Solel Spring Feast Plans 2019
As we have done in previous years, we call on our congregation to share Passover with their families and others whom they choose to invite to their homes. This is in keeping with the command that Passover was to be in the children of Israel’s homes with their families, with a special emphasis upon teaching the children about God, what He did for the children of Israel, the covenant and His commandments, and Yeshua’s sacrifice for our sins. We offer Passover Seders that you may print off on our website. Feel free to use these or one of your choosing.
Of all the feasts, this one alone has a commandment of who may participate. The Torah states that,
“…no foreigner is to eat of it; but every man’s slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it. A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it… All the congregation of Israel are to celebrate this. But if a stranger sojourns with you… let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it. The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you” (Exodus 12:43-49, NASB).
Please keep this in mind as you ponder others you would like to invite to your Passover meal.
First Day of Unleavened Bread – Monday, April 22
This is to be a Holy Convocation (a set-apart gathering; Leviticus 23:7). Upon researching and studying the Scriptures — both Torah and through to the Apostolic Scriptures — we see no other gathering time mentioned on the actual first day of Unleavened bread beyond the meeting together in each other’s homes for the Passover meal.
We are planning a very informal gathering at Grand Woods Park in Lansing on Monday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. We are not planning a meal together, although you are welcome to bring simple refreshments. We plan to just enjoy the park and each other’s company. You can get directions here at https://www.lansing.org/listings/grand-woods-park/1095/. (Note: Please do not bring any food items that contain yeast.)
Last Day of Unleavened Bread/First Fruits – Sunday, April 28
We will be celebrating First Fruits and the Last Day of Unleavened Bread on the same day. The last day of Unleavened Bread is a Holy Convocation (Leviticus 23:8). We will be meeting at Victor Township Hall in Laingsburg at Noon. We will be having a day of celebration as we remember Yeshua’s resurrection as well as celebrating another year of harvests provided by YHVH our creator and sustainer. Please bring a dish to share with everyone (you can read our food guidelines here — and please do not bring any food items that contain yeast), but if you’re unable to, feel free to still come and be a part, as YHVH always provides. We are going to have a Mexican/Taco theme with lots of fruit, if you would like to bring foods that match our theme. (No problem if you cannot!)
We will follow the fellowship meal with worship. In an attitude of celebration, we desire to have everyone do an inordinate amount of singing and rejoicing. We will also take this time to do testimonies of Yah’s leading in the past year, and a time for anyone who would like to provide a special (music/reading/blessing) that the Spirit of God may lay on your heart.
After worship, we will enjoy the facilities with games and family fun. Please bring lawn games, weather permitting.
Victor Township Hall
6843 Alward Road
Laingsburg, Michigan 48848
This day will also begin our 50-day count of the omer. You can find resources for your family’s use on our Downloads Page.
Shavuot – Sunday, June 16
Plans for Shavuot will be announced soon!
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