Eitz Chaim Newsletter – October 28, 2017

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 Shabbat Drash by
Michael Wilkerson

Learn the shortcut to rapid spiritual growth.   
When I learned this my spiritual growth took off like a rocket ship.

Thanksgiving    RSVP    REQUIRED

YOU have been invited to come to a Church / Shul Joint THANKSGIVING Celebration at 1651 East Campbell Road Richardson Texas On Sunday – November 12 at 5:30 pm.
Central Christian Church would like for you to come and join in this Thanksgiving Celebration.
We are NOT just tenants here we are family and as such they want to get to know US better and we them.
Please RSVP  to  office@centralrichardson.com  with the number of people coming with you and what you can bring to this Joint Thanksgiving oneg. Please RSVP by Monday October 30th. If you can cook a turkey, say COOK Turkey, and one will be provided to you to cook.

Tuesday Prayer meeting

We will be meeting at Central Christian Church UPSTAIRS in room 204
– the room with the stain glass in it above the main entrance.

We meet at 7 pm until 8:30 pm
Come and go as you need to.
We read scripture, sing and pray together.

Attention please take note!
 Due to scheduling with the church, Shabbat services on November 4 will be held at Eitz Chaim’s former location 650 West Campbell for this day ONLY.  Dan Juster will be our guest speaker on November 4th. There will be no coffee or oneg at the building, and all afternoon activities are cancelled for that day.
Eitz Chaim WILL NOT be meeting at Central Church on November 18.
We will be at the MJAA Conference
Hilton DFW Lakes
Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26E, Grapevine, Texas, 76051-9641

Sunday, November 5th
Eitz Chaim Sisterhood
Ladies Tea

2 pm to 5 pm
At the home of
Margaret  Huey
10012 Candlebrook Dr.
Dallas, TX 75243

Please bring finger sandwiches, cookies, small pastries, or cup cakes. A variety of teas and drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Margaret Huey by November 3.

The Prison Ministry shares the message of Messiah Yeshua to those incarcerated in Texas prisons.
January 28 Beto Unit
February 11  Middleton Unit

See Gene Bridges

Eitz Chaim Sisterhood
Enjoying Fall at the Arboretum

Robin, Sue and Kenny will leave for their next to the Jew First Outreach October 21st and return November 6th. Please pray for divine appointments and a successful outreach.

Thank You in advance for Your prayers and support!


Torah Portion of the Week

Get yourself out
“The Father of Faith”

Genesis 12:1-17:27
Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Matthew 1:1-17
Commentary by Mark Huey
Click here

Just a reminder Eitz Chaim does not “pass the plate” we have a tzedakah box at the back of the sanctuary for tithes and donations.
2 Corinthians 8:3-4 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints.
Some early believers suffered persecution that put them in a serious financial hardship. They relied on the help of the rest of the Body of Messiah which was provided with joy. The Body has grown to what it is today and more than ever some believers need the help of others. Supporting the saints financially is a biblical mandate that translates into great blessings for both those who give and those who receive, not to mention those reached with the Gospel and saved as a result. Who wouldn’t want to be part of a biblical win/win/win situation? ~Olivier Melnick

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


  • Norman Wakeland

    I was told by a pastor who graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary that breaking the 4th commandment was not a sin. I was quite shocked to hear of this teaching. Is this also the view of Messianic Jews?

    Kind Regards, Norm <

  • There are a wide variety of views present in the Messianic movement regarding the institution of the Sabbath. We recommend that you visit our congregation, for one of our Saturday morning services, to see how we approach it.