Eitz Chaim Newsletter – January 19, 2019

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 is the time of year when many are catching colds and the flu. If you have a fever, are coughing, vomiting or other symptoms please STAY HOME. It is understandable that some have allergies and asthma with chronic coughs, we are not talking about those kinds of coughs. You can watch the weekly Drash live on Facebook. Click here for the Facebook link. Drash begins around 12 noon on Shabbat.

This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
Paul’s exhortation for us to present ourselves as a living sacrifice, and for each member to use their gifts and talents to build up the body.
Romans chapter 12

2:30 James Barfield of the Copper Scrolls Project
The current status of the project.

Hebrew Class with Yaffa Adelstein after Oneg

2:45 Room 211 Hispanic Yashiva

Lost and Found:
Anyone find this book at shul??   Please turn it into lost and found.

The Garden of Peace: A Marital Guide for Men Only (Paperback)  Oct 1, 2008 by Rabbi Shalom Arush (Author) and Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody

January 26, 2019

February 2 ~ Women’s only Self Defense class with Chad Rodgers
This will be the regular monthly Women’s meeting
Service project performed FOR our Seniors
The youth group of Eitz Chaim would like to perform some service projects for our senior members. If you as a senior have some projects you need help with please contact Terry and Mieling Watson. They are envisioning the young people helping seniors with tasks around the house. Interior cleaning for the girls, Yard Work outside for the boys, or whatever project you might suggest. They are wanting to perform one service project per month with the teens.Call Terry 972-898 7877 to Discuss the possibilities and get onto the list.Call now.
Prison Ministry
Feb 10    Middleton Unit in Abilene TX
Men and women   3 hours West of DFW
Contact Gene Bridges   gene.bridges@icloud.com

Prepare for Passover

April 2019 J.B. Bernstein is coming to Eitz Chaim to teach us how to share our faith in preparation for the April 22nd Passover Seder Outreach to the community.

As Part of our preparation we are wanting all of our adults to work on memorizing verses to share with people they meet. We are beginning with John 1:12 and John 3:3 please try and learn it in the NIV  – this is the most user friendly version for non believers.
Week three Scriptures:  

John 3:17 New International Version (NIV)For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 5:24 New International Version (NIV)”Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

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.

Torah Portion of the Week   

B’shalach ~ After he had let go
“Complaining Slaves”
Exodus 13:17-17:16
Judges 4:4-5:1-31
Revelation 19:1-20:6

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