Eitz Chaim Newsletter – Aug 10, 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
“Messiah became sin for us.”
Financial Freedom Seminar 2:30 pm
“Being a Good Steward”
Presenter: Criss Murdoch

Summer EC Sisterhood Brunch

We have reservations at the

Blue Mesa
Sunday, August 25th
10:30 am

located at 8200 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX

Please email Margaret Huey to reserve your place!

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.

Zillah Jean Acheson was born Friday the 26th at 7:26AM. She weighs 8lb 1oz. Diane is doing very well and resting. We would like to bless the Acheson Family as they prepare to welcome their new daughter. Each week we are blessed by the anointing and skills of Rusty Acheson as he leads us in liturgy. It is time to bless them for this new arrival.

We are asking that you help provide a meal, main dish, or grocery items to help them through this time. Please package the meals in disposable containers. Meals and grocery items can be brought on Shabbat and stored in the freezer.

If you are able to make a meal or pick up a few things that would help them with a meal, here is a list of things Diane said they could use:

We do eat meat and milk together. We eat lots of fresh veggies, particularly colored bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, and broccoli. Rusty and I like steamed or stir fried veggies and the kids will tolerate them. We eat sweet potatoes, rice, black beans, and noodles (though usually the high protein noodles).

We like fresh fruit, particularly watermelon, blueberries, and strawberries. We like garlic in our food, but go real easy on the onion (or leave it out entirely). When we eat bread it is usually whole wheat or whole grain. We do like Mexican style food, or well-seasoned food, though I usually make my own seasoning mixes and make it less spicy for me and the kids. We love cheese, though the kids are very picky and will only eat sliced Muenster cheese or mozzarella cheese sticks. We eat Greek yogurt, usually vanilla flavored. We like a variety of chips and flavored crackers. Turkey lunch meat is the kids preferred lunch at the moment. Rusty doesn’t eat sour cream or mayo. I’m allergic to bell peppers, so we usually serve those separate. I also don’t eat olives or mushrooms, though Rusty loves both. Paper goods are also welcome.

Very easy to pick up one or two items and bring it on Shabbat.

Last Wednesday I had to fly home to CA to help my mom care for my father Ruben DeCardenas.  His health is in decline and caring for him is too much for her alone.
I do not know how long I will be here.  If my dad is frail with limited mobility.   Please keep us in your prayers.  I have created a GoFundMe page for my dad.  He is not a candidate for chemotherapy, we are hoping to get holistic treatments for his cancer.  We would appreciate sharing the GoFundMe with the congregation or on the facebook page.

We have a two prayers requests
from two of our Pastors in the Philippines.
1. Pastor Rodel, who shepherds the Messianic Congregation in Silang, Cavite in the Philippines had open heart surgery last year but cannot pay for his maintenance medication needs. He needs the equivalent of $600 to pay this. Elda and I are collecting funds to help pay these needs. 
2. Pastor Genesis, who is a College Humanities teacher, son Isaac has been in a wheelchair all his life and they are raising funds to pay for a mobile van so they can transport him to treatments. The medical care there provides no programs for these needs.  
Click here for the GoFundMe
Pastor Rodel is the man in sitting next to me in the checkered shirt. He had open heart surgery last year and is in need of his maintenance medications. The woman next to him is Rona and she participated with us during Sukkot 2015, our first Sukkot in the Philippines. She does Banner and Dance ministry and through her, Pastor Rodel started counseling with me and the Messianic Discipleship Institute and is one of our students. Two years ago, he flipped his Sunday church to a Messianic one and each of the youth in this picture were recently Baptized during a Youth Camp we hosted at our place in San Pablo, Philippines.
The Ruach is on fire there, so we need to keep Pastor Rodel healthy so he has the strength to serve and shepherd the growing flock!

Donations can be made out to Eitz Chaim with Pastor Rodel in the Memo or online at https://www.amjcc.org/donate

New Men’s Group started
July 11
Contact Dan Boron

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

Torah Portion of the Week

Devarim ~ Words

“Review, Recall, Repent”

Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Isaiah 1:1-27
Acts 7:51-8:4
Commentary by Mark Huey  Click Here

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

High Holy Days at Eitz Chaim – Important Information

High Holy Day Schedule 

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sun, Sept 9 – 7 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day – Mon, Sept 10 – 10:30 AM
Erev Yom Kippur – Tues, Sept 18 – 7 PM
Yom Kippur Day – Wed, Sept 19 – 10:30 AM
Succot is Sept 24 – Sept 30 for those camping.

High Holy Days are a special time before the Lord. Please dress appropriately, no shorts, jeans, Tee shirts, flip flops please. Most men wear shirt and tie, nice collared Polo shirt; a sports or suit coat is welcome, ladies dresses or business casual pants and tops. AC can be cold bring a wrap to keep warm.