Eitz Chaim Newsletter – August 4, 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

Jeff Clarke

“Immersion – What Does it Mean to be Born Again?”


Women’s Meeting ~ video of Abraham and Sarah continues part 2

Men’s meeting ~ Drew Green will be leading.

There are several prison ministry opportunities coming up that need volunteers.

Collin County Juvenile Detention Facility – Bible Study Thursday evenings.

Upcoming events to volunteer with I Am Redeemed Ministries, and Prison Fellowship:Sunday Aug 12, 2018 Lockhart Unit, Lockhart, TX  women’s unit
  • Saturday Aug 18, 2018 Mart Juvenille Facility in Mart, TX
  • Sunday Aug 26, 2018 Middleton Unit in Abilene, TX
  • Sunday Sept 9, 2018 Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, TX
If you want to sign up for any of these units, text John Henry at 817-247-5969 ASAP.  You will need to provide your name as appears on your TDL, as well as last four digits of TDL number.

Gene Bridges

Now is the time to start requesting time off from work for the High Holy Days
Here are the dates:
Erev Rosh Hashanah is Sun, Sept 9
(EC Services at 7 PM)
Rosh Hashanah Day is Mon, Sept 10

(EC Services at 10:30 AM)

Erev Yom Kippur is Tues, Sept 18 (EC Services at 7 PM)
Yom Kippur Day is Weds Sept 19
(EC Services all day, beginning at 10:30 AM)

This is a fast day, we finish the day with a light nosh together after sunset.

Succot is Sept 24 – Sept 30 for those camping.

The rest of the congregation will celebrate Succot on Saturday,
Sept 29 during our normal Sabbath.

Fifteen job openings at local business. Available jobs are from hourly machine operators to Electrical and Chemical engineers, scientists, IT and program managers.
      If you are interested or have questions contact:
Elda Clarke (Member of our congregation)
Process Development Engineer
New Technology Integration, TX Operations
500 West Renner Road
Richardson,TX 75080-1324
W +1 972.994.8299
M +1 469.323.9741

Helping our Shule Family in Times of Need!

In Romans 12 we are admonished, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; giving preference to one another in honor; contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.” Romans 12:10,13
Our heavenly Father has given us the opportunity to contribute to the needs of 3 families within the shul this week.
Meals can be dropped of at shul on Shabbat with their name attached
Beth Smith and her family as she recovers from a broken wrist.
Beth’s CareCalendar site:

 https://www.carecalendar.org/logon/271905 and enter the following:

Calendar ID   :   271905   Security code :   2139
FYI page may open with above information in place but not open the page, type in the security code and it worked.

If you are unable to prepare a meal, consider signing up for a gift card. Gift cards are available from many chain restaurants that can be easily sent to each recipient. They can choose the meal, and in some locations, arrange to have it delivered when it is convenient for them.  Or, you could purchase a meal to be delivered.

Healing rooms
During the Praise and Worship there will be rooms available in the office for Healing Prayer and other needs. 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.   If you are interested in becoming part of the Healing Ministry Team please contact Kathleen Marion kamsinger@aol.com

Feast of Tabernacles

Step One CALL Cooper Lake South Sulphur unit.

Cooper Lake info:

Make Your Reservation, Once you have your reservation in,  Text  Dan Boron 972-423-9557 and I will include you in the next phase of our preparations.

Feast of Tabernacles is September 23-30 this year.

Torah Portion of the Week 

Ekev ~ Because
“Simply Because”

Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Hebrews 11:8-13

Torah Commentary by Mark Huey

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