(All Events take place at Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue unless otherwise stated)
We will have an ongoing Sunday 8-9 p.m. Conference Call Prayer Meeting for the March of Remembrance, now till May 7 or later. The March of Remembrance is a vital expression of Isaiah 40 comfort to Israel, stirring the churches so that they will "remember, honor, and not be silent again" concerning the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Call 605-475-4001 and wait for the requested access code, which is 925726#. We will be joined by on MoR staffer named Claudia from TOS ministry in New York. The 2017 March will be held on Sunday, May 7 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Shabbat Souls on Fire – A 20s and 30s(ISH) monthly gathering for friends, food, and fun!!! Friday, Feb 24, 7 p.m. We'll break bread together, honor the L-RD by entering into Shabbat together, build relationships, express our gifts/talents/passions, and enjoy one another!! Bring a snack to share and a friend! Any Questions talk to Emily Miles, Caleb Schraeder, or Becky Lee. Recruiting a childcare worker. In need of an adult willing and excited to spend time with the kids from 7-9 p.m. Event attendees will all be encouraged to contribute for an offering to the childcare workers. No teaching/planning involved, just willing to come and love on them and direct their time together, adult will be supplied with a plan and supplies. Those interested talk to Becky Lee.
Rochelle Wisoff Fields book-signing, Saturday, Feb 25, 2 p.m., at Reader’s World, 983 NE Rice Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre presents The Story of Estheron Saturday, Feb 25, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC Gymnasium, 5801 W 115th St in OPKS. Tickets on sale at love4israel.com; $15 adult, $10 children 12 & under. Proceeds help Israeli children at Purim.
As Ester fasted for mercy on Israel in the days of the Persian Empire, and paved the way in prayer for the victory of Purim, we will have an extended prayer time on Wednesday, Mar 8 (NO Teerosh on Tuesday).
7:00-8:25 – Teerosh style intercession
8:20-8:35 – break
8:35-9:30 – Guest speaker Jim Briggs
9:30-9:40 – break
9:40-11:00 – Teerosh style intercession
Purim Celebration(Tentative Schedule) – Sunday, March 12, 3:00-6:30 p.m. A Time to Rejoice! Wear a costume young and old! Bring your kids and grandkids and neighbor kids and even your Bubbe. Enter the Chili contest to win a prize (see below). And don’t forget to bring the Hamantaschen (recipes at orhaolam.com)! Don’t have time to make them? No hassle, just pick some up from Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s and bring.
% 3:00-4:30 – Carnival Games in the foyer; Coloring and Crafts in the children’s classrooms; Shop in the Thrifty-Gifty Shop. Fun! Fun! Fun! For the whole family!
% 4:30-5:00 – Costume Parade (prizes for best costume) and Sing Along with The Rabbi
% 5:00-5:30 – Watch The Purim Puppets tell the Purim story!
% 5:30-6:00 – Congregational Rejoicing and Dance!
% 6:00 – Let’s Eat!! Everyone bring something good to eat. See list of what to bring in pamphlet in foyer entitled, “Onegs at Or HaOlam”.
Purim Party Chili Contest! Bring your prize-winning chili to the party to enter it into our Chili Contest. The winning entry will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to our Thrifty-Gifty Shop! All entries will be judged by three connoisseurs to determine the winner. Please bring your chili entry hot in a crock pot and plug it into a kitchen receptacle upon arrival, and register your entry with the Oneg supervisor, Dawn Wolkenfeld.
Upcoming Hebrew Classes Johnson County Community College: Learning to Read Hebrew, for those who do not read Hebrew, Mondays Jan 23-Mar 6, 6-8 p.m.; Beginning Biblical Hebrew, for those who do read Hebrew and want to understand the Tanakh, Tuesdays Mar 28-May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Go to:
The 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil Campaign – pray and fast for an End to Abortion for forty consecutive days, Mar 1–Apr 9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Or HaOlam has adopted Tuesday, Mar 14, and will seek to fill as many of the hours as we can with praying participants. The prayer vigil site is the public sidewalk outside the abortion facility called the Center for Women’s Health, 4840 College Blvd, OPKS, where abortions are tragically performed up to 21.6 weeks gestational age.
April 8 – Bob Mendelsohn, guest Shabbat speaker
April 10 – Erev Pesakh
May 30 – Erev Shavuot
Tour of Israel - Or HaOlam will be joining with March of Remembrance in a very exciting VIP tour of Israel, May 16-25, 2017. See the link http://www.marchofremembrance.org/info-25.
One unique, premier element of this tour will be on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. We will be involved in the commencement of the 2018 celebration of the 70th Birthday of the Nation! On the itinerary quote below, taken from http://www.marchofremembrance.org/info-25. they mention Latrun, which is the site of a very notable, tragic battle in the War of Independence in 1948, since the British gave a main fortification to the Jordanian Arab Legion, and the siege and starvation of Jerusalem was the result. Numbers of brand new immigrants, Holocaust Survivors, were sent to a desperate battle to take the fort and to lift the siege of Jerusalem, and lost their lives. Eventually, the Jewish forces built a bypass road, named after the tactic used by the British in Burma to defeat the Japanese, and they called it "The Burma Road". We'll be going to the Burma Road and the fortification.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Latrun_(1948) [we were told that only the first 50 enrollees on the tour will attend the Latrun event, but I'm not sure yet how that will play out. If there is an alternative activity, it will also be exciting!]
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, we start the day with VIP ceremonies to begin March of the Nations (2018) and then march from Latrun towards Jerusalem on the Burma Road with many civic and social dignitaries of Israel. This day is Yom Yerushalim, (Jerusalem Day) and we will spend the day in the City of the Great King celebrating with Israelis and lovers of Israel from around the world.
Please note that the itinerary on the link above is NOT finalized, but one change for sure is that Shabbat will not be a tour day, but a worship day at a Messianic congregation in Jerusalem!
Other stops will include Shiloh, Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea, Mount of Olives, Western Wall, and many more.
Please pray about joining us! This once-in-a-life tour is only $3,899! And for those who can’t get enough the tour offers an optional Petra/Eilat extension through May 29! Call Marty @ 1-800-273-0793 Ext #118.
The Center is looking for people to come help...teachers, musicians, dancers, artists, cooks, etc