Shalom Mishpocheh (family),
I began writing this email about our Shabbat topic “The Name of God” and found that it was too big of a topic for an email or Rebbe’s Current Corner on the website at least for now. I hope and pray to post more or this topic in the future.
Deb and I are continuing to adjust and step into this role of under-shepherds for Messianic Sanctuary. We are not the shepherd(s); Y’shua is the Shepherd; we are under-shepherds under His true, holy, and completely loving care as The Shepherd.
We are blessed by the love and community of this congregation. As most of you know we will be having a “Freedom” barbecue celebration for Independence Day at our home in Zion IL.. We will be providing the meat and general supplies; we are asking that people bring a dish to share (salad, chips, side dish, dessert, etc.)
We also serve as assistant pastors at Agape Gathering Place in Waukegan on Sunday mornings and these brothers and sisters are also invited. We are looking forward to this opportunity for a warm connection between brethren. We have fellowship with Messiah through His blood, and we have fellowship with one another because of His blood (1 John 1:1-8) Hallelujah!
If you have any questions about the barbecue, any questions about the Shabbat teaching, any questions about Sanctuary Messianic, or any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org 847-868-0195).
Blessings in Messiah,
Shalom oov rakhot, (Shalom and blessings)
Shalom though a biblical world, now used in modern Hebrew, conveys a simple greeting with warmth and friendliness. Oov rakhot (andblessings) is from the same root as the word baruch or bless, (the beginning of many Jewish prayers). Blessings to each and everyone of you: dear brothers and sisters in Messiah who connect with one another at Sanctuary Messianic Congregation.
I have met most of you, but not all. My name is Art Weiner and I am the new pastor, spiritual leader or rebbe at Sanctuary Messianic. My wife Deb and I look forward to connecting with each of you and learning and growing with you in the wonderful love of Messiah Y’shua.
It is my prayer to make myself available as much as possible throughout the week for any needs that develop. My email is email@example.com. Also, you may leave a message on the congregation phone 847-868-0195 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
What about Smiling Maven. This ministry was founded as a Jewish expression of God’s incredible Grace. The website is www.smilingmaven.com . I encourage you all to check out the website. It is good way to learn more about this crazy or zany Jewish grace fanatic that is now your pastor.
Please feel free to call, text, or email me. I look forward to our fellowship together in Messiah.
Blessings, blessings, and more blessing,
Art and Deb Weiner