- Shalom friends:
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenging event for many of us. But all is not lost. We can say, GOD is faithful, He never fails. The leadership of Rosh Pinah has an established history of facing challenges head-on while steadfastly looking to the LORD for His guidance and sustaining provision during the challenges. Seeking the wellbeing of the congregation is deeply rooted in our hearts and motivates our decisions.
To those who extend prayer and faithfully offer continued support for the community during these times, we say, ‘todah rabah’ - thank you very much. Such sacrifices are pleasing to the LORD. (Hebrews 13:6)
Currently, the Rosh Pinah Elders agree that it is wise and best not to meet at the Rosh Pinah building. This Shabbat, December 5, and the next Shabbat, December 12, Shabbat services are cancelled. Also during this same time span, all meetings including Tuesday prayer and Bible study at the building are canceled. The Elders continue to prayerfully monitor the situation. So please avail yourselves of the Rosh Pinah website for the latest news, updates, and teachings.
Though the facility is closed, we remain an active community but in a different way.
While we are closed, we plan to:
- make available a recorded message each Shabbat.
- facilitate a live-via-Zoom Shabbaton discussion on the Torah portion each Shabbat at 2:15 pm.
- have a live-via-Zoom Bible study each Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
- conduct a live-via-Zoom Prayer Meeting, each Tuesday time to be determined.
- convene a men’s meeting live-via-Zoom Men’s Meeting THIS SUNDAY at 9:30am
- forward soon to the ladies, details of the Ladies Zoom Hanukkah meeting; Sunday, December 13, 2:30pm
(Feel free to invite like-minded family and friends to attend these free sessions and remember to forward or share the recorded teachings with others, too.)
And there is more!
GOD willing, the first night of Hanukkah, Thursday December 10 at 7 PM we will host a community Zoom menorah lighting, each of us participating in our own homes with our own menorah and candles. Watch for the specific details.
We are also very excited about the soon-to-be released Rosh Pinah newsletter, HaShofar. Please watch for the arrival of the newsletter in the near future.
We have also prayerfully completed the Tuesday night Bible study schedule for 2021. The topics will be posted on the Rosh Pinah website by January 1, GOD willing.
Even in a time of uncertainty, we sense the LORD is with our community in a remarkable way. By His grace, we will walk through this challenge together.
We are trusting ADONAI to lead and to provide for the congregation as we put Him, His work, and the wellbeing of His flock above all else.
Now, let’s go forward together, grateful to Yeshua, the One whose love is sure even in unsure times.
Sincerely and prayerfully,
Rabbi Michael and the Elders of Rosh Pinah