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

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.


Art and Deb Weiner

Don and Nancy Kurtz

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

Sat, Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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:

Passover Seder Tickets

Sanctuary Messianic Congregation

is hosting a

Passover Seder!

Our Seder will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 6:00 PM, at the RIMI location (1949 Old Elm Rd, Lindenhurst, IL  60046) where we regularly meet for Shabbat Services.

To purchase tickets, please click on the PayPal button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate for tickets.

Ticket costs are $5.00 for each adult, and $1.00 for each (under 18) child.

After purchasing, please email us to let us know how many tickets you have purchased, which kind (adult and/or child) and what name your tickets are under so we can reserve your seats for the Seder.

Email to, please use PASSOVER SEDER in the subject line. Also use this email and subject if you have any questions, or you can call at 847-868-0195.

Thank you! Hope to see you there!


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Welcome Rabbi Art

Please join us this Saturday in welcoming our new Rabbi, Art Weiner, in his inaugural service at Sanctuary Messianic!

It is a time of transition, and new beginnings, and we look forward to a long and fruitful ministry with Rabbi Art and his lovely wife, Debra.

We hope to see you there!

1949 Old Elm Rd, Lindenhurst, IL  60046


Thank you Rabbi Steve

Dear Rabbi Steve,

It is with great joy that we celebrate the service you have given to us at Sanctuary Messianic.  You have daily lived out your commitment to the Lord, and to us, and we cannot thank you enough for that.  You have shown love, encouragement, support, leadership; you have shared in our marriages, and in our sorrows.  You have never wavered in your dedication, through good times and bad.

There is also some sadness here, for you will be greatly missed!  For twenty years you have led this congregation and things will feel strange without you.  But we can take comfort in knowing you leave us in good hands. 

Thank you for all you have done.  Thank you for being our Rabbi. 

May the Lord bless you richly, and abundantly, as you begin this new phase in your life! 

Congregation Sanctuary Messianic

You Are Invited!

Retirement Party for Rabbi Steve!

When #1:

Saturday, June 8, 2019

An afternoon picnic following Shavuot services (approximately 12:30 pm)

When #2:

Monday, June 10, 2019

An evening dinner at 6:30 pm


Both events will take place at RIMI 1949 Old Elm Rd, Lindenhurst, IL  60046

Please contact Nancy through Facebook for more information.


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Passover Seder


April 27

2:00 pm

RSVP requested

Please be sure to RSVP at 847-868-0195 so we know you’re coming!

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