Eitz Chaim Newsletter – January 26, 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 Rusty Acheson
Where Do You Want Your Soul?
The imperative of community and how we correct sin

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Bat Mitzvah Sophia Aviles
Stay and celebrate with the Aviles family after Oneg


February 2 ~ Women’s only Self Defense class with Chad Rodgers
This will be the regular monthly Women’s meeting
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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.
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Prison Ministry
 
Feb 10    Middleton Unit in Abilene TX
Men and women   3 hours West of DFW
Contact Gene Bridges   gene.bridges@icloud.com
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YMJA South Central Retreat
March 1 – 3, 2019 | Glen Rose, TX
Ages of 13-21 years old

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:  
Week four Scriptures:  
John 6:37 New International Version (NIV)
37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

John 8:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


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!


Torah Portion of the Week   

Yitro ~ Jethro
“Shema Yisrael”

Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]
Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6; 6:1-13
Matthew 5:8-20

 
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
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