As I write this, it just dawned on me that this Shabbat, July15th, is the 47th anniversary of my arrival at Naval Training Center, San Diego, to begin my 4 year enlistment in the United States Navy! Wow, what a journey began that day, that continues to this day, but in a way I certainly would not expected on that mid-summer day so many years ago. Walking into God’s plan for your life, will often times take you on “twists and turns” you never would have imagined, and would make no sense at all without the benefit of hindsight. One of my life verses in Romans 8 says “… we know that God causes everything to work together FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE GOD …”! He is so faithful to pull things together in our lives, when we allow Him to. This Shabbat, I will share part 2 of a message on “Out Of Our Minds And Into God’s”, and how God will use caves and deserts to reveal destiny. We will follow our morning service with a potluck Oneg, so bring a dish to share and stay for great fellowship!
Those of you who are interested in going to the Colorado Rockies Faith Day game on Sunday August 6th, we will be collecting money this Shabbat, as we have reserved 25 seats for our congregation. It will be an incredible day, with the Rockies playing the Phillies, followed by a wonderful concert featuring The Newsboys! You can’t beat the price either, with tickets going for $16.40 each! Let’s make a day out of it, root on the Rockies and enjoy a special faith-filled concert!
I want to remind everyone of things going on during the week as part of Or Chaim Congregation: We are meeting every Wednesday evening at 7pm, at the McDowell’s house for a mid-week study on “HaYesod” (The Foundation), a DVD series on the fundamental doctrines of Torah. We will be continuing after this series with other teachings on Walking In True Biblical Grace, and “Why Still Care About Israel”, a look at the power of covenant and God’s plan for Israel and the Jewish people in these last days.
We look forward to seeing everyone this Shabbat!
Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie