Good News for the Assembly of Bet Yeshurun No.114 / May 30, 2009
Calendar of Events
May 25 Day One of the Third Moon (Month) began at 8:57 pm
May 29 Goal Setting Course Review Starts 8:00 pm Ron
May 30 Praise/Worship - Psalm 18 Starts 1:00 pm Don
May 31 Pentecost Festival (Metro Beach) Starts 11:00 am
June 1 Pentecost Festival (Detroit) Starts 7:00 pm
June 2 Pentecost Festival (Kensington) Starts 1:00 pm
June 5 Torah Study Session – Prov. 10 Starts 8:00 pm Ron
June 6 Praise/Worship - Psalm 19 Starts 1:00 pm Don
June 7 Bara’ Prayer Meeting Starts 7:30 pm Don
June 12 Torah Study Session – Prov. 11 Starts 8:00 pm Ron
June 13 Praise/Worship - Psalm 20 Starts 1:00 pm Don
June 14 Bara’ Prayer Meeting Starts 7:30 pm Don
June 19 Torah Study Session – Prov. 12 Starts 8:00 pm Ron
June 20 Praise/Worship - Psalm 21 Starts 1:00 pm Don
June 21 Bara’ Prayer Meeting Starts 7:30 pm Don
June 26 Torah Study Session – Prov. 13 Starts 8:00 pm Ron
June 27 Praise/Worship - Psalm 22 Starts 1:00 pm Don
June 28 Bara’ Prayer Meeting Starts 7:30 pm Don
Suggested Scripture for Next 14 Days
Numbers 1, 1 to 4, 20
Hosea 2, 1-23
On the 12 tribes of Israel: Luke 22, 30; Revelation 7, 1–8; 21, 12
On the spiritual priesthood of believers: 1Peter 2, 9
YHVH’s “throne” in heaven (Tabernacle prototype): Revelation 4, 1–11
The qualifications for spiritual leadership: 1Timothy 3, 1–7; Titus 1, 5–9
YHSVH on blessings and curses: Matthew 7, 21–27
Blessings for keeping Yah’s commandments: John 14, 15–21; 15, 10–12
Elohim’s judgment against the Torahless: Romans 1, 18; 2, 2–10
Put off wicked lifestyles: Ephesians 5:1–7; Colossians 3, 1–10
YHSVH delivers saints from Elohim’s wrath: 1Thessalonians 1, 10; 5, 9
Elohim’s wrath on wicked at end times: Rev. 11,18; 14,10.19; 15,1; 16,1.19
(Adapted from a story by Joseph J. Mazzella)
My sons and I decided to walk around a lake near our home the other day. It is such a glorious place to spend a spring afternoon as leaves sprout on trees and flowers rise from the earth. It has a well worn gravel path that circles the entire lake. You can walk at your own pace and delight in all the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s a perfect place to get in touch with Yah and to fill your soul with joy.
The only problem with the path being so near the water is that erosion can cause holes to develop along the walkway. It was while we walked along it the other day that one of the holes caught my son unawares. He stumbled and almost fell, but thankfully was able to reach out and take my hand. I steadied him and we walked on for a while, holding hands, feeling connected in our love for each other.
I think sometimes the troubles we face on our journey through life are a lot like those holes in the ground. They are always causing us to stumble and sometimes even to fall. It’s good to know that we can always reach out and take the hand of our Heavenly Father. He is always there by our side to pick us up and steady us. He is always ready for us to take His hand and walk on with Him connected in love forever.
Reach out, take Yah’s loving hand the next time you stumble and fall on your journey through life. And after you take it, never let it go again. Walk on with Yah forever, choosing love and sharing joy with each step you take. Always remember that with Yah’s loving hand to steady your walk, you can use your other hand to reach out and help those who have fallen as well. The journey through life, after all, is always better when you are holding the hands of those you love.
