medical Mission in Israel. Leaving January 25 for Israel for 2 weeks.


YMJA Youth Retreat

Scholarships and subsidies are available for those in need.


Job Openings with Chucky Cheese.

If anyone is looking for work and any of these jobs look like a match. The Support Center positions are at our north Irving headquarters. There is also a local store position as a General Manager in Grapevine.


In need of help finding a job, making a resume,

learning to networking, job training?
Or what about counseling, emergency food, financial help or help with elderly family members?
 

The Jewish Family Services of Dallas offers a number of services for people of all religions in the Dallas area.

If you are interested in finding out what Jewish Family Services
can do for you check out their web site by clicking below.

Jewish Family Services


Register now for Messiah 2020 and get 2019 pricing!

Registration fees go up March 1.

It’s a week-long experience like no other – transforming teachings, uplifting worship, and wholehearted fellowship!

Experience Messiah like never before! You will be refreshed, inspired,  empowered…and never disappointed!

Don’t delay! That’s right…pay 2019 prices for the 2020 conference only until March 1.

Free MJAA 2019 Membership with Registration (age 18+)

Oneg means “delight”. It is a special time of food and fellowship. Visitors are welcome to participate in this ‘pot-blessing’ time of meeting new people and being encouraged in your faith by other believers.
We ask that all members and regular attendees bring food to share even if it is something small.
 

All food for the Oneg must be kosher (clean) by biblical standards; therefore, no pork products or shellfish will be served. Dairy, fish and chicken are acceptable, no other meats please.

Keep in mind some baked goods are made with lard and other pork products, if you have a question please see the link at the bottom of this panel on What is Kosher. The kitchen staff will be checking baked goods for ingredients.
You may notice signs on the food that indicate they are gluten free. We have many people who are sensitive to gluten and have marked these items as things that are safe for them to eat. If you are not sensitive to wheat and gluten please leave these items for those who cannot eat other items containing gluten. If you bring gluten free items or specialty foods please ask he kitchen staff to be sure they are marked when placed on the table. The kitchen has gluten free labels available.
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND  
SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE.
ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE  
WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!

Torah Portion of the Week

V’eira ~ I appeared
“Appearance Promises Executed”

Exodus 6:2-13

Ezekiek 28:25-29:29

Revelation 16:1-21
Commentary by Mark Huey
Torah: Click Here
Haftarah: Click Here

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – Aug 17, 2019

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Ron Cantor
ISRAEL AND THE COMING END-TIME AWAKENING
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All classes begin at 2:30 pm
Verse By Verse Study Elisa Norman Matthew 28
Hispanic Yeshiva

Summer EC Sisterhood Brunch

We have reservations at the

Blue Mesa
Sunday, August 25th
10:30 am

located at 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX

Please email Margaret Huey to reserve your place!
margaret@ecdallas.org


Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking
ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND  
SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE.
ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE  
WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!

Torah Portion of the Week

V’etchanan  (and I Implore)

Deuteronomy 7:1-11
Isaiah 40:1-26
Matthew 23:31-39

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – Aug 10, 2019

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
“Messiah became sin for us.”
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Financial Freedom Seminar 2:30 pm
“Being a Good Steward”
Presenter: Criss Murdoch

Summer EC Sisterhood Brunch

We have reservations at the

Blue Mesa
Sunday, August 25th
10:30 am

located at 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX

Please email Margaret Huey to reserve your place!
margaret@ecdallas.org


If you as a Senior Need help with a household chore – please talk with Terry Watson 972-898-7877 so he can schedule your project.


Zillah Jean Acheson was born Friday the 26th at 7:26AM. She weighs 8lb 1oz. Diane is doing very well and resting. We would like to bless the Acheson Family as they prepare to welcome their new daughter. Each week we are blessed by the anointing and skills of Rusty Acheson as he leads us in liturgy. It is time to bless them for this new arrival.

We are asking that you help provide a meal, main dish, or grocery items to help them through this time. Please package the meals in disposable containers. Meals and grocery items can be brought on Shabbat and stored in the freezer.

If you are able to make a meal or pick up a few things that would help them with a meal, here is a list of things Diane said they could use:

We do eat meat and milk together. We eat lots of fresh veggies, particularly colored bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, and broccoli. Rusty and I like steamed or stir fried veggies and the kids will tolerate them. We eat sweet potatoes, rice, black beans, and noodles (though usually the high protein noodles).

We like fresh fruit, particularly watermelon, blueberries, and strawberries. We like garlic in our food, but go real easy on the onion (or leave it out entirely). When we eat bread it is usually whole wheat or whole grain. We do like Mexican style food, or well-seasoned food, though I usually make my own seasoning mixes and make it less spicy for me and the kids. We love cheese, though the kids are very picky and will only eat sliced Muenster cheese or mozzarella cheese sticks. We eat Greek yogurt, usually vanilla flavored. We like a variety of chips and flavored crackers. Turkey lunch meat is the kids preferred lunch at the moment. Rusty doesn’t eat sour cream or mayo. I’m allergic to bell peppers, so we usually serve those separate. I also don’t eat olives or mushrooms, though Rusty loves both. Paper goods are also welcome.

