The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Service of Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Pulpit Exchange with Rabbi Hal Schevitz and Pastor Daniel Glaze
March 30 & 31
Rabbi Hal Schevitz of Congregation Or Atid and Pastor Daniel Glaze of River Road Church, Baptist will be exchanging pulpits the last weekend in March. Dr. Glaze will be delivering the sermon at Or Atid’s Shabbat services on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. and Rabbi Hal will be preaching at RRCB’s Sunday service on March 31 at 11:00 a.m.
River Road Church is invited to attend the Shabbat services. The attire is similar to River Road worship services. The service is primarily chanted in Hebrew; however, translated prayer books are available. We are looking forward to hearing from our respective spiritual leaders as Or Atid and River Road Church continue our congregational relationship.
Sermon by Rabbi Hal Schevitz
Rabbi Hal Schevitz is the rabbi of Congregation Or Atid, serving the synagogue since July 2016. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the University of Maryland at College Park, and later earned a Masters of Arts in Jewish Education and a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies, from Baltimore Hebrew University. Rabbi Hal was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts in June, 2013. Before coming to Or Atid, he served as the assistant rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana, a dual-affiliated Conservative-Reconstructionist synagogue.
Rabbi Hal has been teaching in some capacity for over 15 years, and is working to bring his energy, enthusiasm, and love of Jewish living to Or Atid. Torah, in its most literal sense of “instruction,” is his passion as both a student and a teacher, paving the way toward the educational experiences for understanding our people’s collective myths and memories, and experiencing ritual opportunities and social responsibilities that make our lives meaningful. It is his goal to guide every person to find modern relevance in our ancient texts, connecting themselves to a tradition that has been evolving for thousands of years. He has been married to his wife Jena since 2012 and they are the proud parents of their two daughters, Naomi, who is 3, and Arielle, who is 9 months old.
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake — Richard Farrant — Chancel Choir
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross — Bob Chilcott — Chancel Choir
Following worship there will be a reception following in the Fellowship Hall hosted by the deacons.
Everyone is invited to attend!