June Update

Published June 14, 2016 by Rabbi Mike in Rabbi's Posts

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 the sanctuary. I made it home and spent most of yesterday recovering.

We are now having music practices in our home since we moved our piano up from the basement – our grandkids love it too!

I put a post on my Facebook Page about the slaughter of innocent people in Orlando because hatred and murder are never acceptable responses to people we disagree with. Join me in praying for the families who lost love ones and for the wounded survivors who are struggling to understand why this happened.

Next week we are going to be starting Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes on Tuesdays in our home. Let me know if you are interested. It is always exciting to see people decide to fully identify as Messianic Judaism, even though this is not a requirement for people who want to join with us without becoming Jews.

Later this week, I am giving a presentation on the meaning of Passover at a Chinese church – it is so exciting to be heathy enough to do this.

Our friend, Alastair Brown will be sharing with us during the shabbat service on July 9th. Come and hear him sing and share as we reconnect with him and his amazing family!

May you enjoy lots of sunshine and rest during our short Canadian summer and if you can join us fort our annual picnic on Saturday, July 30th, it would be great to see you all.

Shalom, campers!

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