A visual depiction of Tashlich, "we cast" our sins in to the Living Water: the Messiah Yeshua!
We wish each other a sweet New Year, with apples dipped in honey. It can be sweet as we are saved by God's great love for us - by the blood of Messiah Yeshua!
He has hurled our sins into the depts of the sea!
The sacrificial altar, and the bush in which the ram was caught that Abraham would sacrifice instead of Isaac, foreshadowing Messiah, the "lamb of God who tajes away the sin of the world!"
The sound of the shofar - the ram's horn, on this Day of Blowing - the Feast of Trumpets. It's a symbol and picture of the voice of God, the Voice of the Prophets, the Voice of His Word calling us to "repent" - to turn to Him to receive his grace and mercy found in His sacrificial lamb.
Michael Sischy leading the Rosh Hashanah service.
Yom Kippur or the day of atonement - comes 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. The final trumpet is sounded on this day - when biblically The Cohen Hagadol (the High priest) made atonement for all the sin of Israel.
We read the book of Jonah on this day to remind ourselves that God’s plan has been to have Israel be a light to the nations after showing them mercy and have them be messengers of this mercy to the nations - which is fulfilled in Messiah Yeshua our High Priest of the New Covenant.
Aden lead the congregation through the prayers of repentance and liturgy which took the form of an acrostic of the Hebrew alphabet, a very moving and good time to introspect and "clean house" for the new season of ministry, service and joy that awaits us, in the Lamb's book of life - eternal life - Chag Sameag! (Happy Holy-day!)