Eitz Chaim Newsletter – February 17, 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)


Weekly Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
Series: The Parables of Yeshua
The Prodigal Son Revisited – – The Power Of Sonship

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2 pm New Members class
2:30 pm Hispanic Ministry

Keep your fire burning during the week. Pray, worship, read the Word! If you’ve lost the fire of God, cry out for more. The more fire you carry the more of God’s glory we experience corporately. The rest of us are counting on you!


We have a number of volunteer positions that are available for those who would like to become more active in the congregation. See Dan Boron

  • Parent helpers for 2 pm – 3 pm for the 6-12 year old age
  • Activities director for our men’s group
  • Live Streaming volunteer helpers
  • Power Point Coordinator

CLASS BEGAN FEBRUARY 10
Continues today ( Seven weeks) 2pm – 3:15

Eitz Chaim New Members Foundations Class
This class is open to everyone, but is required for those seeking membership.

If you have not signed up for this class and downloaded the information please: Click here.

 


Torah Portion of the Week

Terumah ~ Contribution
“Faithful and Worshipful Contributions”

Exodus 25:1-27:19; 1 Kings 5:26-6:13; Matthew 13:1-53

Commentary by Mark Huey Click here

Just a reminder Eitz Chaim does not “pass the plate” we have a tzedakah box at the back of the sanctuary for tithes and donations.

2 Corinthians 8:3-4 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints.
Some early believers suffered persecution that put them in a serious financial hardship. They relied on the help of the rest of the Body of Messiah which was provided with joy. The Body has grown to what it is today and more than ever some believers need the help of others. Supporting the saints financially is a biblical mandate that translates into great blessings for both those who give and those who receive, not to mention those reached with the Gospel and saved as a result. Who wouldn’t want to be part of a biblical win/win/win situation? ~Olivier Melnick

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. Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans) See detailed guidelines on our website.

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!


EC Youth


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

Eitz Chaim Passover Seder – Monday, April 2, 2018

Eitz Chaim Messianic Congregation

Passover Seder

Monday, April 2, 2018


Renaissance Dallas Galleria
15201 N. Dallas Parkway
(NWC) North Dallas Tollway and Belt Line Road
(Formerly  Intercontinental-Dallas)

 

“Celebrate the Feast with us, and see Messiah foretold in every aspect thereof.”

Pre-Dinner Reception 5:00-6:00pm   Garden Court III
Dinner 6:00-10:00pm    Malachite Room

 

Field Greens Salad with Shaved Carrots, Cucumber Slices and Tomato Wedges with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Matzo Ball Soup

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast served with Roasted Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Macaroon

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Ice Tea

Hot Tea with Non-Dairy Creamer

Matzo, Margarine, Grape Juice


Adults $40
Children 5-12 $ 20.00
Childcare is available for children 5 and under.  Please indicate names and ages when you register.  Children 4 and under will not be charged, but do not receive meal.  Vegetarian meals are available.

Please make checks out to:
Eitz Chaim Congregation
PO Box 832568
Richardson, TX
75083
For more information, please call Margaret Huey at (407) 933-2002

ONLINE PASSOVER SIGNUP

Please complete the following information. We need the name of every person coming with you. 

after completing the form below, you will be directed to a checkout page where you can pay with your credit card through PayPal

please indicate if a guest is an adult (A) or child (C)

YMJA South Central Youth Retreat


Please note
 

Early registration must be received by Friday, February 16. Late registration must be received by Friday, March 3. On-site registration is not permitted unless you make special arrangements with the YMJA by calling the office first. Register by February 16 to avoid the $30 late fee.

Scholarships available on a case by case
basis for EC youth see Dan Boron for information.

Starting February 3, 2018: New Foundations Spring Class

Starting February 3, 2018

Eitz Chaim New Foundations Class

 


The Eitz Chaim New Foundations-New Members class is held twice a year: once in the Spring, and once in the Fall.

The New Foundations-New Members class is open to everyone, but it is required for those who are interested in becoming a member of Eitz Chaim.

This class is designed to acclimate students to the mission, theology, and spirituality of the Messianic movement, as specifically present in the unique calling of Eitz Chaim Messianic Jewish Congregation of Richardson, TX, and our sphere of influence in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. This class is open to all in the assembly, but is specifically required for those seeking formal membership.


Our next New Foundations-New Members class will be conducted 03 February-24 March, 2018


EITZ CHAIM NEW FOUNDATIONS

Class Syllabus

Spring 2018
Saturday Afternoon, 2:00-3:15 PM


PDF DOWNLOAD


Instructor:
J.K. McKee
e-mail: jkmmessianic@yahoo.com
facebook.com/JKMMessianic


Course Description and Objectives:
This class is designed to acclimate students to the mission, theology, and spirituality of the Messianic movement, as specifically present in the unique calling of Eitz Chaim Messianic Jewish Congregation of Richardson, TX, and our sphere of influence in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. This class is open to all in the assembly, but is specifically required for those seeking formal membership. As is stated of our community of Messiah followers,

“Eitz Chaim is called to be a Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making community that reveals the truth of Yeshua (the Jewish Jesus) to both Israel and the nations. We are committed to making Yeshua the L-rd of our life, faith and ministry. Our community seeks to be like the first Jerusalem congregation where both Jew and non-Jew function as one new man, equal before G-d (Acts 2).”

Required Materials:
Appel, James, Jonathan Bernis, and David Levine. Messianic Judaism Class, Student Book (Copenhagan, NY: Olive Press, 2011).

available for purchase during class


Recommended Materials:
Appel, James, Jonathan Bernis, and David Levine. Messianic Judaism Class, Teacher Book (Copenhagan, NY: Olive Press, 2011).

Messianic Jewish Family Bible—Tree of Life Version (Snellville, GA: Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, 2014).

Stern, David H. Jewish New Testament Commentary (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1995).

Stern, David H., trans. Complete Jewish Bible (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1998).

Zodhiates, Spiros, ed. Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, NASB (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 1994).

McKee, J.K. Torah In the Balance, Volume I (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2003); Torah In the Balance, Volume II (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2015).


Student Participation:
Regular attendance of the New Foundations Class is required (with no more than two or three excused absences) in order for students to receive a “complete,” and be regarded as candidates for formal membership in the congregation. Each module of the class will involve assigned readings from the Messianic Judaism Class workbook (abbreviated below as MJC), and group discussion during the Saturday morning class.


Course Schedule:

DATE SUBJECT MATTER ASSIGNMENT
Week One

03 February 2018

 

Introduction to Class

Student Introductions

Week Two

10 February 2018

The Messianic Vision:

the emergence of Messianic Judaism, the place of Eitz Chaim, and our assembly’s mission in North Dallas/Richardson

 

read Unit One in MJC, pp 13-18

 

Week Three

17 February 2018

Shabbat, the Appointed Times, Jewish Holidays

 

read Unit Two in MJC, pp 22-40

 

Week Four

24 February 2018

Kosher and Torah-based “Means of Grace”

 

read Unit Two in MJC, pp 41-51

 

Week Five

03 March 2018

 

The Contours of Jewish Evangelism

 

read Unit Three in MJC, pp 53-74

 

Week Six

10 March 2018

Guest: Marc Chernizer

The Contours of Jewish Evangelism II

 

Week Seven

17 March 2018

 

Our Place in the Congregation read Unit Four in MJC, pp 77-96

 

Week Eight

24 March 2018

 

A Survey of Messianic Theology read Unit Five in MJC, pp 99-125

You can sign up and direct all questions regarding the next New Foundations-New Members class using the form below:


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