Shavuot 5/19/2019

Millie Lieberman

On May 17, 2018, at 12:09 PM, Stewart Lieberman <steworchaim@gmail.com> wrote:

SHABBAT SHALOM!What an exciting season we are in! The Spring festival of Shavuot is upon us and we are looking forward to a weekend full of celebration and fellowship. This Shabbat, May 19th@10:30am, we will be welcoming The Rabbi’s Son Bill Bullock to Or Chaim Congregation! He is an awesome Torah teacher who has a unique way of bringing the scriptures to life, as he draws word pictures and illustrations that compels the hearer into deeper relationship with the Holy One of Israel! he will be with us all day, so invite your friends to this special day. We will be having a potluck Oneg following the morning service, so we want to encourage you to bring a dish and enough to share  We will begin our afternoon session with Bill at about 2pm. SINCE IT IS SHAVUOT, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING APPROPRIATE FOOD FOR THIS SPECIAL DAY. IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING, BRING DAIRY FOODS SUCH AS BLINTZES (recipehttps://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/how-to-make-cheese-blintzes/?utm_source=Nosher_Maropost&utm_campaign=Nosher&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-4312-102898, CHEESE KUGEL, MAC AND CHEESE DISHES, AND OF COURSE CHEESE CAKE! Is there a reason for this? Tradition is that the land of Israel is a land “flowing with milk and honey”, so lets enjoy an Oneg flowing with dairy products! Our afternoon session will end at approximately 5pm.

On Sunday, May 20th, we will be joining with other congregations in the city for a Shavuot celebration at Central Park in the Stapleton neighborhood, between 10am-4pm. The address is: 8801 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 80238. There will be Hebrew National Hotdogs and Veggie burgers, but we want to encourage you to bring your own picnic foods and drinks! There will be Messianic dance, special speakers, and of course, some great fellowship! This is a great opportunity to meet others in the community so bring the whole family, and invite some friends to this Biblical celebration! Shavuot is one of three Moadim (appointed times) in scripture, where All Israel is commanded to make “Aliyah” to Jerusalem to celebrate and worship The King as ONE PEOPLE!
We look forward to seeing you this weekend. I want to encourage you from the Book of Hebrews “do not neglect our own meetings as is the habit of some,BUT ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING”.BLESSINGS AND SHABBAT SHALOM!STEWART AND MILLIE

 

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Shabbat Shalom Mother’s Day Weekend 5/12/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

A truly amazing time to be alive! To see prophesy fulfilled so quickly in our lifetimes, should encourage us in these days. Some of it is scary, such as Biblical Persia (Iran) coming against Israel and Damascus being laid waste. Other fulfillments give hope, like the re-birth of Israel and the re-unification of Jerusalem, and so many other things that God said would happen, are coming to pass so quickly! Be confident, and stay faithful!


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend to all moms. Give thanks to the Lord this weekend for your mother and bless her in tangible ways. Those whose mom’s have already completed their work here on earth, take a moment and reflect. Give God thanks!  Those who have had painful relationships, if you can take a step towards healing. After all without our moms we would not be here.


This Shabbat, May 12th, we will be looking at Romans 12:1-8, with a message titled “Transformed Lives”, exploring how to be renewed in our thought life, with practical suggestions on how to really do it! WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO BRING A DISH TO SHARE, AND STAY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP!


Next Shabbat, May 19th, we will be hosting Bill and Rose Mary Bullock of Rabbi’s Son Ministry to share on the Biblical feast, Shavuot! He has an incredible way of bringing Torah to life, which draws all of us into a greater desire for intimacy with the Holy One of Israel! You don’t want to miss this special time, and he will be with us all day, so invite your friends and family , and also bring some food to share as we will have a potluck lunch between the sessions.We will take up a love offering for the Bullocks' to bless them! On Sunday, May 20th, we will join the Messianic community for a city-wide celebration of Shavuot at Central Park, in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. Bring a picnic lunch and join in the fun!


I want to encourage all who consider Or Chaim their congregational home to be faithful in your attendance at our services. Our attitude should be to honor and serve the Lord on Shabbat. It is about WORSHIPPING HIM, and observing His command to REST IN HIM, and joining with the community to BLESS HIM! It’s not about what the congregation provides, or doesn’t provide for you, it is about HONORING HIM corporately!


