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Fall 2020 Ministry Update

The expression "l’shana tova!" (for the good year) was perhaps never more needed in our lifetime.

On sunset, Friday, September 18, the Jewish feast of Rosh Hashannah, the start of a new year in the Jewish calendar arrives. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah ( יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎), literally "day of shouting or blasting". It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days ( יָמִים נוֹרָאִים‎ Yamim Nora'im. Rosh Hashanah is traditionally viewed as the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king. It ushers in the "ten days of awe" culminating in Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement" observed September 27 (sundown) - 28, in 2020. That is followed by the great feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), celebrated this year from October 2 - 9.

We pray that our supporters are bearing up in this time of great trial and we trust that God will indeed do a great work in this new season. We know that many of you are suffering with financial struggles in addition to the heatlh impacts of Covid-19. Some have not been able to keep up with giving, but the Lord continues to sustain us. While our ministry has been unable to hold our Friday night outreach services and ESL Classes since March, due to various government restrictions, we are keeping in contact with our regular attendees, many of whom express how much they miss us. We are also now able to hold services with a limited capacity of attendees.


Rosh Hashanah Service

We will be holding a small Rosh Hashannah service on Friday, September 18. Please pray for us as a significant portion of our attendees are in the high risk category for Covid-19 and some have lost family members to Covid.

l'shana tovah


Meals for Shut-Ins

We will also be purchasing and distributing meals on Saturday, September 19, to shut-ins. Providing meals is a simple expression of our love for them, and fills a practical need. Most of them are on fixed incomes and have very little and these holiday meals are deeply meaningful for them. It has also provided opportunities to share and made a strong impression on the staff at Ben & Irvs deli where we purcahse these meals. Please pray that these physical expresssions of our love will yield spiritual fruit.


Fall Services

Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18, 2020

Yom Kippur: Monday September 28, 2020

Sukkot: Friday, October 2, 2020


Please continue to pray that God will open doors of ministry even in this difficult time and for the health and safety of our staff. 

 

Covid 19 Special Spring Update

Due to COVID-19 our Passover banquet scheduled for April 14th has been postponed indefinitely. In Pennsylvania, by order of the Governor, all gatherings of ten or more have been banned, travel has been restricted, and the venue where we hold our banquet is closed.

Those who have contributed gifts towards the event should know the funds will be kept in escrow until we are able to share "Messiah in the Passover" at an appropriate time.

In addition, due to the various restrictions and government edicts, our ministry has been unable to hold our Friday night outreach services and ESL Classes. A significant portion of our attendees are in the high risk category for Covid-19, but so far we are not aware of any of them contracting Covid-19.

Our missionaries are in contact with our regulars, and we will continue to check up on them. We are attempting to acquire Passover meals for shut-ins and will know later this week whether we will be able to do that or not. The diner we purchase from is extremely short-staffed due to the virus, so they may not be able to fulfill our orders.

We are also prayerfully considering other means of providing a safety net for those who are unable to get the food items they need. Many have children who look after them, but some do not. Please pray that God will open doors of ministry even in this difficult time of "social distancing" which is the exact opposite of our normal ministry and outreach methods.

Our ministry appreciates the prayers and support of God's people. We are all in this together, and we know that God reigns through all of this.

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. 

Read more: Spring Feasts 2020

Fall Feasts 2019 - Pray for a Mighty Harvest

Hananeel Fall Feast Outreach Services

Happy New Year! Yes, to many Christians this seems odd, but in the Jewish Calendar the year begins with Rosh Hashanah September 29th, 2019. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah actually means “Head of the Year.” Jewish tradition states, "Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year." As believers we know that our salvation is secure in Messiah, but if you are in need of a renewed commitment in your life to serve the Master, this is as good a time as any for "New Year Resolutions."

Traditional Rosh Hashanah prayers read on this day express the belief that each year on this day “all inhabitants of the world pass before G‑d like a flock of sheep,” and it is decreed in the heavenly court “who shall live, and who shall die ... who shall be impoverished and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise.” This reminds us of the parable of Jesus about the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25...

Read more: Fall Feasts 2019 - Pray for a Mighty Harvest

Passover 2019 Report & Prayer Requests

Director's Report: May 2019

Thank you everyone who prayed and supported our annual Passover banquet on April 24th. New friends and old joined us for this special evening. The prayers of God's people were felt and His work was accomplished. Praise the Lord!

Passover 2019 Tom Huckel with Guests

It was great to see how God moved in the hearts of so many people that evening. The banquet staff was efficient. Our mission staff was responsive. The ministry just seemed to flow in such a way that you could sense God's hand was upon the entire evening once again this year.

87 people attended the service. Among our guests we had both American and Russian speaking Jewish people - many of whom we knew ahead of time were not yet believers in their Messiah.

"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God."

2 Cor. 9:11

Passover 2019 Jason hiding away the Passover matzah

At the conclusion of the service I gave an invitation for people to accept Jesus as their savior, and praise the Lord four of them responded positively.

God continues to be pleased to use our Passover every year to reach His people and plant seed for the future. None of this would be possible without the continued support of God's people and the effective prayers of the saints. We thank God for you.

Yours for the Message of Israel's Messiah,

Thomas Huckel, Director

Special Notice & Prayer

Roof Repair Update

Praise the Lord that our roof has been replaced at half the cost of commercial estimates. Thanks to M-Jay Builders whose owner is a believer and gave our mission a discounted price.

Shut In Visitation

We have begun a fledgling ministry to shut ins. Our first effort was to provide Passover meals to former attendees of our Friday night outreach who could not make it to our annual Passover dinner. This was a great blessing to them, and of course to us. Please pray for us as we consider ways to expand this ministry.

Celebrate the Fall Feasts 2018

Hananeel Fall Feast Outreach Services

The major Jewish Fall Feasts come "early" this year, and all of them occur in the month of September. This is always an important time of the year for our ministry. We will have three prime opportunities to share how Jesus is pictured in their High Holy Days. We are asking everyone to pray that the Spirit of God might prepare hearts for the gospel messages that will be presented during these holiday outreach meetings. Many unbelieving Jewish people will be attending. We are praying that many will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah.

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;  (Joel 2:1)

 

Fall Feast outreach service dates:

Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) – Sunday, Sept. 9th  7:30 PM

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – Tuesday, Sept. 18th  7:30 PM

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – Friday, Sept. 28th  7:30 PM

Read more: Celebrate the Fall Feasts 2018

Passover Outreach Highlight of Spring Ministry

Hananeel to hold Passover Outreach Dinner

And He took the bread and broke itAs Spring approaches we are reminded that it is also Passover season once again. We praise God for how he opened the hearts of seven people to believe in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah, at our annual Passover banquet last April. We are now praying and preparing for our “Messiah in the Passover” banquet for this year.

Our annual Passover Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville, PA. As has been our tradition, we are encouraging supporters to donate to help defray the costs of this important event. Praise the Lord that our support for this event has been met and exceeded every year. 

The Spring Feasts of the Lord are of great importance to Jewish people and offer believers rich insights into the Holy Scripture, the work of Jesus the Messiah, and encouragement in our spiritual walk. Please pray for our ministry team and the upcoming outreach events. We celebrate these Feasts of the Lord with great joy and we look forward to seeing God's mighty hand at work as we share the Good News of Messiah.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17

And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. Matthew 26:18

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:26-28

Read more: Passover Outreach Highlight of Spring Ministry

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