Did you know that this month, Elul on the Hebrew calendar, is also known as the “month of the Shofar”? The blowing of the shofar reminds us of Moses’s ascent to Mt.Sinai at the beginning of this month to receive the two tablets, which was accompanied by the blasts of the shofar. This time of blowing of the shofar encourages us to search our hearts and prepare our selves for the triumphant return of our Messiah! As we approach the end of summer our focus turns toward the Fall Festivals of The Lord (the Mo’adim) beginning in just a few weeks with Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShana), the Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and then the final ingathering of Succoth. In line with this, I will be sharing a timely message, this Shabbat August 18th on coming into alignment (plumb line) with our righteous Yeshua! With all of the political and cultural arguments about right and wrong, all the crazy name-calling and hate-filled tirades in the media and marketplace, it’s time to look at God’s Word and see how all of us have missed it! This is a series of messages you will not want to miss!
WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING OUR SERVICE, SO BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND ENJOY THE FELLOWSHIP! ALSO, THERE WILL BE MESSIANIC DANCE PRACTICE AFTER ONEG AS WE WORK ON DANCES FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS.
Here are the dates for the Fall Feasts that we will be celebrating at Or Chaim Congregation:
EREV YOM TERUAH (ROSH HASHANA)- SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH@7PM AT THE CONGREGATION
EREV YOM KIPPUR (DAY OF ATONEMENT)- TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH@7PM AT THE CONGREGATION
YOM KIPPUR BREAK-FAST- LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED-5:30PM
EREV SUCCOTH- 4:30 pm SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD AT PATRICIA DELEON’S HOME, 10578 OURAY ST., REUNION, CO.80022 (chicken provided...bring a side dish)
THESE ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT KINGDOM DAYS FOR THE WHOLE MESSIANIC COMMUNITY! PUT THEM ON YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN ON ATTENDING...YOU WILL BE BLESSED!
Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie