SHAVUOT

Sunset of May 16th through nightfall of May 17th, 2021

SHAVUOT

Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Leviticus 23:15-21
 
The significance of this holy day, like most other Biblical festivals, can be largely understood by its name. In this passage, the holy day is called Yom HaBikkurim (First Fruits), because it is a day of bringing first fruits as an offering to G-D.
 
This holy day is better known by two other names. Jewish people know it as Shavuot (Weeks) because it occurs seven weeks after a specific event (Deuteronomy 16:10). Greek-speaking Jews and many non-Jewish Christians called this day "Pentecost" (fiftieth) because it occurs fifty days after the given day (Leviticus 23:16). Shavuot is designated as a time of thanksgiving for the early harvest. G-D's faithfulness in providing the early wheat harvest increases hopefulness for an abundant fall harvest (Sukkot). Giving thanks for present provision leads to faith for future addition. What a wonderful G-D we serve! He provides all our needs through His riches in glory in Messiah (Philippians 4:19)!
 
Dates:
Sunset of May 16th through nightfall of May 17th, 2021
 
No Work Days:
Sunset of May 16th through nightfall of May 17th, 2021
 
Services:
Erev Shavuot Service
May 16th, 2021 at 7 pm