July 3rd @ The Lake
on June 30th, 2021
As of today (June 30th), Washington State has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, so instead of a typical Shabbat Gathering in the sanctuary, we will have a different kind of Shabbat Gathering down by the lake this Saturday, July 3, to celebrate! The emphasis will be on rest, not doing our regular work, fun, and fellowship. We will start at 10:30am and food will be served around 11:00am.Ecclesiaste...  Read More
Balak - June 26, 2021
on June 24th, 2021
Torah Portion:Balak - June 26, 2021 Torah: Numbers 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6(7)-6:8 Devotional by Matt Rosenberg: Blessed, Not Cursed. These chapters of the book of Numbers are random! They don’t seem to be connected to the rest of the narrative, leading some scholars to believe they were added later. Even the characters don’t show up again in the Torah...  Read More
Chukat - June 19, 2021
on June 17th, 2021
Torah Portion:Chukat - June 19, 2021 Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 Portion Summary:—The ritual of the red heifer is given.—The ritual for exposure to the dead is given.—Miriam dies.—God tells Moses to order the rock to give water to the complaining people, but he strikes the rock and as a result is told that he may not enter the land.—Edom refuses the people passage through their...  Read More
Korach - June 12, 2021
on June 10th, 2021
Torah Portion:Korach - June 12, 2021 Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 Portion Summary:—Korah rebels against the leadership of Moses, and he and his followers are swallowed up by the earth.—The fire pans for Korah and his rebellious kin are fashioned for reuse on the altar.—The people are angry about the loss of life, and a plague is brought down on them.—Moses sends Aaron to ...  Read More
Shelach - June 5, 2021
on June 3rd, 2021
Torah Portion:Shelach - June 5, 2021 Torah: Numbers 13:1-15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24 Portion Summary:—Scouts are sent to spy out the land.—Ten return to speak against going in, while only two are for it.—The people react in fear and the good witnesses react in anger and despair.—God is angry at the people and Moses must intercede.—God pronounces punishment: forty years in the wilderness...  Read More
Beha'alotcha - May 29, 2021
on May 28th, 2021
Torah Portion:Beha’alotcha - May 29, 2021 Torah: Numbers 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14(10)-4:7 Portion Summary:—Positioning of the lamps on the lampstands is specified.—Further rules of Passover are given.—Patterns of the cloud and fire over the Tabernacle are explained.—Silver trumpets for summoning and alerting the people are commanded to be made.—Moses’ father-in-law is offered a place...  Read More
Nasso - May 22, 2021
on May 20th, 2021
Torah Portion:Nasso - May 22, 2021 Torah: Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 Portion Summary:—The Levite families of Gershon and Merar are given the responsibilities of disassembly and transport of the other elements of the Tabernacle.—Separation of the ritually unclean from the community is established.—Penalty for wrongs against others is given...  Read More
In-Person Shabbat Gatherings Starting May 22
on May 18th, 2021
Finally, we’re back!We’re relaunching our Shabbat gatherings starting on May 22 at 10:30am, but they’ll be a little different. We’ve been consistent with our sermons online over the past year, but what we’ve missed is fellowship and singing together, so that will be our focus. The sermons will continue to be on our app/online, and we will meet in person for indoor worship in the newly renovated sa...  Read More
14 Days of Devotion - Day 14: The Next Step
on May 16th, 2021
Day 14The Omer has been countedToday is Shavuot The Next Step Acts 2:1-47The Ruach Fills the Disciples1 When the day of Shavuot had come, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.3 And tongues like fire spreading out appeared to them and settled on each one of them.4 They were all...  Read More
14 Days of Devotion - Day 13: As One
on May 15th, 2021
May 15th at sundownToday is day 49 of counting the OmerToday is day 49 out of Egypt
Today is day 49 of Messiah resurrected As One Ephesians 4:1-6Unity of the Body and of God1 Therefore I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called—
2 with complete humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, 3 making every ef...  Read More
14 Days of Devotion - Day 12: Putting Down Roots
on May 14th, 2021
May 14th at sundownToday is day 48 of counting the OmerToday is day 48 out of Egypt
Today is day 48 of Messiah resurrected Putting Down Roots Psalm 1:1-61 Happy is the one who has not walked in the advice of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of scoffers.2 But his delight is in the Torah of Adonai, and on His Torah he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a plant...  Read More
Bamidbar - May 15, 2021
on May 14th, 2021
Torah Portion:Bamidbar - May 15, 2021 Torah: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 Devotional by Matt Gile: In the Wilderness “In the wilderness of Sinai, on the first day of the second month in the second year from the Exodus from the land of Egypt, Adonai spoke to Moses….” Numbers 1:1 (TLV)...  Read More