Eitz Chaim Newsletter – May 09 2020

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

Shabbat Services will resume this Saturday at the Central Church building!

Live streaming will still be available. Please use the following URL (internet address) to access the live stream for the Eitz Chaim services. Click Here

We are attempting to follow the Governor’s directives for worship services.

1. Social distancing will be emphasized. That being said – families will sit together, leaving at least 1 empty seats before arriving at the next person in the row. Any single persons, please sit with at least 1 empty chairs on each side of you. We will be removing every other row in the auditorium – again – for social distancing.

2. All children will be with their parents at all times. Infants, toddlers, young people – stay with the parents. There is no nursery, no child care, no Tot Shabbat, Jr. Shabbat, or Bar Bat Mitzvah classes.

3. Oneg does not lend itself to social distancing, so we will have NO ONEG.

4. No Motzi Kiddish as we are not preparing to have a meal together.

5. During the Torah walk, no one is to touch the Torah – please raise your Bible to the Torah if you like.

6. ANYONE with a compromised immune system is encouraged to stay at home and watch the Torah Service through the live streaming.

7. We all know the drill by now. Facemasks are encouraged, no hand shaking, maintain your distance when talking with others.

This week’s Drash by

Terry Watson

The Forgiveness Effect

Let’s explore Scripture to discover what it looks like to be instruments of the radical forgiveness that our Messiah calls us to live by.


Live streaming will still be available. Please use the following URL (internet address) to access the live stream for the Eitz Chaim services. Each week the URL will change but you can always access the live service by going to the main Eitz Chaim YouTube page by clicking on the link below. The live service will be at the top of the page with the date of that particular week. See graphic below.

Click Here to connect to the YouTube link.
“Please also hit “Like,” “Subscribe,” and “Share.” If you click on the little bell to the right of the subscribe button YouTube will notify you when EC goes live. Please share with as many people as possible.” It increases our ranking on YouTube.

Do you need help or prayer at this time?

Contact Mark Huey 407-346-4084 this is his Cell number. Call him during daylight hours, if he is tied up and can’t answer the phone – Leave a message and he will call you back. We have folks ready to shop for you if need be. We have some food and some bags for the sick we can deliver.

We will begin wellness phone calls this week for those of you attending our congregation. Leadership will be calling to pray with you and be as helpful as possible. If you do not receive a call in the next 7 days we may not have your phone number.

Solution?? Yes
Email your Name and Phone to Dan@ECDallas.Org
We want to keep in touch with you.

Now you can give your tithes and offerings
in a new easy way with your phone.
The instructions to use it are these:
1. Text to this number which is the EC number we have been assigned 844-664-6337
2. Text the word GIVE to this number.
3. You will receive a link with the information to connect and set up your individual account.
4. You can then load their app (or use a computer) to log into your account.

Giving with a cheerful, grateful, blessing heart is essential to our own personal well being.

Why? Because as any of us look around – we see folks in grave need. At our shul, your leadership is preparing to help – discussing who we can help – what parameters, guidelines we should use so Eitz Chaim can be as fair and as generous as possible with each of you – when your need arises.

The building is closed. The Ministry is NOT. The Congregation – Eitz Chaim lives in each of you.

We are a generous, loving, and giving family – a diverse mishpocha – the bride of Messiah.

Please remember your tithes and offerings can be given online during this difficult time.

To use PayPal or a Credit Card go to www.ecdallas.org/donate

Or if you prefer to Give by Mail
Eitz Chaim Congregation
PO Box 832568
Richardson TX 75083

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 (NIV)New classes forming on Zoom So now Distance is no consideration.

May 12, 2020 7 PM
Separate men’s and women’s group. We will deliver locally or mail books. Watermark is working on writeable pdf workbooks so people can do their work on their devices.

Contact Dan Boron

Need Job Help?

The State of Texas has resources

Torah Portion of the Week

EMOR ~ Say!

Leviticus 21:1-24:23,
Ezekiel 44:15-31,
Luke 14:12-24

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