Eitz Chaim Newsletter – June 09, 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
Book of Romans from Jewish Eyes.
Part 1 – “I’m Not Ashamed of the Gospel.”
2:30 PM Annual EC Business Meeting
Do you or someone you know have a car you are planning to trade in or just an extra car? Bring it to the shul!
We can perhaps find a new home for the car. It could be a blessing to someone who needs it.
We need new teachers. Teach children ages 2-12 during the drash. EC membership and background checks are required.
During the Praise and Worship there will be rooms available in the office for Healing Prayer and other needs. Ben will make an announcement, and there will be periodic slides inviting folks to come back for prayer as they feel the need. We will have 3 rooms available, See one of the ushers for directions any time during the Praise and Worship service prior to the Message.
Forward your Prayer requests to Dan Boron
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Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of Tabernacles for all who are on our Tabernacles list (sign up : firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are quickly narrowing the choices down IF you have a location you want us to consider,
please let me know TODAY.
Reservations will be made by YOU soon
(if you plan to attend).
Step One Pick a campground NEARLY THERE
Step two Pick a THEME
(please pray about this – we will be looking to discuss this soon)
Step Three – Children’s activities Volunteers
Step four – Adult teaching times Volunteers
Step five – Group Activities Volunteers
Step six – Music Volunteers
Step Seven – Food planning Do we want any potluck dinners together
Feast of Tabernacles is September 23-30 this year.
Heb. 12:29 For our God is also a consuming fire. Our God is a consuming fire (see Heb. 12:29; Deut. 4:24; 9:3). Fire consumes, and as it consumes, it purifies, energizes, brightens, and causes us to shine. Fires are fierce, severe, and to be feared; we should not play with fire.
Our God likens Himself to a consuming fire; fire is merciless: it consumes everything in its way. We should not think that we served the Lord for many years and so we’re fine; when fire comes, it is merciless, and anything that’s not compatible with God’s nature will be burnt away.
As the burning One, our God is holy; holiness is His nature, and whatever does not correspond with His holy nature He, as the consuming fire, will consume.
God’s holy nature is like fire: absolute, pure, like fire, and we as His serving ones need to be “fire-proof”, that is, take the fire from the altar as the basis of our service, otherwise we may be saved, yet our work may be consumed (saved as through fire). ~ Anonymous godman.com
Torah Portion of the Week
Shelakh-Lekha – Send on your behalf
Hebrews 3:7-4:11 John 7-8
Torah Commentary by Mark Huey
MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
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Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday