• Passover 2022

    Passover Outreach

    After a two year hiatus, due to Covid restrictions, praise God we will be once again holding our annual Passover Outreach Seder at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville, Tuesday, April 19th. 

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    When we begain planning for this Passover event we never expected the dramatic events that would take place in the world in the days since. Passover is a feast of the Lord with central themes of "freedom" - of Israel's freedom from slavery in Egypt and freedom from the bondage of sin represented by the Passover lamb.

    This year, those themes will be even more on the mind's of many of our attendees who came to America to find religious and personal freedom from the oppression of communist Russia. 

    Many of our regular attendees, as well as the general Russian speaking Jewish community of Northeast Philadelphia, were former residents of Ukraine. When these Jewish "Refuseniks" were finally granted asylum in America they found themselves in a strange position.

    Many have said, "In Russia (Ukraine) we were always reminded that we were JEWISH, but when we came to America eveyone thinks we are RUSSIAN."

    In the Soviet Union Jewish people were routinely discriminated against, and suffered great persecution. Now these dear Jewish souls are traumatized once again as they see their Ukrainian homeland attacked and laid waste by Putin's war that has shocked the world and brought terrifying reminders of the holocaust. 

  • Spring 2019 Ministry Updates

    Annual Passover Outreach

    Once again this year we are asking everyone to share in the joy of our annual Passover outreach banquet. This year it will be held on Wednesday, April 24th.

  • Spring Feasts 2020

    Purim and Passover Outreach

    Please join with us in prayer for a bountiful spring harvest

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    With the passing of Hanukkah, and a the start of a new year, we hunker down for winter with an eye already fixed on the spring feasts of the Hebraic calendar.

    The feast of Purim is celebrated before Passover and is a feast that was added after the giving of the Law. But Purim is signficant in one very interesting aspect -- the book of Esther is completely dedicated to the events surrounding it. No other feast has such bragging rights. 

  • Spring Update 2021

    In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thess. 5:18

    PURIM CELEBRATION:

    Tom Grogger Purim 2021

    Praise God! After weeks of snow and ice storms we were able to celebrate Purim with our Jewish friends on Friday, February 26th.

    We were delighted to see our guests participate in the program. We sang, we laughed as we used noisemakers called groggers as we booed Haman, and cheered for Mordecai from the book of Esther. I was able to share a message called: “The story of 2 Queens and 2 Kings.” The queens were Vashti and Esther, and the Kings were Ahasuerus and the other of course was God himself, the King of all creation. I was able to share how God’s deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman was nothing compared to His present ability to deliver everyone from sin. This sparked some interesting questions afterwards. Please pray that our unsaved guests keep asking us questions at our meetings, and that they also keep searching for the truth in Jesus.

    PASSOVER

    Now that Passover is upon us once again we are faced with the challenge of sharing another message of God’s deliverance. Back in Egypt God delivered the Jewish people from the physical death of their firstborn by faith in the blood of a lamb. However, God has since delivered everyone from spiritual death, who have by faith believed in the blood of Jesus, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

    PASSOVER VIDEO MESSAGE

    Our challenge this year was how to present that message without having a Passover banquet due to COVID-19. We decided to record a video (view below) of a Passover message designed for our Russian speaking Jewish friends.