As you walk in our doors you will be greeted by one of our ushers who will welcome you to our service and give you a new visitor welcome packet. If you have children we usually have crayons and coloring sheets available until the Shabbat School starts (Around 11:30AM).
Our service opens with a greeting from Rabbi Glenn, followed with an opening song or piece of liturgy.
Next, Rabbi Glenn leads us in a Tallit prayer, where those who have a Tallit (prayer shawl) will put it on during the prayer.
Praise and worship is an important part of our service and the next portion includes songs of praise, followed by traditional liturgical pieces such as the Shema and Amidah prayers, followed by songs of worship that lead into a time of prayer and prophecy.
During the time of prayer and prophecy we listen for the move of the Reach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) for prophetic words, scriptures, or testimonies that those in the room may be prompted from Him to share with the congregation.
The next portion of the service changes depending on which week you are visiting us. Most weeks, Rabbi Glenn will give a dash (message) but on the 3rd week of the month we have a full Torah Service where we march the Torah scroll (first 5 books of the Bible) around the congregation and then select members of the congregation will read and share insights into portions from the Torah (1st 5 books of the Bible), the Haftorah (The Prophets), B’rit Hadasha (New Covenant). The children are typically dismissed to classes after the Torah has been marched through the room.
We close the service with a time to give tithe and offerings with a song and a closing piece of liturgy before the closing prayer of blessing, the Aaronic Benediction.
You’ll know the service is done when we all sing the song “Shabbat Shalom” which means “Peaceful Rest” and is both a greeting and a farewell typically said to each other on Shabbat.
Stick around afterward and talk with the Rabbi and each other so we can get to know you better.