March 2017

Adar — Nisan  5777

March 4
T’ruma (Contribution)
Exodus 25:1-27:19
I Kings 5:26(12)-6:13
Matthew 5:33-37; Mark 3:1-4:41; Hebrews 9:1-10
Reader(s) — Knight, Fred & Renae
March 11
Tetsaveh (You shall command)
Exodus 27:20-30:10
Ezekiel 43:10-27
Mark 4:35-5:43; Hebrews 13:10-17
Reader(s) — PURIM
March 18
Ki Tisa (When you take)
Exodus 30:11-34:35
I Kings 18:1-39
Matthew 9:35-11:1; Mark 7:1-8:38;
I Corinthians 8:4-13
Reader(s) — Donna Novich
March 25
VaYakhel (And he assembled)
Exodus 35:1-38:20
I Kings 7:13-26; 40-50
Mark 6:14-29; II Corinthians 9:6-11
March 25
P’kudei (Accounts)
Exodus 38:21-40:38
I Kings 7:51-8:21
Mark 10:1-52; John 6:1-71; II Corinthians 3:7-18
Reader(s) — Quinn

Remembering God’s Faithfulness

The book of Esther records the institution of the annual festival of Purim and keeps alive for later generations the memory of the  great deliverance of the Jewish people.  Through Mordecai and his cousin Hadassah, who became Queen Esther, God manifested His sovereignty, saving His people and fulfilling His judgment of the Amalekites through the demise of evil Haman.

When Mordecai asks Esther how does she know that she was not in her position  for such a time as this, God is speaking to all of us.  Just as God had a plan to save the Jewish people in Babylonia through Mordecai and Esther, he has a plan to reconcile the world to Himself and He has a part for each one of us to fulfill.