SEE YOU THERE, AND SHABBAT SHALOM!

STEWART AND MILLIE

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Shabbat 5/5/2018

Shabbat Shalom!We had such an awesome service last week with several Israeli worshippers joining with us! The presence of The Lord was powerful and there was absolutely no need for translation! We love those special times, and it makes us hunger and thirst for more of HIM. This Shabbat, May 5th, we will be continuing our series on Romans, and will begin to look at chapter 12, how we are to BE LIVING SACRIFICES! Come with an expectation of meeting with the living God, not because it’s the “right” thing to do, or expected because, after all it’s Shabbat, but come because you love God and you love the Kehilat. We will have a potluck Oneg following the service, so please bring a dish to share and enjoy the fellowship! This Sunday, May 6th, beginning at 6pm we are privileged to pray as part of the Wall of Prayer 1Church Initiative in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. It is a 24 hour time of praying for and releasing blessing into the churches and congregations in the area so that God’s purposes would burst forth here. Some of you have already signed up for hour-long slots, so that the whole day will be covered, but there is still opportunity to sign up this Shabbat!
On Shabbat, May 19th, we will be welcoming Rabbi Bill Bullock of Regions Christian Center in Texas, who will be with us all day. It is Shavuot, and he will bring his powerful and unique teaching about this special day, in a way that invites intimacy with The Holy One. Invite your family and friends for this wonderful day! Of course, we will have a potluck Oneg following the morning service, so we want to encourage everyone to bring a little extra food as we are expecting quite a few visitors. After our meal, we will meet back in the sanctuary for his afternoon session. Look forward to seeing you all there! On Sunday, May 20th, we will celebrate Shavuot as a community with several congregations together at Central Park in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. This celebration is from 10am -4pm, and is sponsored by the Harvest Messianic Congregation. All are welcome!
In the words of Shaul the Apostle, “NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO FAR BEYOND ALL THAT WE ASK OR IMAGINE … TO HIM BE THE GLORY IN THE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS AND IN MESSIAH YESHUA THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS FOREVER AND EVER!"

Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie

 

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Shabbat 4/28/2018

Shabbat Shalom!The doctor says, “you’re a young man”, I replied, “thank you, but I’m 65!” She said, “you’re in great shape compared to a lot of others your age!" Needless to say, my day was made and I came away thinking that it is not the amount of years, it is how young your heart feels in the quality of your years. God has done so much for us, and I have hope that He will see His plans come to fruition for us individually, our families and our congregation, and in His redeeming work in the nations! This Shabbat, April 28th at 10:30am, we are going to have a special time of worship as Or Chaim welcomes some young, on-fire Israelis who will be joining our team, exalting the God of Israel in praise and thanksgiving! They live in the Galilee and are part of a Messianic congregation in the land. Invite your friends and family for this wonderful service! Also, I promise I WILL finish chapter 11 of Romans this week. An incredible chapter that builds your faith, and makes you wonder in amazement at the plans of God!
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG, SO BRING A DISH TO SHARE, AND ENJOY FELLOWSHIP WITH THE MISHPACHA!

Some upcoming events that you should be aware of: On May 19th, we will welcome The Rabbi’s Son, Bill Bullock, to share from Torah some incredible truths of Shavuot. It will be a great time as he will be with us all day! Bill has wonderful insight and a way of sharing that invites us into intimacy with the Holy One of Israel. Invite your friends to this special time, and we will be having a potluck lunch after the morning service. The following day, Sunday May 20th, Or Chaim will be joining together with other congregations in the city to celebrate “Shavuot in Central Park”, so bring a blanket, some food and drinks, and the kids for a great time of city-wide fellowship! It takes place between 10am-4pm.
A reminder, we have two home fellowships taking place on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm. I want to encourage you to be involved in these special times of teaching, discussion, and growing in our walk! Contact Pastor Stewart for more information.

Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie

 

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Shabbat 4/21/2018

Shabbat Shalom and Happy 70th Israel! This Shabbat, April 21st, we are back into the book of Romans! As we begin to look at the heart of an incredible chapter 11, we will explore the Root and the branches, and it’s significance to us today in the Messianic Jewish movement. I want to encourage you to read this before Shabbat, and ask God to give you revelation of the impact of these truths on us TODAY! FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, WE WILL NOT HAVE ONEG. WE WILL HAVE OUR MONTHLY HAVDALAH FELLOWSHIP AT THE WESTENDORF’S FARM! THEIR ADDRESS IS 1029 S.BONNIE LANE, WATKINS, 80137. WE WILL MEET AT 5PM, SO BRING YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST DISH (GREAT IDEA FOR A CHANGE!).

We are watching the weather, yep, it’s Spring and anything can happen! As of now, there may be a bit of wet snow early Saturday, BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY PLANNING ON HAVING OUR SHABBAT SERVICE! Check your emails or Facebook in the morning for any updates.

Come out to our mid-week Bible study fellowships on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Call Pastor Stewart or Paul Myrant for more information on these classes.

Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie

 

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Wednesday Home Group Studies

Shalom!

As a community, we know that it is important to be “Citizens of the Kingdom”, equipped to proclaim the truth of God’s Word and live overcoming lives because we know the King. To this end, we will be starting two mid-week Wednesday Bible studies, designed to develop us as Talmidim (disciples), “accurately handling the word of truth.” I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO PRAY ABOUT WHICH CLASS TO ATTEND! THEY WILL NOT BE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, BUT WILL BE IN HIGHLANDS RANCH AND LAKEWOOD.
Paul Myrant will be teaching a class entitled UNDERSTANDING THE PERSON AND MINISTRY OF THE RUACH HA KODESH: You will examine who is the Holy Spirit, and how to hear His voice and operate in His gifts. The Ruach is the primary means by which we interact with the Godhead. He points us to Yeshua, fills us with His character, and anoints us with His power to minister in the body of Messiah. You will cover the Ruach’s gifts in detail, both the permanent and the “in the moment” gifts.You will learn how to pray and prophesy. this class will be a safe place to grow in our gifts and ministry. PAUL AND JAN’S ADDRESS IS: 9458 HIBISCUS DR., HIGHLANDS RANCH, 80126. (714)803-4753
I, (Pastor Stewart) will be teaching a class entitled: A NEW CREATION! WALKING IN VICTORY AND FAVOR EVERYDAY! We will be exploring what the scripture says about who we are and how we can choose to walk in greater confidence based on the finished work of Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross. We will study how the “flesh” develops, and more importantly, how we can be set free from it and the power of sin that wars against us. We will set out on a journey of renewing our minds, based on Truth and God’s word, so we will be able to live as overcomes in this world! WE WILL BE MEETING Wednesday’s AT THE MCDOWELLS’ HOME: 50 S.CHASE DR., LAKEWOOD, 80226. (720)300-8342
BOTH OF THESE CLASSES WILL BE FROM 7-8:30PM!
Please pray and ask The Lord which class you are to attend. These home groups are incredibly important for our individual growth, as well as the growth of our community! Please call if you have any questions.

Blessings and Shalom!
Pastor Stewart

 

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Love & Purity Tour 4/17

LOVE & PURITY TOUR

April 17th 7:00 -9:00pm Event at: Bethany Church 6240 So. Broadway Centennial, CO 80121

Contact LaJuan Busby:

720-692-8815 lbusby@peoplepc.com

Brayden and Tali Waller and family from HaYovel are coming to share a powerful message for all ages about the Bridegroom

heart of Jesus, God’s covenantal love for Israel, and encouragement for living a life of purity. It’s free of charge and a love offering

will be accepted. Thank you and see you there!!

 

Shabbat 4/7/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

What a great Passover we had last week! About 120 folks packed out the Aurora Builders Association for an evening of fun, celebration, fellowship and food. Many have said that they had never been to a Seder before, and others said they didn’t think it was possible to have so much fun at a Seder. We want to thank everyone who worked so hard to put on such a glorious evening, from the planning and preparation that began weeks ago, to the setting up of tables and decorations, to the dancers, worship team, sound man, to those who stayed late to clean up! There are so many that went over and above to make sure that our King was exalted, and the great story of freedom and redemption was told boldly!


