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.
“In his Elijah / Elisha series, Rabbi Schiller looks at the story of Naaman the Leper today, and shows how we are all spiritual lepers who are trying to cover it over with Religion, but we can only be cleansed by the One our Rabbis call The Leper Messiah.”
“In the midst of our Pandemic Crisis, Rabbi Schiller looks at Habakkuk 3 today for lessons on dealing with dark times, focusing on how we can rejoice in the midst of our suffering through Repeating God’s Word in our heart; Remembering what He has done; and Rejoicing in the finished work of Y’Shua on the Tree.”
“Rabbi Schiller looks at the story of Elisha raising the Shunammite’s son from the dead in 2 Kings 4, focusing on the theme of Resurrection Power and how we need to be hidden in Messiah, just as the boy was hidden in Elisha.”
In his third installment on John the Baptist, Rabbi Schiller looks at Matthew 11:16-24 and the nature of unbelief, where Y’Shua shows that the real issue is not the surface objections, but the underlying heart attitude of not wanting to give up control or submit one’s life to Messiah.
Now that the CDC has come out and officially asked that there be no public gatherings of more than 50 people, we have officially decided to cancel the in-person service for this Shabbat, March 21, and to instead hold a virtual service. This is a fast changing situation, so we will have to keep you posted from week to week on when we can resume regular services. Thanks to everyone for their understanding and kind cooperation during these trying times.
Like you, we are all concerned about health and safety. Tomorrow, Saturday March 14th we WILL have all of our regularly scheduled activities. Our service will begin at 10:30 and the building will be open until 5 pm. Please remember Purim Food offering for the needy, Change for the Purim Tsedaka Box, Biblical Costumes for the children who desire to dress up. Hamantaschen for our Purim Celebration.
We will notify everyone when we know more about Next Saturday March 21st.