Eitz Chaim Newsletter – February 24, 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.

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This Week on Shabbat

Weekly Drash by Dan Boron

What Really Gets El Shaddai Mad?  

See Sign posts from Egypt to the Promised land
Find that ONE Stumbling block sitting in plain sight.
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Bible Study During Oneg 

Keep your fire burning during the week. Pray, worship, read the Word! If you’ve lost the fire of God, cry out for more. The more fire you carry the more of God’s glory we experience corporately. The rest of us are counting on you!


March 3, 2018 is Purim!

Children are welcome to dress in Biblical Costume for the day,  preferably from the story of Esther.

Service begins at 10:30 am
Seating is limited

Because this is a Special Holiday Shabbat

we will have many members and visitors
WE NEED EVERYONE TO
BRING A DISH TO SHARE FOR ONEG!

So you say you’re not a cook, so bring something, anything, there are stores with bakeries, and frozen items that you can heat up, chips, cheese, crackers! Please participate, buy some fruit, candy, cookies but please participate and share! Please check items for kosher symbol!

Please also bring your favorite Hamantaschen!
If you don’t bake, Cindy’s Deli or Deli News has them!

Watch for special Purim Notice with recipes for Hamentaschen coming your way this week.


Torah Portion of the Week

Terumah ~ Contribution
“Faithful and Worshipful Contributions”

Exodus 25:1-27:19; 1 Kings 5:26-6:13; Mark 4:35-5:43

Commentary by Mark Huey Click here

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. Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans) See detailed guidelines on our website.

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!



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