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Growing a community of followers of Yeshua, bringing Him to Jewish Pittsburgh and beyond !
© 2012 - Abraham E. Sandler, Congregational LeaderofMaoz Tzur - Rock of Ages Messianic Jewish Congregation. All rights reserved.
PO Box 225 East McKeesport, PA 15035 - (412) 609-1117
FRIDAY NIGHT - SERVICES & GATHERINGS
EVERY 1st FRIDAY each month -
MESSIANIC JEWISH SHABBAT SERVICE - 7:30pm
ALL OTHER FRIDAYS - S.D.A.I.T.S. -
Shabbat Dinner And Informal Torah Study - 7:30 pm
( read more below, after info on Shabbat Service )
MESSIANIC JEWISH FRIDAY NIGHT
7:30pm - every 1st Friday of each month
Our Messianic Congregation is VERY GRATEFUL for
meeting space at:
North Hills Alliance Church
2298 Rochester Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 MAPGod instructs us in His Word - "Work six days. Rest for one."
Shabbat (Sabbath) is a time to acknowledge all are equally inept and inadequate compared to the perfection our Creator intended for us... and ... that we are unable to restore ourselves to the unblemished status in which He originally made us.
Hallelujah! Our God and our Creator is also our Salvation (Isaiah 12:2) ! He provided redemption from the prison of our rebellion against Him, and He Himself provided a Ransom - His Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) - to pay the price for freedom from our darkness.
We Light the Shabbat (Sabbath) Candles to show we want to walk by The Light of The Way God's Words lays out for us.
We celebrate our Creator and Redeemer through Jewish liturgy that we find in
agreement with Scripture and through joyous Jewish melody and dance
(with a few Gentile songs of praise thrown in for good measure!)
There is time of looking into The Scriptures - both Old and New Testaments -
where we show how they two are in agreement pointing to One God of Israel,
revealed through His Scriptures, His People and most importantly through
His Messiah - Yeshua - Jesus - the "visible expression of the invisible God."
We invite you come join our community as we gather to spend time with our King, Redeemer, Savior and Shield! We find that each time we turn our attention together to Him, we experience His Power and Love, and go out even more full of His joy which is our strength!
ALL OTHER FRIDAYS
(weeks 2 - 5) EACH MONTH
S.D.A.I.T.S. - Shabbat Dinner And
Informal Torah Study
Same location as above !
Come right over after work and let someone else serve you dinner!
(You don't have to RSVP, but let us know you are coming if you can)
At about 7:30 we will light the Shabbat Candles, say the blessing, and also welcome God' Shabbat with a few other elements of our Friday night prayers/liturgy.
Then, Shabbat Dinner is Served (Covered Dish Buffet Dinner). Once every one has their food, we begin an INFORMAL TORAH STUDY. Some weeks we will discuss the weekly Torah PARASHA (portion to be read that week in Synagogue). Other weeks will be a Bible Study on specific subject.
Some info about the Weekly Torah Portions
Long ago (there is evidence that this happened long before the time of
Yeshua - Jesus) the Jewish Scriptures were divided up into portions.
Each Shabbat a portion was read aloud to the people. The portions were
arranged so that the entire Torah - the Five Books of Moses - would be
read each year. Along with the Torah portion there are readings from the
HafTorah (the rest of Jewish Scriptures, "beyond" The Torah) which serve
as something of a commentary on the Torah portion.
As believers in Yeshua, we also believe the New Testament - the teachings of Jesus and His immediate disciples - shows the fulfillment and true meaning of the Jewish Scriptures.
Come prepared - read the weekly Torah and HafTorah Portion before Friday.
(Find out what those passages are by looking at our Congregational Calendar... look at the Saturday AFTER our Friday night meeting ... look for the G R A Y box that starts with "Parashat ..." these are the passages being read THAT week in synagogues around the world. Click on that gray box to bring up the chapter and verse references for that week. )
At our Friday night Torah study - share what these passages of Scripture mean to you. Give your opinion as one or two New Testament passages that you think are related to the Jewish Scripture texts.
(NOTE: FOR MAY AND JUNE 2017 - we'll be studying BEING FILLED WITH AND MOVING INT HE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
space to gather graciously provided by North Hills Church -
2298 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (North Hills) MAP