Beit Yeshua

2011 - Part 1
January - March




January 1, 2011
at Beit Shofarot

Rabbi Yossi's
Message on the
Jewish Wedding

at Beit Shofarot

Will & Reyna's
Wedding  Vow

at Beit Shofarot

Barry Segal of
Vision For Israel

at Beit Yeshau

Barry's Message
at Beit Yeshua

Barry Sings
at Beit Yeshua

Barry Segal
sings at
Beit Shofarot

2011 Israel Trip
Planning Meeting

with Highway to Zion
and Beit Yeshua

Beit Yeshua
Beit Tikvah

Erev Shabbat
Friday, Feb 11

Israeli Folk Dance
at Highway To

Zemer Levav
at Beit Shofarot

Beit Eder
(House of the Flock)

Indira Persad
ministers at
Beit Yeshua

Israeli Folk Dance
in March 2011
"Sheleg Al Iri"

Ted Pearce

at Beit Yeshua

and the
Shushan Hillbillies"

Highway to

in Charlotte





















































































































Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


Isaiah 40:1-5
“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God.  “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity has been removed, that she has received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.”  A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.   “Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; and let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley;  Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”


January 1, 2011 at Beit Shofarot

Carolyn & Curtis joined Beit Shofarot for Shabbat services on Saturday, January 1, 2011.  Beit Shofarot's assemblies are always special, but this one was extra special because Will & Reyna were renewing their wedding vows after 18 years of marriage.

The Torah is brought out of the Arc


Rabbi Yossi's excellent message was on the Jewish Wedding
 - with parallels to our own wedding relationship to Yeshua


Rabbi Yossi's Message on the Jewish Wedding

Part 1 - Click Here Part 2 - Click Here

Rabbi Yossi sings the Aaronic Benediction

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Will & Reyna's Wedding Vow Renewal


Will and Reyna's wedding vow renewal was after the morning Shabbat service.


Will waits for Reyna to join him


Reyna processes to the Chuppa & joins Will there; 1st cup of wine

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Reyna joins Will under the chuppa and the first cup of wine is blessed  ...


Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha Olam
Boreh Pri HaGafen

Blessed are You oh Lord our God King of the Universe
Who creates the fruit of the vine


... and drunk


The ketubah is signed by the two witnesses - Brian & Cecelia Rosen
as well as Rabbi Yossi, Will & Reyna


The Ketubah is read and signed

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Olivia walks with Reyna as she circles Will seven times


Reyna circles Will 7 times

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Rabbi Yossi shares the Wedding charge & rings are exchanged

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A second cup of wine is drunk


Will take Reyna under his talit as Rabbi Yossi reads the seven blessings


The 7 Blessings
1. Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has created all things for Your glory.
2. Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, Creator of Man.
3. Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has made man in His own image, after His likeness, and out of His very self, so all men forever shall be formed in the same likeness, Blessed are You, O L-rd, Creator of Man.
4. May Zion, so long without children or joy, now become glad and joyful with children living in the Land, Blessed are You, O L-rd, Who make Zion joyful through her children.
5. Let these loving friends rejoice deeply as You made joyful Your creation in the Garden of Eden in former times, Blessed are You, O L-rd, Who causes the Bridegroom and Bride to rejoice.
6. Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who created joy and gladness, Bridegroom and Bride, mirth and glee, peeasure and delight, love, brotherhood, peace and good fellowship.  May it soon, O L-rd our G-d, be heard in the cities of Judah and in the Streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy and gladness, the voice of the Bridegrooms from their canopies and the young men from their feasts of song, Blessed are You, Who makes the Bridegroom joyful with the Bride.
7. Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, Creator of the Fruit of the Vine.

Rabbi Yossi reads the 7 blessings

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Will breaks the glass.  Mazel Tov!


Will breaks the glass

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Barry Segal from Vision For Israel


Barry Segal of Vision For Israel & the Joseph Storehouse in Jerusalem was at Beit Yeshua on Friday, January 14, 2011, for an evening of praise, worship, dance, teaching and fellowship.


The meeting was in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church.

Covenant Bible Church
2168 Gastonia Hwy.
Lincolnton, NC  28092


Shortly after Barry arrived, he started tuning up the guitar and preparing for the evening.


