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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


December 2014

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.


Friday, Dec 5, 7PM – Tikkun Emissaries, Tzofyia and Avi Rogers teaching "Deception Revealed" exposes the deception and seduction in today's culture.

Saturday, Dec 6, 10AM – special guests Tikkun Emissaries, Tzofyia and Avi Rogers teaching "Gifts of the Spirit" an in-depth, practical understanding of the 9 gifts 1 Corinthian 12.

Sunday, Dec 7, 1PM – Tikkun Emissaries, Tzofyia and Avi Rogers teaching "Hearing God's Voice" 24 ways in Scripture that God communicates with His people.

Saturday, Dec 13, after services, Sisterhood Chanukah celebration -- covered dish luncheon and gift exchange game. All ladies, please join us.

Saturday, Dec 20, 1PM – Chanukah Celebration – traditional Chanukah Music, Israeli Dancing, Potato Latkes, Donuts, Food, Fun for All Ages


Dec 6

VaYislach – he sent
Genesis 32:4(3) – 36:43
Obadiah 1:1-21
John 1:19 –2:12, Matthew 26:36–46
Readers – Elvgren

Dec 13 VaYeshev – he continued living
Genesis 37:1 – 40:23
Amos 2:6 – 3:8
John 2:13 – 4:42, Acts 7:9-16
Readers – Knight

Dec 20 Miketz – at the end
Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
1 Kings 3:15 – 4:1
John 1:1–18
Dec 27 VaYigash – and he drew near
Genesis 44:18 – 47:27
Ezekiel 37:15–28
John 5:1–47, Luke 6:9–16
Readers – McCormick

Getting Healthy Emotionally…

During our first targeted prayer session together I emphasized focusing on emotional healing during our time together. Our session was divided equally between inward and outward focuses. Emotional healing, I believe, is the really good stuff that God wants for us. If a school of ships are moving together and one has internal engine problems it cannot help colliding with the other ships.

We talk much of outreach and impacting the Jewish community, but not much of our inward readiness to absorb such a revival if it does come. Perhaps G-d is biding His time until we are a bit healthier? Emotional Quotient (EQ) is talked of much today and is defined as a measurement of a person's ability to monitor his or her emotions, to cope with pressures and demands, and to control his or her thoughts and actions.

Our emotional quotient effects our ability to evaluate and effect situations and relationships with others---in short, our emotional immaturity prevents us from entering into and maintaining high trust (healthy) friendships.

Some of the experts have suggested that most of the emotional problems among believers stem from two things: the failure to understand, receive, and live out God's unconditional grace and forgiveness and the failure to give out that unconditional grace and forgiveness to others.

Perhaps this is why the unmerciful slave in Matthew's parable (Matthew 18:21-35) was unable to release his fellow slave from debt. The unmerciful slave never fully understood how much he himself was released from his own debt; he never really believed that he was forgiven and, therefore, was unable to truly release his fellow servant.

Becoming a healthy congregation means becoming an emotionally healthy congregation. We've all noticed that when we became believers our problems didn't vanish. In fact, in some respects they got worse. Why? Because there was no more running away and self-deception. The Holy Spirit purposely brought our problems into focus so that we could bring them to God finally and deal with them together.

Let's pray for a functional theology. A head theology is not the answer. We need a theology of the Good News of God's awesome grace and forgiveness that penetrates deep into our souls (emotions) and affects how we walk and act and relate to one another. I know I need it.

Shalom, Ned


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:
6th – Bob
13th – Sue
20th – Mike K.
27th – Lynnise