We WILL be meeting this Shabbat, April 7th, up on the mountain, so come on out and make the day special. We will be taking a short break from the book of Romans, and look at developing a “kingdom mindset”, based on the character of the KING!


WE WILL BE HAVING A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO BRING SOME FOOD TO SHARE AND HANG OUT FOR GOOD FELLOWSHIP! ALL ARE INVITED, SO BE FAITHFUL TO BRING A DISH, AND HELP WITH THE CLEANUP!.


UPCOMING EVENTS: STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH AT 7PM, WE WILL BE CONVENING MID-WEEK HOME BIBLE STUDIES! THERE ARE CURRENTLY TWO AVAILABLE.

1) Understanding the Person and Ministry of The Ruach Ha Kodesh: This class, taught by Paul Myrant, will examine who is the Holy Spirit, and how to hear His voice and operate in His gifts.The Ruach is the primary means by which we interact with the Godhead. He points us to Yeshua, fills us with His character, and anoints us with His power to minister to the body of Messiah. We will cover the Ruach’s gifts in detail, both the permanent and in the moment gifts. We will learn how to pray and prophesy. The class will be a safe place to grow in our gifts and ministry. Paul and Jan’s address is: 9458 HIBISCUS DR., HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO., 80126

2) A New Creation! Walking in Victory and Favor every day!: I,Stewart, will be teaching this study on what the Bible says about who we are, and how we can choose to walk in greater confidence based on the finished work of Yeshua’s sacrifice on the Cross. We will study how the flesh develops, and more importantly how we can be set free from it and the power of sin that wars against us. We will set out on a journey of renewing our minds, based on Truth and God’s word, so that we will be able to live as overcomers in this world! We will be meeting at Lynne and Terry McDowells home: S 50 CHASE ST. LAKEWOOD, CO. 80226.


ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH, WE WILL BE JOINING WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF DENVER FOR THE ANNUAL WALK OF REMEMBRANCE. IT WILL CONVENE AT 2PM AT BABI YAR PARK IN AURORA. THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL EVENT THAT WE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN FOR MANY YEARS. BRING YOUR WALKING SHOES AND YOUR ISRAELI FLAG!


Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

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Happy Passover

Chag Pesach Sameach!

We are at the “Mo'ad”(appointed time) known as Passover! This is not one of those “feast of the Jews”, which is not even a Biblical term, but this is one of His Feasts! It is a designated time where He calls His people to meet with Him. It is a time to remember His incredible deliverance of a people He calls “His treasured possession” out of the bondage of slavery into a place of inheritance and blessing. It is also a time when we remember Yeshua celebrating the Passover Seder with his friends on the last night of His life on earth, where He initiated the New Covenant in His blood! Two of the most significant events in the history of God's interaction with man converge at the same time, wow, a coincidence or a revelation of His divine plan? Christians and Jews around the world are celebrating this special time, and our prayer is that those in bondage to sin will be set free, bodies will be healed and restored, and souls will be saved!

We will be celebrating our Seder on Saturday, March 31st at 4pm, at the Aurora Realtors Association, 14201 east Evans Dr., Aurora, 80014. We are sold out!THERE WILL BE NO SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN! We are so excited about this special evening, because it is all about celebrating His faithfulness throughout the ages. Our prayer is that the weight of His glory will overwhelm us as we re-tell the story, enjoy praise and worship and anointed dance, and fellowship over a sumptuous meal!


Please pray with us that at this Passover, many people will turn their lives to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Pray also for the Peace of Jerusalem, that the Jewish Messiah will be revealed to His people. We look forward to seeing you there!


Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

Stewart and Millie

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Shabbat 3/24/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

As I was reading this morning in Luke 5 & 6, a statement from Yeshua struck me, “No man who drinks old wine wants new, because he says, ‘the old is fine.’” It is a statement not found in any other gospel account. Commentaries are somewhat helpful, but I I really wanted to know what Yeshua meant. I believe He said to me, don’t have an attitude/mindset that is resistant to new things, or be satisfied that things will be just the same as they have always been. We as the “Kehilat” (called out ones) of God, must always put our trust in, and get our life from The Holy One Of Israel, and not just rely upon past experiences that lead us to the same outcomes as before. As I have shared before, and will continue to say, we are in a new season that will require ruthless trust, and an intentional and prolonged season of being in His presence, so as to know His ways and hear His voice! Along this line, as I continue to teach out of the book of Romans, we need to see the “big picture” of what God is doing in the earth at this time. We can become so consumed with our stuff, our “issues”, and our priorities, that we lose sight of the amazing and miraculous things that He is putting into place during our lifetime! Be encouraged, God is moving, and we will see some of these things as we look at chapter 11 this Shabbat!