We were pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Covenant's Senior Pastor, Mike Devine, to Barry.


Barry & Mike chat before the service begins



... and the evening begins

Susan lights Shabbat candles


Barry says blessings over the bread and wine




Videos of Barry doing the Blessings

Blessing 1 over the Wine - CLICK HERE
Blessing 2 over the Bread - CLICK HERE
Both blessings with additional prayers - CLICK HERE

There was a short time of praise, worship and dance as the evening continued


Singing "Mountains of the Lord" by Paul Wilbur and dancing "Od La Ahavti Dai"


Singing "Why Should I Be Afraid" by Paul Wilbur and dancing "Tsadik Katimar"


Singing "Blessed Is the Lord" by Paul Wilbur and dancing "In Hu Pal Nu"


Barry delivered the message for the evening


Barry Segal at Beit Yeshua



Barry's Message for the Evening at Beit Yeshua
Barry Segal - Part 1 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 2 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 3 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 4 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 5 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 6 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 7 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 8 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 9 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 10 - CLICK HERE



Barry sings a few songs and there was a little more praise & worship at the end of the evening


Timmy set up a merchandise table with great stuff from "Greetings From Jerusalem"



Faces from the evening with Barry


(Left) Carolyn, Nancy, Mike, Mel, Curtis, (Right) Doug & Audie


Helen, Judy, Linda and Audie


Leslie, Sheryl, Joel and Janice



(Left) Curtis, Myrl and Duke, (Right) Linda


(Left) David and Victoria, (Right) Nathan & Wayne



(Left) Doug, Bill & James, (Right) Cindy, Timmy & Eleana


Andy, Peter, Mary and Allie


Allie & Myrl, Linda & Janice, Mike with Audie, Chuck & Duke



Oneg at the end of the evening


Susan, Paul, Doug, Barry, Chuck and Gid


Israel 2011 Trip - Planning Meeting


Friends of Beit Yeshua and Highway to Zion met on Friday, January 21, 2011, 7PM, at Doug & Lynda's home as Cathy, of Highway to Zion, discussed the 2011 Israel Immersion & Sukkot Tour.  It's the understanding of everyone who attended the meeting that the October 2011 trip to Israel is not a "vacation", but instead is part of our prophetic destiny to go us to Jerusalem to bless the Lord.


As the evening begins, Susan says the blessings over the Shabbat Candles





Paul says the blessings over the bread and wine



Cathy joyously shares about the opportunities we'll have while in Israel

Videos of Cathy Sharing From the Evening
[Videos are dark because of room lighting, but what Cathy shares is awesome]

There is room for 20 of us to go on the trip


There are already 13 from Beit Yeshua who have commuted to the trip





Next Year in Jerusalem!  (5772)

Fall of 2011

Beit Yeshua visits Beit Tikvah

Beit Yeshua visited Beit Tikvah in Ft. Mill, SC, on Friday, February 4, 2011.  Beit Tikvah is a Jewish-Roots group led by Peter Wyns and Steve & Laurie Martin.

Peter opens the evening by welcoming everyone


Steve & Laurie light Shabbat candles and say the blessings over bread & wine


Praise & Worship for the evening was absolutely awesome!


Doug, Lynda, Myrl, Janice and Curtis joined in with some Israeli Folk Dance



Erev Shabbat, Friday, February 11, 2011

Beit Yeshua has numerous larger meetings as we celebrate the Biblical festivals, join with other Messianic & Jewish-Roots groups, and celebrated our annual Evening Honoring Israel, but we so gratefully appreciate our smaller home-group setting, too.  This year Beit Yeshua will celebrate our 10-year anniversary.
On Friday, February 11, 2011, we met for Erev Shabbat at Doug & Lynda's home in Lincolnton, NC.

Susan lights Shabbat candles; Paul says blessings over the bread & wine




Chuck updates us about current events in Israel
while Doug leads us in a time of intercession for Israel & the Jewish People




Doug leads the midrash - spirited discussion on the weekly Torah portion


Oneg - food and fellowship at the end of the evening



We're located in Lincolnton, NC - north of Charlotte.
Contact me at 828-241-2233 for more information.


