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Pesach Seder






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(Left to Right) Eastern Gate,  Lions Gate, Dung Gate, Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate


Psalm 122
 1I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
 2Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.




YouTube Video: The Passover Seder Symbols Song

Beit Yeshua joined with family and friends at they hosted their 1tenth annual Pesach Seder on Friday, April 6, 2012.  Using a combination of low tables (to give a sense of Pesach during the time of Yeshua) and high/regular tables, seating for 200+ registered guest was provided in the Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  The 2012 Seder included 5 Pastors as well as other church, Jewish-Roots and Messianic leaders from the Piedmont area of North Carolina - with guests from Denmark, Australia, Mexico and Peru.

Thursday Night Set-Up

Low tables and Israel mural
A combination of low and regular seating
The 2012 Pesach set-up crew
(Left to Right) Iline, Allie, Doug, Andy, Jane, Mary, Carolee, Wane, Duke, Myrl, Paul, Susan,
Doug, Lynda, Chuck, Janice, Chayla, Jonathan, Andi and Carolyn (Curtis not pictured)

Friday Night Pesach Seder - 1st Evening of Pesach

Doug & Carolee worked at the door - showing registered guests where they would be seating
(Left to Right) Evonna, Michelle, Doug, Carolee and Anna
Thanks to Covenant Bible Church (Lincolnton, NC) for letting us use their Family Life Center
Fellowship with "like-minded" Believers is one of the nice things about celebrating Pesach
Chuck & Fran, Charley & Matt from Highway To Zion
(Left to Right) Chuck, Charley, Fran, Matt - Derek & Judy in the background
Thirteen folks from Beit Yeshua joined Cathy Hargett for an October 2011 trip to Israel.  One of the blessings from that trip was forging friendships with Joyce & Melissa (as well as Rita - not pictured) who were also on the trip.
Joyce, Curtis & Melissa
Joyce and Melissa look at Duke's great book of photos from the 2011 trip to Israel
We're always blessed to have Cathy Hargett and all our friends from Highway To Zion with us
Charles & Joyce
Judy and Cathy (Center) - Sharon, Robbie and Danielle 
(Left to Right) Danielle, Vivian, Sharon and Robbie
Carolyn chats with Sharon
Curtis with daughter Beth - Paul, Jan and Melissa
(Left to Right) David, Sam, Mike, David, Wane, Cynthia, Savanna, Ali and Beth
Beth's daughter Savanna - Curtis & Carolyn's granddaughter
(Left) Doug & Jeff; (Right) Christi & Duane
Beit Yeshua was so pleased to have Jonathan, Andi & Chayla join us for their first Pesach
Thanks, too, for all the help with set-up and clean-up at the end of the evening
Everyone settles as 7:00 pm approaches and the evening activities begin
Shofarot are sounded

The sounding of the Shofarot - CLICK HERE

Chuck welcomes everyone and introduced Pastors and ministry leaders
V-I-S-I-T-I-N-G   P-A-S-T-O-R-S

Beit Yeshua was blessed to have Pastors from 5 different churches with us for the 2012 Pesach Seder
as well as other ministry leaders

Pastor Bill Carrier and family from Christ Commissioned Church, Conover, NC
Pastor Ryan Kirby (with Cindy, Levi and Sarah) from True Word Church in Conover, NC
(Left) Doug, Iline & Allie
(Right) Pastor Robert Wise with Sandra & Lyndsey from Creekside Community Church
(Standing) David and Brack
(Sitting) Keith & Cynthia (from Iowa), James, Nancy & Pastor Bill Shupp from The River Church
Paul shares about area Messianic and Jewish-Roots groups
and the importance of getting involved
M-A-C-H-O-L   D-A-N-C-E-R-S
Myrl and the lady Machol Dancers from Beit Yeshua get ready for a Pesach performance
The ladies danced the Israeli Folk Dance "O Give Thanks" to the song "Be Unto Your Name"
sung by Robin Mark, with words & lyrics by Lynne Deshazo & Gary Sadler
Machol Lady Dancers: Myrl, Donna, Nancy, Christi, Gloria, Brittany, Celia, Janice, Bianca, Janice, Iline
P-R-A-I-S-E,   W-O-R-S-H-I-P   &   Congregational   D-A-N-C-E
Curtis leads men, women and children in 3 simple Israeli Folk Dances - including Zemer Atik...
... Od Lo Ahavti Dai ...


... and "Im Hu Pal Nu"

We were blessed to have so many men willing to get out and worship God through dance




Seder plate with lamb shankbone, parsley, egg, horseradish and kharoset


Curtis and Doug lead Beit Yeshua's Pesach Seder


To see part of the Pesach/Passover Seder - CLICK HERE - Part 1


Susan leads the ladies as festival candles are lit


Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha’olam,
Asher kidshanu bidevaro u’vishmo anachnu madlikim haneyrot shel yom tov.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe,
who has set up apart by His Word, and in whose Name we light the festival lights.



The first cup of wine/juice is drunk - The Cup of Sanctification


Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha’olam borey pri hagafen.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who created the fruit of the vine.



You wash your hands during Passover because you are a priest before Adonai
and the table before you is His altar. 


Parsley dipped into salt water reminds us that life in Egypt
for the children of Israel was a life of pain, suffering, and tears


To see part of the Pesach/Passover Seder - CLICK HERE - Part 1

A Child asks the 4 Questions

1. On all other nights we eat bread or matzah.  Why on this night do we eat only matzah?

2. On all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables.  Why on this night do we eat only bitter herbs?

3. On all other nights we do not dip our vegetables even once. Why on this night do we dip them twice?

4. On all other nights we eat our meals sitting or reclining.  Why on this night do we eat reclining?

Jude asked the 4 questions


Three matzot are wrapped together for Passover.  Those of us who know Messiah can also see in them the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


In the matzah we can see a picture of Messiah. It is stripped and pierced.


But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:5)


The middle piece of matzah is broken - just as Messiahwas afflicted and broken.  One half, called the Afikomen or dessert, is wrapped in a white cloth just as Messiah’s body was wrapped for burial. 


As the children cover their eyes, Carolyn hides the Afikomen


Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu, Melech ha’olam hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz. 

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe,
who brings forth bread from the earth.


The matzah is tasted by all - including Chuck and Paul


On Passover we eat maror, bitter herbs (parsley and horseradish).  We scoop maror/horseradish onto a piece of matzah and eat it - remembering the bitterness and sorrow that the children of Israel knew thousands of years ago.


Doug lifts up the Maror/horseradish


Ali, Savanna and Chuck react to the horseradish


The sweet kharoset added to the horseradish and matzah reminds us of the sweetness of God,
even during the difficult times

The 2nd Cup of Wine/Juice - the Cup of Plagues

A finger is dipped into the wine/juice and dripped onto a napkin as the plagues are recited:
Blood, Frogs, Lice, Beast, Cattle Disease, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness,
Death of the Firstborn


We paused for the Pesach/Passover meal and resumed the Seder after the meal

Jude receives a reward for finding the Afikomen

The 3rd Cup of Wine - the Cup of Redemption

Some of the children go to see if Elijah has shown up for this Pesach Seder

The 4th Cup of Wine - the Cup of Praise

As the evening ends, we say the traditional Jewish blessing, "Next Year in Jerusalem" -
a hope that we'll be able to observe Pesach in Jerusalem next year during this season


If you're interested in seeing Beit Yeshua's Pesach Haggadah, CLICK HERE