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PASTOR'S CORNER - OCTOBER 2016

posted Jan 27, 2017, 12:07 PM by Linda Dickinson

My Dear Friends in Yeshua the Messiah,

“He (Yeshua) did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption…How much more, then, will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”  Hebrews 9:12 & 14

“Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Yeshua, every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Yeshua Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:9-11

It is with growing excitement that we are able to welcome this month Greg Savitt to Elmwood from Chosen People Ministries to share with us a special presentation of JESUS THE MESSIAH IN THE FALL FEASTS OF ISRAEL.  This wonderful and inspiring event will take place on Sunday evening, October 23 at 6:30PM in the Elmwood sanctuary. There is no charge, all are welcome, a free-will offering will be received.

The presentation will be preceded by a Chili Supper in the Elmwood Fellowship Hall at 5:30PM.  The cost is $5 per adult and children over 5, with a family maximum of $10.  Tickets are available after our worship services and until Sunday, October 16, at the church office.

Many people are familiar with the Spring Festivals of Israel commonly known as Passover and Pentecost.  The Fall Festivals - Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot - are less known but were vital parts of the worship of the ancient people of Israel until the Temple was destroyed in 70AD.  They are still observed in a modified form to this very day by the Jewish people. Greg Savitt will explain these ancient festivals and reveal how Jesus (Yeshua) is the perfect fulfillment of each one of them.

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets, literally means “Head of the Year”.  It marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year.  It also marks the beginning of the ten Days of Awe leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  The Days of Awe are a period of introspection and repentance in preparation for Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement is the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.  It is only on this day that the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple and sprinkle blood on the Ark of the Covenant in order for God to remove the sins of His people.  Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is a week-long feast during which the Jewish community builds temporary shelters to remind each generation that their forefathers were nomads, wandering in the desert for forty years.

Plan now to take part in this special night.  Bring your family and friends.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the chili supper.  (See page 3 of this newsletter for more details.)  I look forward to seeing each of you there.

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the Trumpet Call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and left will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.”  1 Thessalonians 4:16 -17

Waiting with you for the sound of the trumpet,
Pastor Fred
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