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Shoresh David Messianic Congregation

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Service every Shabbat (Saturday), 10:00AM at:

105 N Park St
Monroeville, PA 15146-4013


March 2015

It is very rare for us to cancel our Shabbat services due to weather. In case of bad weather, we will post service cancellations on KDKA 1020, KDKA TV and Pittsburgh CW, as well as their websites.


Monday, March 2 and 16, 7 PM Chavurah – at the house Format: 1) we will begin with light snack. 2) A brief time of worship. 3) A brief time in the Word. Our time in God's word is not meant to be primarily for teaching---not a duplicate of our Shabbat service. Our goal is to facilitate community through group discovery, insight, and experiencing the Lord together. 4) A time of prayer

Saturday, March 7 - Purim servive is at 3:00PM. There is no morning service. Dinner will be served afterwards.

Saturday, March 21 after services – There will be Sisterhood luncheon, fellowship and study. We'll be doing lesson one from "Girls with Swords." Workbooks and books are be available, for those who want to have one.

Wednesday, March 25, 6-7 PM Target Prayer – at the house. Please consider joining

Passover Seder


A Time to Remember Together Family Style Seder

April 4th at 4:00 PM

Reservations are required by March 28th

Contact Lynnise @

412-856-1564 or lynnisej@aol.com


Mar 7

כִּי תִשָּׂא - Ki Tisa - when you take
Exodus 30:11 - 34:35
1 Kings 18:1-39
Matt. 9:35 – 11:1, 1 Cor 8:4-13

Mar 14

וַיַּקְהֵל - Vayakhel - he assembled
Exodus 35:1 – 38:20
1 Kings 7:13-26,40 – 50 Mark 6:14-29, 2
Cor 9:6-11

פְקוּדֵי - Pkudei – accounts
Exodus 38:21 - 40:38 1 Kings
7: 51 - 8:21 John 6:1-71, 2 Cor 3:7-18
Readers - Brophy

Mar 21

וַיִּקְרָא – Vayikra - he called Leviticus
1:1 - 5:26(6:7) Isaiah 43:21 - 44:23
Mark 7:1-30, Hebrews 10:1-18
Readers - Dryburgh

Mar 28

צַו – Tzav - give an order Leviticu s6:1(8) - 8:36
Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3; 9:22(23)-23(24)
Mark 7:31 – 8:38, Hebrews 8:1-
Readers – Simkins

PURIM: A Greater than Mordecai has Come!

In ancient Persia, approximately 2500 years ago, Israel's salvation came through a most unlikely source, a humble guy named Mordecai and an ordinary young woman named Esther. The story of Purim is one of the great episodes in the history of Israel where G-d stepped in to save His people. At that time Israel was in a bad way, under the heel of the Persian Empire.

About 500 years later, in the days of the Roman superpower, Israel found herself once again in a bad way, in need of salvation. There was a need for another Mordecai, actually a greater than Mordecai. The condition of Israel at that time represented a "stump." They were cut down and humiliated under the heal of the Romans. Isaiah prophesied, There shall come a rod from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of His roots (Isaiah 11:1).

Like in the days of Purim, there were only a few faithful. There was an Anna, a Simeon, and Joseph and Mary. But there was also a baby born who, in fulfillment of Issiah's prophecy, was to be the "rod' that would sprout from the stump. Although apparently dead, Israel's stump like condition still had life within---it was the holy seed of the Messiah that was to come through the Jewish people that would provide spiritual salvation to the world.

Yeshua is the greater Mordecai who has come! He has come to provide salvation from sin---our greatest human need. Our rabbis are looking for Messiah to come and repair the world (Tikkun Olam). However, our inner brokenness would not allow this before an inner change in our hearts. Messiah has come the first time to do this inward work in the human heart. He will return again later to do all the cosmetic stuff. In the meantime, it was the death of the Messiah on the cross that set in motion the New Covenant with its essential inward work promised by Jeremiah---I will put My Law within them, and on their heart I will write it.

Purim blessings,



Baruch Hashem!!!

"Keeping my vessel clean is for the here and now -- Contamination will cloud the vessel so I cannot hear God at an opportune time to help."

If you wish to support God's work at Shoresh David, please use the Pushke (offering) box on the back left wall of the sanctuary. We do not take up regular collections.

There are Shabbat school classes during services for ages 3-4, 5-12, and teens.

Month's Greeters:
7th – Bob H
14th – Ruth
21st – Christine.
28th – Sue