Passover is coming up soon. There is still room at our Seder, so get your tickets while they last. Again, the cost is $30/adult, and $15/child for a wonderful evening of recalling the faithfulness of God, and being renewed in our hope of Yeshua’s soon return! It will be an evening of fun, a re-telling of the story, music and Messianic dance, and a wonderful meal! Remember, we will not be having our regular morning Shabbat service on March 31st due to our Seder taking place at 4pm.


We look forward to seeing you all this Shabbat, March 24th as we will be participating in communion during our service, so let’s get rid of those attitudes now! We will be having a potluck Oneg following our service, SO BRING A DISH WITH ENOUGH TO SHARE, AND STAY FOR FELLOWSHIP!


Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

166 S Lookout Mountain Rd

Golden CO 80401

Shabbat 3/17/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

This Shabbat, March 17th at 10:30am, join us for Service and enter into the rest of this special day! The richness of our Torah service, depth of worship and solid teaching in the Word is all about exalting our King and Lord, Yeshua. This week, we will be continuing our study of the book of Romans, as we explore an amazing chapter 11! The problem of arrogance, and the absolute necessity of humility are addressed by Paul, in light of Israel’s being chosen for His purposes.


WE WILL BE HAVING A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO PLEASE BRING A DISH! Recently, these special times of fellowship have had more people than food! If Or Chaim is your Congregation please bring enough food for your family and a visitor!  Let’s share our gift of hospitality to bless others! 


This Friday evening, March 16th, there will be a time of intercession and prayer at the home of Paul and Jan Myrant. God is calling His bride to a deeper level of prayer for our families, congregations and cities! Call Paul for directions to his home in Highlands Ranch, at (714)803-4753.


We still have tickets available for our Passover Seder, so get them while they last! To purchase them go to our website at www.or-chaim.com to the donate tab. Cost is $30/ adult and $15/child.


We look forward to seeing you on Shabbat, worshipping with you and enjoying fellowship!  So come on out and join us! Invite your family and friends to be part of our Mishpacha!


Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

166 S Lookout Mountain Road

Golden CO 80401

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Shabbat 3/10/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

We had an awesome service last week as we welcomed Calev Myers of Jerusalem Institute of Justice to Or Chaim. He shared of exciting initiatives in Israel, as we were encouraged to embrace and pray into God’s purposes for that land and It's people. What a great seguay it was into the story of Purim, and how God delivered His people in the midst of the rabid anti-semitism of Haman and the God-haters!


This Shabbat, March 10th, at 10:30, we will get back into the book of Romans. Chapter 10 is an amazing explanation of the righteousness that we have by trusting Yeshua! We will explore this challenging passage and land on an incredible statement, “Messiah is the goal of Torah”. Following the service, we will be having a special guest at our Oneg, at 1pm. Boaz Meir, the Mountain States Director of Jewish National Fund (JNF), will share with us some exciting things that they are accomplishing in the land of Israel. JNF is one of the oldest Zionist organizations in the world, deeply involved in water and irrigation projects, and building and staffing medical clinics and schools in the Galilee and the Negev regions of Israel. They will be sharing with our congregation ways we can partner with them! PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO THIS SPECIAL SERVICE! ALSO, BRING A DISH OF YOUR FAVORITE FOOD (KOSHER APPROPRIATE), TO SHARE WITH US!


Passover tickets are on sale for our Seder to be held on Saturday, March 31st, from 4pm -8pm. They are going fast, so get them now before we run out of room! The price is only $30/adult, and $15/child, for a beautiful program of story, music, dance, and a delicious catered meal! These are “Appointed Times” (Moadim), that The Lord calls us together as a community to remember how He has delivered His people, and that He STILL breaks the power of the bondage of slavery in our lives today! It is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors and friends who maybe have never experienced a traditional, and Biblical Feast of The Lord, especially as they will see Yeshua all through it!


We look forward to seeing all of you this Shabbat, and we will continue to share about our Bless Israel journey that we recently returned from!


Blessing and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

PS...note from Millie...it’s this precious man’s 65th Birthday! I’m so happy he was born...aren’t you?

 

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Shabbat March 3, 2018

Shabbat Shalom!

You don’t want to miss the service at Or Chaim this Shabbat! Calev Myers, founder and Director of Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) will be with us. Calev is a dynamic man who lives in Israel and has a passion for social justice and fighting for civil rights of Israelis, and defending Israel around the world. HE WILL BE SPEAKING AT 10:30AM, BEFORE OUR TORAH SERVICE, SO PLEASE BE ON TIME! It will be a special time as he shares exciting initiatives that JIJ is involved in. There will be a potluck Oneg following the service, so bring a dish and stay for great fellowship!


Remember, Passover tickets are on sale. Buy your tickets now because they are going fast and space is limited. The Seder will be Saturday, March 31st from 4pm-8pm, and it will be an incredible evening as the story of deliverance  from Egypt is retold, as well as our deliverance from bondage to sin by Yeshua, the Lamb of God! There will be music and Messianic dance, as well as a delicious catered meal, so invite your family and friends.


Millie and I are back from Israel and are looking forward to seeing all of you this Shabbat!


Judith has come out of surgery safely. She is moving to rehab today. Please pray for her speedy recovery. If you want to visit her the address is:

3575 South Washington Street, Englewood CO 80113.


Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

166 S Lookout Mountain Rd

Golden Co 80401

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Calev Myer at Shabbat 3/3!

Calev Myer is coming to Or Chaim Congregation this Shabbat 3/3 at 10:30 am. He will be first up so don’t me late!

166 S Lookout Mountain Rd

Golden CO 80401


Calev Myers

Calev is a Senior Partner at Yehuda Raveh & Co. Law Offices, one of Israel's largest law firms. The firm was established in the 1940’s by Mr. Gideon Hausner who prosecuted Adolf Eichmann, and served as the Attorney-General of Israel and cabinet minister.

Calev serves as Deputy President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, an organization which works to combat racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and negation of the State of Israel.

In 2004, Calev founded the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, an organization which has successfully protected religious freedom in Israel in over 800 cases, including 22 Supreme Court victories, and challenged the abuse of Palestinian human rights by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas before the EU, the UN and governments around the world.

In 2016, Calev founded ARISE – the Alliance to Reinforce Israel's Security and Economy, an organization dedicated to combatting the BDS movement by opening up new markets for Israeli products worldwide, and enhancing Israel's import-export commerce through diplomatic activities. Calev also serves as the Chairman of the Anti-BDS Commission of the Israel Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce, and an active member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps of the Jewish World Congress.

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Shabbat 02/17/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

Millie and I and the entire Bless Israel team want to say Shabbat Shalom from Netanya, Israel! It’s mid afternoon on Friday, and everyone is shopping in preparation for the Shabbat. We have been in the land for the last 4 days, and it has already been an incredible trip! In Tel Aviv, we visited with 3 different ministries. We also had an opportunity to walk through the old city of Jaffa, one of the oldest and most important port cities of ancient Israel. Yesterday, the team helped prepare dinner for about 20 holocaust survivors, served them and blessed them with music and dancing and were in turn blessed by them! What a wonderful day everyone had! Today we had an opportunity to visit the March of Life Ministry that is committed to the plight of the holocaust survivors bringing reconciliation between them and the nations that participated in the holocaust.  Time is short!


This Shabbat, February 17th, Or Chaim Congregation will have Gene Binder from Boulder sharing during the Service. Gene is a good friend of ours and has had a wonderful impact on the body of Messiah in the Denver/Boulder metro area. You don’t want to miss this service!

Continue to pray for us and the Bless Israel team as we are traveling around the land of Israel.


Blessing and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

 

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Shabbat 02/10/2018

SHABBAT SHALOM!

Last week the Lord spoke very clearly “He didn’t bring you this far to leave you alone!” We had a wonderful time of ministry to some in our Mishpacha who are struggling with life-threatening illnesses; a time of speaking words of life, healing, and blessing. Adonai Tzevaot (Lord of Hosts) is going before us, doing battle!

