We are a congregation of Jewish and non-Jewish people who believe that Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) is the Son of G-D, the long awaited Messiah of Yisra'el.
As such, we conduct our services in the typical Jewish context, incorporating many elements of a synagogue style of worship. Typically our services begin with a worship time of singing praise songs in Hebrew and in English. We then proceed to the liturgical element of worship in an order as demonstrated through the use of the siddurim (prayer books). We have chosen to use the MESSIANIC SHABBAT SIDDUR as compiled by Jeremiah Greenberg, Director of Messianic Liturgical Resources, for that purpose. This siddur, by design, is in a wonderful, user friendly Hebrew/English format. In addition to these resources, we have chosen to use exclusively the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), as translated by David H. Stern, published by; Jewish New Testament Publications Inc. We are comfortable with this version of Scripture for many reasons. Primary in our appreciation is the sensitivity of language used for the Jewish reader, as well as an enhanced understanding of text for those seeking to embrace the Hebrew root of their faith. Along with these reasons, we appreciate the layout of the Torah (first five books) and its adherence to the traditional Parashot (portions) and the Haftarot (conclusion) portions utilizing the annual or yearly cycle of reading. As a bonus, the Complete Jewish Bible offers the suggested B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant) readings in conjunction with the traditional texts.
As a Messianic Jewish congregation, we are observant to the "moadei ADONAI" designated/appointments of ADONAI and the "mikraei kodesh" holy convocations, as outlined for us in Vayikra (Leviticus) Ch 23. We are also observant by the grace of ADONAI to be obedient to all of His laws and rulings to the best of our Spirit led abilities, as they may be applicable to our lives today. Knowing that people are at various levels of spiritual maturity, our desire is to teach and encourage them in an adherence to the dietary laws also as applicable.
You might ask; "Are we under the Law?" When we receive Yeshua into our hearts and we qualify to receive the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), it is then that we become enabled to be as observant to G-D'S laws as we are led. As a dear brother said recently (not a direct quote): "We do not become obedient to G-D'S laws to be saved, we desire obedience to Him because we are saved!"
We are not a part of the popular Hebrew Roots Movement, but rather we have been called to Messianic Judaism.