April 29—May 6 Announcements

Israel Independence Day is on Monday May 1st, along with Mike and Patti’s 41st wedding anniversary Leadership Meeting: May 7th 11 -12:30 at Mike and Patti’s Baby dedication: May 6th during the service Messianic Jewish Book and Judaica Fair: Sunday May 7th 2-4 pm in the Conference Room (cash, cheques, credit cards and Interact accepted) (note the time change) Quarterly Meeting: after the service, May 13th, with a nosh Lethbridge Shavuot Ordination Rally: Sunday June 4th (Melissa and Dan David performing) Marvin Kramer will be sharing with us on Saturday May10th. We will be having a nosh after service, instead […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Shalom Everyone, Today the worldwide Jewish community is commemorating Holocaust Memorial day, when at least six million of our people were systematically murdered by the Nazi war machine. However this number was taken from captured Nazi records and only counts those who were officially incarcerated and had their names and their deaths recorded. There is no official record of those who were killed before they were incarcerated, nor those who perished when the Nazi death squads overran east Europe and effectively annihilated whole Jewish communities that had been there for up to a thousand years. Hundreds of Jewish villages were […]

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Celebrating Simchat Torah tomorrow

shalom Mishpocah, Tomorrow we are going to roll the scroll back to the beginning and read from the first and last verses of both the Old and New Testaments in as many languages as we can.  Please remember to bring your bag of individually wrapped chocolates and take your turn as we dance the scroll seven times around the sanctuary. We want to cover one of the front tables with chocolates and allow our children to char be up at the end of the service to eat as much as their parents will et them and take home what is […]

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Black Sabbath

Last Saturday was Black Sabbath. It was officially Tisha B’AV – the date when both temples were destroyed, but when the 9th of Av occurs on a Sabbath it is commemorated on the next day, Sunday. I am saddened by the loss of the temples, but in shul I said the real loss was not a loss of real estate, but the loss of relationship, when covenant violations allowed the enemies of the Jewish people to burn the temples and scatter us among the nations. So many people seem to be turning on the Jewish people by attacking Israel and […]

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Summer & Fall

We had an excellent annual picnic on Saturday. It rained heavily early Saturday morning, just before sunrise and the grass was still wet when got to our picnic site. Then the sun came out and shone for the whole time we were at the site and people were even taking refuge in the shade. Our service was quite short but the fellowship and the food was quite good. It was nice to relax and chat with no time constraints. The only problem for me was the bug spray that wafted through the air every so often. Patti and I are […]

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June Update

We had a wonderful Shavuot service on shabbat, where our children put on a play about Ruth! We had an amazing Oneg where people fellowshiped and dined well into the afternoon. Earlier this week, I took an immirgant Israeli family to the border in order for them to qualify for Permanent Residence status – over 16 hours of good fellowship and eventually rejoicing, because they were granted this next step towards citizenship. On Sunday I participated in a Shavuot rally in Calgary, which I enjoyed until a musical group used a smoke machine and I could no longer stay in […]

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A Busy Week

This has been such a busy week! Usually things settle down after Passover, but this year they seem to be getting more interesting! We had an excellent Shabbat service this last week and an incredible celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. Thanks you for all the warm wishes! We had a family dinner last night at one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants (kosher, gluten free and dairy free!), and I only got zapped with scent at the end of the meal! We are praying for the situation in Fort McMurray and it is quite overwhelming. I am glad that the […]

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Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost)

June 11th-12th, 2016 Beth Shechinah –  Saturday June 11th at 10:30 AM (2635-32St. SW) North West Family Church –  Saturday June 11th 6:30 PM; Sunday June 12th at 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM (1037 Eamon Road NW) Dear Friends: As a Messianic Community in Alberta we are inviting Believers from around Alberta to join together for a special weekend to celebrate the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) on June 11th and 12th. For the past few years the Messianic community in Alberta has been meeting in Lethbridge to celebrate Shavuot. This year we will be meeting in Calgary for a special gathering. […]

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April Fools

Today is April Fool’s and many people try their best to fool other people and I have been good at it over the years – nothing malicious, but eminently believable for the unsuspecting and the uncritical! Only 21 more days until our Passover Seder, no fooling. There are five special Shabbats this month – Shabbat Parah (red heifer – Adam’s cow – He was made in Adam’s image so He could defeat sin and be our perfecet sacrifice); Shabbat HaChodesh – (the beginning of Nissan when Pharaoh was warned that G-d’s patience was done and deliverance was going to happen). […]

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