Eitz Chaim Newsletter – February 16, 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 Week on Shabbat
Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
“Let love be without hypocrisy.”
Romans 12 building Godly character
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Tim Hayes will be teaching the Yeshiva this week, on the theme of Soteriology – how one is saved,
sharing your faith and communicating the Gospel.


The Least of These
The Graham Staines Story

The remarkable true story of Australian missionary Graham Staines, who, in 1999 met an unexpected fate in India while serving the leper population. Seen through the eyes of a fictional young journalist who goes undercover for a newspaper in hopes of exposing Staines as illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, he instead surprisingly finds a man who has given himself completely and unselfishly as a missionary to those patients. A humanitarian who unfortunately becomes a martyr and through his family shows the world what true forgiveness is upon his death.

Shot on location in India, The Least of These beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate. Fathom audiences will get to see the feature film in advance of its theatrical run, including an exclusive discussion with actress Shari Rigby, apologist Ravi Zacharias and speaker Krish Dhanam.

Currently playing in the Metroplex. Other locations may be available.

AMC DINE-IN Mesquite 30 Showtimes
19919 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite, TX 75149 | (972) 329-3992

Click here for more info: Movie Info


Prison Praise Report

Pure estimates of the impact of the gospel in prison – Suffice it to say more than 100 but less than 200 men made positive decisions for the Messiah this weekend in Middleton Unit. 30 volunteers Prayed during both services with inmates – deciding For Messiah. Plus at the alter call, 15 volunteers prayed with 50 plus men seeking to find the Lord. It was a blessed time. Pray that the MANY believers behind the wall will be able to shepherd and disciple these newly repentant men into a walk with Messiah.
Hallelujah!!!!


If you as a Senior Need help with a household chore – please talk with Terry Watson 972-898-7877 so he can schedule your project.

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Milad Khoury guest speaker Sat, Feb 23

” One new man in the Midst of the conflicts in the Middle East”
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YMJA South Central Retreat
March 1 – 3, 2019 | Glen Rose, TX
Ages of 13-21 years old
Robin and Sue will witness and hand out complete Hebrew Bibles in the Tel Aviv areas, Haifa areas and Jerusalem areas. Will be traveling from March 24th through April 7th.
“For I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of G-D for salvation to everyone who trusts–to the Jew first and also to the Greek” Romans 1:16 

“Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim ; may those who love You prosper” Psalms 122:6

Curious about what is clean and unclean?
What can you eat that is Kosher?
Not all products have a Kosher Seal but it doesn’t mean they have unkosher ingredients. Obtaining a Kosher seal costs money and some businesses don’t have the money to pay someone to perform a blessing and give them a seal.
Find out what’s clean and unclean at this site:

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 Seven Scriptures:
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (NIV)

Isaiah 59:1 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.  (NIV)


Torah Portion of the Week   

Tetzaveh ~ You shall command
“Bloodied Garments”

Exodus 27:20-30:10
Ezekiel 43:10-27
Hebrews 13:10-16

 
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

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – February 9, 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 Week on Shabbat
Drash by Earl Smith
” The Kingdom of God is Advancing ”
God’s Method for preparing His people for the Messianic Kingdom
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Matthew Study in the Auditorium after Oneg,
Rob Alent will be teaching.
Youth Group grades 7 – 12 Room 202
Terry and Mei Ling Watson will be facilitating.

We are pleased to welcome and introduce the newly graduated members of the Fall class of 2018 this Shabbat Morning.


If you as a Senior Need help with a household chore – please talk with Terry Watson 972-898-7877 so he can schedule your project.

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Pray for Prison Ministry
Feb 10    Middleton Unit in Abilene TX
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YMJA South Central Retreat
March 1 – 3, 2019 | Glen Rose, TX
Ages of 13-21 years old
Robin and Sue will witness and hand out complete Hebrew Bibles in the Tel Aviv areas, Haifa areas and Jerusalem areas. Will be traveling from March 24th through April 7th.
“For I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of G-D for salvation to everyone who trusts–to the Jew first and also to the Greek” Romans 1:16 

“Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim ; may those who love You prosper” Psalms 122:6

Curious about what is clean and unclean?
What can you eat that is Kosher?
Not all products have a Kosher Seal but it doesn’t mean they have unkosher ingredients. Obtaining a Kosher seal costs money and some businesses don’t have the money to pay someone to perform a blessing and give them a seal.
Find out what’s clean and unclean at this site:

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 six Scriptures:
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  New International Version (NIV)
 
John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. New International Version (NIV)

Torah Portion of the Week   

Mishpatim ~ Rulings
“Blood Covenant”

Exodus 21:1-24:18
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
2 Corinthians 9:1-15

 
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

Eitz Chaim Newsletter – February 2, 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 Week on Shabbat

Drash  by Rabbi David Schiller

“Overcoming Evil with Good”

2nd half of Romans 12

If you are unable to attend Eitz Chaim you can watch
the weekly Drash live on Facebook around 12 noon on Shabbat. Click here

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Women’s meeting 2:30 pm
Women’s only Self Defense class with Chad Rodgers
Men’s Bible Study 2:30 pm
Hebrew Class with Yaffa
Hispanic Yeshiva
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Men’s Fellowship – Tomorrow SUNDAY Feb 3
Frisco Shooting range – See Scott English for details


If you as a Senior Need help with a household chore – please talk with Terry Watson 972-898-7877 so he can schedule your project.

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Pray for Prison Ministry
Feb 10    Middleton Unit in Abilene TX
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YMJA South Central Retreat
March 1 – 3, 2019 | Glen Rose, TX
Ages of 13-21 years old
Robin and Sue will witness and hand out complete Hebrew Bibles in the Tel Aviv areas, Haifa areas and Jerusalem areas. Will be traveling from March 24th through April 7th.
“For I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of G-D for salvation to everyone who trusts–to the Jew first and also to the Greek” Romans 1:16 

“Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim ; may those who love You prosper” Psalms 122:6

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 five Scriptures:
John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. New International Version (NIV)
 
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; New International Version (NIV)

During the Praise and Worship there will be rooms available in the office for Healing Prayer and other needs. Ben will make an announcement, and 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.

Torah Portion of the Week   

Mishpatim ~ Rulings
“Blood Covenant”

Exodus 21:1-24:18
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Matthew 17:1-11

 
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

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

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

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

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
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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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
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