Israeli Folk Dance at Highway to Zion

Curtis taught a two-session Israeli Folk Dance class with Highway to Zion on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, and Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the Cramer Mt. Country Club in Cramerton, NC.  The more we learn, the more opportunities we have for offering up praise & worship to the Lord.  We're excited about the doors the Lord is opening between Highway to Zion and Beit Yeshua.

Cramer Mountain Country Club

102 Hidden Pastures Drive, Cramerton, NC  28032


Learning the basis steps of Israeli Folk Dance



Cathy, Robbie, Patty, Joan & Jeff


Zemer Levav

Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, hosted the Messianic singing group Zemer Levav for the second time on Saturday, February 12, 2011.  It always a special blessing when we have an opportunity to fellowship with our friends there.

 Beit Yeshua had 18 in attendance


Brad, Will, Paul, Chuck & Doug sound shofarot as the evening begins


Rabbi Yossi welcomes everyone
and enjoys a moment with Brad & Megan's new baby boy


  Zemer Levav, otherwise known as the Mark & Shimnit and KerahHanes family,
sang and ministered for an hour and a half
This year their youngest daughter joined them, too








Thanks to our sister congregation, Beit Shofarot, for continuing to provide wonderful Messianic concerts.


Erev Shabbat with Beit Eder


Beit Yeshua will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary in August of this year.  We've grown tremendously as the years have passed but we're still pleased to have the monthly home group meetings.  Beit Yeshua  meets for Erev Shabbat (Friday night) twice a month.  Beit Eder was formed to add an additional meeting during the coarse of the month.  The group meets at Wane & Carolee's home is is similar to that of Beit Yeshua. 


A little pre-meeting fellowship as everyone arrives



Carolee lights candles to welcome Shabbat


Wane says the blessings over the bread and wine


The hear Wane say the blessing over the wine


The bread & wine is shared with all


A time of prayer - including prayer for Israel & the Jewish people

(Below) Peter, Sam, Jane, Mary, Andy


A time of praise, worship & dance



Andy led the group in a wonderful midrash from the weekly Torah portion




Oneg - a time of food & fellowship at the end of the evening



Indira Ministers at Beit Yeshua

Beit Yeshua is a Charismatic Jewish-Roots group - believing in all the Gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).  Indira Persad was invited to minister at Beit Yeshua during Erev Shabbat on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Chuck & Janice's home in Lincolnton, NC.  We've know Indira for years - meeting her years ago when she worked with Vision For Israel in Charlotte.  As the years passed, a deep friendship was formed.  Indira is gifted and ministered in the areas of healing and the prophetic.

Folks fellowship as we wait to begin



Janice lights Shabbat candles and Paul says the blessings over the bread & wine


Chuck & Doug lead the group in an extended time of prayer
for Israel and the Jewish people



Indira gave her testimony about accepting Yeshua as her Messiah
then started ministering in the area of healing and the prophetic.
(Below) Indira & Edgar Persad




It was encouraging as Indira moved around the room and ministered to all in attendance -
some with prayer - some with annointing other - all in the prophetic.


Indira gave a prophetic word over Beit Yeshua that went as follows:

"You guys teamed up with Beit Shofarot and Highway to Zion and all these things, but that's just one little egg in the whole basket, so to speak.  God is giving you guys a garden to cultivate.  He's given you jewels that are still in the pit of your belly awaiting to come up.  People are crying out and praying and God has shown them you guys in visions and dreams.  They've seen your faces - they jus don't know where you are.  The day will come when they will say 'I know you from somewhere.  I saw you somewhere' and they'll remember it was in a dream.  It's yours.

Indira with Lynda, Janice, Doug, Chuck & Carolyn at the 2009 Vision For Israel Conference


At the 2010 Evening Honoring Israel
Indira shares an encouraging prophetic word with the leadership of Beit Yeshua


Prophetic Word Given by Indira to Beit Yeshua
at the End of the Evening Honoring Israel on 30 Apr 2010

She saw oil poured over Beit Yeshua leadership's head and feet.
There were flames of fire around their feet.  Don't despair.

