We will gather as a body for our usual Friday evening Shabbat service with an emphasis on God’s appointed time of Yom Kippur, during which we will fast as a congregation. Also there will be a group breaking the fast at the end of Yom Kippur on Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 29 and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 30 at evening. A day to “humble our souls” (Lev. 23: 32). The 7th month festivals begin on Wednesday evening (Sept. 20) with The Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), 10 days later Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and will end with Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). The days between Trumpets and Yom Kippur initiate a process of reflection for the body to consider what the Lord has shown us to do, and will lead to the consecration of ourselves to these assignments on Yom Kippur. Please ensure that you are a part of this important service. If you need additional information, please see Pastor Roger Diaz.
For more information about these festivals see the article The Seventh Month Festivals.