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OUR CULTURE

We have a culture that is informed and being refined by our values as listed below.  

We have a culture that values both Traditional and non-traditional worship 

We know who we are: we are genuine, creative, grateful, hospitable, a unified community and worshipful. 

Although we are unified in worship, we are a diverse community of believers. Our culture values diversity in people, expression and gifting.

What to Expect

Our worship service begins at 10:30. First, while we ask you to dress modestly, feel free to dress comfortably. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and that starts before you leave the house. Some of our members are comfortable wearing more formal attire and some less formal. It’s up to you.

As you arrive, you will see take the stairs or the ramp up to the doors where you will be greeted by someone. Find a seat anywhere, there are no assigned seats. To get to the restrooms just go up through the door at the front and then down the stairs.

Once you get to your seat in the pew, you will find a small purple book called a Siddur. This book contains the liturgy and we use it in our worship so keep a copy of it with you. The words for the music we do will be projected on the screen up front. We will be singing a few songs and saying prayers using the prayer book and other prayers that don’t use the siddur.

Part of our liturgy uses the Torah scroll. This is called the Torah Service and below I will give you a brief summary of what to expect. During the Torah Service we will take out the Torah Scroll say some liturgically based prayers and then we will process the Torah around the congregation while singing. Our processional is a celebration and is not meant to worship the scroll. Rather it reminds us of a few things. First, we are reminded that the Word of the Lord went out before our ancestors when they moved. Therefore, it is a way Jewish people in synagogues each Saturday morning connect with our ancestors. For us as believers, it also reminds of who Yeshua is as the Word (expressed in the New Covenant book of John) and what he does for us.

At times, our service may vary from the general order above. If you visit on one of those days, we will let you know. After service, you are welcome to stay because we have a bite to eat and a time of fellowship called oneg.

What About Kids?

Your kids are welcome to stay with you if you prefer. We also have a nursery with a setup to be able to hear the service. Currently, we don’t have a separate children’s service. You may also listen to the service from downstairs in our eating area

Knowing God

Knowing God can be a challenge. For instance, one of the ways to know God is to read and study the Bible. But, you might want to know, how do I even study the Bible? Plus, with so much stuff that seems contradictory why would I even want to know God.

1st, knowing more about God helps people understand better that God doesn’t contradict himself. If you have ever attended a synagogue or church in the past and found it to be a place full of hypocrites you are no doubt correct. Also, if you have been hurt by people who claim to know God, you are no doubt correct. They have likely hurt you. However, really knowing God goes a long way in understanding how God is different from those people. It also goes a long way toward helping you get over those kinds of issues.

2nd, studying the Bible can simply mean just reading the Bible. Sometimes just reading the Bible helps people realize great truths that God wants them to know. It also helps give people a better background from which to filter their interactions with others. The Bible book of Proverbs, just like studies in neuroscience help us to understand how to succeed by creating and writing down goals that are measurable. This process trains our brains to respond a certain way to obstacles we face. Reading scripture helps us do the same thing. So, when people who claim to be religious or full of faith say something that goes against what the Bible says, you will know it and be able to respond. Thus, we can tell the difference between what God is really saying to us and what people are saying out of their own issues.

The more we know God the more we will understand that He wants things for us but will not go against our will. This reality helps explain the answer to the question of why a loving God would allow so much pain and problems like sickness and murder in the world.

Messianic Minutes

The Messianic Minutes are a daily radio show aimed at bringing the Gospel to the Jewish people through Bible-believing Christian listeners. The program is hosted by Jeffrey D. Miller and Rabbi Ted Simon.

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3408 Walnut Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 415-3917