14 Days of Devotion - Day 3: He is Risen, Just As He Said
on May 5th, 2021
May 5th at sundownToday is day 39 of counting the OmerToday is day 39 out of EgyptToday is day 39 of Messiah resurrected "He is Risen, Just As He Said." Matthew 28:1-9  1 Now after Shabbat, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Miriam of Magdala and the other Miriam came to look at the tomb.
2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of Adonai descended from heaven and c...  Read More
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14 Days of Devotion - Day 2: When We’re Weary, He Speaks Life
on May 4th, 2021
May 4th at sundownToday is day 38 of counting the OmerToday is day 38 out of EgyptToday is day 38 of Messiah resurrected When We’re Weary, He Speaks Life Daniel 10:17-1917 'For how can this servant of my Lord speak with my Lord since no strength remains in me and no spirit is left in me?’18 “Again the one who looked like a man touched me and strengthened me.19 Then he said: ‘Highly valued man, do ...  Read More
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14 Days of Devotion - Day 1: Why Count the Omer?
on May 3rd, 2021
May 3rd at sundownToday is day 37 of counting the OmerToday is day 37 out of EgyptToday is day 37 of Messiah resurrected Why Count the Omer? Leviticus 23:9-229 Adonai spoke to Moses saying:
 10 “Speak to Bnei-Yisrael and tell them: When you have come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you are to bring the Omer of the firstfruits of your harvest to the kohen.
11 He is to ...  Read More
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14 Days of Devotion: Introduction
on May 3rd, 2021
14 Days of Devotion: A guide for reading Scripture and praying together during the counting of the Omer At Restoration, we have made it a priority to seek God by reading His word and prayer. During this season of the counting of the Omer, we have decided to do this by collectively participating in this devotional as a congregation in the 14 days leading up to Shavuot. Each day at sundown we will post a reading on the blog...  Read More
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Emor - May 1, 2021
on April 29th, 2021
Torah Portion:Emor - May 1, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 Portion Summary:—Laws for priests and Levites are given.—The commanded festivals are detailed.—Laws on keeping the lampstand lit and on the showbread are given.—The blasphemer is judged.—Penalties for crimes and “an eye for an eye” are spoken...  Read More
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Acharei Mot/Kedoshim - April 24, 2021
on April 22nd, 2021
Torah Portion: Acharei Mot/Kedoshim - April 24, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 16:1-20:27 Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 Devotional by Matt Gile: Teach Me Torah While Standing on One Foot...  Read More
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Tazria/Metzora - April 17, 2021
on April 15th, 2021
Torah Portion:Tazria/Metzora - April 17, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 12:1-15:33 Haftarah: 2 Kings 7:3-20 Portion Summary:—The laws for a woman who has given birth are given.—The protocol for skin and infection in fabric are given.—The ritual of the cleansing of a “leper” is detailed.—Rituals concerning plagues of a house are discussed.—Laws concerning discharges of men and women are given...  Read More
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Sh'mini - April 10, 2021
on April 8th, 2021
Torah Portion:Sh’mini - April 10, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Portion Summary:—The offering for the eighth day is commanded.—Aaron sacrifices for himself and then the people.—Aaron blesses the people.—Sons of Aaron offer strange fire and are consumed by fire.—The laws of eating the meal offering are given.—Kosher laws are detailed...  Read More
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6-Week Sermon Q&A with Rabbi Matt
on April 5th, 2021
We are continuing to pause our regular Connect Groups to give our group leaders rest in this season, and doing something different. Rabbi Aybars hosted a fantastic Zoom Bible study last quarter, and Rabbi Matt is leading our next 6-week Zoom group: a Q&A on the upcoming sermon series “The Other Six.” Listen to the week’s sermon, then bring your questions to this online gathering, starting on Thurs...  Read More
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Outdoor Passover Service and 1-Hour Passover
on March 25th, 2021
Passover is this week! Join us on Saturday, March 27 at 1pm for an outdoor Passover service, in the parking lot on the north side of the church building. The gathering will last about an hour, face masks are required, and chairs will be spaced out to maintain a safe distance. Our 1-Hour Passover seder video will be available starting March 26 on the Restoration app and YouTube. At the service you’...  Read More
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Getting Ready for Passover
on March 25th, 2021
Our friends at Tent & Table made these beautiful pics last year to help you to set up for Passover this week (starts at sundown March 27th). Our Passover video will drop tomorrow, March 26th, for you to have Passover at home....  Read More
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Tzav - March 27, 2021
on March 25th, 2021
Torah Portion: Tzav - March 27, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-3:24 Portion Summary:—God gives the rituals for the burnt, meal, sin, guilt, and shalom offerings to Moses for Aaron.—Kosher laws against eating fat, blood, and animals killed by other animals are given.—The anointing ritual of the priests is completed. Devotional by Janet Cothrell: The Fire of Love “The fire on the a...  Read More
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