She saw auditoriums and stadiums, state to state and country to country.
Connections to the body of Christ and Jewish Roots.

She saw a belt buckle with four corners - which are connectors.
Electricity going through the connections like lightning.  This is the Lord's voice.

Beit Yeshua connecting people to people.
Get our paperwork in order because it will happen quickly.
The body is hungry and we will have what she needs.
Give the word to everyone.

Curtis get ready to duplicate yourself and oversee.


Israeli Folk Dance Class


The Covenant-based Israeli Folk Dance class continued to grow in 2011.  It's wonderful when people come together to learn Israeli Folk Dance in order to increase the depth of their worship before the Lord.


In March, J, Natalia & Stacy joined us for the first time




We continued to work on a great Israeli Folk Dance performance piece, "Ashreinu", for our Evening Honoring Israel that is coming up on May 6th.


Curtis directs the group through the various transitions of the dance





Ted Pearce Concert at Beit Shofarot

Beit Yeshua joined with Beit Shofarot on Saturday, March 5, 2011, as they welcomed Messianic singer Ted Pearce.
Ted is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has been a worship leader since coming to faith while driving south on a stormy Dallas night in January 1990.  He has a testimony of salvation by grace through faith with a sound that borrows heavily from artists like Joel Chernoff & Lamb, Paul Wilbur & Israel's Hope, Kol Simcha, Marty Goetz, Karen Davis, Jonathan Settel, Barry & Batya Segal, Liberated Wailing Wall and others who began creating a unique song of Jewish praise to Yeshua in America during the 1970s.
Rabbi Yossi introduces Ted




Ted shares his testimony about coming to Yeshua as Messiah ...


... and sang many of the songs he's written and recorded over the years


"Hallelu Et Adonai", "Zealous Over Zion" and "Awake O Zion"
were among the almost 20 songs he sang



Add some Israeli Folk Dance to the praise & worship and everything was AWESOME








PURIM at Beit Yeshua

Beit Yeshua and Beit Shofarot came together on Friday, March 11, 2011, 7pm, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC,  to celebrate the Biblical Feast of PURIM.  With about 115 in attendance, the evening was filled with praise, worship, Israeli Folk Dance, prayer for Israel and a BEVERLY HILLBILLIES parody Purim play entitled "The Shushan Hillbillies".


Susan lights Shabbat candles & Paul says the blessing over the bread and wine


Curtis welcomes everyone and Will shares about upcoming events at Beit Shofarot


Cathy shares about upcoming events at Highway to Zion
Rabbi Yossi tells everyone a little bit about the festival of Purim



A time of Praise, Worship and Israeli Folk Dance




Doug and Iline led everyone in a time of prayer for Israel and the Jewish people



Esther-May & The Shushan Hillbillies

This year's Purim sphiel/play, "Esther-May & the Shushan Hillbillies" was a hit with everyone


Esther-May makes her entrance - complete with her slingshot and a friendly "critter" (racoon)



The Mordechai Family
Granny, Jed, Jethro and Esther-May


To see all the photos from the play


Photos of the crowd from the evening




Oneg at the end of the evening


A BIG THANK YOU to those of you who help with set-up on Thursday evening!


Highway to Zion


Highway to Zion had their first Assembly of 2011 on Friday March 18, 2011
at Christian Life Center in Charlotte, NC. 


The evening begins as Doug, Patty, Chuck, Gid & Paul sound the shofarot


Cathy, Highway to Zion director, welcomes everyone ...


... and introduces Pamela & David of InShiloh International, Suffolk, VA


Steve & Laurie of Love For His People led praise and worship
Curtis & Beit Yeshua led Israeli Folk Dance


Cathy, Patty & Robbie (from the February 2011 Israeli Folk Dance class at HTZ )
joined Curtis, Janice, Doug & Lynda for the Israeli Folk Dance "Zemer Atik" ...




... and "Od Lo Ahavti Dai"




The guest speaker for the evening was the leader/director of a humanitarian-aid organization
in Jerusalem that caters to needy children.


Doug, Cathy & Patty "lay hands" on the guest speaker as Doug prays for his ministry in Jerusalem


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