Feast of Trumpets ( Yom Teruah, or ‘Rosh HaShanah’ as it is called on the Jewish calendar ) will be Sept. 18 and begins the evening before. More accurately – Yom Teruah or the Day of the Blast – marks many things, not the least of which is the beginning of the season of the fall feasts of the LORD and also marks the beginning of the season of the return of Messiah. We will call an assembly on the evening of the 17th for the celebration of this holiday. ( Lev 23:23-25, Num 29:1-6)
September 26th ( also beginning the evening before ) is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. The Scriptures imply a fast on this day ( the 10th day of the 7th month . . .Lev 23:26-32; Num 29:7-11 ) and will run from sundown on the 25th through sundown on the 26th. We will, as has become our custom, break the fast together as a congregational family on the evening of the 26th for those that would like to attend. . . . . more info later . . .
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thess 4:13-18
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 1 Cor. 15:51-52
Isaiah 57:14 – 58:14
Matthew 24:25 – 35