Shabbat and Passover Plan

Shabbat April 4, 2020

“Drive in” Shabbat Service 10:30 AM (Please click this link for more info)

2020 GoTo Passover Plan

In our continuing desire to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8) especially in this unique time, we have decided on a creative plan to celebrate Passover this year.

The first Passover in Egypt was observed in the homes of the Israelites while a terrible plague afflicted the land of Egypt.

We will be observing Passover in our own homes while a plague is afflicting our land.

All of the community of faith in Egypt lived in the same area; those that observed the seder in their homes had a sense of community with others of like faith. We will be connecting to one another by GoToMeeting during our Passover celebration. Pastor/Rebbe Art will be leading the Passover seder via GoToMeeting from his home.

Everyone interested in “attending” the seder will need to register. You can do so here.

There is no cost to register or participate.

If you have already purchased tickets for the seder – you may request a refund. You will still need to register via the above link.

After registering, we will send you an email with the GoToMeeting link, a pdf copy of the Haggadah and some food and setup information for the seder.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 847-868-0195 or email at sanctuarymessianic@gmail.com.

Regarding Shabbat Service for March 28, 2020

Sanctuary Messianic Family,

Shalom in the magnificent wonderous grace of Messiah Y’shua.

Thank you to each one that responded regarding our fellowship this coming weekend.  Though the responses varied, it was encouraging to see a heart of faith in each response.  I thank God for the reality of Messiah in each person.

Through your responses, prayer, and the always present help of the Holy Spirit, we believe that we have a unique creative solution that will fit our precious fellowship.  We are not forsaking the fellowshipping of ourselves together, yet at the same time, we are honoring our civic leaders, our community, as well as our building owners, RIMI.  

So here is our plan:

  • We will have a “drive-in” service at RIMI parking lot on Saturday morning 10:30 AM.
  • Cars will be arranged in a semi-circle facing a small podium with outdoor microphone.
  • Pastor Art will share the word from the podium.
  • Sister Nancy may lead songs with guitar from podium or back of pickup truck.
  • We have a GoToMeeting scheduled for 10:30 am for remote participation. 
  • GoToMeeting info is at the end of this email.
  • The RIMI building will be open for the use of the restrooms.
  • We will have disinfectant wipes at each doorway and bathroom.
  • Those entering building will be asked to wipe down items touched before and after use.
  • Weather forecast is rain and overcast – staying in cars will be the primary plan.
  • If the weather is warm and sunny – people may want to bring lawn chairs or sit on cars.
  • Light breakfast and Hebrew Honey at 9:15 am are canceled.
  • We strongly encourage people to come early.  It may take a bit of direction for parking.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own communion items, snacks or refreshments.
  • We will not be serving food, but we can do a parking lot in-car Oneg.

This plan enables us to meet at our usual location.  It will be physically distancing, yet spiritually connecting.  We will be able to see and hear each other but from a distance. 

As we mentioned before there is no judgement that this is better or worse than decisions made by other congregations.  There is also no judgment or criticism for anyone that decides that it would be best not to attend this meeting.

We ask for your prayers that this may open up doors for additional contact and ministry to the surrounding neighborhood.

God is good and His kindness (Chesed, Charis, Grace-Mercy) is forever!

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Art and Deb Weiner

Don and Nancy Kurtz

Here is GoToMeeting info:  you must first download GoToMeeting on phone, tablet or computer.

SHABBAT
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/ChantalOLeary/shabbat
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 829-271-789
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/829271789

From the Rabbi

Sanctuary Messianic

Shabbat March 21, 2020

Ministerial leaders throughout our country have been pressed and concerned about the decision whether to continue meetings during this unique time in our nation. We have talked with others, prayed, considered various viewpoints, and sought the Holy Spirit’s help for our precious community of faith. Our decision is to continue our Shabbat services including Hebrew Honey this weekend. Below are some significant points to consider in this decision.

• We do not view a congregation meeting as simply a social gathering. We are community public servants, Messiah’s public servants to others. Police, fire department, healthcare, etc., these continue in times of crisis. We believe that we are called to minister in times of crisis. Just like other public servants, who put themselves in potential harm’s way, especially during crisis, we recognize that we may be doing the same.

• We do not believe or want to convey that this is a better decision than those congregations that are choosing not to meet.

• If anyone has a need to visit healthcare during this time; (even if it is not related to the coronavirus), that visit can place them in a social setting that can be more susceptible to the transmission of the coronavirus. Some people may make decisions to put off some healthcare for this reason. We understand that some may decide not to attend Shabbat services for this reason. We honor and respect that decision. We encourage all our Sanctuary Messianic community to respect these types of decisions. There is no judgment or criticism for anyone and the choices that they make during this season.

• We believe that for those that are continuing to meet, it is important to communicate these types of decisions with other people with whom we may also have contact.

• We ask anyone attending Shabbat services to take extra care with handwashing and general hygiene concerns.

• Deb and I have prepared a personal ministry statement regarding this difficult time. Art and Deb Weiner – Response to Coronavirus

• If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

In His grace,

Art and Deb Weiner

Sanctuary Messianic Congregation

sanctuarymessianic@gmail.com

847-868-0195

Did you know

We have a regular Saturday morning light breakfast at 9 AM, followed by a Hebrew Honey lesson at 9:15 AM!

Come join us for some food and fellowship!

cooking

Updates

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