The Awakening Place Ministry invites you to this year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) from the evening of March 30 – April 7 at our own home facilities in Woonsocket, RI.
These days are commanded by The Creator and offer many lessons and insights into His Word. The Passover marks the death of the firstborn of Egypt and the death of Yahweh’s only begotten Son, Yeshua the Messiah. As a special note, those who join us for the Passover Memorial on the evening of March 31 must be baptized by an ordained minister into the Name of “Yeshua” to partake of the emblems. The Creator required circumcision for those who partook of the Passover in the Old Testament, Exodus 12:44, and Paul explains in the New Testament that circumcision is no longer of the flesh, but through immersion into Yeshua’s Name, Colossians 2:11-13.
In addition to the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread is the first of three annual pilgrimage Feasts and is a time of not only removing the physical leavening, but also the spiritual leavening from our lives. This Feast also commemorates the offering of the wave sheaf (first fruits of the barley harvest) in the Old Testament, Leviticus 23:14-15, and the Messiah’s resurrection in the New Testament, 1 Corinthians 15:23.
Rules and principles during the celebration of Pesach 2018
If there is a word that should identify the believers in Messiah, it should be “order”.
Ever since we came to the reality of what the Messiah and his Word are, we began a journey of changes, order, and most of all, improvements in our daily and personal lives. As you know, the feast of Pesach is around the corner and we would like this celebration to be one that marks our minds and hearts with beautiful memories and no unpleasantry.
For this reason, we ask for your help and effort in fulfilling the following requirements:
- Number and order: All orders registered online have, not only the total cost of the order, but the selected menu and order number included. It is important that at upon arrival and before sitting, you please locate the welcoming staff so they can indicate your place and sit.
- Order: Once the service has started, it is important to prevent any noise or conversation that may interrupt the liturgy or teaching. This encounter has been orchestrated by the celestial courts, in which the King of the universe will pour down His presence to fellowship with His people. So, as the Scriptures say: “God is in his Holy temple; let all earth be silent before Him.” (Habakkuk 2:20)
- Kids: If you come with children, it is important that they stay by your side at all times. If kids need to use the restroom, an adult must accompany them. Under no circumstances, will kids be allowed running or making unnecessary noises during the service. Crying infants must be taken out of the main room, to the children’s room until calm.
- Mobile phones: During the service hours, we will not allow the use of mobile devices by kids or adults.
- Drinks: Anyone under age 21 will not be allowed the consumption of the wine that has been set aside and consecrated for this occasion. We will not either allow irresponsible intoxication by alcoholic drinks during the service. Anyone that is intoxicated will be escorted out of the assembly, and taxi service will be called if necessary.
- Seats: Once assigned to your seats, at the moment of serving the meal, we will not allow changes. Everyone should be at the place assigned upon arrival.
- Fellowship: At the end of the liturgy after serving the meals, we will have a moment called in Hebrew “oneg”. It is during this time when we will be allowed to stand and fellowship with the other tables in an orderly manner.
- Priestly Blessing: At the end of the service, the Senior Pastor will declare the Priestly Blessing over the entire assembly. During this moment, it is important for everyone to stand, bow their heads, and have your hands in position of worship. This prayer will be the final seal of the celebration.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation with these requirements.