Very easy to pick up one or two items and bring it on Shabbat.


Last Wednesday I had to fly home to CA to help my mom care for my father Ruben DeCardenas.  His health is in decline and caring for him is too much for her alone.
I do not know how long I will be here.  If my dad is frail with limited mobility.   Please keep us in your prayers.  I have created a GoFundMe page for my dad.  He is not a candidate for chemotherapy, we are hoping to get holistic treatments for his cancer.  We would appreciate sharing the GoFundMe with the congregation or on the facebook page.
Blessings,Tehila

We have a two prayers requests
from two of our Pastors in the Philippines.
1. Pastor Rodel, who shepherds the Messianic Congregation in Silang, Cavite in the Philippines had open heart surgery last year but cannot pay for his maintenance medication needs. He needs the equivalent of $600 to pay this. Elda and I are collecting funds to help pay these needs. 
2. Pastor Genesis, who is a College Humanities teacher, son Isaac has been in a wheelchair all his life and they are raising funds to pay for a mobile van so they can transport him to treatments. The medical care there provides no programs for these needs.  
Click here for the GoFundMe
Pastor Rodel is the man in sitting next to me in the checkered shirt. He had open heart surgery last year and is in need of his maintenance medications. The woman next to him is Rona and she participated with us during Sukkot 2015, our first Sukkot in the Philippines. She does Banner and Dance ministry and through her, Pastor Rodel started counseling with me and the Messianic Discipleship Institute and is one of our students. Two years ago, he flipped his Sunday church to a Messianic one and each of the youth in this picture were recently Baptized during a Youth Camp we hosted at our place in San Pablo, Philippines.
The Ruach is on fire there, so we need to keep Pastor Rodel healthy so he has the strength to serve and shepherd the growing flock!

Donations can be made out to Eitz Chaim with Pastor Rodel in the Memo or online at https://www.amjcc.org/donate

New Men’s Group started
July 11
 
Contact Dan Boron

Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking
ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND  
SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE.
ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE  
WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!

Torah Portion of the Week

Devarim ~ Words

“Review, Recall, Repent”

Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Isaiah 1:1-27
Acts 7:51-8:4
 
Commentary by Mark Huey  Click Here

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – December 01, 2018

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


This Week on Shabbat
Weekly Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
All things work together for good for those who
love God and are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28
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Bible Study after Oneg
Matthew Chapter 20


December 8th after Shabbat Services.

Let’s have a party!

Bring your Hanukkiah and we will all light our
Menorahs when the sun goes down.

Break out your frying pan! We need party food!
Traditional party food for Hanukkah is Latkes with sour cream and applesauce and sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts).

See recipes in special Hanukkah communication sent out on Monday or just click here!

These are in addition to our regular Oneg foods. Please don’t forget to bring something, anything to help with the number of extra people we will have. Even if you don’t cook, you can bring Jelly Donuts from the store, applesauce, or sour cream.


For your entertainment pleasure the
World Famous Eitz Chaim Talent Show.

If you have not yet signed up to share your talent please see Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net

Please stay and support your fellow family members as they share their talents with you.


We are doing general casting for the up coming Purim play in the spring, gauging who wants to be involved and at what level.  Actors, singers, and crew: help with sets, props, costumes, lighting, and sound, are all encouraged to participate.  If you have no experience, a willingness to learn is enough.
There are no age restrictions, but you must be able to behave and be responsible for yourself.  See Rusty Acheson or Ben Wilcox

Healing rooms
During the Praise and Worship there are rooms available in the offices for all spiritual  needs.   See one of the ushers for directions during the Praise and Worship service prior to the Message.
Do you have a prayer room testimony? We’d like to share and encourage others with the wonders that our God has done for you! Please contact Kathleen below.
To join the prayer Ministry Team please contact Kathleen Marion kamsinger@aol.com

Torah Portion of the Week   

V’yeishev ~ He continued living
“Sovereign Choices”

Genesis 37:1-40:23
Amos 2:6-3:8
Matthew 1:1-6, 16-25 
 
Commentary by Mark Huey

Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking
ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship IT IS NOT AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET PLEASE DO NOT FILL YOUR PLATE TO OVER FLOWING LEAVING NOTHING FOR OTHERS TO EAT!  
 
Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans).
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884

High Holy Days at Eitz Chaim – Important Information

High Holy Day Schedule 

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sun, Sept 9 – 7 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day – Mon, Sept 10 – 10:30 AM
Erev Yom Kippur – Tues, Sept 18 – 7 PM
Yom Kippur Day – Wed, Sept 19 – 10:30 AM
Succot is Sept 24 – Sept 30 for those camping.

High Holy Days are a special time before the Lord. Please dress appropriately, no shorts, jeans, Tee shirts, flip flops please. Most men wear shirt and tie, nice collared Polo shirt; a sports or suit coat is welcome, ladies dresses or business casual pants and tops. AC can be cold bring a wrap to keep warm.