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From the Rabbi

Dear Sanctuary Messianic Family,

Shalom Shalom!  Perfect peace in the magnificent name of Y’shua.

Congratulations to Joshua Hill and to Grace Hill for their Mikveh/Baptism last Sunday.  We are thankful for the faith and testimony of these precious ones in Messiah Jesus.  It was also a wonderful blessing to enjoy a combined time of fellowship with our brethren from Agape Gathering Place.  Thank you to Terry and Annette for hosting this special event.

This coming Shabbat we will have our annual meeting immediately after the service.  This is an opportunity for the congregational leadership to share updates regarding the on-going ministry of Sanctuary Messianic.  We encourage all those that consider themselves members and/or regular attenders to join the meeting.  Though we are not “serving” food from the kitchen, everyone is invited to bring their own “sack” lunch/refreshments for the fellowship time. 

Also an update about recorded messages:  They are up-to-date.  Here is a link for the Gems for Genesis series:


Here is a link for the excellent message that Ace Tilson gave regarding the Holy Spirit:


For those of you who would like to join this Shabbat’s meeting online.  The link is at the bottom of this email.   We will plan to keep the GoToMeeting available for the annual meeting as well.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

In Messiah,

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From the Rabbi

Shalom brethren!

In these tough times, we can find the best and most solid words in the scriptures. We can be reminded that believers throughout the ages have faced many difficult and perplexing times.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our bod.”

(2 Corinthians 4:7-10).

That does not necessarily make it easier for us, but, it can encourage us that our trials are not without precedent. Praying that each of us finds our strength in Messiah throughout these difficult days.

We will again have a “Drive-In” Shabbat service this coming Saturday, April 4, 2020. At the end of this email is information for those that would like to participate through GoToMeeting. There will be no Hebrew Honey class this Saturday.

Passover – We have creative plan. We are calling it our 2020 GoTo Passover Plan. The information is on our website. All our invited; please see website page here.

At Passover we celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt and more importantly our freedom from sin through Messiah Y’shua. This year we ask the Holy Spirit to also give us great freedom from fear during these troubled days.

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

Blessings in the always grace of Messiah.

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Sat, Apr 4, 2020 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (CDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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From the Rabbi

March 20, 2020

Dear Sanctuary Messianic Community of Faith,

Shalom in the magnificent name of Messiah Y’shua.

We are clearly living in challenging times. They are also exciting times; we have this opportunity to live as lights in a dark time.  One of the things that has been a reflective point this week; fear begets fear, faith begets faith.  We want to be ones that beget faith and not fear.  We have made the decision to continue our regular Shabbat services.  Our decision and explanation are posted here: Rebbes Current Corner

We are a small yet precious band of brothers in Messiah Jesus.  Even if only a handful meet tomorrow; we are confident that even the smallest gathering of believers will be a blessing.

Though we have been a bit slow in posting the audio for our messages, we have been updating the smilingmaven website and are attempting to bring it up to date.  We are also looking into possible ways to ministering through “remote” technology.  On this note: we are receptive to some volunteer help with these types of resources.

We encourage you to read the article on our decision to meet, pray about joining us, but know that you are loved, and appreciated whatever you decide about meeting tomorrow.

Blessings in the incomparable King,

Art and Deb Weiner

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Additional Note:  Art’s Message from last Saturday – Recognize false gods of 2020

                             Available here. https://smilingmavenministries.com/march-2020/

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



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