Eitz Chaim Newsletter – December 22, 2018
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This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Scott English
Sharing in the Suffering of Messiah
In Philippians 3:10 Paul mentions “the fellowship of his sufferings.” How is suffering fellowship and why is it valuable?
2:30 to 3:30 PM Andrew Green will be
giving a seminar on biblical nutrition.
Eitz Chaim would like to thank you for your faithful support over the past year. Your support not only pays the rent and keeps the lights on but helps numerous ministries both here and in Israel, as well as many of your fellow members and attendees who are in need of help. This is just a reminder that there are only two more weeks for giving in this year. Please consider a gift to Eitz Chaim for either the general fund or the building fund before the end of the year. If mailed in, or Paypal given, all gifts must be time stamped no later than December 31 in order to count in 2018 taxes. For your convenience you can click on either icons below and be taken to our Paypal website.
A Special Message about Oneg
Man does not live by chips alone…………….
Part of the fellowship of Oneg is that we have all provided a little something to share and make a great meal for everyone. Many who don’t cook can pick up something at the store that is acceptable such as premade salads, like potato, egg, or macaroni, many other premade items are also available in the stores. It seems that chips is the go to for many and currently we can have as many as 21 bags of chips at any time. So in addition to asking you to bring something, we are also asking that you be a bit more creative in your selection and find an alternative to chips. Some suggestions below:
“Alternatives to chips”
Pickles, pickled peppers, pickled cauliflower, pickled okra, olives, beets, artichokes, cottage cheese, canned fruit, sunflower seeds, cheese singles, feta cheese, cheese wedges, Cheese spreads, Croutons, gluten free chips, guacamole, artichoke/spinach dip. Sliced cheese, the possibilities are endless, just keep in mind no pork, meat, chicken, crustaceans and look for kosher symbols on packaged goods. Stores often have warm foods like potato wedges or other acceptable items that can be warmed in our warmers. Lemonade, fruit punch, tea, coffee creamer, half and half are other options that would be appreciated.
We do not need large quantities – just things to embellish a great salad or add to the Oneg selections. Thank you!
We are doing general casting for the upcoming Purim play in the spring, gauging who wants to be involved and at what level. Actors, singers, and crew: help with sets, props, costumes, lighting, and sound, are all encouraged to participate. If you have no experience, a willingness to learn is enough.
There are no age restrictions, but you must be able to behave and be responsible for yourself. See Rusty Acheson or Ben Wilcox
During the Praise and Worship there are rooms available in the offices for all spiritual needs. See one of the ushers for directions during the Praise and Worship service prior to the Message.
Do you have a prayer room testimony? We’d like to share and encourage others with the wonders that our God has done for you! Please contact Kathleen below.
Torah Portion of the Week
V’yechi ~ He lived
“Vowed to the Land”
1 Kings 2:1-12
1 Peter 1:1-9
Commentary by Mark Huey
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. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship IT IS NOT AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET PLEASE DO NOT FILL YOUR PLATE TO OVER FLOWING LEAVING NOTHING FOR OTHERS TO EAT!
Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans).
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!
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