This phrase in Hebrew literally means “Happy Holidays”, a traditional greeting for Jewish people at this time of the year. This Sunday evening SEPTEMBER 9TH we come into a very significant time of the year as we celebrate YOM TERUAH (DAY OF THE BLOWING OF TRUMPETS) ALSO KNOWN AS ROSH HASHANAH and where we usher in the 10 Days of Awe leading up to YOM KIPPUR (DAY OF ATONEMENT). The Biblical fall feasts God’s Holy Convocations look forward to our Lord’s return to establish His glorious kingdom on Earth! The mournful wail of the shofar is a call to prepare for His return, by opening our hearts to get rid of anything that hinders His ways in our lives and come into right alignment to Him through repentance (T’Shuva). Come and join us this Sunday for a special Yom Teruah service at 7pm on the Mountain as we blow the shofar in anticipation of His soon return and recall His faithfulness to us by worshipping together and committing ourselves to embrace His righteous ways! We will be dipping apples into honey as a traditional way of looking forward to a “fruitful and sweet New year!
This Shabbat, September 8th, we will be having a special service as we welcome Ron of Spirit of Martyrdom ministries who have just recently returned from a special time in a region that has just in the last years opened up to the gospel of Yeshua! Hear powerful testimony of what our God is doing in a place that up until now has been one of the most hostile to evangelism and the Good News of the God’s Kingdom. We had an awesome time with them when they were with us last year and you don’t want to miss their passionate hearts! We will be taking a love offering for Ron and Nadia and their ministry at the conclusion of the service.
WE WILL HAVE A POTLUCK ONEG FOLLOWING THE SERVICE SO BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND ENJOY THE FELLOWSHIP WITH “MISHPACHA!’
I want to encourage all of you to be faithful in praying for Or Chaim Congregation as God has been adding to our numbers we sense a greater hunger to see breakthrough in lives in the areas of healing, intimacy with Yeshua, restoration of relationships, more kingdom authority in our daily walk, and victory over financial hindrances. Praying for one another is a privilege and indeed a calling we have from the Lord! God will show His power to a people who are on their knees crying out for more of His presence!
CHAG SAMEACH AND SHABBAT SHALOM!
Stewart and Millie