UPCOMING SHABBAT/HAVDALAH EVENTS:

KEVIN RESSLER

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST WILL CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE US ON SHABBAT

 

Community activist and executive director of Lancaster Meals on Wheels, Kevin Ressler, will be our guest speaker at our upcoming Shabbat evening service. Click here to read his words spoken at our Lancaster post-Charlottesville rally, and join us at this Shabbat service as he is sure to challenge us in unique ways.

 

Friday, September 14

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Sanctuary

 

RESSLER's BIOGRAPHY: Kevin M. Ressler, M.Div. holds an undergraduate B.A. in Justice, Peace, and Conflict Studies from Eastern Mennonite University which beyond the formal education also gave him an incredible opportunity to study cross-culturally for 4 months in the Near-East. The trip, which was the culmination of a lifelong fascination with the region but also eye opening and inspiring, loosely followed the Biblical Journey from a Christian perspective began in Egypt, went through Jordan and the West Bank, into Jerusalem and Israel, then through Greece and finishing in Rome. His graduate studies were held at Lancaster Theological Seminary in hopes to expand beyond his own Mennonite upbringing and perspective to gain a wider appreciation for faith as a calling both for lay persons and faith leaders. While there he was one of only 20 M.Div students from the North American seminaries selected for a fellowship with The Fund for Theological Education.

Today he works as Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, participates in and helps co-lead activism focused on the Justice of Wholeness for persons and society. In the Spring of 2017 he ran for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Lancaster and proudly focused continually on issues of poverty, inequality, policing, and the ways local government disproportionately serves its populations. He chose to do so when and whether it was politically expedient or not. He speaks frequently and widely always with the hope that something he says will move in someone listening the motivation to share their own truths to further the hope and love which makes humans uniquely special amongst God's creation.

 

SHABBAT MORNING

SERVICE

 

A 30 minute Shabbat morning service is a part of the study session on Saturday mornings from 9:00AM - 10:30AM. The service comes before, during, or after the discussion, depending on what is being studied that week. For more details, check out our program Beyond the Torah.

 

 

IT'S A MUSICAL FRIDAY!

The perennial favorite musical Friday night service with Chavrai Zamir.

Friday, October 20

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Sanctuary

 

ADMIN NEWS:

MI SHEBEIRACH

 

Mi Shebeirach is a traditional blessing asking God for something. We sing a version of hte Mi Shebeirach blessing at Friday Night Services that asks God for healing for someone in our life, or for ourself. On the tables, just outside the front and back sanctuary doors are pre-printed postcards to send to someone you have mentioned, or thought of, for healing. Feel free to take a card, address it, sign it, or include a personal note if you wish, and drop it in the mailbox.

On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day 

you shall have a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord. 

- Exodus 35:2

Tue, September 19 2017 28 Elul 5777