PRAISE & WORSHIP MINISTRIES
"Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing; praise Him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals." ~ Psalm 150:3-5
The Roeh Israel Music Ministry, lead by Craig Pearce, has been blessed to have some of the most dedicated and God honoring servants of Roeh Israel. Craig Pearce has led the team (consisting of 4-7 members) for many years. We have the pleasure of enjoying the "melodies of heaven" as interpreted through the violin of our Senior Pastor Burt Yellin, along with the soothing intonations of Elaine Stewart's flute. This team has truly been blessed. Clearly, this is a ministry of giving of oneself for the building up of the body of Messiah. Although, throughout the years the Lord blessed the worship team with some very talented musicians, the primary focus of this team is ministry. Please join us each Shabbat as we lift our voices together to praise and worship our Lord. If you have questions for Craig, please click on the link below to submit your message, and be sure to select "Music Ministry" in the drop down.
As dancers, our vision is to enter into God's presence and worship Him through dance. We work together with the worship team to lead the congregation into worship during our Shabbat and Holy Day services. We dance as a scriptural way to worship God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength. Our dance is choreographed in a group format, so as not to draw attention to the individual. It is purely a form of worship, seeking only to glorify God.
The dance circle in the front of the sanctuary is reserved for people who are a part of the dance ministry and are mature worshipers of God. We also have a circle in the back of the sanctuary where anyone is welcome to dance, no past dance experience needed. We are available for outreach at churches, schools, nursing homes, weddings, and other special events as well. We offer beginners dance classes for any who are interested to become a part of dance ministry. The dance ministry produces a Chanukah program each year as well. This is an opportunity for people with various talents such as acting, set design, directing, production, sound and lighting to get involved. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome, no prior dance experience necessary.
The dance minister is Gail Bruce, and she may be contacted through the Roeh Israel office for information on classes or special events. Our steering committee works together to determine the direction of the ministry and to make any decisions concerning the dance ministry. If you have questions for Gail, please click on the link below to submit your message, and be sure to select "Dance Ministry" in the drop down.
"Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine and harp." ~ Psalm 149:3
The Shofar Ministry is made up of trained shofar blowers who have been approved by the shofar minister, and who have been anointed to serve in this ministry. Churches in the Denver area often call upon the Shofar Ministry of Roeh Israel to provide shofar blowers for special events. Roeh Israel shofar blowers have participated in Promise Keepers conferences as well. On occasion, the Dance Ministry or other ministries will partner with the Shofar Ministry in an outreach event to other congregations, or to the community at large.
To become a shofar blower, first contact Burke Benton and then training will be scheduled. Anyone can request to be trained to be a shofar blower. Women are not excluded from this ministry. The class is extensive. it is a study of the shofar throughout scripture, combined with practice and training regarding making the proper calls. Once anointed, that shofar blower may blow the shofar as a representative of the Shofar Ministry.
Note: The Shofar is not a musical instrument. It has many legitimate uses, among which are the call to worship of God's people, the announcement of Holy Days, and announcing the end of fasting for Yom Kippur. If you have questions for Burke, please click on the link below to submit your message, and be sure to select "Shofar Ministry" in the drop down.