"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." (John 7:37-38, NIV)
What is Sukkot?
The Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot) is an Israeli festival that celebrates the protection and security God gives to His people. During the time of Moses, God led His people out of Israel and for 40 years provided them with all they needed even though they were traveling through the unforgiving desert. Such a situation would have not been possible without God giving them food, water, and aid.
To commemorate God, many Jews hold a week-long feast where they create temporary structures to remember their deliverance from Egypt by the hand of God. Sukkot is Israel’s “Thanksgiving” and a joyous celebration of completing the agricultural year. Since it is a harvest celebration, typical foods include a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The HTC Sukkot of 2022
So, what does this mean for us? Although we are Christians, this festival was given to God’s people to bring them closer to Him. This event is Biblical (Exodus 23:16, 34:22; Leviticus 23:34-43; Numbers 29:12-40; Deuteronomy 16:13-15; Ezra 3:4; and Nehemiah 8:13-18.) We want to be a part of celebrating something God has done, and also learn a little more about the Bible and God.
You can be a part of this unique happening by coming to service on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30pm. Rabbi Glick will be flying in from Israel and talking to us about Sukkot. On Thursday, October 13th we are gathering to put the information into action. Harvestime will be hosting a Sukkot meal right in our own Sukkah(max 200 people, no children’s ministry available but the family is welcome.)
Date & Time:
Thursday, October 13, 6pm