This Shabbat, February 10th @10:30am, we will continue in our journey through Rav Shaul’s (Paul’s) letter to the Romans, as we finish chapter 9. We will explore God’s Sovereignty, and man’s free choice, a concept many of us struggle with.

We will have a potluck oneg following the service, so please bring a dish to share and stay for the fellowship!

Also, there will be Torah midrash before and after the service. BECAUSE GATEWAY ON MT. ZION WILL BE HAVING A SEMINAR, WE WILL NEED TO LEAVE THE CHURCH BY 3PM!

Some important events coming up that you need to be aware of: The feast of Purim begins on the evening of Wednesday, February 28th, and we will celebrate it on Shabbat, March 3rd, so come dressed as your favorite character from this story, bring your “noisemakers” to drown out Haman’s nasty name, and get ready to enjoy “Hamantashen”! Great time to bring the kids and the grandkids to enjoy this amazing story of deliverance.

On March 10th, we will have some special guests from the Jewish National Fund (JNF), to share with us some of the important projects they are spearheading in Israel. Boaz Meir, Director of the Mountain States region of JNF, along with Dr.Hanni Arnon, who is an educator and agricultural expert, will be sharing with us some exciting and innovative projects they are developing in the Arava region of Israel. Also, it will be a great opportunity to support the land of Israel in practical ways, by blessing them financially! As you know, Or Chaim Congregation, has committed to supporting what God is doing in Israel, with our finances as well as in practical “hands on” ways, such as serving holocaust survivors. This meeting will take place during our Oneg, at 1pm, downstairs in the fellowship room. PLEASE INVITE OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH THE JNF TO KEEP ISRAEL  ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY, AGRICULTURE, AND MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS.

Don’t forget that passover is coming on March 30-31st! On Erev Pesach, Friday the 30th, we will have small intimate Seder gatherings in homes. On Shabbat the 31st, we will have a community Seder gathering at Aurora Realtors Assn., from 4-8pm. Get your tickets now for the community event! Enjoy a wonderful Seder meal , music and Messianic dance, as well as a delicious catered dinner for only $30 for adults, and $15 for children under12. You can purchase tickets on our website. Or-Chaim.com

We look forward to seeing you this Shabbat!

Blessing and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

166 S Lookout Mountain Road

Golden CO 80401

 

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Shabbat 2/3/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

David was having a bad day (an understatement)! The enemy had taken captive their wives and children, burned their homes, and his “loyal” followers were thinking of stoning him. I love what The Word says he did, “David strengthened himself in the Lord his God”. It wasn’t an automatic thing, he had to make a choice to speak to his own soul! This event took place just before he ascended to being King of Israel. DON'T GIVE UP! I want to encourage you that whatever is going on in your life be encouraged in the Lord! It works! Join us this Shabbat, February 3, at 10:30am as we gather to worship God, are encouraged in His word and by each other, and learn to rest in His presence!


We will continue our teaching in the book of Romans, as we complete chapter 9, and explore the subject of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY. You don’t want to miss this important teaching especially as we look at the condition of our world. We need to see that He knows the beginning from the end and everything is in His hands!


WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO BRING A DISH TO SHARE, AND STAY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP. There will be Torah Midrash, before and after the service.


There will be a Bless Israel Outreach meeting at 2pm in the sanctuary for those going with us to Israel. Millie and I will be leading our annual journey to the land this February 12-26 along with 16 other folks from 4 different congregations! Please pray for us as we go that we would be a blessing to many people and that there would be much fruit. Also, If you desire to go with us in the future start praying now! We are already making plans for Bless Israel 2019.  Part of the mandate we have at Or Chaim Congregation is to be a bridge and a connector to the community in Israel. We would love for you to join with us on a journey of a lifetime!


We so look forward to seeing you all on Shabbat. It truly is a joy to be with the “Mishpacha” hearing testimonies of what Father is going in our lives, worshipping together and of course, EXPERIENCING HIS PRESENCE AND HIS GLORY IN OUR MIDST!


