E-news: March 14, 2014
Update on Kitchen Expansion (Your Help is Needed!)
This week Brothers Jason Pletz and Ryan Mansager completed most of the plumbing in the unfinished area of the kitchen within the meeting hall, including converting the existing CPVC lines to PEX. They also completed most of the electrical installations. Next week they hope to begin the drywall and continue to work on the pantry area. Once the additional space is renovated, they will move into the current kitchen to complete the renovation, which will include an additional doorway and counter area for better flow.
As we reported last week, this expansion will increase the total size of our kitchen to 450 square feet. As part of the expansion, we also plan to replace and add several sorely needed appliances (as funds permit), including a warming oven, an extra stove, a built-in dishwasher, and ice maker. The total cost of materials and appliances is estimated at $10,000. Labor will add many thousands more. If you would like to assist with this expense, you can Donate online (please indicate purpose of donation) or by mail @ YRM, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Progress on Campground
As we also reported last week, we are in the process of installing our camping area, including 5 tent and 4 RV sites. This week Brother Mel Braun installed the electrical wire, site posts, large communal fire ring, and gravel for the RV area and parking. In addition, several helped seed the camping area with grass. The camp and RV sites should be ready for the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, which are available now for reservation on a first-come first-served basis.
Join us for the Passover and Feast
We invite you to join us for this year’s Passover on the evening on April 13 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread from April 15 – 21. As a reminder, those who partake of the Passover emblems must be baptized into the Name of Yahshua (Exodus 12:44; Colossians 2:11). The Passover arguably is the most solemn of Yahweh’s observances. It marks the death of the firstborn of Egypt and the death of Yahweh’s only begotten Son, Yahshua the Messiah. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts and offers a time of not only removing the physical leavening, but also the spiritual leavening from our homes and lives. For additional information, including a schedule and registration form, visit us online or call (573) 896-1000.
A leavening agent (sometimes just called leavening or leaven) is a substance used in dough and batters that causes them to rise. In the presence of moisture, heat, acidity, or other triggers the leavening agent reacts to produce gas (often carbon dioxide) that becomes trapped as bubbles within the dough. When a dough or batter is baked, it “sets” and the holes left by the gas bubbles remain. This is what gives breads, cakes, and other baked goods their soft, sponge-like textures.
During the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Yahweh commands that no leavening be eaten or found on our premises: “Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread,” Exodus 12:19-20. Below are leavening agents found in a variety of foods that must be used up or removed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Incidentally, it is not acceptable to remove leavening from your property if you just bring it back once the Feast is over. The lesson is to remove leavening entirely from our lives, which represents that which promotes corruption. To bring it back at the end of the Feast subverts the whole purpose of the lesson.
Commonly used leavening agents include:
· Yeasts, including:
· baker’s yeast
· active dried yeast
· baking powder
· baking soda
· cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate)
· ammonium carbonate
· ammonium bicarbonate
· Potassium carbonate
· Potassium bicarbonate
· Dipotassium carbonate
DTT Talk Live, April 4th, 7:00 pm
The next Discover the Truth Talk Live is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 7:00 pm, Central. In this broadcast Elders Alan Mansager and Randy Folliard, hosts of Discover the Truth, along with Elder Peter Vacca will be speaking on the heavenly signs, natural disasters, and the current wars and conflicts, including the blood moons, the conflict in Syria, and the prophecies regarding the seventh kingdom, the Anti-messiah, and the 10 kings. In addition, Brother Steve Reed, a licensed, senior nuclear plant operator who recently retired from a mid-Missouri nuclear plant, will be sharing his insight and thoughts on the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. We will also have our live Q&A at the end of the webcast.
Q&A with Pastor Randy
In this week’s Q&A, Pastor Randy discusses the meaning behind Romans 10:4. Watch >>
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Which of the following has gone to heaven?
C. All believers in Messiah
D. None of the above
According to Yahshua the Messiah in the New Testament, other than Himself, no man has gone to heaven. He states, “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven,” John 3:13. Peter also confirms in Acts 2:29 that David too is in the grave: “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.” Regarding Enoch and other believers in the Old Testament, Hebrew11:13 verifies that “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” As we explain in the Restoration Study Bible on John 3:13: “No man has ascended into heaven, except for Him who descended from heaven, i.e., Yahshua the Messiah. The belief of one going to heaven after death is a misnomer and foreign to Scripture. Upon death, a person’s spirit or breath returns to Yahweh (Ecc. 12:7) and the person in an unconscious state (Ps.146:4; Ecc. 9:10) sleeps in the grave waiting for the resurrection (Dan. 12:2, Matt. 27:52; IThess. 4:13-15).”