E-news for March 4, 2016
Except for a few minor items to finish, YRM’s addition and remodel is substantially complete. The new facilities are a tremendous blessing for the local assembly. Prior to the addition, we were forced to eat in the meeting hall, which meant the rearrangement of tables and chairs on a weekly basis. The new facilities provides for a separate fellowship hall for dining, playroom for the kids, classroom for the youth, conference room for our weekly Bible studies, library, commercial bathrooms, and extra office space. To those who made this new building possible, we sincerely thank you for the outpouring of generosity. Visit us on Facebook to watch a video of the construction from beginning to end.
Upcoming New Moon and Possible Abib
The next new moon should be Wednesday evening, March 9. Since there is a possibility the barley will not be in Abib by this date, the March new moon may mark a 13th month (traditionally called Adar II, indicating a biblical leap year). However, because the prospect exists that Abib may fall early, we encourage all to look for the upcoming new moon and make preparations for a March Passover and Unleavened Bread. Below is additional information, based on mid-Missouri.
- Sunset: 6:10 pm
- Moonset: 7:11 pm
- Moon age: 21 hours
- Moon attitude: 10 degrees
- Degrees from sun: 4.5 degrees
- Illumination: 0.8%
Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread
We extend a warm invite to all those of a willing and obedient heart to this year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. It will be held in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s new and improved facilities. In additional to worship services and Bible studies, we are planning several group meals, including our traditional Mediterranean dinner and a spaghetti dinner that will be prepared and served by the children and youth of YRM. We also plan to do a group field trip to Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks, Columbia’s planetarium, and Rock Quarry Park. For more information, visit www.yrm.org/fub2016.
Elder Alan Coming to St. Charles
Elder Alan Mansager will be in St. Charles (part of the St. Louis metropolitan area) on March 12 for a special presentation entitled, “Time for Truth.” The Sabbath meeting will be at the Best Western hotel at 1425 S 5th Street in the Lewis and Clark conference room. This meeting is part of an overall desire to establish a weekly Sabbath fellowship in the St. Louis area. Sabbath partner, Vince Baugh, is the local contact and is working hard to see this endeavor succeed. For more information, please visit our Sabbath page online or contact the Ministry at (573) 896-1000 or email@example.com.
Support Discover the Truth in Israel
Discover the Truth will be in the land of Israel this coming November. It’s our goal to record a minimum of 12 programs in the Holy Land. Locations likely include: Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount of Olives, City of David, Golden Gate, Valley of Hinnom, Capernaum, Chorazim, and the Garden Tomb. We are estimating a total cost of approximately $15,000. This is for equipment and also the production crew. We have currently received $6,493 in donations, leaving a balance of $8,507. If you would like to help with this important work through a tax-deductible donation, you can send your financial gift to: YRM, c/o Israel Pilgrimage, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. You can also donate online. Please make sure to notate that the funds are for the 2016 Israel Pilgrimage.
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
- Holts Summit, Missouri
- O’Fallon, Missouri
- Woodland Hills, California
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Milton, Delaware
- Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Please keep the below in prayer:
- Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck
- Healing: Ben Maczko, Carol Norton, Carole H., Charles Wayne Pitchford, Hailee Maczko, Heather Lind, Jesse Marshall, John Simmons, Joy Webb, Judith hubbard, Julie Clardy, Lena Harp, Linda G. Young, Mary C., Melanie M., Nicholas & Marie Miller family, Randall Serfass, Sophia Christensen, Theresa Cecil
- Acceptance of Truth: Hubbard family, John Simmons, Lind family, Maczko family, Maison family, Mike & Alysha Higgins, Mitchell family, Nichols family, Pavlovich family, Reed children, Stollfuss family, Thomas family
- Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
- Employment: Michael Hubbard
- Guidance: Daniel Bowman, Mike Hurt
- Yahweh Knows: Daniel Bowman, D’marion, Elva Grey, Gale Procter, Gary Davenport, Joy Yee Mon and family, Loretta, Luc and Heather Preston, Luz Brackett family, Mary Cassidy, Prishard Chrishner, Sabrina Miller & Family
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The word “Abib” refers to young ears of barley.
Strong’s defines “Abib” as, “…from an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, i.e. a young ear of grain; hence, the name of the month Abib or Nisan.” The Brown Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexiconadds, “month of ear-forming, of greening of crop, of growing green Abib, the month of the Exodus and the Passover (March or April).” The word is found 8 times in the Old Testament Hebrew and except for two instances is always rendered “Abib.” The two exceptions are Exodus 9:31 where the word is rendered “the ear” and Leviticus 2:14 where it’s rendered “green ears of corn.” The grain used in the Old Testament was barley, as verified in Exodus 9:31. The purpose of having the barley in “Abib” by the first month was to ensure that it would be ready for the Omer offering during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Israel could not harvest the barley until the Omer was offered. The Abib is one of many examples confirming an agricultural connection to Old Testament worship, especially to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
May Yahweh bless,