Blessing and Shalom,

Stewart and Millie Lieberman

166 S Lookout Mountain Road

Golden CO 80401

 

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Shabbat 1/27/2018

Shabbat Shalom!

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In my reading this morning, I was struck again by one of the most amazing verses in scripture! Gen.50:20, “Yes, you yourselves planned evil against me. GOD PLANNED IT FOR GOOD, IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT WHAT IT IS THIS DAY - TO PRESERVE THE LIVES OF MANY PERSONS.” I have always seen this verse as the preview of Rom.8:28, where He works ALL THINGS for the good for those who LOVE GOD and are CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE! Know what our Father has spoken to you, hang on for dear life, and we have a promise that kingdom things will take place! Those of you who are in the midst of a battle, cry out to HIM, and be encouraged that it all has a purpose from His perspective if we don’t lose hope!

This Shabbat, January 27th at 10:30am, we are back in Romans 9, as we explore the question “HAS THE WORD OF GOD FAILED?  Of course, we all know the answer, oh, do we really? Some of us walk around acting as though maybe His Word has failed, we just don’t tell anyone, and then we become discouraged, apathetic and inwardly give up. Come this Shabbat and lets learn where Israel fits into this! This week, Our Torah Midrash will be only in the morning at 9am. THERE WILL BE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO BRING A DISH AND STAY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP!

Following the meal, we will be having our Community Core meeting, for those who call Or Chaim their “home”, and love being part of our community. We will share our vision, our mandate, and our values. We will also update the congregation on our financial well-being. PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING, THIS AN IMPORTANT MEETING! We will also give opportunity to ask questions and bring suggestions to leadership. The start time of the meeting will be approximately 1:45-2pm.

Please continue to pray for those in our congregation who are sick, also, pray for your leaders, as we are asking Father for wisdom and direction as we begin this new year!

Blessings and Shalom!

Stewart and Millie

166 S Lookout Mountain Rd

Golden CO 80401

Shabbat 1/20/2018

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SHABBAT SHALOM!

As many of you know, Millie and I lived in Israel for many years. We have an incredible love for the people, are committed to supporting ministries reaching Israelis with the good news of Yeshua, and know that God has covenantal purposes for her that are connected to worldwide redemption. As a congregation, Or Chaim not only supports financially several ministries in the land, but also bring teams to Israel every year to participate in reaching out to the people in practical ways. Whenever possible, we invite Israeli Believers to share what God is doing in the land. This Shabbat, January 20th at 10:30am George and Baht Rivka Whitten from the Southern Israeli City of Arad will be with us at Or Chaim! Rivka is an anointed worship leader and songwriter whose music has blessed many, not only in the land but all over the world. her husband George, will bring a unique perspective concerning Middle East news. They oversee Worthy News, and minister full time to spiritually hungry people in the region, and as a global outreach minister to more than 120 countries on a daily basis! Come join us this Shabbat, and invite others who want to hear of the amazing things God is doing!

WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, SO BRING A DISH AND STAY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP!

Shabbat is a wonderful day on the “Mountain” not only in our services, but starting at 9am with Torah Midrash, where the weekly portion of the Torah is read and discussed and all are welcome to participate.

Next Shabbat, January 27th, we will have an important Community Core meeting following the service for those who consider Or Chaim as their community or spiritual home. This will be an annual meeting, where we will share the vision and mission of our congregation, and also discuss the values of our community. We will update you on the financial status of Or Chaim, and give opportunity to ask questions of leadership and bring suggestions that would bless the Mishpacha. All who call Or Chaim their Community are welcome to attend following our Oneg at approximately 1:45pm.

Millie and I will be leading a Bless Israel tour/outreach to the land between February 12th-26th with about 18 folks from 4 different congregations. Please pray for our team as we prepare for this awesome, life changing trip. As we did last year, we will bless Holocaust survivors, meet Israelis involved in cutting edge ministries, and of course, see and experience the land! What a time to visit Israel, as they celebrate their 70th birthday in just a few months!

We look so forward to seeing all of you this Shabbat! Remember, gathering together is not so much about what we can get from God its about us blessing God and entering into a REST WITH HIM! And as we bless God and honor the Shabbat, guess what? We, in turn, get tremendously blessed! See you then!

Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!

Stewart and Millie