If this is your first time to Yeshuat Tsion - we want you to please feel very welcome.  We worship Yeshua (Jesus) in  Hebraic setting, with many Jewish elements for our worship.  Please feel free to ask questions!  We love to share our understanding of the 1st Centry believers (Jew and Gentile) to inquisitive minds.  Our Shabbat (Sabbath) service follows this pattern:

  • Opening Prayer
  • Praise and Worship - The praise and worship team leads the congregation in corporate worship, including song and dance.
  • Yeshua's Supper - All who have received Yeshua as Messiah, Savior and L-rd are invited to partake of the matzah (unleavened bread) and wine.  Celebrated on the first Shabbat of every month.
  • Torah Service ~  Click here to view this week's Torah Readings
  • Opening the Ark - The cabinet housing the Torah scroll is opened and the scroll removed.
  • Parashiyot - Torah Portion Commentary.
  • "Sh'ma Yisrael" - "Hear O Israel".  Tanach Deut. 6:4-9.  Holding the Torah scroll, the leader faces the congregation and together all recite Israel's affirmation of abiding faith in the One G-d.
  • Torah Reading - The Torah reader chants in Hebrew a prescribed portion, Parashah, (see Parashah website page) from the Torah scroll.  Week by week, over the course of a year, the entire Torah -- Genesis through Deuteronomy -- is read.
  • Closing the Ark - As the Torah scroll is returned to the ark the congregation sings "Aytz Chayim He - It Is A Tree of Life" honoring G-d's Torah - G-d's Instructions - in our lives.
  • Aytz Chayim - The Ark is closed.
  • Ministry Updates - Reports on the ministries we support and current events.
  • Prayer for Jerusalem - As we are Watchmen on the Wall for Israel (Isaiah 62), we pray for Israel weekly.
  • Announcements - About meetings, events, and such.
  • Blessing Over the Children and Youth before Shabbat School ~ The children are called forward and given a blessing under the Tallit (prayer shawl) in prayer; they are then excused to attend Shabbat school.
  • Scripture Reading - The passage upon which the message is based is read before the congregation.
  • Message - The Rabbi addresses the congregation.  Some of these audio sermons are available through the website Media page.
  • Standing Prayer ~ At the conclusion of the sermon, the congregation stands for a time of worship and silent devotion.  Elders are accessible during this time for those desiring to commit to Yeshua and/or to pray for personal needs.
  • Kiddush (Santification) ~ Kiddush means Sanctification.  It commemorates G-d's work of creation.  We are then led in the blessing over the wine and the braided Shabbat bread (challah).  We honor G-d in the seventh day by setting it apart.

Blessing over the wine

Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam
Borei Pree Ha-Gafen.
Blessed are You, O L-rd, our G-d, King of the Universe,
Creator of the Fruit of the Vine.

Blessing over the bread

Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech Ha-Olam 
Ha-Motsee Lechem Min Ha-Aretz.
Blessed are You, O L-rd, our G-d, King of the Universe,
Who Brings Forth Bread from the Earth.

Aaronic Benediction ~ Numbers 6:24-26

One of our rabbis or elders pronounces The Blessing over the congregation -- the blessing G-d told Moses that Aaron and his sons, the priestly family, were to put on the people of Israel.

Y'vareh-checha Adonai V'yish-merecha
Ya-er Adonai Panav Elecha, Vee-chunecha
Yisah Adonai Panav Elecha, V'yasem L'cha Shalom
B'Shem Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, Sar Ha-Shalom
May the L-rd bless you and keep you.
May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May He turn His face toward you and give you peace,
In the Name of Yeshua, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace.

With this blessing the service is concluded.