“But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” (John 16, 32)
Feel the Rhythm
“All you peoples, clap your hands, shout to Elohim with joyful cries.” Ps. 47, 1
One of our Bet Yeshurun family members just developed her first musical talent. Eliana, now 16-months old, can clap her hands. This simple act doesn’t require fine motor skills or the perception of pitch, yet it will serve as a foundation for the rest of Eliana’s training.
Rhythm and repetition are strongly connected to memory. We all know how hard it is to break a rhythm once it is fixed in our mind. Do you remember learning the alphabet? How about your first hymn? Do you still sing it the way you learned it? During a Praise & Worship session, how do you feel when a hymn is sung differently from the way you first learned to sing it?
Though we may not want to relearn a habit, or follow someone who seems different, harmony is worth it in the end. There is value to having common goals. The only way to create a common goal is to listen to each other before pushing our own agenda or dismissing the opposition.
So clap along and sing praise to our King. Feel the beat of Elohim’s love.
“Father, please give me ears to hear the voices that proclaim your Word.”
__ Ministry Teams
Teaching Don F., Ron G.
Praise & Worship Diana F., Diane H., Gayle G., Jessica C.,
Mary D., Mary P., Pam K., Shelia B., Vanessa R.
Kitchen & Fellowship Annette C., Barb J., Diane H., Gayle G.,
Hannah S., Jeff K., Jessica C., Pam K., Shelia B., Vanessa R.
Youth Curt R., Kim C, Jeff K., Jessica C., Linda G., Shelia B.
Hospital & Home Diana F., Diane H., Don F., Hannah S.,
Jessica C., Linda G., Shelia B.
Prison Curt R., Diana F., Gayle G., Geraldine R., Jeff K.,
Jimmy S., Mary P., Nowanna B., Shelia B., Tilda M.
New Member Diana F., Diane H., Jessica C., Shelia B.
Prayer Diana F., Diane H., Hannah S., Jan K., Mary D.,
Mary P., Pam K., Ruby G.,Shelia B., Vanessa R.
Outreach & Evangelism Diana F., Diane H., Jeff K.,
Linda G., Mary P., Shelia B.
The Shofar & Website Annette C., Curt R., Jill M., Jory B., Linda G.
Administrative Curt R., Don F., Georgia M.,
Hannah S., Jill M., Ron G.
Men’s Council Brian E., Cedric B. Curt R., Don F. John B., Ron G.
Craftsmanship Curt R., Dianne F., Diane H.,
Gayle G., Hannah S., Jan K., Shelia B.
Ministry Team Meetings The following Ministry Teams are meeting today: Prison (5:30); Praise & Worship (5:45); Hospital & Home (6:00); Youth (6:15); New Member (6:30) and Craftsmanship (6:45). If you are on any of these teams, or are interested in joining, please attend.
Pentecost, YHVH’s Next Festival Members, families and friends of Bet Yeshurun will celebrate Pentecost 2009 at three times and locations. On May 31, music, praise, study and a pot blessing meal will begin at 11:00 am in Metro Beach’s Surfside Pavilion. For an evening of more worship, blessings and scripture reading visit Ron’s Detroit House (16909 Monica) on June 1 at 7:00 pm. Then gather for one more afternoon of Pentecost fellowship on June 2 at the North Martindale Picnic Area in Kensington Metro Park. Festivities will start at 1:00 pm and last until? To register or get a map for these events please go to the back table. Metro Parks charge fees of $5/day per vehicle, which will be paid by Bet Yeshurun. Please see Curt to carpool or for more details.
Children Scripture Readings Look for the children of Bet Yeshurun to resume their Scripture readings at Saturday services soon.
Bet Yeshurun Website Visit www.messianics.us for informative studies, a Prayer Line, our statement of faith, assembly pictures and related sites.Thoughts for Meditation:
“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” - Helen Keller
“Improve your own character first, then that of others.” - Moses ibn Ezra
“You can’t do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it may be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson